Introduction: Quadcopter Selection, Assembling and Flying

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Introduction:

A quadcopter, also called a quadrotor helicopter or quad rotor, is a multi rotor helicopter that is lifted and propelled by four rotors. Quadcopters are classified as rotorcraft, as opposed to fixed-wing aircraft, because their lift is generated by a set of rotors (vertically oriented propellers).Quadcopters generally use two pairs of identical fixed pitched propellers; two clockwise (CW) and two counterclockwise(CCW). These use independent variation of the speed of each rotor to achieve control. By changing the speed of each rotor it is possible to specifically generate a desired total thrust; to locate for the centre of thrust both laterally and longitudinally; and to create a desired total torque, or turning force.

Different sizes of quad copters based on arm to arm gap (or) one end to end.

150mm,180mm,250mm,330mm,450mm,500mm,550mm.

for more acrobatics and speed requirements, low size quads were preferred, and for high stability considerations the size of the quad copter should also be high.

Most famous frame sizes---> 250mm quads will be used for racing / acrobatics and 450mm quad will be used for moderate stability.

Step 1: Quadcopter Frames and Suitable Flight Controller Boards

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quad copter suitable flight controller

1.150mm--------------->CC3D

2.180mm--------------->CC3D

3.250mm--------------->CC3D

4.330mm--------------->KK2.1

5.450mm--------------->KK2.1/ APM / PIXHAWK

6.500mm--------------->KK2.1/ APM / PIXHAWK

7.550mm--------------->KK2.1/ APM / PIXHAWK

8.>550mm------------->APM / PIXHAWK

The below links only for reference, you can buy them anywhere you want.....

1.CC3D flight controller (You can buy here) Availability: high price: cheap (INR-1200/-)

http://www.ebay.in/itm/331927390812?aff_source=Sok...


2.KK2.1 flight controller (You can buy here) Availability: high price: Affordable (INR-2000/-)

http://www.amazon.in/2-1-5-Multi-rotor-Flight-Cont...


3.APM flight controller (You can buy here) Availability: high price: Affordable (INR-3000/-)

http://www.ebay.in/itm/232262931946?aff_source=Sok...


4.PIXHAWK flight controller (You can buy here) Availability: high price: Mayn't be Affordable

http://www.ebay.in/itm/172709107484?aff_source=Sok...

Once you aware of that cost, Now its time to decide your quad copter model, are you ready.....then go to the next step.

Step 2: 180 Mm Quadcopter Assembling

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Please go through the video for any help regarding the assembly.

Parts needed:

1.180mm frame - buy here

http://www.geekbuying.com/item/FeeYoung-Bee180-180...

2. 4xmotors- buy here

http://www.myrcmart.com/rcx-h1407-3200kv-micro-out...

3.4x propellers - buy here

http://www.tomtop.com/multicopter-propellers-1189/...

4.4x12A esc - buy here

http://www.ebay.in/itm/331928547994?aff_source=Sok...

5. 3.5 mm Gold connector - buy here

http://www.amazon.in/Female-Gold-plated-Bullet-Ban...

6.cable ties,screws and nuts can be found in nearest hardware store.

7.battery- buy here

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Lipo-Battery-11-1V-500-mah-...

****Flight controller link was already discussed in step 1.****

Step 3: 250mm Quadcopter Assembling

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Please go through the video in case, you find any difficulty in assembly.

1.250mm Quad copter frame - buy here (you can buy direct kit here)

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Mini-ZMR250-Carbon-Fiber-Qu...

2. 4xmotors- buy here
http://www.myrcmart.com/rcx-h1407-3200kv-micro-out...

3.4x propellers - buy here

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Orange-HD-Propellers-5045-5...

4.4x12A esc - buy here

http://www.myrcmart.com/rcx-h1407-3200kv-micro-out...

5. 3.5 mm Gold connector - buy here

http://www.amazon.in/Female-Gold-plated-Bullet-Ba...

6.cable ties,screws and nuts can be found in nearest hardware store.

7.battery- buy here

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Lipo-Battery-11-1V-500-mah...

****Flight controller link was already discussed in step 1.****

Step 4: 330 Mm Quadcopter- Assembly

Please go through the video in case, if you find any difficulty in assembly.

Parts Needed:

1.330/360 mm Quad copter frame- (you can buy complete kit here).

http://www.quadkopters.com/product/rtf-kit-and-fra...

2. battery - buy here

http://www.quadkopters.com/product-category/batter...

****Flight controller link was already discussed in step 1.****

Step 5: 450mm Quadcopter- Assembly

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Please go through the video for any help regarding the assembly.

1.450mm Quad copter with electronics - buy here

http://www.ebay.in/itm/F450-Quadcopter-Complete-DI...

****Flight controller link was already discussed in step 1.****

Step 6: 550mm Quadcopter -assembly

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1.550 mm quad copter frame - buy here

link-1

https://www.ebay.com/p/500mm-Quadcopter-Frame-Herc...

link-2

http://www.quadkopters.com/product/arf-kit-rtf-kit...

****Flight controller link was already discussed in step 1.****

Step 7: Flight Controller - Guidance

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1. For cc3d based quad copter setup click here

2. For kk2.1 based quad copter setup click here


3. For APM based quad copter setup click here

4. For PIXHAWK based quad copter setup click here



Step 8: Fianlly Radio -Setup (this Will Be Your Own Choice Irrespective of the Quadcopter Size)

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Comments

sumondigi (author)2017-07-30

http://www.amazon.in/Generic-ADVANCEKIT

I got this link. will it be beneficial or failure one.

BhaskarP6 (author)sumondigi2017-07-31

Of course this is cheap, but be careful the esc and motors may not last long.... only some of them not all

sumondigi (author)BhaskarP62017-07-31

Bhaskar ji can I have your mail address??I need ask more ..

sumondigi (author)2017-07-29

thanks for reply. I will contact with u later...

sumondigi (author)2017-07-29

good one buddy. where u from India?? please tell me the total cost of the project? and where can I reduce the price????

BhaskarP6 (author)sumondigi2017-07-29

If, you are from india... try purchase the kit from the links those were discussed in the tutorial, or if you are outside india try to get the kit from ebay.com . You can only reduce the price only by using flight controller board, remaining parts doesn't effect the cost.. as a beginner try to make quad with kk2.1, if you already done try with APM 2.6.... don't go for PIXHAWK it was too expensive than kk2.1

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