So I got frustrated by my larger, complete redesign of my arducoper, and instantly fell in love with brucedjones's bodgie design. I also really want to do FPV so I redesigned the way the Aeroquad board mounts to allow for an X configuration. I did this by moving the arm mounting holes out about 1mm, So you can still choose a Plus configuration if you want.
The lower platform was designed extremely quickly as burn out was starting to set in here as well.. A quick GoPro mount was added to this and I had plans to make a quick AV transmitter mount, but booleans and maya weren't cooperating...
I have just rubber banded the RC rx to one of the arms for now, but may look into a more proper way to keep it on.. Maybe an upper cage to protect electronics and constrain wires?...
I have really only flown once so far.. about 3 minutes of hovering around while mosquitoes were trying to eat me..
It oscillates a little with the 1500mah batt and I had a few hops with a 2200 and it was really unstable, so It will need some PID tuning..
FPV electronics and Gopro may make things a bit heave, esp with a 2200mah batt..
Though holding in my hand at about 2/3 throttle I was showing about 10 amps coming out of the battery, which is a bit promising.. between 1/2 to 2/3 throttle seemed to be about hover position.. again only one flight and distractions..
Aeroquad board assembly and programming is extremely straight forward.. just follow the wiki..
Though I spent 2 days thinking my sensors were bad because I didn't RTFM (RTFW?)and just looked at the pics when soldering..
Other assembly is pretty straight forward as well.. gotta love the simplicity of these things..
Organizing wires and mounting the battery is probably the trickiest part.. may need a specialized part for that eh?..
EDIT: Follow brucedjones's instructions for the power distribution board or there's a tutorial in the aeroquad wiki...