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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  • Ciao a tutti, sono nuovo del settore ma vorrei diventare un professionista, ho acquistato il seguente materiale:

    Telaio: H550 V3 fibra di vetro Hexcopter telaio 550 millimetri
      Controller / pilota automatico: MultiWii e Megapirate AIO regolatore di volo w / FTDI (ATmega 2560) V2.0
      esc: Afro ESC 20Amp
      Motori: MT2213-935KV MultiStar Motor
      eliche: 10-4,5
      Motore a distanza del motore: - pollici

    batteria: Turnigy nano-tech 8400mAh 3S 40 ~ 80C Lipo Confezione
      Peso totale: 1521 grammi (Circa)
      tempo di volo: 17 minuti (Circa)

    Radio: TARANIS X9D PLUS Digital Telemetry Radio System (Mode 2)
      video / OSD: In un secondo tempo
      altro: Niente

    Varie (Hacks / mods):

    deve essere tutto ancora assemblato, ho incontrato il primo problema nella configurazione della scheda di volo, al momento di configurarla il programma mi ha dato l'errore come da immagine allegata.

    Essendo alle prime armi, chiedo aiuto a voi per poter portare a termine il mio progetto.

    Grazie in anticipo.




    • Cold winter in Toronto, running under -20C for over a week now, ... my lipo's are in the cold room for 2 months now, on storage mode.

      From 4 leftover ESC's, 4  second hand motors, eBay ~40$ APM clone, and Turnigy receiver; Today I built up a H frame copter.

      The frame is all Home depot stuff (plywood and aluminium I profile). The fly test was done in bsmt. due the ice age.

      • APM 2.X (Chinese clone).
      • SunSky motors 900Kv.
      • Turnigy Remote 9 Channels.
      • H frame, 30 cm on all sides, motor to motor axis.
      • 25.4 cm cheap props (bought on bulk).
      • 892 grams without lipo, and 1125 grams with 2.6 Ah lipo battery  (as ist is in the picture).
        • The motor on front is part of the gimbal I'll add some time next week.
      • very stable, impressed for few hours project.
      • U-Block compass and GPS.
      • compass magnetic interference at full throttle < 8%



  • Build no. 5

    Frame:  TBS

    Motors: RCMC 3407 750KV

    Esc:      RCMC 30HV SimonK ESC

    Arms:   4x Multicopterbuilders Arm extensions

    Rx/Tx:  DragonLink V2- HiTec Aurora 9

    Fc:         3DR PixHawk

    GPS:    3DR

    Props:   HQ 11X4.5

    Bat.   : Turnigy 5000 Mah hard case

    Arming : Polulu arming circuit with 3DR button

    All screws are aircraft aluminum.

    Weight at 1138 grams

    Flight time 20.27 min

    I have since this flight shaved off another 53 grams by removing the CF landing struts and putting on the TBS anodized post and added 11X3.8 props. FPV will be added next week. I built this rig last year with a Naza V2, put in RTL after two flight and had to ditch it in S.F. bay due to fly away-total lose.



  • My First Build:

    HK FPV250 Kit

    Naze32 Acro

    Turnigy 9x

    Fatshark Predator

    Anybody in South NJ wanna do some FPV Racing?


  • frame: DJI F550 Frame

    controller/autopilot: MultiWii PRO

    esc: RCTimer ESC 30A SimonK Firmware (OPTO)

    motors: NTM Prop Drive Series 28-26A 1200kv

    propellers: 8x4.5 Carbon Fiber

    motor to motor distance: ?? -- inches

    battery:  Turnigy 5000mAh 4S 40C Lipo

    total weight: don't know

    flying time: 8 - 9 mins

    radio: Turnigy 9X

    video/osd: none

    other: Tarot T-2D gimbal with GoPRO 3 Black

    • Here is an update with my new foldable landing gear I designed and printed with my 3D printer for my DJI F550 frame.

      I removed the Tarot gimbal in these pictures because now I am designing a better way to attach the gimbal (and I will print that with my 3D printer also)





  • And here is my Skyhunter.  A joy to fly, and my favorite plane for FPV to date.  Stable, efficient, and lots of room inside!  My max range is just over 14 miles for now, but I'm aiming for 25 miles with some minor tweaks.  With the 8000mah I can get about 55 minutes @ 35mph.  With 2x5000mah I get about 75 minutes @ 35mph.

    • FC: Pixhawk w/ airspeed sensor
    • Airrame: Skyhunter
    • ESC: Turnigy Plush 60A
    • Motors: Cobra 3520/12 820kv
    • Propeller:  APC 12x6E
    • Receiver: DragonLink V1
    • Telemetry OSD: MinimOSD V1.1 (extra fw)
    • Battery: Zippy 8000mah 4S
    • Video/FC battery:  1300mah 3S
    • FPV camera:  FatShark 600TVL
    • HD camera:  GoPro 3 Silver
    • Mapping camera:  Canon SX-260HS  (USB shutter trigger via CHDK & Pixhawk)
    • Video Tx: 800mw 1.3ghz w/ VAS 3 lobe RHCP

    Ground Station Setup:

    • FPV Video Rx: 2x RMRC 1.3ghz (VAS cloverleaf & crosshair antennas)
    • Diversity Receiver:  Eagle Eyes
    • ImmersionRC 5.8ghz 25mw repeater for goggles
    • Monitor:  10" LCD




    • I was flying from the valley into the foothills so I'm not exactly sure. But the altitude above home position was 3500 ft.
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