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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.

RunCam 2 vs Foxeer Legend 1

RunCam 2 vs Foxeer Legend 1
Battle of the best quadcopter cameras - RunCam 2 vs Foxeer Legend 1 Yesterday it was a cold but nice sunny day so I thought it would be time for the first flight of 2016 :) I have planed this side by side camera test for a while but only now I found the right time and also had the mood to do it. I...

Axisflying KOLAS 7″: Foldable Long Range FPV drone

Axisflying KOLAS 7"
The Axisflying KOLAS 7" is the company's second folding FPV frame kit. While the KOLAS 6 adopt a vertical folding mechanism, the new Kolas 7 horizontal one. Axisflying claims that the volume of the drone is reduced by 40% when folded, making it travel-friendly. It has two versions: Standard (analogue FPV) and Air Unit (HD Digital). Intended for long-range aerial...

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...

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...

Syma X5C range Hack

Yesterday, finally, I had enough time to hack my Syma X5C transmitter. Why I had to make this hack risking to brick my transmitter? because I need more the 30m for a decent outdoor flight. Last week I was curios what's inside the Syma X5C transmitter and how can I extend the control, as well the flight distance. Of course, like a bad...

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...

FlyFish-RC Volador VD5 review: Frame kit for O3 Air Unit

FlyFish-RC Volador VD5
Our FlyFish-RC Volador VD5 review covers building instructions, user experience, and flight performance. With the release of the new DJI Air Unit O3, FPV hobbyists started to look for compatible frames. FlyFish-RC has four suitable frames, two 5" (True-X and Dead Cat) and two 6" (True-X and Dead Cat). I opted for the deadcat-style configuration because there are no...

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 Cine8: DIY FPV Whoop kit for Insta360GO

Photo of Happymodel Cine8
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...

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...

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...