DJI Flame Wheel 550 Hex
The DJI Flamewheel multicopter kits are a cheap, robust basis for a PX4-powered quadrotor. As they are very popular, parts and clones are widely and cheaply available.
DJI F550 Parameters
These PX4 autopilot parts are required:
One of these frame sets is required:
- 1x Frame set: Genuine DJI Flame Wheel 550, e.g. F550 Kit (Eflight.ch).
- 6x Motor controllers: SK-30A SimonK Firmware brushless speed controller (RC Timer Shop)
Bench testing of the DJI ESCs has been completed successfully, flight tests following shortly. This means you can also purchase the ARF kits which include frame, DJI ESCs and DJI motors:
- 1x Frame set: Genuine DJI Flame Wheel 550 ARF Kit, e.g. ARF link (EFlight.ch)
- Propellers: EPP1045 propellers in CW/CCW pairs. Buy more than 4 total, as waiting for replacements can be tedious. Avoid carbon fibre propellers as they can be extremely dangerous when handling or tuning your quad. e.g. RCTimer 10x4.7 12-pair multi-pack.
- 2200 mAh LiPo batteries, suitable for at least 30A discharge. It is best to buy several of the same battery in order to keep the copter weight constant when changing batteries.