MultiCopter(s)

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Icars
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MultiCopter(s)

Post by Icars » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:43 pm

There has been alot of interest lately in various flying machines. I've priced out how much it costs to buy the supplies for various aircraft, but the economics works best if I can order about 5KG of stuff all at once.

Along that thread, if I make an order of multicopter parts, who wants in. it's about 100$ a copter for all the parts, you just need to assemble and wire it up. (transmitter not included) plus your share of shipping.

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Re: MultiCopter(s)

Post by kab0b » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:26 pm

I'd Be in.

Whats the cost of a transmittor?

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Icars
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Re: MultiCopter(s)

Post by Icars » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:27 pm

Time Frame: Early May

Good buying numbers are 4,5,and 7 due to shipping costs, but andy more than 3 is doable. as a one off you spend 30$ on shipping.

Quantity Stock Product description Price Weight
BK 9171000033 - Hobby King Quadcopter Power Distribution.. $27.93 266
OK AM1001A - PolyMax 3.5mm Gold Connectors 10 PAIRS (.. $11.13 210
OK HK-SS18A - Hobbyking SS Series 15-18A ESC $182.00 840
OK 099000006 - Hobbyking Super Mini Quadcopter Frame wi.. $209.65 2275
OK R610 - OrangeRx R610 Spektrum DSM2 6Ch 2.4Ghz R.. $41.93 273
OK H6011A - 6x3 Propellers (Standard Rotating) (5Pcs.. $30.52 350
BK 9171000011 - HobbyKing Multi-Rotor Control Board V3.0.. $139.93 693
TOTAL: $643.09 4907g

Shipping is $59

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Re: MultiCopter(s)

Post by Icars » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:31 pm

Low end transmitters can be got for about $30, better long term ones are $90 for a Chinese version to however much you want to spend for extra features. I have $30 one and a $200 one (about equivalent to the $90 one) I'm hoping to do a group buy on transmitters also but though fingertech, should get the price down to 40$ shipping in for a transmitter and your first receiver.



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Re: MultiCopter(s)

Post by Kaldonis » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:06 pm

I'd be in.

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JamesCooper
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Re: MultiCopter(s)

Post by JamesCooper » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:07 pm

I'm in for one. Looks like fun! Now if only they had a Turnigy 9X in stock. That looks to be quite a good deal for my eventual goal.

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Re: MultiCopter(s)

Post by TurmRIC » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:29 pm

I'm in for one.

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Re: MultiCopter(s)

Post by epoch19 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:19 pm

sounds like a good time. I'm in for one as well.
(PS. Yay tax refund)

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