Starting a new hobby for a round 250 euro: Flying with Quad-copters

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I wanted to try something new and exiting so after many hours watching Youtube video’s and reading forums I decided to go for it and purchase my first Quad copter.

[caption id="" align=“alignright” width=“235”]Snapper 6 Snapper 6[/caption]

The one I selected wasn’t really 250 Euro, the quad costs around 75 but… That’s not the only thing you need if you’ve never operated an real RC tool.

There are some cheap quads that come with a transmitter to operate it but the quality from that is not really great ( maybe for a kid it’s alright but i expect a little bit more.) for a transmitter I decided to go for the FrSky X-Lite, that is a nice format to start with with all features you need to control it.

Don’t forget that you also need batteries for you transmitter, you’ll need 18500 for this one. 1 pair should be more then enough for the beginning hopefully. you also need something to charge the 18500 so I ordered a charger also.

Next I was looking for something to display my FPV feed on.

There are some cheap box goggles but after reviewing some of them I realized that those weren’t going to give me the immersion I was looking for. Therefor I decided to go for a FPV feed on my phone and start saving for a pair of real FPV goggles if I like the hobby.

Here’s the list I started with: ( now waiting for the items.. )

Item: Price:
Snapper 6/7 84,03
2x 18500 battery(for FrSky X-Lite) 8,66
FrSky Taranis X-LITE 2.4GHz 112,16
Miboxer C4 LCD Display Rapid Intelligent Li-ion/IMR/INR Battery Charger 23,28
Eachine ROTG02 UVC OTG 5.8G 150CH Diversity Audio FPV Receiver  24,15
Total in Euro: 252,28