It has been a while since the last post but here I am again sharing my latest project.
I have been for a long while interested in making a quadcopter, so when some of my friends decided to make a group order to share the multiple taxes and fees, I jumped along with the and order the required components.
The four main parts that make a quadcopter are:
- 4 brushless motors
- 4 electronic speed controllers
- a flight controller
- a wireless controller
- a frame
I grabbed all of those components from hobbyking ( this is not an advertisement )
The assembly and wiring of the quadcopter was pretty straight forward apart from some details that I will cover in some other post.
Why did I choose those parts ?
Well this is my very first experience with flying RC so I needed something good enough and cheap enough so I wouldn’t cry for too long if it brakes.
Also I chose everything based on the reputation it had when I made the purchase and the inter-compatibility of the components.
The rest of the parts are really random, but you need quite a lot of random things to make the darn thing fly.
Here is a more explicit list of all the purchase that were need for this quadcopter:
4x ESC Flycolor
Here is a crude picture of my finished build !!
It flies pretty well… now I need to perfect my piloting but I am sure it will come as I spend time flying it.
As you can see the propeller bend quite a bit but for now nothing broke on me !! I keep my finger crossed. Don’t forget to tighten your screws and nuts I already lost one screw (what a shame)
As a last word I am really happy with how everything turned out, the durability is pretty good since I crashed it quite a bit already.
Keep an eye on the next article, it will cover all the calibration process which for me has been the most tedious part.
See you then. Bye