DIY: Building a Mini Quadcopter Part 9 – 12 Amp PRO RapidESC (SimonK)

(This is part of a multi-part series on building a FPV mini 240mm quadcopter)

To power the SunnySky X2204S 2300kv Motors you need an ESC (Electronic Speed Controller).   For this,  I’ve selected the next generation speed controller from Quadrysteria.  They state the manufacturer of this ESC is the same as the one that made the popular BlueSeries and features newer, higher-quality MOSFETs that run cooler and offer higher peak current — apparently these ESC are so fast that you can double your PI gains.

12-amp-pro-rapidESC

I also added a RedRotor Mini Power Distribution board so I can cleanly connect up the ESC’s.  I don’t know if I will be using the Power Filter+VTX/Camera Inputs yet — if I don’t, I’ll remove some of the components to save on weight — I like the form factor and size.  It’s the same size as the Flight Controller and fits nicely in the frame.

RR-MPDB-SLD1

pdb

Motor Specs:

  • Continuous Output: 12 Amp
  • Burst Output: 16 Amp (10s)
  • Battery: 2-4S Lipoly, 5-12 Ni
  • Size: 23 x 22 x 7mm
  • Weight: 10g
  • BEC Output: 5v / 1A
  • Atmel processor
  • All N-Channel mosFETs
  • 3.5mm bullet connectors (optional)
  • SimonK Image: BS_NFET
  • Weatherproof labels

Weight: 10 x 4 = 40g
Total Weight So Far: 422.4g

Part Cost: $12 x 4 = $48 + $10 (PDB)
Total Spent So Far: $491.09

The ESC are available from Quadrysteria.com / Power Distribution Board available from Red Rotor.


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