Blog posts of '2014' 'August'

How To Build Your RTB 250 CLASS QUAD KIT

This guide will walk you through building your HobbyRC Ready To Build 250 Class Quad Kit. If this is your first build then we'll try to make everything as easy to follow as possible. If you've made a quad before then that's fine too, just ignore anything you already know. You will need to be able to use a soldering iron - if you've never used one before, it's not too difficult and with a little practice you should be fine (here is a good resource for learning to solder:

Things You'll Need:

- HobbyRC Ready To Build 250 Class Quad Kit

- A soldering iron and some solder

- A Transmitter (TX) and Receiver (RX) (suggested TX / suggested RX)

- A Battery (suggested battery)

NB - It's worth nothing that in our kit we don't include a transmitter, receiver or battery and you'll need these to fly your quad. Since people often have more than one multirotor build, they tend to use the same TX/RX/batteries on multiple builds. For this reason, we decided to let you buy your own (or use one you already have). In either case, you need any 6 channel transmitter and compatible receiver (probably of the same brand) and a 2200mAh 4S battery (LiPo or LiFePo4).

Step One - Mounting Your Motors

For this step you will need the 4 x Emax 1806 2280kV motors and the Diatone G10 FPV250 frame. Take one of your motors and one of the circular mounting plates which came with your frame. Screw the mounting plate to the motor as shown in the images below.




Ready To Build

What is Ready To Build?

Building an RC multirotor is a rewarding yet daunting task. Before you can even begin to start assembling your model, you need to decide which components it will be made of. There are thousands of different combinations of frames, motors, ESCs, etc. All of these will produce a model which performs slightly differently to the last and some that won't even fly at all!

So how do you decide which parts to buy? You could spend hours trawling through forum posts on the Internet reading about other people's builds. This can take a lot of time and although you will undoubtedly gather some useful information, you will often be left with more questions than answers. In addition to this, people's experience differ and rarely will you find real qualitative data. 

To this end, we have put together and tested a few different builds which we think are a great starting point for building your own multirotor. We have filtered through many different combinations of components and found a few decent builds which meet these requirements:

- Straightforward construction

- Simple and enjoyable to fly

- Good value for money

By choosing one of our Ready To Build kits, you can be confident that (if assembled correctly) the final product will fly pretty well! There may well be an aspect which you would like to change, that's fine. Having built your multirotor, you now have the skills to tinker away to your heart's content.

If you have never built an RC multirotor model before or if you have simply had trouble sourcing your own components, then we would highly recommend purchasing one of our Ready To Build kits.

It's worth briefly mentioning that we don't include any batteries, or radio systems as standard with our kits. People often reuse these parts between builds and as such they are a treated as an interchangeable item. If you don't have batteries or a radio then don't worry, we still recommend solid options for all our builds and will show you the best places to buy them (whether it be it from our own shop or somewhere else).