So, I built a quad copter with the anycopter from flitetest at the beginning of the year. I’ve had all kinds of problems from getting 1 bad (out of 4) ESCs and having to re-order, to unbalanced props, to other various vibration issues… I couldn’t get that thing to fly nicely 1 time 🙁 I added a battery/gopro tray, removed it, tested, diagnosed, tested, diagnosed…
Anyway, I got tired of it after a slow 6 months and just took off with vengeance over 40 meters in the air and started banging sticks. Throwing caution to the wind and flying carelessly was kind of relieving for the few minutes I had it in the air. The flight was actually not bad, but 1 motor kept vibrating so violently that it’d loose all it’s lift and the quad would fall toward the ground. I’d cut the throttle and slowly recover several times until I just went all out and crashed it right into the ground. It hit so hard in the soft muddy grass that 3 booms broke as it stuck about a decimeter in the ground. Needless to say, I was done with that frame and I need to start over. All the electronics still work, so I’m ready for a new frame and I’m thinking about David’s new tri copter. It looks stable and fun. It’s also geared toward my gopro/fpv setup.
If anyone has experienced 1 motor vibrating so badly that the prop slows down, let me know what you did to fix it. Here are things I’ve already tried:
1) replaced props
2) balanced props (tape and sanding) several times
3) remounted motor mount
4) removed and mounted motor mounts directly to the booms with bolts.
Basically the only thing I didn’t try was to balance the motor someh0w? or maybe remount the Control Board to a softer vibration dampening system (tho I don’t think that’s it due to the violent vibration). It feels like it’ll snap the boom it vibrates so hard.
Anyway! That’s it for me today 🙂 Have a great day!