RC Model Reviews Budget Build

By isaacwdavis on Sep 23, 2015

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I followed this this YouTube tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgHGpiWXS2eSYeceg736QSESW9mijzuhf

This build includes all the parts, accessories, and tools needed to build and fly an fpv racing quadcopter assuming you have nothing already except a computer.

Full blog post on this build: http://copterwars.com/blog/?p=4

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nameBrandon   Oct 01, 2015  

I'll be basing my first build off of those videos as well.. what would you say caused you the biggest pain? Any tips, pointers on things you might not have thought about, or would've done differently if you did it again?

isaacwdavis   Oct 01, 2015 
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Getting the fpv set up was the toughest part, for some reason the channels were incorrect for one of the parts and for some reason
soldering the tiny wires was much more difficult for me than any of the other soldering. In my blog post I include more details: http://copterwars.com/blog/?p=4

Whiffles   Sep 23, 2015  

Excellent! I watched that series a couple months ago and it was great. I even applied some of his techniques when building my F450. Your photos are very small. Do you have them in a higher resolution?

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Whiffles   Sep 23, 2015 

Do you plan to add an HD camera to record your flights?

isaacwdavis   Sep 23, 2015 

I plan to buy a mobius camera in the future, but first I think I'll get some cloverleaf antennas.

Whiffles   Sep 23, 2015 
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Why Mobius? If you must have that form factor look at the Runcam, but I strongly recommend the Xiaomi Yi for the video quality and features. I had a Mobius and I wasn't very happy with it. I have a Xiaomi Yi now and I love it.

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