My current quad that I usually fly is currently grounded due to the fact that a motor is missing a c-clip. I have the clips, but of coarse all the screws are stripped! So instead of trying to deal with that issue, I decided to be stubborn and throw together an entire new build... similar, but prettier. I already had all the parts because I am hawk for the sales and jump on them when I see them. So here it is.... I put this bad boy together in a single night and had a blast doing it!
Only issue I came across was that my motor directions were backwards for two of the motors.. I was careful about my motor wiring and 100% sure I had them wired the way I wanted to get the desired results, but then again.. they are Racerstar motors so I am not surprised.
Luckily, we have something called BLheli suite (BL.. hmm nice catch to it )… anyways, thanks to the Blheli configurator I was able to easily reverse my motor direction, as well as, calibrate my ESCs. So I recommend to anybody n, don't worry about crossing wires if your using Blheli ESCs. It is much quicker to just use the Blheli configurator to change anything.
The above prices are most likely not the same as what I paid for them. For instance, I was able to get those motors for $6 a piece, and the 4in1 ESC for about $25. I jumped on a sale, when a wearhouse was trying to get rid of them.
My thoughts of the finished quad:
Very clean build & great color scheme IMO. No loose wiring, and the motor wires are wrapped in nylon, which looks very slick.
The components are a bit outdated, but like I said, this was built with all extra parts I already have. Some of the parts are still newer than the original.
Not a fan of the frame, But it's a 4mm thick baseplate so should be sturdy enough.
Matek VTX works great with my Fatsharks.. (will update after more flying)
Motor guards & landing gear add more style. Probably won't protect very much.
Not very much protection of the electronics, so adding a silicone coating is recommended for a case like this.
The most difficult part of the build, was putting those damn motor guards on!
This quad should get me back up in the air flying, and keep me satisfied until I get a Chameleon built and finish the 450 I mentioned in other posts (waiting on new parts).