ok i think i may have posted this in the wrong section
From a noobs PoV
A) It is very stable (remember, I'm a noob so it might be rubbish? ;) I can hover it in front of me and trim my eyebrows with the props. has to be windless though. I can stab the throttle and it climbs without any oscillation. I can then close the throttle and it falls like a stone. Arrest the fall and there is a slight wobble as it sorts things out but fine.
B) You need a radio and batteries. A few spare props would not go amiss.
C) I have 4 2200 11.1V (3S) 25C (35 burst) and I can get about 12 minutes of flight out of them. less if I am being silly.
d) No idea who you buying form...
A. that is good to know. i plan on putting a camera on it once i learn to fly
B. yer i just brought the Turnigy 9X 9Ch Transmitter
C. ok i will have a look for them on HK
D. i want to buy it from the Diy Drones store (if you go here you can see what i am talking about https://store.diydrones.com/ArduCopter_3DR_Quad_KIT_Electronics_p/k...)
Not knocking DIYDrones store and don't know the props to hand but I found buying 10 cheap props was a bargain for learning. You, and I stand corrected here, might be better off buying lots of cheap ones of fleabay.
If you are new to it all, why not stick with stock. I have to replace two of my motors after numerous crashes (one was torn from frame :( ) So when you know you're better, get the more expensive things.
As for camera, I taped a point and shoot to mine (all stock kit) which weights about 300-400g (yes, it's old AA powered thing) and it handled it fine. Flight was a bit different but it lifted it without an issue
i was just re-reading your post. are you saying you need to use 4 li-pos for one fly?
No, but I have 3 charged while using the 4th. As I fly then I can charge the flat ones. Flight is 10 minutes per lipo.
Turnigy do a 2=1 deal which is why I got them.
Next buy will be for the 5500mAh though - longer fly time.
ok good to know. so do you think this would do? http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__14723__Turnigy_3000mAh_4...
No comment on it other than it has to be better than my 3S 2200.
Only drawback I can think of is charge time. Most chargers can only hand 5A / 50W (Well, my Turnigy is like that).
It would not be able to charge at 5A because that would be 72W. 50W (Charger max wattage) /14.1V (Voltage of your battery) = 3.5A. As your battery is a 5AH you are looking at about 1:30 to charge it? That’s a long time to hold up a charger for a battery that only offered 20 minutes of flying.
I have two chargers which each charge a battery in 30-40 minutes so unless you buy lots of batteries and a really large charger, you’ll be sitting on the bench for a while.
My drawback is I have to land every now and then to swap batteries.
Not all bad, you can fly an unmanned mission for much longer than I could. A bonus.
All of the above is theory, in practices, it might be quite different. Someone with experience might come and correct me ;)
ok thanks for the help i will get two of those li-po's with the Turnigy Accucel 6 Balance Charger.