I'm new to these forums and to Arduino in general but shall try my best to pose my questions to you ;)
I've recently been looking into building a Quadcopter and have spent a good while scouring the interwebs for information about other peoples builds. It seems many people use a similar setup in terms of their choice of arduino and shields etc but many neglect to mention their choice of power supply.
From the few blogs/threads i've found for part lists, it looks like the ZIPPY Flightmax (please see next post) seems to be a popular choice.
My question is, given my complete lack of knowledge with regards to electronics, what would be the best choice of power supply when needed to supply both the arduino board as well as motors, ESC's and any other shields attached to the arduino?
I'm assuming that the leads for the battery supply could be easily removed and re-soldered to add the appropriate adapters for both the board as well as other peripherals?
My main concern here is buying the equipment and then promptly frying it due to the wrong power supply being used. I'm making a conscious effort to read up on everything before I start my build to make sure i'm heading in the right direction. This post (and any subsequent information) are the first stepping stone to me purchasing more equipment for my build. Any information would be greatly appreciated as I'd very much like to get this off the ground (quite literally) as soon as possible :)
Many thanks for reading, sorry if this seems like a daft question or I haven't provided enough info. Any help would be greatly appreciated :)