Building the frame - Part 1

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February 22, 2014
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Build Your First Drone

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!

 

 

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Inside the box you’ll get:

the manual4 armsa yellow orientation ballsome screwsall the fiberglass platessome rods to hold the balla plastic screwdriversome black hex threaded spacers for the flight controllerlanding gearand the box (obviously).

 

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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).

 

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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.

 

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now we can install the mounting plates for the motors, they require 3 screws each.

 

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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).

 

Mounting the motors and speed controllers – Part 2

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