Building the Mikrokopter
How to build the Mikrokopter
The following description will demonstrate the steps neccessary to build the mikrokopter from the MK Basikset 1 kit.
|The following skills levels are needed to complete the tasks:|| Beside the above skills you need some tools:|
- Soldering skills: medium
- Electronic skills: medium
- A good soldering iron (possibly 75W or more)
- Wire cutters
- Heat Gun
- A series of screwdrivers, pliers, cutters, hobby knife
- Rosin based flux
- Isopropyl alcohol
Step 1: Learning how to solder.
The key to building the Mikrokopter is to learn the procedure of correct soldering. Many people think "What's the big deal about soldering?" But actually to get things properly soldered one needs to follow a proper procedure. If you do not follow it, you can end up with incorrectly soldered joints. These will become loose from vibration, and you'll loose control of your aircraft, and ultimately you'll damage it. Trust me, this is a must-have skill to this project.
So, in order to learn how to solder the following procedure must be learned:
- Always work with a clean soldering tip. Use a sponge dipped in water to clean the tip of your soldering iron each time you touch the circuit surface.
- Use only as much heat as required. Do not overheat the board or components, because the board can ex-foliate due to heat, and the components can melt or be damaged by the extra heat.
- Always wet both of the surfaces you are trying to solder together with Rosin Flux. This will ensure solid solder joints; the rosin will clean the surface and make a solid good joint.
- It is preferred to use thinner solder wire - since some of the pads are small, using thick solder wire will create a solder bridge.
- Have some solder wick handy. This will save you if you create solder bridges between 2 pads by mistake.
This said, let's start building with the easy part, the brushless controllers.
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