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.
If you have any requests for parts or design ideas then post them in our forums:
Well, I bought an APM "2.8" from Banggood. I know...China! But at $48 I just couldn’t resist giving it a try to see if it would deliver. Well, as it turns out, it’s done pretty well except for one problem and a couple of little caveats. But I’ll…Continue
How's everyone doing, question ...what's transmitter and receiver will gives me the most bang for the buck. I never thought getting in to this hobby would cost so much...lol, but I really like it. Kind a in my blood now.Continue
Started by Louis Wise in Getting Your Multirotor Airborne and Maiden Flights. Last reply by Mark Nyman yesterday. 18 Replies 0 Likes
I upgraded my 3DR 2014 quad's Pixhawk software to version 3.2 and boy am I having problems. I finally have it calibrated but now it will not fly. I connect the battery and it goes through setup, finds GPS sats and gives me the Green LED. I arm it…Continue
I having trouble setting up my quad with my Taranis plus , Naza Lite, Afro 30 amp escs and sunny sky motors. Naza assistant keeps telling me to calibrate my tx before I can go on with the set up. Ive been calibrating but no luck. Help please !Continue
I'm using a cc3d atom F.C. on my blackout mini set up. I don't have any experience with open pilot or cc3d. I noticed that on the wiki page for cc3d power connection it says..."If you power the flight controller through the servo connectors…Continue
Started by Chuck Ruggles in Getting Your Multirotor Airborne and Maiden Flights. Last reply by John Cammilleri on Monday. 21 Replies 0 Likes
Hey everyone, I have been/am building a Turnigy Herculez 500 with DJI 2212 920 kv motors, ZTW 40 amp spider opto esc's, Naza Lite with gps, Flysky th9x tx and Flysky, Flysky fs R9B rx. I am able to bind tx & rx but that's all the response…Continue
I have been using my APM 2.6 for a while now. however a major problem has now arisen. Gyros and Accelerometer are not sending any data to mission planner therefore I cannot re-calibrate the accelerometer the live data shows nothing happening even…Continue
Well guys, I recently got a chinese telemetry for my APM 2.6 and it came with only USB output. It has a FTDI chip attached to the main board.I'm having trouble in finding information on how to connect it to a JY-MCU bluetooth module, as I was…Continue
Hi all.Nearly finished my tricopter with Hk frame and components.Using a Ardupilot 2.6, with power module, turnigy 9 radio and setup as per Ardu specs,ie, using only 1 pos neg and program for both input and output.Not quite sure where to go from…Continue