Starting this week, we're now carrying supplies for the "DIY" quadcopter enthusiast - including all the necessary equipment to build the above (and below) 250-size multi-rotor that I build last week. I'm pretty pleased with the result - the chassis is clean with no extraneous wires lying around. It was a fun build process, with only a few headaches, mostly due to the lack of solid directions and/or guides on how to program the flight control board.
I'm planning on writing my own step-by-step instructions on how to build this quadcopter, including how to program it. I'm not sure how long the writing process on this will take, but keep an eye out for that guide when it gets published.
Here's a list of the equipment used on this build, all of which we now carry in stock:
- Diatone "Silver Blade" 250-size Quadcopter Frame
- Emax 1806 Motor Combo (2CW & 2CCW)
- Naze 32 Full Flight Control Board
- Castle Creations Talon 25 Quadcopter ESCs
- Spektrum DSMX Remote Receiver
- ECX Velcro Battery Strap
- EC3 Device Connector
- Parma Pro Servo Tape
- 4" Red/Black 12GA Wire
We also carry GemFan propellers in 5x3, 5x4.5, and 6x3 sizes in various colors. The clear props used on the quadcopter below came with the Diatone frame.
As we see interest in this multi-rotor category increase, we'll certainly expand it as needed. Right now, we're focused on the 250-class quadcopters and related equipment, and strive to have the best products on the shelf for our customers. If you've ever been interested in building your own quadcopter, stop in and let's chat about it! We'll get you set up in no time!