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
- Assembly of the quadcopter frame
- Mounting the motors and speed controllers
- Mounting the electronics
- Flight controller setup
- Prop balancing and mounting
- Soldering bullet connectors
Here’s all the links to the parts
- 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
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...
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...
On this page we’ll be mounting the ESCs, flight controller and receiver. We're going to start by taking all of the ESCs and mounting them to the frame using zip ties. ...
(This page is currently under construction) Time to configure the brain!...
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...
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...