Published: July 10, 2015, Edited by: Mads Hobye

Gimbal drone setup on the cheap

The drones are almost ready for the masses. Here at Fablab RUC we decided take the temperature on the state of cheap drones that can be used for aerial photography.

We build a drone from cheap parts ordered from ebay which is performing surprisingly well.

Here you have the component list and best practices we found on the way:

Parts (everything can be ordered from ebay)

  • F450 Quadcopter Kit Frame w/ KK2.15
  • Mobuis Camera B lens.
  • Micro SD card.
  • Flysky FS-T6-RB6 2.4GHz
  • iMAX B6 AC Digital LCD RC Lipo NiMh NiCD Battery Balance Charger Power Adapter
  • 11.1V 5000mAh Lipo Battery For RC Model ZOP Power 11.1V
  • RC 7 Function Digital Voltmeter Battery Tester
  • 10x4.5" 1045 Nylon CW CCW Propeller
  • Magnetic Suspension Propeller Prop Balancer
  • DJI Phantom Brushless Gimbal Camera Frame+2*Motors +Controller Gopro3

Best practices

Total price around: 2500 DKKR.

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