So as of yesterday i finally finished something that i had in my mind for such a long time.
My (FPV) Quadcopter X setup!
As i do not have any flying skills yet i will not get the FPV (First Person View) equipment yet.
For now i definitely want to practice otherwise it would just crash my stuff.
This is my parts list and i am really really satisfied with the quality / performance of the parts.
You can basically call it a budget build but it’s not trading quality against price. So it’s not super super cheap.
1x AfroFlight Naze32 Acro AbuseMark FunFly Controller – Soldered version (Horizontal Pin)
2x Turnigy nano-tech 1500mah 3S 25~50C Lipo Pack
6x Afro ESC 20Amp Multi-rotor Motor Speed Controller (SimonK Firmware)
6x DYS BE1806-13 Brushless Motor for Multirotor (2300KV) 24g
1x Turnigy 9X 9Ch Transmitter w/ Module & 8ch Receiver (Mode 2) (v2 Firmware)
10x Gemfan 5030 Multirotor ABS Propellers One Pair CW CCW (Black)
1x Tarot 250mm Mini Through The Machine Quadcopter With PCB
1x 3W Red LED Alloy Light Strip 120mm x 10mm (2S-3S Compatible)
1x (Cutting Mat) WEDO Schneideunterlage Cutting Mat, selbstschließende Oberfläche, 45 x 30 x 0,3 cm CM 45, grün
1x (Solder Iron) OHE Profi Lötstation Starterset – Lötkolben + Station + Lötzinn + Lotsaugpumpe + Spitze
1x (Lipo Beeper) 1-8s Spannung Lipo Akku Alarm Checker Schutz Anzeiger
1x (Battery Charger) Andoer SKYRC iMAX B6 Mini Profi Balance Charger / Disch für RC-Akku Lade ( SKYRC iMAX B6, B6 Mini Balance Charger )
1x (Power Adapter for Battery Charger) LEICKE Netzteil 60W 12V 5A 5,5*2,5mm für LCD TFT Bildschirm Monitor, LED Strips, NAS, ext. Festplatten, Pico-PSU bis 60W
Some things to mention
The Afro ESCs 20A have different bullet connectors than the motors so you would need to be aware of that when you do not want to solder things.
Sadly the Afro 12A ESCs were out of stock during the time i ordered and 20A are doing the same job.
Build everything starting from the motors to the “wings” to the frame.
After that start with the transmitter and flight controller.
Try to imagine the whole setup in the beginning or just check out the internet for similar builds.
One thing to mention is this Youtube playlist that helped me a lot during the whole process:
To change the spinning direction of motors just change the red and black wire. Yes, i did not know that! ;-)
A good picture showing the directions.
Have in mind that you need to check the motor setup (which motor is where) on your flight controller.
First i was building everything counting from 1 to 4, starting on the upper left.
Big mistake! You need to checkout the setup in your configuration software of the flight controller.