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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 use a drone KIT.

Building a DIY quadcopter allows adding 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.

Happymodel Cine8: DIY FPV Whoop kit for Insta360GO

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Happymodel's Cine8 DIY kit includes all the parts needed to build your own CineWhoop style FPV drone. The box contains an 85mm size carbon fiber frame, 3D printed Whoop blade protectors, AIO F4 flight controller, FPV camera, VTX, and motors. Happymodel also includes a TPU Insta360 GO camera mount and a Tattu 3s/450mAh battery. According to your existing transmitter, you...

Talystmachine 5″ DIY FPV drone KIT (without FPV rig)

Talystmachine DIY FPV Drone KIT
The Talystmachine 5" DIY FPV drone KIT includes a 5" carbon fiber frame, four motors, AirF7 Lite F7 flight controller, and a 50A ESC board. The Talystmachine frame kit is available in 5, 6, and 7" sizes (234/264/294mm wheelbase). It has 5" arms and can be equipped with DJI FPV Air Unit and a GoPro camera. The package includes EMAX...

XILO 5″ DIY FPV drone (Joshua Bardwell Edition)

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The Xilo 5″ DIY KIT is the perfect beginner bundle to get you everything you need to start building your own freestyle FPV drone. It includes a frame kit, flight controller, FPV rig (camera and VTX), motors and propellers. Furthermore, there is a detailed step-by-step video guide made by Joshua Bardwell about how to build it from scratch. Like most...

Coming soon: Eachine Novice-III RTF FPV kit

Eachine Novice-III
Identical to the Novice-II, the Eachine Novice-III is also ready to fly out of the box. It comes packed with EV800 FPV goggles and ER8 transmitter. Thanks to the versatile F4 flight controller it can be configured with multiple flight modes. Newbies will be able to practice on angle and horizon modes. The KV5500 motors are paired with 2-leaf propellers...

Coming soon: Eachine Tyro119 DIY FPV race drone

Eachine Tyro119 FPV drone
Just like in case of all DIY Tyro drones, the number included in the name of Eachine Tyro119 drone means its price, not its wheelbase size (distance between motors). For only $119 you get all the parts you need to build your own racing FPV drone. Designed for long range flights, the 250mm size carbon fiber air-frame will be installed...

Donut 3″ DIY drone kit: CineWhoop for less than $100?

Donut 3inch DIY CineWhoop Drone Kit
CineWHOOPs are cool and fun, but expensive too. If you already own a RunCam Hybrid style 4K camera, using the Donut 3" DIY drone kit you can build your on Whoop for less than $100. The package includes the 140mm size carbon fiber frame with super large ducted blade protectors, MAMBA F405 Mini flight controller with MK2 25A ESC...

Fullspeed drone repair: ESC replacement

FullSpeed TinyLeader drone repair instructions
Although the Fullspeed TL is 3S rated, it could be different or I just had a bad luck. During my Fullspeed TinyLeader review, initially I test it with 2S battery and everything went good. Being curios to test its top performance, I powered it with a 3S LIPO pack. On first full throttle, some smoke came out from the...

Holybro Pixhawk 4 Mini QAV250 DIY GPS FPV drone KIT

Holybro Pixhawk 4 Mini QAV250 drone KIT
After the popular Kopis 2 drone, HolyBro comes back with a new GPS enabled FPV drone DIY KIT. The Holybro Pixhawk 4 Mini QAV250 is available with two type of telemetry systems (433Mhz or 915Mhz). Both versions are offered in "basic" and "complete" kits. The main difference between the two package versions is the FPV system. While the "basic" does...

Coming soon: Eachine Tyro109 DIY FPV racing drone

Eachine Tyro109
As we have already been accustomed with Eachine's Tyro series, this new model is advertised for exactly what its product name says. While the Tyro79 is sold for $79, the Tyro99 for $99 and you can buy the Eachine Tyro109 for $109. The Eachine Tyro109 is the direct successor of the Tyro99, which was been for long time one of the best DIY racing...

LARK LC-589: DIY modular educational drone for kids

LARK LC-589 DIY educational drone for KIDS
Similar to the Eachine Tyro79, the LARK LC-589 also comes in parts and requires to be assembled. While the Tyro79 is suggested for more experienced pilots, the LARK LC-589 (CX Model CX-002) is suitable for totally newbies or even by kids. The LARK LC-589's gift box includes all the parts you need to build your DIY drone. You got remote controller, battery, flight...

Eachine Tyro79: Best DIY FPV drone under $80

Eachine Tyro79
Just as the Tyro99 is sold for $99, the new Eachine Tyro79 is advertised for $79. While the Tyro 99 is based on a 210 mm sized frame kit, the Tyro 79 is built on a 140mm sized one. The Eachine Tyro79 DIY drone comes in parts and needs to be assembled by yourself. The KIT includes the frame, flight controller, ESC, motors,...