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Bebop 2 GPS Repair

Okay, now we have a working Bebop 2. Its now time to see if I can fix the GPS chip. At present I am flying the Bebop with no GPS chip on it.:- But I do have a not used … Continue reading

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Bebop 2 Repairs Continued

Well I had to say fairwell to the motherboard! Sadly there was another short around the CPU area and the Power management chip had also failed on this board. After removing the underfill around the chip, it was removed and … Continue reading

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More Dead Parrot Bebop 2 continued

Well being a glutten for punishment, I have all 16 mosfets for the main board on there way to me. The postage and customs and UK VAT cost the same as the parts! As could not source them all in … Continue reading

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Dead Parrot Bebop 2 continued

After slowly ramping up to a normal voltage of 12 volts to the board the mosfets down the bottom of main board got really hot, so must be a short there and most likely on the others too as well … Continue reading

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Parrot Bebop 2 landed in the sea

Got hold of a damaged Parrot Bebop 2 , suffering from landing in the sea. Judging by the state of the boards and motors, I assume its been sitting around after it’s dip in the sea for quite some time. … Continue reading

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18650 batteries in a AR Drone 2.0

Decided to see if it was possible to use 3 x 18650 batteries in a AR Drone 2.0. So I made up a 3s pack using Panasonic 3400mah NCR18650B, these are rated for around a amp draw of around 6.7 … Continue reading

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Full run down test Cahaya 2500mah lipo

Time for a test to see how long I can get out of this new lipo, wind was calm 1-3 mph. I rain the AR Drone with the weight of the Parrot GPS Flight recoder and the Mirumod installed. In … Continue reading

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Cahaya 2500 mah 20c Lipo

Done 2 tests now with the Cahaya 2500 mah 20c Lipo and the first test in the AR Drone was just a break in test that I always try and do with a new Lipo. At a weight of 513 … Continue reading

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AR DRONE 2500mAH 11.1V 20C Li-Po

Just received a Cahaya 2500mah 20c lipo to see how we go with one of these. At least with this battery, it read totally evenly balanced unlike the ZOP Power one I tried from elsewhere last time. So this Lipo … Continue reading

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ZOP Power Lipo

As my old AR Drone 2.0¬† lipos I was using are getting pretty work old and I am getting only around 7 mins each from them, I decided to look around for some new ones. So I see a ZOP … Continue reading

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