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I have just got into RC flying, but have not flown anything yet! My idea was to build something cheapish to learn to fly and crash etc. I have built an H quad which is proving to be slightly more complicated than I thought, but with the help that I have received from DIYDRONES members, I will get it right and fly. Once that stage has been attained and I am confident, I want to build a decent quadcopter so that I can do AP and FPV. I have designed an aluminium frame, but I am not sure about which motors, prop's, flight controller, esc's etc to use.

I would like the quad to have position hold, altitude hold. I might venture into autonomous flight at a later date, so the ability to expand into other things would be useful. I already have a Turnigy 9X which I am going to improve with a new module etc. My budget is about £1000.

Does anyone have any recommendations?

Thanks in advance.

 

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  • I suggest to start with a good simulator like the Phoenix, or similar. That way you learn flying stick without repairing more as you fly.

  • Mate, when i first started i bought 2 turnigy talon v2 frames from hobbyking, 4escs ESCs 4 motors and a turnigy 9x. Having never flown before i assembled it and went for my first flight. It was stable as. The only issue i had was i was flying with the KK board (no stabilization), and i was not at all used to flying, so i ofter got confused with orientation. I wrote a entire frame off (hence the reason i bought 2) and used parts from the second. By the time i had used the second frame, I could fly this thing ANYWHERE! If you ever get a turnigy 9x, i stress that you MUST upgrade to the FrSky module before flying! The 9x range is shocking

    Having been flying with the KK and no stabilization, changing over to the APM was super easy to fly! And along with all the added features. I found with the meadiatek GPS, GPS did not work at all, I then went for the uBlox GPS and all issues went away!

    heres my build :)

    http://youtu.be/b395FxJRhs8

    http://youtu.be/SPBqI-ErleA

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  • Hi, it sounds pretty sensible what you are doing, build a simple one first to learn with - both about components, construction and flying. Then upgrade maybe with a 2nd copter later.

    Regards, Soren

  • Greetings!

    If you do not destroy the H quad components while learning to handle the aircraft, you can always recycle them into the new machine...assuming it will be the close to the same weight and dimensions motor-to-motor.

    What vehicle control electronics do you plan to use? (It was not clear in your query)

    Design, build, and fly on!

    -=Doug

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