As predicted, our retractable landing gear has not arrived yet. Not only that, they are having issues in customs. Good for us! We thought ahead and bought temporary landing gear; $20.99 well spent!
So, here's a glimpse of what our assembled drone looks like (with temporary landing gear):
Let's take a quick look at the building techniques on a multicopter drone.
That thing looks like a mess, doesn't it? It's not. Cable management is the key. You don't want any wires in danger of obstructing (or even breaking) propellers. That spells instant crash. The following image shows how the wires to the ESCs and motors are routed under the airframe and bundled:
Not only that, but electromagnetic (EM) interference is your enemy in the air. It can completely disrupt your video, telemetry, GPS, or even control signals. So never wrap your cables in circles. Instead, notice that they're wrapped up in figure-eights (especially power leads).
Since we're on this angle...