Ground Zero

I know, a bit dramatic that title but what the hell, it’s my website!

I read and re-read the article in Hackspace and popped onto the Banggood¬†website … good grief what a site, a veritable cornucopia of things you didn’t even realise you needed or wanted! The only down side with the site is the time you have to wait for delivery but the prices were unbelievably low so I wasn’t going to complain about waiting a couple of weeks to get my goodies.

The day finally arrived and this boring looking battered, black package arrived …

Quadcopter parts parcel

Like a little kid on Christmas morning I removed the packing and grinned at all the goodies within. They were soon laid out on the table for inspection …

Quadcopter parts

That’s pretty much all the parts required to build a fully functional quadcopter. The main missing part is the receiver for the radio control which I had to source from Amazon … Banggood is an excellent source of parts but their restocking can take quite a bit of time on some items in my experience. The LiPo battery on the left was also sourced from Amazon. Banggood had a massive selection but were unable to ship to the UK as the batteries are classed as hazardous cargo I believe.

Another site recommended in the article is written by a guy called Oscar Liang. It’s more biased toward FPV (First Person View) and mini quadcopters but a large percentage of the information relates to any size aircraft … generally it’s just a matter of scaling up or down. There are some excellent articles just for beginners which were very useful.

Hopefully this has whetted your appetite to follow me on my journey to completion and the final step of actually flying the thing!