Below are the rest of the parts:


8 x RC Timer Carbon Fiber CW Props (10.5X4.5)

8 x RC Timer Carbon Fiber CCW Props (10.5X4.5)

2 x Plastic CW Props (10.5X4.5) - Greeny

2 x Plastic CCW Props (10.5X4.5) -Red

*********************************Various Connectors and Radio*********************************

Deans Connecters

10# power cable

3.5mm Bullet Connectors

Spectrum AR8000 Radio (The radio took from my bottom drawer)

*********************************My Radio Transmitter*********************************

Spectrum DX8 <= I have had this radio for quite some time - love it to bits. 

*********************************The Build*********************************

It's now 3:10 am so I need to get a bit of sleep ... I will start with the build a bit later today after I have had some sleep. 

I will post some more pictures of how the build progress over the next couple of days. 

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on April 30, 2014 at 10:45pm

Be very careful using carbon fibre props until you are absolutely happy with your setup, they are dangerous things! 

Comment by Jean-Louis Naudin on April 30, 2014 at 11:29pm

Hello Johann, I have done a full tutorial about the RCtimer SPIDER at:

I hope this will help you,



Comment by hotelzululima on April 30, 2014 at 11:30pm


CF props +  a 450 or larger multi = airborne waring blender, if its NOT bad enough that we have flyaways ,

noise activating analog ESC's ,

Flight controllers coming loose mid flight cables, props and other things causing said flying contraption to exit normal flying modes at 9.8ms**2  toward the ground AND rotating knife blades stronger than steel moving at about 3000-4000rpm? And dont even get me started on flying a machine whose owner follows master on github and loads same to his flight controller before flying each time, you will have an interesting life :)

Plastic props forever here...


Comment by Gustav Kuhn on April 30, 2014 at 11:50pm

Johann, do yourself a favour, and get the APC multi rotor props.........

Comment by Matthew Kerle on April 30, 2014 at 11:58pm

Jean-Louis, thanks for you post I'll check it out! I'm doing research for my build right now :)

Comment by Johann van de Venter on May 1, 2014 at 4:58am

Thx for the comments guys. 

I will be running the plastic props at first to get everything setup and tweaked. 

There will be a lot of questions come from side during this build so please stand my :D

Thank you for the link Jean-Louis I'm checking it out now. 

Comment by David Giegler on May 1, 2014 at 5:38am

I also have that combo.

I put the red arms in the rear like Jean-Louis did. There doesn't seem to be a standard as to what color goes where. Red in the rear seams logical to me as that is how our brains are already trained due to red taillights on automobiles.

Here are some other build pictures of that quad (not mine)

Comment by Johann van de Venter on May 1, 2014 at 7:13am

Thank you David

I have a question for you two guys (David & Jean-Louis) 

I Have seen or posts where people have cut 3 of the 4 OPTO ESCs power wires before hooking it up to the ArduoFlyer. Apparently this need to be done for the ESCs to work with the  flight controller ... Did you have to do this or dit you hook them up as they came?

Kind regards 

Comment by Jean-Louis Naudin on May 1, 2014 at 7:50am

Dear Johann,

The OPTO ESC can be connected directly to the APM output without the need to disconnect the power red wire because the OPTO ESC doesn't have a BEC inside (no +5v out)...

The +5V DC power supply is provided by an external uBec connected to the 12V power bus.



Comment by Jean-Louis Naudin on May 1, 2014 at 7:57am

Here a detailled photo of the +5V uBec connected to the +12 Power bus (uBec 12V input) and to the receiver (+5V uBec Output):




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