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

Louis Wise and Brian Martin are now friends
12 hours ago
Brian Martin posted a blog post

Modified H-quad Design Continued...(second flight)

Hey guys this is just an update to my progress with the modified h-quad design.  So far she flies beautifully, very stable and responsive.  I set up my controller to adjust the gains in flight and i will try to experiment tomorrow if i have time.Check out this video of the h-frame in flight!!!http://youtu.be/rDb2Ptb5rBEBelow are some pictures of the thermal characteristics of the quad after a flight.…See More
18 hours ago
Brian Martin commented on Brian Martin's blog post Custom Modified H-quad Design
"Hey guys thanks for the compliments.  I will be doing a complete build breakdown soon, but I'm still in the process of trying to characterize the flight dynamics and fine tune the gains.  The flight controller is a NAZA V2 and the…"
yesterday
Louis Wise commented on Brian Martin's blog post Custom Modified H-quad Design
"Brain, I really like it, tell us more about the quad. What flight controller, is the frame custom or modified from an off the shelf one? Like the rails, they must be great for setting the CG. I have the same gimbal in my quad I think (Tarot T-2D…"
yesterday
jason cameron left a comment for Brian Martin
"Thats awesome nice job"
Saturday
Profile Iconjason cameron and meme joined Garage Pilots
Saturday
Luke Aventino commented on Brian Martin's blog post Custom Modified H-quad Design
"Looks fantastic! Love it!"
Friday
Luke Aventino commented on Luke Aventino's blog post A close look at the MINION - Mini H QUad
Friday
Luke Aventino posted a blog post

A close look at the MINION - Mini H QUad

Hey guys,I just wanted to share a video showing a Minion build.Mini quads are undeniably a trend and this is a great option if you are looking into quad racing and flying into tight spots.I hope you enjoy!Luke See More
Friday
Jeff Kubacz commented on Jeff Kubacz's blog post New Hex build with KK2.1.5
"Hey Jerry, Thanks for checking in with me. Sorry for the delay. I have been overwhelmed with work and put this project on the back burner. I redid the engine rotation on the Hex and made sure it was the same as the KK2. Also, I redid the…"
Friday
meme posted blog posts
Friday
Jerry Monshor commented on Jeff Kubacz's blog post New Hex build with KK2.1.5
"Any Luck?"
Thursday
Brian Martin posted a blog post

Custom Modified H-quad Design

Hey guys i just finished up my custom quad build.  Let me know if you are interested and i will post a complete build blog.  Maiden flight went great!  Now i just need to fine tune the gains, and better characterize the flight dynamics.…See More
Thursday
Brian Martin updated their profile
Thursday
Profile IconBrian Martin and David D joined Garage Pilots
Thursday
David D posted a discussion

Issues with Aerosky H100

Hi guys! I am a new quad pilot and I need some help. I posted this over at rcdiscuss.com and haven't had any luck getting some help.I bought an H100 RTF and had the same flip to the back left issue as others. After reading numerous forum posts and watching a few videos, I attempted to check everything out. Rotor blades on correctly...check, blades spinning the correct direction...check, controller settings...check, everything is wired to the correct place and not reversed...check, calibrate…See More
Wednesday

Forum

Issues with Aerosky H100

Started by David D in Welcome and General Multirotor Flight Discussions on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Hi guys! I am a new quad pilot and I need some help. I posted this over at rcdiscuss.com and haven't had any luck getting some help.I bought an H100 RTF and had the same flip to the back left issue as others. After reading numerous forum posts and…Continue

Turnigy 9x and Whitespy Flip 1.5

Started by Cole Haddad in Multirotor Electronics. Last reply by Dennis Baldwin Sep 14. 3 Replies

Hello, I recently got my Flip 1.5 in the mail to replace my KK2 FC. I am trying to set up the board but I cannot arm my board. I have been into the MultiWiiConf configuration and it does not show any movement from my sticks. I have tried looking up…Continue

Be Aware

Started by Rich Wilson in Welcome and General Multirotor Flight Discussions. Last reply by Dennis Baldwin Sep 14. 2 Replies

  Garagepilots users BE AWARE there is a person under the name of Mrs. Stella Kwale is Phishing for victims using the Jawa Earthquake Scam. These people are not to be trusted. Just look it up on any reputable search engine. Beware of…Continue

Tags: paradise, in, Fraud

Drone repairs

Started by Kevin isaacs in FPV Setup and Configuration Sep 14. 0 Replies

Hey my name is Kevin I just wane know do you guys do repairs on dji phantom drones I have 3 that needs sum work dun to them and if so can you pls. Let me know thanks

Introducing Dronetrotter.com

Started by Dronetrotter.com in Gimbals, Aerial Video and Photography. Last reply by Dronetrotter.com Sep 11. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,I just recently joined the forum and am already looking forward to some great discussions with you guys.I am the founder of Dronetrotter.com (…Continue

need help with naza m 2 and turnigy 9x with open 9x FW

Started by jimmy gray in Welcome and General Multirotor Flight Discussions. Last reply by jimmy gray Aug 30. 10 Replies

i am setting up the naza m v2 with the turnigy 9x/frsky module on my dji f550.so far i have been able to assign the only 3 position switch to atti, gps and failsafe. now i am faced with a stumbling block. to enable ioc, course lock and home lock…Continue

APM 2.5 Hexa problems

Started by Mario Andres Ulloa Figueroa in Multirotor Electronics. Last reply by Mario Andres Ulloa Figueroa Aug 28. 5 Replies

Hi everyone, i'm building up a Hexacopter with a APM 2.5, ESC turnigy trust 45A SBEC, motors Rimfire .25, RC futaba T10chg 2.4g fasst and a Reciever Orange RX fasst. frame is Tarot FY 680.My problem is with the calibration of the ESC, i found a…Continue

Newbie struggling to get his Naza lite to accept manual mode for calibration?

Started by David Tarry in Welcome and General Multirotor Flight Discussions. Last reply by Platinum Hobbies Aug 24. 30 Replies

Hi I am new to the hobby and have a TBS discovery (Ebay) with a Turnigy TGY9X and would like to know how to calibrate the compass. I have the system on my mac and can toggle the modes between GPS, Atti and Failsafe though cannot change failsafe to…Continue

APM 2.5 compass question

Started by Jeff Kubacz in Welcome and General Multirotor Flight Discussions. Last reply by Michael Aug 21. 7 Replies

If I understand correctly the APM 2.5 has a built in compass. The APM 2.6 uses an external compass to help keep the compass away from electrical interference. Is it possible to disable the internal compass on the APM 2.5 and plug in an external…Continue

expert help required for quad

Started by john nazareth in Welcome and General Multirotor Flight Discussions Aug 19. 0 Replies

Hi i new into quad , after spending almost 4 months learning here invested into 2nd hand quad from rcindia itselfthe following is already done 450 framehobby king 30amp esc. turnigy D2836 motors10 x 5 props2200mah 11.1 lipoamp 2.5…Continue

 
 
 

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Blog Posts

Modified H-quad Design Continued...(second flight)

Posted by Brian Martin on September 21, 2014 at 1:43am 0 Comments

Hey guys this is just an update to my progress with the modified h-quad design.  So far she flies beautifully, very stable and responsive.  I set up my controller to adjust the gains in flight and i will try to experiment tomorrow if i have time.

Check out this video of the h-frame in flight!!!

http://youtu.be/rDb2Ptb5rBE

Below are some pictures of the thermal characteristics of the quad after a flight.…

Continue

A close look at the MINION - Mini H QUad

Posted by Luke Aventino on September 19, 2014 at 3:21pm 1 Comment

Hey guys,

I just wanted to share a video showing a Minion build.

Mini quads are undeniably a trend and this is a great option if you are looking into quad racing and flying into tight spots.

I hope you…

Continue

El español Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha YZR M 1) ha conseguido en el circuito de Misano Adriático su

Posted by meme on September 18, 2014 at 9:32pm 0 Comments

El español Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha YZR M 1) ha conseguido en el circuito de Misano Adriático su mejor resultado de la temporada al ser el más rápido en la segunda y última clasificación oficial para el Gran Premio de San Marino de MotoGP. [GP de San Marino en vivo, domingo 11:00h. en RTVE.es].

camiseta real madrid 2015 Lorenzo es el tercer piloto que rompe la…

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El español Roberto Bautista Agut ha conseguido este viernes una fácil victoria sobre el brasileño

Posted by meme on September 18, 2014 at 9:31pm 0 Comments

El español Roberto Bautista Agut ha conseguido este viernes una fácil victoria sobre el brasileño Rogerio Dutra Silva que adelantaba a España en la eliminatoria por la Copa Davis disputada en el Gimnasio Ibirapuera de Sao Paulo. [Copa Davis: Brasil - España en directo, sábado 19:45h. en TdP y RTVE.es].

Poco ha durado la alegría, ya que Thomaz Bellucci se ha impuesto a Pablo Andújar en el segundo encuentro de la serie, tras remontar al español una desventaja de dos sets.

El…

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