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.


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


Building The Frame

by korey | Feb 22, 2014

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 you'll get: the...

Mounting The Motors And ESCs

by korey | Feb 22, 2014

In this section we’ll be mounting the motors and soldering the ESCs to the power distribution board.   First, we need to mount the motors on to the motor mounting plates. There's 4 holes but you can choose to use only 2 screws. The screws are from the NTM...

Mounting The Electronics

by korey | Feb 22, 2014

On this page we’ll be mounting the electronic speed controllers, the flight controller and receiver.   We're going to start by taking all of the ESCs and mounting them to the frame using zip ties. Once the electronic speed controllers are mounted you can mount the...

Setting Up The Flight Controller

by korey | Feb 22, 2014

In this section, we're going to be setting up the Open Pilot CC3D and getting it ready for flight. The first thing to do is download the Open Pilot flight controller ground control station. This is what we'll be using to configure all of the settings. This includes...

Balancing And Mounting The Props

by korey | Feb 22, 2014

In this section we'll be balancing and mounting the props. What I'm using and why Before we talk about prop balancing, I'm going to go over what I'm using and why. There are two types of prop balancers you can buy. There's the magnetic kind which are cheap, but don't...

Soldering (extra tips)

by korey | Feb 22, 2014

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 and some good...

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