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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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..



I am actually trying to investigate whether it moves or not(and causes significant problems). So far it has been pretty good. It hasn't moved and is not seeing much effect of the motor vibrations.

I may have to figure out a new way to mount the APM1 if it becomes a problem. I am looking at using some sort of rubber or silicone mount instead of the o-rings. Just haven't figured out how I would do it yet.


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