After flying the Reptile 550 and the DJI Flamewheel 450 frames I decided to move on with the Tarot 650 frame which will give me the opportunity to try bigger motors and propellers for maximizing the flight duration. This is what I am expecting:
Cameras: Mobius for video and Canon S100 for photos
24/3/2015 Tarot 15×5.5 folding propellers are here
3/4/2015 Sunnysky X4108S 480kV motors have arrived
Sunnysky Motor X4108S 480kV package included
Sunnysky Motor X4108S 480kV
Sunnysky Motor X4108S 480kV Top
Sunnysky Motor X4108S 480kV back
Sunnysky Motor X4108S 480kV with the cap
20/10/2015Assembling the Tarot 650 frame and mounting the motors and props
The assembly of the Tarot 650 was pretty easy. I had watched some youtube video guides and had not problem at all. After assembling the main frame I started mounting the motors. Only 3 holes were aligned between motor and mount but that’s enough I guess
This is how I made a 80×120 cm dollhouse for my 2 girls by using basic tools and paint colors from their rooms I already had . I used cheap softwood (pine) and glue + nails for the joints. I had a initial plan created in Sketchup and I sticked to it with minor changes.
The result isn’t 100% perfect but it doesn’t have to be, to give your babies endless fun and make you happy for that.
Router (not necessary)
Circular Saw (not necessary if you buy the wood precut)
This is how I flashed my Turnigy Plush 25A (Silabs) ESCs with the BLHeli firmware. BLHeli Firmware is the alternative of SimonK to the ESCs with a Silabs chip, and offers higher response of the motors from the stock firmware. It also offers a GUI to program the ESC and lots of features to tweak from.
Solder the 3 jumper cables to the pins as shown in the following picture. Purpleis the C2D and goes to the MISO pin of the ICSP port of Arduino – Greenis the C2CK and goes to the MOSI pin and the Redis the Ground.