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Building Your Own Drones: A Beginner’s Guide to Drones, UAVs, and ROVs by John Baichtal

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6. Building a Quadcopter II: Motors and Props

Next up in our project to build a quadcopter (Figure 6.1), you’ll tackle motors and propellers. I’ll guide you through choosing both, then I’ll add my choices to the drone we are building. In Chapter 4, “Building a Quadcopter I: Choosing an Airframe,” I showed how to build the airframe out of MakerBeam. With the addition of motors, props, and the mounting hardware for both, we’ll be well on our way to getting airborne.

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FIGURE 6.1 In this chapter, you’ll add motors and propellers to your quadcopter.

Choose Your Motors

When buying quadcopter motors, you have dozens (if not hundreds) of models to choose ...

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