The jar

By Pruning Peacock on Oct 22, 2020

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When it comes to flying, crashing is inevitable. With pushing yourself and your gears limit comes broken parts. I didn't want to throw it all out, because you never know when something will become useful.

Have you ever had a broken tool or car part or anything laying around for years and not being needed, but when you throw it out a month later it could have been useful? Whatever the reason might be: testing something or a smaller part inside that can be reused, or just a part number.

Same thing goes for drones, for example, you bend a bell the stator is still fine, so is the propeller nut and all the little hardware on the inside (washers, spacers, screw holding the bell on). if your are flying often enough these small bits become useful, but stripping everything off, separating and storing it doesnt work, you will just loose it.

Here come the genius of a THE JAR. You take an old glass jar and start putting in your broken parts, it looks nice and aesthetic on the table and all your useful junk is there if you ever need it :D Another benefit is that you will be a little less upset when you brake the next part, because know you can add to the jar :P

What do you do with your broken drone parts?

Looking forward to hearing your comments and suggestions!


Part List

Flight Controller

Foxeer F405 AIO Flight Controller

Flight Controller

Illuminati 32 Flight Controller with OSD (Cleanflight Supported)

Flight Controller

9g 30.5x30.5mm Omnibus F4 Flight Controller AIO OSD 5V BEC Current Sensor for RC FPV Racing Drone (7 builds)


2 x Aikon AK32 35A 2-4S ESC (2 builds)


3 x Airbot Wraith32 V2 BLHeli32 35A ESC (6 builds)


Racerstar Racing Edition 2205 BR2205 2600KV 2-4S Brushless Motor for 220 250 280 RC Drone FPV Racing (4 builds)


Eachine E511 E511S RC Drone Quadcopter Spare Parts 1020 10mm Brushed Coreless Motor with Gear CW/CCW


6 x Original Airbot MH2208 2208 1800KV 5-6S / 2700KV 4-5S CW Thread Brushless Motor for RC Drone FPV Racing (3 builds)


3 x iFlight Tachyon V2 T2306 2306 1750KV 2150KV 2450KV 2650KV 2-4S Brushless Motor for FPV Racing Drone

FPV Camera

RunCam Split 2S

FPV Camera

2 PCS Camera Mount Bracket for RunCam Micro Sparrow 2 Pro Micro Eagle Split Mini

FPV Camera

Lens for RunCam Micro Eagle/Eagle 2 Pro

FPV Transmitter

1.2G TX1000 1W 1000mW 8CH Transmitter RX02 12CH Receiver FPV Combo Up to 3km

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify PRO 5G8 V3

FPV Transmitter

1.3GHz 200mw Transmitter - INTL VERSION

FPV Transmitter

Eachine TX805 5.8G 40CH 25/200/600/800mW FPV Transmitter TX LED Display Support OSD/Pitmode/Smart Audio (18 builds)


FatShark ImmersionRC 5.8GHz Circular Polarized SpiroNET Antenna (RHCP) with RP-SMA Connector for FPV Quadcopter DJI Phantom - Pa


8 x F4 V5PRO Flight Controller Spare Part MMCX to SMA / RP-SMA Antenna Pigtail Cable 10cm for RC Drone FPV Racing


10X 150mm 2.4G Receiver Antenna IPEX Port For FRSKY JR


Flysky X6B 2.4G 6CH i-BUS PPM PWM Receiver for AFHDS i10 i6s i6 i6x i4x Transmitter (8 builds)


JX Servo PS-1171MG 17g 3.5kg Torque Metal Gear Analog Servo for RC Models


5Pairs/10pcs XT60 Plug Male Female Bullet Connectors For RC Drone Multirotor FPV Racing Battery (4 builds)


10 PCS 25V 100UF Electrolytic Capacitor 6x11mm YXF for 20x20mm ESC RC Drone FPV Racing

Misc Parts

Upgrade Repair Parts RC Car Differential Mechanism 15 ZJ06 Car Spare For 1:12 Remote Control S911/9115 S912/9116 RC Truck Toy
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packocrayons   Nov 05, 2020  

You can fit all your broken parts in a jar? I've already filled two shoeboxes just in trashed parts

Pruning Peacock   Nov 05, 2020 

I only started to collect the broken parts not so long ago, there were many thrown out, some broken parts are on my old self designed 3d printed frames. Some broken parts are lost in the field together with the whole quadcopter.

packocrayons   Nov 05, 2020 

Oof I feel you. My favorite ever build is in a forest somewhere

Hobby Arena by NOTCHBAD   Nov 05, 2020  

soon it will become a time capsule!

ꓘamiKwadze   Oct 31, 2020  

This is brillaint!! I am going to have to get a case of jars though.

platystein   Oct 23, 2020  

I like the idea. I've been hanging on to broken frame parts to help chronicle my fpv journey.

saahbs   Oct 22, 2020  

Like it - jar of memories :)

JUSTiFLY_FPV   Oct 22, 2020  

This is a great idea. I have most of mine hanging from my rear view mirror in my car haha. I have almost a complete quad in broken parts on there.

K1R   Oct 22, 2020  

you can collect some more and pour it all with epoxy resin, will be a pretty neat coffee table.

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