Having recently built an RCT800 Hexacopter from parts I have a pretty good idea of what is needed to build a Multicopter and how the parts all fit together. Check out my UAV General Parts List if you are interested in a general description of the parts you’ll need.
There are literally thousands of ways to build a Multicopter now and the list of available parts and websites can be a little daunting. It’s a good idea to start out with a purpose and or goal in mind and then build your list before buying anything. This can help you develop your desired parts list in a way to ensure success. This also lets you enter your craft specs into an online calculator tool like the XcopterCalc calculator which will point out any problems you might have and estimate your flight times.
|Naza Flight Controller and GPS||Flight Controller||1|
|HP4215 630KV 24N18P Multicopter Brushless Motor||Motors||6|
|DJI Opto 30 ESC||ESC||6|
|13×6.5″ Carbon Fiber CW CCW Propellers (6pcs)||Props||1|
|DJT – FrSky DF 2.4Ghz Combo Pack for JR||Receiver||1|
|ZIPPY Compact 3700mAh 3S 35C Lipo Pack||Battery||1|
|Various LEDs||Lighting and Orientation – Blue, Red, Green||1|
|Turnigy Receiver Switch||LED switch||2|
|Not on board Heli|
|Turnigy 9XR Transmitter Mode 2||Transmitter||1|
|DJT – FrSky DF 2.4Ghz Combo Pack for JR||Trasmitter Module||1|
|Turnigy 9xr Battery||Transmitter Battery||1|
|ZIPPY Compact 3700mAh 3S 35C Lipo Pack||Backup Battery||1|
|B6AC – IMAX B6-AC Charger/Discharger 1-6 Cells||Charger||1|
|Connectors||Connectors 3.5 bullet||6|
|Connectors||XT90 connectors for battery||6|
|Parallel Battery Wiring Harness- build or buy||allows two batteries to be used at once||1|
**the list above produces a Hexacopter with great flight control and performance characteristics however I am not necessarily recommending these parts. This was a relatively expensive build and some parts such as the RC Timer 630KV motors have performed a little more poorly than expected (these motors have great performance but terrible prop mounts which introduce vibration into your aircraft).