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First Quadcopter help!

AimDog

Junior Member
#1
I am building my first quadcopter and have never built any other RC things! I just want to check before I order my parts if I have everything and if it is all the correct stuff! Any tips will be appreciated. I have also build a frame so i haven't forgotten that!:) Thanks!
I am intending on ordering:

hexTronik DT750 Brushless Outrunner 750kv (x5)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__6247__hexTronik_DT750_Brushless_Outrunner_750kv.html

TURNIGY Plush 18amp Speed Controller (x5)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__4312__TURNIGY_Plush_18amp_Speed_Controller.html

Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 20C Lipo Pack (x3 this is because I don't want to have to wait hours to charge them if I can just change the battery!)http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__8932__Turnigy_2200mAh_3S_20C_Lipo_Pack.html

Slow Fly Electric Prop 11X4.7SF (4 pc) (x2)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__22450__Slow_Fly_Electric_Prop_11X4_7SF_4_pc_.html

Slow Fly Electric Prop 11x4.7R SF (4 pc - Green Right Hand Rotation) (x2)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__22453__Slow_Fly_Electric_Prop_11x4_7R_SF_4_pc_Green_Right_Hand_Rotation_.html

HobbyKing Multi-Rotor Control Board V3.0 (Atmega328 PA) (x1)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__21977__HobbyKing_Multi_Rotor_Control_Board_V3_0_Atmega328_PA_.html

USBasp AVR Programming Device for ATMEL proccessors (x1)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__21321__USBasp_AVR_Programming_Device_for_ATMEL_proccessors.html

Turnigy balancer & Charger 2S-3S (x1)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__7637__Turnigy_balancer_Charger_2S_3S.html

Hobby King 2.4Ghz 6Ch Tx & Rx V2 (Mode 2) (x1)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__9042__Hobby_King_2_4Ghz_6Ch_Tx_Rx_V2_Mode_2_.html

Hobby King Quadcopter Power Distribution Board (x1)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__23140__Hobby_King_Quadcopter_Power_Distribution_Board.html
 
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#2
you will need a PAIR of propellers in different colors !!!

Black CW and CCW (clockwise and counter clockwise)
green CW and CCW

get 1 pack of CW and CCW for each color !!

also get a better charger; one thing you dont want to save money is on batteries and chargers !!

get the inexpensive HobbyKing ECO6 50W 5A Balancer/Charger w/ accessories - if you dont abuse it, will serve you forever !


http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=11060&aff=583764
 

colorex

Rotor Riot!
Mentor
#4
With the charger he recommended you'll have to wait 1 hour to charge a 2200mAh LiPo. With the small one you selected each charge takes around 5-8 hours!
 

Tritium

Amateur Extra Class K5TWM
#5
Those are the same props I use. They come in a Turnigy bag but they are Gemfan which are pretty good props for multicopters.

Thurmond
 

IamNabil

Senior Member
#11
Before you build your own, might I suggest an mqx? It will let you get a feel for what a quad should feel like. I know there is allure in building one from scratch, but if you have no experience in rc, an rtf mqx would be easier to get in the air, and probably cheaper in the long run.