This is a thread to submit ArduCopter configuration files (PID settings) for common airframes. Once they are reviewed, they will be placed in the manual here so that others may use them.

Along with your config file (saved from the Mission Planner), please list:

  • Frame type (quad, hexa, etc)
  • Manufacturer
  • Orientation (x or +, if relevant)
  • Motors
  • Props
  • APM 1 or 2
  • Any useful notes on performance or flying tips

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Does anyone have some ballpark figures you suggest for my quad?

I am using:

  • An xaircraft diy x450 frame
  • 25A ESCs
  • 1020KV motors
  • 10*4.5 props
  • 5000 mAh 3s 50C battery

My frame weighs around 1.5kg i think, but I have yet to weigh it.

Stabilise seems pretty good, but it wanders quite a lot in loiter.

Your configuration is similar to mine.  I locked loiter with mine.  I posted the sk-450 param file.

It might be a decent starting point.

Ok, I have saved my slightly altered settings and loaded yours in. I will give it a fly after work tomorrow.

Didn't get a chance the other day, but my LiPo is charging right now and I am gonna test it once it's done.

Loaded in your settings, but the throttle trims must be out, as the ESCs are reporting high throttle on startup. I have reverted back to my settings and I think I will just tweak them once my 3DR serial link arrives.

Video of last nights flying here:

Hey Jerry,

Any idea where i can get a copy of your config file for the sk450? The place where the shared config files are meant to be is blank.


Hobbyking Q450 APM2 in X config:

Firmware 2.7.3

Motors: NTM 28-30 750 kv

ESC: Turnigy plush 30A

Propellers: 10x6 (I will change to 10x45 SF)

Battery: 3s 2650mah 25-50C / 4s 3000mah 20C

Flight time 8 min with 3s battery :( and 12 min with 4s battery

Is a non standard config ;)


Any config files for the standard jDrones frame?


My config is:

Frame Hexacopter with made by me !

Motor:  NX_4006_530kv

Props: 12x4.5

APM2 with latest firmware

ESC: Turnigy plush 30A

Lipo 5000mAh 4S

Flight time: 12-14 min

I can't use my lipo 3S because the power is decreased with the new firmware !!  :(

I must use lipo 4S

And you ? are you also forced to use 4S ??


hello, all i have finish to assemble my new quad. but it is hard to stable fly. this is the picture. (i dont know is it my apm and battery is placed at the right area or not. this is the picture.

can someone share with me the config for this quad?

- Frame type = Quadcopter

- frame = hobbyking sk450 with dead cat conversion

- Orientation = X

- Motor = Turnigy Aerodrive 2830 1000kv

- ESC = Turnigy Multistar 30A Flashed to SimonK firmware

Props = SlowFly 1045

- FC = APM 2.5+

- Battery = 3S Turnigy 25C 5000mAH

thanks. :)

Hi Helmi,

did you already get your dead cat for stable flight? If yes then what are the params?

I have very similar configuration (reptile 550 v2), but didn't test it yet.


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