Thanks to everyone who made today's meetup possible.
NOVA labs was very generous to let us use their facility and I had a great time. My HT-FPV quad is now up-and-running smoothly and I did my maiden flight on it at a park just up the road from NOVA labs. Thanks especially to Chris for sharing his knowledge and time.
2 · March 16
You'll need at minimum a soldering iron (and related items such as flux, solder, and soldering jig/helping-hands/vice etc), a hobby knife, a 2mm hex screwdriver, and a laptop running Windows. For those who purchased the blue (2212 motors) you might also want an 8mm hex wrench to fasten the propellers on.
You can get an idea of the build process here:
0 · March 4
The kits are almost complete, I'm just waiting for batteries and the 3DR air modules.
I'm really happy with the kit myself, I've built at least 6 quads using the kit design for myself. It is very flexible and repairs are a snap. It is pretty resilient, the main thing that you might want to stock up on is extra arms and propellers. I will open a 4th group buy the day after the build party so you can obtain extra parts if you need.
There will be several people at the build party to assist others and we've built up expertise to the point where you should definitely be able to come away with a working quadcopter or hexacopter =)
2 · March 3
The group buy orders have been made!
However, all of our suppliers are out of stock of the 3DR telemetry air modules (both RCTimer and 3DRobotics are out of stock of that part) so we'll have to wait on those.
Batteries and battery chargers are coming in slowly, maybe 3 weeks due to stock availability. However, everything else should be in within 2 weeks.
I will notify each of you when your order is complete and ready for pick up, or you can wait until the build party to pick up your parts as well.
0 · February 20