There are many different kinds of RC quadcopter configurations ranging from 2 to 8 motors (or more!) and all sorts of frame designs. Here, we’re going to build the most common type of quadcopter which has four rotors plus one motor on the front and back and one on each side. Regarding the tail booms, you can make them longer or shorter and use different sized motors as long as you follow these few fundamental rules:
1) Make sure there’s at least one diameter between all the propellers of your quadcopter
2) Make sure you have motors that can spin faster with enough power to fly (1000kv – 1300kv, 150-200 watts per motor will be good)
3) Use larger diameter propellers with less pitch for your quadcopter for more thrust that is moving at a slower speed (8×4, 9×4, etc)
4) For a nicely designed Quadcopter you need to plan it carefully and make sure that it has the right measurement, otherwise you’ll end up with lots of screws holding things together, adding a RC tool like a wire to ESC’s, redoing wiring etc.
5) Keep your RC quadcopter simple. Make sure it’s light weight so it can fly better.
Considering the size of the RC Quadcopter you want to build is very important. Larger quadcopter designs are more stable and might make good camera platforms. Smaller quads, on other hand, are better for aerobatics.
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