I’d like to report here some details of my last personal drone build, a mini quadcopter for First Person View (FPV) flight.
Weight: 360 gr w/o battery. With 2200 mA 2S battery: 487 gr.
Size: The 4 motor centers form a square with a side of 17,5 cm and a diagonal distance from front motor to back motor of 25 cm. So the quad is in the 250 class.
- Frame: Super Simple mini h quad (SSHQuad) by Polakium Engineering
- Flight Controller: Hobbyking KK2.1 board – flashed with firmware 1.12S1
- Motors: Tiger motors T-Motor MT1306-10 if you want more power and payload, consider those instead, that will allow you to run on 3S batteries
- ESC: HobbyKing Blue Series 12A (to be flashed with SimonK firmware). Or get them already flashed
- Propellers: Gemfan 5030 Orange and – Green
- Video Transmitter: FatShark 250 mW, 5.8 GHz
- Antenna: 5.8 GHz Bluebeam Omni Antenna Set (RHCP) (IBCrazy)
- Video Camera: Mobius HD camera, wide angle edition. JooVuu or Eletoponline365
- Bolts: M2, 12mm Allen Bolt Cap screws to fix the motors to the frame, + M2 washers. The frame is exactly 1cm thick, so you need these long screws here
- Power distribution: XAircraft X650 Pro JST 1 To 5 Power Cable E7008
- Landing gear: BLH1645 Blade 450 Landing Gear Set this is very lightweight and possibly not strong enough for this build. Size and shape fit perfectly though, and this is what I had “in the bag”, so we shall see, might need an upgrade later on
- Model recovery device: Hobbyking Discovery Buzzer
- FC mount: M3 Nylon threaded spacers + M3 nylon screws and nuts
Hope that these photos and details will inspire you to build your own personal drone so as to join the fun. Feel free to post below if you have any question of comment!
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