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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.

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...

Syma X5C spare parts

Syma X5, X5C and X5C-1 spare parts Unavoidable, after several crash lands, you will need some spare parts to repair your Syma quadcopter. After my last crash land I recovered my Syma X5c only after few minutes. Unfortunately, because the motors didn't stopped after hitting the ground, the propellers have hooked in 20cm high grass. As I am a beginner flyer, of course I have had some...

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...

Syma X5C Auto Cut-off test

Today, I read on the rcgroups.com forum about some complains regarding the auto cut-off issues on the X5C quadcopter. I decided to test this problem by myself because it can produce some unhappy things like the flyaway. Syma X5C Auto Cut-off video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jENVXhkRgqM&feature=youtu.be After few tests, the results were promising, every time I stopped the remote controller (resulting remote signal loss), in 2-3 seconds all...

Let’s Build a CineWhoop (BetaFPV Pavo25 review)

BetaFPV Pavo25 CineWhoop
Unfortunately, there aren’t many DIY CineWhoop kits out there and, probably, most of you would opt for a prebuild version or to put together your own kit. BetaFPV fulfils both situations by offering the BNF version and all individual parts of the Pavo25. There are two major advantages of starting with the BetaFPV Pavo25. The first is that you’ll...

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...

NVision Justin’s Gyarados DIY FPV drone kit

Photo of NVision Justin Gyarados
The NVision Justin's Gyarados DIY kit was specially put together for those who want to build their first FPV drone. The package includes a toothpick style 230mm size frame kit with 3D printed canopy, four T-Motor F2004 1700KV 6S motors, and a GEPRC GEP-20A-F4 AIO flight controller. Additionally, you will need a remote controller, radio receiver, camera, VTX board,...

FPV Goggles repair: Eachine EV900 motherboard replace

FPV Goggles repair: Eachine EV900 motherboard replace
Everyone who read my Eachine EV900 review,  could find out that I had the bad luck to receive a faulty headset. Because it is very complicated to send back to Chine a product, I opted to try to repair my FPV goggles. The FPV goggles worked perfectly with wireless 5.8G input, but on HDMI I got only black image. I tried...

F450 my first DIY Quadcopter

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

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...

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...