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First Quadcopter help!


Junior Member
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)

TURNIGY Plush 18amp Speed Controller (x5)

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)

Slow Fly Electric Prop 11x4.7R SF (4 pc - Green Right Hand Rotation) (x2)

HobbyKing Multi-Rotor Control Board V3.0 (Atmega328 PA) (x1)

USBasp AVR Programming Device for ATMEL proccessors (x1)

Turnigy balancer & Charger 2S-3S (x1)

Hobby King 2.4Ghz 6Ch Tx & Rx V2 (Mode 2) (x1)

Hobby King Quadcopter Power Distribution Board (x1)
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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 !



Rotor Riot!
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!


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



Senior Member
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.