The QuadAir Drone is a compact, lightweight and easy-to-use drone with a built-in 4K camera. You can control its propellers using two joysticks and one ‘Auto’ button
With a single touch of the button, you can make your drone fly up to 60 meters away from you and land safely in your palm. The battery lasts for 25 minutes of flight time and charging takes just 45 minutes.
The QuadAir Drone also comes with an automatic takeoff and landing feature that makes it super easy to use. Simply take off from your hand or from the ground, then when you want to land, just press the button on the controller and it will automatically land at your feet!
This is the second generation of QuadAir Drones. The first generation had a lot of success with over half a million units sold worldwide, so they decided to upgrade it with some new features:
- Higher resolution 4K camera
- Better range (up to 60 meters)
- Improved battery life (25 minutes)
The QuadAir drone is a very unique drone. It is a quadcopter that has four propellers, hence the name. It is an amazing machine that can take off vertically like a helicopter and fly at high speeds.
The QuadAir drone comes with its own controller, which makes it easier to pilot the drone. You can also use your smartphone to control the QuadAir drone via an app called “SkyController” that you can download from Google Play or iTunes.
In a general terms:
Quadcopter drones come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and price ranges.
Quadcopters are becoming more popular, and you can find them in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and prices. Some quadcopters can be programmed to do tricks.
Most have a camera that can be controlled with your smartphone or tablet. They’re fun to fly!
Is a QuadAir drone any good?
Yes, the QuadAir drone is good. It is open source and easy to build, which means you can start flying right away without having to buy anything else.
The QuadAir drone is also fun to play with and has many applications – from search and rescue operations to security purposes.
Drones have become a useful tool for many people because they can help save time and money when it comes to many activities such as agricultural surveys, wildlife monitoring or even just capturing aerial photographs of landscapes or buildings.
With all these benefits in mind, why not give yourself a chance at owning one of these amazing devices?
How far can the QuadAir drone fly?
The QuadAir drone can fly up to 1 mile when used with the transmitter. However, you will need to be a very competent pilot to do this and it’s best not to push your luck.
If you’re looking for something more reasonable, you’ll be happy to know that the drone can fly about 400 feet away from its controller – almost double what it was originally designed for!
That said, if you are planning on flying within these distances it’s important that you are aware of airspace restrictions near airports (which is where most people will be using their drones).
Depending on your budget and how much you enjoy building and programming, you can buy a fancy one or build your own.
You can buy a quadcopter drone off the shelf, or you can build one yourself. If you’re looking to get started and don’t have much experience with electronics, it’s probably best to buy an off-the-shelf model. There are lots of options available on Amazon and elsewhere online.
If you want to get into the hobby more deeply or want more control over how your drone flies, building from scratch is rewarding even if it can be challenging at times.
There are many open source designs available on the internet that make this easier; for example, [Paparazzi] is a popular project that has a lot of documentation, including videos explaining how to build a quadcopter from scratch using their open source software suite [Paparazzi UAV].
The QuadAir is an open source drone project based on the ESP32 with a modular design.
The QuadAir is an open source drone project based on the ESP32 with a modular design. The project consists of two parts: the hardware and software.
The hardware consists of several PCBs that can be stacked together to build a complete quadcopter. The modules are designed to fit together seamlessly, so you don’t have to worry about plugging in wires or soldering anything!
All you need for assembly is a soldering iron, solder flux, wire snips and some tape (don’t worry, we’ll provide instructions).
The software provides easy access to all the features of your QuadAir through simple commands using AT commands over UART communication between your host computer and the microcontroller on each module (ESP32).
There are five modules that make up the Quadair Drone – Airframe, Flight Controller, Battery, Motor and Propeller
In this article, we’ll explain the five modules that make up a QuadAir Drone.
The five modules are:
- Airframe module
- Flight Controller module
- Battery module (optional)
- Motor module (also optional)
- Propeller module
The airframe module
The airframe module consists of laser cut plywood parts, 3D printed plastic parts and some hardware. It includes 3D printed parts for the motor mounts and landing gear.
The laser cut plywood for the arms, base and top plate are also included.
Combined with the motor module, the flight controller is responsible for receiving input from various sensors
The flight controller is the brain of the drone.
The flight controller is responsible for receiving input from various sensors (accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer) as well as a GPS and for controlling the motors using PWM signals.
The battery module
The battery module provides 480mAh of power to keep things going for about 10 minutes at 5V.
Battery lifetime depends on how much power the motors consume, so you can easily determine how long your QuadAir drone will last by checking out the motor specifications before buying one.
The motor module
The motor module takes commands from the flight controller to produce forward thrust using three BLDC motors connected to ESCs which control motor speed. PWM signals are sent to the ESCs, which vary their duty cycle in response to this input.
In this way, they cause the motor’s RPM (revolutions per minute) value to change over time. The higher a PWM signal’s duty cycle is set at, the faster each of its associated motors will spin; when that duty cycle drops down below 50%, it slows down.
When all three of your drone’s motor modules are receiving high-duty cycles simultaneously (the maximum), they’ll be able to turn at full speed and give you maximum thrust for take-off or in situations where speed matters most – like when you’re trying not crash into a tree!
As with airplanes and other vehicles with propellers/rotors on them like helicopters or drones: if you want more power from your quadcopter drones’ motors then add more battery voltage into them (giving them more power).
You can do this by increasing battery capacity or by increasing number of cells within each pack or both!
The propeller module
The propeller module turns the motor shafts to provide forward thrust by converting rotational motion into linear motion through four 2 inch propellers.
The propellers are attached to the motor shaft, which is a metal rod that transfers power generated by the engine to each of them. Propellers are made of plastic and have two or more blades, depending on their size and design.
They’re responsible for providing lift to your quadcopter drone so that it can hover in one place without falling straight down (which would be bad).
The prop wash – the air flow around these spinning objects – creates an upward force called torque lift force that balances out gravity’s downward pull, allowing you to control where your drone flies without crashing into something on accident!
You can build your own drone!
Building your own drone is a great way to learn more about the technology, and you don’t need to be an expert.
The QuadAir project is an open-source drone designed by [Liam], which means that you can build it yourself with commonly available parts. The design uses modular pieces that snap together in a few minutes, making your new quadcopter look professional and sleek while being easy to take apart when necessary.
You can also choose how much of the QuadAir project you want to build yourself: assemble an entire quadcopter from scratch using only the parts available on Tindie or use only the motor mounts, propellers and flight controller from [Liam]’s GitHub site – this will cost less than $200!
The other components are sourced from various online vendors who provide everything for building drones: RC transmitters and receivers like those used for RC airplanes, GoPro cameras for capturing aerial footage and even 3D printable frame designs if you want something extra special for your machine.
The understanding we wanted to create was that drones are flying machines that can be used to do a multitude of different things.
And in a world where the notion of what a drone is continues to evolve, there’s no reason why a QuadAir Drone shouldn’t have its place.
It is an airborne explorer and because it is remote operated (R/C) it can get places that people cannot, or choose not to go. We hope you enjoyed this project and remember, “you don’t need wings to fly.”