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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  • 3701896409?profile=originalframe: DIY foldable Tricopter (Based on David Windstral's)

    controller/autopilot: Dropix (Drotek)
    esc: 20a (Tunigly Plush, stock firmware)
    motors: MT3506 600kv (Tiger Motors)
    propellers: 12x4.7 (Hobbyking Carbon, much better for this size than the 14x5 Xoar I had before)

    Center to Motor axe: 40cm

    battery: 3000mA / 4s (Hacker x-eco 20C)
    total weight: 1.350kg
    flying time: 10min 

    radio: Taranis / DJI Lightbridge
    video/osd: DJI Lightbridge
    other: Go Pro 3 for video / fpv on alpha gel

    Misc (hacks/mods): Dipole antenna for 433mhz datalink, added a covering plate for the electronics, controller attached directly to frame


  • 3701894829?profile=original

    Alien Quadcopter Frame, APM 2.6 Controller GPS, Afro 30A ESC's, NTM 28-30S 900KV motors, 4S 3300mah Nanotech, Graupner 10x5 Props, Brushless Gimbal, Alexmos BGC Controller, Mobius wide angle camera, 2 watt video TX, and Frsky radio.

  • Hi there I will build a Quad and here is my list of components.
    I would like to comment about this setting.
    I think a battery of 5000mAh 4S can be too much for him
    Can you give me your opinions?

    RADIO: Flysky FS-TH9X
    FRAME: Q450 V3 Glass Fiber Quadcopter Frame 450mm - Integrated PCB Version
    MOTORS: Sunnysky V2216 800KV Outrunner Brushless Motor
    ESC: DYS 30A Brushless Programmable ESC V2 - SimonK 2-5S
    BATTERY: ZIPPY Flightmax 5000mAh 4S1P 30C (Weight=526g)
        3DR Radio Telemetry Kit 915Mhz
        GPS uBlox NEO-6M module with Compass.
        APM Arduflyer Power Module V1.0
        MAVLink-OSD V2.0
    PROPELLERS: GEMFAN 9x4.7" or Slow Fly Electric Prop 10X4.5"
    LANDING GEAR: ATG Universal DIY FPV ANTI-Vibration Multifunction Landing Skid (Weight=340g)


    Ramiro Diz

  • frame: dji F550 with aerial mob carbon fiber extension
    controller/autopilot: apm 2.6
    esc:e600 20a
    motors:e600 3508/415kv
    propellers:12x4.2 in
    motor to motor distance: -- 32inches
    battery:2 SPC 3s5000 mah 50c 11.1v
    total weight: --4.5 lbs roughly
    flying time:20 minutes with 35% battery remaining
    radio:devo 10
    Misc (hacks/mods):3dr gps and telemetry


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    Items in italic have been added after the picture was taken.

    • FC: APM 2.6 + Power Module V1.0 Output BEC 3A XT60
    • Frame: Tarot IronMan 650
    • GPS: Neo-6M + compass
    • ESC: Afro ESC 30Amp
    • Motors: Sunnysky X4108S 600KV
    • Propellers: T-Motor 1355
    • Receiver: FrSky X8R 8/16Ch S.BUS ACCST + longer antennas
    • Telemetry OSD: MinimOSD V1.1 (extra fw)
    • Telemetry PC: Radio Telemetry Set Kit 433MHZ Module For APM
    • Telemetry FrSky: Teensy 3.1 and FrSky FLVSS LiPo Voltage Sensor
    • Battery: ZIPPY Compact 5800mAh 4S battery
    • Gimball: Tarot T-2D V2
    • Transmitter: FrSky 2.4GHz ACCST TARANIS X9D
    • FPV goggles: FatShark BASE SD
    • FPV Tx: Boscam 400mW 5,8Ghz (8ch)
    • PDB: Quanum Power Distribution Board and Dual UBEC
    • Janne, what's your flight time using this setup?

      • 20min with 5800mAh ZIPPY

        30min with 10000mAh Multistar (10C)

    • A professional one, I love it.

  • I am working with an Engineering student at KU to develop a product for drones. Would you be open to answering some questions in regard to your drones?


    • With pleasure, any time. M.C.

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