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I've been into remote controlled toys since I was a kid.
(about 40+ years ago, summer of 1969?)
I had purchased a Roswell Quadrocopter (see blueprints on next step) back in 1999.
(still a kid?)
This is the first Quadrocopter I have purchased.
Never built it, though...(guess I never had the time)
Now, I dug the old flier out of storage and thought I would like to build a wooden one.
As, the original Roswell Quadrocopter was made from paperbacked foam.
Seeing now, the electronics and motors are much better then 11 years ago.
I will not be going into heavy detail on the build of this Quadrocopter.
As, that could make it a very long instructable.
Also, you may notice I don't have pictures of every step.
I didn't plan on this being a instructable, so I took what pictures I had
and did the best I could of describing what I did.
I will give you brief descriptions and hopefully this info will be useful for someone else.
If you are interested in some history on the Quadrocopter.
History of the Quadrocopter
Quadrotor on Wiki
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My quadrocopter took 2nd place at the 2010 Minnesota State Fair.
Step 1: Stuff I used to build the quad.
I did all my designing with my CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) software.
I used a program called Aspire made by Vectric software.
Vectric - CNC software
I scanned in each part from my old Roswell Flier kit.
Then I traced them, modified each part and turned them
I used a Sherline Mini mill to CNC the parts.
I did use the Mikrokopter electronics.
The copter is capable of hover hold, GPS, and flying FPV (first person view)
The electronics can be purchase here:
Motor used are:
Brushless Turnigy 2217 20turn 860kv 22A Outrunners
Another good website for reference would be
RC Groups Forum
The blog of my wooden quadro-copter on Rcgroups.com.
The copter is made from Ash, Oak, Walnut and Paduak.
The battery used is a 11.1 volt lithium.
I am using a Poweredge 2200 mah 11.1 volt lithium.
Most important: TIME, PATIENCE and lots of reading!
Now onto the next step...