I started the Quick and Cheap Quadricopter (QC250) project after having taken up a friend’s challenge: build a quadcopter with less than 100 euros (excluding the radio).
I decided to build a 250 class (25cm is the distance between two opposite motors) quadcopter. It’s a middle size, perfect both for acrobatic flies and for carrying small cameras for aereal shots and/or FPV.
I’ll post some video tutorials that will show, step by step, how to build the multicopter… here’s the first one, with the introduction:
I chose to buy everything from one webshop (Banggood) that also offers free shipping. The required components are:
- Diatone DIY FPV250 frame (link)
- 4 DYS BE1806 motors (link)
- 4 RCX SimonK 10A ESCs (link)
- an OpenPilot CC3D flight control board (link)
- its power distribution board (link)
- a ZOP Power 11.1V 1500mA battery (link)
- an XT60 male connector with wires (link)
- a velcro strip (link)
- a battery charge monitor (link)
In addiction to what is listed above, you’ll also need:
- some spacers (link)
- some plastic zip ties (link)
- a led strip – optional (link)
- a radio with at least 5 channels (I used my Turnigy 9x)
- screw drivers, soldering iron, solder, scissors or a cutter…
Ready to go? In the next days I’ll post the video tutorials with all the instruction to build our QC250!