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Offline BuddingContraptionistTopic starter

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flying
« on: October 19, 2008, 07:20:43 PM »
I'm sure lots of people with no clue come through here and ask how to make a flying robot.  I am another one of these people.
Realistically speaking, I don't seriously expect to make a quadcopter or any of that.  I just want to learn about motors, and I'm not interested in using them for wheeled robots.
If I bought something like this, I'd need a controller, right?  Could I use the SPEEDY-BL?  Where on earth (or preferably, the internet) can I buy a kit for that?  And then I guess I need a power source for the controller/motor, and one for my microcontroller, and I interface the two with PWM or some such communication mechanic?

Offline Razor Concepts

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Re: flying
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2008, 07:31:22 PM »
You can buy prebuilt brushless speed controllers for RC use.

Here is an example of brushless ESCs. Note that each has a maximum amp limit.
http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/Escs.aspx

Offline izaktj

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Re: flying
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2008, 02:41:19 AM »
Check RCgroups.com
They've got tons and tons of info about that stuff ;)

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Re: flying
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2008, 06:16:16 AM »
while RCgroups.com is a huge wealth of information it can be a little hard to find the info you are looking for.

this guy: http://www.giantcod.co.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=15 has some food beginners tutorials in his forum and may be easier to get started with.

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Re: flying
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2008, 01:57:23 PM »
while RCgroups.com is a huge wealth of information it can be a little hard to find the info you are looking for.

this guy: http://www.giantcod.co.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=15 has some food beginners tutorials in his forum and may be easier to get started with.

dunk.

yay food! :D (lol j/k)

 


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