Share your drone info thread

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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  • Latest Toy----


    frame:KK MK X525       $29  !!

     controller/autopilot: APM2

     motors:  880kv

     esc:   30 Amp               $ 37 /4

     propellers:    12x4.5

    battery:  3300 ma 3s

    radio: Spektrum   DX7


    I was very happy to get this frame at $42, and now that they are blowing them out at $29 (free shipping)!!! I have to say this is the best buy in the business.  They are very strong with properly designed spring loaded legs (this will save more damage than you can imagine).

    The only flaw it the motor mount they supply - very flimsy, tends to vibrate a lot. I used 1/8"x3/4" aluminum to make new ones, and now the unit is extremely smooth and vibration free. I have had almost no flight time yet but so far it looks smooth with Stab_D =.06, R/P D =0, R/p P=.1




  • frame: Custom CF 820 x 820 @ 1200 grams with bat, gopro and custom gimble and unbreakable (posibly) !
    controller/autopilot: APM1
    motors: Turnigy 3010c (1300kv)
    esc: Turnigy Trust 55A
    propellers: 12x5 or Tri 9x4

    battery: 22.2v 2300mah (6 cell)
    flying time:7 mins

    radio: Futaba 8
    video/osd: Gopro
    other: Can lift 1.5 extra Kilos for 6 mins

    Misc (hacks/mods): not quite tuned yet but is stable.

    Could everybody please leave there config files or there Pids so that we can compare (and copy).


    quad 010112.param



    • How are your motors doing with that voltage?  HobbyKing quotes that as a 3S motor, and from the little I've gleaned from the Gordian enigma that is motors/props/batteries, lower voltage draws more current making more torque.

      I tried running 2836 1100kv motors on 4S with 11x4.7 props and the motors could fry bacon, so that's not working.  I'm still trying to figure out what the factors are in turning a prop!

  • My X8 Quad specs

    Board: AMP1

    GCS: MP1.1.31

    Firmware: 2.3

    Quad X8 (coaxial 2 motors/ESC per arm sharing one APM signal)

    3300mAh 4S 35-70C

    Droidworx ADR Quad Standard, (72cmx72cm across)

    Flight weight 2.4kgs

    Motors 880kv Jdrones

    8 Props 12x4.5

    ESC 30A Jdrones

    APM power supply. 5V, 3amp switching regulator (SVR3 Tahmazo)

    Sonar XL-EZ0 (MB1200)

    Declination:  -0.5899


  • frame: Gaui 330x extended frame
    controller/autopilot: APM1
    motors: Arrowwind 2250/15
    esc: Feigao 18-Amp
    propellers: Stock gaui

    battery: 2800mAh 3S
    flying time: 7min (with a big safety margin)

    radio: Futaba 10C / orange 8Ch RX
    video/osd: GoPro HDhero no FPV (yet)
    other: Pololu RC switch to LED lighting

    Misc (hacks/mods): extended frame, wide skid set


  • Developer

    ArduCopter Heavy Octo X8, here the related thread:



  • My latest frame, named Firefly Mark One, is a 3D printed multirotor.  See the flight video in my blog.


    Here's BoM for major components used:

    4 x FC 28-22 Brushless Outrunner 1200kv  $6.99 each

    4 x Common Trex 450 tail booms (12mm)   $4.95 for 5 booms on ebay
    2 x Bags of M3x20mm hex bolts $1.99 each
    1 x Bag of M3 nuts $1.76
  • I'll start off..

    frame: My own hexa creation

    controller/autopilot: APM1

    motors: 2836 880kv (3DRobotics)

    esc: 25A (Turnigy Basic)

    propellers: 12x47,  (Found a distributor and order 30 at a time)

    battery:  3S 5000mAh (Turnigy nano-tech--45-90C... 6 motors draw way more amps..I messed up my 3S 6000 25-50C pack) flying time: ~9Min. 9 Min Flight

    radio: Turnigy 9X

    video/osd: GoPro/none other: Sonar, Xbee, GPS/Mag, 



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