DIY: Building a Mini (220mm) Quadcopter Part 1 – Flight Controller

Thanks to Steve and his mini quadcopter FPV videos — I’m going to build one for myself!  Over the next few weeks/months, I will be chronicling my adventures of selecting and sourcing parts for the copter (with Steve’s input/help).

naze-32Part I. Selecting the Flight Controller

There are many different types of flight controllers — Steve, suggested I go with the Acro Naze 32 because it’s one of the best available for the price.  This makes the Acro Naze 32 the first component ordered for my new quadcopter.

Specs:

  • STM32F103CBT6 32-bit ARM Cortex M3 processor (72MHz, 3.3V)
  • Invensense MPU6050 MEMS accelerometer + gyro
  • Built-in Micro-USB for programming/firmware update
  • 36x36mm size, ~5 gram weight w/o headers
  • Made in JAPAN

Available from AbuseMark and Mutirotor Superstore.

Weight: 5g
Total Weight So Far: 5g

Part Cost: $24.44
Total Spent So Far: $24.44

PART 2: DIY: Building a Mini (220mm) Quadcopter – Minim OSD v1.1


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