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Powering multicopter with multiple dedicated batteries

I am in the starting phase of building a fairly large octo-copter drone. I am currently thinking about the possibility of powering my octo-copter design using 4 separate batteries where each battery ...
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Compatibility of my quadcopter build

I am building my first quadcopter and have multiple questions. I am using a Crius MWC Multiwii SE 2.6 flight controller which will get input from a Raspberry Pi Zero. I have this 4in1 ESC and this ...
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battery question for DW558 Explorer (small quadrocopter)

I recently bought a DW558 Quadrocopter (http://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopters/pp_110531.html). After few minutes, the battery is dead. Which is understandable since the battery is so tiny. It is a 3....
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What rating Li-Po battery should I get for this configuration?

I will have this configuration: A2212 Brushless Motor 1000KV - 4 each ECS - 30A Electronic Speed Control (ESC) - 4 each Propeller - 1045 Propeller CW & CCW Pair 10 inch * 4.5 pitch Arduino Mega ...
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How do I create a portable solar panel lipo charger? [duplicate]

We're working on a quadcopter that will carry a solar panel on top that will continually charging the lipo battery of the quad. What's the smallest and easiest way to recreate a charger that will ...
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How do I if know my quad is powerful enough to take off vertically smoothly and how do I calculate max Thrust(g) for given current(A) and voltage(V)?

If I build my quadcopter with the following components, will it take off vertically smoothly? Frame: F450 glass fiber and polyamide nylon [280g] Landing Gear: High Landing Gear for F450 [90g] ...
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What charger to use with my ZIPPY Compact 6200mAh 4s 40c Lipo MultiRotor Battery [closed]

Hello I am trying to build a Quadcopter for a school project and I need to finish quick before our mission trip because I was asked to finish it before then so that I could take it. But I am having a ...
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How do I dispense a greasy fluid?

I'm a agricultural engineering student and complete newbie trying to build a simple mechanism attached to a drone that dispenses a grease-type fluid. However, since I'm not familiar with the field, I'...
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Estimation of Battery Life Time From PWM Signals in a Quadrotor

Is there any way of estimation the battery life from pwm outputs which goes to motors in microcontroller level. I'm planning to estimate path range with this. Microcontroller, sensor and other ...
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Powering a multirotor with dedicated batteries for each motor

I'm currently thinking of extending the battery life of my quad by powering each motor and ESC individually. I will be using 1 dedicated battery for each motor, and 1 dedicated battery for the flight ...
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Will a 20amp ESC run a Turnigy 2213-980?

I'm a noobie just starting out and trying to come up what I need to build my first quadrocopter, I just wanted to run something by people with some experience before I commit to buying anything. ...
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Quadcopter liPo battery weight/capacity trade off

I'm trying to find where additional battery capacity becomes worthless in relation to the added weight in terms of a quadcopter. Currently with a 5500 mAh battery, 11.1V, I can get between 12 minutes ...