so you want a quadcopter or multirotor

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by holtneil, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. GJH105775

    GJH105775 Avid Linux User, and USAF 1C6 Moderator

    7.6a? How many KV?
  2. GJH105775

    GJH105775 Avid Linux User, and USAF 1C6 Moderator

    Also your ESCs can't get too high of an amperage rating, but those would be pretty heavy for a motor than can only draw 8 amps. Is this a 250mm frame?
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2016
  3. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    Hi mate you can run the esc on them motors its nice to have overkill then you can mess with prop sizes and pitch and not have to up the ESC
  4. Proxxii

    Proxxii Well-Known Member

    These are DYS 1806/2300kv motors. Yes, This is a 250 frame.
  5. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    Hi I run 30 amp esc on a motor that only pulled 19 amps the esc never got hot , but this let me up prop size to a 10x4.7 and then up the motors at a later date
  6. GJH105775

    GJH105775 Avid Linux User, and USAF 1C6 Moderator

    I'd suggest 5x4.7 or 4x4.7x3 props and smaller ESCs if it does not have enough thrust to make you happy. After these motors are finished I'd suggest Multistar Elite for quality, or Cobra for Quality and performance.
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  8. muavdrones

    muavdrones New Member

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  9. Husqy510

    Husqy510 New Member

    Hello all, I'm new to quadcopters and completely overwhelmed. I'm trying to buy one for my dad's birthday in a couple weeks. I'm sure this has been covered a million times but I'm having a tough time finding the right one.

    I would like to keep it under $700 and below are my priorities in order.

    Easy to fly ( dad isn't all that coordinated)
    Fpv capable
    Auto land and return home feature
    I'd like the ability to follow us while wake boarding
    Good range
    Available parts for repair

  10. Quadcopter102

    Quadcopter102 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that info..... I thought I was just stupid!


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  11. Hey guys I have an odd question. I have a sky viper 2400 hd (yes it is a piece of junk) and im wanting to break into 3d flying the website says it runs a proprietary version of cleanflight after opening the quad up I saw it has a molex connection does anyone know if I can wipe out the original software and load to newest version of cleanflight to enable 3d flying and pid control?? Thanks in advance
  12. subbmitt

    subbmitt Member

    Hi im buying my first racing quad and fpv . im looking at 2 quads and was wanting some imput on what the better option would be .
    Eachine Falcon 250 Pro VS Eachine Wizard x220
  13. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    Hi as far as I can see the falcon is bigger has better antennas for the FPV but you can fit better antennas to the 220
    I like the idea of it all in a case there is not a lot of difference between them motors are the same the 250 is fast the camera on the 250 is on a jello mount to stop vibrations
    If it was me I would go the falcon
  14. Cyn

    Cyn New Member

    I'm a mother in law wanting to buy my two sons in law drones for Christmas. On Amazon I found one for $75 with camera view screen on remote. Do you feel this would be good starters?
  15. Rick M

    Rick M Absent-minded professor

    You would need to post the link so we could see what quads they are.
  16. Islandhog

    Islandhog Active Member

    Holtneil, the cows to clouds vid is awesome. How much would a setup like that cost? Is the quad any different than a racer? Is there a certain type of transmitter needed to work that far? Sorry about all the noob questions, I'm just starting with quads. I would love to fly long distance when I get better at flying.
  17. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    Hi that's was a mate of mine in the USA it's all long-range ,Dragon link for the fpv long range transmitter, if you message him through you tube he can sort the parts for you or build it
    If I remember right he does a list of parts at the start of the video
  18. Islandhog

    Islandhog Active Member

    Thanks. I'll look into that.
  19. nick1999

    nick1999 New Member

    Nice post!
  20. AGCO_3333

    AGCO_3333 New Member

    Hi Bud Great post, I have flown cheap low value drones before but really want to get into drone racing, if I can. I don't want to end up buying loads of drones after the other. But would buying a ready to play FPV drone that is a basic standard be too much? I am considering getting me and my boys 1 so we can learn and start but really wanted some advice on where to start. Ideally would like an FPV (maybe not the best place to start?) and a racing one, but will take advice really.


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