My shopping list looks like this:
- Frame: Butterfly X250 330mm Shaft Mini QuadCopter Fiber Carbon Frame 55 Gram ($32.79)
- Motors: Turnigy Park250 Brushless Outrunner 2200kv (4 x $10.01)
- Props: Green Gemfan 5030 2-Blade ($6.50)
- ESC: Flashed Simon K 12A Brushless ESC [RapidESC] (4 x $19.25)
- Flight Controller: Open Pilot CC3D Flight Control board ($89.95 AUD)
Hobbyking KK2.0 Multi-rotor LCD Flight Control Board ($29.95) http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__24723__Hobbyking_KK2_0_Multi_rotor_LCD_Flight_Control_Board.html
- Power distribution: (need to find the link!)
- Receiver: FrSky TFR8 SB 8ch 2.4Ghz S.BUS Receiver FASST Compatible ($36.53). I removed the cover to save weight.
- Transmitter: Futaba 8FG (already had)
- Battery: Turnigy 800mAh 2S 30C Lipo Pack ($6.99)
- Additional elements
- 12v LED light strips for orientation
I went with a carbon fibre frame for crash resistance! for $32.79 you can get a full sized DJI 450 Flame Wheel frame, so for a mini-quad, this is a rather expensive frame, but one I'm hoping will last me learning how to perform flips with a quad!
The pre-drilled holes on the board didn't match my engine mount holes, so I had to drill new ones to mount the engines.
Here is the finished frame! With everything installed ready for flight (including the battery) it comes in at about 250g.
I'm only in the early stages of tethered turning of the CC3D
KK 2 board PIDs. Once I'm happy with that I'll attempt the maiden flight, so stay tuned!