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Posted by Nek | Mar 26, 2015 @ 09:34 PM | 26,273 Views
WIP

Wow, it's been a while since the old make your own arduino MWC shield and wooden tri copter. I can't believe how far the hobby has gone in just a few years. From re-flashing plane ESC to full blown out multirotor KISS/BearHugs !!!

Seeing all the fun in 250 class FPV racing I decided to jump back on the band wagon and as usual went for a cheap frame and what I think is a sensible build. No waste

I'll start with the parts list, I'll try to be super complete with it so it can help friends build their own and make sure they have all the right tools for the job!
  1. Frame:

    - ZMR250.
    * * * * * MRM V1 kit - $38

    - Frame spacers. Thingiverse link
    * * * * * MRM Moray spacer kit - $11.50

    - Tilted motor mounts. Thingiverse link

    - Frame skids. Thingiverse link

    - KISS ESC Tray. Thingiverse link

    - D4R-II antenna holder. Thingiverse link or use the zip ties with heat shrink trick.

    Total cost: $50 to $60

  2. Power:

    - 12-20A ESC.
    * * * * * Flyduino KISS ESC 2-4S 18A v1.1 X4 - 80 (Really good and light ESC, make sure you read the thread on them and inspect them for solder balls)
    * * * * * sn20A ESC X4 - 60 $
    * * * * Rotorgeeks 12A BLHeli ESC V4 - Quadpack w/ USB flash tool and extra heat shrink - $72.50 (If you want to go for more 'traditional' ESC)

    - Motors.
    * * * * * Rotorgeeks Cobra 2204 1960kv - $84 (These motors offer great flexibility from 5030 props on 3S all the way to 6045 4S speed machine)

    - Props.
    Get some 5030, 5045 blunt nose, 6045
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