Category: New Build Ideas

Here we can discuss more great combinations of frames and components, collaborate on new projects! Sky’s the limit on what we can build.

New “Budget”/Scalable Drone!

So I’m gathering the parts I need for a NEW drone, based on the RDQ Source One V3 frame (open source).

Starting with Mamba MK2 40A Stack, iFlight XING-E 2208 2-6s FPV Motors, and to start: that’s it! I can get this priced reasonably for an awesome, FAST, versatile drone, that you can add to it as your interests/skills develop. Start out by learning to pilot in Mode 2…move onto FPV when you’re ready by adding goggles, a VTX, camera. (Or we can do it for you!). Add GPS when you want, etc., etc.

Bottom-line: A FAST 5″ drone build for solid performance, that you can “try out” this awesome hobby of ours, without spending so much $$$ on the whole package! This will be scalable: add what you want, when you want, and we’ll build it to spec, or start w / the basics, and become a great pilot first! Whatever works!

I’ll post pictures as I build. Excited a out this one!


Fred Colclough


Autonomous Drones!

So I’ve always been interested in autonomous flight in general. Considering we’re IT professionals, that makes sense: Nothing quite like a Drone-Bot! 😉 <<– Made that up, maybe I'll use it to title one of these!

I'm going to build a few drones with IMU, GPS, for maximal stabilization to create a super fun-to-fly drone that can also go from Point A to Point B on its own! Yeah, Baby!

I'll be chatting about the components I plan to use, and notes as I build, test, re-build, etc. Oh, and the biggest factor: BUILD IT ON A BUDGET! I want something like this to be obtainable by most, so it's really gotta have a reasonable price-point.

Open to suggestions too of course! Baby steps, though: first goal is auto-hover, stabilization; easy flight. Come along for the ride!


Fred Colclough


iFlight Turbo Bee Build?


Hello All! I’m considering offering the TURBO BEE professional-build. It’s a fantastic 4″ drone that competes with the 5’ers very well. Fast & a quick response make it a force.

It’s a difficult build for non-expert soldering folks. The pads on the FC are REALLY TINY. The ESC isn’t much better. This one requires a magnifier to solder it up.

Thoughts? Anyone interested? If there’s enough interest I’ll build it. I built one several months ago, for a friend.

Keep dronin’!