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    Quadcopter build

    As my interest with Videography/Cinematography has sparked, I have become fascinated with the amazing shots you can get from a quad,gimbal and a gopro. So with a bit of guidance from a fellow Cinematographer/Model Airplane builder i sent off a order to Hobbyking and a few other suppliers.

    One point i will make is to NEVER fly this in unsafe situations or near/risk hitting people, I see quite a bit of liability with these things.

    I make no guarantee this thing will ever fly with these parts, but its what im starting with.

    Parts list

    HobbyKing

    2) Hobbyking X580 Glass Fiber Quadcopter Frame (1 extra for spare parts)
    4) HobbyKing 30A BlueSeries Brushless Speed Controller
    4) NTM Prop Drive 28-26 1000KV / 235W (short shaft version)
    5) NTM Prop Drive 28 Series Accessory Pack (1 extra for spare parts)
    1) Hobbyking Multi-Rotor Power Distribution Board (DIY 8 x output PCB)
    12) 10x4.5 SF Props 2pc Standard Rotation/2 pc RH Rotation ( I was told i would break quite a few of these)
    1) Turnigy 9X 9Ch Transmitter w/ Module & 8ch Receiver

    HobbyPartz
    2) Sky Lipo 3000mAh 11.1V 40C

    Witespyquad - US Seller of MultiWii Pro flight control boards.
    1) MultiWii Pro 2.0
    1) uBlox 6M GPS W/ Mounting backplane and compass ( Return to Home and Fully autonomous Missions)

    Amazon
    1) Tarot Brushless GoPro Gimbal

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    Mostly just wiring and hardware(stand offs)
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    I have the frame assembled and have begun the electrical design phase of the Quad.

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    looking forward to seeing some cool shots from this thing
    --Brooks

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    yep, same here.. watching for some cool shots from this.

    out of curiosity.. how does the sum of the pricing of individual parts compare to some of the preassembled ones?

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    Rebel OffRoad uses one of these type R/C's a good bit lately on their YouTube channel. They have a bunch of cool shots on the beach and in Moab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeplj View Post
    yep, same here.. watching for some cool shots from this.

    out of curiosity.. how does the sum of the pricing of individual parts compare to some of the preassembled ones?
    For the caliber of the copter I'm building I'm saving about 2/3 of the price of a ready to fly unit, with more features and the ability to upgrade as i see fit.

    For instance, This copter will be able to fly fully autonomous missions. I should also have enough lift to fly dual batteries for extended run time. Also if i ever decide to build a Hex or a Octo Copter i can reuse some of the components.
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    Made a good bit of progress last night, I completed all of the heavy DC wiring (- the battery connector, Ran out of Deans) and routed the Control wires to the control board.



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    Hey tripp, I know you are a stickler for name brand stuff, but I bought some of these knock off deans a while back and they seem to do the job just fine. I also bought their servo plug kits and some of their 4mm bullet connectors. For the price it was hard to beat.

    http://www.valuehobby.com/accessorie...ctors.html?p=1

    a lot of it is just stuff you can buy from hobbyking or hobbypartz, but they already stock it in the US so you get it faster.
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    so, will the gopro mount be motorized and rotating independent of the copter itself? Pan/Tilt ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeplj View Post
    so, will the gopro mount be motorized and rotating independent of the copter itself? Pan/Tilt ??
    I think he said the gopro will be mounted on a gimbal.
    --Brooks

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