Hi Fellows!
I’m new in this stuff and realy want to get in to it. I'm buying stuff about 3 months for my MQ9 UAV and the parts almost done. Here is my part list and prices;

PROJET MQ-9 Reaper 98" 4-CH Brushless Remote Control RC UAV Predator $170.00

ArduPilot Mega - Arduino Mega compatible UAV Controller $59.95
http://store.diydrones.com/product_p/br-0012-01.htm $159.95

Air Speed Sensor $19.95

DIY Drones HMC $44.90

2 x XBee Pro 900 XSC RPSMA (up to 15 mile range!!) $143.9
2 x XtreamBee Board (No XBee included) $49,9

MediaTek MT3329 GPS 10Hz + Adapter $39.95

FTDI Basic Breakout - 3.3V $14.95

Video Capture Device $10

900Mhz 500mW audio/video transmitter & reciver & antenna $100

500-1600kv Brushless Motor $23.70 (i hope it can fly my plane xD)

60A OPTO Brushless Speed Controller ESC (w/o BEC) [Volcano Series] $29.70

3 x Blue LiPo 3-Cell 2200mAh 3S1P 11.1v 25C LiPoly Battery $50.85

Li-Po GUARD 25x33cm Safety Battery Charging/Storing Bag $5.75

Exceed RC 6-Ch 2.4Ghz Transmitter Receiver (Full Version) $44.95

waiting for servo cables, propellers

Total Amount About; $1000 + shipping(im not sure but i think its about $450)

yeah that seems oke but i moved a new city and lost my tools... I dont have even a screwdriver. Need to buy some new tools to assemble it.
I will blog my experience, photos and videos here. I hope i wont ruin it xD

When i complete the project, i will start coding a GCS and other stuff (i have good ideas)

Nvm I’m looking for a new tool set atm. I will keep inform you guys. If you have any idea our suggestion please share it.

Take care


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Comment by Ritchie on November 5, 2010 at 11:13am
To everyone with an MQ9 please go to RCU and search the build logs. There are a few but more importantly PapaJeff has built quite a few UAV RC planes and so has setup hints and highly detailed guide for building.
Comment by ken wood on November 5, 2010 at 11:18am
Here is my real email: kentek3141@hotmail.com
I'm looking for someone to bounce ideas off of while in construction mode and email works best for me.
You will find very soon that there are some fairly troubling parts of this build and instructions-directions are lacking to say the least.
I will post all issues that I come across so we can all benefit.
PapaJeff has been a great help. He is probably the busiest guy on the planet so I don't want to bother him too much especially on little things that I should know but don't.
ken wood
camarillo ca
the states (for now!)
Comment by Ersin Acar on November 5, 2010 at 11:48am
@Ritchie; Thanks. i checked the log pages if i will have a problem with building it i will contact with him or with ken_wood :P

@ken wood; i mailed you. btw is that live messenger account too ?
Comment by Ersin Acar on November 5, 2010 at 12:02pm
@John Church; Hmm i can try it at the ground test. Thanks :)
Comment by MikeInFrance on November 6, 2010 at 7:23am
@Ersin, the frequency issue when using FPV is not to be overseen! From what I have understood, having a sender with a receiver so near, although frequencies differ, they differ not enough to eliminate noise and disturb the signals from your RC sender!
Therefore, it is wise to change FPV to an other frequency range!
If you do some google research, especially related to FPV, you will find numerous testimonials of people that learned the hard way and crashed their expensive toys just because of that!
We all know that the decision is your's, but sharing one's experience to help others not make the same mistakes is the purpose of this warning.
Comment by Ersin Acar on November 6, 2010 at 7:57am
Yeah i see. Thanks all you guys. I'm tying to sell 900mhz video transmitter now :) By the way i learned something today too;
900Mhz using is not legal in my country :) so i need to buy 1.3Ghz cant buy 2.4 Ghz, because of RC transmitter :)

Comment by John Church on November 8, 2010 at 5:50pm
Hi Ersin, if you had a chance this weekend, did you get your (illegal ;) ) xbees transmitting your data at a custom baud?
Comment by Ersin Acar on November 9, 2010 at 12:46am
@John Church;
Hi John i didnt test them yet. i started assembly MQ9 to open more place for my stuff everywhere full of MQ9 parts :) landing gears seems oke. tomorrow i will start wings then i will test telemetry and video transmitter and post the result here :)
Comment by Zachariah L Hanson on April 5, 2011 at 8:33pm
You still doing this build?  Looks very interesting have been thinking about something very very close..
Comment by Ersin Acar on April 6, 2011 at 12:01am
@Zachariah; yeah if i find time from work. i'm still working on it :) its slow proggress but its fun also :) also i moved new city here is a airport for rc planes so it will be more fun :)


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