Mag's 1st Build

By mag76bhs on Oct 24, 2019

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I'd like to start by thanking Stu who post videos on YouTube under the handle of UAVfutures (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3ioIOr3tH6Yz8qzr418R-g). It was his video that inspired me to build my first drone. I really enjoyed the build process and still working on making more adjustments/improvements. Now I will just have to figure out how to fly it :). P.S. I just parts to build up a Tyro79 ;)

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Part List

Frame

Readytosky 250mm FPV Racing Drone Frame Carbon Fiber Quadcopter Frame Kit with 4mm FPV Frame Arms and Lipo Battery Strap
Amazon.com
$19.99

Flight Controller

Cicada AIO Flight Controller (F4, 30x4 BLHeli_S DSHOT ESC, OSD, PDB w/BEC, Current Sensor) (15 builds)
Getfpv.com
$66.99

Motors

4 x DYS Samguk Series Wu 2206 2400kv Motor (27 builds)
Getfpv.com
$39.96

Propellers

2 x Gemfan 5x4 - 3 Blade Propeller - Nylon Glass Fiber (Set of 4 - Frey Blue)
Getfpv.com
$3.88

FPV Camera

RunCam Sparrow WDR 700TVL 1/3 CMOS 2.1mm FOV150 Degree 16:9 OSD Audio FPV Camera NTSC/PAL Switchable
$23.95

FPV Transmitter

Eachine TX5258 5.8G 72CH 25/200/500/800mW Switchable FPV Transmitter Support OSD Configuring Smartaudio (10 builds)
Banggood.com
$12.50

Antenna

Realacc Pagoda RHCP Antenna 65mm 5.8G 5dBi Panel Plate Omni Directional FPV Short Antenna RC Drone (22 builds)
Banggood.com
$3.59

Receiver

Flysky 2.4G 6CH FS-iA6B Receiver PPM Output With iBus Port (62 builds)
Banggood.com
$10.59

Batteries

Turnigy Graphene 1300mAh 3S 65C LiPo Pack w/ XT60 (5 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$16.75

Radio

Flysky FS-i6X 2.4GHz 10CH Transmitter With X6B i-BUS Receiver (20 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$60.77

Goggles

Eachine EV800D 5.8G 40CH Diversity FPV Goggles 5 Inch 800*480 Video Headset HD DVR Build in Battery
$85.99

Misc Parts

Eachine ROTG01 Pro UVC OTG 5.8G 150CH Full Channel FPV Receiver W/Audio For Android Smartphone
Banggood.com
$19.94

Battery Charger

IMAX B6AC LCD Screen Digital RC Lipo NiMH Battery Balance Charger Discharger Hot (24 builds)
Ebay.com
$28.99
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Discussion

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dafunk   Oct 28, 2019  

I was also inspired by Stew from UAV futures 2 years ago !!!
Cheers m8, have fun !

My first flights were on simulator. Best way to start in my opinion.
Good luck

Jodie Froster   Oct 24, 2019  
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Wrapping the standoffs in paracord is an interesting touch. It adds visual continuity, and highlight color. It will make it easier to find when you crash. I like it.
I wish you had straightened a section of the motor wires so they would mimic the straightness of the standoffs (maybe from the motor to about 70% of the way down the arm) in addition to mimicing their color, texture, and rough dimension.
I hope you enjoy flying it, she should be pretty easy to work on.
Set managable goals as you learn to fly. It takes many small steps.

mag76bhs   Oct 25, 2019 

Thanks for taking the time to review my build and comment. I really appreicate what you said about the standoffs. While price was high on my list of considerations when I chose my parts, I did want to build something that was appealing to the eye.

mag76bhs   Oct 24, 2019  

Now I have to figure out how to fly it

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