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Flite Test Multirotors Recommended Gear

FlyingMonkey

Stuck in Sunny FL
Staff member
Admin
#1
Hi!

Working with customer support, I often get asked what gear should people buy to complete their kit orders.

Well, I'm going to make a list of what we have in the store that's the best match, but feel free to add your own suggestions!


You're going to need a few minimum items.

frame
motors/esc's
props
flight controller
battery
charger
radio system (transmitter and receiver)

If you're doing FPV, you'll need
video transmitter
camera
receiver/monitor/goggles
antennas

So, for the actual systems

The Versacopter:

The Versacopter Frame $59.99
https://store.flitetest.com/versacopter-280-diy-quadcopter

PowerPack E $99.00
https://store.flitetest.com/power-pack-e-racing-mini-quadcopter/

PowerPack E Best 1
https://store.flitetest.com/e-pack-2206-lumenier-2350kv-best-1/

PowerPack E Best 2
https://store.flitetest.com/e-pack-2206-lumenier-2000kv-best-2/

Some sort of Flight Controller, like the Naze32 $20.00 and up (Naze32 is $29.00)
https://store.flitetest.com/naze32-rev-6-flight-controller-board/

You'll need a transmitter and receiver. They range from $99.00 for the very low end, on up. (Spektrum DX6 is $200.00)
https://store.flitetest.com/dx6e-6-channel-dsmx-transmitter-with-ar610-receiver/

You'd need at least 1 battery. This could range from a 3s 1300 mAh, to a 4s 2200 mAh (Here is the 3s 2250 $21.00)
https://store.flitetest.com/lumenier-2250mah-3s-35c-lipo-battery/

A charger that does balance charging, and has a display. $49.00
https://store.flitetest.com/imax-b6ac-pro-battery-charger/


The FT210

PowerPack E $99.00
https://store.flitetest.com/power-pack-e-racing-mini-quadcopter/

PowerPack E Best 1
https://store.flitetest.com/e-pack-2206-lumenier-2350kv-best-1/

PowerPack E Best 2
https://store.flitetest.com/e-pack-2206-lumenier-2000kv-best-2/

Some sort of Flight Controller, like the Naze32 $20.00 and up (Naze32 is $29.00)
https://store.flitetest.com/naze32-rev-6-flight-controller-board/

You'll need a transmitter and receiver. They range from $99.00 for the very low end, on up. (Spektrum DX6 is $200.00)
https://store.flitetest.com/dx6e-6-channel-dsmx-transmitter-with-ar610-receiver/

You'd need at least 1 battery. You can do either a 3s or 4s 1300 pack
https://store.flitetest.com/1300-4s-60c-battery-by-lumenier/

A charger that does balance charging, and has a display. $49.00
https://store.flitetest.com/imax-b6ac-pro-battery-charger/

You'll also need a power distribution board, because unlike the rest of the frames, this one doesn't have it integrated into the frame.
https://store.flitetest.com/matek-power-distributuon-board-xt60-w-bec-5v-12v/

Electrohubs

Electrohub Y6

https://store.flitetest.com/electrohub-y6-kit/

PowerPack D Hexacopter
https://store.flitetest.com/power-pack-d-hexacopter/

Flight Controller
https://store.flitetest.com/naze32-rev-6-flight-controller-board/

Battery 3s 2200 mAh
https://store.flitetest.com/lumenier-2250mah-3s-35c-lipo-battery/

Transmitter/Receiver minimum 6 channel, programmable
https://store.flitetest.com/dx6e-6-channel-dsmx-transmitter-with-ar610-receiver/

A charger that does balance charging, and has a display. $49.00
https://store.flitetest.com/imax-b6ac-pro-battery-charger/

Electrohub Dragonfly
https://store.flitetest.com/electrohub-dragonfly-kit/

PowerPack D Dragonfly-Pentacopter
https://store.flitetest.com/power-pack-d-dragonfly-pentacopter/

Flight Controller
https://store.flitetest.com/naze32-rev-6-flight-controller-board/

Battery 3s 2200 mAh
https://store.flitetest.com/lumenier-2250mah-3s-35c-lipo-battery/

Transmitter/Receiver minimum 6 channel, programmable
https://store.flitetest.com/dx6e-6-channel-dsmx-transmitter-with-ar610-receiver/

A charger that does balance charging, and has a display. $49.00
https://store.flitetest.com/imax-b6ac-pro-battery-charger/

Electrohub Tricopter
https://store.flitetest.com/electrohub-tricopter-kit/

PowerPack D Standard Quadcopter
https://store.flitetest.com/power-pack-d-standard-quadcopter/

Flight Controller
https://store.flitetest.com/naze32-rev-6-flight-controller-board/

Battery 3s 2200 mAh
https://store.flitetest.com/lumenier-2250mah-3s-35c-lipo-battery/

Transmitter/Receiver minimum 6 channel, programmable
https://store.flitetest.com/dx6e-6-channel-dsmx-transmitter-with-ar610-receiver/

A charger that does balance charging, and has a display. $49.00
https://store.flitetest.com/imax-b6ac-pro-battery-charger/
 
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FlyingMonkey

Stuck in Sunny FL
Staff member
Admin
#2
If you want FPV...

You'll need a video transmitter.

https://store.flitetest.com/lumenier-tx5g2r-mini-200mw-5-8ghz-fpv-transmitter-with-raceband/

You'll also need a camera for viewing.

https://store.flitetest.com/run-cam-swift/

The video transmitter will come stock with a very basic antenna, linear polarized antenna, which is known as a "rubber ducky" antenna. (I am not sure why.) These antennas are not as good for our use of the equipment, since the platform the video transmitter is on, moves, and passes between objects in flight which disrupts the signal.

So, it's recommended to get some sort of circular polarized antenna.

https://store.flitetest.com/immersionrc-5-8-ghz-spironet-antenna-set-2-rhcp-sma-connector/

And that's it for what you need on the versacopter to send video signal. Camera, video transmitter and antenna. Make sure to remember any time there's power going to the video transmitter that you have an antenna on it, otherwise you will damage the transmitter.


For viewing there's lots of ways to go about it, either by screen, or by goggles. And within the goggles selections there's the two mini screen style, like Fat Sharks, or the one larger screen format, like Headplays.

The lowest priced goggles we carry are the Fat Shark Teleporters.

https://store.flitetest.com/teleporter-v5-fpv-goggles-by-fat-shark/
 

--Oz--

New member
#3
With the pace the quads are advancing, I find all this 6 month old info is obsolete, probably should update or delete it. I only fly LOS, so maybe some of the FPV is relevant,,,
 

Snarls

Gravity Tester
Mentor
#4
I think you are right Oz, this hobby advances so fast that things get outdated quickly. I think the versacopter and FT210 stuff is still relevant, but unfortunately the electrohub related builds don't even exist anymore :(, and the gremlin is now a new contender.

I made a similar thread a couple weeks back that lists what is currently best for miniquad builds, and I'm hoping the community can help me keep it updated as things progress. Perhaps the community can help this thread stay on top of things. A similar deal for the FT planes wouldn't hurt either.
 

FlyingMonkey

Stuck in Sunny FL
Staff member
Admin
#5
You'd be surprised.

I still get requests about the Electrohub stuff. And with the 3D printers, I have seen people printing out some of the OLD stuff, like the original H Quad from way back.
 

--Oz--

New member
#6
I thought the topic was "Flite Test Multirotors Recommended Gear", this old stuff "I" personally would not recommend (excluding the fpv stuff). Requests and recommendations are two different things, happy flying!
 
#7
Another New Guy

Hi,
New to this and looking for some help.

I just bought the Versacopter (v2) kit and it looks like the Power Pack E (mini quad) is no longer available.
Can I assume the motors and ESC are the same as in the Power Pack A (minis)?
(EMAX MT1806 and BLHELI 12amp ESC)

Thanks,
Ed
 

ElectriSean

Eternal Student
Mentor
#8
Hi,
New to this and looking for some help.

I just bought the Versacopter (v2) kit and it looks like the Power Pack E (mini quad) is no longer available.
Can I assume the motors and ESC are the same as in the Power Pack A (minis)?
(EMAX MT1806 and BLHELI 12amp ESC)

Thanks,
Ed
No, that power pack is for mini planes. You want something like 2205 2000kv for motors and 20-30A ESC's. Not sure when they are going to finish (or start ;)) re-doing the power packs, but they have tons of motors and ESC's on the store.
 
#9
No, that power pack is for mini planes. You want something like 2205 2000kv for motors and 20-30A ESC's. Not sure when they are going to finish (or start ;)) re-doing the power packs, but they have tons of motors and ESC's on the store.
Thanks much for the info. I will take a look at what they have in the range you have mentioned.