HobbyKing's done it again. Check out this deal: their mini-quad with four motors for $33.95! (Or $31.95 if you just let your browser sit open on that page for a few minutes). 

All you need to add to make a RC quad (in addition to your regular RC system and LiPo batteries) is:

That's $90 all told.  Now, in fairness, this is a pretty crappy little frame and it won't last past a crash or two. I also wouldn't expect too much outside in the wind. But what a great way to get started! 

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Comment by tshado on January 30, 2012 at 10:31am

@ Fabien Bruning

Many thanks for the details of your quad !  :)

Your description and pictures are very clear

I wish you a good first flight when the weather over your place will be better

I will be happy to read your comments !




the DT700 motor Fabien used is Kv: 700rpm/v  on HK specifications

Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on January 30, 2012 at 10:36am


Larger diameter props usually call for lower KV motors. On a 12" dia prop I usually run under a 1000KV motor. Around 800KV to 1000KV.

Just a thought.



Comment by Cliff-E on January 30, 2012 at 11:20am

yes, you're stuck with a 7" or smaller prop. Actually, 2200kV says 7" is pushing it (may low, low pitch). 6"x3 would be more appropriate.

Comment by Cool Dude on January 30, 2012 at 2:20pm

From where can we get the firmware to flash the board. Or do we have to write our own code and flash it?

Comment by Ellison Chan on January 30, 2012 at 2:40pm

It's a good deal.  If I wasn't printing, and making my own frames now I'd get one of those.  I think wood makes a good frame.  Nature's version of carbon fibre, and non-toxic.

Honestly, how many quad frames can survive any kind of real crash. (Except my Firefly, of course.)

Comment by Ellison Chan on January 30, 2012 at 4:09pm

I use these 1200Kv ones, from HK, and they work fine with plenty of power for flying with 9x5" props and good response.  but if you want to heavy lift, the lower kv, likeDT750, are better.  

The motors that come with this wooden frame are 2300kv, but only run on 2s batteries.  You need them that high with the 2s and they recommend 6x3 props.  It's not going to be a heavy lifter, but should be good for some pretty tame flying.  These motors are not very efficient, I suspect.  It weighs 16g.

Oh and for those, who don't know about HK Buddy codes, there's a web site where you can get discounts from people who post their Buddy codes.  This kit can be gotten for $28,36.  You'll need to have a Hobby King account to see the swarm price.


Comment by Hein du Plessis on January 31, 2012 at 12:17am

I would add 20 bucks and upgrade to this frame: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=...

Comment by Michael Evans on January 31, 2012 at 9:25am
I have the blueskyrc.com kit. Very durable and you can replace parts if they break.
Comment by Lebdog on January 31, 2012 at 2:29pm

I am so thankful for all the hard work and information people post here!
What a great community!  Puts rcgroups to bed! 

Comment by Dara Shayda on February 1, 2012 at 6:01am

Hello Chris

Could you guide us with your leadership to start making serious UAVs and steer away from toys. If not you who else?

Thank you.



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