First Quadcopter Build, Too much thrust??


Junior Member
Hi im planning to build my first quadcopter, i have no experience with these. However, i have read multiple articles and etc. so i feel like i have the basics covered, i also have experience with electrics and programming.

My plan:
I want to build my frame from wood, just like the flitetest H-Quad or the Knuckles H-Quad, but i feel like that build is somewhat outdated today and want to upgrade some of the parts. I want a 4S build, and be able to attach a gopro camera on the front of it.

My parts: (Hobbyking)
NTM2830S-800 - NTM Prop Drive 28-30S 800KV / 300W
9192000131-0 - Afro ESC 20Amp Multi-rotor Motor Speed
Z30004S-20 - ZIPPY Flightmax 3000mAh 4S1P 20C
9171000446-0 - Hobbyking KK2.1.5 Multi-rotor LCD Flight Control
074000048 - APC Style Propeller 10x5 (2 pc)
074000049 - APC Style Propeller 10x5R
9171000145 - Hobby King Quadcopter Power Distribution Board
TX-9X-M2 - Turnigy 9X 9Ch Transmitter w/ Module & 8ch reciever
NTM28-ACC - NTM Prop Drive 28 Series Accessory Pack
9171000057 - NTM 28 Carbon Fibre Motor Mount
R18A150-08 - Turnigy Pure-Silicone Wire 18AWG (1mtr)
B18A150-08 - Turnigy Pure-Silicone Wire 18AWG (1mtr)
601Bx5 - Female XT60 connectors (5pcs/bag) GENUINE
IMAXB6-FAKE - IMAX B6 Charger/Discharger 1-6 Cells

With this setup i would get about 4,5kg of thrust. My question is if this is to much thrust for my quad?, or if more thrust is better? I would also appreciate any tips regarding this build and especially my parts list.



Senior Member
I would recommend a 8045 prop on 4S or running the 1050 props on 3S to start off with. Once you get comfortable with it and start flying with the GoPro on board, then you can run the 1050 props on 4S. There will be plenty of crashes when you start off, so keep it simple and keep it light (2200 mAh 3S LiPo without GoPro).


Faster than a speeding face plant!
I concur. There is a basic rule of RCFlight. If you fly, you crash.

Since you are still learning how to fly, keep it light and cheap. The heavier the copter is, the more will break when you crash and the more it will cost you in time and cash to repair.

Keep your first copter light and cheap.