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22 Jun 2019 14:56:09
who??  :laugh:
22 Jun 2019 11:48:18
guess whos back
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18 Jun 2019 10:41:40
Luckily wasn't that far out and managed to bring it back LOS  :sweating: So now need to coat the reset of my kit. :laugh:
18 Jun 2019 10:40:51
Stuff it, yesterday I was going to fly rain or no rain, guess what it was raining, still went out. Quad is all conformal coated so I thought lets give it ago. Quad was fine VRX strapped to the top of me goggles wasn't Didn't think to coat that.
Bad Raven:
12 Jun 2019 19:43:40
You didn't break rules, its just difficult to follow lengthy posts here, better in a proper thread.
12 Jun 2019 18:43:54
Thanks Ched ... BR . sorry if I broke rules
12 Jun 2019 18:41:18
Cheers BR
Bad Raven:
12 Jun 2019 18:39:58
Shout box not ideal for discussions!  BMFA affiliated clubs do not HAVE to force achievement tests no more than they HAVE to allow any specific type of model. There are plane only, there are Heli only, etc.
12 Jun 2019 18:30:21
Seems to be a pv club in IP6 here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1483581111957310/
12 Jun 2019 17:38:49
I'm with u on that one ched .  I'm in no hurry to purchase one yet , I like to do a little research as to what is out there . Insurance is a must anyways . I shoot pcps so always covered
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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: