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

Phil Sutphin replied to Phil Sutphin's discussion DJI 450 Build... Insane Vibration, need some advice
"Having gotten ZERO feedback from this forum, I turned to DJI Product support.  I spoke to a nice guy today (after waiting on hold for 30+ minutes) and he sent me a shipping label to box and send it to them to take a look at.  Bummer is the…"
19 hours ago
Tim Seldon replied to Tim Seldon's discussion programming bluetooth module for wireless telemetry
"ok, i finally got it able to program. i ended up having to turn off my firewall and then i was able to make the necessary changes to the module. now i have another problem, i can get droidplanner to connect but i dont receive any data back from the…"
22 hours ago
dan thompson replied to dan thompson's discussion turnigy 9x and naza mlite problems
"Please help me. I have a DJI Naza M Lite the led module blinks red, green and yellow - red, green and yellow, then green four times, and then it flashes fast yellow, and keeps flashing this way "
yesterday
Phil Sutphin posted a status
"Apparently, all the Garage Pilots took the weekend off... :("
yesterday
dan thompson replied to dan thompson's discussion turnigy 9x and naza mlite problems
"Hello Phil thanks for the feedback I am going to look at the 2 sites you suggested.  at this point i am ready to pull my hair out.  but of course will keep trying to get it to fly. Dan"
yesterday
Louis Wise posted a discussion

Starting new Quad build

Guys, after building a TBS Decovery and buying a 3DR quad I wanted to move up to a mid-size quad. So I'm starting a new build of a Sky Hero Spyder 850. I purchased the combo kit with frame, ESCs and motors. I'm flying it with a NAZA V2 on a 6000 mAh S6. I'll report as this goes together and know I'll need help from the folks here.
Sunday
Phil Sutphin replied to dan thompson's discussion turnigy 9x and naza mlite problems
"Hey Dan, I'm no expert on this by any means, but I believe the issue could be with the U Port connection on your flight controller and what is coming to it from the Turnigy Receiver (should be either 5 or 6 depending on what you…"
Friday
dan thompson posted a discussion

turnigy 9x and naza mlite problems

Hello Guysthis is my first post and i am new to building quads.  I was hoping to pick you brains and ask why i am getting a flashing yellow/orange light from my naza unit.  I have tried everything I can think of and thought of asking for help. DanSee More
Friday
dan thompson is now a member of Garage Pilots
Friday
Phil Sutphin posted a discussion

DJI 450 Build... Insane Vibration, need some advice

So, I purchased:DJI F450 Frame KitDJI E320 Tuned Propulsion System DJI Naza M Lite Flight Control SystemDJI DT7 & DR16 RC SystemTurnigy 5000mAH 3S Lippo Battery (Invested in 3 to be able to get some flying time)"China" Gimbal for my brand new GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition my sons got me for Father's DayYosoo® FPV Anti-vibration Multifunction Landing Skid KitPlus a few other assorted items for FPV (5.8ghz RC305, etc...)I have spent the last few days putting it all together, scouring the…See More
Friday
Spencer Williams posted a status
"I'm baaaaack....."
Thursday
JL commented on Dennis Baldwin's page Ashley Leung's Talon Hexacopter
"Great work done Ashley! Could you please tell what motors and ESCs you used with the Tarot 650 Quad?"
Jun 29
JL is now a member of Garage Pilots
Jun 29
JL liked Dennis Baldwin's page Ashley Leung's Talon Hexacopter
Jun 29
Charlie replied to jimmy gray's discussion Taranis usb programmer
"I am having the same problem with my turnigy 9x. Will this work? I am just using a mini sub cable and not one of those programmer things. Is it the same procedure?"
Jun 28
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DJI 450 Build... Insane Vibration, need some advice

Started by Phil Sutphin in Welcome and General Multirotor Flight Discussions. Last reply by Phil Sutphin 19 hours ago. 1 Reply

So, I purchased:DJI F450 Frame KitDJI E320 Tuned Propulsion System DJI Naza M Lite Flight Control SystemDJI DT7 & DR16 RC SystemTurnigy 5000mAH 3S Lippo Battery (Invested in 3 to be able to get some flying time)"China" Gimbal for my brand new…Continue

programming bluetooth module for wireless telemetry

Started by Tim Seldon in Multirotor Electronics. Last reply by Tim Seldon 22 hours ago. 8 Replies

hey everyone! i am trying to configure my bluetooth module (HC06) to work with my 3dr telemetry radio on my tablet. i have seen Dennis's videos on how to set everything up and configure it, but for some reason i cant get it to connect to my macbook…Continue

turnigy 9x and naza mlite problems

Started by dan thompson in Getting Your Multirotor Airborne and Maiden Flights. Last reply by dan thompson yesterday. 3 Replies

Hello Guysthis is my first post and i am new to building quads.  I was hoping to pick you brains and ask why i am getting a flashing yellow/orange light from my naza unit.  I have tried everything I can think of and thought of asking for help. DanContinue

Starting new Quad build

Started by Louis Wise in Getting Your Multirotor Airborne and Maiden Flights on Sunday. 0 Replies

Guys, after building a TBS Decovery and buying a 3DR quad I wanted to move up to a mid-size quad. So I'm starting a new build of a Sky Hero Spyder 850. I purchased the combo kit with frame, ESCs and motors. I'm flying it with a NAZA V2 on a 6000 mAh…Continue

Taranis usb programmer

Started by jimmy gray in Welcome and General Multirotor Flight Discussions. Last reply by Charlie Jun 28. 19 Replies

 i need a little help.which is the correct USB programmer for the taranis.i seem to be selecting the wrong one each time and i get this message .Started AVRDUDEC:/Program Files (x86)/companion9x/avrdude.exe -c usbasp -p m2560 -U…Continue

Pixhawk FC Randomly Descends to the Ground Every Minute

Started by Darren Lee in Getting Your Multirotor Airborne and Maiden Flights. Last reply by Darren Lee Jun 14. 1 Reply

     I am the pilot for a video production company, and they just had an F450 custom built.  The first time I flew it, an arm broke off at the motor mount and it crashed to the ground, after take-off, breaking the GPS mount and 2 of the 12" props…Continue

APM Slow Throttle Response

Started by Steve B in Welcome and General Multirotor Flight Discussions Jun 13. 0 Replies

My APM 2.6 with turnigy 9x has a slow throttle response on GPS and Altitude but responds fine on stabilze, any thoughts?Continue

Naza Lite spontaineous flips

Started by Chuck Ruggles in Multirotor Electronics Jun 3. 0 Replies

I have a QAV400 build with Naza lite, Sunny Sky 2212 1400, 8X45 & 4s. A SpektrumDX6 TX. I have the Ailereron channel mixed with yaw at 75%. The quad will flip spontaineously, the last time it was in a hover with no stick input other than…Continue

A few random questions about Pixhawk, surveying and electronics

Started by Derrick W in FPV Setup and Configuration. Last reply by Derrick W Jun 1. 1 Reply

Good Morning,I know that I have about 46 and a half random questions, but I can only remember a few off the top of my head, so this may be an ongoing thread. I don't want to bombard Dennis' youtube channel with unrelated questions, so I just…Continue

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DIY FPV Goggles

Posted by Hampus on June 25, 2015 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Decided to build my own FPV goggles:

https://www.flickr.com/…/hampusjagel…/sets/72157654631765709

Will post images of the final thing when finished. I wanted them to be portable and easy to pack into something small (will bring on some hikes and stuff) so focus was small package. Any feedback is appreciated!…

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Finally working...

Posted by Ivor Nathan on May 24, 2015 at 5:13pm 0 Comments

Hi Louis, thought I'd give you an update. Got it all working yesterday. Finally twigged, upload software to ground station, can't fire up 57600 until software is loaded, doh!

Some fine tuning needed. Having a few compass issues. Will use that other compass you suggested to isolate interferance issues. 
Will let you know how I go.

thks Louis

Trying to upgrade aranis firmware using a mac

Posted by Gareth Love on May 17, 2015 at 4:43am 0 Comments

Trying to upgrade the software on my taranis from the stock firmware.  

Keep getting: No DFU capable USB device found dfu-util 0.7.  

I have installed the dfu-util file on my mac...any tips anyone?  Thanks!  

Gareth

Flying at Stone Mountain

Posted by Regzgz on May 14, 2015 at 8:41am 0 Comments

I was over at Stone Mountain lat week and manage to get some good video,


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F02t9eQtWH8

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