After the Latest Skywalker crash I decided that the build-fly-crash-build-(repeat) process was too slow, and I wasn't learning as fast as I'd hoped.
I'd seen an ad at Hobby King for $20 Quadcopter frames... sounded like a good deal and I already had a matched pair of motors/ESC and APM2 so I decided to take the plunge and order the balance of the components needed to build a basic quad copter.
The motors were Detrum 810kv's with 25A ESCs from HobbyPartz. I'd picked them up to experiement with twin fixed wing stuff and small wings...
Assembly was easy, though I was short on bolts/screws. No big deal.
HobbyKing 550mm Quadcopter frame
4x Detrum 25A ESC
4x Detrum 810kv
Below are pictures of the finished quadcopter and then some videos from today. My 11 yr old was cameraman... kinda shakey... Yes, the "fuselage" is a potato salad tub from a local deli.