The Kwadfather

By Jam3zs on Mar 29, 2018

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Things I learnt along the way:
Don't use unleaded solder and a terrible soldering iron just because that's what you had at the time. Be patient and get the right stuff.
Charge your battery before using it. Don't let it get too low.
Think about whether or not you want conventinal or reversed direction motors before you solder them.

Part List


Anniversary Special Edition Martian 215 215mm Carbon Fiber RC Drone FPV Racing Frame Kit 136g (51 builds)

Flight Controller

Matek F405-STD BetaFlight STM32F405 Flight Controller Built-in OSD Inverter for RC Multirotor FPV Racing Drone (102 builds)


4X DYS DS30A 30amp BLHeli_S 3-5S ESC BB2 Supports Dshot600 Dshot300 Dshot150 Oneshot42 for RC Drone FPV Racing (17 builds)


4 x Emax RS2205-2300 2205 2300KV Racing Edition CW/CCW Motor for RC Drone FPV Racing (86 builds)


CA$9.99 10% 10 Pairs Kingkong / LDARC 5040 5x4x3 3-Blade Single Color CW CCW Propellers for Racing Drone RC Parts from Toys (79 builds)

FPV Camera

RunCam Swift 2 1/3 CCD 600TVL PAL FOV 130/150/165 Degree 2.5mm/2.3mm/2.1mm Micro FPV Camera OSD MIC (411 builds)

FPV Transmitter

Matek Systems FCHUB-VTX 6~27V PDB 5V/1A BEC w/ 5.8G 40CH 25/200/500mW Switchable RC Drone Video Transmitter (16 builds)


Foxeer 5.8G 3dBi TX/RX RHCP Omni FPV Short Antenna RP-SMA/SMA (28 builds)


Flysky X6B 2.4G 6CH i-BUS PPM PWM Receiver for AFHDS i10 i6s i6 i6x i4x Transmitter (182 builds)

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HD Camera

GoPro HERO3: Black Edition
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Suleve™ M3AH4 10pcs M3x8mm Countersunk Hex Socket Screw 7075 Aluminum Alloy Flat Head Metric (7 builds)

Misc Parts

10PCS 26cm Eachine Lipo Battery Tie Down Strap (11 builds)

Misc Parts

4 PCS Realacc M3*7+4.5 Flight Controller Anti-Vibration Fixed Screws for RC Drone FPV Racing (49 builds)

Misc Parts

Neewer 5 Pieces Cinematic Filter Set for GoPro Hero 4 3+, Ultra Lightweight Filters for Production, Aerial Filming, with Enhance
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Misc Parts

XT60 Male Plug 12AWG 10cm With Wire (22 builds)

Misc Parts

Honana HN-CH014 Sticky Gel Cell Pad Anti Slip Phone Pads Kitchen Bathroom House Car Phone Holder (4 builds)

Misc Parts

2 x Suleve™ M3AN8 5Pcs M3 Aluminum Alloy Cone Cup Head Screw Gasket Countersunk Washer (11 builds)
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JC250   Mar 29, 2018  

Jut a quick note, you can reverse motor direction in BLHeli-S software. Will you release some flight footage. I'm curious to see how it flies

Jam3zs   Mar 29, 2018 

Yeah but then I'd be concerned that the prop nuts would spin off.
And of course, I'll put up some footage of me smashing it to bits on my maiden flight! ;)

Buster   Mar 07, 2019 

Where did you post the footage of you smashing it to bits on your maiden flight? ;) I would like to know where did you put the antenna? And did it survive?

Whiffles   Mar 29, 2018  

First build? Looks good. How about some more photos?

Jam3zs   Mar 29, 2018 

Thanks! Yeah it's my first build.
I'll try to take some more photos when I get a chance (hopefully this weekend)
I actually took a lot of inspiration from your build and I was constantly checking it while I was building to see how you'd done it! So thanks for the help!
I ordered lower profile standoffs but later realised that my fpv camera wouldn't allow for them.. :(

Whiffles   Mar 29, 2018 

Awesome! I noticed the green washers and thought it may have been inspired. Yeah, those large cameras can't take less than 30mm standoffs. That's why I went with the micro cam. You can save the standoffs for version 2 ;)

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