Build your own Drone – On the Kitchen Table! What’s in the F450 ARTF Kit

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What’s in the kit when you buy a DJI F450 ARTF almost ready to fly package? More details, including pricing and some of our plans regarding component …

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  1. I've been searching for methods to choose which battery, motors and propellers are better for my quadcopter. The project consists of a quadcopter that can lift a maximum weight of 3kg. Is that even possible? How can I choose the best option? I'm using a Q450 V3 Glass Fiber Quadcopter Frame 678mm.

    Waiting for answers.

    Thank you,

    S.

  2. Nice project. I have also been toying with the idea of this as well but a f550 instead and with a DJI flight controller not gimped with the no fly zone firmware.

    FYI even tho you have prop nuts included with your motors which are the exact same spec as your phantom vision. They still might have the cw and ccw threading so I'd check that out. I got tiger motors for my Vision to replace my noisy motors with and I have the option of using the cw ccw Phantom 2 props or regular style.

    When you're ready to add an fpv system I suggest checking out hobbyking they sell the immersion rc 600mw 5.8ghz GPV system. People are getting excellent range with that when paired up with a helical antenna on the receiver side with a skew planer on the transmitter. Its fairly inexpensive. Also you will need to buy one of djis IOSD devices to have telemetry information. The higher end iosd also store flight log information kind of like a flytrex.

    As far as soldering your ESC go there are some very good videos on YouTube with people of varying skill levels showing it off. Considering how important a good solder joint is on an aircraft as you don't want it falling out of the sky just take extra precautions and take your time.

    From what I gather a 30 to 40 watt iron will be fine for the task. Before any soldering task you should first "tin" the soldering iron tip with some solder, for the surface mount soldering the ESC. Apply a small amount of flux to each pad follower by heating the pad then touching the solder to your iron so it wets the surface with sufficient solder. You should also get a desoldering wick and pump should you need to do cleanup or removal or excess solder. Also you can put tape over the finished solder joints to keep them safe from shorting on anything.

    When you're ready to finally solder the wire to the pad after you've done above, start with heating the tip of the wire itself. When you reflow the solder on the pad joining the wire to it be sure to keep the wire held still in place after you've removed the soldering iron. Do not let the wire move until the solder has hazed over which means it has cooled.

    Good luck with the build, I'm sure it will be fun and a nice project for both you and your son.

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