Hello!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by facewizard13, May 21, 2018.

  1. facewizard13

    facewizard13 Member

    hey guys-

    new to the forum, just wanting to say hi. i was coming here in the hopes of getting some guidence on building my first 5'' quad. ive been researching for months now and it seems like every time i find something new online, the parts list ive been making goes out the window.
     
    KentA likes this.
  2. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    Hello-There-Calender-Picture-800x442.png
    For your 1st build I wouldn't go buying the latest components. Believe me.
    The cheapest F3 fcb with the mpu6000 gyro is ample. I'd go with your first list.
    5" sound like acro or racer. If you can afford it buy a lifetime guarantee.
    Im sure RENOV8R can help there but all armattan quads have them. If racing you want a stretched X for airflow.
    Acro tend to be wider as its more rotation & evenly spread. You can still get upto a stretched speed just not as fast.
    4in1 or separate esc's. Weight the difference in miniscule . But its a no brainer for me. Separates all the way. You can't do anything with a 3 in 1 unless you got a tricoptero_O:D
    Although I have just bought my first
    hakrc 15amp which will be maidened today sometime. :cool::)
    I digress, I do it alot.
    IMG_20180520_175220913_HDR-1024x575.jpg
    What I'm sayin is either buy a decent frame that ain't gonna break or get cheap easy replaceable, more to the point transplant/transferable onto another frame. Take the lid off snip the zips loosen the 4 stack bolts,it all should come out in 1. Another thing not to skimp on is battery. It's better to have one consistent battery than 2 or 3 that are not well balanced or have sag. That was my mistake. I had a few different brands that did different things. Try & stick to the same brand & power ratio for consistency in flight times & power placement through the throttle. I use turnigy & tattu & turnigy graphene. Battery are mucho dollars from USA with like nearly £15 shipping tax on top. So with alot of UK vendors in UK putting VAT% on now & Royal mail won't carrier Lipo's anymore so private courier is the normal & not many give free postage or it shows in the price. So I'm paying atleast £30-£40 for a tattu 1300mah 4S :mad: £45 for an R-line.
    I run 6 of these turnigy 850mah 4S
    IMG_20180521_104712777_HDR-600x1068.jpg
    I only get 3 & half minutes but they get a kick with the reduced weight of a 1300 or 1500. Stay clear of ZOP Lipo's. Naze32 even upgraded, they still have the old mpu6050 gyro. So apart from frame & lipo everything else is replaceable to a certain degree. So choose wisely. Hope my babble helps. :p
     
  3. Torc the Sinister

    Torc the Sinister An inquisitive and barely enlightened RC newbie

    Welcome to the forum!

    I have no practical build advice other than to make sure what you get works with everything else. (I'm $500 in and not in the air yet due to compatibility issues mostly)
     
  4. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    What's your list. Or why.
    I just done the BF side all is OK now but I had to remap the motors with the hakrc esc 1&2 where mixed up. But in figuring this out I realised them dud fcb's with bust motor ports could have just been swapped around. Mega doh! And now my fcb is not on upside down but I not only had to spin it round in BF but also flip it over. Which is a 1st. But its all good. Thread coming soon.
     
  5. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    I have come across your thread Torc I just can't remember at the moment.
     
  6. facewizard13

    facewizard13 Member

    apparantly I can't leave a link until I have 3 posts
     
  7. facewizard13

    facewizard13 Member

  8. facewizard13

    facewizard13 Member

  9. RENOV8R

    RENOV8R Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum, that's going to be a great build.
     
  10. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    Because somthing more pricey comes along lol. You said your first 5" build have you had a 3" build. I think if you did then you be fussing over some props.
    If I was about to take driving lessons, while it would be fun to have them in a formula1 car it would also be dangerous.
    & costly if anything goes wrong.
    You may aswell get a 6S lipo & go all out. Just give everyone the heads up when you go out. I'll hoover the rug in the cellar.
    All above is assuming you never flown before & being new to the forum.
    If you have take no notice of me.
    Im just trying to save you some money & prevent you looking like this
    sexy-chimpanzee-prints-1024x1024.jpg
    Or prevent this
    87f20f0c18e1e8c4d8f672603d1302b0--flying-drones-dji-phantom-1024x1024.jpg

    How many hours flying do you have under your belt.?
     
  11. facewizard13

    facewizard13 Member

    I haven't flown anything bigger than a tiny whoop for the last 6 months or so
     
    RENOV8R likes this.
  12. RENOV8R

    RENOV8R Well-Known Member

    If you can fly a Tiny Whoop, you can fly anything!!
     
  13. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    Fair do's then. it looked like you where diving in. That will be a beast though compared to the whoop.
    Like fast forward mode.
     

Share This Page