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In this section you will find detailed instructions about how to build your first quadcopter.

You can opt for build your own drone from scratch or using a drone KIT.

Building a DIY quadcopter allows to add features as you wish.

DIY Quadcopters and DIY Drones

Some mods and hacks are also included in this category. Control range tuning. Quadcopter firmware upgrades. Battery upgrade and many more.

GTENG T908W review: Wannabee DIY drone

GTENG T908W review
GTENG T908W it is advertised as to be a DIY quadcopter but, if you ask me, it is more like a modular drone. You don't need to solder or something like this, just put together the main parts and you are ready to fly.In my opinion the fact that a drone can be easily split into parts should not...

Flytec T11S DIY building brick drone

Flytec T11S DIY Building Bricks drone
Building brick drones like this Flytec T11S doubles the fun. In my opinion there is no kid that never have played with a Lego - it was my son's favorite toy too for few years.The Flytec T11S DIY drone comes in parts and needs to be assembled by yourself. All the electronic components come with connectors, so no soldering required.Compared to...

Flight controller repair or buy a new one?

Flight controller repair of Eachine QX110 V-Tail quadcopter drone
Few months ago I received the Eachine QX110 V-Tail mini racer for review. First flights went smoothly, even after minor crashes it was flying like a new one. Courageously, I tried to do some flips in "Acro" mode and I landed upside down. Lots of smoke and fun was gone.Arrived home, I powered up the drone - one motor started...

Realacc 021 DIY mini quadcopter: Learn to build and fly

Realacc 021 DIY drone
Realacc 021 Lego alike, building bricks mini drone Lately I wrote about many building bricks drones but this Realacc 021 will be actually the first one that I personally build, review and test. I just placed my order and I'm waiting for it :)As I previously mentioned, the fact that a quadcopter comes in parts should not scare you. Especially that we are talking...

FrSky receivers with PPM, CPPM and SBUS: XSR and D8

FrSky receivers: D8 and XSR
Today I will review two FrSky receivers, the mini D8 and the XSR ACCST. While the Micro Frsky D8 features PPM and SBUS, the FrSky XSR has S-Bus CPPM output.Those who are new in the field, let me say few words about radio receivers. Their main function is to interlink wirelessly the flight controller with the transmitter (remote controller). Additionally they can offer also...

HELIWAY 902HS DIY building block drone

HELIWAY 902HS quadcopter
HELIWAY 902HS - Lego alike building brick drone In my opinion the building bricks concept of the HELIWAY 902HS is really nice because it doubles the fun. Kids can learn not just to operate a drone but also to build their own.This cheap DIY KIT includes everything you need to build a flying machine, from motors, flight controller, battery, to the remote controller....

Propeller mod for Eachine QX70

Propeller mod for Eachine QX70 quadcopter
3-leaf propellers on Eachine QX70 (aka Tiny Whoop) Having some free time, I decided to mod my QX70 by replacing the stock props with Hubsan 3-leaf propellers.I got this mini FPV drone about a month ago but, due to its limited flight time and noise operation, I kept it in the box till now. Doing some research, I found out that these shortcomings...

DM002 drone review: Dirty cheap and easy to build

DM002 DIY drone review
DM002 - Cheap DIY quadcopter with FPV camera Recently, I received the DM002 quadcopter for tests, a Chinese RC toy quite entertaining with an attractive price. I assembled it and played around with it and now it is time to write my review, of course at the end of which I will draw the final conclusions.As I previously mentioned many times, the fact that a drone comes in parts should not scare...

HobbyMate Q100 review: Build and Test

HobbyMate Q100 Quadcopter drone review
HobbyMate Q100 micro FPV quadcopter for indoor fun During winter days, when outside are -15ºC, somehow you can't find the mood to play outdoor with your favorite racing drone. Luckily, the micro brushed quads like this HobbyMate Q100 are great for replacing the outdoor fun with an indoor one. The advantage of this model over dirty cheap toy drones is the versatile and programmable flight controller.After I reviewed many RTF packages, I liked...

REDCON Phoenix 210 review

REDCON Phoenix 210 review
REDCON Phoenix 210 - Cheap racing drone As this summer I'm planing to organize some drone racing with my friends, I started to look for cheap racing quadcopters. I do not want to lend them my precious Walkera racing quads, if it crashes at least it is done by my hand. Among the wide variety of racing drones I found...

F450 my first DIY Quadcopter

F450 my first DIY Quadcopter
F450 quadcopter with ArduCopter flight controller My son is always willing to help me in building or disassembling of any kind of stuff, so he was very enthusiast when I told him about the plan to build a quadcotper from scratch (OK, almost from scratch). His only complain was why we didn't build an octa-copter or at least a hexacopter. I...