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"If This Is Your First Cardboard Robot, You Must Fight"
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Basic FrameDIY Drones Motor/ESC/PropellerEstee's Current M/E/P combo30A Too Much Power M/E/P comboSpektrum Basic
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weight (g)3013523884120
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cost$178$156.00$292$308.6$210(you can also get an orange receiver + a just the controller)
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frame + motor (g)653689713
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frame + motor ($)$334$470$486.6
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Basic Frame, sans Radio, motors
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partweight (g)costcountsub-weight (g)sub-costsourcenotes
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Quadrino Zoom30$149.00130$149http://innov8tivedesigns.com/There is a quadrino basic for -40$, but it lacks magnometer. Which you want for "simple-mode" flying.
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Quadrino Cable Set1$7.0011$7No mess, no fuss. This connects the receiver to the board.
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Frame130$5.001130$5http://mikeestee.com2$ + cut time ;)
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Roll of tape0$8.0010$8brown box sealing tape.
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motor mounts (ABS plastic)2.5$1.00410$4These can be made from 1/16" aluminum barstock and a drill press.
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copper-clad distro board (radio shack, yo)5$5.0015$5You can also sub in a double sided copper clad board and solder the ESCs directly. Will save a bunch of weight. Power distro also makes the ESC wiring less messy.
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2000-1300mAh 3S 30C or higher Lipo with XT60 connector125$10.002125$20http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__20822__Turnigy_1300mAh_3S_30C_Lipo_Pack_USA_Warehouse_.htmlYou'll probably want 4. Two should be considered a minimum, 'cause who wants to wait for a charge? :D Buy from USA HK warehouse.
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Battery Connector (XT60)5$615$5.5http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=10254
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DIY Drones Motor/ESC/Propeller135W 1095g @ 100% (3S)
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AC2830-358, 850Kv62$18.004248$72http://diydrones.com/storeHobby king has cheaper, but your time is worth something.
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ESCs21$18.00484$72
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10x45 EPP Forward/Reverse Set10622012http://www.innov8tivedesigns.com/product_info.php?cPath=46_50&products_id=909don't forget to get the reverse too....
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Totals352$156
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Estee's Current M/E/P combo220W 840g @ 100% (3S)
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Cobra 2213/18 1350kV62$50.004248$200http://www.innov8tivedesigns.com/product_info.php?cPath=21_120_121&products_id=8122213/18 1350kV Cobras: totally chucks around a half full coke bottle.
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NextLevel 20A25$21.004100$84Basic ESC.
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GWS 3B 8x410$2.00440$8Tiny quad has tiny rotors. You can also use gemfan 10x4.7's but will make for a much larger craft. Needs higher kV rating for motors, like >1000kV
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Totals388$292
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30A Too Much Power M/E/P combo310W 1135g @ 100% (3S)
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Cobra 2213/1262$50.004248$200http://www.innov8tivedesigns.com/product_info.php?cPath=21_120_121&products_id=811310W. Needs a 30A ESC ;)
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NextLevel 30A26$25.004104$100http://www.innov8tivedesigns.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_133&products_id=1029
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APC 7x4E15$2.15460$8.6http://www.innov8tivedesigns.com/product_info.php?cPath=46_50&products_id=909don't forget to get the reverse too....
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Totals412$308.6
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Spektrum Basic
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partweight (g)costcountsub-weight (g)sub-costsource
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DX6i DSMX 6 Channel Full Range0$210.0010$210http://www.horizonhobby.comYou'll want an 8 channel if you ever plan to use a pan/tilt camera on a future craft. Otherwise, you want a minimum of 6 channels: 4 for flight control, and two mode switches.
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00http://www.getfpv.com/tricopter/tricopter-accessories/kk-blackboard-v5-5.htmlKK copter board, 20$, gyro only
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