Quadcopter, incorrectly called by traders drone, is a very popular device. Otherwise called czterowirnikowym helicopter or wielowirnikowcem. If you have 3 rotors called tricopterem, hexacopter have their 6 and oktacopter has until 8. The cheapest miniature toy to fly in the room cost less than 25 USD, while the price of the most expensive are counted in the thousands. Devices with the lowest priced allow priceless skills piloting this type of remotely controlled models.
What to choose?
Cheap quadcopter is still cheaper to service, which is inevitable when learning. I remember how much sacrifice required of me learning how to ride a bike without additional wheels. From piloting aircraft also I had contact only in computer simulation elements that will certainly change as gloves to propellers, engines less. When selecting a model suggested by the fact that he had as little frills. For this reason, avoiding solutions with plastic gears, which are weak and quickly worn. Webcams in the presence of such a small Droni is also an unnecessary expense. If you want to take pictures “of the air” needs to be larger machine. The money that we would have to pay extra for a model with a webcam that’s easy to get lost in the bushes better used in any other manner, or put on your account. Useful to building greater multicopter that will make beautiful shots of the area.
In the country or abroad?
Shopping in Poland seem to be reliable, but are usually much more expensive. Some stores abroad with larger purchases offer free shipping recorded, and the program itself Buyer Protection PayPal works much more efficiently than its Polish counterpart. I decided to purchase the recommended in many forums online store www.banggood.com. Another interesting place is the FastTech, where we find a lot of LiPo batteries and traditional NiMH batteries. Your feedback is very helpful in choosing the good cells as miserable counterfeits is missing.
Here is what I bought:
- Mini Quadcopter New Upgraded Version Hubsan X4 H107L V2 2.4G 4CH RC Quadcopter RTF model with the control apparatus.
- Set of 8 blades (4 pairs – CW & CCW) with a key to their download Blade Propeller for Hubsan H107L X4 H107C H107C + H107D H107D + H108C H6C JXD385 CX-30 88 392, the key enables rapid and secure exchange of the propeller without damaging the engine.
- Replacement batteries with high capacity 380mAh Upgraded 25C 380MAH 3.7V Battery For Hubsan X4 H107 Ladybird RC Quadcopter are also available kits (converting out a little cheaper per cell) 5 x Upgraded 25C 380MAH 3.7V Battery For Hubsan H107L H107C X4 H107 Ladybird RC Quadcopter . I bought 3 LiPo batteries from the store FastTech – 3.7V 380mAh Rechargeable Li-Polymer Battery for Hubsan. Larger amount allows for longer play in the field.
- Spare engines – coreless Motor for Hubsan X4 / H107L R / C Quadcopter (2-Pack). FastTech often allows you to use discount codes. In this case, on the occasion of the Chinese New Year (monkeys) FastTech offered a discount code for lowering the value of the order of 20%, and the ominous threats from the Polish government was a pity not to take. By the way, I took 2 more sets of propellers and rechargeable NiMH batteries into the transmitter.
- Charger that is supplied with the model leaves much to be desired. It is therefore a good buy ładowareczkę MicroUSB connector (we attach the charger from the smartphone) – 5Pcs USB Lithium Battery Charger Module With Charging And Protection. Greater number of more profitable, while Chargers are very good to charge all lithium batteries, including flashlights.
- Cover on the propeller, according to some people it is essential to learning. On the other side people even irritated, so we gave it. Maybe not right, so I’ve included a link – Hubsan X4 H107 H107L V252 RC Quadcopter Parts Protection Cover.\
At the moment, I look forward to taking delivery of learning to pilot.