Wooden Dowel Quad

By cjdavies on Dec 12, 2017

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I got into the hobby in 2016 when we were already spoiled with decent, cheap, carbon frames, so I felt that I'd missed out on the fun of building a wooden frame quad. I had enough spare electronics, so I went to the hardware store one weekend for a length of wood & set to work!

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vpena   Jan 23, 2018  

That motor has been discontinued, can you recommend another one?

cjdavies   Jan 24, 2018 

I only used those motors because I had them spare, I wouldn't recommend them even if they were still available! There are currently a huge number of choices for motors for 5" size builds, just take a look through builds here on RB to see what's popular & within your budget. One thing to point out though is that most motors this sort of size don't come with the X-shaped mounting bracket anymore, so if you specifically want to build like that you may have to source those separately.

vpena   Jan 25, 2018 

This is the first drone I'll be building, how do you feel about me using the Turnigy D3530/14 1100KV Brushless Outrunner Motor?? Would it work?

cjdavies   Jan 27, 2018 

That motor is designed to spin something like a 12" propeller. If you're thinking about making a 5" build you want something very different! Take a look at this Flite Test article, particularly the section on motors.

https://www.flitetest.com/articles/beginner-series-power-system

Most 5" quads these days use something like a 2206 or 2305 size motor with a 2300 or 2600kv rating.

delta_fpv   Dec 15, 2017  

looks dope, we might need a moment of silence for those motors tho.

cjdavies   Dec 15, 2017 
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I was young & foolish, didn't know any better. I mean, they spin... the thing flies...

AXIOM72   Dec 13, 2017  

Fantastic.. Thumbs up to this one..

thumbtwiddler   Dec 12, 2017  
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new alien looks lit

cjdavies   Dec 13, 2017 
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Wait 'til you see the Steele version.

slodsm   Dec 12, 2017  
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Freakin love it man, awesome work!

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