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.
Inside the box you’ll get:
- the manual
- 4 arms
- a yellow orientation ball
- some screws
- all the fiberglass plates
- some rods to hold the ball
- a plastic screwdriver
- some black hex threaded spacers for the flight controller
- landing gear
- and the box (obviously).
Now that we have everything out of the box, we can start by screwing the arms on to the bottom plate for the frame (I’m using a 2.0mm hex driver). on the bottom side, each arm only requires 2 screws (so 8 screws total for the bottom).
After that we can flip the frame over screw the top plate on. This process is almost the same but instead of 8 screws, there are 16.
now we can install the mounting plates for the motors, they require 3 screws each.
We’re almost done with the frame, all we have to do now is mount the landing gear. There are only 2 screws for each arm (1 on each end).