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If you want to build a multicopter..

If I was building my first multicopter today, this would be my project.

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PARTS LIST
Motors - 2830-8 1300KV Outrunner Brushless Motor Free Mounts
http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?gOo=goods_details.dwt&goodsid=120&pr...

Speed controller - hobby king Hobbyking SS Series 18-20A ESC (card programmable)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=6548

Or a little better controller is the Exceed RC Proton 30A Brushless ESC Speed Controller at hobby partz
http://www.hobbypartz.com/proton30aair.html

or plush 30 amp at hobbyking
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=2164

Controller at hobbyking HobbyKing Multi-Rotor Control Board V2.1 (Atmega168PA)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__19534__HobbyKing_Multi_Rotor_Contr...

or the new KKv2 board no need for a programmer or computer.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__24723__Hobbyking_KK2_0_Multi_rotor...

Programmer at hobby king USBasp AVR Programming Device for ATMEL processors
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__21321__USBasp_AVR_Programming_Devi...

10CM Male to Male Servo Lead (JR) 26AWG (10pcs/set)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__21758__10CM_Male_to_Male_Servo_Lea...

I use 14 gauge wires
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=9678 red
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=9679 black

1/2 inch wood from home depot or Lowes found in the trim area
1/8 inch ply from craft store or hobby shop
4-40x 1 screws blind nuts and washers from Trimcraft Aviation
http://www.trimcraftaviationrc.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath... screw

http://www.trimcraftaviationrc.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath... washers

http://www.trimcraftaviationrc.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath... blind nuts
Zip ties, Velcro and some paint
i also found a piece of ½ x1 ½ x 2 or 3 foot hard wood at home depot I use for the rear pivot I cut into a 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 square.
I have purchased a used drill press so no more crooked stuff.

Props can be had at hobby king if hobby parts is out
http://www.hobbypartz.com/8x4.html Hobbypartz
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=11331 hobbyking

I now use a 4MM carbon fiber rod instead of the screw with a wheel collar for the rear pivot. Just drill a hole in the back of the rear arm about an inch deep and glue it in there.

link to template. you will have to enlarge it to build my tri.
http://rcexplorer.se/page24/files/Tricoptertemplate.pdf

low voltage beeper
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__7223__Hobby_King_Battery_Monitor_3...

louder low voltage beeper you connect to ballance taps
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__18987__On_Board_Lipoly_Low_Voltage...

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lumi's picture

I see, i missed the part Text from YouTube


lumi's picture

Wow, that's a long list Frits. So it will be a tricopter as I can see in your post.

Any idea about the controlling system, do you want to fly it by sight or also include an autonomus option (GPS, compass, pre-programed)?

fritsl's picture

I am not building it - it's just a video I found, and it's a very nice, simple and cheap build - with parts list, so I just figured I'd share to inspire, in the case that any one else was looking at building something like it :)