Building a HAM-DRONE

HAM-DRONE v 0.1x

Mission:  Listen, Transmit and Inspect

Target: Sky, alt. max 150m

Estimate time of finished project :  03/2013

IDEA: To be used for inspecting antennas, longwire tests, analyzers.

Codename: He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and You-Know-Who

Parts: (mainly thanks to HobbyKing!)

Flight Controller: Crius All In One Pro V1.0 ebay

Servos: 4* pcs  NTM 2826 1200kv http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=17345&aff=913086

Servo fitting kits: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=16719&aff=913086

Propellers: 8x4R http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=11331&aff=913086

Frame: x666 http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=24227&aff=913086

Transmitter: Spektrum DX7 used

Receiver: AR7000 used

Turnigy Accucel-6 Charger:  http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=7028&aff=913086

Battery: 2x 5000mah turnigy 4S http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=9277&aff=913086

ESC: Turnigy plush 30A: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=9277&aff=913086

ESC: turnigy programming card: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=2169&aff=913086

GPS: Crius CN-06  ebay

12 in 1usb simulator dongle ebay

gopro craddle: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=27153&aff=913086

servos for craddle: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=9392&aff=913086

xt60 connectors: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=9572&aff=913086

xt60 harness: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=10265&aff=913086

polymax connectors: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=68&aff=913086

5V UBEC: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=16663&aff=913086

Software:

MegaPirateNG

Arduino

Mission Planner

Simulator software ie. Phoenix

Notes:

D2-D13 = motor connections

AR7K need to be on 90degree angle

Links:

MegapirateNG+Crius programming: http://www.multi-rotor.co.uk/index.php?topic=380.0

DX7 spesific: http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/setting-up-6-different-flight-modes-on-a-spektrum-dx7-using-just

Pictures:

Flight control parts and the x666 frame.

Unpacked

More part pictures.

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Installing the “bed” for the Crius All In One flight Controller

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FC installed.   

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Prepping up the frame and LG (landing gear)         

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Side of the LG’s   

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LG  

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LG installed.          

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Frame built, thought missing few aluminium spacers, so res of the LG’s will be connected later.        

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Crius All In One       

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He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and You-Know-Who is Alive!      

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Starting up Mission Planner after succesfull flash of the MegaPirateNG.

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OK ready to go.. wait! wheres the motors          

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 DX7 controller arrived and some extra items hooray!

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 Landing Gear finished with some homebrew components :–) (bolts and plastic tubes)          

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Crius ALL-IN-ONE V1.0 in all its might!

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Wiring the Crius CN-06 V2.0 GPS module:

GPS-module has 4pin (black/gnd, green/rx/, yellow/tx, red/vcc)

USE i2c port to get power (pin3/5V, pin4/gnd)

USE Serial Port to get TX/RX for GPS (pin3/tx2 –> wire green/RX, pin4/rx2 –> wire yellow/TX from gps-module)

Here is some pictures with the gps-module +installation:

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GPS is on, but no fix yet! Will test it outside tomorrow

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UPDATE: And we have the FIX! 🙂

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Jewellery Box case mod for GPS

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Madlab Industries protective casing is way over COOL aspect!

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battery installed + voltage buzzers ! 🙂

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Got today the PWR wired up and messed up with the receiver! 🙂 It starts to look like insect!

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To be continued.. 73 de OH2FXD/QUAD

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