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Old 02-05-2013, 08:45 PM
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Hi Everyone,

I want to build a quadcopter for myself and would like some advice about the parts I have picked out. Basically let me know if i'm making any mistakes before I spend my money. If i've made bad choices or foregotten something please let me know. Also what would a completely ready to fly quadcopter like this retail for if I were to purchase one. Thanks for your help! I look forward to reading your responses. Here is my parts list:

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Name Qty Price Total
Hobbyking SK450 Glass Fiber Quadcopter Frame 450mm 1 $ 17.99 $ 17.99
Hobbyking SK450 Lower PCB Main Frame 1 $ 5.89 $ 5.89
Hobbyking SK450 Replacement Arm Set - Red 1 $ 6.56 $ 6.56
Turnigy D2836/9 950KV Brushless Outrunner Motor 4 $ 12.22 $ 48.88
Turnigy TY-P1 25Amp HEXFET® Brushless Speed Controller 4 $ 10.95 $ 43.80
Hobbyking KK2.0 Multi-rotor LCD Flight Control Board 1 $ 29.99 $ 29.99
10x4.5 SF Props 2pc Standard Rotation/2 pc RH Rotation (Blue) 1 $ 3.14 $ 3.14
Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 30C Lipo Pack 1 $ 13.79 $ 13.79
Turnigy 2S 3S Balance Charger. Direct 110/240v Input 1 $ 11.44 $ 11.44
Turnigy 9X 9Ch Transmitter w/ Module & 8ch Receiver (Mode 1) (v2 Firmware) 1 $ 54.00 $ 54.00
Total $ 235.48
Old 02-12-2013, 09:02 AM
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ORIGINAL: wormtail

Hi Everyone,

I want to build a quadcopter for myself and would like some advice about the parts I have picked out. Basically let me know if i'm making any mistakes before I spend my money. If i've made bad choices or foregotten something please let me know. Also what would a completely ready to fly quadcopter like this retail for if I were to purchase one. Thanks for your help! I look forward to reading your responses. Here is my parts list:

<colgroup><col width=''495'' style=''mso-width-source:userset;mso-width-alt:18102;width:371pt'' /> <col width=''64'' span=''3'' style=''width:48pt'' /> </colgroup>
Name Qty Price Total
Hobbyking SK450 Glass Fiber Quadcopter Frame 450mm 1 $ 17.99 $ 17.99
Hobbyking SK450 Lower PCB Main Frame 1 $ 5.89 $ 5.89
Hobbyking SK450 Replacement Arm Set - Red 1 $ 6.56 $ 6.56
Turnigy D2836/9 950KV Brushless Outrunner Motor 4 $ 12.22 $ 48.88
Turnigy TY-P1 25Amp HEXFET® Brushless Speed Controller 4 $ 10.95 $ 43.80
Hobbyking KK2.0 Multi-rotor LCD Flight Control Board 1 $ 29.99 $ 29.99
10x4.5 SF Props 2pc Standard Rotation/2 pc RH Rotation (Blue) 1 $ 3.14 $ 3.14
Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 30C Lipo Pack 1 $ 13.79 $ 13.79
Turnigy 2S 3S Balance Charger. Direct 110/240v Input 1 $ 11.44 $ 11.44
Turnigy 9X 9Ch Transmitter w/ Module & 8ch Receiver (Mode 1) (v2 Firmware) 1 $ 54.00 $ 54.00
Total $ 235.48
hi is this your first build and have you ever flew a quadcopter before? if you never have i suggest you save some money buy something entry level to learn orientation and get used to throttle control. if will save you from expensive cost fixing something more expensive to learn on. heli-max 1sq is a great start quads cheap and very stable. blade mqq as well, and even larger.
Old 02-18-2013, 07:30 AM
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Default RE: Quadcopter Build Need Advice

wormtail hello from what i have seen and heard that kk2.0 board with the led screen is nice.. but i seen some place its up to a 5.5 ver. build
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Default RE: Quadcopter Build Need Advice

tend to agree with the comments about starting with a purpose built kit if you havent built or flown them before. I would probably chose the Blade mQX ready to fly system. You will find it flies similar to a coax machine but more fun because it can handle the wind outdoors. I Strongly recommend using fluoro orange strips on the arms and landing gear or similar to improve visibility and orientation in the air. Orange duct tape strips works very well for me. Hereis the Blade link

http://www.bladehelis.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=BLH7500

However, if you want to build your own then think about what you want to do with it. If aerial photogrpahy then consider 
Using some of the Hobbyking carbon fibre landing legs to give you space under the belly to hang the camera underneath.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__6206__Carbon_Fiber_Landing_Gear_120mm_1_Pair_.ht ml
My biggest mistakes have always been to build the frame and wire it up and then to wonder where the hell to fit the camera.
I then muck around reworking the wiring and frame to make space! But I am a slow learner!!

I like to have a separate Battery Eliminator Circuit to power the receiver rather than taking it off the ESCs.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=4319


Finally one of the Hobby king power distribution boards can save you a lot of soldering time and get some of their silicone wire. 



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