Well… My first quadcopter build that I’ve, for some reason, named the Gecko, isn’t coming along well. But it will come as soon as it actually works right. A list of problems:

1. It doesn’t fly for more than 3 minutes.

2. Something happened (a sudden increase in current draw from motors?) that caused it to lose power and crash. I replaced motors to slightly slower ones, but I haven’t pushed it as far as I did when it crashed yet. 

3. Even with short flight times, it uses a 700-800 mAH battery.


I am currently trying to fix these problems so I can post a build guid soon. Thanks for reading umFlight! 

Like this post? Subscribe to umFlight!

Thanks for reading!

If you want more great content delivered right to our inbox, just enter your email address below and click the follow button to subscribe to umFlight. Don't worry: as a fellow human being, I too hate spam :).

Join 24 other subscribers


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.