Posted 20141010

I've recently modified my first FrankenQuad (aka Dori-bird), swapping out the Ladybird V2 flight controller for a Blade Nano QX board.

Parts List:

  • Flight Controller: Blade Nano QX
  • Frame: Walkera QR Infra X
  • Motors/Booms: Heli-Max 1SQ
  • Canopy: Heli-Max 1SQ
  • Battery: Walkera QR Infra X 600mAh lipo
  • Propellers: Hubsan X4 or Heli-Max 1SQ

Motor leads had to be reversed for correct prop rotation. Hubsan X4 props are nice for their resilience after a crash, but they tend to pop off these motors during flight so I've been using stock 1SQs. The quadcopter is a bit sluggish now possibly due to the flight controller being tuned for much less weight. It requires some extra throttle when turning hard or doing pirouettes to maintain altitude.