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    Building a drone ! Beginner girl !

    Hi everyone !

    im currently building my first fpv drone and so far I have the frame and power distribution board. I soldered on the wiring for the battery hook up and I'm just looking for any tips on the rest of the build! so if anyone knows of any cheap places I'm trying to build it as cheap as possible as it's my first
    thanks for all your help in advance !!

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    Welcome!!
    I watched this series.
    It helps quite a bit.


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    Welcome!!
    I watched this series.
    It helps quite a bit.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jbpwqCCVbs

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    Thanks guys for your comments !
    The video was very helpful and informative!
    Does anybody know any good motors that are decent but a good price! Are the ones in the video probably my best bet? Been doing a lot of research to try and figure out which path I should take!

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    Many paths to take, no one answer is correct on gear. Try not to cheap out to much or you will be buying stuff twice!
    Not an expert, just follow direction well....

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    Okay this is what I have..
    ZMR250 frame, oso grande pdb.

    I am thinking..
    dys20a esc's, dys2204 - 2300 KV motors, naze32 fc,

    Still deciding on FPV gear but i'm thinking mostly quanum stuff!

    Let me know what every one thinks

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    Okay this is what I have..
    ZMR250 frame, oso grande pdb.

    I am thinking..
    dys20a esc's, dys2204 - 2300 KV motors, naze32 fc,

    Still deciding on FPV gear but i'm thinking mostly quanum stuff!

    Let me know what every one thinks

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    That's a pretty standard setup. Almost everyone is running 2204 motors and 20 amp ESCs of some sort nowadays. I am not a fan of DYS mainly because they seem to favor cloning over coming up with their own stuff.

    Just be warned, there goes a saying: "Buy cheap, buy twice" Don't get the absolute cheapest. Cheap knock-off Naze boards have been known to go bad after just one crash. You are best going to an FPV retailer for the parts you need. Granted, they are just a bit more expensive, but they are supported well and will last much longer than the cheapest stuff you can find.

    -Alex
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    Definitely buy from the respected, real FPV vendors with a good reputation, such as Readymaderc, GetFPV, Rangevideo, DPCAV. You will get quick shipping, thoughtful/intelligent packaging, and excellent support if you need it. If you try to save a few bucks, it usually literally is a few bucks that you can save by buying from some random overseas vendor, you never know what you're going to get into.

    Such as 3 week shipping, pathetic packaging, zero support, knockoff/clone boards of questionable quality control (do they even have quality control....?) and so on.

    All that being said, there select components from select overseas vendors that are ok and can save you $5 or something. But it takes a LOT of research to figure out which is which. So, as you're first starting out, I strongly suggest sticking with the real vendors, who only sell decent FPV components that they themselves would recommend.
    Regarding "some" peoples thoughts about Trappy and the FAA and "the sky is falling":

    "Perspective. Time to recognize the root cause and not focus exclusively on a single case."


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    For things like a FC I am gonna get name brand, but for my first frame, motor, esc's I want to go a little cheaper because it's my first one and feel like I want room to upgrade later

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    Yeah, you can get non-name brand parts at those vendors I mentioned. It's just that those vendors don't typically stock garbage no-name parts.
    Regarding "some" peoples thoughts about Trappy and the FAA and "the sky is falling":

    "Perspective. Time to recognize the root cause and not focus exclusively on a single case."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coctailer View Post
    Welcome!!
    I watched this series.
    It helps quite a bit.


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    Welcome!!
    I watched this series.
    It helps quite a bit.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jbpwqCCVbs
    The Australian guy is awesome. Love his tips! Great for newbies and funny, too.

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