Looking for pointers!

Discussion in 'First Build' started by Rook223, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. Rook223

    Rook223 Member

    ive been flying for a few months with a RTF drone and want to start building my own ZMR or QAV from the ground up. I think I have the motors and props I want, but I'm seeing a wide variety of flight controllers, ESC's, and such at various price points. my question is; is there a lot of variation in these? is it something worth spending the extra money? if I need to cheep out where is it ok, and where do I need to spend a bit more? any pointers or references are appreciated =)

    also I'm heading toward 250race or freestyle in my design
     
  2. Jackson

    Jackson USA member at large

    Take a peek at this nicely done guide.

     
  3. Rook223

    Rook223 Member

    that is a great video, I like that he talks about why he is picking the parts, but I still want to better know what all the differences are, I suppose that comes with research and time :)

    thankyou for the share!
     
  4. Rook223

    Rook223 Member

    ive attached a few pics of some of the parts for a build I'm gonna try, most of it is adopted from the above video. If there are any compatibility issues or if you see any places I could upgrade for a better "bang for your buck" please share =)

    I already have a Fat shark headset I'm going to use for FPV =)

    (if I'm making any newb mistakes please point them out before I cause myself more grief than necessary) thanks a bunch!

    RC1.jpg rc2.jpg
     
  5. Jackson

    Jackson USA member at large

  6. Wildwelder

    Wildwelder Well-Known Member

    And a fpv camera/ vtx setup. And a thousand props. (J/k but do buy spare props for sure) other than that youre lookin pretty good.
     
  7. Rook223

    Rook223 Member

    woops, I missed my camera. This is what was recommended https://goo.gl/nwk9q1
    Foxeer HS1190 Arrow V2 2.8mm 600TVL CCD OSD NTSC/PAL IR Block/IR Sensitive FPV Camera
    however I couldn't find how wide the angle is? that's the biggest problem I have with my current camera is a small field of view. maybe I'm lookin for the wrong numbers?
     
  8. Wildwelder

    Wildwelder Well-Known Member

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