The designer of this quad gives a list of suggested electronics which I used as a guide.
Our parts list is as follows:
Four AX-2810Q 750Kv Brushless Quadcopter Motors - $20.85 each
Three pairs of 10x5E carbon fiber props - $8.05 per pair
(the motors on a quadcopter spin in opposite directions to balance out torque. Two of them spin clockwise, 2 counterclockwise. This is why props come in pairs when you buy them, one spins one way, and one the other way. We bought a third pair to have an extra set just in case)
Four Turnigy Plush 40 amp electronic speed controllers - $22.20 each
(Speed controllers vary the amount of current sent to the motors, based on signals received from the flight controller)
Hobbyking KK2 1.5 flight control board with LCD - $29.99
(The "brain" of the quad. This will accept signals from the radio and drive the motors accordingly.)
|KK2 flight controller|
Turnigy 9x 9 channel transmitter with 8 channel receiver for controlling the quad - $69.97
Four Hobbyking cool looking blue flashing strobes - $3.42 each
Electronics total = $384.52
All I need now to start really getting things together is a few minor (but crucial) items like connectors to build the wiring harness, some basic hardware to hold everything together, and of course to re-print the frame. I hope to pick up the parts locally this weekend. And at least crank out a few frame parts over the next day or two.