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by TuTenkamun
12 Dec 2011, 23:05
Forum: Mods - Custom Peripherals
Topic: High Density Batteries Topic
Replies: 445
Views: 162689

Re: The Batteries Topic

I still have about 40 x 1500mAh batteries for the AR Drone.
They have all have the correct connectors and the same size & weight as the original batteries.

Actual flight time is between 12 & 14 minutes.

$25 each. Drop me a PM if interested

Cheers, TuT
by TuTenkamun
11 Oct 2011, 08:55
Forum: AR Drone 2.0
Topic: Fix to a cracked rotor boom(central cross)
Replies: 25
Views: 7005

Re: Fix to a cracked rotor boom(central cross)

If the arms get loose and 'twisty' but haven't completely snapped I have used 5min epoxy with a small piece of cloth to good effect. Basically I cut a small square of cloth, soak it in epoxy and wrap it around the arm. This provides enough strength to stiffen the spar for flight. Work fast though, b...
by TuTenkamun
05 Oct 2011, 10:42
Forum: General - Parrot / New Products / Info / Story / Complaints
Topic: Drone Ace iPhone/iPod/iPad App UPDATE Released on 01/09/12
Replies: 246
Views: 60588

Re: Drone Ace iPhone/iPod/iPad App Updated

Out of curiosity, were you using 1.23 or 1.24 when in went into the ceiling? What mods, bearings, batteries, or repairs have you made to your drone prior to the crash? Were you still using an epoxy repaired central cross or did you have a new one? Is this the main board with the soldered mod? -John...
by TuTenkamun
05 Oct 2011, 09:38
Forum: General - Parrot / New Products / Info / Story / Complaints
Topic: Drone Ace iPhone/iPod/iPad App UPDATE Released on 01/09/12
Replies: 246
Views: 60588

Re: Drone Ace iPhone/iPod/iPad App Updated

Hi Logical, I'm sorry about my outburst yesterday. I was just very upset and I should have cooled off before writing. I have tested your latest update on a friend's drone and all the problems seem to be fixed with the latest update. I've never experienced a full-throttle flywaway before and it was a...
by TuTenkamun
03 Oct 2011, 18:39
Forum: AR Drone 1.0
Topic: What usually breaks???
Replies: 13
Views: 3428

Re: What usually breaks???

I have quite a few damaged central cross arms. The carbon fibre starts to split and you will find the motor arms can be twisted easily, unlike the undamaged arms. Instead of replacing the central cross I have been using a bit of cloth, cut from an old shirt. Soak it in 5 min epoxy and wrap it around...
by TuTenkamun
03 Oct 2011, 18:27
Forum: AR Drone 1.0
Topic: Motor Cover Issue
Replies: 20
Views: 6165

Re: Motor Cover Issue

I've had excellent results with a smear of 5 min expoxy. No fixed motors have failed again yet.

But you have to be extremely careful when putting the cap back on. If its not perfectly straight then the motor won't spin freely.
by TuTenkamun
03 Oct 2011, 18:05
Forum: AR Drone 1.0
Topic: **HELP ** Very tight Bolts and its a central cross replaceme
Replies: 2
Views: 1010

Re: **HELP ** Very tight Bolts and its a central cross repla

I replaced a central cross with no dramas. Its a pain of a job but can be done. Make sure you have the correct tools to remove the screws. Take note of the motors and propellor positions as you remove them. They MUST go back in the same positions, especially the props. Be careful to look at the arro...
by TuTenkamun
03 Oct 2011, 17:33
Forum: Mods - Custom Peripherals
Topic: High Density Batteries Topic
Replies: 445
Views: 162689

Re: The Batteries Topic

One thing that's always concerned me is how thin the wires are that feed power to the motor control boards. If each motor draws around 2A then I think these wires are too thin and there would be a voltage drop at the motor. This could explain the random yaws at speed as well as some other strange be...
by TuTenkamun
03 Oct 2011, 13:28
Forum: General - Parrot / New Products / Info / Story / Complaints
Topic: Drone Ace iPhone/iPod/iPad App UPDATE Released on 01/09/12
Replies: 246
Views: 60588

Re: Drone Ace iPhone/iPod/iPad App Updated

I love drone ace and put in the new upgrade today. I'm sorry to say I was unable to get into a stable hover after take off. I only ran one battery but went back and forth between drone ace and freeflight. i was able to hit a stable hover with free flight every time. it was indifferent as to which d...
by TuTenkamun
22 Dec 2010, 01:38
Forum: AR Drone 1.0
Topic: gears and lubrication
Replies: 5
Views: 2947

Re: gears and lubrication

Ahhh, graphite. That's a thought.
If you buy graphite powder then it shouldn't attract any extra dirt.

My only concern would be that graphite (carbon) is quite hard and could actually cause wear on the soft meshing parts. Someone will need to be the guinea pig :twisted:
by TuTenkamun
22 Dec 2010, 01:34
Forum: Mods - AR Drone 1.0
Topic: Where to buy cheap lipo battery's?
Replies: 41
Views: 13992

Re: Where to buy cheap lipo battery's?

I have 1500mAh batteries I sell from Australia. $30 each with much improved flight times and power.

Same size and weight as the Parrot batteries and fitted with the correct connectors and ready to fly :mrgreen:

Message me if you're interested.
by TuTenkamun
22 Dec 2010, 01:29
Forum: AR Drone 1.0
Topic: Central Cross repair
Replies: 6
Views: 3265

Re: Central Cross repair

Hey Rogue, yes this method works very well. I have 2 repairs on my current central cross. It helps if you can take the central cross out or even just lift one side out of the shell for better access to the damaged arms. One of mine was broken right through near the centre of the cross. Only the hull...
by TuTenkamun
22 Dec 2010, 01:13
Forum: AR Drone 1.0
Topic: Broken foot
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

Re: Broken foot

" maybe epoxy it and then some wraps of fibreglass, although that would be quite the fibreglass job " I tried a fibreglass kit on my central cross but found it too hard to make the fibreglass conform to the bends. Now I use pieces of old cloth, non-stretchy type, soak it in 5minute epoxy, then apply...
by TuTenkamun
16 Dec 2010, 17:55
Forum: AR Drone 1.0
Topic: Bent shafts
Replies: 8
Views: 2559

Re: Bent shafts

I believe a tiny bit of light machine oil is a good thing for the bronze bearings. If they are made of phosphor bronze, it is slightly porus and will absorb a light coating of oil. I wouldn't oil the open-type upgrade bearings though if you have upgraded however. As for your in-flight glitches Rogue...