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

Peter Szolkowski posted a discussion

Multiwii ESC issue

I am a 66 year old newbie who has just got into the hobby of flying quad copters. I recently purchased a QAV250 quadcopter. I need to calibrate the ESCs but I don't have the original Sketch as I Have lost contact with the seller who built it for me.I am worried if I upload the "DO NOT FLY" modified Config.h file will I overwrite all the current settings of my quad. Before I dive in and make a mess of things I need the advice of the experts on this forum.I have managed to run the Multiwii.conf…See More
12 hours ago
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mike sawyer is now a member of Garage Pilots
Aug 23
Dan is now a member of Garage Pilots
Aug 21
Masato Sato is now a member of Garage Pilots
Aug 19
Michael replied to vipit wulandary's discussion compiling error
"I do not know much of anything about compiling and such, but looking at the photo you attached, I see text "Nav EKF". The APM 2.5 isn't capable of EKF functions (not enough memory or processor power, etc...). The highest version the…"
Aug 6
Anthony replied to Anthony's discussion DJI A2 and E800 DJI Propulsion System calibration
"Hi, I would like to add, I have changed the ESC connectors around on the MC. Which ever lead is put into M6 , spins faster. So I guess this rules out motor and ESC problem. Also, all firmware has been updated on everything. Cheers"
Jul 31
Anthony posted a discussion

DJI A2 and E800 DJI Propulsion System calibration

Hi Guys,I am having a problem with my hex fitted with Dji A2 and E800 DJI Propulsion System.Motor number 6 spins very fast at idle, almost at takeoff speed. When I kill the throttle motor 6 is last to stop.I have maiden the hex and apart from the fast spinning motor, all went good. Today I went to go for a fly, stated the motors and applied throttle to take off, the hex lifted into the air but banked left fast, I managed to correct the hex and gained altitude. The flight went well again and…See More
Jul 31
vipit wulandary posted a discussion

compiling error

I followed the steps in the tutorial of youtube to compile " ArduPilot ArduCopter Source Code Compile, Upload, and CLI with APM 2.5 using Arduino IDE "  but I couldn't compile it. I got tons of error when I tried to compile it what should I do? here I show the error in print screen and I attach the picture. Please help me to solve the problem related to my thesis.. I use many kinds of different personal computer to try this.. but still it doesn't work and the result is the same.. please help…See More
Jul 31
vipit wulandary is now a member of Garage Pilots
Jul 31
John Robertson replied to Robert Small's discussion DJI NAZA wont arm!!!
"Gee Jimmy, I would like to reply to you, but you dont seem to know how to capitalize letters at the beginning of your sentences. What is the plural of Naza? Nazi? He may not have dollars as his currency, and in his location it may be common to place…"
Jul 25
John Robertson is now a member of Garage Pilots
Jul 25
Vitor Dallasta posted a discussion

Ublox NEO 6M No Fix

Hello guys,I recenty bought a Ublox GPS module from DX (http://www.dx.com/p/zndiy-bry-apm-2-6-flight-controller-ublox-neo-6...). Today I was trying to configure it and get signal but it refuses to get any signal. I tried to go outside and try there (for 40 minutes) and nothing happened.Do you guys know what problem it has ou how can I…See More
Jul 24
Bill is now a member of Garage Pilots
Jul 23
Bill replied to Platinum Hobbies's discussion Multi Rotor Builds updated 8/7/14
"Here is a design I have been working on.  When I typed in acrylic landing gear your site came up. Decided to join up and see what it is all about.  This quad is designed to be two parts and modular.  I want it be interchangeable and…"
Jul 23
Bill replied to Peter Ha's discussion See-thru Glass Quadcopter!
"I did something similar with the carbon props. The quad flew through three test flights but on the fourth, the motor mounts made out of acrylic shattered and I had four carbon blade motors going off in all directions.  My conclusion was the…"
Jul 23

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Multiwii ESC calibration issue

Started by Peter Szolkowski in Multirotor Electronics 12 hours ago. 0 Replies

I am a 66 year old newbie who has just got into the hobby of flying quad copters. I recently purchased a QAV250 quadcopter. I need to calibrate the ESCs but I don't have the original Sketch as I Have lost contact with the seller who built it for…Continue

compiling error

Started by vipit wulandary in Welcome and General Multirotor Flight Discussions. Last reply by Michael Aug 6. 1 Reply

I followed the steps in the tutorial of youtube to compile " ArduPilot ArduCopter Source Code Compile, Upload, and CLI with APM 2.5 using Arduino IDE "  but I couldn't compile it. I got tons of error when I tried to compile it what should I do? here…Continue

DJI A2 and E800 DJI Propulsion System calibration

Started by Anthony in Multirotor Electronics. Last reply by Anthony Jul 31. 1 Reply

Hi Guys,I am having a problem with my hex fitted with Dji A2 and E800 DJI Propulsion System.Motor number 6 spins very fast at idle, almost at takeoff speed. When I kill the throttle motor 6 is last to stop.I have maiden the hex and apart from the…Continue

DJI NAZA wont arm!!!

Started by Robert Small in Multirotor Electronics. Last reply by John Robertson Jul 25. 19 Replies

Wow after the ordeal with the fried motors now its the NAZA LITE! It won't arm!!Anyone know if its a recoverable break down? I see a few guys on youtube have the same problem. I still have my MultiMii, can anyone point me in the right direction to…Continue

Ublox NEO 6M No Fix

Started by Vitor Dallasta in Multirotor Electronics Jul 24. 0 Replies

Hello guys,I recenty bought a Ublox GPS module from DX (…Continue

Multi Rotor Builds updated 8/7/14

Started by Platinum Hobbies in 3D Printing, Multirotor Parts Design, and Requests. Last reply by Bill Jul 23. 54 Replies

 Feel free to add your build to the comment selection below!…Continue

Tags: Skywalker, , Racng, Redcat, X-5

See-thru Glass Quadcopter!

Started by Peter Ha in Getting Your Multirotor Airborne and Maiden Flights. Last reply by Bill Jul 23. 5 Replies

Decades ago, I remember watching TV show "Wonder Woman" who flew a 'glass-airplane."…Continue

Tags: quadcopter

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

Started by Phil Sutphin in Welcome and General Multirotor Flight Discussions. Last reply by Chuck Ruggles Jul 13. 2 Replies

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

turnigy 9x and naza mlite problems

Started by dan thompson in Getting Your Multirotor Airborne and Maiden Flights. Last reply by Chuck Ruggles Jul 13. 4 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

programming bluetooth module for wireless telemetry

Started by Tim Seldon in Multirotor Electronics. Last reply by Tim Seldon Jul 6. 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

 
 
 

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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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