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Pumpkin drop event

Dead quad

FastCrash45

Well-known member
#1
I got a world tech toys stryker drone which was doa. I just want to make it fly and later down the road add fpv. I know I need 4 motors and 4 speed controls. Here is a list of what I have.
1) 4 2205 motors
2) 4 props 2 cw 2 ccw 5030 3 blade
3) nice frame
4) 4 speed controls 30amp
5) FS-i6 radio
I have never owned or used a quad so what else do I need to make this work? Please keep it on the cheap side cause I'm not interested in cameras or fpv until I learn if I like this or can even fly one. Thanks in advance!
 

CarolineTyler

Well-known member
#2
You will need a receiver that puts out S-BUS or I-BUS data (like this one https://www.banggood.com/IRangeX-Fl...-p-1304526.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN ) and a flight controller to make sense of that data and combine it with it's onboard sensors to give the command info to the 4 ESCs you have.
Best option here is an All-in-One flight controller which includes the power distribution to the 4 ESCs.
One like this...
https://www.banggood.com/HAKRC-BF3-...-p-1231908.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN
 

CarolineTyler

Well-known member
#3
That will get your quad flying, assuming all the other bits you have are working - it will also fully support the addition of a camera and transmitter. It's includes a current sensor to measure how much you are drawing from your battery and the chipset to provide an onscreen display of information in your video transmission if you add FTP.
 

Kananga

Active member
#4
A little bit of advice.

Leave that thing doa.

With the bits your buying you are basically starting again so that's what I would do, start again.

I presume you've had a refund for the dead one, just throw it in a box and forget about it.

If youre now buying the separate bits you can make something decent and worth spending money on and have fun doing it.

Don't waste money replacing all the bits on a $50 quad, it will only ever be a $50 quad.
 

FastCrash45

Well-known member
#5
Thanks everyone! I think that's what I'll do. Get a frame, pdb, fc, receiver, and the motors and esc's I have will actually get me a larger quad. If I want a good one I'll just piece it together instead of fixing this cheapy to fly.
 

FastCrash45

Well-known member
#6
Just came across hobbytron. They sell the motherboard AND the transmitter for $6.95 shipped. Good grief I knew it was a cheap thing but didn't know how cheap. If it worked I'm betting it would lose signal at 20ft on a good day. Glad it was a gift.😆😆😂😅
 

CarolineTyler

Well-known member
#7
Thanks everyone! I think that's what I'll do. Get a frame, pdb, fc, receiver, and the motors and esc's I have will actually get me a larger quad. If I want a good one I'll just piece it together instead of fixing this cheapy to fly.
Remember the all in one means that the FC and PDB are all on one integrated board.
 

PsyBorg

Wake up! Time to fly!
Mentor
#9
I would suggest getting a Gremlin kit. Decently priced, all parts matched and tested to be a good reliable kit if properly built and you probably wont have to wait half the summer for all the parts to arrive.
 

FastCrash45

Well-known member
#10
I would suggest getting a Gremlin kit. Decently priced, all parts matched and tested to be a good reliable kit if properly built and you probably wont have to wait half the summer for all the parts to arrive.
I don't know the luck of others but I've ordered from Banggood twice and both times I got stuff that was junk. An esc for my truck which wouldnt even turn on and a 1806 motor which caught my power pod on fire the moment I hooked the ESC to the battery. Esc is working perfect with my mini scout. I won't be buying from them again. On eBay I always filter for U.S. only.
 

FastCrash45

Well-known member
#12
I'm glad you got good stuff. Twice burned I'm wary of ordering anything. They wanted video of it not working and the return shipping was twice what I paid for each item. Maybe someday in the future I'm try them again but for now I'll stay with U.S. sellers. May your flights be long and your landings always soft!😎
 

Kananga

Active member
#15
I would stay well clear of used multirotors, you will more than likely be taking on someone else's problems. A far harder journey than starting fresh.

There is a lot of merit in the suggestion starting fresh trying to program fcs etc is going to be full on but in my opinion with your rc background it won't be so difficult and it's definitely the best and quickest way to learn. With forum help it won't be an issue just choose popular equipment.

I once bought a proper racing quad from alliedexpress that had everything except radio for around $30.
Banggood is very good, I know you've had issues in the past but remember banggood is just a Chinese Amazon, it's just a portal for thousands of sellers.
My experience has been full refunds, replacement items etc, yes they ask for proof by video or pictures but that's understandable imho, I've never had to send anything back.
 

PsyBorg

Wake up! Time to fly!
Mentor
#16
I wont use banggood because they steal others products, reverse engineer them, then reproduce crap versions.

Wasnt too far back the stole the FT punjet and made a brittle pos version of that.

Cant get with that in any way shape or form.
 

Bricks

Well-known member
#17
I have had very good experiences buying 2 quads off of RCG plus many other things and got one heck of a deal, plugged in batteries and flew. I personally would not be afraid of buying another quad off of there check the members trading rating ask questions and carry on.
 

sprzout

Knower of useless information
Mentor
#18
I wont use banggood because they steal others products, reverse engineer them, then reproduce crap versions.

Wasnt too far back the stole the FT punjet and made a brittle pos version of that.

Cant get with that in any way shape or form.
I won't use them for that reason either - my dad bought some motors off of them and had issues with the shipping and with the winding of the motors; on one of them, it looked like someone had hand wound the wiring and did it loosely. On another, they had burrs on the prop shaft, which kept screwing up the M5 nuts we were putting on; we ended up having to run a tap on it to clean up the threads.

I know some of this can happen with any company, but on these knockoffs? I'm sorry, I'll buy my stuff through GetFPV or RMRC or Aloft or any of the other quad companies doing mail order in the U.S. Sure, the stuff may be made overseas, but if there's a problem, those companies take care of me. ;)