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Dec 12, 2011, 09:58 AM
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best quadcopter for a budget

Hi, i am looking for a reasonably priced quadcopter. A kit would be perfectly fine.

It can be tx/rx ready or just a frame, but then electronics need to be factored in...

Batteries dont count

Budget, $200

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Dec 12, 2011, 10:39 AM
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$199, easy to set and working well:
Last edited by Mortimer; Dec 12, 2011 at 10:44 AM.
Dec 12, 2011, 07:37 PM
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The fyetech X4 kit can be had for around 200 but you need to add a flight controller, Rx, lipo.
Dec 12, 2011, 07:40 PM
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this looks nice
Dec 12, 2011, 07:48 PM
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The X525 frame is ok, nothing too amazing for the price but it works well. The milling of the g10 is a bit rough and scratched up a bit as are the aluminum arms. The hardware seemed like a random selection of nuts bolts and standoffs. No instructions or diagrams, mine was just loose parts in a box. Maybe this bundle is better.

Some pics.

That said, the frame seems stable enough and flies well. The springs in the landing gear are a bit hokey and useless.
Dec 12, 2011, 07:52 PM
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I got the V2 version before landing gear springs. I think that was actually better. The frame is fine for a beater/first time flying frame though, it should take some hits without breaking too fast.
Dec 12, 2011, 09:24 PM
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If you know someone with a 3d printer you can print off a design from thingiverse (such as: and you can get a kk multicopter board from dealsextreme: the motors and whatnot can then be sourced from hobbyking.

printing the frame on a 3d printer gives you the advantage that if you break it, just print the parts again .
Dec 12, 2011, 09:39 PM
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We sell sell a quadcopter kit, but the kit includes some fairly comprehensive electronics, so the overall price isn't cheap. However we will be be selling the frames separately relatively cheaply, which is a great way for people to get started building their own quadcopter.

The quadcopter looks like this:

Link to the product information:
Dec 13, 2011, 05:49 PM
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This is my parts list of stuff on order so far
2830-14 750KV motors- 45
30A rc timer esc 40
Turnigy 4000mAh 4S 30C 35
RX 8
CC board 89 (still waiting for it to be in stock)
towel bars for frame 8
= $225

I could have gone cheaper on some things to save costs, but this is what I came up with.
Last edited by drcigg; Dec 14, 2011 at 12:27 PM.

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