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I agree it does look a lot better for some reasom SMF shorten any recent posts display  :rolleyes:
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Nice! Looks loads better.  :beer2:
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Sorted mate  ~~
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Sure. But basically, all the subjects are getting cut off.
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Had another negative encounter, it's been a few years since the last one, just an uneducated ******, going on about drones being illegal yada yada yada.    :-/
Still that didn't spoil my flying time, had an absolute blast  ~~
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Setup selected, but some tips/advice is very welcome

Started by Roel, Wednesday,August 21, 2013, 16:07:27

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I';m a newby with multi rotors. I';m flying a couple of years with fixed wings en for many years model car';s.
So there is some rc experience... ;)

I want to use the quadcopter for some smooth flying with my gopro,

I ordered this frame: REPTILE 500-V1 Alien Multi-copter 500mm Quadcopter Frame W/ 450/550 ABS Arm S

The setup i selected is:
Motor: 4x Turnigy D2836/8 1100KV Brushless Outrunner Motor (EU warehouse)
ESC: 4x TURNIGY Basic 25A v3.1 Speed Controller (EU warehouse)
Props: 4x Slow Fly Electric Prop 1045R SF RH Rotation (4 pc) (EU warehouse)
Flight Control board: Hobbyking KK2.0 Multi-rotor LCD Flight Control Board

I don';t have any experience with quadcopter setup';s.... so any advice tips are very welcome before i place the order.



Hi Roel,

Welcome to the forum. There are lots of nice people here willing to help! Good choice of frame! Those reptile frames are very nice, I do however agree with secretman, your motor kvs are a little high and ideally you should be running that frame on 900kvs with 9x5 props. Did you make sure that your ESC are either OPTO or SimonK as they make life a lot easier.

Good luck.
Always smile because you never know who could be falling in love with it. :) Drone Operator in North Wales. www.aerialworx.co.uk


If you can find motors with the bolt on style of prop adapter rather than motors with the collet style clamp on prop adapters your quadcopter will run much smoother and fly better. The motors you have there are really designed for planes, not multirotors. Minimising vibrations is vitally important on multirotors in a way that it isn';t on planes.


One circlip short of a quadcopter.
 1 lobe short of an antenna.


I can heartily recommend the SunnySky X2212 980KV motors for a 450 frame (I';m using them in a Firefly 450) with 10x4.5 props and they fly beautifully.


The eBay seller I got these from, in China, delivered within a full week!  I was very impressed.
"Its better than bad, its good"

Current FCs: Pixhawk, APM 2.6, Naza M V2, Naze32, Flip32+ CC3D, KK2.1.5
Aircraft: miniMax Hex, DJI 550 (clone) TBS Disco, 450 Firefly, 250 Pro, ZMR250, Hubsan X4, Bixler 2


I';m using the NTM Prop Drive but I use M4 locknuts rather than the out of balance spinners. I have these http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=29491 on my SK450 with 8x4.5 SF props. I also use the Plush 25A ESC';s flashed with BLheli firmware but each version is different, do some extra research before you buy. I just bought some 30A blue series for my next quad and they are great esc';s and will take SimonK.




Those motors look very good but i don';t know anyone who uses them. I';ll be interested to hear how they work out for you. The sunnyskies look very similar and have a good reputation so hopefully the multistars will also be good. They definitely have the right type of prop adapter for what you want.

The KK2 is a good first flight controller.It';s relatively simple to setup and doesn';t require a computer to program (it has buttons and a screen). It doesn';t support advanced stuff like GPS, waypoints or return to home - you may want to upgrade later - but the auto-level is good and it';s simple so it will get you of the ground quickly and teach you to really fly the thing (unlike a DJI naza which will fly the quad for you!)

Loads of setup videos on youtube, well worth a look.
One circlip short of a quadcopter.
 1 lobe short of an antenna.


thanks for the tips.

The flight board has a 4.8-6.0 input voltage. I guess in need a separate Ubec.
Will this Ubec do the job: TURNIGY 3A UBEC w/ Noise Reduction or do i need a ubec that can handle more amps ?