As mentioned in a previous post, I decided to go with the HobbyKing v1 quadcopter frame. It came with no instructions or diagram so it took some trial and error to assemble. On the HobbyKing site there is an instructions PDF but unfortunately it wasn’t very clear and it showed different parts and hardware than what came with my frame. To make matters worse, my frame is missing one of the pieces that makes the protective dome over the center plate, so I’m going to have to do without that part or come up with a workaround. I also had to cut down some of the nylon bolts to get them to work in certain places. Overall I’m a little disappointed with this frame and would not recommend it. I’m a firm believer in “you get what you pay for” so for $20 I can’t really complain. If nothing else I might be able to use some of the pieces of this frame when I build my next frame.
I mounted an Action Shot HD camera to the ceiling before I started putting it together to get a time lapse of myself working on it. A more detailed build log is coming soon!