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Old Sep 07, 2014, 08:38 PM
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Do i have what i need to start flying?

I have links for everything I believe need to build a quadcopter yet I have never built any RC or any DYI projects this is a first so hopefully what I have will work maybe...
Looking for anyone in Vancouver, WA area as well to help build or learn to build or anyone who can share some links on how to go about hooking it all together and then taking flight... here are the links thanks for any advice.

Power Board:
and for a frame i have the anycopter , cheap wood frame from this site,

Thanks, hopefully this is the place to get answers I have had all these sitting in boxes randomly waiting to do something...
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Old Sep 07, 2014, 08:43 PM
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I'd say your good to go. Not sure how many sets of propellers you bought but get more... Best of luck, fly responsibly and have fun!!!
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Old Sep 07, 2014, 08:47 PM
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Can anyone comment on this item from amazon? is this a good start off item? I already own all the parts above , should i just buy this item off amazon which is pretty much ready to go, then use what i ahve in the first post to repair or build one later?
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Old Sep 07, 2014, 10:04 PM
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Saw that, seems pricey.
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Old Sep 08, 2014, 07:07 PM
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I would use what you had in the first post. It's always a good thing to learn how to build these machines so you know how to fix them when you crash (and your gonna crash. You just have to accept that). That quad in the link also comes with a 4 in 1 esc and those are nice for wiring but if you crash and burn one up your going to have to buy a whole new 4 in 1 esc so I would avoid that package. Another thing on the ESCs and motors. I would buy something a little bigger for the motors. If your willing to shell out a little bit more cash I would buy the Sunnysky X2212 980kv motors from buddyrc. They are super smooth and will last a long time. I also suggest getting escs with the simonk firmware. A good brand would be the the fire red 20a escs from ready to fly quads. Since they have the simonk firmware loaded into it, they make for a smoother and faster response time to the motors. After writing this all down, I just realized that you already have all of the parts you listed. All of which will work just fine but if you want better performance out of your quad, I would go with what I suggested.
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Old Sep 08, 2014, 07:18 PM
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Like the other have said, stick with first list.
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Old Sep 17, 2014, 06:15 PM
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The easy way to figure out if you have everything is start building and see if anything is missing. I can assure you that even if you have thought of everything, you didn't think of everything.

I'm in Vancouver also. You know where the Costco on Padden is? We fly in the open field behind there sometimes. I'm hoping to be out there after work today.
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Old Sep 18, 2014, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by SirRexAlot View Post
I can assure you that even if you have thought of everything, you didn't think of everything.
Male to male servo leads for connecting the RX to the FC are the classic thing to forget for your first build (duly guilty).

Parts look fine. KK2.15 is a cracking little thing, pretty straightforward to set up and the self-level function is immensely useful. That reminds me, you need 5 male to male leads, 4 for the usual controls and 1 for the aux channel to control the self level mode in flight.

One thing I'd consider is using a separate BEC to power the FC instead of relying on one of the ESC BECs. It's a little extra wiring for a lot more peace of mind as far as having a clean power supply to the FC goes.

(I'm just realising that as you're new to this I hope I've not just deluged you with a whole bunch of acronyms you don't know yet....).
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