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Started by nickyb, Friday,October 04, 2013, 09:00:45
Quote from: Smeagol on Friday,October 04, 2013, 09:31:56 Hi Nick,I knew nowt about RC let alone flying one of these things, but I built my own quad from scratch completely. I';m not going to say it was easy, but the problems I had were down to the parts supplied not being configured as they should have been.The guys on here are tremendous, start off with a good idea of what you want to achieve, whether it';s simply fun acrobatic flying or FPV with a camera and video recording, then post the details. The members will help with advice on the hardware and specs that you will need. I went through all this on my thread and simply wouldn';t have succeeded without their help that';s for sure. The achievement of building it yourself from scratch and actually flying it for the first time is amazing, and the build process teaches you a lot along the way, how to repair them when the usually inevitable crash happens. Which is why your build list should include spares of the more susceptible components.Theres usually a few in the chat area too, so prompt help is usually only a keyboard away.Teslahead on here has designed his own teslaquad and teslahex, checkout his threads to see them in action, he sells them as kits or almost ready to fly, his support is excellent too, I';ve only ever seen praise for his stuff.Hope that helps a wee bit at least. P.S. if you';re as gormless as Blakey your avatar give up now
Quote from: flybywire on Friday,October 04, 2013, 11:08:04 NickJust a few thoughts I had....Maybe of some use?I came back to the hobby a couple of years ago, hadn';t touched a bit of RC gear etc for over 40 years! Can';t even remember what it was that got me back in, but I know I wanted to dabble in RC helicopters. My recent build history is as follows: Gaui 425 (with Spektrum DX6) & RTF Blade MCP. I learnt to fly the Blade, great fun by the way, and great for getting the feel of flying again (which was fairly easy until you started to throw it around too fast!) whilst assembling the Gaui, which I loved, as it is a top class kit for the dosh, at the time the frame kit cost just £65! (now c £135) I finished the Gaui, but due to space restrictions, I didn';t really have the opportunity to fly it much, so I looked at multi';s instead.Next I put together an X525 frame & motor/esc combo purchased from separate sites in China, I also took early baby steps in the fpv field, (inspired by the likes of David Westerntahl and others on Youtube). I managed to get the quad in the air, but with a Gaui gu-344 gyro, it was pretty much like flying in manual all the time, so found it too tricky for fpv. I think mine must have been duff (second hand off the bay). The fpv kit did work, but unfortunately I managed to extract the magic smoke out of it one sad day, not a massive issue really as frequency wise it was incompatible with the Fat Shark Attitudes that I bought soon after!I did persevere with the X525, and managed to strap a gopro on top to capture some early shaky footage, which inspired me to go further..Next build was a Droidworx CX4, other end of the scale, cost me about £600 for the frame alone! I must have been on drugs at the time as I also splashed out on a Wookong M (£700) and successfully persuaded myself to buy a DX8 as well! I don';t regret the DX8 one bit I have to say ( as the 6 is ';toy-like'; in comparison).I find I don';t use the CX4 that much, I have more fun with the cheap(ish) DJI 450/Naza combo that I built later, The gimbal on the 450 works better in reality to the expensive Photohigher I bought that';s designed for the CX4 (yes another £225! )I also purchased an iOSD for the CX4, which I never ever got to work with my cameras. My most recent purchase (back on the drugs!!) is a 550 hex with afro';s etc, always fancied a hex.I also bought a SIM as well, Aerosim Rc, which helped to get me back into piloting a RC plane/quad again.Oh yes, and somewhere along the line I also bought an ASW 28 100" span glider from HK! Still yet to fly, complete with Guardian stabiliser.So anything RC is possible really, but in hindsight (that wonderful thing) I';d have been better off starting with a good old DJI 450/NAza combo, but hey, what the heck it is a ';hobby'; after all is it not? Hope you make the ';right'; choices and get in the air soon, that';s the main thing. Everybody does it differently in this hobby, so there';s no real ';right'; way I guess, just maybe learn from our mistakes? (some hopes..).CheersAndy
Quote from: Hands0n on Friday,October 04, 2013, 12:43:20 I was new to the hobby also. Bought a 450 clone ready to fly off eBay, it came with a KK2 board. Not an easy combination to start off with - crashing and breaking the arms was de rigeur. I changed FC to a MultiWii Pro 2 and that seemed to be the end of my crashing all over the place! The KK2 is okay really, but my view is that it isn';t something I';d advocate starting off with. I know many won';t agree.I found MultiWii on the Pro 2 and a very cheap HK 385P performed really well, nice and stable once the PID were relatively close. Switching to Manual mode wasn';t the same hair raising experience as on the KK2 (even when in its own stability mode!).To your opening question - actually building these things isn';t difficult, the choice of components, in particular motor and prop size are important though. Plenty of help and advice on here, the team got me on track in no time at all. Now I understand a lot more, it isn';t that difficult or complex, I feel very confident to build my own and have three flyable and one scratch build using Wickes finest pine wood ::)
Quote from: DarrellW on Friday,October 04, 2013, 14:07:43 I only found multis last Christmas, it started with a Hubsan x4 then I wanted bigger so I bought a bnf off Peter King which I didn';t really fly for quite a while - I used a J P Twister quad as my beater because repairs were cheap. About 4 months ago I started to fly my 450 and sold on my Hubsan and Twister at the moment I';m building a KK2 450 (Tarot frame) and I';ve designed and built a VTail frame that will have KK2 and the same powerset as my 450 Tarot. If you are interested enough to want to do it yourself you will - there is always plenty of help if you need it on here; I had no idea how to set the KK2 up but reading through the advice on here I succeeded with only a couple of silly mistakes - done the maiden today, look out for my vid!
Quote from: nickyb on Friday,October 04, 2013, 14:13:13 Thanks Darrell, looking forward to the video of the machine.
Quote from: ChrisH on Friday,October 04, 2013, 18:29:39 Building it is the easy bit! Getting bitten by the bug is the hard bit! Ooh look at that... Must have one of those.... I started with a quad, then an Hubsan (wrong way round). Followed that with a Tarot FY680 and added... list is too long. Got a DJI miniIosd to plumb in, gimbal to sort out. Half the fun for me is tweaking and modifying!Welcome to a hobby that needs a friendly bank manager if you';re not careful!
Quote from: Hands0n on Friday,October 04, 2013, 21:58:51 Cripes! For a moment I thought you were describing my house!
Quote from: fruitsalad on Friday,October 04, 2013, 21:43:09 before you know it its taking over the house,boxes here n there..boxes of foam sheets,half built projects,planes and quads in about every place imaginable..well thats my house to a tee
Quote from: nub on Friday,October 04, 2013, 09:46:52 buy yourself a DJI F450 and KK2 board, learn the basic';s, then upgrade.
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