Quad-copter Project – Hardware

One does not simply mash propellers, cardboard and Weetabix together to make a quad-copter! Here is a, more considered than not, plan for the required hardware.


  • Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 20C Lipo Pack x 2
  • Hobby King Quadcopter Power Distribution Board
  • Turnigy 5000mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack x2
  • HobbyKing® B6 AC/DC Compact LiPO/NiMh 50W Charger (UK Plug)


  • TURNIGY Plush 30amp Speed Controller x 4
  • PolyMax 3.5mm Gold Connectors 10 PAIRS (20PC)
  • Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 – 2826-1240kv Brushless Outrunner Motor x 4
  • TURNIGY BESC Programming Card
  • Slow Fly Electric Prop 1045R SF (4 pc – Green Right Hand Rotation)
  • Slow Fly Electric Prop 1045 SF (4 pc – Green)


  • Raspberry PI 2 Model B for the host controller
  • Adafruit GPS Ultimate Breakout Board for GPS
  • Pololu MinIMU-9 v2 for Gyro, Accelerometer and Compass
  • Some sort of software!


  • Hobbyking X525 V3 Glass Fiber Quadcopter Frame 600mm
  • A beefy collection of assorted M3 Nylon Spacers, Screws, Nuts and washers.

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