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

chris s stephenson is now a member of Garage Pilots
Jan 11
ibuildyoufly posted a blog post

Unlimited Telemetry Using Mobile Phones 4g Network

Hope the video link below helps you guys and gals increase your options for an unlimited telemetry data link while using APM or Pixhawk.Video Tutorial allowing you to control your drone from anywhere in the world.See More
Jan 7
ibuildyoufly updated their profile
Jan 6
Louis Wise posted a discussion

Need help with CC3D set up for slow flight

    Hello and Wishing all of you a very good New Year.  I hope Dennis is around this weekend as I think he can answer this quickly. I am off learning how to build and fly a 250 quad. I started out with a Sky Hero Anakin and lost it on the first flight. It was so fast and got away from me, and after many hours of searching I have not found it.    So I'm building a NighHawk 250 quad out of spare parts I have here and need to do a lot of flying with it and build up my piloting skills. I also think…See More
Jan 1
c knight is now a member of Garage Pilots
Dec 29, 2015
tony spada posted a discussion

450 quad-cc3d-futaba 6ex

Fellas: I have a 450 Chinese quad with a Futaba 6ex tx. using open pilot cc3d. Problem I am having is, on the radio setup when it gets to the final instructions on open pilot the stick settings do not match and no matter what I try cannot get them to work. I have not tried this, the Futaba radio uses a different throttle, aleron than most radios use. Futaba says to put throttle in no. 3 pin aleron to number 1, etc. Other radios no. 1 throttle no. 2 is aleron etc. Has anyone used open pilot with…See More
Dec 26, 2015
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Dec 20, 2015
Pete Schultze commented on Dennis Baldwin's page DIY Mini Quadcopter w/ 3D Printed Frame
"The kk2.1.5 was recently 7$ at Hobbyking. For my purposes... a lot more fun than the multiwii. Very easy. Flies great. Can handle cppm. I have paired this setup with a r615x receiver an old dx5e spektrum I had laying around and the less flimsy hk…"
Dec 15, 2015
Pat Hayes commented on Dennis Baldwin's page DIY Mini Quadcopter w/ 3D Printed Frame
"Hi Guys, I have my frame printed for this build. Is there any other option for the  MultiWii Flip 1.5 Flight Controller on hobbyking as I cant find the one above. Thanks, Pat"
Dec 15, 2015
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Forum

Need help with CC3D set up for slow flight

Started by Louis Wise in Multirotor Electronics Jan 1. 0 Replies

    Hello and Wishing all of you a very good New Year.  I hope Dennis is around this weekend as I think he can answer this quickly. I am off learning how to build and fly a 250 quad. I started out with a Sky Hero Anakin and lost it on the first…Continue

450 quad-cc3d-futaba 6ex

Started by tony spada in Multirotor Electronics Dec 26, 2015. 0 Replies

Fellas: I have a 450 Chinese quad with a Futaba 6ex tx. using open pilot cc3d. Problem I am having is, on the radio setup when it gets to the final instructions on open pilot the stick settings do not match and no matter what I try cannot get them…Continue

DJI Leg Extensions Rev 4 - Another Inch for GoPro Camera Mount - Printed w/ MakerBot Replicator 2

Started by Dennis Baldwin in 3D Printing, Multirotor Parts Design, and Requests. Last reply by 3dtech Nov 24, 2015. 13 Replies

I decided to rework the design of my leg extensions based on several YouTube comments saying, "hey, can you make them longer?" Most pilots want the ability to mount their GoPro with the case and I hadn't considered that. I understand the need given…Continue

Tags: printer, extensions, 3d, f450, flamewheel

Xugong 8

Started by Michael in Welcome and General Multirotor Flight Discussions Nov 22, 2015. 0 Replies

This is going to be a fun build. Looks like the Pixhawk lite will be a tight fit, but it is going to work. Does anyone here have experience with the Xugong's? This is a Xugong8 V1 I picked up on sale over at ReadyMadeRC.…Continue

FrSky L9R sbus setup help

Started by mrock in Getting Your Multirotor Airborne and Maiden Flights. Last reply by mrock Nov 6, 2015. 8 Replies

Hello!I ran into this site looking for help on understanding how sbus works on my Disco Pro using the L9R reciever.   I've been scouring the web and Dennis Baldwin has some great…Continue

Tags: lights, L9R, taranis, sbus

HELP!!! radio problems

Started by aidan quill in Getting Your Multirotor Airborne and Maiden Flights. Last reply by Louis Wise Nov 1, 2015. 4 Replies

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

Mac USB to Crius 2.0 Board?

Started by T-10 in Multirotor Electronics Oct 29, 2015. 0 Replies

I'm struggling to program my Crius 2.0 board. Is there a Mac driver that will allow me to cable from my Mac to the micro-USB port on the board? I don't have the connectors (yet!) for the FTDI adapter.

Flight Controllers / Recommendation Please

Started by Jeff Kubacz in Welcome and General Multirotor Flight Discussions. Last reply by Ivor Nathan Oct 27, 2015. 8 Replies

I am a new guy in the Garage. Just getting into the air with my first build. I have heard both good and bad about the Turnigy 9X transmitter. I need to make my first transmitter purchase. Is the Turnigy the way to go as I get into this hobby? Thanks…Continue

QAV500 V2 Aluminum Arm Landing Gear

Started by David Bitton in 3D Printing, Multirotor Parts Design, and Requests Oct 27, 2015. 0 Replies

Dennis mentioned in one of his videos that he made his own QAV500 V2 landing gear. Does anyone know where the STL file for this is? Thanks!Continue

Walkera Devo-M and Minim OSD

Started by John in FPV Setup and Configuration. Last reply by weldas lima Oct 23, 2015. 3 Replies

Having had a look inside the Devo-m in my Walkera QRX 350 Pro and being able to Config the settings using Mission Planner, I had a thought about adding the Minim Osd to the Devo-M,  Has anyone else done this MOD?? …Continue

Tags: OSD, Mod, Minim, Devo-M, QRX350

 
 
 

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Blog Posts

Unlimited Telemetry Using Mobile Phones 4g Network

Posted by ibuildyoufly on January 7, 2016 at 12:23am 0 Comments

Hope the video link below helps you guys and gals increase your options for an unlimited telemetry data link while using APM or Pixhawk.

Video Tutorial allowing you to control your drone from anywhere in the world.

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

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