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  1. B

    My first build! are these components suitable for a mix between freestyle and long range?

    So this is what 3 days of solid research has bought me too. Im going for a long range/freestyle type quad. I understand this list will be missing a few bits as Im still a newb and the receiver and transmitter side of things, confuses me! So here, go's, please can people recommend any...
  2. CrazyMonkeyFlyer

    Planning a new kind of quad. Support needed

    I am currently planning to build a mini jet engine quad. This is an experiment so that i can learn more about the development of quads. Anyone having apt knowledge contact me. I would like some support and when successful would help you get your credit too. Thanks in advance.
  3. K

    Need Purchasing Advice

    Thanks for the opportunity to ask some questions. I was given a DJI F450 Flame Wheel frame with motors and speed controllers as a gift. I then purchased a FrSky Taranis X7 radio. I'm really overwhelmed by the number of choices when it comes to receivers and flight controllers. I'm very new to...
  4. GlassKnees

    Planning A New Build

    I had two flying video platforms that were similarly equipped though different frames - one was a modified Parallax Elev-8 and the other was a Tarot 650 Sport. Both had T-Motor Navigator MN3520 400KV motors, 15.5"props and Hobbywing Platinum Pro 30A OPTO Escs. Both had APM 2.6 flight...
  5. H

    Finally chosen my components, are these all compatible?

    Hi everyone, I have finally chosen my parts, however i am not sure if they are compatible with each other. Is it possible if someone can clarify if they are all ok? i am also not so sure on calculating flight time... can somebody help me with that? I also need some help with setting up my osd...
  6. H

    Parts list for my first build. HELP PLEASEEE.

    Hi all. i am currently in the process of choosing my parts for my drone that i am hoping to make myself. I would like the following features: GPS missions that i can program using my laptop or phone (i dont mind either way!). Return to home/auto stability. A camera feed on a monitor with signal...
  7. H

    new build... need help for parts

    Hi all... i am going to start a new build and i need help. I am hoping to have inav as the firmware, using an s500 frame. I would like to have the following functions: Gps missions (inav does that of course) A video camera + adjustable gimball(for video/photos) Fpv functionality potentially. A...
  8. A

    Power distribution board and what battery should i use???

    Hello my name is keven so for christmas im getting a cheap 250 quad kit which brings a power distribution board which is one without a 5v regulator. I was wondering what battery should i use ? The kit is one of those zmr250 clone kits from ebay
  9. Z

    Advice on acrobatic quadcopter

    Hi, I'm looking to make my first quadcopter but I'm new to the subject. I want to make a quadcopter that will be used primarily indoors and will be built for control rather than speed. So simple acrobatics and hovering are the primary goals for it. Could you suggest a type of propeller that...
  10. S

    New/Upgrading build flight controller recommendations

    So i was into drones about 1.5 years ago and decided to build myself one to try out however, it never really worked as well as i wanted and didn't have features i probably just assumed were standard like altitude hold and return to home. so i planned an upgrade using a SPracing F3 (which i later...
  11. T

    First build in the UK without waiting weeks for shipping

    I've put together the following mostly from eBay and some other uk suppliers, I've watched many videos but am brand new to all this so would really appreciate some experienced eyes to spot any incompatibilities in my build or any dodgy eBay fakes: Transmitter...
  12. aero_fpv

    n00b trying to figure out Component Compatability

    Hi. I am new to the forum and new to building quads. I have a P3P and have become proficient. I am ready to hone my skills... both on the building and on the flying. My little brother bought a bunch of components and failed... then did the same thing all over again... and failed again. I enjoy...
  13. T Cell

    Stubborn quad refueses to take commands - New Build - New to RC

    Bio: Went through youtube university to learn how to build a quad due to interest and absolutely noting to do in Odessa TX...seriously if dirt doesn't give you a boner don't come here... Watched to many RotorRiot videos and had to buy their gear... Now I've gotten myself in $$$ deep and have...
  14. cookie1985

    Flips on take off, cc3d help

    Hi Community, I have been building my first quad, and when I have gone to test it, it flips on takeoff. I have the below specs: openpilot cc3d 4 x DYS 2830-14 750kv 4 x 14x4.7 props (cw & ccw) Hobbypower simonk 30a esc w/ bec 490mhz Turnigy 30-40c 1000mah 4.s (testing battery) frsky x8r...
  15. cookie1985

    First Build flips on takeoff

    Hi Community, I have been building my first quad, and when I have gone to test it, it flips on takeoff. I have the below specs: openpilot cc3d 4 x DYS 2830-14 750kv 4 x 14x4.7 props (cw & ccw) Hobbypower simonk 30a esc w/ bec 490mhz Turnigy 30-40c 1000mah 4.s (testing battery) frsky x8r...
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