|Apr 27, 2013, 10:33 PM|
Joined Apr 2013
Is this a fair deal?...
I am getting ready to purchase an ARF kit ( it just needs to be assembled to be RTF) for $150.00 shipped and wanted to know if I could get some advice as to if it is a fair price and if it would be ample enough to carry a gopro 3. The kit includes the following
1 Complete frame
1 Radio link 2.4GHz 6Ch Transmitter Control System
1 Radio link 2.4ghz receiver
1 KK Multicopter v5.5 Circuit board V2.3 + ESC Board + Programmer Firmware Loader USB *1 set
4 1000KV Brushless Outrunner Motor W/ Mount
4 DT-25A ESC Speed Controller*4 pcs
1 11.1V 20C 2200Mah Lipo Battery
1 battery charger and wall plug for USA only 110v
|Apr 28, 2013, 12:14 AM|
New Zealand, Canterbury, Christchurch
Joined Dec 2012
I'd be concerned about that battery myself, a 20C 2200mAh battery can only supply 44A, and you've got 25A ESC's x 4. Technically it depends on what the exact specs of the motors are but even then it'll be really close.
Everyone I've seen flying a 450 size frame on 2200mAh packs was running a 35C minimum.
Hard to say if it'll lift a gopro without knowing more about the motors and prop size and a guess at all up weight
|Apr 28, 2013, 02:56 AM|
Just to give you an idea of what a decent setup would cost I've tallied a few numbers. Based on a DJI 450 clone frame this would be an alternative
Turnigy 9XR, FrSky Tx module and Rx, 4 Turnigy motors, 4 F20A Hobbyking ESC's, KK2 board, Props, Eco 6-10 charger, Power Pack, 3000 20C 3S lipo, plugs/heatshrink, leads etc, all is pretty good gear and would cost about $280 plus shipping.
So more expensive than your proposed buy but you have some good gear to go on with.
It would take a bit more time to put together and some soldering but makes for a future FPV and camera ship.
|Apr 28, 2013, 04:15 AM|
Joined Nov 2012
i had this frame (it's x525 right?), very beautiful frame, but i would suggest other frame cause in this one you can't place the FC board inside the 2 plates - that will force you to improvise some ugly case so you won't break the FC during crash...
i'd go with this one for instance:
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