"I went thru a set of motors flying with a HK 720 wing cam. I had about 20 flights. I broke in the motors and oiled the bearings before camera work, waiting for replacement motors sucks. I got all the bits and pieces (gears,shafts, arms main cross…"
"If anyone is wondering what quadcopter this was, it's just a $48 WLToys V212 6-axis quadcopter. I removed the landing skid and canopy to lighten it up a bit. But it's a very nimble quad for a toy as you can see."
"Please take a look at it now. Would like to hear your feedback. I did the first minute and a half as a test. I'm trying to come up with an on-screen coding that viewers would be able to quickly follow while the video plays.…"
"Actually I'm preparing a YouTube timed transcript for this video. Transcripts are neat in that YouTube can automatically translated to any language. You can set certain words to show at specific times in the video. Once complete,…"
"Would recommend that you learn to fly first before spending big dollars on a DIY project. I feel that a cheap $40 toy quadcopter can more than pay for itself by preventing the loss of a follow-on hobby grade quad. For those considering this…"
There are tons of websites out there that promote quadcopters, and go into great detail on building quite expensive setups from scratch. Yet there are almost nil that actually explain how to fly one. Most people have to learn from trial and error. What's up with that? The end result is people who barely know how to fly are sending their sometimes quite heavy and expensive quads over populated areas. It is an accident waiting to happen.
I feel that a cheap $40 toy quadcopter can more than pay for itself by preventing the loss of a follow-on hobby grade quad. For those considering this hobby, I highly recommend that they start slow, and learn to fly (and fly well) as their very first objective. After that, then consider stepping up in this hobby. They'll be less likely to lose their quad, and endanger spectators