In this step, we will attach the SK450 arms to the Dead Cat top body plate.
Alright, now that you've ordered all of your quadcopter parts and endured the excruciating wait for their arrival in the mail, we can start assembling the quadcopter. So to kick off the build process, we will attach the four SK450 arms to the Dead Cat top body plate. For this step you will need:
- The SK450 Dead Cat top body plate
- All four SK450 arms
- Sixteen small hex screws
- Thread Lock
Each of the four SK450 arms has four screw holes. For each of the arms, line up these four holes with the holes in the top body plate. Then, apply a small dot of thread lock to each of the screws, thread them through the holes in the top body plate and into the holes in the arms. Tighten the screws until they are quite snug, but be careful not to tighten them so much that they crack the body plate or strip the threads in the arms. The thread lock should do a fine job preventing the screws from loosening when subjected to the vibrations produced by the quadcopter’s rotors during flight.