Help me build the cheapest Quad possible!

Discussion in 'Build & Tune' started by Junaid, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. Junaid

    Junaid Member

    I was actually trying to make a quad within 10-20$

    I plan to buy the following parts-
    1) Syma X5C Motors - 4$
    2) Propeller - 2$
    3) Lipo Battery - 3.5$
    4) Eachine E010 receiver board - 5$
    5) Eachine E011C transmitter - 5$

    Is there anything else I'll be needing??
    Will these stuff be enough??
    Will I be able to make a drone with this combination?
    Is there a cheaper alternative to any of these??

    Please Help me out!
    Thank you.. :)
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2017
  2. Jackson

    Jackson USA member at large

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  3. Junaid

    Junaid Member

  4. RENOV8R

    RENOV8R Well-Known Member

    One thing missing on your list is an actual frame to put all this stuff in. As you're listing mostly Syma parts, you'll need an X5 transmitter which will cost you around $25. So can I help you build a cheap quad? sorry, no. But there are lots of RTF quads on Gearbest, Banggood, Light in the box, in the $20 range. You could always take one apart and put it back together
  5. Brown

    Brown Active Member

    Obviously you could not build it successfully with these parts you said.
  6. Junaid

    Junaid Member

    I replaced the Syma Receiver board with a Eachine E010 receiver board...

    & yes, i can just buy a quadcopter as cheap as 12$ even... & i do have quadcopters..
    I was just trying to mess around with parts of different quads to make a way cheaper drone...

    & about the frame, I'd just make it at home..
  7. Junaid

    Junaid Member

    why not?
  8. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    3.5$ lipo = 3.7v = 1$ per cell = about 5 flights = bin. Would you be bothered.
    Sounds like you want a quad but don't want to pay for it. Do some overtime & buy some proper kit.
  9. mozquito1

    mozquito1 Well-Known Member

    I had a toy & the flight board as a spare cost more than the whole package.
    The tx E011 is that a board or is it a fully functional Tx with gimbals.
  10. Junaid

    Junaid Member


    I could've bought Fq777-124 with 12$ in that case..
    I am trying to make the cost come down even more.... Won't happen in this case.. But still i want to experiment..

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