Spadger 180

By miromir237 on Feb 28, 2017

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Originaly KingKong188 frame with DYS 1306 motors. I managed to fry the pdb twice and decided to go on with different frame with separate pdb.

At the first build attempt I also had WS2812 LEDs but I did not managed to get them working so I removed them.

The other thing that bugged me was the included buzzer on pdb. When I connected it on motor 6 and remapped resource in betaflight suddenly my motors 3 and 4 stopped working properly. I had to change protocol to PWM but then I did not like how the quad flied (actually it barely flied. I had to do some PID tunning). So after all I decided not to use it. Reverted the config back to Onehost125 and now it flies very well with default PIDs.

After initial build with DYS 1306 motors and first hard crash (plastic standoffs exploded because I used plastic screws, don't know why) and after reading some Oscarliang article about motor/propeller combination I decided to buy BR1806 motors. They are fine but the end of the shaft with C/E clip did not fit in to the frame hole so had to use file to make this hole little bigger.

I managed to put all together. I am using aluminum standoffs now, Gemfam 4045BN ABS props and it reacts as I expect.

Learned couple of new things during this build (flashing ESCs, setting up Micro MinimOSD). So pretty happy after all.


Part List


Diatone Spadger 180 Carbon Fiber Quadcopter Frame Kit w/ V3.1 BEC Power Distribution Board

Flight Controller

F3 Flight Controller Acro 6 DOF/Deluxe 10 DOF for Multirotor Racing (4 builds)


4 x Diatone D12 12A 2S - 4S OPTO ESC With Blheli and OneShot125 Support


4X Racerstar Racing Edition 1806 BR1806 2280KV 1-3S Brushless Motor CW/CCW For 250 260 RC Drone FPV Racing


Gemfan 4045 4 Inch Bullnose Carbon Nylon 2CW & 2CCW Propeller for RC FPV Racing Drone (3 builds)

FPV Camera

600TVL 1/4 1.8mm CMOS FPV 170 Degree Wide Angle Lens Camera PAL/NTSC 3.7-5V for RC Drone FPV Racing (94 builds)

FPV Transmitter

Skyzone FPV TS5813S 5.8G 25mW 40CH Mini AV Wireless Transmitter For Mini Multicopter QAV250


Aomway 5.8GHz FPV 4 Leaf Clover AV Transmission RHCP Antenna 1 Pair Blue Red w/Canopy For RC Drone (106 builds)


Flysky FS-A8S FS A8S V2 2.4G 8CH Mini Receiver with PPM i-BUS SBUS Output (91 builds)


Turnigy 1000mAh 3S 30C Lipo Pack

Power Distribution

Matek LED & POWER HUB 5in1 V3 Power Supply Board + BEC 5V 12v + Low Voltage Alarm+ Tracker for RC Drone (2 builds)


FrSky Taranis Q X7S Digital Telemetry Radio System 2.4GHz ACCST (EU) (10 builds)


Fat Shark Dominator HDO FPV Goggles (63 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (30 builds)

Video Receiver

Furious True-D V3.5 Diversity Receiver System Firmware 3.8A (FatShark Attitude Version)SKU: FPV-RX-TRUD3.8A (16 builds)

Radio Module

FrSky R9M Transmitter Module (49 builds)

Battery Charger

ISDT Q6 Plus 300W 14A MINI Pocket Battery Balance Charger (51 builds)

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (74 builds)


Torvol Quad Pitstop Backpack PRO (4 builds)


TBS Diamond Antenna (12 builds)

Misc Supplies

TrueRC X-AIR 5.8GHz Crosshair Antenna (RHCP) (4 builds)
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