3D Printed ZMR/QAV/FALCON 250 Banggood Budget Build

By WhaleFPV on Aug 07, 2016

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Finally got round to making myself a 250 after flying off the shelf and diy micros.

Money is tight so i'm ordering a few parts a week, so far i've got the pdb,fc,osd,motors and esc's paid for and on slow boats from china (all were separate orders).
I already have a pair of eachine ev800 that i use on my fpv micros but i thought it'd be nice to have a complete price for an all in rtf fpv zmr250.

I have 3D printed the top and bottom plates in glow in the dark blue pla, and the arms and other parts are glow in the dark red pla i will be printing other custom parts...xt60 & antenna holder for example.
While not everything is the cheapest component i still believe this makes for an excellent price to quality quad.

i plan to put a nightvision(ir) cam in, so i have been looking at 3w smd ir leds and would like to mount them on a bumper by just de-soldering the leds on a strip and replacing say 1 or 2 with the ir emitting ones...anyone had any experience with ir bulbs ?
All comments welcomed and appreciated!

UPDATE 08/8/2016
pdb, osd and flight controller were all waiting for me when i got home from work, so i added a few piccies :D

UPDATE 14/8/2016
Soldered sockets for the micro minimOSD onto the pdb then soldered pins onto the mmosd from there.

UPDATE 16/8/2016
ESC's, motors, standoffs, M3 screws & lock nuts, and velcros arrived today :)
Realised the motors don't fit in the cupped arms so i'm printing the same ones a solid motor mount piece (updated in parts list).
Made a quick mockup of how itll look ...see pics attached.

UPDATE 19/8/2016
All other parts (fpv, batteries, servo motor for gimbal & other misc parts) have been ordered with priority shipping so should be here in 9 days or less and im off work until 5th of september so more pics & vids to follow soon :D

Photos

Part List

Frame

250 zmr frame
Thingiverse.com
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Frame

ZMR 250 action camera mount
Thingiverse.com
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Frame

ZMR xt60 antenna holder v2
Thingiverse.com
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Frame

4 x ZMR 250 spacer arm
Thingiverse.com
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Frame

ZMR 250 Tilt Gimbal
Thingiverse.com
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Flight Controller

F3 EVO Cleanflight Flight Controller for Multirotor Racing w/ 4G Micro Sd for RC Drone (5 builds)
Banggood.com
$24.19

ESCs

4 PCS Eachine Falcon 180 Falcon 250 Flycolor Fairy 20A ESC Electronic Speed Controller
Banggood.com
$36.99

Motors

4X Racerstar Racing Edition 2205 BR2205 2300KV 2-4S Brushless Motor For QAV250 ZMR250 RC Drone FPV Racing (76 builds)
Banggood.com
$33.59

Propellers

10 Pairs Eachine Direct Drive 5045 ABS Propeller CW CCW Black for Racer 250 Falcon 250 ZMR250 260
Banggood.com
$3.49

Propellers

2 x KINGKONG Glow In The Dark 5045 Propeller CW/CCW For Multicopters
Banggood.com
$3.38

FPV Camera

Emax Night Vision IR 1/3-inch CMOS PAL/NTSC FPV Video Camera for RC Drone FPV Racing (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$8.80

FPV Transmitter

Eachine TS840 TS832 5.8G 40CH Raceband 600mw FPV AV Transmitter Module
Banggood.com
$17.99

Receiver

Flysky i6S FS-i6S 2.4G 10CH AFHDS 2A Transmitter With FS-iA10B Receiver for FPV RC Drone (7 builds)
Banggood.com
$71.25

Batteries

2 x ZOP Power 3S 11.1V 1500MAH 25C Battery XT60 Plug (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$23.98

Power Distribution

PDB Power Distribution Board 5V/12V BEC with LED for F3 NAZE32 CC3D Flight Controller (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$11.49

Radio

Jumper T12 Plus Multi-protocol Radio Transmitter w/ JP4-in-1 RF Module Hall Sensor Gimbal Black (10 builds)
Banggood.com
$109.90

Goggles

Aomway Commander Goggles V1 FPV 2D 3D 40CH 5.8G Support HD Port DVR Headtracker For RC Drone (36 builds)
Banggood.com
$255.90

Misc Parts

QAV250 ZMR250 RC250 H250 250mm Series Frame Aluminum Column Screw Kit
Banggood.com
$4.69

Misc Parts

20 Pairs 3.5mm Bullet Connector Banana Plug For RC Battery / Motor
Banggood.com
$2.99

Misc Parts

XT60 Male Plug 12AWG 10cm With Wire (22 builds)
Banggood.com
$1.99

Misc Parts

Eachine Racer 250 Spare Part Carrying Neck Strap 20mm For RC Transmitters
Banggood.com
$1.94

Misc Parts

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

Misc Parts

15MM DIAMETER BLACK PVC BATTERY HEATSHRINK FOR RC CAR TRUCK HELICOPTER BUGGY
Ebay.com
$0.99

Battery Charger

ISDT Q6 Pro BattGo 300W 14A Battery Balance Charger (47 builds)
Getfpv.com
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Backpack

US $28.37 19% OFF|ALLOET Waterproof Multifunction Digital SLR DSLR Camera Video Bag Sling Shoulder Camera Backpack W/ Rain Cover
Aliexpress.com
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