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RandomData Drone (RaDD)

RandomData is going to build a drone, for ethical use off course. Just to discover the possibilities of a Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) and to get some knowledge on this subject.


We held a brainstorm session for our own space drone. The RandomData Drone (Radd). We first made a list about the possibilities what we could do with the RaDD.

  • Automatic burgular system, hovers around your home when home alarm is activated, and take's pictures of suspicious cars and people.
  • Wifi deploy, a mobile Wifi AP.
  • Warflying, some Wifi harvesting.
  • Cloudpoint images, make a 3D image of the city.
  • Operation doorbell, 433 MHz hacking drone.
  • T.V.DroneGone, a universal flying t.v. switch off.


The decision is made to make a multicopter platform. By building the platform with the modularity in mind, it will be possible to easily change payloads. Therefor it can be used in different projects. Ardillo makes a list with the possible parts. This list is just a guideline to get a grip on the expense.

Parts list

The parts are selected from www.hobbyking.com, with the price in mind. As warehouse it is possible to select the dutch warehouse, but they are a bit more expensive. So therefor we used the global warehouse for making the list below.

amount what url price total
1 Q450 frame - integr. PCB Q450_Glass_Fiber_Quad $11.98 $11.98
4 1275kv Turnigy motors Turnigy_Aerodrive_SK3_2822_1275_Brushless_Outrunner_with_Short_Shaft $15.60 $62.40
4 40A ESC HobbyKing HobbyKing_40A_BlueSeries_Brushless_Speed_Controller $18.33 $73.32
1 Multirotor FlightController HobbyKing_Multi_Rotor_Control_Board_V3_0_Atmega328_PA $17.99 $17.99
1 set 10x4.5 props 10x4_5_SF_Props_2pc_Standard_Rotation_2_pc_RH_Rotation $3.14 $3.14
1 transmitter OrangeRx_T_SIX_2_4GHz_DSM2_6CH_Programmable_Transmitter $64.99 $64.99
1 receiver OrangeRx_R800X_Spektrum_Compatible_DSMX_8Ch_2_4Ghz_TwinPort_Rx $29.99 $29.99

more to come...