Something about me: my hobby is electronics, and by profession I am a computer programmer. I built a few things, like DIY CNC, and a small robot (Ultrasonic obstacle avoidance robot). I like to play with PIC micro-controllers.
The reason I started with this copter thing, is because I got the AR Drone 2.0 for fun, and I find it very addictive. I discovered the love of flying :) but AR Drone is a toy, I want something more serious, more stable, with FPV, Gimbal, and the GoPro. I looked at already made quads/hex out there, but they are way... way... too expensive with the options I want! this is why I want to build my own since I have electronics skills, and programming skills, I think it should be easy to build for me.
I am building my first hexacopter from http://www.hobbyking.com See the list below, do the parts match? is there anything missing?
Since I am using a Gimbal, what landing gear should I use? or should I just try to make my own?
For the battery charger: can it charge the FatShark battery, and also the Turnigy 9X 9Ch Transmitter battery? also, can it charge more than one battery at the same time?
While typing this, I realized I also need props balancer, any recommendations?
Anything else missing from the list below?
|1||297000031-0||H550 V2 Glass Fiber Hexcopter Frame 550mm - Integrated PCB Version||$19.99|
|1||297000032-0||Tarot T-2D GoPRO 3 Brushless Camera Gimbal and ZYX22 Controller||$146.99|
|6||NTM2826-1200||NTM Prop Drive Series 28-26A 1200kv / 286w||$89.70|
|6||SHT008||NTM Prop Drive 2826 Series Replacement Shaft||$4.92|
|6||NTM28-ACC||NTM Prop Drive 28 Series Accessory Pack||$11.10|
|6||TR_P30A||TURNIGY Plush 30amp Speed Controller||$78.78|
|2||9329000207-0||Turnigy 8x4.5 Props For DJI and Walkera Standard Rotation (Black) (4pcs/bag)||$5.56|
|2||9329000208-0||Turnigy 8x4.5 Props For DJI and Walkera Reverse Rotation (Black) (4pcs/bag)||$5.56|
|2||T4000.4S.30||Turnigy 4000mAh 4S 30C Lipo Pack||$95.76|
|1||TX-9X-M1||Turnigy 9X 9Ch Transmitter w/ Module & 8ch Receiver (Mode 1) (v2 Firmware)||$54.00|
|2||T2650.3S.1C||Turnigy 2650mAh 3S 1C LLF Tx Pack (Futaba/JR)||$25.50|
|4||Turnigy-HKLP||Turnigy Battery Strap 330mm||$6.36|
|1||ACC6||Turnigy Accucel-6 50W 6A Balancer/Charger w/ accessories||$22.99|
|1||253000025-0||FatShark Teleporter V3 RTF FPV Headset System w/Camera and 5.8G TX||$199.95|
|1||253000022||Fatshark FPV - Headset Battery 7.4V 1000mah w/Banana Charge Lead||$18.21|
|1||9387000008||MultiWii MicroWii ATmega32U4 Flight Controller USB/BARO/ACC/MAG||$33.99|
|2||258000077||GoPro Hero 3 to FPV Transmitter Lead - 200mm||$3.98|
The reason why I picked the MultiWii Flight Controller is because it is open source, and I would like to be able to make modifications to the software if needed.
For GPS, I decided to opt out of it for now, because it makes the whole package too expensive, maybe I will add it later.