DIY Quadcopters

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Fighter 220 DIY FPV Racing quadcopter

Fighter 220 DIY quadcopter
DIY does not necessarily mean cheap. For the price of Fighter 220 you can find really nice ready to fly (RTF) racing quadcopters. Anyway, IMHO building your own drone doubles the fun and also makes you understand how these flying machines work. Like most of the modern racing drones, the Fighter 220 is also based on the versatile F4 flight controller. Through...

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...

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...

XILO 5″ DIY FPV drone (Joshua Bardwell Edition)

Image of XILO 5 drone
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...

Happymodel Trainer90: DIY FPV drone kit

Happymodel Trainer90 DIY FPV drone KIT
As fun as it can be to enjoy flying your own FPV drone, you might have a little extra fun with building your own. Happymodel Trainer90 contains all the essential parts required to build a flying machine. In addition, the package also includes a 600TVL camera with integrated 5.8G video transmitter. Due to its small size, it is an excellent...

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...

CUTE66, DIY mini FPV drone kit with brushless motors

DIY Cute66 mini FPV drone
During cold winter days, when outside are -10ºC, somehow you can’t find the mood to play outdoor with your favorite FPV drone. Luckily, small brushless quads like this Cute66 are suitable for both indoor and outdoor flights. The DIY CUTE66 kit includes everything you need to build your own FPV drone. According to your existing remote controller, you can opt between...