BASIC QUADCOPTER TUTORIAL

In this article I am going to demonstrate what you need in order to build your own Quadcopter. This project is going to be split into 6 Chapters which cover the build step by step so that you can follow this guide if you like. I want to point out that I am by far no professional and that I do not have the best soldering skills, but because of the fact that I love the hobby and I love creating videos, I hope you enjoy this project. Thanks and have fun, RC-Creator.

Chapter 1 - Parts & Setup

In this chapter I am going to talk about what parts I used and what the setup is going to be like. This covers motors/ESCs and props as well:

Here is a list of the parts I used: 

 

Turnigy Talon Quadcopter (V2.0) Carbon Fiber

TURNIGYBESC Programming Card                       

10CM Male to Male Servo Lead (JR) 26AWG (10p          

Slow Fly Electric Prop 8045 SF (4 pc - Green                

Slow Fly Electric Prop 8045R SF (4 pc)             

Slow Fly Electric Prop 8045R (4 pc - Green,                  

Slow Fly Electric Prop 8045SF (4 pc)      

NTM2826-1200       NTMProp Drive Series 28-26A 1200kv / 250w            

NTM Prop Drive 28 Series Accessory Pack                               

PolyMax 3.5mm Gold Connectors 10 PAIRS (20PC                           

TURNIGY Plush 25amp Speed Controller           

Hobbyking KK2.0 Multi-rotor LCD Flight Contr

Chapter 2 - Frame Construction

Building the frame for my Quadcopter using the Turnigy Talon V2 Frame from HobbyKing is the topic of this chapter.

Chapter 3 - Power System

I am going to display step by step how to solder your ESCs to your motors, how to install the motors on your quad as well as installing the ESCs/ wiring your ESCs to the powerline. I am sorry for the length of this Chapter. That is why I created the menu which is supposed to help you skip to the parts of your interest.

CHAPTER 4 - KK2 Board, ESC Calibration, Throttle Range & Props

In this chapter I am installing the KK2 Board on my quadcopter, calibrate the ESCs so they will not turn off the power to my motors due to a low voltage, I am going to calibrate the throttle range as well as balance and install the props on the motors.

CHAPTER 5 - Preflight Checklist & Maiden Flight