X450 Builds


DIY X450


DIY X450 specs
#1
Frame: DIY X450 graphite quadcopter frame
Flight Controller: FF free flight " white board "
Power Distribution: GoodLuckBuy
Batteries: 3s 2650mah
ESC: Generic 30A ESC's
Motors: KEDA 2028 1050kv
Props: APC 10 x 3.8 props
Tx: HITEC Aurora 9 with voltage telemetry
Rx: HITEC Optima 6
Lights: HobbyPartz red/white led lights
Camera: Key Chain Spy Camera Class #16
Video Tx: Coming Soon
Video Rx: Coming Soon
OSD: N/A
AUW: 1057g

#2
DIY X450 specs
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Turnigy HAL Quad:

Turnigy HAL frame
Hobbyking KK2 controller board
NTM Pro Drive 3530 motor x 4
Turnigy 9 x 4.7 props
Orangerx 7 channel
Hobbywing Pentium 40 amp ESC x 4
X Configuration



DJI F550 Specs
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Frame: DJI F550 flame wheel
Flight Controller: DJI NAZA-M GPS
Power Distribution: Integrated on lower center plate
Batteries: x2 3s 3300mah 40c in parallel
ESC: DJI OPTO 30a
Motors: KEDA 2215 1050kv
Props: APC 10 x 3.8 cc & ccw
Tx: HITEC Aurora 9 with voltage telemetry
Rx: HITEC Optima 9
Lights: N/A
Camera: GOPRO HD2
Video Tx: Foxtech 5.8ghz 400mw w Cloverleaf antenna
Video Rx: Boscam " Foxtech AIO " 5.8ghz video goggles w Cloverleaf antenna
OSD: N/A
Gimbal: QUADframe GOPRO 2 axis gimbal w x2 HITEC HS65HB servos
Landing Gear: QUADframe Landing Gear Legs
AUW: 2450g ( 5.40lb ) w x2 3s 3300mah in parallel
Flying Time: 11+ minutes

DJI NAZA Gain Settings

.........................PITCH ROLL YAW VERTICAL
Basic Gains........180% 180% 150% 100%
Attitude Gains.....100% 100%



Project: trango towers (pakistan)
overwhelming altitude (for the drone) 4300m up to 6251m


Atlets
- David Lama
- Peter Ortner

Pilot
- Remo Masina (dedicam)

Quad used: DDC 6000
- Dedicam custom-designed quadrocopter frame with 4000mAh 4S
- Axi Motors & Xoar 10x5 propellers
- TBS 2.4GHz VTx
- TBS CORE & TBS 69
- EzUHF remote control
- 11dBi Helical antenna on the ground

Cam
- GoPro Hero2 (100%)

More info about this project:
- Audio Trik 77


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Motors

KDA 20-22L 924KV

Available From Hobbyking

Props

APC 10x4.7


ESCs

SuperSimple 18 amps

Available From Hobbyking

Battery

25C 2200mAh

Can be flown with much heavier packs also


Specs:
Frame:
- Arms: Aluminium square tubes
- Center: One plate Aluminium/One plate Polycarbonate
- MotorToMotor distance: 60cm
Motors: Turnigy 2217 860kv
ESC: Turnigy Plush 25A
Lipo: 3S5000mah
Sonar: Maxbotix LV-EZ0
Camera: GoPro
Weight RTF: 1650gr (with GoPro camera 1850gr)
Core: ArduPilotMega and IMU (Oilpan)
Code: Ardupirates Rev 572

This is the result:


Specs:Small Quadcopter
Frame:Aluminum tube
- Arms: Square Carbon fiber tubes
- Center: Carbon fiber
- MotorToMotor distance: 28cm
Motors: Turnigy 1811-2000kv
ESC: Turnigy Plush 6A
Lipo: 3S610
Sonar: Maxbotix LV-EZ0
Props: 3-blade 5x3
Weight RTF: 250gr
Core: ArduPilotMega and IMU (Oilpan)
Code: Ardupirates Rev 527


Motors: KDA 20-26M ESC: Turnigy Plush 18A Lipo: Turnigy nano-tech 3S2200mah Props: 8x4 Weight RTF: 925gr ... Maybe you want a medium size quadcopter (40cm motor to motor)


This page describes the set up of a Basic QuadCopter and is intended to give you a foundation on the practice of building a simple and cost effective frame. There will be two types of Basic QuadCopter. One with short arms finishing just past the motor mounts and one with longer arms to protect the props.


Landing gear:

HK450 landing gear works great, but any 450 size helicopter landing skid with mounting holes in the center should work fine.
You will need to buy three parts to build the landing skids.

Optional Modded Parts:


Arms:
You will need Y-3,4Quad,6Hexacopter8Octocopterarms, but you should get some spares if you want. Crashings allways nearby.

Short Armed:

The arms are approx 8.5 mm longer than the furthest motor mount hole
Drill the 265 mm arms in the following way (from center to end of arm).
5mm (3mm), 15mm (3mm), 35.5mm (3mm), 46mm (3mm), 223.5mm (3mm), 240mm (4.5mm), 256.5mm (3mm).
The 4.5mm hole is for the motor shaft, the rest is for the center plates and the motor mount.

Long Armed:

The arms are approx 20mm + longer than the extended propellers so when (not IF) you crash, the arms will save the props.
Drill the 300mm arms in the following way (from center to end of arm).
5mm (3mm), 15mm (3mm), 35.5mm (3mm), 46mm (3mm), 223.5mm (3mm), 240mm (4.5mm), 256.5mm (3mm).
The 4.5mm hole is for the motor shaft, the rest is for the center plates and the motor mount.
Make your arms and buy more aluminum than you need as you will probably need to replace the arms at some point.


H Quad

Ultimaker h-copter V2 build


this is more for the Thingiverse forum, for people with a 3-d printer but with a bit of imagination other resources can be applied to make up the lack of a 3d printer. :-)
main build list
printed PLA ultimaker parts from- http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:32640
Hextronik dt750 motors
25/30a esc with bec (bec makes it easier to configure)
10x10x1mm Wt aluminium SHS (see below for lengths)
2x450 Lg for the motor mounts (400 Lg if you use the PLA motor mounts)
2x405 Lg for the vertical body parts
flight controller (i use the DJI Naza, expensive but excellent)
receiver - Number of channels depends on your choice of flight controller
transmittor - choice is endless
Lipo battery pack - i use a 3 cell 5000mah (slightly too big and heavy, but it works)
any questions on parts - let me know

very much *work in progress*

Good luck, happy building.



Sport Quad used for shooting fast and crazy aerial video. Motors: NTM Prop Drive 28-26 1200kv
ESC: Turnigy Plush 30A
Props: 9x4.7

Hexacopter Builds:

If your interested in hexacopters and Octocopters head to NuvAero's site to find out how you can have one of your own!

http://www.multicopter-shop.de Besuch unseren Shop für mehr Informationen und weitere Quadro- und Hexacopter.

- Flugtest im "Stabilisierungs-Modus" sowie im "GPS-Modus"

verwendete Komponenten:
- Hexacopter XA-6Pro mit Naza-Multirotor-Steuerung und GPS-Kompass-Modul
- Akkus: Tiger-LiPo 11.1V 2800mAh 3S; 30C; a 194g (zweiter Akku als Zusatzgewicht)
- Kamera-Mount: XA-PT, 225g
- Kamera IXUS 105, 138g
- verwendete Fernsteuerung: WFT09SII



DJI F550 HEAVY LIFT CONVERSION KIT "AVAILABLE NOW FOR F550/F450"
Published onApr 30, 2012byAerialMediaPros11,911 views

This is a short intro on the Heavy Lift Conversion Kit from AerialMediaPros.com
We have CNC'd and anodized our own Aluminum Motor plates. These are ready to mount your Avroto or AXI 2814 motors. They extend the length of the arm, allowing you to run a 11-12" Prop. With this added power and prop combo, you can now safely fly a decent sized Camera Gimbal and DSLR camera.

The Copter shown is a F550 NAZA ARF, Built with The AMP Conversion Set, AXI 2814/22 motors, Droidworx Exstended Landing Gear, Photohigher AV130 Gimbal, FPV 520 Cam, and 1.3 Ghz Video TX. The video was a little rough due to the Cheap, Unbalanced Slow Fly Props. I am sure video will be much smoother and clear once the Xoar props arrive.

Weight Of F550 Converted with AXI motors, Gimbal, Landing gear, RTF without lipo = 2404 grams

Weight RTF With 8000 mAh Lipo, Landing gear, AV130, and Canon T2I = 4042 grams
With this RTF set up, and 11X3,8 Props, I was getting right at 5min flight time flying the Canon T2I (766 grams). Exspect closer to 10 min with a GoPro or lighter camera. I will be trying out diffrent prop and lipo configurations to get longer flight times.

In the stock configuration, with the larger motors, 11x3.8 props, and conversion kit (No landing gear, camera, or gimbal) I was getting 15.36min flight time using a 4S 6000mAh lipo.


TO ORDER the CONVERSION KIT
visit AerialMediaPros.com, and visit the store. We have a package including the mounts and (6) Avroto motors available. Shipping begins on May 4.

Feel free to email aerialmediapros@yahoo.com or call 888-557-6791 with any questions.


4FT HEXA X Config.

Test your configuration here: http://www.ecalc.ch/xcoptercalc_e.htm?ecalc

Our Hexacopter Parts:
2- YKS 4000mah 3S 11.1v 25C 40C RC Lipo Battery
1- KK MK MultiCopter Power/ESC speed controller Board
1- Revolectrix Co-pilot CPD4
1- KK V5.5 Multicopter Control Board (6-8motor)
1- Atmega Based USB Board Programmer, Driver and Software
6- HAWKING ESC 30A Brushless Motor Speed Controller
6- RCTimer DC 2830-14 750KV Outrunner Brushless Motor
6- Landing LED's
6- resistors
3- 12E x 6 Prop (Std)
3- 12EP x 6 Prop (Rev)
2- 8 or 10in Fiberglass main body plates
4- Fiberglass plates for electronics
1- Batt velcro strap
6- Aluminum Booms
6- Landing Gear
6- Springs
6- Tires
Variety Shrink Tubing

Misc Parts:
PC/Win XP /Win 7
1- 8S Battery Tester Low Voltage Buzzer
18 gauge wire for motors
18 connectors for motors
18 bullet connectors for mootors
Stand offs
Screws
Lock nuts
Washers
Spacers
Tie Wraps

Tools:
Drill
Drill Press
Sander
Reamer
Allen Wrench variety
Small Screwdriver (Flat)
Potentiometer Adjuster
Voltmeter
Tach Meter

Firmware : [ Y6 Ver.2.5 XXcontrol ] BT : [ Li-Po 3s 2200mAh

Test Flight !! Hobbyking Y650 Scorpion Glass Fiber Multi-Rotor Frame 650mm + Multi-Rotor Control Board V2.1 (Atmega168PA) + TURNIGY Plush 25amp Speed Controller + Hobby King Quadcopter Power Distribution Board + Single 4mm Male to 4 x 3.5mm Female Adapter (1 set) + Turnigy nano-tech 2200mah 3S 35~70C Lipo Pack + GAUI 210801 8"Props(8A and 8B) + GAUI 210802 8"Props(8A and 8B) + Turnigy L2210C-1200 Brushless Motor (150w) + 10CM Male to Male Servo Lead (JR) 26AWG (10pcs/set)


Frame:Tricoptex tricopter frame
Flight Controller: Eagle N6 V2
Power Distribution: GoodLuckBuy
Battery: 3s 40c 3300mah
ESC: Next Level 40a Rapid ESC SimonK
Motors: NTM prop drive 35-30 1100kv
Props: APC 10 x 3.8 cc & ccw
Tx: HITEC Aurora 9 with voltage telemetry
Rx: HITEC Optima 6
Lights: N/A
Camera: GOPRO HD
Video Tx: Coming Soon
Video Rx: Coming Soon
OSD: Coming Soon
Gimbal: N/A
Landing Gear: Battery mount & tail section
AUW: 1300g (2.86lb )
Flying Time: 11+ minutes

Maiden flight of my Turnigy HAL. Trying out calibrating the KK2 board. I ended up redoing the settings later that night. Specs: Turnigy HAL frame Hobbyking KK2 controller board NTM Pro Drive 3530 motor x 4 Turnigy 9 x 4.7 props Orangerx 7 channel Hobbywing Pentium 40 amp ESC x 4 X Configuration http://FPVadventurer.com Also here is a link to a document I used to setup my quad. Not sure who posted it originally. http://bit.ly/P11c0Y


Maiden flight of my Turnigy HAL. Trying out calibrating the KK2 board. I ended up redoing the settings later that night.


Specs:

Turnigy HAL frame
Hobbyking KK2 controller board
NTM Pro Drive 3530 motor x 4. $
Turnigy 9 x 4.7 props
Orangerx 7 channel
Hobbywing Pentium 40 amp ESC x 4
X Configuration


Also here is a link to a document I used to setup my quad. Not sure who posted it originally.





Flight Data/Specs

We tested the 6061 Hexacopter ARF with the following:
Flight Test 1: "Full House FPV"
 Props: stock 9x5 sf
 4s 5000mah 30c lipo flight batt.
 3s 1000mah wireless FPV system batt.
 Eagle Tree OSDpro, eLogger, Guardian and GPS
 QH600CP Camera Platform
 QH600LG Extended Landing Gear
 GoPro2 HD with housing
Test 1 Data:
 Watts average max 400
 Amps average max 26
 Flight time 12 minutes, end flight lipo cells at 3.67volts used 3800mha
 Weight Total 4.6 lbs
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Flight Test 2: "Double Battery"
 Props: APC 10x3.8 sf
 2 parallel 4s 5000mah lipos for total of 10,000mah
 3s 1000mah wireless FPV system batt.
  Eagle Tree OSDpro, eLogger, Guardian and GPS
  QH600CP Camera Platform
  QH600LG Extended Landing Gear
  GoPro2 HD with housing
 Test 2 Data:
 Watts average max 500
 Amps average max 35
 Flight time 19 minutes, end flight lipo cells average at 3.78 volts used 8100mah of 10,000
 Weight Total RTF 6 lbs
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Flight Test 3: "Large Battery and Sony DSLR"
 Props: APC 10x4.7 sf
 1  4s 8000mah lipo
 3s 1000mah wireless FPV system batt.
  Eagle Tree OSDpro, eLogger, Guardian and GPS
  QH600CP Camera Platform
  QH600LG Extended Landing Gear
  Sony DSLR NEX-5n stock lens 18mm-55mm
 Test 3 Data:
 Watts average max 580
 Amps average max 38
 Flight time 10 minutes, end flight lipo cells average at 3.81 volts used 6800mah of 8000
 Weight Total RTF 7.8 lbs
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Flying my newest quad build. This is the second flight, I crashed it the first flight because my aileron Channel was reversed, I patched up the frame and here it is. Terminator v.2 frame KK Board (RED 2010)4x 2212 930 Kv motors 4x 30a HK ESC's 8" gaui props Orange rx DSM2 reciever



NTM 3536-1400kv Motor
Turnigy Plush 60A ESC
2200 mAh Battery (40c)
APC 10X10 prop


Turnigy Plush 30a ESC
Avroto 2814-11s Motors
Graupner 11" Props
2xHyperion 5000mAh 4s 45c LiPo



Motor: C3530 1700 kV ESC: 40A Battery: 3000 mAh 3S 11.1V lipo
100MPH capable

Foam Board Delta Build:

There are many versions of the beloved Delta flying wing. This particular model is made from a single piece of Dollar Tree foamboard, pre-covered with packing tape, and assembled with hot glue and two-sided foam tape. Its mission is to go very fast with a medium-sized powerplant and 3-cell battery pack. It is easy to build, with only two straight wing cuts, two hinge cuts, and two score-fold-glue joints for the vertical stabilizers. The scale and style factor is pretty humble in order to keep the weight down and the build simple, but it can be made to look relatively cool enough with some nice colored packing tape. Wingspan 21", length 19", AUW 500-650g, speed 60-75mph. I have used 1100kV and 1500kV 70g, 330 watt +/- motors with 8x6 APC props and 3-cell 2200mAh battery packs and gotten very respectable performance. A 2200kV with 6x4 and a 1300mAh pack was 400g and pretty quick as well. One could use a higher kV rating and/or cell count for faster speeds. My flying park is pretty tight and surrounded by $$property and vehicles so I keep it tame. A properly balanced tractor prop is very quiet, not like many pusher flying wings. 64mm EDF works very well too, mounted on top, with a paper cup thrust tube. These can be very fast and nimble with a roll rate over 1000 degrees per second, so I would recommend having at least intermediate skills and low rates to start. Launch 1/2 throttle at 30 degree up-angle and trim while at altitude. The EDF does well with landing gear (nose wheel ...

Model: SK-3548-970kv $25.44=101.76

ESC's:Turnigy Plush 60A Brushless Speed Controller$34.58 =138.32

Props: 11X8.5 APC Prop $2.35= 9.40
                14x7" suggested

Battery: turnigy nanotech 2200mah 3s lipo
Charger:
Main parts costs:

138.32+101.76+9.40=$249.48

Bought these, and installed them on my quadcopter w/ 4S and a 11X8.5 APC prop. Plenty of power and torque. Runs pretty quiet, and the amp draw on this setup is 42A and about 650W. Overall a good motor.

Turnigy L2215J-900 Brushless Motor (200w)
the esc's are: HobbyKing Red Brick 25A ESC (I would recommend different speed controlls like the Plush, red bricks tend to glitch once in a while)
10"x6" Propellers
3 cell 2200mah 20-30c lipo

Nice and clean construction. I believe that they are the perfect match for the scratch built frame that I used them with. It is a Hexacopter Y6 configuration, and being a test platform it was not light "at all"... These motors combined with the HobbyKing SS Series 18-20 Card Programmable ESC's was phenomenal! I am now moving on to my next build and these will be used in my new Quadcopter also! For a video, look up the words "moisdude hexacopter teaser" in YouTube ok. OH: by the way, I also bought the 5.4g 200mw transmitter receiver set for doing FPV on my new Quad... :-) Thank you HobbyKing




Sport Quad used for shooting fast and crazy aerial video.

Motors: NTM Prop Drive 28-26 1200kv
ESC: Turnigy Plush 30A
Props: 9x4.7

Instagram: @stratusproductions


Servos X2: 9g T-Pro Servo - http://scratchrc.com/Servos.html
Control Horns: 4 holes - http://scratchrc.com/Control-Horns.html


Sport Quad used for shooting fast and crazy aerial video.

NTM Prop Drive 28-26 1200kv
ESC: Turnigy Plush 30A
Props: 9x4.7


Build 3.0

Here you will find the parts for the quadcopter v3.0 listed.

Quadcopter v3.0

Motors:

hexTronik DT750 Brushless Outrunner 750kv

ESC’s:

HobbyKing SS-Series 25-30A ESC.

Battery:

ZIPPY Flightmax 2800mAh 3S1P 30C

Props:

Slow Fly Electric Prop 11×4.7SF RH Rotation (4 pc)

Slow Fly Electric Prop 11X4.7SF (4 pc)

Prop savers:

Prop Saver w/ Band 4mm (10pcs)

Colet Type Prop Adapter 4mm.

Radio (Rx/Tx): Anything you prefer.

Hobby King 2.4Ghz 6Ch Tx & Rx V2 (Mode 2)

Hitec Eclipse 7 Pro 2.4ghz (Mode 2)

- Hitec Optima 6 Receiver (With telemetry)

Charger:

Turnigy 2S 3S Balance Charger

Imax B6AC 2-6s Balance Charger

Control board + power distribution board:

KK multicopter controlboard v5.5 with Xcopter configuration.

HobbyKing KKv2.1 Quadcopter controller board.

Frame:

HobbyKing X666 quadcopter frame.





Here you find the parts used in the Quadcopter v2.0. The parts are slightly different from the v1.0 but way better.

Quadcopter v2.0

Motors:

hexTronik DT750 Brushless Outrunner 750kv

ESC’s:

HobbyKing Red Brick 30A ESC (They don’t carry the 25A ESC anymore so this would work instead)

Battery:

ZIPPY Flightmax 2800mAh 3S1P 30C

Props:

Slow Fly Electric Prop 11×4.7SF RH Rotation (4 pc)

Slow Fly Electric Prop 11X4.7SF (4 pc)

Prop savers:

Prop Saver w/ Band 4mm (10pcs)

Colet Type Prop Adapter 4mm.

Radio (Rx/Tx):

Hobby King 2.4Ghz 6Ch Tx & Rx V2 (Mode 2)

Charger:

Turnigy 2S 3S Balance Charger

Imax B6AC 2-6s Balance Charger

Control board + power distribution board:

KK multicopter controlboard v5.5 with Xcopter configuration.

HobbyKing KKv2.1 Quadcopter controller board.

Frame: 15.2mm aluminum square tube from local hardware store




Here you find the parts used in the Quadcopter v2.0. The parts are slightly different from the v1.0 but way better.

Quadcopter v2.0

Motors:

hexTronik DT750 Brushless Outrunner 750kv

ESC’s:

HobbyKing Red Brick 30A ESC (They don’t carry the 25A ESC anymore so this would work instead)

Battery:

ZIPPY Flightmax 2800mAh 3S1P 30C

Props:

Slow Fly Electric Prop 11×4.7SF RH Rotation (4 pc)

Slow Fly Electric Prop 11X4.7SF (4 pc)

Prop savers:

Prop Saver w/ Band 4mm (10pcs)

Colet Type Prop Adapter 4mm.

Radio (Rx/Tx):

Hobby King 2.4Ghz 6Ch Tx & Rx V2 (Mode 2)

Charger:

Turnigy 2S 3S Balance Charger

Imax B6AC 2-6s Balance Charger

Control board + power distribution board:

KK multicopter controlboard v5.5 with Xcopter configuration.

HobbyKing KKv2.1 Quadcopter controller board.

Frame: Frame: 15.2mm aluminum square tube from local hardware store.


Here you will find the parts for the quadcopter v3.0 listed.

Quadcopter v3.0

Motors:

hexTronik DT750 Brushless Outrunner 750kv

ESC’s:

HobbyKing SS-Series 25-30A ESC.

Battery:

ZIPPY Flightmax 2800mAh 3S1P 30C

Props:

Slow Fly Electric Prop 11×4.7SF RH Rotation (4 pc)

Slow Fly Electric Prop 11X4.7SF (4 pc)

Prop savers:

Prop Saver w/ Band 4mm (10pcs)

Colet Type Prop Adapter 4mm.

Radio (Rx/Tx):

Hobby King 2.4Ghz 6Ch Tx & Rx V2 (Mode 2)

Hitec Eclipse 7 Pro 2.4ghz (Mode 2)

- Hitec Optima 6 Receiver (With telemetry)

Charger

Turnigy 2S 3S Balance Charger

Imax B6AC 2-6s Balance Charger

Control board + power distribution board:

KK multicopter controlboard v5.5 with Xcopter configuration.

HobbyKing KKv2.1 Quadcopter controller board.

Frame:

HobbyKing X666 quadcopter frame.


9-28-12

Fyetech Scorpion Specs  Frame: FYETECH " FeiYu Tech " Y6 Scorpion Flight Controller: DJI NAZA-M GPS Power Distribution: Squid style JST to Deans wiring harness w TRX connector Batteries: 3s 4000mah or 3s 5000mah ESC: FYETECH " FeiYu Tech " / Hobbywing 20a ESC's Motors: FYETECH " FeiYu Tech " 950kv brushless outrunners Props: APC 10 x 3.8 cc & ccw Tx: HITEC Aurora 9 with voltage telemetry  Rx: HITEC

www.cnchelicopter.com motors x4 $58 each
www.cnchelicopter.com escs x4 $29 each
www.hobbyking.com frame kit x1 $24
www.cnchelicopter.com naza main unit x1 $230
www.cnchelicopter.com naza gps x1 $169
www.hobbyking.com frsky reciever x1 $25
www.hobbyking.com fpv camera x1 $77
www.hobbyking.com video transmitter x1 $70
www.hobbyking.com battery straps x2 $1,5 each
www.hobbyking.com remote switch x1 $7
www.hobbyking.com power distribution board x1 $4
www.hobbyking.com 1m led strips x2 $4 each
 www.hobbyking.com 4s 8Ah battery x1 $56

www.hobbyking.com bullet connectors for escs $2 bought in local stores: APC12x3,8SF and SFP props x4 $9 each JST connectors with wires X10 $4 total some estra m3x6 and m3x9 screws $2 total zip ties, black paint, plywood (6 or 8 mm)- already had additional equipment I already had: Fatshark Predator goggles Turnigy 9x with frsky two way module and external data display Total: $1065+about$100-$160 in shipping costs from China and USA to Russia, which means almost 2 times less for USA residents.


LED sETUP:

This is the first test of one of my LED strips on the Turnigy Receiver Controlled Switch. If I lose radio signal, the lights will flash on and off as they did toward the middle of the video. Sorry for the crappyness of the video as it was taken by my cell phone.

The full parts list
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HK x525 Quadcopter Setup: 1.) HK x525 Quadcopter Frame Kit x 1 2.) HK Multistar 30A ESC with BEC x 4 3.) HK DT-750 Motors x 4 4.) HK SF-11x4.7 Slow Fly Props (CW and CCW) x 4 5.) HK Power Distribution board with connectors installed x 1 6.) HK Red and Green LED Strips x 8 7.) HK KK 2.0 LCD Multirotor Controller with Buzzer x 1 8.) Turnigy Nanotech 2200 mAh 3 Cell Lipo 25C x 1 9.) Turnigy Battery Strap x 1 10.) Turnigy 9x Radio with Frsky Module x 1 11.) 7ch Frsky RC Receiver x 1 Shot on GoPro Hero 3 HD Silver Camera.


FPV

1.2GHz 800mW Wireless Camera Transmitter Receiver
Camera 380 lines
LCD 7"
Lipo Battery


How to make 15% discount - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmi9MX__6L8



Fat Shark Predator RTF FPV Headset System w/Camera and 5.8G TX


Tri-copter Setup:

Delrin Tri-copter kit, 18" arms, Qudrino Zoom controller w/ multiwii 2.0 copter control, NX-4008 motors, Turnigy plush 18 ESC's, 4s 3300 mah 25c battery, 10" x 4.7" APC SF props (left one is a left-handed prop, counter-rotating) PS: Turnigy 5/6 volt switching PS set on 6v, feeding Video TX, 5v output of Video TX feeds RC RX, yaw servo and qudrino zoom. RC is Futaba 6EXP 72 mhz FPV: Gopro hero live-out to immersion 40 mw video TX on 2.4 ghz to Fatshark Aviator goggles.

Almost time to hit the tequila!!!

Tonight, Im fittin to get loose... #JYEAH!

I should be paid for my comedic genius...


Uneasy is the head that wears the crown. No wonder I never sleep...

I don't know what you do for your respect, but I would die for mine...

I'm a dog, I love hoes... I'm addicted to money, cars and clothes!!!

Time to get my patron on...

Disconnect and self destruct one bullet at a time...

Real men don't use the word swag. Just sayin...

I'm gonna kick you in the face, and blame it on restless leg syndrome.

White chicks love me!! Funny Black Man-2013
F550 Flamewheels

. With DJI F550 Flame Wheel and GoPro Hd Hero 2. AeroXCraft, Landing gear (Zippy 5800mah, 30C battery. Stock motors, 2212, 920kv. Waiting for my new Tigermotor's 2814-10, 770kv! That will be fun, for sure! They can lift 2.4 kg each! times 6 engines is equal to 14.4 kg. Minus all the photographic equipment and frame equal: 11.4 kg.


F550#2

10x4.5 props. Board: Hobbyking KK5.5, Multi-rotor Frame: F550 Hexcopter Motor: NTM Prop Drive Series 28-26A 1200kv ESC: Hobbywing Pentium 18amp (PLUSH) Receiver: OrangeRx R610 LIPO 2x 3S1P 2200mAh 30C Max 78A Props:8x4.5"


F550#3
Hobbyking KK2.0 Multi-rotor Frame: H550 V2 Glass Fiber Hexcopter DJI Flame Wheel F550 Motor: NTM Prop Drive Series 28-26A 1200kv ESC: Hobbywing Pentium 18amp (PLUSH) Receiver: OrangeRx R610 LIPO 2x 3S1P 2200mAh 30C Max 78A 8x4,5.

This DJI F550 Flame Wheel GPS Naza Ready To Fly Kit is supplied with a Futaba T8J radio control system with the S-Bus enabled full range R2008SB receiver, a powerful 50W LiPo charger and 5200 mAh LiPo battery. This is all you need to fly in one pre-build RTF kit.


This is one of the most popular and easiest to fly HexaCopter with the class leading GPS Naza Flight Controller from DJI Innovations, it can be used for aerial photography, entertainment, FPV (First Person View) flights and other aero modelling activities from the box!.


The F550 Flame Wheel HexaCopter:

The DJI F550 Flame Wheel frames are built from very strong materials, the arms are made from the ultra strong PA66+30GF material which provides better resistance to damage on hard landings, while the main frame plates use a high strength compound PCB material, which makes wiring of the ESC's and the LiPo battery more tidy and safe on the lower of the two frame plates which is also the power distribution board.

The overall frame design of the F550 Flame Wheel frame provides enough space when assembled to fit the GPS Naza Flight Control systems between the top and bottom plates of the Flame Wheel while still allowing enough additional space to add a video transmitter or other systems to the frame for FPV use. The arms supplied in the kit are 2 different colours, 2 red and 2 white to allow for improved visual orientation in flight.

The GPS Naza Flight Controller:$$$$$$$$$$$$

The DJI GPS Naza is the outstanding flight controller from DJI Innovations. The NAZA GPS has RTH (Return-To-Home); IOC (Intelligent Orientation Control) and Low Battery warning (please see the full features and functions list on the GPS NAZA product page for additional information on the features and functions). The DJI GPS Naza Flight Controller is an all-in-one lightweight multi-axis control platform specially designed for multi rotor QuadCopters with the aero model hobbyists in mind. The module integrates all of the controller, gyroscope, accelerometer and a barometer for altitude and position hold all in the one small box located at the centre of the F550 Flame Wheel. There is a two-level low voltage protection system built in to the Naza system; the first is a low voltage LED alarm while the second is an automatic landing, saving expensive repair bills!

The DJI GPS Naza flight controller is different from the DJI Wookong M WKM which is designed for heavy payloads and aerial photography, however the outstanding flight stability and manoeuvrability of the DJI GPS Naza Flight Controller is inherited from the WKM's outstanding flight control algorithms, this means the hobbyists can have access to the very best flight experience and the advanced control algorithm seen on the DJI Wookong M WKM for a much lower price.

The Futaba T8J RC System:

The supplied Futaba T8J with S-Bus enabled full range R2008SB receiver is an easy to use 8 channel RC Radio system. The radio system comes fully programmed ready for flight, with all settings pre-programmed for Home Lock, Corse Lock, GPS Position Hold, Altitude Hold and Return To Home Fail Safe setting in the event of the QuadCopter going beyond the range of the radio, the only setting you will need to adjust is the compass calibration, this has to be carried out at a location close to the place which the QuadCopter will be flown, however it takes about 30 seconds to do and is little more than flicking a switch 10 times to enter the compass calibration mode.

The Futaba T8J is the perfect radio to use with the DJI GPS Naza Flight Controller as it takes full advantage of the Futaba S-Bus system, this means that there is a very tidy installation over and above other non S-Bus systems like the Spektrum DX8 using an AR8000 receiver, this means you only have one wire for all communications with the Naza Flight Controller from the 8J and R2008GS receiver. The Futaba J8 has two, three position switches which allows for all features of the GPS Naza to be used, including the fail safe on loss of signal to Return To Home and land automatically.

The Battery Charger:

The SKY RC IMAX E6650 50W LiPo Battery Charger is the high performance charger supplied in the kit has a large, clear backlit LCD for easy set-up and use and is very compact, which means that it can be used at either the flight field from a 10 to 18V DC supply (cable included) or in the home with the supplied mains AC cable, AC input is between 100 - 240V. This charger is not just a LiPo charger it has the additional features of a discharger and balancer and can deliver up to 6.0 Amps of charging power for Li-Po, Li-Fe, Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, Li-Ion and Lead Acid batteries. The charger is supplied with the matching balance ports for the LiPo battery in this kit, there is a port for an optional temperature sensor to monitor the battery while on charge.

The Lipo Battery:

The Desire V8 3 Cell 3S 5200 mAh 35C Li-Po battery delivers great performance for every day flights & most sports applications and is matched to the DJI F550 Flame Wheel DJI GPS Naza Ready To Fly Kit. The main power leads fitted to the LiPo pack are matched to the maximum discharge current that the LiPo is capable of. The main battery leads come fitted with the “Deans” style connector to match the F550 Flame Wheel and battery charger power connectors.


The DJI F550 Flame Wheel GPS Naza Ready To Fly kit includes these parts:
6 x 30 Amp Opto ESC's.
6 x 915 Kv 2212 Motors.
6 x 10" Propellers.
1 x Futaba J8 RC System
1 x IMAX Lipo Battery Charger
1 x Naza Flight Controller
1 x Naza GPS Upgrade
1 x Lipo Battery 3S 5200 mAh

Dec 16 2012

DIY X450 specs

Frame: DIY X450 graphite quadcopter frame
Flight Controller: FF free flight " white board "
Power Distribution: GoodLuckBuy
Batteries: Nano-Tech A-Spec 3s 4500mah
ESC: Generic 30A ESC's
Motors: KEDA 20-28M 1050kv
Props: APC 10 x 3.8 props
Tx: HITEC Aurora 9 with voltage telemetry
Rx: HITEC Optima 6
Lights: HobbyPartz red/white led light strips
Camera: Key Chain Spy Camera Class #16
Video Tx: Foxtech 5.8ghz 200mw with cloverleaf antenna
Video Rx: Boscan " Foxtech AIO " 5.8ghz video goggles with cloverleaf antenna
Landing Gear: GAUI 330xs Optional landing gear
OSD: N/A
AUW: 1176g


DJI F550 Specs

Frame: DJI F550 flame wheel
Flight Controller: DJI NAZA-M GPS
Power Distribution: Integrated on lower center plate
Batteries: x2 3s 3300mah 30c in parallel
ESC: DJI OPTO 30a
Motors: KEDA 2215 1050kv  
Props: APC 10 x 3.8 cc & ccw
Tx: HITEC Aurora 9 with voltage telemetry
Rx: HITEC Optima 9
Lights: N/A
Camera: GOPRO 960
Video Tx: N/A
Video Rx: N/A
OSD: N/A
Gimbal: QUADframe GOPRO 2 axis gimbal w x2 HITEC HS65HB servos
Landing Gear: QUADframe Landing Gear Legs
AUW: 2400g w x2 3s 3300mah in parallel


Setup:

HobbyKing Multi-Rotor Control Board V3.0 (Atmega328 PA) http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=21977&aff=363811
HobbyKing Programming card for BlueSeries Brushless Speed Controller http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=13431&aff=363811




CopterControl
Turnigy Plush 30-40A
NTM Prop Drive Series 28-26A 1200kv / 250w
4S 5000Mah 40C Turnigy
Spectrum DX7i


Quadcopter V2 - x525 v3 Frame - iPhone 4 HD video
Published onJan 7, 2012byRobert Canavan5,764 views
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My second version of my HobbyKing Quadcopter.

The electrics are the same, but added a brand new solid frame (x525 v3 foldable frame). This has made a huge difference in the stability. I did not think I would get it so stable. I specifically like the spring loaded feet on the x525 v3 frame. It is really a simple but solid quadcopter frame - I love it.

The video was recorded using a iPhone 4 (protected in a Otterbox Defender Case). It was pretty windy and I haven't yet built a anti vibration mount for the camera yet. The onboard videos were literally the iPhone taped onto the frame (hence the vibrations).

A few notes:
1 -- I'm not known for my videoing skills
2 - I'm not known for my flying
3 - I'm not known for my building skills! :)

Enough said.... Be nice :)

Kit List - All standard no mods.

Buy any of the following and you will have a good, solid, advanced quadcopter. Why spend £300 or so on a AR Drone when you can buy a proper quadcopter with a decide payload capacity?

With a 3 cell 2200 mAh battery and iPhone attached, I can achieve at least 12 minutes of normal flight. I sometimes strap two 3 cell 2200 mAh battery together and run in parallel to achieve a flight in excess of 25 minutes (normal flight).

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Frame
Or
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Control Board (gyro) / Quadcopter Brain
HobbyKing Quadcopter Control Board V3 (Atmega328 PA) - http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=21977&aff=404649
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Transmitter and Receiver
Turnigy 9X 9Ch Transmitter w/ Module & 8ch Receiver - http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=8992&aff=404649
Or
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Motor
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Props
10x6 Propellers (Standard and Counter Rotating (6pc) - http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=11333&aff=404649
11X4.7 Propellers (Standard and Counter Rotating) (6pc) - http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=18777&aff=404649
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Speed Controller / ESC
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Battery
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Useful Extras


Some Quick Flights around the paddock FPV style.

Frame: FLYINGROBOT-550 Frame
FC: DJI Naza
Motors: NTM Prop Drive 28-26 1000KV
ESC:Turnigy Plush 30a
Props:10x4.5
TX/RX:Turnigy 9x
Video TX/RX: 5.8ghz 200mw + Bluebeam Whip Antenna Set
Camera: GoPro HD @ 720p 60fps


Hobbyking X666 Glass Fiber Quadcopter Frame
TURNIGY Plush 18amp Speed Controller
NTM Prop Drive Series 28-26A 1200kv
Hobbyking KK2.0 Multi-rotor LCD Flight Control Board
Elevator and Aileron
-P Gain : 45
-P Limit : 50
-I Gain : 60
-I Limit : 20

Rudder
-P Gain : 45
-P Limit : 20
-I Gain : 60
-I Limit : 10


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X666 First Flight
Published onJun 16, 2012byRcHeliPower2,961 views
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The first flight of the Hobbyking x666, on a very windy morning.
Setup:

HobbyKing Multi-Rotor Control Board V3.0 (Atmega328 PA) http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=21977&aff=363811
HobbyKing Programming card for BlueSeries Brushless Speed Controller http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=13431&aff=363811


Any Frame:

Radio: Futaba 12FG
RX: OrangeRX 8ch for Futaba
Motor - NTM Prop Drive Series 28-30A 750kv / 140w
ESC - TURNIGY Plush 25amp Speed Controller
Controller - KKcontroller from HK witk V4.7 X firmware
Prop - 10X6 Propellers (Standard and Counter Rotating)
Battery - Turnigy 3000mAh 3S 30C Lipo Pack
Weight: 1065 gram RTF with battery.

In this set you will get all you need to fly and deal with your model.
The set includes;
DJI F550 MultiCopter Hexacopter - assembled and ready to fly powered By DJI Naza M GPS
Turnigy Transmitter 9X with ER9X software
Turnigy Battery charger
Turnigy Battery pack 3s lipo
- 1 x DJI F550 Quadcopter Frame
- 6 x 30A OPTO ESC
- 6 x 2212 Motor
- 6 x 10" Propeller CW&CCW

F550 Add-On's


FlameWheel F550 is a multi-rotor designed for all pilots for fun or AP. With NAZA M autopilot system, it can achieve hovering, cruising, even rolling and other flight elements. It can be applied for entertainment, aerial photography, FPV and other aeromodelling activities.Made by advanced engineering material,super strong & smooth Kit. New design PCB board speical for DJI F550,support standard 50mm controller board like MK,KK, FF,MWC
The model is perfect for all gopro cameras also you can upgrate the set with landing pad and gimbals or fatshark FPV systems just let me know what would you like to add to your order.



" Skyrig 550" is designed for Gopro camera up to the latest GOPRO Hero3 version. Strong and durable, Skyrig 450 is a perfect platform for your Advance Quadrotor venture into Dynamic FPV Flying. Designed for Flamewheel F550 Arms, the rigidity of the frame is proven by the popular flamewheel design which can includes F550 arms in future for your own modifications. The SKYRIG550 Frame has customized mounting holes for DJI Naza/Wookong GPS mounting for perfect fitting of your GPS Antenna on the frame. Holes predrilled for all types of FC Board. (KK/MK/MWC) What's Included: - F550 Arms (Black/Red) x 4 pcs - Screws and Hardwares - Strong FG CNC Cut frame platform (Upper/Lower frames) - Durable Aluminium Spacers x 8pcs - FPV CCD Camera Mount suitable for Sony/TVL Recommended but Not Included: - Multi-Rotor FC such as Naza/Wookong/KK/MWC - 2212 Motors (3S 930KV) (4S 750-800KV) - Props (1045 for 3S Lipo / 9050 for 4S Lipo) - 3S Lipo 5000 to 6000mAh or 4S Lipo 2500 to 4000mAh - Airtime between 8 and 15 minutes depending on drive train and battery system.

NOTE: This Kit is not suitable for beginners.



Tiger PAWs Multirotor Build-"Tiger Motors"

MT4006-13 KV: 740
Configuration: 18N24P
Stator Diameter: 40mm
Stator Length: 6mm
Shaft Diameter: 4mm
Motor Dimensions: 44.3x23mm
Number of LiPo Cells: 3-4S
Weight: 92g
Wires Length: 550mm

Idle Current: 0.5A
Maximum Continuous Power 180S: 250W
Maximum Continuous Current 180S: 24A
Maximum Efficiency Current: 5-18A > 84%
Internal Resistance: 136mOhm

check this one, really powerfull:

MT2826-8 KV550
Configuration: 12N14P
Stator Diameter: 28mm
Stator Length: 26mm
Shaft Diameter: 5mm
Motor Dimensions: 35x48mm
Number of LiPo Cells: 3-6S
Weight: 187g
Wires Length: 550mm

Idle Current: 0,9A
Maximum Continuous Power 180S: 420W
Maximum Continuous Current 180S: 35A
Maximum Efficiency Current: 10-28A > 83%
Internal Resistance: 310mOhm

MT4008-12 KV: 600
Configuration: 18N24P
Stator Diameter: 40mm
Stator Length: 8mm
Shaft Diameter: 4mm
Motor Dimensions: 44.3x25mm
Number of LiPo Cells: 3-4S
Weight: 108g
Wires Length: 550mm

Idle Current: 0.5A
Maximum Continuous Power 180S: 290W
Maximum Continuous Current 180S: 27A
Maximum Efficiency Current: 5-20A > 85%
Internal Resistance: 132mOhm


MT 3506 650kv brushless motor
Today I found a very interesting multicopter motor, the T-motor 3506 650 kv from Tiger Motors. This multicopter motor is from their MT series, which is specially developed for multirotors. The other two multicopter motors are MT 2214 and MT 2216.

I have previously written shortly about Tiger Motors because the motor’s bell implies it’s from the same manufacturer as the Avroto motors when I wrote about the Avroto 2814.


MT 3506's long cables makes it easier to have the cables inside the arms of the multicopter frame
For my large heavy lift Y6 multicopter I use the RC-timer BC 3536 750 kv, but if I one day will build a slightly smaller multicopter I will definitly take a closer look at those MT 3506 multicopter motors.

Videos:




Clone WARs HexaCopter

DJI F550 clone lenghtened by 4cm each. M2M raised from 550 to 630mm. Using 12x4.5 Gemfan propellers with Turnigy Park450 1050kv motors, 18A Plush escs and Naza FC. Powered by 2s lipo, AUW ~1370g. Naza gains need to be adjusted. Disk loading is not the best for Naza, around 4.7kg/m2. The 2200mAh/45C 2s lipo is quite warm, although the max. C draw is 43C/6.8V. Need to get a higher capacity one.


Motor Layout : [ Tricopter mode V1.2 ] BT : [ Li-Po 3s 2200mA ] Test Flight !!
Turnigy Talon Tricopter (V1.0) Carbon Fiber Frame
+ Hobbyking KK2.0 Multi-rotor LCD Flight Control Board (V1.2)
+ TURNIGY Plush 30amp Speed Controller
+ Turnigy nano-tech 2200mah 3S 35~70C Lipo Pack
+ GAUI 210801 8"Props(8A and 8B) + GAUI 210802 8"Props(8A and 8B)
+ Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 2826-1240kv Brushless Outrunner Motor
+ TGY-306G Ultra Fast/High Torque MG Digital Alloy Cased Servo 3kg / .06sec / 21g
+ 10CM Male to Male Servo Lead (JR) 26AWG (10pcs/set)


FPV KITS


Simple FPV part list Newbie Build List

BOSCAM " Foxtech AIO " goggles 5.8ghz $435.00 all in one unit
Foxtech 5.8ghz 400mw vTX $   75.00
Cloverleaf 5.8ghz antennas set with RP-SMA connectors $ 20.00ea
90 degrees RP-SMA angle L adapter. basic adapter found online Prices Vary!
Gopro Hero 2 on 720p 60fps. $ 299.95 www.amazon.com pricing varies
Cyclops EZ OSD$91.49 www.hobbydream.com


"Hornet's Nest"

Frame: Hoverthings Flip-FPV
Flight Controller: DJI NAZA+GPS
Power Distribution: GLB type
Batteries: NANO-TECH 3s 4000mah
ESC: iFlight iPeaka 30A ESC with SimonK Firmware
Motors: KEDA 2210 1200kv
Props: APC 9 x 4.7 tractors & pushers
Tx: HITEC Aurora 9 with voltage telemetry
Rx: HITEC Optima 7
Lights: N/A
Camera: GOPRO HERO 2 with LayerLens Zephyr version
Video Tx: Foxtech 5.8ghz 400mw w Cloverleaf antenna
Video Rx: Boscam " Foxtech AIO " 5.8ghz video goggles w Cloverleaf antenna
OSD: HobbyKing G-OSD
Gimbal: N/A
Landing Gear: FLIP FPV Landing Gear ( BLACK )
AUW: 1454g ( 3.20lb)
Fpv Timed Flying Time: 9 minutes
Battery Flying Time: 11 minutes

I bought this GoPro Hero3 cam here: http://globe-flight.de
great shop - reliable and fast!

Link to Gelpad (Vibration dampening):

To enable GoPro app support you have to do a firmware update of your GoPro3:

and here you get the GoPro app:

View this GoPro 3 Slowmo testvid:


Tested this setup to 2,222ft/677.25+ meters. as Far as I felt safe to do so, I believe its capable of farther but wasn't chancing it with my battery setup I had at the time.



ARKRC.com.au Parts and price list:

1 -- Immersion RC video transmitter 5.8GHz 600mW - $79.00 AUD


2 -- Immersion RC 5.8GHz Spironet Antenna set (RHCP) - $42.00 AUD

NOTE: I am only using the video transmitter antenna from this package (cloverleaf type)

3 -- Immersion RC EzOSD On Screen Display (OSD) with GPS - $185.99 AUD


4 -- Immersion RC GoPro HD Camera Cable - $15.00 AUD


5 -- Fatshark Dominator FPV Goggles with 5.8GHz receiver module - $360.00 AUD

You need a 2S LiPo to power these. I chose to use a ThunderPower 2S 1300mAh pack. Last for ages!


6 -- Circular Wireless 5.8GHz Helical Antenna 12 Turn







currently i have set of NTM Prop Drive Series 35-36A 910Kv / 350W motors,
ESC : Turnigy Multistar 45 Amp Multi-rotor
Brushless ESC 2-6S

battries : i have 3Cell 2500Mah im planning to upgrade them to 4Cell or increase the capacity.

im not sure how much payload im going to put but expect 1Kg-2KG max


I have built and put it into the air several times. Here is the list of my setup.
1: 6-pcs of "Turnigy D2836/8 1100KV " (PRODUCT ID: D2217-8-1100 ) 2: 6-pcs of "Turnigy Multistar 20 Amp ESC" (PRODUCT ID: 9351000003 ) 3: 6-pcs of "9x5 Propellers" (PRODUCT ID: 074000082) 4: 1-pcs of "i86 Multi-Rotor Control Board" (PRODUCT ID: 070000006) 5: 1-pcs of "Octocopter Power Distribution Board" (PRODUCT ID: 9171000144) 6: 1-pcs of "Zippy-K Flightmax 5000mah 3S1P 20C" (PRODUCT ID: 9054000025) 7: 6-pcs of "10CM Male to Male Servo Lead" (PRODUCT ID: 258000011) 8: 6CH TX/RX system 9: Planning to setup FPV Be remember to read manuals supported in the files-tab related to the products. Keep in mind that there are many ways out to set up this thing.

Excellent for its style. Use this list to setup. **6-pcs of "Turnigy D2836/8 1100KV " or "Turnigy2836 1200kv" **6-pcs of "Turnigy Multistar 30 Amp ESC" or "Turnigy Multistar 45 Amp ESC" **6-pcs of "8x4" or "9x5" standard and counter rotating propellers **1-pcs of "i86 Multi-Rotor Control Board" **1-pcs of "Octocopter Power Distribution Board" **1-pcs of "5000mah 3S1P" or "5000mAh 4S1P" **6-pcs of "10CM Male to Male Servo Lead" **6CH TX/RX system


This a well put together package, very sturdy. I used the DT 750 motors, 10x4.5 props and Turnigy plush 25amp escs, I am flying it with 2 turnigy 2200mah 3s 25c packs in parallel and its a super stable machine in the air my flight controller is a Naza from DJI. Or a controller of your choosing.All in all a good package.

Mega Hexacopter

This is a short intro on the Heavy Lift Conversion Kit from AerialMediaPros.com CNC'd and anodized our own Aluminum Motor plates. These are ready to mount your Avroto or AXI 2814 motors. They extend the length of the arm, allowing you to run a 11-12" Prop. With this added power and prop combo, you can now safely fly a decent sized Camera Gimbal and DSLR camera. The Copter shown is a F550 NAZA ARF, Built with The AMP Conversion Set, AXI 2814/22 motors, Droidworx Exstended Landing Gear, Photohigher AV130 Gimbal, FPV 520 Cam, and 1.3 Ghz Video TX. The video was a little rough due to the Cheap, Unbalanced Slow Fly Props. I am sure video will be much smoother and clear once the Xoar props arrive. Weight Of F550 Converted with AXI motors, Gimbal, Landing gear, RTF without lipo = 2404 grams Weight RTF With 8000 mAh Lipo, Landing gear, AV130, and Canon T2i= 4042 grams With this RTF set up, and 11X3,8 Props, I was getting right at 5min flight time flying the Canon T2I (766 grams). Exspect closer to 10 min with a GoPro or lighter camera. In the stock configuration, with the larger motors, 11x3.8 props, and conversion kit (No landing gear, camera, or gimbal) I was getting 15.36min flight time using a 4S 6000mAh lipo. TO ORDER the CONVERSION KIT visit AerialMediaPros.com, and visit the store.package including the mounts and (6) Avroto motors available.



I have just reconfigured my quadcopter with new motors and ESC's.
Almost 100A at full throttle, with a totalt weight of just under 1kg :)
The KK-board needs some more adjustments, but it flies quite well considering its compact frame and overpowered components...

Quad setup:
* KK X-config v4.7
* D2826-6 2200kv Motors
* 30A Plush ESC's
* 8x4 GWS Propellers
* Zippy 2200mAh 45C(55) 3S
* Total weight 945g (including battery)

Music:
Spy vs Spy remix by Robert Engstrand.
(Original by Nick Scarim @ First Star Software '1984)


In this tutorial, I cover everything needed in order to build a tricopter from scratch starting with the very basics such as some important materials you will need and how you should cut your wires.



Optimized frame template for you DIYers: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1597410


Great written resource to complement this video: http://rcexplorer.se/projects/2011/09/the-tricopter-v2-5/

Materials that may not have been covered (Most of the items below can be purchased from HobbyKing.com :
1 x Flight control board ( I recommend the KK2 for beginners)
3 x DT750 750kV Motors
3 x TURNIGY Plush 18amp Speed Controllers
1 x 3s Turnigy 25-35C 2200mAh LiPo
1 x BMS-385DMAX Digital Servo (Metal Gear)
1 x GWS 10*4.7 or GWS 11*4.7 for heavy lifting
1 x Front wheel steering mounts
1 x Transparent heatshrink
1 x 4mm heatshrink
4 x Red 16AWG silicone cable
1 x Black 16AWG silicone cable
4 x Male to male servo cables
1 x M3 Hex screws.
1 x M3 lock nuts
1 x M4 lock nuts
1 x XT60 connector
1 x Battery strap
1 x 420mm servo extension
1 x 3.5 bullet connectors
1 x Programming card
3 x 1.5mm glass fiber plates (min size 140*100mm)
4 mm carbon fiber rod
40+ of 2.5mm zip-ties
3 mm thick plywood
8 mm silicone tubing
Blue locktite
CA glue
24 awg copper wire

If you found this guide useful, please don't forget to leave a like rating so it can be more popular and reach others who want to learn to build a tricopter too.

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Flight test after adjusting PID settings on my quadrino multiwii FC. My usual quick test flight involves...climbing hard, diving, recovering, low fast forward flight, and hovering. I didn't get past step 3 =]

The spare parts to repair the frame cost $21. (one arm and two legs - Hoverthings.com)

VC-450 quad frame (hoverthings.com) Or F550 Flamewheel Quad
KK Board from HobbyKng.com w LCD
Turnigy 35C 3s Lipo 2200mah (or 3000mah) flight battery
Turnigy TR 28-30B 14A 1050Kv Brushless Outrunner motors
Hobbyking SS Series 15-18A ESCs
10x4.5 Props - cnchelicopter.com
AR7000 RC rx / JR DSX9 tx
1.3 ghz 300mW video tx IBCrazy inverted vee antenna (460mah lipo)
RMRC 480 camera
eagletree elogger and OSD
Hobbyking LEDs
Gopro HD hero for aerial recording
weight 1300 to 1430 grams depending on battery used
flight times around 6 minutes depending on battery used

Base station:

2 x 1.3Ghz recievers with 8dBi patch and 3dBi omni antennas
Eagletree EagleEyes FPV station (diversity)
Fatshark goggles
All running off a 2200 mah 3s lipo
mounted on a camera tripod.

Scratch built quad.. birch frame and arms,basswood deck, beachwood props, NTM 28/26 1200kv, 30 plush esc. total weight with 2.65 3s battery 1182g....... AR8000 reciver DX8 ......CC3d controler and...Naza M ...This is a side by side test of these two controlers using the same airframe and settings that i am comfortable with on both controlers. The results IMO... the CC3d runs away with this test. The Naza is good ....the CC3d is amazing!



Hoverthings Flip-FPV Specs

Frame: Hoverthings Flip-FPV
Flight Controller: DJI NAZA+GPS
Power Distribution: GLB type
Batteries: NANO-TECH A-SPEC 3s 4500mah
ESC: iFlight iPeaka 30A ESC with SimonK Firmware
Motors: KEDA 2210 1200kv
Props: APC 9 x 4.7 tractors & pushers
Tx: HITEC Aurora 9 with voltage telemetry
Rx: HITEC Optima 7
Lights: N/A
Camera: GOPRO HERO 2 with LayerLens Zephyr version
Video Tx: Foxtech 5.8ghz 400mw w Cloverleaf antenna
Video Rx: Boscam " Foxtech AIO " 5.8ghz video goggles w Cloverleaf antenna
OSD: HobbyKing G-OSD
Gimbal: N/A
Landing Gear: FLIP FPV Landing Gear ( BLACK )
AUW: 1425g ( 3.14lb)
Fpv Timed Flying Time: 10 minutes
Battery Flying Time: 12 minutes

NAZA Gain Settings

........................PITCH ROLL YAW VERTICAL
Basic Gains.......110% 100% 120% 110%
Attitude Gains....100% 90%



HAL Quad

Here is some video of my Turnigy HAL quad. I am really impressed with the quality of the kit and also the performance of the quad. I will list the specs bellow. It was really windy and this was the last good flight before it fell out of the sky. That vid will be up soon. Specs: Turnigy HAL frame Hobbyking KK2 controller board NTM Pro Drive 3530 motor x 4 Turnigy 9 x 4.7 props Orangerx 7 channel Hobbywing Pentium 40 amp ESC x 4, X Configuration FPVadventurer.com


Jan1,2013 HAPPY NEW YEAR QUADCOPTER!

I have just reconfigured my quadcopter with new motors and ESC's.
Almost 100A at full throttle, with a totalt weight of just under 1kg.
The KK-board needs some more adjustments, but it flies quite well considering its compact frame and overpowered components...

Quad setup:
* KK X-config v4.7
* D2826-6 2200kv Motors
* 30A Plush ESC's
* 8x4 GWS Propellers
*  2200mAh 45C(55) 3S
* Total weight 945g (including battery)


Jan 6

ESC F-30A flashed SimonK Firmware
motor NTM3530-1100kv
2 turnigy nanotech 3300mah in parallel
propeller 12x4.5 slowfly gemfan
AUW ~1900gr
Apm2 with 2.7.3 firmware

Turnigy D3530/14 1100KV
nano tech 5500mAh,
propeller 11*4.7 but will change to 12*4.5 later,
using HK KK Board.5.5



Turnigy HAL frame
Hobbyking KK2 controller board
NTM Pro Drive 3530 motor x 4
Turnigy 9 x 4.7 props
Orangerx 7 channel
Hobbywing Pentium 40 amp ESC x 4
X Config.

Good Quality KIT
4xNTM3530 1100KV
4xPlush30A
4x9x5 SF / 8x4 APC
2x3S2200/1x4S2650
1xKK Board



Rabbit FC. (will be thrown into the fire and another FC will come in the HAL) with all the bells and whistles.

emp N2835 750KV motors
HK 30A esc's
10X4.5 props (4S) 11X5 props (3S)
5000mAh 4S lipo.
X525 landing gear (modded)
bunch of leds around the arms.
5.8 Ghz FPV downlink.



1) HK Q450 Quadcopter frame
2) 4 Turnigy Plush 25A Speed Controllers
3) 4 Turnigy SK 2830 1130kv motors
4) 2600 30c 3S Zippy Battery
5) Hobbyking KK2.0 Multi-rotor LCD Flight Control Board
6) USBasp AVR Programming Device for ATMEL proccessors
7) 6channel orange receiver for my DX7 Transmitter

Motor checked with: - HobbyKing 20A Brushless Speed Controller - Nanotech 3S 2200mah 45-90C Propeller Trusth(gr) Current(Amp) HK APC style 9x6E 980 21 APC 9x4.7E 1008 19,5 ZD 8x5E 698 15,5.


HEXcopter SIX testing new flying site. RCTimer Carbon Fiber 10x4.5" CW CCW Counter Rotating Propellers SIX Glass Fiber Hexcopter Frame 600mm frame SIX Glass Fiber Hexcopter Frame 600mm www.hobbyking.com board Hobbyking KK2.0 Multi-rotor LCD Flight Control Board www.hobbyking.com motors NTM Prop Drive Series 28-26A 1200kv / 250w www.hobbyking.com ESC HobbyKing 30A BlueSeries Brushless Speed Controller www.hobbyking.com Batt Turnigy nano-tech 2200mah 3S 25~50C Lipo Pack www.hobbyking.com

SimonK

ESC reflashed with SimonK firmware RCTimer Carbon Fiber 10x4.5" CW CCW Counter Rotating Propellers SIX Glass Fiber Hexcopter Frame 600mm frame SIX Glass Fiber Hexcopter Frame 600mm www.hobbyking.com board Hobbyking KK2.0 Multi-rotor LCD Flight Control Board www.hobbyking.com motors NTM Prop Drive Series 28-26A 1200kv / 250w www.hobbyking.com ESC HobbyKing 30A BlueSeries Brushless Speed Controller www.hobbyking.com Batt Turnigy nano-tech 2200mah 3S 25~50C Lipo Pack www.hobbyking.com


PART 1 – The Quadcopter

$177.16

Hobbyking KK2.0 Multi-rotor LCD Flight Control Board    $29.99
Hobby King Quadcopter Power Distribution Board   $3.99
2213N 800Kv Brushless Motor x 4   $37.36
Hobbyking SS Series 18-20A ESC (card programmable) x 4      $31.20
Slow Fly Electric Prop 1045R SF RH Rotation (4 pc)       $3.07
Slow Fly Electric Prop 1045SF (4 pc)                             $3.07
Famous-M550FPV Fiberglass Version Quad Multicopter Frame Aircraft    $68.48
Most of the stuff is from Hobbyking except for the frame which is from goodluckbuy.



Scratch built quad.. birch frame and arms,basswood deck, beachwood props, NTM 28/26 1200kv, 30 plush esc. total weight with 2.65 3s battery 1182g....... AR8000 reciver DX8 ......CC3d controler and...Naza M ...This is a side by side test of these two controlers using the same airframe and settings that i am comfortable with on both controlers. The results IMO... the CC3d runs away with this test. The Naza is good ....the CC3d is amazing!

Turnigy L2215J-900 Brushless Motor (200w)
the esc's are: HobbyKing Red Brick 25A ESC (I would recommend different speed controlls like the Plush, red bricks tend to glitch once in a while)
10"x6" Propellers
3 cell 2200mah 20-30c lipo

Nice and clean construction. I believe that they are the perfect match for the scratch built frame that I used them with. It is a Hexacopter Y6 configuration, and being a test platform it was not light "at all"... These motors combined with the HobbyKing SS Series 18-20 Card Programmable ESC's was phenomenal! I am now moving on to my next build and these will be used in my new Quadcopter also! For a video, look up the words "moisdude hexacopter teaser" in YouTube ok. OH: by the way, I also bought the 5.4g 200mw transmitter receiver set for doing FPV on my new Quad... :-) Thank you HobbyKing

PART 1 – The Quadcopter

$177.16

Hobbyking KK2.0 Multi-rotor LCD Flight Control Board    $29.99
Hobby King Quadcopter Power Distribution Board   $3.99
2213N 800Kv Brushless Motor x 4   $37.36
Hobbyking SS Series 18-20A ESC (card programmable) x 4      $31.20
Slow Fly Electric Prop 1045R SF RH Rotation (4 pc)       $3.07
Slow Fly Electric Prop 1045SF (4 pc)                             $3.07
Famous-M550FPV Fiberglass Version Quad Multicopter Frame Aircraft    $68.48
Most of the stuff is from Hobbyking except for the frame which is from goodluckbuy.



Hoverthings Flip-FPV Specs

Frame: Hoverthings Flip-FPV
Flight Controller: DJI NAZA+GPS
Power Distribution: GLB type
Batteries: NANO-TECH A-SPEC 3s 4500mah
ESC: iFlight iPeaka 30A ESC with SimonK Firmware
Motors: KEDA 2210 1200kv
Props: APC 9 x 4.7 tractors & pushers
Tx: HITEC Aurora 9 with voltage telemetry
Rx: HITEC Optima 7
Lights: N/A
Camera: GOPRO HERO 2 with LayerLens Zephyr version
Video Tx: Foxtech 5.8ghz 400mw w Cloverleaf antenna
Video Rx: Boscam " Foxtech AIO " 5.8ghz video goggles w Cloverleaf antenna
OSD: HobbyKing G-OSD
Gimbal: N/A
Landing Gear: FLIP FPV Landing Gear ( BLACK )
AUW: 1425g ( 3.14lb)
Fpv Timed Flying Time: 10 minutes
Battery Flying Time: 12 minutes

NAZA Gain Settings

........................PITCH ROLL YAW VERTICAL
Basic Gains.......110% 100% 120% 110%
Attitude Gains....100% 90%



HAL Quad

Here is some video of my Turnigy HAL quad. I am really impressed with the quality of the kit and also the performance of the quad. I will list the specs bellow. It was really windy and this was the last good flight before it fell out of the sky. That vid will be up soon. Specs: Turnigy HAL frame Hobbyking KK2 controller board NTM Pro Drive 3530 motor x 4 Turnigy 9 x 4.7 props Orangerx 7 channel Hobbywing Pentium 40 amp ESC x 4, X Configuration FPVadventurer.com


Jan1,2013 HAPPY NEW YEAR QUADCOPTER!

I have just reconfigured my quadcopter with new motors and ESC's.
Almost 100A at full throttle, with a totalt weight of just under 1kg.
The KK-board needs some more adjustments, but it flies quite well considering its compact frame and overpowered components...

Quad setup:
* KK X-config v4.7
* D2826-6 2200kv Motors
* 30A Plush ESC's
* 8x4 GWS Propellers
*  2200mAh 45C(55) 3S
* Total weight 945g (including battery)


Jan 6

ESC F-30A flashed SimonK Firmware
motor NTM3530-1100kv
2 turnigy nanotech 3300mah in parallel
propeller 12x4.5 slowfly gemfan
AUW ~1900gr
Apm2 with 2.7.3 firmware

Turnigy D3530/14 1100KV
nano tech 5500mAh,
propeller 11*4.7 but will change to 12*4.5 later,
using HK KK Board.5.5



Turnigy HAL frame
Hobbyking KK2 controller board
NTM Pro Drive 3530 motor x 4
Turnigy 9 x 4.7 props
Orangerx 7 channel
Hobbywing Pentium 40 amp ESC x 4
X Config.

Good Quality KIT
4xNTM3530 1100KV
4xPlush30A
4x9x5 SF / 8x4 APC
2x3S2200/1x4S2650
1xKK Board



Rabbit FC. (will be thrown into the fire and another FC will come in the HAL) with all the bells and whistles.

emp N2835 750KV motors
HK 30A esc's
10X4.5 props (4S) 11X5 props (3S)
5000mAh 4S lipo.
X525 landing gear (modded)
bunch of leds around the arms.
5.8 Ghz FPV downlink.



1) HK Q450 Quadcopter frame
2) 4 Turnigy Plush 25A Speed Controllers
3) 4 Turnigy SK 2830 1130kv motors
4) 2600 30c 3S Zippy Battery
5) Hobbyking KK2.0 Multi-rotor LCD Flight Control Board
6) USBasp AVR Programming Device for ATMEL proccessors
7) 6channel orange receiver for my DX7 Transmitter

Motor checked with: - HobbyKing 20A Brushless Speed Controller - Nanotech 3S 2200mah 45-90C Propeller Trusth(gr) Current(Amp) HK APC style 9x6E 980 21 APC 9x4.7E 1008 19,5 ZD 8x5E 698 15,5.


HEXcopter SIX testing new flying site. RCTimer Carbon Fiber 10x4.5" CW CCW Counter Rotating Propellers SIX Glass Fiber Hexcopter Frame 600mm frame SIX Glass Fiber Hexcopter Frame 600mm www.hobbyking.com board Hobbyking KK2.0 Multi-rotor LCD Flight Control Board www.hobbyking.com motors NTM Prop Drive Series 28-26A 1200kv / 250w www.hobbyking.com ESC HobbyKing 30A BlueSeries Brushless Speed Controller www.hobbyking.com Batt Turnigy nano-tech 2200mah 3S 25~50C Lipo Pack www.hobbyking.com

SimonK

ESC reflashed with SimonK firmware RCTimer Carbon Fiber 10x4.5" CW CCW Counter Rotating Propellers SIX Glass Fiber Hexcopter Frame 600mm frame SIX Glass Fiber Hexcopter Frame 600mm www.hobbyking.com board Hobbyking KK2.0 Multi-rotor LCD Flight Control Board www.hobbyking.com motors NTM Prop Drive Series 28-26A 1200kv / 250w www.hobbyking.com ESC HobbyKing 30A BlueSeries Brushless Speed Controller www.hobbyking.com Batt Turnigy nano-tech 2200mah 3S 25~50C Lipo Pack www.hobbyking.com




setups


Flight Data/Specs

We tested the 6061 Hexacopter ARF with the following:
Flight Test 1: "Full House FPV"
 Props: stock 9x5 sf
 4s 5000mah 30c lipo flight batt.
 3s 1000mah wireless FPV system batt.
 Eagle Tree OSDpro, eLogger, Guardian and GPS
 QH600CP Camera Platform
 QH600LG Extended Landing Gear
 GoPro2 HD with housing
Test 1 Data:
 Watts average max 400
 Amps average max 26
 Flight time 12 minutes, end flight lipo cells at 3.67volts used 3800mha
 Weight Total 4.6 lbs
________________________________________________________
Flight Test 2: "Double Battery"
 Props: APC 10x3.8 sf
 2 parallel 4s 5000mah lipos for total of 10,000mah
 3s 1000mah wireless FPV system batt.
  Eagle Tree OSDpro, eLogger, Guardian and GPS
  QH600CP Camera Platform
  QH600LG Extended Landing Gear
  GoPro2 HD with housing
 Test 2 Data:
 Watts average max 500
 Amps average max 35
 Flight time 19 minutes, end flight lipo cells average at 3.78 volts used 8100mah of 10,000
 Weight Total RTF 6 lbs
___________________________________________________________
Flight Test 3: "Large Battery and Sony DSLR"
 Props: APC 10x4.7 sf
 1  4s 8000mah lipo
 3s 1000mah wireless FPV system batt.
  Eagle Tree OSDpro, eLogger, Guardian and GPS
  QH600CP Camera Platform
  QH600LG Extended Landing Gear
  Sony DSLR NEX-5n stock lens 18mm-55mm
 Test 3 Data:
 Watts average max 580
 Amps average max 38
 Flight time 10 minutes, end flight lipo cells average at 3.81 volts used 6800mah of 8000
 Weight Total RTF 7.8 lbs
----------------------//--------

Flying my newest quad build. This is the second flight, I crashed it the first flight because my aileron Channel was reversed, I patched up the frame and here it is. Terminator v.2 frame KK Board (RED 2010)4x 2212 930 Kv motors 4x 30a HK ESC's 8" gaui props Orange rx DSM2 reciever



NTM 3536-1400kv Motor
Turnigy Plush 60A ESC
2200 mAh Battery (40c)
APC 10X10 prop


Turnigy Plush 30a ESC
Avroto 2814-11s Motors
Graupner 11" Props
2xHyperion 5000mAh 4s 45c LiPo



Iconic-X FPV Maiden CC3D OpenPilot Flight control Build thread forums.openpilot.org Parts List: ---------------------------------- OpenPilot CC3D Flight Control KDA 20-28m Motors Gaui 10" props SimonK Flashed 20amp ESC's


DJI F550 Specs

Frame: DJI F550 flame wheel
Flight Controller: DJI NAZA-M GPS
Power Distribution: Integrated on lower center plate
Batteries: x2 NANO-TECH A-SPEC 3s 4500mah 65c in parallel
ESC: DJI OPTO 30a
Motors: KEDA 2215 1050kv
Props: APC 10 x 3.8 cc & ccw
Tx: HITEC Aurora 9 with voltage telemetry
Rx: HITEC Optima 9
Lights: N/A
Camera: GOPRO HD2
Video Tx: Foxtech 5.8ghz 400mw w Cloverleaf antenna
Video Rx: Boscam " Foxtech AIO " 5.8ghz video goggles w Cloverleaf antenna
OSD: N/A
Gimbal: QUADframe GOPRO 2 axis gimbal w x2 HITEC HS65HB servos
Landing Gear: QUADframe Landing Gear Legs
AUW: 2470g ( 5.45lb ) w x2 3s 3300mah in parallel
Flying Time: 13+ minutes

NAZA Gain Settings

PITCH ROLL YAW VERTICAL
Basic Gains 180% 180% 150% 100%
Attitude Gains 100% 100%



Autumn w the TriCopter

Tricopter
2200mah Turnigy 25C 11.1v
Motors - NTM Prop Drive 28-36 750KV
Hobby King 30A ESC (Simon K flashed)
HK KK2 board
APC 10x4.7 SF props
Turnigy 9X radio with ER9X software and FrSky module
FrSky V8FR (HV) receiver


Quadcopter
5000mah Turnigy 25C 14.8v
Motors - NTM Prop Drive 28-36 750KV / 265W
Hobby King 30A ESC 3A UBEC flashed with SimonK firmware
KK2 controller board
10x4.7 SF APC props
Turnigy 9X radio with ER9X software and FrSky module
FrSky V8FR (HV) receiver

Further information and articles: http://flitetest.com/Authors/ycopter



HEXcopter SIX testing new flying.

RCTimer Carbon Fiber 10x4.5" CW CCW Counter Rotating Propellers

SIX Glass Fiber Hexcopter Frame 600mm

frame
SIX Glass Fiber Hexcopter Frame 600mm

board
Hobbyking KK2.0 Multi-rotor LCD Flight Control Board

motors
NTM Prop Drive Series 28-26A 1200kv / 250w

ESC
HobbyKing 30A BlueSeries Brushless Speed Controller

Batt
Turnigy nano-tech 2200mah 3S 25~50C Lipo Pack



This is my second hobby quality aircraft , the name is X450 DIY graphite quadcopter , i decide to build a second quadcopter but this one has to be more larger , lighter and powerful than my gaui 330xs so i can carry more payload for aerial video and FPV flying and accomplish longer flying time . I purchase the quadcopter frame on EBAY from a Chinese seller for US $54.00 + $9.00 shipping it took 3 weeks to arrive , i purchase 4X 10 inch quadcopter set of propellers on EBAY from a Chinese seller for $8.00 with free shipping , i purchase 4X 30A ESC's on EBAY from a US seller for $12.00 each with free shipping , i purchase the FY90Q pro gyro controller from an EBAY US seller for $128.00 with free shipping , i also purchase 14awg cables , bullet connectors plus some other minor parts from EBAY US sellers to complete the project and finally i purchase 4X 2015 Exceed optima 740kv outrunners brush-less motors from www.hobbypartz.com for $16.00 each with free shipping . Putting this frame together took me almost an hour . My next video will show how to wired and install the electronics on a DIY quadcopter frame


Quadcopter flying... I moved the hardware form my previous quad testing over to the HK frame now i'm happy with it's setup. Setup: * KK blackboard v5.5 running Mike Barton's xx LCD firmware v1.4d * HK SS 18A esc's * 8A 100kv motors * Gaui 8x4 coloured props * HobbyKing quad frame and HK lights. * 3S 2200mah batt * Spektrum receiver Got it dialed in nicely now - I've set it fairly sedate for hopefully FPV and camera work soon..


PARTS LIST Plane #1 "Speedie" Turnigy 2810 EDF Outrunner 4600kv for 55/64mm [$10.95] www.hobbyking.com 2 X HXT900 9g / 1.6kg / .12sec Micro Servo [$5.38] www.hobbyking.com TURNIGY Plush 30amp Speed Controller [$11.54] www.hobbyking.com Alloy e-Prop Spinner D30xH30/3.17mm Shaft 1set [$6.16] www.hobbyking.com 6X4 APC Prop [$2.09] www.amainhobbies.com Hobby King 2.4Ghz 4Ch Tx & Rx V2 (Mode 2) [$22.99] www.hobbyking.com Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack [$10.79] www.hobbyking.com Rayovac Alkaline AA Batteries - For TX Controller [$5.97] www.walmart.com Foam Board [$1.00] Packing Tape [$2.69] Control Horns [$1.00] TOTAL: $80.56 Plane #2 "Speed Wing" APC style propeller 8x6-E [$1.00] www.hobbyking.com TowerPro Brushless Outrunner TP2409_12D [$13.81] www.hobbyking.com 2 X HXT900 9g / 1.6kg / .12sec Micro Servo [$5.38]



NTM 50-50 580KV Motor as recieved from HobbyKing. Turnigy 4000mah 6 cell lipo (40c) APC 15x7 Castle Phoenix Ice Lite 75 1443 watts @ 65.5 amps. (22v) other tests not video'd APC 14x7 - 1198w @ 53 amps (same voltage) APC 13x10 - 1436w @ 61amps (same voltage) Plans for the airframe Possibly my H9 50 Corsair, maybe my 40 Cub...who knows where it'll wind up! The E-flite Rhapsody Airframe was just my test fuze.


4 x KD 2213-20T 19A 1050kv (180W) Brushless Outrunner Motors 4 x Hobbywing Pentium 18amp Brushless Motor esc speed controllers 4 x 10x6E TGS Sport Propellers 1 x HobbyKing Multi-Rotor Control Board v5.5x 5C Charge Long Max 2300mah 4S 30C Lipo Battery.






KK2 multiboard build

Shopping List







your own TX/ RX, Battery etc.


some wire

lots of patience


Optional







Instructions

1/ Start off by building your quadcoper frame, once assembled mount a motor on each arm.



2/ solder the motor wires on to the ESC wires and cable tie the wires to the arm



3/ Add an XT60 connector to the end of the esc and remove the red conductor from the 3 pin connector and isolate.




4/ now you need to make a harness to go from 1 female XT60 connector (that plugs into your battery) out to 4  male XT60 connectors (for the speed controllers)

5/ plug this into your speed controllers and thread the female XT60 through the frame of the quad to the bottom where the battery will mount.

6/ fit your KK board and plug the motors in as shown below


7/ Now connect your RX to the inputs of the quadcopter



8/ If you got your board from Hobbyking then it is flashed to fly + config, you can re flash using the optional programmer to fly x config but be warned there is a bug with the v4.7 firmware that causes motor 4 to have a big deadband in the throttle response so you might want to flash with v2.5 as I did, you can download the firmware from http://www.kkmulticopter.kr/multicopter/firmware/FlyCam_XCopter_v2_5.zip

I would recommend Lazyzero's flash tool available free (you can donate) form http://www.lazyzero.de/en/modellbau/kkmulticopterflashtool

9/ Set your esc throttle range up

you may have difficulties programming all at once but the procedure should be

9/ a/ Remove props

   b/ Turn on TX and set throttle to max

   c/ Turn YAW adjust to min


   d/ Connect battery to KK board and esc's

   e/ ESC's will beep the double beep (beep-beep) once they double beep smoothly bring throttle to zero                              and the esc's will beep once.

   f/ Disconnect battery.

   g/ Set YAW pot back to 50%



you should now be ready to fly :-)



If you haven flown any models before I recommend you get a simulator as they are not expensive and much cheaper than repairing the quad :-)

10/ You will need to adjust the pots to get the sensitivity correct, turn the pots up until the quad oscillates then turn it down a little. This will give most stable flight.

11/ Each time you fly you will probably need to adjust the trim.



Happy flying :-)


Motor: C3530 1700 kV ESC: 40A Battery: 3000 mAh 3S 11.1V lipo
100MPH capable

Foam Board Delta Build:

There are many versions of the beloved Delta flying wing. This particular model is made from a single piece of Dollar Tree foamboard, pre-covered with packing tape, and assembled with hot glue and two-sided foam tape. Its mission is to go very fast with a medium-sized powerplant and 3-cell battery pack. It is easy to build, with only two straight wing cuts, two hinge cuts, and two score-fold-glue joints for the vertical stabilizers. The scale and style factor is pretty humble in order to keep the weight down and the build simple, but it can be made to look relatively cool enough with some nice colored packing tape. Wingspan 21", length 19", AUW 500-650g, speed 60-75mph. I have used 1100kV and 1500kV 70g, 330 watt +/- motors with 8x6 APC props and 3-cell 2200mAh battery packs and gotten very respectable performance. A 2200kV with 6x4 and a 1300mAh pack was 400g and pretty quick as well. One could use a higher kV rating and/or cell count for faster speeds. My flying park is pretty tight and surrounded by $$property and vehicles so I keep it tame. A properly balanced tractor prop is very quiet, not like many pusher flying wings. 64mm EDF works very well too, mounted on top, with a paper cup thrust tube. These can be very fast and nimble with a roll rate over 1000 degrees per second, so I would recommend having at least intermediate skills and low rates to start. Launch 1/2 throttle at 30 degree up-angle and trim while at altitude. The EDF does well with landing gear (nose wheel ...



Motors:

Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 – 2826-1130kv Brushless Outrunner Motor
D2830-11 1000kv Brushless Motor
KD A22-15M Brushless Outrunner Motor
hacker Style Brushless Outrunner 20-28M
hacker Style Brushless Outrunner 20-22L
NTM Prop Drive Series 28-26A 1200kv / 250w (Needs Accessory Pack Below.

NTM Prop Drive 28 Series Accessory Pack


Another HexaKong XL-6S 950 monster.
This one comes with 14" Carbon Fiber props.
Comple setup can be purchased at www.Rc-Drones.com
Here is the list of everything used:

CarbonCore 950mm Foldable Carbon Fiber Hexacopter Frame
DJI Wookong-M Flight Controller
Turnigy Plush 40a ESC's
Rc Tiger MT3515-15 Motors 400kv
Gemfan 15" Carbon Fiber Props
Dual Hyperion 45c 6s 5000mAh Lipo(10,000mAh total)
AG550-NX Gimbal



H Quad

Ultimaker h-copter V2 build


this is more for the Thingiverse forum, for people with a 3-d printer but with a bit of imagination other resources can be applied to make up the lack of a 3d printer. :-)
main build list
printed PLA ultimaker parts from- http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:32640
Hextronik dt750 motors
25/30a esc with bec (bec makes it easier to configure)
10x10x1mm Wt aluminium SHS (see below for lengths)
2x450 Lg for the motor mounts (400 Lg if you use the PLA motor mounts)
2x405 Lg for the vertical body parts
flight controller (i use the DJI Naza, expensive but excellent)
receiver - Number of channels depends on your choice of flight controller
transmittor - choice is endless
Lipo battery pack - i use a 3 cell 5000mah (slightly too big and heavy, but it works)
any questions on parts - let me know

very much *work in progress*

Good luck, happy building.



Sport Quad used for shooting fast and crazy aerial video. Motors: NTM Prop Drive 28-26 1200kv
ESC: Turnigy Plush 30A
Props: 9x4.7


Wooden BASTARD Multirotor


Project: Quadcopter X-Fly -SETUP- Frame Aluminum pipe frame with stainless steel inserts CNC aluminum motor platforms with dampers CNC aluminum center Plexiglass platform for gyros with antivibration dampers Aluminum box for batteries with sponge insert 4X Turnigy G25 870KV 450W   Propellers 2X Zinger 12-8 wooden, balanced 2X Zinger 12-8 P wooden, balanced ESC 4X HobbyKing Red Brick 50A Power distribution Custom made board with 40A fuses Quadcopter controller HobbyKing Multi-Rotor Control Board V2.1 (Atmega168PA Xcopter firmware v1.1) Batteries 2x Turnigy Nano-tech 10Ah 2S 40-80C (connected in 4S) Charger IMAX B6AC with USB charge monitor & Y charge cables TX/RX system Turnigy TGY9X v2 Other electronics Voltage display & low battery alarm Y cables for batteries LED lighting Camera HD Wing Camera 1280x720p 30fps 5MP CMOS -

SPECS- Total weight 3,75Kg Diagonal shaft distance 1030mm Max power 1900W Colective thrust 10Kg.


Motors-Quad Copter

4X Turnigy G25 870KV 450W

Propellers:
2X Zinger 12-8 wooden, balanced
2X Zinger 12-8 P wooden, balanced

ESC
4X HobbyKing 50A

Quadcopter controller
DJI Naza & GPS

Batteries
2x Turnigy Li-Po Nano-tech 10Ah 2S 40-80C
(connected in 4S)

Charger
IMAX B6AC with USB charge monitor
& Y charge cables

TX/RX system
Futaba T8FG Super & R6308SBT

Other electronics
Voltage display
Y cables for batteries
LED lighting

Camera
Hero GoPro

-SPECS-

Total weight 3,75Kg
Diagonal shaft distance 1030mm
Max power 1900W
Colective thrust 10Kg



-SETUP-

Frame
Aluminum pipe frame with stainless steel inserts
CNC aluminum motor platforms with dampers
CNC aluminum center
Plexiglass platform for gyros with antivibration dampers
Aluminum box for batteries with sponge insert
Carbon finish

Motors
4X Turnigy G25 870KV 450W
(notched shaft mod)

Propellers
2X Zinger 12-8 wooden, balanced
2X Zinger 12-8 P wooden, balanced

ESC
4X HobbyKing Red Brick 50A

Power distribution
Custom made board with 40A fuses

Quadcopter controller
DJI Naza & GPS

Batteries
2x Turnigy Li-Po Nano-tech 10Ah 2S 40-80C
(connected in 4S)

Charger
IMAX B6AC with USB charge monitor
& Y charge cables

TX/RX system
Futaba T8FG Super & R6308SBT

Other electronics
Voltage display
Y cables for batteries
LED lighting

Camera
Hero GoPro

-SPECS-

Total weight 3,75Kg
Diagonal shaft distance 1030mm
Max power 1900W
Colective thrust 10Kg



hexTronik 24gram Brushless Outrunner 1300kv www.hobbyking.com
Prop 10x4.7 www.hobbyking.com
Esc hk 15-18A www.hobbyking.com
Placa HobbyKing Multi-Rotor Control Board V2.1 (Atmega168PA) www.hobbyking.com


FPV KITS


Simple FPV part list Newbie Build List

BOSCAM " Foxtech AIO " goggles 5.8ghz $435.00 all in one unit
Foxtech 5.8ghz 400mw vTX $   75.00
Cloverleaf 5.8ghz antennas set with RP-SMA connectors $ 20.00ea
90 degrees RP-SMA angle L adapter. basic adapter found online Prices Vary!
Gopro Hero 2 on 720p 60fps. $ 299.95 www.amazon.com pricing varies
Cyclops EZ OSD$91.49 www.hobbydream.com




Tested this setup to 2,222ft/677.25+ meters. as Far as I felt safe to do so, I believe its capable of farther but wasn't chancing it with my battery setup I had at the time.



ARKRC.com.au Parts and price list:

1 -- Immersion RC video transmitter 5.8GHz 600mW - $79.00 AUD


2 -- Immersion RC 5.8GHz Spironet Antenna set (RHCP) - $42.00 AUD

NOTE: I am only using the video transmitter antenna from this package (cloverleaf type)

3 -- Immersion RC EzOSD On Screen Display (OSD) with GPS - $185.99 AUD


4 -- Immersion RC GoPro HD Camera Cable - $15.00 AUD


5 -- Fatshark Dominator FPV Goggles with 5.8GHz receiver module - $360.00 AUD

You need a 2S LiPo to power these. I chose to use a ThunderPower 2S 1300mAh pack. Last for ages!


6 -- Circular Wireless 5.8GHz Helical Antenna 12 Turn



Motor: Turnigy 3536-1400 Motor

ESC: HK 90A

Prop: APC 10x5

battery: 2650mAh 3S 30C or better)

Required Radio: Minimum 4-Channel (Recomended 2.4ghz)



1600watt EPP Bullet Plane! We finally had a chance to get the Volteron gps unit on it to get a speed clock. Unfortunately it ends with a high speed crash. Check it out!!!
EPP Bullet Plane Playlist:
Here is a list of the parts used:
Turnigy 3648-1450kv 1600watt brushless motor:
Turnigy K-Force 100A brushless esc:
Zippy Flightmax 2650mAh 4c 5s1p LiPo:


HIGH N' LOUD


69 body shell $15,999 dynacorn
Fender aprons w/shocktowers complete- ea $509.95x2
Shocktowers alone ea$119.95x2
1-L/R Doors $385.99 ea x2
1969 Quarter Panel w/Sail Panel /LH/RH ea 359.95x2
1-Floor Pan-Complete $367.95
1-Hood $279.95
1-Trunk lid $139.95
1- Doors389.99 eax2
1-L/R fenders ea$199.99x2
1-Firewall-full patch-$213.99
Door hinges ea $62.50x4
Wheel houses $159.99 ea x2
quarter-frame-assembly-L/R $1299.99
Headlight bucket-assemblys L/R ea $224.99x2

BM3515A-KV1280kv


Sport Quad used for shooting fast and crazy aerial video.

Motors: NTM Prop Drive 28-26 1200kv
ESC: Turnigy Plush 30A
Props: 9x4.7

Instagram: @stratusproductions


Servos X2: 9g T-Pro Servo - http://scratchrc.com/Servos.html
Control Horns: 4 holes - http://scratchrc.com/Control-Horns.html


Turnigy H.A.L. $63.90@ www.hobbyking.com +

Maiden flight of my Turnigy HAL. Trying out calibrating the KK2 board. I ended up redoing the settings later that night. Specs: Turnigy HAL frame Hobbyking KK2 controller board NTM Pro Drive 3530 motor x 4 Turnigy 9 x 4.7 props Orangerx 7 channel Hobbywing Pentium, 40 amp ESC x 4 X Configuration FPVadventurer.com


Hobbyking H.A.L. frame
Naza FC
Tiger MT2814-10 770kv motors
Turnigy Plush 30A escs not reflashed
2200mAh 3s lipo
12x4.5 Gemfan props balanced
Gopro HD Hero2
Damping pivot camera mount
Turnigy 9X Frsky TX/RX
AUW 1925g 4.24lbs.


This is my turnigy hal from hobbyking
-4x 200w brushless motors
-4x25A turnigy controlers
-KK hobbyking
-2x 2650mha turnigy battery
weight: 1800g with the gopro  3.96 lbs.
autonomy: 14min flying

I have order from GB a demping pivot camera mount to stabilise my go pro !



Motors:

Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 – 2826-1130kv Brushless Outrunner Motor
D2830-11 1000kv Brushless Motor
KD A22-15M Brushless Outrunner Motor
hacker Style Brushless Outrunner 20-28M
hacker Style Brushless Outrunner 20-22L
NTM Prop Drive Series 28-26A 1200kv / 250w (Needs Accessory Pack Below.

NTM Prop Drive 28 Series Accessory Pack


Another HexaKong XL-6S 950 monster.
This one comes with 14" Carbon Fiber props.
Comple setup can be purchased at www.Rc-Drones.com
Here is the list of everything used:

CarbonCore 950mm Foldable Carbon Fiber Hexacopter Frame
DJI Wookong-M Flight Controller
Turnigy Plush 40a ESC's
Rc Tiger MT3515-15 Motors 400kv
Gemfan 15" Carbon Fiber Props
Dual Hyperion 45c 6s 5000mAh Lipo(10,000mAh total)
AG550-NX Gimbal



H Quad

Ultimaker h-copter V2 build


this is more for the Thingiverse forum, for people with a 3-d printer but with a bit of imagination other resources can be applied to make up the lack of a 3d printer. :-)
main build list
printed PLA ultimaker parts from- http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:32640
Hextronik dt750 motors
25/30a esc with bec (bec makes it easier to configure)
10x10x1mm Wt aluminium SHS (see below for lengths)
2x450 Lg for the motor mounts (400 Lg if you use the PLA motor mounts)
2x405 Lg for the vertical body parts
flight controller (i use the DJI Naza, expensive but excellent)
receiver - Number of channels depends on your choice of flight controller
transmittor - choice is endless
Lipo battery pack - i use a 3 cell 5000mah (slightly too big and heavy, but it works)
any questions on parts - let me know

very much *work in progress*

Good luck, happy building.



Sport Quad used for shooting fast and crazy aerial video. Motors: NTM Prop Drive 28-26 1200kv
ESC: Turnigy Plush 30A
Props: 9x4.7


setups


Flight Data/Specs

We tested the 6061 Hexacopter ARF with the following:
Flight Test 1: "Full House FPV"
 Props: stock 9x5 sf
 4s 5000mah 30c lipo flight batt.
 3s 1000mah wireless FPV system batt.
 Eagle Tree OSDpro, eLogger, Guardian and GPS
 QH600CP Camera Platform
 QH600LG Extended Landing Gear
 GoPro2 HD with housing
Test 1 Data:
 Watts average max 400
 Amps average max 26
 Flight time 12 minutes, end flight lipo cells at 3.67volts used 3800mha
 Weight Total 4.6 lbs
________________________________________________________
Flight Test 2: "Double Battery"
 Props: APC 10x3.8 sf
 2 parallel 4s 5000mah lipos for total of 10,000mah
 3s 1000mah wireless FPV system batt.
  Eagle Tree OSDpro, eLogger, Guardian and GPS
  QH600CP Camera Platform
  QH600LG Extended Landing Gear
  GoPro2 HD with housing
 Test 2 Data:
 Watts average max 500
 Amps average max 35
 Flight time 19 minutes, end flight lipo cells average at 3.78 volts used 8100mah of 10,000
 Weight Total RTF 6 lbs
___________________________________________________________
Flight Test 3: "Large Battery and Sony DSLR"
 Props: APC 10x4.7 sf
 1  4s 8000mah lipo
 3s 1000mah wireless FPV system batt.
  Eagle Tree OSDpro, eLogger, Guardian and GPS
  QH600CP Camera Platform
  QH600LG Extended Landing Gear
  Sony DSLR NEX-5n stock lens 18mm-55mm
 Test 3 Data:
 Watts average max 580
 Amps average max 38
 Flight time 10 minutes, end flight lipo cells average at 3.81 volts used 6800mah of 8000
 Weight Total RTF 7.8 lbs
----------------------//--------

Flying my newest quad build. This is the second flight, I crashed it the first flight because my aileron Channel was reversed, I patched up the frame and here it is. Terminator v.2 frame KK Board (RED 2010)4x 2212 930 Kv motors 4x 30a HK ESC's 8" gaui props Orange rx DSM2 reciever



NTM 3536-1400kv Motor
Turnigy Plush 60A ESC
2200 mAh Battery (40c)
APC 10X10 prop


Turnigy Plush 30a ESC
Avroto 2814-11s Motors
Graupner 11" Props
2xHyperion 5000mAh 4s 45c LiPo


6061 Hexacopter Kit

The ARF kit includes everything pictured:
6) RCtimer 840KV/25 amp/ 230 watt /3s-4s Brushless Motors w/ Prop mounts, Gold plated 3.5mm connectors
6) 30 amp ESC for 11.1 to 16.5 volts (3s-4s)
6) Aluminum Booms with Isolation Bushings and hardware
1) Upper Hexacopter Aluminum Dimple Died Main Frame
1) Lower Hexacopter Aluminum Main Frame
1) KKmulticopter 5.5 Black Board 2.5 ver.
1) USB update cable for Control Board
4) Male to Male Servo connectors
1) Main Wiring Harness with T connector Deans Ultra Type
6) 9×5 SF Prop
1) Stainless steel hardware pack, velcro, zip ties and anti-vibe foam tape.


Tri-copter Setup:

Delrin Tri-copter kit, 18" arms, Qudrino Zoom controller w/ multiwii 2.0 copter control, NX-4008 motors, Turnigy plush 18 ESC's, 4s 3300 mah 25c battery, 10" x 4.7" APC SF props (left one is a left-handed prop, counter-rotating) PS: Turnigy 5/6 volt switching PS set on 6v, feeding Video TX, 5v output of Video TX feeds RC RX, yaw servo and qudrino zoom. RC is Futaba 6EXP 72 mhz FPV: Gopro hero live-out to immersion 40 mw video TX on 2.4 ghz to Fatshark Aviator goggles.

F550 Flamewheels

. With DJI F550 Flame Wheel and GoPro Hd Hero 2. AeroXCraft, Landing gear (Zippy 5800mah, 30C battery. Stock motors, 2212, 920kv. Waiting for my new Tigermotor's 2814-10, 770kv! That will be fun, for sure! They can lift 2.4 kg each! times 6 engines is equal to 14.4 kg. Minus all the photographic equipment and frame equal: 11.4 kg.


F550#2

10x4.5 props. Board: Hobbyking KK5.5, Multi-rotor Frame: F550 Hexcopter Motor: NTM Prop Drive Series 28-26A 1200kv ESC: Hobbywing Pentium 18amp (PLUSH) Receiver: OrangeRx R610 LIPO 2x 3S1P 2200mAh 30C Max 78A Props:8x4.5"


F550#3
Hobbyking KK2.0 Multi-rotor Frame: H550 V2 Glass Fiber Hexcopter DJI Flame Wheel F550 Motor: NTM Prop Drive Series 28-26A 1200kv ESC: Hobbywing Pentium 18amp (PLUSH) Receiver: OrangeRx R610 LIPO 2x 3S1P 2200mAh 30C Max 78A 8x4,5.


Flight Data/Specs

We tested the 6061 Hexacopter ARF with the following:
Flight Test 1: "Full House FPV"
 Props: stock 9x5 sf
 4s 5000mah 30c lipo flight batt.
 3s 1000mah wireless FPV system batt.
 Eagle Tree OSDpro, eLogger, Guardian and GPS
 QH600CP Camera Platform
 QH600LG Extended Landing Gear
 GoPro2 HD with housing
Test 1 Data:
 Watts average max 400
 Amps average max 26
 Flight time 12 minutes, end flight lipo cells at 3.67volts used 3800mha
 Weight Total 4.6 lbs
________________________________________________________
Flight Test 2: "Double Battery"
 Props: APC 10x3.8 sf
 2 parallel 4s 5000mah lipos for total of 10,000mah
 3s 1000mah wireless FPV system batt.
  Eagle Tree OSDpro, eLogger, Guardian and GPS
  QH600CP Camera Platform
  QH600LG Extended Landing Gear
  GoPro2 HD with housing
 Test 2 Data:
 Watts average max 500
 Amps average max 35
 Flight time 19 minutes, end flight lipo cells average at 3.78 volts used 8100mah of 10,000
 Weight Total RTF 6 lbs
___________________________________________________________
Flight Test 3: "Large Battery and Sony DSLR"
 Props: APC 10x4.7 sf
 1  4s 8000mah lipo
 3s 1000mah wireless FPV system batt.
  Eagle Tree OSDpro, eLogger, Guardian and GPS
  QH600CP Camera Platform
  QH600LG Extended Landing Gear
  Sony DSLR NEX-5n stock lens 18mm-55mm
 Test 3 Data:
 Watts average max 580
 Amps average max 38
 Flight time 10 minutes, end flight lipo cells average at 3.81 volts used 6800mah of 8000
 Weight Total RTF 7.8 lbs
----------------------//--------

Flying my newest quad build. This is the second flight, I crashed it the first flight because my aileron Channel was reversed, I patched up the frame and here it is. Terminator v.2 frame KK Board (RED 2010)4x 2212 930 Kv motors 4x 30a HK ESC's 8" gaui props Orange rx DSM2 reciever



NTM 3536-1400kv Motor
Turnigy Plush 60A ESC
2200 mAh Battery (40c)
APC 10X10 prop


Turnigy Plush 30a ESC
Avroto 2814-11s Motors
Graupner 11" Props
2xHyperion 5000mAh 4s 45c LiPo



Motor: C3530 1700 kV ESC: 40A Battery: 3000 mAh 3S 11.1V lipo
100MPH capable

Foam Board Delta Build:

There are many versions of the beloved Delta flying wing. This particular model is made from a single piece of Dollar Tree foamboard, pre-covered with packing tape, and assembled with hot glue and two-sided foam tape. Its mission is to go very fast with a medium-sized powerplant and 3-cell battery pack. It is easy to build, with only two straight wing cuts, two hinge cuts, and two score-fold-glue joints for the vertical stabilizers. The scale and style factor is pretty humble in order to keep the weight down and the build simple, but it can be made to look relatively cool enough with some nice colored packing tape. Wingspan 21", length 19", AUW 500-650g, speed 60-75mph. I have used 1100kV and 1500kV 70g, 330 watt +/- motors with 8x6 APC props and 3-cell 2200mAh battery packs and gotten very respectable performance. A 2200kV with 6x4 and a 1300mAh pack was 400g and pretty quick as well. One could use a higher kV rating and/or cell count for faster speeds. My flying park is pretty tight and surrounded by $$property and vehicles so I keep it tame. A properly balanced tractor prop is very quiet, not like many pusher flying wings. 64mm EDF works very well too, mounted on top, with a paper cup thrust tube. These can be very fast and nimble with a roll rate over 1000 degrees per second, so I would recommend having at least intermediate skills and low rates to start. Launch 1/2 throttle at 30 degree up-angle and trim while at altitude. The EDF does well with landing gear (nose wheel ...

Model: SK-3548-970kv $25.44=101.76

ESC's:Turnigy Plush 60A Brushless Speed Controller$34.58 =138.32

Props: 11X8.5 APC Prop $2.35= 9.40
                14x7" suggested

Battery: turnigy nanotech 2200mah 3s lipo
Charger:
Main parts costs:

138.32+101.76+9.40=$249.48

Bought these, and installed them on my quadcopter w/ 4S and a 11X8.5 APC prop. Plenty of power and torque. Runs pretty quiet, and the amp draw on this setup is 42A and about 650W. Overall a good motor.

Turnigy L2215J-900 Brushless Motor (200w)
the esc's are: HobbyKing Red Brick 25A ESC (I would recommend different speed controlls like the Plush, red bricks tend to glitch once in a while)
10"x6" Propellers
3 cell 2200mah 20-30c lipo

Nice and clean construction. I believe that they are the perfect match for the scratch built frame that I used them with. It is a Hexacopter Y6 configuration, and being a test platform it was not light "at all"... These motors combined with the HobbyKing SS Series 18-20 Card Programmable ESC's was phenomenal! I am now moving on to my next build and these will be used in my new Quadcopter also! For a video, look up the words "moisdude hexacopter teaser" in YouTube ok. OH: by the way, I also bought the 5.4g 200mw transmitter receiver set for doing FPV on my new Quad... :-) Thank you HobbyKing




Sport Quad used for shooting fast and crazy aerial video.

Motors: NTM Prop Drive 28-26 1200kv
ESC: Turnigy Plush 30A
Props: 9x4.7

Instagram: @stratusproductions


Servos X2: 9g T-Pro Servo - http://scratchrc.com/Servos.html
Control Horns: 4 holes - http://scratchrc.com/Control-Horns.html


Sport Quad used for shooting fast and crazy aerial video.

NTM Prop Drive 28-26 1200kv
ESC: Turnigy Plush 30A
Props: 9x4.7


Build 3.0

Here you will find the parts for the quadcopter v3.0 listed.

Quadcopter v3.0

Motors:

hexTronik DT750 Brushless Outrunner 750kv

ESC’s:

HobbyKing SS-Series 25-30A ESC.

Battery:

ZIPPY Flightmax 2800mAh 3S1P 30C

Props:

Slow Fly Electric Prop 11×4.7SF RH Rotation (4 pc)

Slow Fly Electric Prop 11X4.7SF (4 pc)

Prop savers:

Prop Saver w/ Band 4mm (10pcs)

Colet Type Prop Adapter 4mm.

Radio (Rx/Tx): Anything you prefer.

Hobby King 2.4Ghz 6Ch Tx & Rx V2 (Mode 2)

Hitec Eclipse 7 Pro 2.4ghz (Mode 2)

- Hitec Optima 6 Receiver (With telemetry)

Charger:

Turnigy 2S 3S Balance Charger

Imax B6AC 2-6s Balance Charger

Control board + power distribution board:

KK multicopter controlboard v5.5 with Xcopter configuration.

HobbyKing KKv2.1 Quadcopter controller board.

Frame:

HobbyKing X666 quadcopter frame.





Here you find the parts used in the Quadcopter v2.0. The parts are slightly different from the v1.0 but way better.

Quadcopter v2.0

Motors:

hexTronik DT750 Brushless Outrunner 750kv

ESC’s:

HobbyKing Red Brick 30A ESC (They don’t carry the 25A ESC anymore so this would work instead)

Battery:

ZIPPY Flightmax 2800mAh 3S1P 30C

Props:

Slow Fly Electric Prop 11×4.7SF RH Rotation (4 pc)

Slow Fly Electric Prop 11X4.7SF (4 pc)

Prop savers:

Prop Saver w/ Band 4mm (10pcs)

Colet Type Prop Adapter 4mm.

Radio (Rx/Tx):

Hobby King 2.4Ghz 6Ch Tx & Rx V2 (Mode 2)

Charger:

Turnigy 2S 3S Balance Charger

Imax B6AC 2-6s Balance Charger

Control board + power distribution board:

KK multicopter controlboard v5.5 with Xcopter configuration.

HobbyKing KKv2.1 Quadcopter controller board.

Frame: 15.2mm aluminum square tube from local hardware store




Here you find the parts used in the Quadcopter v2.0. The parts are slightly different from the v1.0 but way better.

Quadcopter v2.0

Motors:

hexTronik DT750 Brushless Outrunner 750kv

ESC’s:

HobbyKing Red Brick 30A ESC (They don’t carry the 25A ESC anymore so this would work instead)

Battery:

ZIPPY Flightmax 2800mAh 3S1P 30C

Props:

Slow Fly Electric Prop 11×4.7SF RH Rotation (4 pc)

Slow Fly Electric Prop 11X4.7SF (4 pc)

Prop savers:

Prop Saver w/ Band 4mm (10pcs)

Colet Type Prop Adapter 4mm.

Radio (Rx/Tx):

Hobby King 2.4Ghz 6Ch Tx & Rx V2 (Mode 2)

Charger:

Turnigy 2S 3S Balance Charger

Imax B6AC 2-6s Balance Charger

Control board + power distribution board:

KK multicopter controlboard v5.5 with Xcopter configuration.

HobbyKing KKv2.1 Quadcopter controller board.

Frame: Frame: 15.2mm aluminum square tube from local hardware store.


Here you will find the parts for the quadcopter v3.0 listed.

Quadcopter v3.0

Motors:

hexTronik DT750 Brushless Outrunner 750kv

ESC’s:

HobbyKing SS-Series 25-30A ESC.

Battery:

ZIPPY Flightmax 2800mAh 3S1P 30C

Props:

Slow Fly Electric Prop 11×4.7SF RH Rotation (4 pc)

Slow Fly Electric Prop 11X4.7SF (4 pc)

Prop savers:

Prop Saver w/ Band 4mm (10pcs)

Colet Type Prop Adapter 4mm.

Radio (Rx/Tx):

Hobby King 2.4Ghz 6Ch Tx & Rx V2 (Mode 2)

Hitec Eclipse 7 Pro 2.4ghz (Mode 2)

- Hitec Optima 6 Receiver (With telemetry)

Charger

Turnigy 2S 3S Balance Charger

Imax B6AC 2-6s Balance Charger

Control board + power distribution board:

KK multicopter controlboard v5.5 with Xcopter configuration.

HobbyKing KKv2.1 Quadcopter controller board.

Frame:

HobbyKing X666 quadcopter frame.



New Stuff Setups:

DIY X450 specs

Frame: DIY X450 graphite quadcopter frame
Flight Controller: FF free flight " white board "
Power Distribution: GoodLuckBuy
Batteries: 3s 3300mah
ESC: Generic 30A ESC's
Motors: KEDA 2028 1050kv
Props: APC 10 x 3.8 props
Tx: HITEC Aurora 9 with voltage telemetry
Rx: HITEC Optima 6
Lights: HobbyPartz red/white led lights
Camera: N/A
Video Tx: N/A
Video Rx: N/A
OSD: N/A
Weight: AUW: 1140g


Pissed OFF Bee's Quad Sweet Sounding Motors

Machine : Frame: QAV500, CC3D, Motors:Tiger MT-4006 series, Props: graupner 10x5 props, Battery's: 3300mah 4s lipo, Radio: spektrum 2.4ghz rc w transmitter incl.



Turnigy L2215J-900 Brushless Motor (200w)
the esc's are: HobbyKing Red Brick 25A ESC (I would recommend different speed controlls like the Plush, red bricks tend to glitch once in a while)
10"x6" Propellers
3 cell 2200mah 20-30c lipo

Nice and clean construction. I believe that they are the perfect match for the scratch built frame that I used them with. It is a Hexacopter Y6 configuration, and being a test platform it was not light "at all"... These motors combined with the HobbyKing SS Series 18-20 Card Programmable ESC's was phenomenal! I am now moving on to my next build and these will be used in my new Quadcopter also! For a video, look up the words "moisdude hexacopter teaser" in YouTube ok. OH: by the way, I also bought the 5.4g 200mw transmitter receiver set for doing FPV on my new Quad... :-) Thank you HobbyKing


Turnigy L2215J-900 Brushless Motor (200w)
the esc's are: HobbyKing Red Brick 25A ESC (I would recommend different speed controlls like the Plush, red bricks tend to glitch once in a while)
10"x6" Propellers
3 cell 2200mah 20-30c lipo

Nice and clean construction. I believe that they are the perfect match for the scratch built frame that I used them with. It is a Hexacopter Y6 configuration, and being a test platform it was not light "at all"... These motors combined with the HobbyKing SS Series 18-20 Card Programmable ESC's was phenomenal! I am now moving on to my next build and these will be used in my new Quadcopter also! For a video, look up the words "moisdude hexacopter teaser" in YouTube ok. OH: by the way, I also bought the 5.4g 200mw transmitter receiver set for doing FPV on my new Quad... :-) Thank you HobbyKing.

Proven Setup's:

- master airscrew 11x6" Prop
- motor Turnigy 3548 - 900kv
- 2-lipo 2200mAh 2s   w (series connector)
- esc 40A any brand will work.
Turnigy Plush 60Amp ESC, Turnigy SK 35-48 900Kv motor, 11x8.5 3-blade prop, and Zippy flightmax 2200mah 15C 3S lipo. First test flight with balanced prop. Seemed to pull pretty good, could go full verticle for the first time.

3548 - 900kv

12x6 prop, 4s nanotech, and turnigy 9x



SK 35-48 / 900kv
with APC 11x5,5 E prop
ESC TURNIGY PLUSH 60A
battery ZIPPY-H 4S 4000 mAh 25-30C



Model: SK-3548-970kv $25.44=101.76

ESC's:Turnigy Plush 60A Brushless Speed Controller$34.58 =138.32

Props: 11X8.5 APC Prop $2.35= 9.40
                14x7" suggested

Battery: turnigy nanotech 2200mah 3s lipo

Battery Charger:$Money
Transmitter/receiver: $Money



Bought these motors and installed them on my quadcopter w/ 4S and a 11X8.5 APC prop. Plenty of power and torque. Runs pretty quiet, Overall a great motor.

About Me:

I’m Robert Salamun, from California, and I’m starting this blog to document how i build and create a quadcopter from scratch.



$142.40 tv and Internet.

Sport Quad4-Setup
Arm to Arm 9" length in + or X config. Home Depot metal flat stock Aluminum
NTM Prop Drive 28-26 1200kv    $14.99          or 1,000kv or 1350kv
ESC: Turnigy  Plush 30A    $ 12.19 "backordered" at time of post
Props: 9x4.7.          $2.69 ea x4

Nano-Tech 3000mah  3s lipo 3.0 $26.19
Go Pro Camera w mount. $299.99 and up for more "mounts" package.

7-4-12

Some Quick Flights around the paddock FPV style. Frame: FLYINGROBOT-550 Frame FC: DJI Naza  NTM Prop Drive 28-26 1000KV ESC:Turnigy Plush 30a Props:10x4.5 TX/RX:Turnigy 9x Video TX/RX: 5.8ghz 200mw + Bluebeam Whip Antenna Set Camera: GoPro HD @ 720p 60fps


SunnySky 2212 KV980 Brushless Motor, 10x4.5 prop, 18 amp esc, gens ace 3s 2600 25c testing ...each motor is drawing 8.77 at full throttle. 8 minutes of flying time..


combo: 1XDJI WKM Multirotor controller www.foxtechfpv.com 1X XA DIY X6 Frame www.foxtechfpv.com 6x sunnysky 2212 motor www.foxtechfpv.com 6x Hobbywing 18A esc www.foxtechfpv.com 3 pair of 1047 Carbon fiber blades www.foxtechfpv.com


Hexacopter ATG 600 CF with DJI Naza Motors SunnySky 2212 980 kV Props 10x4.5

7-7-12Build
HeavyLIFT:

Suggested combo:
       or Hobbywing 40A platinum ESC X6 http://www.foxtechfpv.com/hobbywing-platinum-40a-pro-esc-p-379.html
Propller:12-15inches(max)
Battery : 3-4 S lipo, 5000-10000mah
The max fly weight of this setup is 12kg for 4S lipo in theroy, but normally make it below 8kg for long flight time and safety.


7-14-12 Build
Frame of Your Choice or a DIY Build
Batteries: 3s 2800mah or 4000mah
ESC: Generic 30a ESCs
Motors: Hoverthings 20-28 1050kv
Props: Gaui 10" props


Sport Quad used for shooting fast and crazy aerial video.

NTM Prop Drive 28-26 1200kv
ESC: Turnigy Plush 30A
Props: 9x4.7


Build 3.0

Here you will find the parts for the quadcopter v3.0 listed.

Quadcopter v3.0

Motors:

hexTronik DT750 Brushless Outrunner 750kv

ESC’s:

HobbyKing SS-Series 25-30A ESC.

Battery:

ZIPPY Flightmax 2800mAh 3S1P 30C

Props:

Slow Fly Electric Prop 11×4.7SF RH Rotation (4 pc)

Slow Fly Electric Prop 11X4.7SF (4 pc)

Prop savers:

Prop Saver w/ Band 4mm (10pcs)

Colet Type Prop Adapter 4mm.

Radio (Rx/Tx): Anything you prefer.

Hobby King 2.4Ghz 6Ch Tx & Rx V2 (Mode 2)

Hitec Eclipse 7 Pro 2.4ghz (Mode 2)

- Hitec Optima 6 Receiver (With telemetry)

Charger:

Turnigy 2S 3S Balance Charger

Imax B6AC 2-6s Balance Charger

Control board + power distribution board:

KK multicopter controlboard v5.5 with Xcopter configuration.

HobbyKing KKv2.1 Quadcopter controller board.

Frame:

HobbyKing X666 quadcopter frame.





Here you find the parts used in the Quadcopter v2.0. The parts are slightly different from the v1.0 but way better.

Quadcopter v2.0

Motors:

hexTronik DT750 Brushless Outrunner 750kv

ESC’s:

HobbyKing Red Brick 30A ESC (They don’t carry the 25A ESC anymore so this would work instead)

Battery:

ZIPPY Flightmax 2800mAh 3S1P 30C

Props:

Slow Fly Electric Prop 11×4.7SF RH Rotation (4 pc)

Slow Fly Electric Prop 11X4.7SF (4 pc)

Prop savers:

Prop Saver w/ Band 4mm (10pcs)

Colet Type Prop Adapter 4mm.

Radio (Rx/Tx):

Hobby King 2.4Ghz 6Ch Tx & Rx V2 (Mode 2)

Charger:

Turnigy 2S 3S Balance Charger

Imax B6AC 2-6s Balance Charger

Control board + power distribution board:

KK multicopter controlboard v5.5 with Xcopter configuration.

HobbyKing KKv2.1 Quadcopter controller board.

Frame: 15.2mm aluminum square tube from local hardware store




Here you find the parts used in the Quadcopter v2.0. The parts are slightly different from the v1.0 but way better.

Quadcopter v2.0

Motors:

hexTronik DT750 Brushless Outrunner 750kv

ESC’s:

HobbyKing Red Brick 30A ESC (They don’t carry the 25A ESC anymore so this would work instead)

Battery:

ZIPPY Flightmax 2800mAh 3S1P 30C

Props:

Slow Fly Electric Prop 11×4.7SF RH Rotation (4 pc)

Slow Fly Electric Prop 11X4.7SF (4 pc)

Prop savers:

Prop Saver w/ Band 4mm (10pcs)

Colet Type Prop Adapter 4mm.

Radio (Rx/Tx):

Hobby King 2.4Ghz 6Ch Tx & Rx V2 (Mode 2)

Charger:

Turnigy 2S 3S Balance Charger

Imax B6AC 2-6s Balance Charger

Control board + power distribution board:

KK multicopter controlboard v5.5 with Xcopter configuration.

HobbyKing KKv2.1 Quadcopter controller board.

Frame: Frame: 15.2mm aluminum square tube from local hardware store.


Here you will find the parts for the quadcopter v3.0 listed.

Quadcopter v3.0

Motors:

hexTronik DT750 Brushless Outrunner 750kv

ESC’s:

HobbyKing SS-Series 25-30A ESC.

Battery:

ZIPPY Flightmax 2800mAh 3S1P 30C

Props:

Slow Fly Electric Prop 11×4.7SF RH Rotation (4 pc)

Slow Fly Electric Prop 11X4.7SF (4 pc)

Prop savers:

Prop Saver w/ Band 4mm (10pcs)

Colet Type Prop Adapter 4mm.

Radio (Rx/Tx):

Hobby King 2.4Ghz 6Ch Tx & Rx V2 (Mode 2)

Hitec Eclipse 7 Pro 2.4ghz (Mode 2)

- Hitec Optima 6 Receiver (With telemetry)

Charger:

Turnigy 2S 3S Balance Charger

Imax B6AC 2-6s Balance Charger

Control board + power distribution board:

KK multicopter controlboard v5.5 with Xcopter configuration.

HobbyKing KKv2.1 Quadcopter controller board.

Frame:

HobbyKing X666 quadcopter frame.


Mini Quadcopter:

Parts list

AUW = ~900 grams (~2 pounds)

Additional parts needed to complete the Quad.



-- ~15 feet of 20awg silicone rubber high strand count wire
-- 10x4.5 props (CW/CCW)



The rest of the items we purchased from Hobby King
(4) Motors:  SK-2826-1000 TGY AerodriveXp SK Series 28-26 1000Kv / 240
(4) Speed Controllers:  TAE-25A Turnigy AE-25A Brushless ESC
(1) Battery:  Z22003S-25 ZIPPY Flightmax 2200mAh 3S1P 25C
(1) Connectors:  XT60 Connectors Male/Female (5 pairs)
(4) 3 Bladed Props:  GWPRO002S3D GWS HD8040 3 Blade Prop (2pc pack)
(4) 3 Bladed Props:  GWPRR002S3D GWS HD8040 3 Blade Prop Counter Rotate (2pc)
(4) 2 Bladed Props:  H9011A 9x5 Propellers (5Pcs/Bag)
(4) 2 Bladed Props:  H9012A 9x5R (Counter Rotating) Propellers (5Pcs/Bag)
Several Strips of Velcro