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Drone technology parts


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Paul Musille Jan. 31, 2018, 1:33 p.m. PST
@mamusa
A submission must present a single, unambiguous baseline design. Alternatives for historical decisions-making context and flexibility for risk mitigation are okay, but the singular baseline design must be clear for your submission.
Every submission does need to have it's own submission fee.

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mamusa Jan. 29, 2018, 2:03 a.m. PST
Thank you Paul. Then, in phase I, which deals with a written idea or report, if for example a system can use indistinctly, propellers, fans, electric turbines, gas turbines, etc., or wings in different locations, each of them needs a submission ( and therefore the payment of $ 500 for each of them).
I'm sorry because this is not the appropriate place for these questions.

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Paul Musille Jan. 28, 2018, 5:38 a.m. PST
@mamusa
Yes, more than one design may be submitted, but each will need its own entry fee. The entry fee is paid when submitting your entry.

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mamusa Jan. 27, 2018, 3:23 p.m. PST
Can you submit more than one device. And when $ 250 or $ 500 is paid?

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Birdman Jan. 20, 2018, 7:25 a.m. PST
@Ken Burner
I have had APU for 25 years, not sure if it works anymore but i need to try it.
Some one told me 80 HP, weighs about 150 pounds, sounds like a good match for a VTOL but maybe too big for this. All my info is a gloried guess because i dont remember so good any more, joking
i think there might be a few out there though for sale,
Jeff

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Ken Burner Jan. 19, 2018, 6:17 p.m. PST
@Birdman
Hi Birdman, what kind of APU do you have? Do you know how many kilowatts or horsepower it has?

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Birdman Jan. 18, 2018, 5:39 p.m. PST
I think a webinar on electric flight, heavy lift drones, and remote controls
would be helpful, A resource for speakers might be the "Flight Test" group on You Tube.
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Birdman Oct. 6, 2017, 6:12 a.m. PDT
thanks Dennis,
I feel smarter already, joking
will do like you said,
Jeff

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Dennis K Oct. 6, 2017, 6:02 a.m. PDT
@Birdman
Just get some cheap stuff from HobbyKing to build your first one. Not much difference when you scale up other than cost of the parts, and you'll probably crash a lot at first. Most motors will list recommended props.

The basic parts you need for a quad are 4 outrunner motors, 4 electronic speed controllers (ESC), 4 propellers, flight control board (Naze32 is one of the most popular), battery and the matching connector for it, radio transmitter and receiver, and of course a frame and nuts/bolts to assemble it.

You also need a low voltage supply for the electronics (called a BEC in RC terminology, and voltage regulator everywhere else) but it's usually built in to the speed controllers so you don't have to worry about it.

The frame is the only part you can really make at home. Wood is easy to work with but not super tough. Carbon fiber is tough, but not easy to work with. Some of the tougher 3D printing materials can be used as well.

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Birdman Oct. 6, 2017, 5:18 a.m. PDT
I have built a lot of stuff, but i havent built a drone yet, Can some one suggest where to buy the parts, what size motors, propellers, controllers,
I know how to wire, with instructions, Joking. All of it has to be big enough to carry a lot of weight.