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Have a rotorcraft that has two or more horizontal rotors?
Then you're in the right place!
Bicopters, Tricopters, Quadcopters, Pentacopters, Hexacopters, Octocopters, indeed any non-fixed-wing aircraft is very welcome here.
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Getting started with /r/Multicopter is really easy. We strongly recommend you check out some prior reading to help understand the concepts of building, maintaining, flying and working with multicopters.
Feel free to introduce yourself, look around and ask any questions you might have.
There is plenty of information scattered around various forums and references online, but we like to think we have a great consolidated starting point right here in the wiki.
- Multicopter Anatomy 101
- Terminology, Abbreviations and Acronyms
- Transmitters and Receivers
- Batteries and POWER
- Legalities of Multi's in your country
- Other advanced/optional topics
- Additional Links, recommended reading, shopping advice
You can also browse the /r/rcclassifieds sub if you want a good deal when buying, selling or trading RC gear.
Additionally, the RCGroups Classifieds are fantastic and have a very fast turnover.
"Is there a way to get feedback on my parts list?"
/r/multicopterbuilds is designed specifically for build advice and buildlogs. Well worth a read if considering a new build.
Previous Build Logs
Please contribute your build threads to the main page in the wiki
- "Normal" builds - your first bigger craft, GoPro lifter or beater craft
- Fast Multicopters & Acrobatics
- Micros - In the palm of your hand
- Special Mentions - CNC, DIY electronics and more...
Other RC Subreddits and Forums
- /r/SouthwestPodRacing (US Regional subreddit)
Other sites are great for focussed build logs, product discussions, news and RC Talk:
There are a number of rooms within the channel but just ask if you want others added. If you don't already have an invite to the channel, then go to this link: Discord Invite (chat)
Unfocussed discussions and people complaining about Reddit (but still spending all their time here) can be found in the chat over on slack: