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Old Dec 08, 2012, 06:30 PM
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Recommend best quadcopter in price up to $100.

Hi guys,
Help me to choose best quadcopter (stable,responsible,good flying range) in price up to $100(RTF?) ?
Or maybe i can build better quadcopter myself using $100 for electronics (motors,ESC's,props,battery) and board,is it possible?I have radio system.

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Old Dec 08, 2012, 07:28 PM
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The cheapest and best would be in my oppinion to build one your self. You dont specify what size but my best bet would be get these items from hobbyking
Q450 frame 15
NTM prop drive 2826 1200kv 15 x 4 = 60
Turnigy plush 25a esc 15 x 4 = 60
KK 2.0 flight controller 20
Some power board or make your own using a wire harness.
9x6 or similar props.
Some battery 3s 22 - 3200 mah
A little above the 100 loft but you can check it yourself www.hobbyking.com
I have built my own quad using these items. only i took the 30a escs, and have alot of different props.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 04:33 AM
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The cheapest and best would be in my oppinion to build one your self. You dont specify what size but my best bet would be get these items from hobbyking
Q450 frame 15
NTM prop drive 2826 1200kv 15 x 4 = 60
Turnigy plush 25a esc 15 x 4 = 60
KK 2.0 flight controller 20
Some power board or make your own using a wire harness.
9x6 or similar props.
Some battery 3s 22 - 3200 mah
A little above the 100 loft but you can check it yourself www.hobbyking.com
I have built my own quad using these items. only i took the 30a escs, and have alot of different props.
Others agree with this setup? What would be the thrust of this setup?
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 06:40 AM
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For $100 RTF as you request you are limited micro models like the MQX or the Hubsan.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 09:04 AM
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Others agree with this setup? What would be the thrust of this setup?
That's a really good and pretty standard setup that Vartaz suggested. 2200mah battery will be fine for that and save weight.

If this is your first quad, I wouldn't worry too much about thrust. Building one, getting it into the air and learning to fly will be your first challenges. Considerations of thrust can come later.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 09:08 AM
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That's a really good and pretty standard setup that Vartaz suggested. 2200mah battery will be fine for that and save weight.

If this is your first quad, I wouldn't worry too much about thrust. Building one, getting it into the air and learning to fly will be your first challenges. Considerations of thrust can come later.
But i am interested, what would be thrust about with this setup?
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 09:22 AM
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But i am interested, what would be thrust about with this setup?
Sorry- I have no idea. I never worry about such things
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 09:28 AM
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OK- I looked it up. DT750 motors with an 11x 4.7 prop will make a max of 1000 gm of thrust (probably on 3S), or 4kg for a quad with four. Keep in mind that most of your flying will be done at about 50% throttle if you've planned everything out right, so you'll be using 2kg thrust, which should lift your 3 lb frame ok.

Here's a link to the specs for the motor:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ner_750kv.html
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 09:42 AM
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OK- I looked it up. DT750 motors with an 11x 4.7 prop will make a max of 1000 gm of thrust (probably on 3S), or 4kg for a quad with four. Keep in mind that most of your flying will be done at about 50% throttle if you've planned everything out right, so you'll be using 2kg thrust, which should lift your 3 lb frame ok.

Here's a link to the specs for the motor:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ner_750kv.html
Ok,then

4x http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ner_750kv.html
4x 11x 4.7 props (give me please link,can't find)
KK board
Fram i will make myself.

Recommend (with link) 4 ESC's + best battery for these motors and props?

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Old Dec 09, 2012, 09:49 AM
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Ok,then

4x http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ner_750kv.html
4x 11x 4.7 props (give me please link,can't find)
KK board
Fram i will make myself.

Recommend (with link) 4 ESC's + best battery for these motors and props?

Thanks
I think maybe you should do a little searching on your own- you'll learn a lot a long the way. Go to HobbyKing and look in their "Multi-rotors and Parts" section, and check "Propellors". Also, don't forget that you'll need ESCs also. The HK F30 escs are really good.

BTW, if you really can't find props, I'll help with a link. Give it a try yourself first though.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 10:59 AM
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If you went tricopter you would have to buy one less esc motor and prop.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 11:36 AM
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Ok,what you say about this tricopter setup?

3x Motors http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...247&aff=663102
3x 25A ESC's http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...163&aff=663102
KK2 flight controller http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...723&aff=663102
11x4,7 Props RH rotation http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...451&aff=663102
11x4,7 http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...452&aff=663102
Battery http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...934&aff=663102
USBasp AVR Programming Device for ATMEL proccessors - http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...occessors.html
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 11:49 AM
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http://rcexplorer.se/projects/2011/0...ricopter-v2-5/
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 12:34 PM
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If you went tricopter you would have to buy one less esc motor and prop.
a DT750 and ESC cost about as much as a decent servo. So the cost advantage of building a Tri doesn't really exist.

Your build list looks good. I fly with DT750's, 11x4.7" props & 2200 3s and am very satisfied.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 12:52 PM
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I suppose, I have a bunch of servo's laying around so I didnt have to buy anything, didnt even use a fancy one.
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