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

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10. Building a Quadcopter IV: Power Systems

The quadcopter is starting to come together, with flight electronics installed in Chapter 8, “Building a Quadcopter III: Flight Control.” In this chapter, you’ll learn about various types of batteries, as well as how to install one in the quadcopter. You’ll also learn about bullet connectors, the drone world’s favored way of attaching components to each other. Finally, you’ll build and install a wiring harness (as shown in Figure 10.1).

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FIGURE 10.1 You’ll assemble a wiring harness in this chapter.

Choosing a Battery

Let’s get started choosing your battery. However, in order to make a good decision, ...

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