I'm not sure that's really answering any of my questions. If I want a pre-built solution or a kit I would just go to my nearest model shop. I'm doing this as a learning exercise.
The standard Arduino board only allows 2 motors as it has limited I/O (please correct me if I'm repeating wrong info here). So, how would I go about controlling 4 motors easily? Also, can someone recommend motors for this sort of thing? They obviously need to be strong enough to lift the weight of this thing. I'd like substantially more power than I need too, if possible (would be nice to carry light objects).Lastly, what about tools? Would I require a soldering kit (iron, solder reel, sponge, etc)?Apologies if these things seem obvious, and thanks in advance.
Hi guys,Looking to start the build on this soon. Is this the kind of thing I should be looking at:1* frame (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__24227__Hobbyking_X666_Glass_Fiber_Quadcopter_Frame_666mm.html)4* 1000kv brushless motor (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__23770__2728_Brushless_Outrunner_Motor_1000kv.html)4* 30A brushless ESC (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__13429__HobbyKing_30A_BlueSeries_Brushless_Speed_Controller.html)2* 2200mAh Lipo battery (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__8932__Turnigy_2200mAh_3S_20C_Lipo_Pack.html)2* 4pc 12" propellor (1 spare) (http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__22457__Slow_Fly_Electric_Prop_12x4_5R_SF_4_pc_Green_Right_Hand_Rotation_.html)Or am I way off the mark here? I also need the Arduino Mega, of course.By my calculations this comes to:$129.69 for everything above and $60 for the Arduino Mega, so roughly $200 including P&P. Does this sound about right?Thanks,Mike