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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Hello everyone,
I am new to the world of drones and am looking to get into them, I have flown heli's for years and am trying to get my feet wet in the drone world and have a chance to pick one up at a descent price , I don't know if it is a diy one or not , here is a photo of it , does anyone recognize the maker of there is one , Amy info would greatly be appreciated and thank you in advance !

I hope you are not going to find the builder here in this forum because I has a Naze, here the majority are using ardupilot: APM, Pixhawks but you can find nice works here. Perhaps you can google the photo to find.

I would find out what model that Naza controller is then google and see the features. But that is a very common and respected brand controller although people here mostly prefer the pixhawks as they are generally far more advanced for auto flights. What kind of transmitter does it come with? 

It has 6 motors which makes it more worthy of carrying some of the better cameras if that is something you would want to do. The construction is good in that if you break an arm they can be replaced. Some drones are hard to find parts for. One factor is how good are those motors.. Look at them and see what brand and model they are. To build that would probably cost you around $500-$1000 depending several factors. 

I believe it was a flysky 6 or 7 channel, he is asking $300 , do t know if it's a good price or not don't know much about the naza controller or if they are good as I stated I am used to heli's. I am new to this all

That is definitely well worth $300 if it works! Does it come with a couple batteries? Those alone are probably $80 each or more. Probably a 4 cell which means longer flight times. You'd probably get around 15-20 minutes maybe more. 

On the down side.... it's big. Harder to transport. Many people are moving to smaller quads these days. I'd ask yourself what you want it for. If it's aerial photography that is a great platform. It can easily carry a gopro and a gimbal. If it's FPV it's much bigger than you'd really want. 

Hey Richard, thanks for the fast reply bud, it does come with one battery and some extra props , I am assuming it works , I have purchased a few heli's from him in the past and they have all been good , he is getting back into buggy racing and asked me first if I was interested since I purchased a few things in the past. I figured for $300 I couldn't go wrong just wasn't too familiar with the naza flight controller and Gps

Yea I agree can't got wrong for $300! 

Here is my contribution,

i have built a couple of these frames, and slightly improving them as i go along. i have used google sketchup to do the digital drawings and then cut them out on a cnc router.

i posted them on 3d warehouse for others to use, or to just use them in in other models, or to use parts like motors etc from my drawings.

There is more info about them in the text below the downloads in the sketchup 3d warehouse.

on what motors i used where i bought the parts etc.

this 2 has been built, see link below:

Sketchup racing quad for cnc

Picture of the first of the frames.

this is the drawings on my next build:


i will built it when i get the time to do the cnc cutting...  :)

love the CAD. wish i could do that!

if you are really serious about building light weight "hot" FPV racers, my brother Jim and i just spent a lot of time optimizing one for the winner of the Arizona open.

we also spent time with a photographer in Florida modifying his extremely similar ship to remove weight (several hundred grams).

if interested in sharing ideas, send me a friend request.

Hi, sennd you a friend request.

my cad drawing is not 100% focused on weight savings as i do not race. i put in a mesure for strength as well. so it probably can come quite a bit down in weight. there is no races around where i live, 

and i just fly for fun. i need a litle strenght in the quad for when i crash.

for the cad drawing, sketchup make is one of the easyest programs to use, and it is free. can be recomended and used for a lot of diffrent applications.

building drones is just an hobby of mine, but it is always funn shering ideas.

Hello all

Here is my mini y6


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