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COMPONENTS

COMPONENTS

BUILD HOPPER

When assembled, the Hopper drone will contain the seven [7] following components:

  • Airframe

  • Motors

  • PCB (Printed Circuit Board)

  • Body Panels

  • Propellers

  • Prop Guards

  • Battery


Airframe

The airframe is the main body of the drone and every other component attaches to it.




Motors

Hopper has [4] motors:

  • [2] Motor [C]

  • [2] Motor [A]


Together they are responsible for rotating the props to provide lift.


Motors [A] spin in an anti-clockwise direction and motors [C] spin in a clockwise direction.





PCB [Printed Circuit Board]

The PCB is the brain of the drone and responsible for all controls. The PCB contains multiple sensors, connection ports, and a gimballed camera.




Body Panels

The Body Panels are the sum of [4] shield parts that once installed provide [2] functions:


  • Protect the PCB by keeping it clean and safe

  • Provide a stylish look for the drone




Propellers

Propellers are responsible for the lift and upward motion of the drone.


There are [4] propellers in total:

[2] rotate clockwise [C]

[2] rotate anti-clockwise [A]


Because they turn in different directions, the propellers that go on [A] motors and [C] motors are not the same. There are two of each in your pack. Look at them carefully and see if you can tell what is different about them. We will identify them more carefully later in the build.




Prop Guards

There are [4] prop guards on the drone, and each are positioned around a propeller to protect the blade.




Battery

The Hopper battery is the power source of the drone.




Airfoil

A body (such as an airplane wing or propeller blade) designed to provide a desired reaction force when in motion relative to the surrounding air

Airframe

The Airframe is the main body of the drone that every other component attaches to

Anti-Clockwise [A]

Anti-Clockwise (or Counter Clockwise) [A] motion is one that proceeds in the opposite direction as a clock's hands

Battery

Energy source used to supply power to the drone

Clockwise [C]

Clockwise [C] motion is one that proceeds in the same direction as a clock's hands

Firmware

Firmware is permanent software programmed into a read-only memory

Gimbal

The mechanism that allows for different position of the camera on the drone

Micro-USB

a miniaturized version of the Universal Serial Bus interface which enables the direct charging of the drone's battery

Motor

A motor is powered by electricity that supplies motive power for moving parts

PCB

A Printed Circuit Board is a board design with a base board and copper traces to maintain connectivity between electronic components such as LED's, integrated circuits, and resistors for your devices

Propeller Twist

A differece in angle between the blade at its tip, and at the point where it meets the propller hub

Propellers

Mechanical device for propelling an aircraft or boat, consisting of a revolving shaft with two or more broad, angled blades attached to it

INTRODUCTION

COMPONENTS

HOPPER BUILD OVERVIEW

PART 01: UNBOXING

PART 02: INSTALLING THE MOTORS

PART 03: PCB [PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD]

PART 04: ATTACHING MOTORS TO PCB

PART 05: BODY PANELS

PART 06: PROPELLERS & PROP GUARDS

PART 07: BATTERY & BATTERY CHARGER

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