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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. These are only the basic parts for making the quadcopter fly by human interaction.

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...