FPV Quadcopter basic parts list (JABcopter)
After a few requests I have put together the basics of a quadcopter that will give you the scope and spec to upgrade and modify on the cheap.
With these parts you can get up in the air with a flying weight of about 1Kg and then you can add (maximum) another 500g/1KG payload for camera's/FPV gear etc. The added bonus of this list is that it uses generic parts that if broken it can be brought at any good RC shop/ebay at a fraction of the cost of others.
4 X Hobbywing Skywalker 20A Electronic Brushless Motor Speed Controller
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4PCS 2212 13T 1000KV Outrunner Brushless Motor for RC Multicopter Xcopter NEW
4PCS 2212 13T 1000KV Outrunner Brushless Motor for RC Multicopter Xcopter NEW | eBay
2 X Counter Rotating Props 9 x 4.5 Pair CCW CW Multicopter Various Colours (MP)
Counter Rotating Props 9 x 4.5 Pair CCW CW Multicopter Various Colours (MP) | eBay
Fiberglass & Aluminum 4-axial/Quadcopter X525 v3 Frame for KK MK Multiwii
Red/Balck X525 V3 QuadCopter Folding Frame Friber Glass MultiCoptor | eBay X525 V3 QuadCopter Folding Frame Friber Glass MultiCoptor | eBay
iMAX B6 Li-Polymer Li-po NiMh Battery Balance Charger
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Power/ESC speed controller Board For KK Airplane Quadcopter Hexacopter
KK MK MultiCopter Power / ESC Board V3 for up to 8 Speed Controllers | eBay
Rabbit Flight Controller Board Quad Multicopter W/Care Free directional Upgrade
Aliexpress.com : Buy Group3B:Rabbit Flight Controller & additional board(High precision barometer) & Ultrasonic from Reliable Rabbit suppliers on love Flight
Turnigy 9X 9Ch Transmitter w/ Module & 8ch Receiver (Mode 2) (v2 Firmware)
Turnigy 9X 9Ch Transmitter w/ Module & 8ch Receiver (Mode 2) (v2 Firmware) > Radio & Transmitters > Main Page > Pyramid Models
Turnigy 2200mAh 3S1P 11.1v 20C 30C Lipo Battery x 2 XT60 UK
Turnigy LiPo 2200mAh 3S 11.1v 20C 30C Brst UK SALE *X2* | eBay
XT60 Connectors 10 Pairs With HeatShrink 10Male 10 Female
XT60 Connectors Lipo Battery Deans Replacement 10 Pairs | eBay
This is the basics, I would research each part of you build just to make sure its right for your needs. I like tinkering so the frame was perfect for me but there are a huge list you can get.
You will need things like velcro straps and duct tape for holding batteries and balencing props and the greatest tool Zip Ties etc and some batteries for the transmitter, the main lipo's will charge from a car battery or a home power supply (max 5A).
Maybe call it a JABcopter lol
Check out the end section of this video to see the beast flying in some VERY strong winds
Most of these videos have been made with this setup
jab1a - YouTube