World's cheapest Quadcopter

Hello, this may sound kinda Hard (or Impossible) but I want to make world's cheapest Quadcopter I'm not an engineer but I have basic knowledge or programming n electronics. Here is the list of components I want to use * Arduino Uno R3 * MPU6050 * 433 MHz rf module (don't want to use 2.4Ghz RC receiver or Xbee) * Brushless motors with esc. * Batteries (courtesy TomGeorge :) ) Please upload any code or references that could help me out. Thank you

Hi, don't forget the power source, BATTERIES.

Tom...... :)

I doubt you can get below $20. http://www.dx.com/p/lh-h1-mini-4-ch-2-4ghz-outdoor-radio-control-r-c-quadcopter-w-gyro-black-349444#.VI1Do38T9pk http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-HOT-Cheerson-CX10-Mini-2-4G-Control-4CH-6-Axis-LED-RC-Quadcopter-RTF-Orange-/251735824523?pt=Radio_Control_Vehicles&hash=item3a9c9fd88b

TomGeorge: Hi, don't forget the power source, BATTERIES.

Tom...... :)

Oh yeah :D :D

Shpaget: I doubt you can get below $20. http://www.dx.com/p/lh-h1-mini-4-ch-2-4ghz-outdoor-radio-control-r-c-quadcopter-w-gyro-black-349444#.VI1Do38T9pk http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-HOT-Cheerson-CX10-Mini-2-4G-Control-4CH-6-Axis-LED-RC-Quadcopter-RTF-Orange-/251735824523?pt=Radio_Control_Vehicles&hash=item3a9c9fd88b

Of course it's not going to be the World's cheapest but i wanna do something different.... :) :)

I got the code but the only problem is this code also uses 4ch 2.4Ghz RC receiver could somebody modify this code so it could work on 433Mhz RF module :( :( https://github.com/strangedev/Arduino-Quadcopter

Hi, the frequency of the Rx module should not make any difference to the code.

Can you please post a copy of your sketch, using code tags?

We can give you better info if you can.

Tom...... :)

to get to your goal, you would need to mass produce the parts in huge quantities. the shell would need to cost you a dollar. the circuit boards, a dollar the motors 50 cents each the 4 ESC's a dollar each the remote 2-3 dollars

TomGeorge: Hi, the frequency of the Rx module should not make any difference to the code.

Can you please post a copy of your sketch, using code tags?

We can give you better info if you can.

Tom...... :)

The code and all required files are available here 'https://github.com/strangedev/Arduino-Quadcopter' Please take a look :)

dave-in-nj: to get to your goal, you would need to mass produce the parts in huge quantities. the shell would need to cost you a dollar. the circuit boards, a dollar the motors 50 cents each the 4 ESC's a dollar each the remote 2-3 dollars

I actually don't want to make world's cheapest Quadcopter I want to make it using comparativly cheap component :)

rajattarade: I actually don't want to make world's cheapest Quadcopter I want to make it using comparativly cheap component :)

Oh. So throw out the brushless motors and use brushed. Then you can get rid of the ESC's and use a single transistor for each.

johnwasser: Oh. So throw out the brushless motors and use brushed. Then you can get rid of the ESC's and use a single transistor for each.

Are they powerful and efficient enough ? :astonished:

Now we come back to batteries. You said cheap. Please tell us any other constraints, so we don't waste our time.

(Unless of course, you are just creating a shaggy dog story.)

rajattarade: Are they powerful and efficient enough ?

I have an inexpensive commercial quadcopter and it uses small brushed DC motors.