Took about 35 days but my Frsky ACCST tx/rx modules and backlight finally arrived from Hobby King.
Since the stock antenna is no longer needed i removed it and will hot glue in a jst connector to power fpv or other gear from the top of my controller.
The Frsky DJT ACCST module took a little modding to fit, but works great so far on my workbench.
The back-light module from turnigy was very easy to install. No cutting or soldering. Only issue is that it wants to rotate as you put things back together.
Some parts i need to get my Mikey’s plane finished are taking forever to get here from Hobby King so i decided to try building a speedbuild kit from http://flitetest.com
Here is their build of it:
They laser cut all the parts out for you. You only need to cut a couple bevels and glue/tape things together.
2x 9 gram servos from Hobby King. Like $3.5 each.
The hot glue holds the airfoil shape really well, even before finishing the wing.
These wing tips stick down a little bit more than the wings and body, so they will probably be hitting the ground first and often. To reinforce them i glued some long zip ties along the entire bottom and around the front. This should help protect the paper and foam a little bit. I still need to press down on the body when i install the motor so i will install these last in the build.
At this point in the versa build you would glue the two wings together, but i am doing the blunt nose build (only $10 more!) so i stopped the versa build video and went to this one:
Now to get the engine mount glued together, electronics, and start thinking about painting.
Got the servos and motor installed finally.
This is under the wings where the battery will be stored using velcro.
20 amp speed controller zip tied to center post.
Here is the opposite side with Popsicle sticks for reinforcement.
Custom Y servo cable for the ailerons made from 2 servo extension cables.
Reinforced push rods. My friend gave me the idea to heat shrink bbq skewers to strengthen them.
I have been building a quadcopter from scratch. Here are some videos of my build. I will add a parts list in a following post. Purchased parts from hobbyking.com and helipal.com
Begin Soldering Esc to main board
Installing Motors and power system
Installing Naza and main body and arms