X550 Quadcopter build – Part 4 (final) 3

X550 Quadcopter build - Part 4 (final)
Fixing the ESCs Time to get the ESCs fixed to the frame and install the flight controller and propellers. The ESCs are just held onto the frame with a little bit of double sided tape and some wire straps. Simple but effective. Nice and tidy! But later we have to touch the connections of two ...

X550 Quadcopter build – Part 3 / SimonK ESC flashing

X550 Quadcopter build - Part 3 / SimonK ESC flashing
Faulty Parts We are now at the final part with the ESCs. After that they are ready to be mounted on the arms, with some double sided tape and wire straps. Before I do any changes to the ESC I check all of them. So I connect one by one to the powert distribution port, ...

X550 Quadcopter build – Part 2

X550 Quadcopter build – Part 2
So its time for the next part of the Quadcopter project. After being done with the rather mechnical stuff, its time to give the ESCs some attention. We got 4 of them, each motor will have its own and they will be mounted on each of the arms. The ESCs will source the power from ...

X550 Quadcopter build – Part 1 8

X550 Quadcopter build - Part 1
First time in my blog I am writing about a RC project. I am building my third quadcopter and thought its a good idea to document that here. It might help others who are new to multicopters, especially because I am doing a step-by-step guide with many many pictures. So lets get our hand dirty ...

Glimpse into the world of Cycle Exact programming

The retro fever caught me again. I am these days quite busy with my RC models like helicopters and multicopters, but I felt it was time again to explore some topics around the Commodore 64 hardware. I stumbled upon the website of Michael Steil. He was the author of the 15 Second Disk Copy program ...

Blog re-vamped!

I left my blog for almost a year unattended. The blogging software “pppblog” was already quite old. Same for the forum… That resulted in an incredible amount of spam. The Forum counted 55.000 spam posting about handbags, viagra, gambling and what not. Even worse in the Blog, I found more than 62.000 spam comments. Too ...