KingKong188

By miromir237 on Apr 25, 2017

8  211  1

Begginer quadcopter model for a friend from my old parts.

KK188 has integrated PDB with 5v BEC on the bottom. So first I strated with soldering all the wires to PDB so I can mount it first. This meant desoldering ESC power wires first and soldering them later. Same applied to camera and VTX wires. After that I shortened the wires to needed lenght and soldered them to quad components. Finally I mounted FC and connected all the wires.

Initial start and setup looked OK but I discovered one faulty motor during motor ESC calibration. So the DYS 1306 3100kv were replaced by Racerstar BR1407 3500kv that I ordered for other build.

I have flashed ESC with latest posible BLHeli 14.9.
FC flashed with Betafilght 3.1.7, set Oneshot125, receiver on Uart1 with iBus, Micro MinimOSD on UART3.
During hower test I found out that I switched ESC 1 and 2 which caused wierd yaw /roll flips. When put correctly copter howered just fine.
Realy flight test was not much successfull. Copter flies but it seems to react with some delay. I was playing with Gyro/PID loop times but that does not seem to help. Next I will try to downgrade to Betaflight 3.0.1.

Downgraded to BF3.0.1 with 1kHz/1kHz loops and it flied quite well. Just to be sure I flashed BF3.1.7 back and set 2.66/1.33 kHz loops (that is the most BF let me) and now it flies well also. I also changed props to Diatone 4025. That might helped aswell.

Photos

Part List

Frame

Kingkong 188 188mm Frame kit with 3PCS 4045 Propellers Antenna Mount LED Strip
Banggood.com
$10.65

Flight Controller

OpenPilot CC3D Atom Mini CC3D FPV Flight Controller CC3D EVO (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$14.39

ESCs

4 x KINGKONG BLHeli 12A Brushless High Speed ESC With OneShot125 For FPV Multicopter
Banggood.com
$26.76

Motors

4 X Racerstar Racing Edition 1407 BR1407 3500KV 2-3S Brushless Motor for 150 180 200 RC Multirotor (18 builds)
Banggood.com
$36.22

Propellers

10 Pairs Kingkong 4045 4x4.5 Inch PC Fiber Glass Propellers CW CCW for Multicopter (7 builds)
Banggood.com
$5.44

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)
Banggood.com
$7.37

FPV Transmitter

Eachine TX526 5.8G 40CH 25MW/200MW/600MW Switchable AV Wireless FPV Transmitter RP-SMA Female (120 builds)
Banggood.com
$12.92

Antenna

5.8G 2.8dBi SMA male RP-SMA Male FPV Antenna for FPV Racer Multicopters (7 builds)
Banggood.com
$3.99

Receiver

Flysky FS-A8S FS A8S V2 2.4G 8CH Mini Receiver with PPM i-BUS SBUS Output (91 builds)
Banggood.com
$9.99

Batteries

2 x Giant Power Dinogy 1000mAh 11.1V 3S 65C Lipo Battery XT60 Plug for RC Models (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$25.98

Radio

Team BlackSheep Tango 2 PRO Crossfire Radio Controller (14 builds)
Airbladeuav.com
$199.99

Goggles

FPV Drone Parts for – FPV Quad Drone Shop – Drone Racing Store (131 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$124.99

HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Session, 1080p (303 builds)
Amazon.com
$215.42

Battery Charger

ISDT Q6 Plus 300W 14A MINI Pocket Battery Balance Charger (62 builds)
Banggood.com
$59.99

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (264 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$58.99

Backpack

Torvol Quad Pitstop Backpack PRO (4 builds)
Hqdrones.nl
See Site

Misc Supplies

TrueRC X-AIR 5.8GHz Crosshair Antenna (RHCP) (4 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
See Site
Show stores (6)

Discussion

Sign in to comment

Quadlite   Jun 22, 2018  

Wow, thats a great little build for the price! looks like a great way to introduce someone to the hobb.

Guides & Reviews

Jun 21, 2021

AirbladeUAV has done it again and this time they've brought long range to the 5" class! Based on the popular Transformer Mini, the new Transformer 5" Ultralight adopts a lot of the same design philosophies with larger props and more payload capacity. It can fly upwards of 20 minutes on a 4 cell Li-Ion battery pack and in ideal conditions it's got a range of over 4 to 5 miles. In this guide I'll walk..

Read more
Mar 04, 2021

With the release of the DJI FPV Drone cinematic FPV has become a lot more accessible, but you certainly don't want to crash a $750 drone! The QAV-CINE Freybott is a compact, lightweight cinematic FPV drone that can take a hit and keep going. It's a lot safer to fly indoors and around people. With a naked GoPro or the SMO 4k you can capture some great stabilized footage. In this guide I'll show you..

Read more