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04 Jul 2020 13:16:48
VIDEO or it didn't happen!! :) Nice going though, keep it up!
Bad Raven:
02 Jul 2020 19:46:48
whoelseisbored (LiamHowe89):
02 Jul 2020 17:45:19
Sounds basic but I'm happy with it  :laugh:
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02 Jul 2020 17:45:05
Managed a split s :D
28 Jun 2020 12:29:49
BF GPS Rescue mode configured - what could possibly go wrong?   :o
27 Jun 2020 21:07:37
and can't make it back to where you take off from   :laugh:
27 Jun 2020 21:07:04
it's too windy if you fly downwind
Bad Raven:
27 Jun 2020 20:51:32
I have done Dynamic Soaring in over 55mph, and quad flying in over 25mph with the right equipment.
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26 Jun 2020 16:44:24
How windy is too windy? :hmm:
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25 Jun 2020 22:58:29
YASSSS!! Flew a full 2 packs and no motors going nuts on me!  :D
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Power Distribution Board

Started by Mslater, Friday,June 22, 2012, 01:51:26

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One of the problems I've still yet to solve properly is that of power distribution on the OCTO.   On the last build I just soldered and shrink wrapped but I need to find a more elegant solution. It will need to handle 8 motors at a MAX of 20A each.
Duvet - The quickest way to say Duck Down !


Cant the little distro boards from china handle the current ? I know they have eight pads on them but I have never gone over 6 motors so never had to use all eight, the flyduino distro board looks quite a bit more beefy than most


Duvet - The quickest way to say Duck Down !



This is what I do in higher current apps....

That's single core 30A mains cable (take up to 7500w!) soldered around the positives. These boards can actually take quite a lot of current, but no point in taking chances!


Wow thats gonna handle some current you must be lord of the solderings  :D ~~


those distribution boards are well worth the couple o quid.  saves a helluva lot of soldering and heatshrinking.  easy to tap off from for video tx power too.


FYI, in case anyone is interested, I have these boards in the shop now!



I have a lot of people using these Hexa and OctoCopter Power Distribution Boards They will do 50 Amps from the box and a layer of solder can be added to the tracks to take this value up, I have customers running over 200 Amps through these boards on OctoCopters without issues!




This is how I did it on my quad,

I like this because the power goes both ways round the loop, its like the M25. Also keeps the spiders web mess out of the centre of the frame, which is usually where your electronic flight controller would go.



Looks good but with it being a complete ring could it become magnetic  :confused: