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Supermodder Ben Heck builds a quadcopter

The king of the modders is building a quadcopter from scratch for his YouTube show -- and you can enter a competition to win it.

Ben Heck

At the behest of his fans, supermodder Ben Heck is building a quadcopter from scratch for "The Ben Heck Show" on YouTube channel element14.

Heck -- Benjamin Heckendorn -- is famous for his game console mods, including an Xbox 360 converted into a gaming laptop and a one-handed Xbox controller that's suitable for disabled gamers.

In part one of the two-part video, Heck started building the quadcopter from scratch -- the first time he has attempted building one -- using model aeroplanes cannibalized for their propellers, controllers, motors, and wires. Part of what he wanted to do was cut down on the wire tangle that's usually found in homemade quadcopters.

The second episode -- where the 'copter will take to the air -- will go live on August 30.

If you don't want to follow along and try to make your own, you can also enter a competition on the element14 Web site to win the 'copter Heck built. Entries close on September 14, and all you have to do is register or log in with element14 and click a button.

Pretty easy, eh? Somehow, though, we think Heck had a bit more fun making a 'copter from scratch. Check out part one of the quadcopter build in the video below.

(Source: Crave Australia)