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Old 09-19-2014, 01:04 AM
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hi all, I'm new to the site and to all the RC stuff, the hieght of my RC experience is controlling a tiny coke can sized car.
i'm hoping to learn about how to build them from scratching making cars and copters and boats and all sorts of stuff. i appologies if i'm posting this in the wrong place but i didn't see an "introduce yourself" section anywhere.

i was hoping to build a quadrocopter right off the bat, but i feel that might be too much, i am currently studying engineering (electrical assembly) at college so i will be building my skills, but i was hoping to get guidance in such a specialised area. i will happily welcome all help with recommendations and guidance of how to get off the ground, i persoanlly own a soldering iron and several books on robotics but have yet to get started.

so thanks for reading, if anyone has any advise for me, either fire a reply or inbox me.

thanks very much everyone i look forward to becomming a part of this community

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Old 09-19-2014, 03:49 AM
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Custom built rc land and air vehicles can get very expensive... Just be mindful of that and try to cost everything beforehand.

its a great felling to completely modify or build your own thing. Nice to see someone thinking outside the box.

only thing, generally these projects need extensive knowledge, experience and a big tool library.

as for quad copters, it can be challenging because the parts are so cheap. So making one will no doubt cost more

I guess the first place to start is a frame.
ideally u want the frame to be the same size as a current production quadcopter frame... There are a few different sizes so u need to work out what's a good size for you.

The biggest issue with the frame will be trying to make it light weight, and durable. Production items are over engineered, CNC'd, laser cut, mix of carbon fibre, t6 alloy and sometimes plastic.

have a look of this example of a basic frame. Imagine trying to make that with out a CNC machine or a programable laser cutter... Sure it's possible with hand tools but would require a lot of skill

so I guess, is it worth building a frame?
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hmmm building a frame might be a bit advanced for me, i was thinking more along the lines of circuitry and assembling everything together on a pre-made frame, but it will be something i will look to expand in, however the frames are good area to start with and selecting the right type of frame, i have big hands some something beefy would be more prefered.
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do you think i given my level of experience i should styart with buying the materials such as frame and all the propellers and assembling it and modifying it from there or should i actually start by learning all the skills needed to design and make the required materials, i think buying and constructing is the way to go, anyone want to way in here? any feedback is welcome!

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