“To get started in multirotor you need…”
Build log – commissioned Talon build.
5/12 10:30 – Customer would like a quad for his friend. References a Turnigy beginner quad.
5/12 12:29 – Approximated the costs to be at most $250 for parts/shipping + $50 fees. Total less than $300.
5/12 12:34 – Just received the OK to start sourcing components
5/12 12:45 – Tallying up relevant parts at the shop:
Goal: Beginner quad that is easy to learn on ( but can be repurposed for aerial video or FPV later on?)
Misc Hardware/Wires + Servo Cables
TMotor Air Gear Motor/ESC set (preferred?, but small propellers for a 450?)
3x Afro 20a ESC (new)
4x DYS 2217 800kv motors (new)
6ch Spektrum compatible LemonRX
Spektrum DX6 Black (for testing/setup only, customer has a DX6i he intends to use)
Lots of 3s batteries.
KK 2.0 board.
Turnigy Talon Frame (v1 or v2?)
Power Distribution Board
Flight Control Board ( maybe purchase on RCGroups?)
One Afro 20a ESC?
LEDs for orientation (purchase waterproof version, non addressable. Colors? Red/Green?)
Hoping to order from HobbyKing west this evening. Need to check if all parts are in stock.
5/12 12:57 – contacting customer to check frame preference, TMotors vs DYS, Afro vs TMotor, and LED colors
5/12 1:11 – to order:
HobbyKing – Talon V1 (in stock) OR turnigy HAL frame (in stock), Afro 20a ESC (in stock), red/blue LEDs( check stock) 12″ props (check stock)
Naze32/other control board – need to find supplier, possible MRM, MRSS, RCGroups.
In the workshop – 3x Afro 20a ESCs, 4x DYS 2217 motors ( switched for longer cabling vs tmotor ), lemonrx, hardware/wires
5/12 7:37 – purchased a naze32 Acro for $28 on rcgroups
6/2 – Ages after placing the order, Hobbyking has finally marked as shipped. Shipping is USPS priority so it should be here in a day or two!
6/4 13:40 – USPS priority mail delivers, box is nearly bursting at the seams, and incredibly light.
6/4 14:30 – Box opened up, waay to much packaging, but it looks like everything made it. +1 for Hobbyking!
6/20 – The talon v1 frame wasn’t very accomodating of the motors we had on hand, so the Talon V2 has been ordered from the US HK warehouse.
6/21 2:16 – Order marked as shipped from HK!
6/26 – Talon v2 Frame Arrives
6/27 – Lots of great progress today! Complete transfer over to the new frame, no problems at all. Looking forward to installing the flight controller/rx and doing some tuning tomorrow!