MDR Mark-2 Price Sheet

MDR Mark-2 cost approximately $390 USD to build, plus another $750 in already owned equipment, here is the breakdown of the different build costs.

Required Parts

Below is the parts I used to build MDR-2. Beside these parts, there is other equipment required to build and fly the tricopter, see below.

MDR Mark-II Tricopter Price Sheet

Category Seller Description Qty Each Total
Body Flitetest Original Tricopter Body 1  $    20.00  $    20.00
Mount Flitetest Tilt Motor Mount 13-370  1  $    26.00  $    26.00
Mount Flitetest Straight Motor Mount 13-370 (Pair) 1  $    18.00  $    18.00
Mount Flitetest Original Tricopter Camera Mount Kit 1  $    20.00  $    20.00
Receiver Horizon Hobby AR6210 6 channel receiver 1  $    69.99  $    69.99
Receiver Horizon Hobby TM1000 DSMX Aircraft Telemetry Module 1  $    56.99  $    56.99
FCB Hobby King KK2.0 Multi-rotor LCD Flight Control Board 1  $    29.99  $    29.99
Motors Hobby King DT750 750kV Motors 3  $    11.22  $    33.66
ESC Hobby King TURNIGY Plush 18amp Speed Controllers 3  $    11.31  $    33.93
Battery Hobby King 3s Turnigy 25-35C 2200mAh LiPo 1  $    10.30  $    10.30
Servo Hobby King TGY-375DMG Metal gear Digital Servo 1  $    17.81  $    17.81
Prop Hobby King GWS 11×4.7 (RD-1147 279x119mm)(6 pack) 1  $     5.40  $     5.40
Hardware Hobby King Hex Screw M3x16 20pcs 1  $     1.89  $     1.89
Hardware Hobby King Hex Screw M3x25 20pcs 1  $     4.77  $     4.77
Hardware Hobby King Hex locknuts M3 10pcs 3  $     0.79  $     2.37
Hardware Hobby King XT60 to 3 X 3.5mm bullet ESC Power Cable 1  $     2.70  $     2.70
Hardware Hobby King 3.5mm Gold Connectors 10 PAIRS (20PC) 2  $     1.77  $     3.54
Hardware Hobby King 10cm Male to Male Servo Lead 10pcs 1  $     4.00  $     4.00
Hardware Hobby King 60cm Male to Female Servo Extention 10pcs 1  $     4.17  $     4.17
Hardware Hobby King Gyro / Flight Controller Mounting Pad 10pcs 1  $     1.99  $     1.99
Hardware Hobby King 4mm Heat Shrink Tube – Black 4  $     0.25  $     1.00
Hardware Hobby King 4mm Heat Shrink Tube – Red 4  $     0.25  $     1.00
Hardware Hobby King Silicone Wire 16AWG (1mtr) Black 2  $     0.99  $     1.98
Hardware Hobby King Silicone Wire 16AWG (1mtr) Red 2  $     0.99  $     1.98
Hardware Hardware Store 36″ x 1/2″ x 1/2″ square wood dole 2  $     1.63  $     3.26
Hardware Hardware Store 6″ zip ties, 100 pack 1  $     3.16  $     3.16
Shipping Flitetest Shipping for order 1  $     8.03  $     8.03
Shipping Horizon Hobby Shipping for order 1  $           –  $           –
Shipping Hobby King Shipping for order 1  $    26.90  $    26.90
Total  $  414.81

Required Equipment to build this tricopter

The below list is the items I used during the build of the MDR-2 Tricopter, opposed to parts of the tricopter. I already owned each of these items as part of my shop.  The below equipment is not the exact required equipment needed as the parts list above is, but it’s what I used, you may substitute as you feel fit.

Seller Description Qty Each Total
Horizon Hobby DX8 Transmitter 1 $429.99 $429.99
Horizon Hobby Prop Balancer 1 $27.99 $27.99
Amazon Thunder AC6 Smart LiPo Balance Charger 1 $54.95 $54.95
Amazon Weller WLC100 40-Watt Soldering Station 1 $39.99 $39.99
Amazon 40/60 Electrical Rosin Core Solder 1 $6.57 $6.57
Amazon Helping Hands with Magnifying Glass 1 $5.85 $5.85
Amazon Black & Decker 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Drill 1 $44.97 $44.97
Amazon 10-Piece Drill Bit Set 1 $6.50 $6.50
Amazon 6″ Long Needle Nose Pliers 1 $11.35 $11.35
Amazon Micro Cutter, 16AWG Clean Cut 1 $8.99 $8.99
Amazon 10 Wire Stripper/Cutter, 24-10 AWG 1 $14.99 $14.99
Amazon Butane Torch 1 $14.85 $14.85
Amazon Zippo Butane Fuel 1 $5.49 $5.49
Amazon Balldriver Screwdrivers Hex Set 1 $13.90 $13.90
Amazon 6″ Adjustable Wrench 1 $10.93 $10.93
Amazon Medium Strength Threadlocker Blue 1 $5.93 $5.93

Again, the above is what I used, you may use your own equipment, but the idea should be the same.

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