Hi everyone,

I'm creating this thread to share your drone/copter information. I believe, this would help immensely for newbies like me during the initial build. For example, the Chris's blog on cheap Hobby King quad configuration is really a good resource.  

I don't want to burden anyone who is willing to share their info. Hence all fields are optional. Atleast the first 5 fields are ideal. Please find the list of fields to copy/paste at the end, so you can start filling :-). 

Here goes information about my quad.

frame: Quadcopter (3DRobotics)
controller/autopilot: APM1
esc: 20A (3DRobotics)
motors: 850Kv (3DRobotics)
propellers: 10x47, APC (3DRobotics)
motor to motor distance: -- inches

battery:  4S 3300mAh (Turnigy nano-tech)
total weight: -- lbs
flying time: 15 minutes (average)

radio: Turnigy 9X 
video/osd: none
other: Sonar, Xbee, GPS/Mag, Attopilot current sensor



Turnigy 9X: Mode1 -> Mode2 change, Li-ion battery hack





motor to motor distance: -- inches

total weight: -- lbs
flying time:


Misc (hacks/mods):


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Pay close attention to those motor mounts, induce severe vibration.

Looks pretty slick. How effective is the noise filter on the sonar? I use a shielded cable but still get a fairly spiky signal.

frame: Ardu Copter Hex

battery:  4x #N4500.4S.35/17248 Turnigy nano-tech 4500mah 4S 35~70C Lipo Pack

radio: Hitex Aurora 9

other: Sonar (more to come shortly)
GoPro Camera mount


For those that are interested, I have a video blog of the build process from a total newbie view located on my profile, http://diydrones.com/profile/Nafru

Shared photos and cad file to build it ,


parameter .... working progress :-)

Super!. Do you use FPV? if so any googles you use?

Ruwan, not doing FPV yet but was going to be my next step.

I was thinking to buy Fatshark 922 Headset to add to my video receiver.


Anybody has feedback on them?

frame: Quadcopter (jdrones)

controller/autopilot: APM1

motors: 850Kv (jdrones)

esc: 20A (jdrones)

propellers: 10x45 (jdrones)

battery:  3S 5000mAh (Turnigy nano-tech)


radio: Turnigy 9X with er9x and Smartieboard - 3S 2650 mAh LiPo

video/osd: GoPro HD2 with Rangevideo 1.3 Ghz video transmiter/receiver

other: Sonar XL-EZ0, Xbee 900 Mhz., GPS/Mag, Attopilot current sensor 90A

misc: jdrones GoPro Camera Mount

Weigth: 1540 gr.

Nice Setup, what is the flight time ?

My Base Station Diagram


Here's my work in progress. Had the first flight yesterday!

frame: Hexacopter + (mashup of different parts)
controller/autopilot: APM1
motors: 2210N 1000kv
esc: Turnigy Plush 30A
propellers: 10x4.7, APC SF

battery:  Turnigy 3S 5000mAh
flying time: Currently unknown. Still tuning and working out the kinks. Will test shortly.

radio: Turnigy 9X
video/osd: eventually
other: Sonar, Xbee, Optical Flow, Attopilot current sensor coming soon


Turnigy 9X: LiPo Battery

Camera Mount: x468 with mods (pics to come)


Nice Hexa, However, I have one question. 

How do you make sure the APM1 stay in the same place? I feel like it could move up and down with respect to the frame. I know the friction would keep it in place, but just wondering..




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