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08-28-2013 04:03 PM  5 years agoPost 1
Gas Power

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I have always wanted to build one of these. I do not wish to go real big in this so the cheaper the better. I know there is a lot of rtf quads out there but building is most the fun. I plan to just get on of the cheaper frames and stuff from hobby king. My question is, how difficult is it to set up?

he reason for going hobby king is that this will only be used to play around with and maybe put a flycam on it to take a few pictures of the flying field.

Thanks for all the help you can give me.

Jamie

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08-28-2013 07:30 PM  5 years agoPost 2
maritimemongo

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Multi rotor
The Hobby King stuff is o.k. If you are putting your feelers out into the multi-rotor world. Do research different motors and speed controllers and be sure to read the reviews on the Hobby Kimg website. I have both Hobby King and DJI equipment. Hobby King is kinda "worry free" do to the price point. The KK2 flight control board offered by Hobby King is cheap and fairly easy to program. The DJI Naza M is really, really easy to program, but it's exponentially more expensive. It's also (in my humble opinion) a better quality product. With that being said, I'm afraid to crash my DJI, but not my Hobby King. If you really want to get bitten by the multi-rotor bug, get a E-Flight Blade Nano Q! They are very crash resistant, parts are readily available, very inexpensive and very fun to fly! Good luck and welcome! See you in mulit-rotor rehab!

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10-09-2013 07:57 PM  5 years agoPost 3
bustedmp

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I am also looking to build a multimultirotor. My son has the tiny traxxas thing that is fun and all, but I want something a little bigger. I just ordered myself a KKmultirotor board, V5.5, a Hobbywing 4 in 1 20a esc, and 4 1100kv motors. I want it to be around 24" spacing on the motors. I have been looking at the Hover Things frame kits, mainly the HT-FPV. More for the style of it, not fpv yet. I think for now I am just going to build an inexpensive x style frame.

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10-10-2013 06:30 PM  5 years agoPost 4
HansAuf

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Gainesville, Florida, USA

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If this is your first quad, I don't suggest an HTPFV frame. When starting out it's best to get a frame with cheap and easy to replace arms that are readily available. Clone DJI frames are cheap. Heck the DJI frames are cheap as well. Anyway, the aftermarket arms will run you $3.50 to $4.50 US each. CF tube based quads are slightly more expensive and require more effort to replace. Anyway, just research a bit before you buy.

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10-10-2013 07:57 PM  5 years agoPost 5
bustedmp

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I was looking at the cheap HK frames, but the DJI frame is $32, and the cheap HK frames are around $20 each. Then I ran across a youtube video where a guy used rigid foam insulation board to build a really neat looking frame. I couldn't tell in the video what he used for mounting the motors though, but the unit looked really nice and had rings around each prop. I will most likely be getting an HK frame to start out.

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10-10-2013 08:36 PM  5 years agoPost 6
bustedmp

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Frame on the way from HK. $17 shipped for the DJI clone.

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10-10-2013 09:32 PM  5 years agoPost 7
HansAuf

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You nab some extra arms?

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10-11-2013 03:02 AM  5 years agoPost 8
bustedmp

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The DJI arms are $4 each from heli direct. From what I read, the big issue with the HK copy is flimsy plastic arms. I figured I would get the DJI arms for it. I am guessing the DJI arms will fit the HK plates. I need to order props yet as well.

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10-20-2013 10:26 PM  5 years agoPost 9
bustedmp

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I have almost everything I need to complete my first build. How lucky am I to get the board, esc, and motors set up using a section of pine board to mock up an x frame and the only thing I needed to change as far as basic settings was all the motors needed to be reversed. The gyros on the board all correct in the proper direction, and the controls all function in the proper direction. I just need to color code the esc wires to match the motor wires now. Frame and props should be here this week along with an adjustable low voltage alarm.

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10-20-2013 10:32 PM  5 years agoPost 10
bustedmp

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Using the 3s 2200 packs I have for my Mini Titan, I should be in $165 range for the RXR air frame. I have it on a POS HK 6ch radio for now, which isn't a horrible system, just you need to use a laptop or other computer to make any adjustments to the TX.

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