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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.

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

NVision Justin’s Gyarados DIY FPV drone kit

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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,...