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The Megakopter - Behind the scenes of a record breaking drone

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Flying into the record booksAfter finally getting the license from the Norwegian Aviation Council, we got a deal with the Cutting Egde festival in Oslo to showcase the drone and try to break the record. Guinnes told us to lift at least 60 kilos to set the record. It sounded like an easy match, as the megacopter had easily lifted 70 kilos on tests. However, we learned the hard way that the location did indeed matter. For safety reasons and Murphy´s law worst case scenario, we decided to fly iside a pit, some 4 meters below the floor where the audience was...

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Heldags droneworkshop

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På Makeadrones byggeworkshop kan du bygge og fly en drone fra bunnen! "Makeadrone har gjort flere workshops for Trondheim Makers i Trondheimsområdet. Både vi som bestiller og deltakerne er svært godt fornøyde med innholdet og utfallet av workshopene. Og vi kan trygt anbefale det til andre" Frode Halvorsen, daglig leder i Trondheim Makers 500 grams quadkoptere bygges fra bunnen av. Kursene tar 4-6 timer og passer opp til 20 barn og voksne som er interessert i teknologi. På kurset lærer du blant annet om: Radiostyring og flyretninger Motorer, regulatorer og propeller Batterier, strømfordeling og lading Styrekort, gyro og stabilisering Flytrening og...

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Makeadrone i Aftenposten Junior

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Dronebyggesettet Turtle og workshop hører tett sammen. Byggesettet er nemlig utviklet og testet i utallige byggeworkshop rundt om i landet det siste året. Tilbakemeldingene fra deltakerne har spilt en stor rolle i oppdatering av design og ikke minst byggemanualen. Her skriver Aftenposten Junior om byggekurset som Makeadrone holdt på Teknisk Museum, november 2015. Klikk på bildet for å forstørre.

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Mounting the camera mount on the Turtle frame

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The camera mount is a flexible way to mount most mini/action cameras and takes away vibrations. It´s made using 2 pieces of 4,8mm ziptie, a piece of rapstrap, and the camera plate. Start by inserting the zipties from underneath, starting with the hole closest to the center of the frame, notice the direction of the ziptie head: Then pull trough the camera base plate, about 4 cm above the base plate: Let the zipties go trough a loop from the base plate and upwards: Pull back into the middle holes and thighten: Then finally lock into the ziptie heads... And...

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How to use the BLHeli compatible USB Linker

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Download and run the latest BLHeli Suite from this link Connect your normal battery to the ESC Connect the ESC to the USB linker as on the picture (notice the - + and s) Connect a standard mini usb cable to the linker and plug into pc (drivers might install automatically the first time) Select option C for the bootloader: Load values from ESC: If everything ok you should get confirmation: "ESC #1 setup read successfully". In this case, the Makeadrone 12A ESC is programmed as a Turnigy Plush 12A.  Now edit your settings and choose "Write setup"   Look for...

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