Ultra cheap RC quadcopter (preferably using brushed motors)

Hey everyone.... :) I'm organising a camp to encourage high school students to take up STEM courses..... and I'd like to have them build their own RC quadcopters. I want the course to have a minimal fee.... so the quad should be INSANELY CHEAP. The quad should be able to do just one thing:FLY. Also, durability is not an issue.... just one or two flights should be sufficient. 1)Can someone please suggest a design using brushed instead of brushless motors? (Simply because they're cheaper) 2)If there's any way I can build a flight controller using off-the-shelf components.... please share your ideas.. 3)I have no idea about how to make the remote control/ RF transmitter....... is it the same as that of an RC toy car remote control? 4)I've come across some lovely designs where the frame is made out of paper or cardboard.... so that's not an issue.  Help in any form is welcome.... I'd love to hear from y'all....  Thanks in advance...:)

Topic by afshaanmaz 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Flight controller for basic RC quadcopter using brushed dc motors

Hey everyone.... :) I'm organising a camp to encourage high school students to take up STEM courses..... and I'd like to have them build their own RC quadcopters. I want the course to have a minimal fee.... so the quad should be INSANELY CHEAP. The quad should be able to do just one thing:FLY. Also, durability is not an issue.... just one or two flights should be sufficient. 1)Can someone please suggest a design using brushed instead of brushless motors? (Simply because they're cheaper) 2)If there's any way I can build a flight controller using off-the-shelf components.... please share your ideas.. 3)I have no idea about how to make the remote control/ RF transmitter....... is it the same as that of an RC toy car remote control? (how do I encorporate controls for four degrees of freedom?) 4)I've come across some lovely designs where the frame is made out of paper or cardboard.... so that's not an issue. 5)Since a number of kids are gonna be flying their quads in close proximity to each other, should I allocate different frequencies? (in order to avoid interference) Help in any form is welcome.... I'd love to hear from y'all.... Thanks in advance...:)

Question by afshaanmaz 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


rc dual rotor helicopter (like the chinook)

I was planning on a dicopter, my own version of a chinook style dual rotor rc helicopter. Decided to try working on one. Any ideas on how it may work ? all comments are welcome. I decided to use a tricopter like yaw mechanism.

Topic by robobot3112 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago