Lam3tta's Independence Day Quad (v1.0)

By Lam3tta on Jul 13, 2017

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Hopefully I decide on parts before Summer ends at this point....
Decided and ordered. 6/19/17
Build started on my first quadcopter. Added progress photos. 7/3/17
Build / Configuration / Testing complete! 7/8/2017
Final build photos are here! 7/13/2017 :)

Thank you to /r/multicopter, /r/multicopterbuilds, Blue Falcon Project, Joshua Bardwell, and many other great YouTubers!

Photos

Part List

Frame

Martian II 220 220mm 4mm Arm Thickness Carbon Fiber Frame Kit w/ PDB For RC Drone (90 builds)
Banggood.com
$31.58

Flight Controller

FLIP 32 - F4 - OMNIBUS V5 (10 builds)
Readytoflyquads.com
$27.99

ESCs

4X Racerstar MS Series 25A ESC BLHeLi_S OPTO 2-4S Support Oneshot Multishot for RC Drone FPV Racing (8 builds)
Banggood.com
$30.99

Motors

4X Racerstar Racing Edition 2205S BR2205S 2300KV 2-4S Brushless Motor For X210 220 QAV250 RC Drone FPV Racing (23 builds)
Banggood.com
$33.61

Propellers

2 x Oops! That page can’t be found.
Fpv-depot.com
$67.98

FPV Camera

Oops! That page can’t be found. (78 builds)
Fpv-depot.com
$33.99

FPV Transmitter

Eachine TX526 5.8G 40CH 25MW/200MW/600MW Switchable AV Wireless FPV Transmitter RP-SMA Female (120 builds)
Banggood.com
$12.92

Antenna

Pagoda FPV Antenna
Squareup.com
See Site

Receiver

FrSky XSR 2.4GHz 16CH ACCST Receiver Board S-Bus CPPM Output Support X9D X9E X9DP X12S X Series (480 builds)
Banggood.com
$15.99

Batteries

2 x G+PLUS 1500mAh 14.8V 4S 70C Li-Po Battery - CNHL RC LI-Po Battery. Your one-stop battery store.
Chinahobbyline.us
See Site

Power Distribution

Matek FCHUB-6S Hub Power Distribution Board 5V & 10V BEC Built-in 184A Current Sensor for RC Drone (96 builds)
Banggood.com
$9.99

Misc Parts

4 PCS Realacc M3*7+4.5 Flight Controller Anti-Vibration Fixed Screws for RC Drone FPV Racing (49 builds)
Banggood.com
$3.82

Misc Parts

5 PCS Eachine Battery Tie Down Strap 22.3cm (10 builds)
Banggood.com
$1.93

Misc Parts

Sharpie® Oil-Based Paint Marker, Medium Point  - 2 fl. oz.
Michaels.com
See Site
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Discussion

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JC250   Jul 19, 2017  

So you used the sharpie to paint the outside of your frame, right? How has it worked?

Lam3tta   Jul 19, 2017 

It is a Sharpie oil-based paint pen. It has been holding up well so far. I had to apply multiple coats to really get it on there well. I figure I may have to reapply every so often. This can probably be avoided by applying some sort of sealer I'm sure.

Redleg   Jul 13, 2017  

Congrats on your first build! Looks sharp!

Lam3tta   Jul 13, 2017 

Thank you sir!

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