How To Build A Quadcopter

quadcopter parts

Welcome to How To Build A Quadcopter

This guide will take you from buying all the parts to building and learning to fly a quadcopter in no time! The main point of this guide is to successfully teach someone with little or no hobby background how to build a quadcopter, and how to fly a quadcopter.

Here’s the tutorials

  1. Assembly of the quadcopter frame
  2. Mounting the motors and speed controllers
  3. Mounting the electronics
  4. Flight controller setup
  5. Prop balancing and mounting
  6. Soldering bullet connectors

Here’s all the links to the parts

If you don’t want to use the frame I listed, you can find more here. I also highly recommend getting the Sunnysky motors.

  • Transmitter and receiver ($54) link
  • Frame ($18) link (or a different frame?)
  • (Flight controller ($99) link
  • Power distribution board link
  • 4 ESCs ($29) link
  • 4 motors ($60) link
  • 4 prop adapters ($8) link
  • battery ($24) link
  • Charger ($23) link
  • adapter for any battery link
  • Power supply ($10) link
  • Props ($3) link
  • Tall nylon spacers link
  • Short nylon spacers link
  • 3.5mm bullet connectors link

Upgrade parts (more expensive but better quality)

  • ESC with SimonK firmware link
  • Motors with better quality bearings for less vibration link (You won’t need the 4 prop adapters from hobby king)
  • High performance props (get both 8x5 and 8x5R) link1 link2

Need Help? Join Our Facebook Group Community!

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Last year, we started a Facebook group to help people get started with drones and post their building experience. We now have over 5,000 member, so whether you have lots of questions, or maybe you just want to show us your first drone, you can always join the group and be part of our community. Click here to see the group.


Building the frame – Part 1

Building the frame – Part 1

build a quadcopter frame This is the SK450 glass fiber quadcopter frame from hobby king. it’s a vary simple and easy to build frame. If you haven’t seen the start page with all the parts listed on it, click here to start there!   Inside the box...

Soldering – Part 6

Soldering – Part 6

Here we’ll learn about soldering There’s two things you need to be good at soldering, practice and a good soldering iron. If you don’t already have a good iron, check out my review of the Weller WES51 Analog Soldering Station for links to the iron...