El Cheapo eBay Quadcopter Build (Part 2)

February 1, 2016

It’s been a little bit since I blogged about my Quadcopter project, however things are coming along well. I just ordered what should be the second last part needed to get it in the air. This part was one of the more expensive parts, a Turnigy 9X transmitter and receiver module which started at 60 bucks but after adding shipping and converting it to Canadian it was double that.  All I need now is to head down to the local hobby store and grab a battery for the quad. I’ll be sourcing that part locally since I don’t have much for options, LiPo batteries cannot be shipped by most companies.

So how’s my parts list looking? Well here’s the breakdown:

Part Price Date Ordered Date Received Ordered From
A2212 Brushless Motor and ESC $14.91 11/4/2015 11/24/2015 eBay
A2212 Brushless Motor and ESC $15.61 11/20/2015 12/15/2015 eBay
F450 Frame $18.69 11/28/2015 1/4/2016 eBay
F450 Frame Legs $4.39 11/28/2015 12/16/2015 eBay
CC3D Flight Controller $15.13 11/28/2015 12/15/2015 eBay
A2212 Brushless Motor and ESC $16.06 12/15/2015 12/30/2015 eBay
Low Voltage Alarm $2.49 12/18/2015 1/16/2015 eBay
Li-24 Charger $45.19 12/19/2015 12/19/2015 Local store
Deans Style T Plug Lead $1.72 12/19/2015 1/16/2015 eBay
A2212 Brushless Motor and ESC $16.23 1/2/2016 1/26/2016 eBay
3.5mm Bullet Connectors x10 $2.52 1/17/2016 1/29/2016 eBay
3.5mm Bullet Connectors x10 $2.52 1/17/2016  2/01/2016 eBay
Turnigy 9X (w/ 2 modules) $121.96 1/31/2016 HobbyKing
Total $277.42


As you can see I’m already up to $277.42 Canadian, with a battery I’m looking at probably $350 for the whole setup.  So that’s about on par with what I expected going into this. Not bad if you consider the fact that the charger and transmitter are both shared items that can be used with any future quads I built.  Did I mention I plan on building a 250 racing quad after this?

That’s it for today’s update.  Next time you hear from me will most likely be when I’ve got all the pats and am ready to start building. I plan on making a video of it to update my long neglicted Youtube channel.  Until then!

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