Shendrones Tweaker

By 36Ophiuchi on May 31, 2016

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I started this build back in January when I got the frame but didn't finish it until just now, the end of May. I'm getting about 10 minutes of flight time off my 1000mAh 3s batteries which is fantastic, but I'm not flying very hard. I still need to clean up some wires and figure out a good way to mount my camera but I'm pretty happy with the build. These DYS 1806 2300kv motors are way better in all ways than the Emax PM1306-2800Kv I was running on my last 180 build.

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Part List

Frame

FPVHQ | Your FPV Headquarters (2 builds)
Fpvheadquarters.com
$14.99

Flight Controller

Hobbypower CC3D Openpilot Self-stabilizing Flight Controller 32Bit for Mini 250 Quadcopter + 1 Hobbypower strap (3 builds)
Amazon.com
$15.99

ESCs

4 x 18A Spider Lite Series ESC SIMONK-(RAPIDESC) (2 builds)
Readytoflyquads.com
$36.00

Motors

4 x DYS BE1806 2300KV Brushless Motor Black Edition for Multicopters (13 builds)
Banggood.com
$46.96

Propellers

16 Pcs DAL 4045 (4.0 x 4.5) Bull Nose. Blue . 8CW and 8CCW. Special Poly Carbon Glass Injection Material
Amazon.com
$6.99

FPV Camera

Crazepony FPV Camera NTSC 1000TVL HD COMS 2.8mm Wide Angle Lens for QAV250 Quadcopter etc
Amazon.com
$8.98

FPV Transmitter

SkyZone TS5823 5.8GHz 32CH A/V 200mW Mini FPV Transmitter (v2) (13 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$19.68

Receiver

Lemon Satellite Receiver DSMX (4 builds)
Readytoflyquads.com
$8.80

Batteries

2 x ZIPPY Compact 1000mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack (2 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$13.92

Power Distribution

Lumenier M-PDB 4Power Mini Power Distribution Board (3 builds)
Amazon.com
$6.49

Power Distribution

5V 500mA Step-Down Voltage Regulator Pololu D24V6F5
Multirotormania.com
$6.00

Misc Parts

Floureon 2 Packs RC Lipo Battery Monitor Alarm Tester Checker Low Voltage Buzzer Alarm with LED Indicator for 1-8S Lipo LiFe LiM
Amazon.com
$8.99

Misc Parts

Landing Feet, Motor Mounted (TPU) $4.00 - 8.00 (set of 4 with washers) (2 builds)
Great3d.com
$4.00

Misc Parts

6 Black Nylon Lock Nuts - choose your size
Multirotormania.com
$1.75

Misc Parts

Male XT60 Plus 12 Awg Wire (2 builds)
Readytoflyquads.com
$1.50
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Whiffles   May 31, 2016  

Missing a few ESCs on your tally there. Otherwise looks like a fun build!

36Ophiuchi   May 31, 2016 

Ha! And here I was feeling pretty good for keeping the cost down so well ;) Adding the ESCs does bring the cost up a bit. I think I might try a 4 in 1 esc for my next build. RMRC has one for ~$35 which looks tempting.

Yeah, this was a super fun build. The tweaker is such a clean and well thought out frame it made it easy to build.

Whiffles   May 31, 2016 

My first thought was, wow that's cheap, but then I went to look for something that might be missing ;) I wonder about those 4-in-1 ESCs. The main problem is if one dies you have to replace the whole thing.

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