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PART 04 ATTACHING MOTORS TO PCB

PART 04: ATTACHING MOTORS TO PCB

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Step 1: Motor Wire Connections

  • Attach the motor wire to the corresponding port on the PCB as pictured

  • Make sure the [2] gold circles at the end of the wire are facing upwards when attaching to the PCB

  • Press firmly down at the end of the wire and click securely into place

  • Lightly pull on each wire to ensure they are attached properly






Step 2: Motor Wire/Antenna Placement

  • Tuck each motor wire into its corresponding channel on the airframe

  • It is helpful to use the flat side of the tweezers to ensure the wire is properly embedded

  • Tuck the rear antenna into the slot on the airframe as shown in the picture below

  • Position the forward antenna off to the side as shown in the picture below





Step 3: Install Feet

  • Install the feet by sliding the larger bottom notch of the foot over the tab on the airframe

  • Gently push down on the center of the foot towards the top tab

  • Slide the top notch over the top tab

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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