Welcome to Garage Pilots!

Garage Pilots is a community site dedicated to amateur pilots of multirotor aircraft.  "Multirotor aircraft" include builds of all shapes and sizes: drones, quadcopters, hexacopters, and any copter configuration you can think of.

Our goal is to make getting into this hobby dead simple and hopefully provide a network of like-minded individuals that you can share ideas with, bounce ideas off of, and most importantly, learn from.

We encourage you to sign up and share you build logs through blog posts, participate in the forums by posting and answering questions, or just browse our community at your leisure. We are all "Garage Pilots" at heart and hope you join us on this incredible journey.

***** UPDATE *****

Check out our new GitHub project for 3D printed designs. Our goal with this project is to design useful parts & mods for the multirotor community. We believe in designing quality parts that can be printed and sourced locally instead of ordering from China! If you're interested in contributing then sign up for a free GitHub account and follow the project. 

https://github.com/dbaldwin/garagepilots

If you have any requests for parts or design ideas then post them in our forums:

http://garagepilots.com/forum/categories/3d-printing-multirotor-parts-design-and-requests/listForCategory

Latest Activity

Monte Olsen replied to Platinum Hobbies's discussion Multi Rotor Builds
"By the way they look really good. I would like to buy American where possible. It's nice to see you doing great work. "
47 minutes ago
Monte Olsen replied to Platinum Hobbies's discussion Multi Rotor Builds
"Carbon fiber would be great, but what would that do to cost? "
49 minutes ago
Profile IconSteve Roberts, Monte Olsen, Skywalker and 1 more joined Garage Pilots
1 hour ago
jimmy gray replied to Radcolt's discussion Newbie question for adding future FPV
"Riverbank Park fly over. DJI F550 hexacopter FPV: http://youtu.be/xV0l4XNDkOM Have a look"
9 hours ago
jimmy gray replied to Radcolt's discussion Newbie question for adding future FPV
"I bought mine because I like how it fit my friend's dji 550 frame. His gimbal & gopro balances perfect on without modification."
9 hours ago
Radcolt replied to Radcolt's discussion Newbie question for adding future FPV
"http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mchaplin/media/11-3-2013/DSC02578.jpg.html Here you go. So what do you think of your landing gear? I was about to order it off Amazon until I saw all of the negative reviews. Then I went to other RC sites with the…"
10 hours ago
jimmy gray replied to Radcolt's discussion Newbie question for adding future FPV
"Can you post the links?"
10 hours ago
jimmy gray replied to Radcolt's discussion Newbie question for adding future FPV
"Hmmmmm...I'll have to see the pics"
10 hours ago
Radcolt replied to Radcolt's discussion Newbie question for adding future FPV
"One person thought the landing gear was too floppy and the camera vibrated too much for video. They took thin guy wire (looked like fishing line to me) and wrapped it around the front of each landing gear and the mount. They did the same thing for…"
11 hours ago
jimmy gray replied to Radcolt's discussion Newbie question for adding future FPV
"Radcolt, you said that some people modified the landing skids like the one i have. How did they modify the kit?"
11 hours ago
Platinum Hobbies replied to Radcolt's discussion Newbie question for adding future FPV
"Yes I do you do not want that camera gimbal that close to the ground. Wet grass high grass rocks and so on will defiantly get in the way of the gimbal."
12 hours ago
Radcolt replied to Radcolt's discussion Newbie question for adding future FPV
"Chris, I am not sure if you saw my post above, but ATG skid that Jimmy is using has a lot of mixed reviews on multiple sites (most are negative). I plan to wait for the H3-3D gimbal. I like the idea of putting the struts on the frame arms. I have a…"
12 hours ago
Platinum Hobbies replied to Radcolt's discussion Newbie question for adding future FPV
"If you are going to go with DJI gimbal and not a full on landing gear like Jimmy has then I suggest to go with the DJI plastic landing gear it has 6 inch of clearance."
13 hours ago
jimmy gray replied to Radcolt's discussion Newbie question for adding future FPV
"With the one i have a second battery can go at the back. There's 2 "trays" that come with it"
13 hours ago
Radcolt replied to Radcolt's discussion Newbie question for adding future FPV
"How much clearance between the gimbal and ground with the 3.25" struts? I like this idea because it frees up my bottom plate to mount stuff underneath. I am not sure where I am going to add a second battery, video tx, mini OSD with my current…"
13 hours ago
Platinum Hobbies replied to Radcolt's discussion Newbie question for adding future FPV
"Correct the one you have is not the one he has is I think! Good info on not being hard to balance never dealt with that one but I have seen it on ebay as well."
13 hours ago

Forum

Multi Rotor Builds

Started by Platinum Hobbies in 3D Printing, Multirotor Parts Design, and Requests. Last reply by Monte Olsen 47 minutes ago. 49 Replies

I have been interested in building frames,gimbals and ground stations for a…Continue

Tags: prototype, quadcopter, Aluminum

Newbie question for adding future FPV

Started by Radcolt in FPV Setup and Configuration. Last reply by jimmy gray 9 hours ago. 50 Replies

I came accross the link to this site from one of Dennis Baldwin's youtube videos.  I am still waiting on the last few items to start my quadcopter build (shipping from China is slow).  After reading several blogs, forums, youtube videos over the…Continue

Fatshark Goggles

Started by Platinum Hobbies in For sale, trade, and deals. Last reply by Platinum Hobbies 13 hours ago. 2 Replies

Fatshark has been added to the store now!…Continue

Tags: FPV, fatshark

Willing to 3d print parts for dji f450 parts!

Started by Benjamin Tovar in For sale, trade, and deals 21 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hello! I am really wanting to get into this hobby more but money is a little tight as of now. I do have a 3d printer though and will print parts for you if you provide me with the .STL and what it is that you have to offer. I am pretty much looking…Continue

Willing to 3d print parts for dji f450 parts!

Started by Benjamin Tovar in 3D Printing, Multirotor Parts Design, and Requests 21 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hello! I am really wanting to get into this hobby more but money is a little tight as of now. I do have a 3d printer though and will print parts for you if you provide me with the .STL and what it is that you have to offer. I am pretty much looking…Continue

Tags: printing, multirotor, 3d, f450, quad

Walkera Devo-M and Minim OSD

Started by John in FPV Setup and Configuration yesterday. 0 Replies

Having had a look inside the Devo-m in my Walkera QRX 350 Pro and being able to Config the settings using Mission Planner, I had a thought about adding the Minim Osd to the Devo-M,  Has anyone else done this MOD?? …Continue

Tags: OSD, Mod, Minim, Devo-M, QRX350

NAZA Force Failsafe with FlySky 9x

Started by Robert Graham in Multirotor Electronics yesterday. 0 Replies

Hello guys, I hope you can help me out.I had been having problems with flyaways with NAZA version 4.02, the only thing that saved the day was switching to manual mode. I've now returned to version 3.16 and haven't had any more flyaway problems but…Continue

Looking for another FC have the NAZA and KK2.1 now BUT!!

Started by Bear Cubb in Multirotor Electronics. Last reply by Platinum Hobbies on Monday. 13 Replies

Hello new to this forum and just wanted to ask what most out here think for another flight controller, I have a few Phantoms and Dji 550s now but Im not happy and to be truthful scared shitless that one day there going to fly off and me loose them…Continue

Just joined. Looking for some advice

Started by John Gaither in Gimbals, Aerial Video and Photography. Last reply by John Gaither on Monday. 2 Replies

I recently purchased a Phantom 2 and have been practicing flying it without any optional equipment.  My real reason for getting it is to enter into aerial photography and video.So - I also have purchased and (finally) have on hand:Zenmuse H3-3D…Continue

No image from GoPro HERO2

Started by Paul in FPV Setup and Configuration. Last reply by Jonathan on Monday. 17 Replies

Hallo all,I am totaly new at FPV and i'm having an issue on my GoPro signal.When I connect everything with a Sony camera, all is working fine (image "KK copter FPV Sony")But when I connect the GoPro (image "KK2 copter FPV GoPro HERO2") there is…Continue

Tags: Gopro

 
 
 

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QuadLugs Racing

Posted by Danny Choate on April 17, 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

 

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QuadLugs Mini Easy H

Posted by Danny Choate on April 17, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

QuadLugs Mini Easy H - coming mid to late summer - but  the Corner Leg Lugs can be 3D Printed now.

  quadlugs.com - Gallery - STL Files

 QuadLugs Mini H - video

build and flight videos coming soon

QuadLugs Easy H

Posted by Danny Choate on April 17, 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments

QuadLugs Easy H  - our production parts will be available in mid to late summer - but you can 3D Print the Corner Leg Lugs now.

Super easy to build - fly's great

quadlugs.com - Gallery - STL Files

QuadLugs Easy H - Build Video

QuadLugs Easy H - Flight Video…

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APM wont connect

Posted by dave north on April 12, 2014 at 9:29am 1 Comment

hi  could you help me please.I am trying to connect my APM 2.6 to mission planner.i have selected correct com port.it will download firmware.but when i try to connect to mavlink,it stoped at "got param RC6-TRIM".i figuered that one out by pluging in my gps + compass.but now it keeps stopping at," got param RC10-TRIM". i have tried hundreds of times to connect.but no joy.Hope you can HELP…

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