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).
Part 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.
- 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.
Total Weight So Far: 5g
Part Cost: $24.44
Total Spent So Far: $24.44