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:
Been having random control issues with my naza v2.I have a discovery looking home build quad with 4 TBS ESCs, 750kv century motors with 12x6 props controlled by a 3 month old NAZA MV2. Have the newest firmware and when flying, I'm always walking…Continue
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
Does anyone have experience with AeroSky motors? They look interesting, but I can't find any published performance data or reviews on them from hobbypartz.com/XHeli.com or elsewhere. I would be interested to hear some feedback.…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
Started by aidan quill in Getting Your Multirotor Airborne and Maiden Flights. Last reply by aidan quill on Wednesday. 2 Replies 0 Likes
hello, i really need help with my quadcopter, this is my first build and i've had few troubles until now. i followed the website myfirstdrone.com and followed all of the instructions, my problem is after i finished programming the drone according to…Continue
Hi all, can someone please help?I have a QAV540G with the standard Alexmoss gimbal setup. F/C is a Pixhawk clone with an EZUHF 8ch LR RX. I've had to use one of the AUX outputs on the "Pixhawk" to manually alter the pitch of the gimbal using the…Continue
Started by Louis Wise in Getting Your Multirotor Airborne and Maiden Flights. Last reply by Phil Horner on Sunday. 26 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
built a qav 400 with a CC3D flight controller and now when I start to fly it it just flips itself end over end or to one side or the other. not really sure what to do here please help thanks.Continue
I think it might be a gps issue. I have only 3 satellites at the moment. I know I will have to setup outside but are thereparams I need to adjust to improve this?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