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

Jerry Monshor posted a discussion

New Aerosky questions

It has an Aerosky flight controller that is loose.  Is there an arrow or something to get it pointed in the right direction?  This thing is going to be a looong project I think!See More
1 hour ago
Danny Choate posted blog posts
7 hours ago
Profile IconVortex3d and John W Wood II joined Garage Pilots
9 hours ago
Robert Small posted a discussion

Hex frame converted into Y copter

Ok this is the start of my first "Build Log Post" But this is only a teaser Hex Frame Hobby King $19.11TowerPre MG946R Digital Servo Hobby King $9.55Turnigy 9X Hobby King $69.79Battery Buzzer Hobby King $3.65Sky Lipo 3 cel 2650 40 C Hobby Partz $28.27ZLW 40A Opto 2-6 cel ECS (3) Value Hobby $45.00 ($15.00 each)E-MAX CF2822 (3)…See More
22 hours ago
hydro psyche replied to hydro psyche's discussion Mini FPV Quad "almost" maiden flight
"I'll definitely post a build log. I just got the carbon fiber sheet I was waiting for and have the layout on some adhesive paper, almost ready to cut/drill, and will post the build log for that version. I plan to make that build even cleaner…"
yesterday
Dennis Baldwin replied to hydro psyche's discussion Mini FPV Quad "almost" maiden flight
"That thing is pretty tiny! Reminds me a bit of the Hubsan or the Ladybird. Would you mind posting some pics of it up close? Also, once you get this dialed in it would be great to see a build log on the builds page…"
yesterday
hydro psyche posted a discussion

Mini FPV Quad "almost" maiden flight

After a maiden that ended in a crash and broken props, I went back, made some repairs, and here's a video of the "almost" maiden flight.  Still need to do some tuning, but not too bad on a windy day.See More
yesterday
Alan replied to Philip Rhodes's discussion Aerosky H100
"Thanks I may try that as well."
yesterday
Philip Rhodes replied to Philip Rhodes's discussion Aerosky H100
"I think your decision to go with the NAZA was probably a very good, but expensive choice. I solved my problem by buying a MWC Flip 1.5 board. I think it was like $26.00. The original price was like 15 bucks. I added the protective case and 90 deg.…"
yesterday
Dennis Baldwin replied to Robert Small's discussion Look's can be deceiving
"It looks like you could stab someone with that front boom :)"
yesterday
Alan replied to Philip Rhodes's discussion Aerosky H100
"Ok sorry to  jump in here but did you find the fix for this.  I too got the RTF version and it flew great outta the box.  Stupid me decided to tweak it and I have some how screwed it completely up and it does the same thing with the…"
Wednesday
Alan is now a member of Garage Pilots
Tuesday
Rick replied to Rick's discussion FrSky Receivers X8R or D8R-II Plus? (Pros and Cons)
"Are the X8R2Analogs easy to install and get going Dennis? Reason I ask is because on that same link you provided for it, there is a comment from someone who purchased one saying this: "Don't buy this unless you are ready and willing to…"
Tuesday
Robert Small posted discussions
Tuesday
jimmy gray replied to jimmy gray's discussion Taranis usb programmer
"some of these videos are incomplete, the person will show/tell us 90% of the process but show 100%of the results. that is misleading. it's like trying to show someone how to make chicken soup but never show the chicken. then you see everyone…"
Tuesday
jimmy gray replied to jimmy gray's discussion Taranis usb programmer
"Dennis . that didn't help. he touched on everything other than what i needed. in companion 9x there is a little blue gear it is the third from the right. when i click on that icon i see AVRDUDE configuration. on the line that says programmer…"
Tuesday

Forum

New Aerosky questions

Started by Jerry Monshor in Getting Your Multirotor Airborne and Maiden Flights 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

It has an Aerosky flight controller that is loose.  Is there an arrow or something to get it pointed in the right direction?  This thing is going to be a looong project I think!Continue

Hex frame converted into Y copter

Started by Robert Small in Getting Your Multirotor Airborne and Maiden Flights 22 hours ago. 0 Replies

Ok this is the start of my first "Build Log Post" But this is only a teaser Hex Frame Hobby King $19.11…Continue

Mini FPV Quad "almost" maiden flight

Started by hydro psyche in Getting Your Multirotor Airborne and Maiden Flights. Last reply by hydro psyche yesterday. 2 Replies

After a maiden that ended in a crash and broken props, I went back, made some repairs, and here's a video of the "almost" maiden flight.  Still need to do some tuning, but not too bad on a windy day.Continue

Aerosky H100

Started by Philip Rhodes in Welcome and General Multirotor Flight Discussions. Last reply by Alan yesterday. 13 Replies

I had previously posted about my Aerosky H100, the post was I cannot get my quad firmware updated. I think its my connection port. But, when I try to fly my quad, it wants to dance around on the ground or stand on the front right arm.. No smooth…Continue

Look's can be deceiving

Started by Robert Small in Getting Your Multirotor Airborne and Maiden Flights. Last reply by Dennis Baldwin yesterday. 1 Reply

A sneak peak! Looks odd, weird like it shouldn't fly! OK ILL DO IT! Continue

Tags: pivot., tail, Tricopter

FrSky Receivers X8R or D8R-II Plus? (Pros and Cons)

Started by Rick in Welcome and General Multirotor Flight Discussions. Last reply by Rick on Tuesday. 2 Replies

Hello everyone.I just finished my first build DJI F450 with Naza M Lite.  Im going to be buying a Taranis X9D soon and still don't know which receiver would benefit me best.The newest FrSky X8R and the FrSky D8R-II Plus receivers are the ones I have…Continue

Tags: Taranis, X9D, FrSky, Plus, D8R-II

Tricopter tail pivot

Started by Robert Small in Getting Your Multirotor Airborne and Maiden Flights on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Ok so now that I have the Y6 in the air time for some engineering! Here we have a "Flight Test" knock off! You can use RC plane front landing gear steering parts to make the pivot. This will eventually fly with Hextronik D 4023's (4 cel) so I cut a…Continue

Tags: pivot., tail, rear, Tricopter

Taranis usb programmer

Started by jimmy gray in Welcome and General Multirotor Flight Discussions. Last reply by jimmy gray on Tuesday. 5 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

My New "Build" or maybe Unboxing is a better term

Started by Louis Wise in Welcome and General Multirotor Flight Discussions. Last reply by Platinum Hobbies on Tuesday. 3 Replies

Guys my Disco is flying great but was lonely in the basement, so I got it a friend. I can't call this a "build" report as this quad came RTF, but thought you might like to see it anyway. 3D Robotic had a close-out sale on their 2014 RTF quad a few…Continue

back flips and more

Started by jimmy gray in Welcome and General Multirotor Flight Discussions. Last reply by Platinum Hobbies on Tuesday. 11 Replies

tried to maiden my dji 550 today and i'm faced with new problems.i calibrated the gps/compass, that went well, in both gps mode and atti modei have more than 6 satellites. (no red LEDs) i arm the system, give it throttle andit backflips. i checked…Continue

 
 
 

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Blog Posts

QuadLugs Racing

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

 

Video

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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