"That's a very neat design you got there Murray. Have you thought about making up kits and selling them?
It's a bit big and heavy for my tastes, but I am sure a smaller lighter variant could be made. There seem to be plenty of people out there with…"
"I've just remembered that your very first words were "beginner to all this"...
If you are a newbie to this sport (which I have been doing not too well for five years now), maybe it would be appropropriate to tell you a few of the "gotchas" that have…"
"I got an APM 2.8 and it's GPS to fit on the top with little trouble, and whilst I never got around to finishing this one off, I generally like to use recycled food packaging (plastic trays of various sizes and shapes, clear ones are spray painted…"
"I have an X525 framed copter, which has proven very crash worthy and durable.
A decent user mod is to fit the very commonly available 4 (white or black) legs kit from ebay to each arm using cable ties,which is both durable and raises the copter off…"
"Thank you for all the variously helpful replies.
Given that all I wish to do is fly either stabilise or alt hold at this time, line of sight to the point where I want to hover and take a photograph or record video then get back RELIABLY and without…"
"I'm about to experiment with using tattoo needle grommets and washers around each motor mount bolt, to see if I can reduce the vibrations at source as it were. Because that's what they do with aeroplanes in the big world.
"I have a (lapsed) private licence, and last time I looked, we were absolutely not supposed to go below 500 feet except when landing or departing or practicing emergencies. It's therefore obvious that one wants to keep one's quadcopter at or below…"