Buying a budget 250 Quadcopter – Guide

So i finally got around to compile a list for budget 250 quad with FPV. Most of the guides available is missing out on small parts that actually costs money, it adds up. I tried to use the only 2 online stores to save money. This is everything you need to get up and running (Hopefully). Some people might question the use of the Openpilot CC3D Flight controller but the latest firmware adds great support for smaller quads. This list is for a total budget quad, if you want a faster & better quad you should check out Oscars awesome blog post here.

Hope this helps you in any way. Consider buying a Mobius HD to show off your new skills :D

For assembly:
Soldering Iron
Wire Cutter
Screw Drivers
Heat Shrink Tubing

The prices might fluctuate a little as always. Last updated 2015-01-04.

Quadcopter
Type Name Quantity Price $ Total € Total € Link
Motor DYS BE1806 2300KV 4 9.79 39.16 32.50 http://www.banggood.com/DYS-BE1806-2300KV-Brushless-Motor-2-3S-for-Mini-Multicopters-p-933192.html?p=171114712645201408MU
ESC RCX Simonk 12A 4 7.19 28.76 23.87 http://www.banggood.com/RCX-Simonk-12A-ESC-Brushless-Motor-Speed-Controller-For-Multicopter-p-938101.html?p=171114712645201408MU
Frame ZMR250 H250 250mm Glassy Carbon 1 23.89 23.89 19.83 http://www.banggood.com/ZMR250-H250-250mm-Glassy-Carbon-Mini-Quadcopter-Multicopter-Frame-Kit-p-949614.html?p=171114712645201408MU
Flight Controller OpenPilot CC3D 1 15.99 15.99 13.27 http://www.banggood.com/OpenPilot-CC3D-Flight-Controller-STM32-32-bit-Flexiport-p-937044.html?p=171114712645201408MU
Nylon Spacers 88pcs M3 Nylon White Kit 1 5.88 5.88 4.88 http://www.banggood.com/88pcs-M3-Nylon-White-M-F-Hex-Spacers-Screw-Nut-Assortment-Kit-p-944355.html?p=171114712645201408MU
Propellers Gemfan 5×3 Inch Plastic 5030 3 2.22 6.66 5.53 http://www.banggood.com/Gemfan-5×3-Inch-Plastic-5030-Propeller-CWCCW-For-240-250-Frame-p-937866.html?p=171114712645201408MU
Battery ZOP Power 11.1V 1500mAh 35C 1 11.11 11.11 9.22 http://www.banggood.com/ZOP-Power-11_1V-1500mAh-35C-Lipo-Battery-XT60-Plug-p-961321.html?p=171114712645201408MU
Power lead XT60 Male Plug 10AWG 10cm 1 2.18 2.18 1.81 http://www.banggood.com/XT60-Male-Plug-10AWG-10cm-With-Wire-p-77537.html?p=171114712645201408MU
Total 133.63 110.91
Transmitter / Reciever
Transmitter/Reciever Flysky FS-TH9XB + Reciever 1 89.55 89.55 74.33 http://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-FlySky-Upgrade-FS-TH9X-FS-TH9XB-2_4G-9CH-RC-Remote-Control-Transmitter-Mode-2-p-47904.html?p=171114712645201408MU
Total 89.55 74.33
FPV
Quanum Complete FPV Bundle 1 95.26 95.26 79.07 http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=63646&aff=1473509
Battery ZOP Power 11.1V 1500mAh 35C 1 11.11 11.11 9.22 http://www.banggood.com/ZOP-Power-11_1V-1500mAh-35C-Lipo-Battery-XT60-Plug-p-961321.html?p=171114712645201408MU
Misc Cable (RX) XT60 Male To XT60 Female Converter and JST Male Plug 1 2.99 2.99 2.48 http://www.banggood.com/XT60-Male-To-XT60-Female-Converter-and-JST-Male-Plug-p-915809.html
Misc Cable (TX) 2 x JST Connector Plug With Connect Cable For RC BEC ESC Battery 1 0.99 0.99 0.82 http://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-2-Pairs-15cm-JST-Connector-Plug-With-Connect-Cable-For-RC-BEC-ESC-Battery-p-50769.html
Total 110.35 91.59
Grand Total 333.53 276.83

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