Thermal RC photos

April 28, 2013 12:49 | By | Add a Comment

Have you always wanted to see what a multicopter looks like with a thermal camera? We had the chance to play around with one for a bit, check out the photos below!

A Hubsan mini quadcopter. Note the tiny hot motors.

A Hubsan mini quadcopter. Note the tiny hot motors.

A 450 size quadcopter with Crius AIO. The battery and the motors are the hottest parts. Notice the top right ESC showing a slightly higher temperature.

A 450 size quadcopter with Crius AIO. The battery and the motors are the hottest parts. Notice the top right ESC showing a slightly higher temperature.

Closeup on a motor. The dark band around the motor is not actually cold, but reflective and thus doesn't show up as bright in the thermal image.

Closeup on a motor. The dark band around the motor is not actually cold, but reflective and thus doesn’t show up as bright in the thermal image.

A Crius AIO board during operation. The reset button is the coldest, the center of the Atmel 2560 definitely shows heat due to activity.

A Crius AIO board during operation. The reset button is the coldest, the center of the Atmel 2560 definitely shows heat due to activity.

Closeup on the Atmel 2650 on the Crius AIO board

Closeup on the Atmel 2650 on the Crius AIO board

A Hacker C50 Acro Competition brushless motor in a F3A competition airplane

A Hacker C50 Acro Competition brushless motor in a F3A competition airplane

A brushless ESC. Note the bottom capacitor on the right showing a much higher temperature.

A brushless ESC. Note the bottom capacitor on the right showing a much higher temperature.

Ceramic GPS Antenna on a quadcopter. The ceramic parts have not been heated up as much by the sun as the surrounding plastic.

Ceramic GPS Antenna on a quadcopter. The ceramic parts have not been heated up as much by the sun as the surrounding plastic.

 

LiPo batteries after a flight. You can definitely make out the individual cells through the heatshrink cover.

LiPo batteries after a flight. You can definitely make out the individual cells through the heatshrink cover.

 

 

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