So, in September I decided to build a quad from scratch because of the many awesome videos I have seen with multicopters. I really just like the different feel of hovering and being free to move in 3 axis at once. I also really want to get back into aerial photography.
I wanted to build my first multirotor as cheaply as possible (~$100) so I went with the following as per recommendations on the "other" forum.
10x4.7 apc props
rc timer 18 amp escs
rc timer 750kv motors
HK Quad Controller
At first I built the frame with balsa arms with a ply center but after crashing immediately on my first takeoff and breaking the arms like twigs, I rebuilt the frame using fiberglass arms.
On my second attempt I crashed immediately also. I do not know if I have the board setup wrong or what because when I test the gyros inside the board gives power to the correct motors. I have read the hk board manual and have followed all the steps but this thing just keeps trying to kill itself!
So a few questions:
- Could someone share their settings for the hk board? I really don't know what the pots should be set at.
- Does my quad frame look ok? I thought that anything that had four arms on it would fly lol.
- Does every multirotor noob have these problems or is it just me??
Whatever, I'm taking multirotors much less seriously than fixed wing fpv. So far, I've just laughed at my crashes
I hope my quest into this part of the hobby goes well, I'm just looking to have fun!