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Building a quadcopter – Part 1

Published on February 17th, 2014

I’m building a basic quadcopter. Through these blog posts I’ll try and report what I’m working on. I’ve ordered some of the things I need through HobbyKing and we’re halfway done building the frame.

A good friend of mine is helping me out with the frame by CNC milling it for me out off plate aluminium. We picked 4mm (0.157 inch) and 2mm (0.078 inch) thick aluminium for the optimal weight/strength combination.

Cutting the arms to the right length.
cutting-the-arms

The frame with bolt holes.
4mm-plate-bolt-holes

Finished bottom plate
bottom-plate-cutready

Testing the battery mount (with simple velcro straps)
testing-battery-mount

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