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Quad-Rotor I or X

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Discussion' started by FLGulf, May 6, 2014.

  1. FLGulf

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    Am reading the manuals in preparation of my P1 quad's arrival.
    http://download.dji-innovations.com/downloads/nazam-v2/en/NAZA-M_Quick_Start_Guide_v1.24_en.pdf
    On page 6, there are two choices that apply to a quad:
    • Quad-Rotor I - where the arms are like a cross with Motor 1 leading.
      Quad-Rotor X - where the arms are like an X with Motors 2 (left) and 1 (right) leading.
    I see from the figures that the front is different, but the motors and their rotation (CW & CCW) are the same.
    So why do they display both configs? Wouldn't X be the default?
     
  2. ElGuano

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    The mode doesn't refer to the orientation of the quad (not sure if you meant it that way).

    Most people choose X or Y over I because the spacing between the front blades allow for a camera to be mounted to the bottom of the frame without having a long front boom in view all the time. It also lets you hang other peripherals along the sagittal plane more easily.
     
  3. OI Photography

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    The NAZA used in your Phantom is also used in other custom-built multirotors, some of which use alternative configurations like that
     
  4. FLGulf

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    Makes sense. Thanks.