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:
Hello Dennis,Regarding the Turnigy Receiver Controlled Switch, Can I use like this way... I mean the way you showed in youtube, i will connect to the Rx instead directly to a battery. That's a 2.5mm stereo plug. Mine i s Canon 600D.…Continue
Started by Terry Mahanna in Getting Your Multirotor Airborne and Maiden Flights. Last reply by Platinum Hobbies on Monday. 11 Replies 0 Likes
Just finished first ever quad build. DJI F450 with all DJI parts...e300 motors and esc, Naza M V2 w/GPS, No extras at this point except aftermarket landing gear with accessory rails. It adds about 100 grams to the OEM landing gear.Maiden flight…Continue
I am building a new quad Dji450 frame with apm 2.5 and Turnigy motors with HK esc's. My tx is a Turnigy 9x with djt module (stock firmware)That bit is ok, but I was wondering about the rx, I bought a frsky D8IIR-PLUS but I understand this cant do…Continue
Ok so here is the probelm i can not the arduino soft ware to load and i cant get multiwii GUI to even see the flight controler. im a total newbe and any help would be greatly appreciated.Continue
I am confused after searching the web for info on how to do this (if at all) with my ESCs. Attach photos of each side. I have read that if they are amtel chip it is not possible. I cannot find anything out there that looks like mine . .Any…Continue
Hi guys, Hoping for some insight into a little problem with my Naza Lite. Here is my setup firstly: Alien 560 Quad, Naza-M Lite with GPS, Afro 30A Simon K ESC's, Turnigy Propdrive 28-30 900kv motors, 5000Mah 4S Nano-tech battery, Turnigy 9XR Tx…Continue
I just had a very bad crash, I lost one propeller and my Quadcopter took a dive from a good 200 ft. Even that I inspect and do my pre-flight every time, is almost impossible to account for a bad propeller. I'm still trying to figure out the extent…Continue
My Phantom 1.1.1 has been sitting for about a week and a half due to bad weather. I took it out today and I could tell something was not right I had trouble getting the compass to calibrate yellow/red light flashing alternately. So I recalibrated it…Continue
Started by Platinum Hobbies in Getting Your Multirotor Airborne and Maiden Flights. Last reply by Platinum Hobbies Oct 16. 4 Replies 0 Likes
Hi all,As you know I have never liked APM boards but I have 2 so thought I would try to get them air born. My issue is pitch is reversed on APM 2.6.In Mission planner it shows going the right direction, in controller it shows going in right…Continue
Hey all,I am wanting to monitor the battery cell voltages on my craft with my Taranis, but in order to do so I need the FLVSS voltage monitor. I understand that it monitors voltages etc via the balance plug, but my question is, how do I monitor all…Continue