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First Drone Build (Beginner)

Discussion in 'Drone Builds and Kits' started by SM4XAS, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. SM4XAS

    SM4XAS New Member

    Jul 29, 2018
    Posted by SM4XAS, Jul 29, 2018 #1
    Hi everyone!

    I am quite new to drones and quadcopters, and I am still learning to fly.
    I have two smaller cheap chinese quads at home for now, one with FPV and one without.
    However I am not very pleased with the ones I have as they feel and behave very low-quality, and the flight-time is under 10 minutes.

    As I am very interested in electronics, Arduino and DIY so I decided to build my own beginner-quad. I have built two 3D-printers so I am not new to soldering and assembling things.

    I started to read around the web about quad builds, and it's a djungle! Very hard to find a good guide that
    explains how everything goes together.

    I decided to buy my parts from Hobbyking as they have a EU-warehouse (We have quite high customs-fees for items from outside the EU).

    So where do I begin? I want a relatively cheap but still good quad for FPV and Aerial photography.

    I found this frame that looks like a good starting point:
    S500 Glass Fiber Quadcopter Frame 480mm - Integrated PCB Version

    So far, I have picked theese items:
    Radio: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-tgy-i6-afhds-transmitter-and-6ch-receiver-mode-2.html
    ESC (What is BEC?): https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-plush-30amp-speed-controller.html
    Props: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hobbyking-slowfly-propeller-10x4-5-black-cw-ccw-4pcs.html
    Battery: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/zippy-compact-2200mah-3s-25c-lipo-pack.html

    My questions:
    - Have I choosed any "bad" items, that wont work together?
    - How do I know which motor to choose? 28mm, which measurnment is that?
    - How do I know which flight-controller to choose?
    - They recommend a 2200mah 3S "or more" battery for the frame, how large can i go?
    - When I want i gimbal, how do I know which to choose?

    Any other suggestions or something I haven't thought about?
  2. Christian Rogers

    Christian Rogers Member

    Jul 26, 2018
    United States
    Posted by Christian Rogers, Jul 31, 2018 #2
    You can also begin it dealing with the security of your drone.;)

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