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INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION

BUILD HOPPER

This lesson will guide you in assembling your Hopper. For each of the steps in this build process, you will have access to instructions and animations of the Hopper drone components, that if followed carefully, will result in a successful build of your Hopper. 


While the Hopper is robust compared to many other drones, please exercise caution when building your drone as some components are more susceptible to damage than others. With careful handling of parts, they will last for many more flight hours. 


If you run into roadblocks during the build, please refer to the FAQ/Troubleshooting page (link) which has extra information around the most common issues. If you do not find the information that you need, you may email us for support at support@ftw-robotics.com.



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

PART 01: UNBOXING

INTRODUCTION

INVENTORY

HOPPER BUILD OVERVIEW

INSTALLING THE MOTORS

PCB [PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD]

ATTACHING MOTORS TO PCB

BODY PANELS

PROPELLERS & PROP GUARDS

BATTERY & BATTERY CHARGER

FIRMWARE UPDATE

TROUBLESHOOTING

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