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 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).


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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