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Old 02-18-2016, 10:07 AM
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Default First Quadcopter Build

In case anybody is on the fence, thought I'd show how cheap and easy it is to build a quad.

This is the Blackout 250 race quad kit and cost $86.

Comes with frame, Emaxx 2204-2300 kv motors, Simon K 12A ESCs, power distribution board, CC3D flight controller and 3S 30C 650 mah Lipo.

So basically, all you need is some solder, a few zip ties and a radio and reciever and you're flying.

First connect the motors to the ESCs.


These are connected to the power distribution board which is powered by the Lipo. PDB is nice, it's got contacts that are knocked down to 12V and 5V for connecting other stuff.



Everything mounted onto frame. Toughest part is to keep everthing neat, there's a crapload of wiring on these things.



Camera, flight control board and camera transmitter done.



A lot of guys just velcro and zip tie their electronics on. I grabbed a few nylon standoffs and worked nice and neat with control board stacked on top of power board.



Getting close, radio and reciever shsould be here in the next day or 2. The only other thing to add is video camera, it'll sit on the mount in front of the battery



Build was easy and I guarantee when you're done, you will be a master solderer.
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Ordere da kit off Fleabay with landing gear, mounts, etc.
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Got the 3D printed parts and changed things up. The arms create a big space between the 2 bottom chassis plates so I can hide all the wiring, ESCs for a cleaner look. I call it the Green Goblin.
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Does it fly?

Videos?

Pix of a pile of parts?


Tell us how it's going?

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