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The kit above is a very popular Mini Drone

It is a LHI 220 Quadcopter Kit Full Carbon Frame Kit+DX2205 2300KV Brushless Motor+ Littlebee 20A Mini ESC+F3 Flight Controller Board Cleaflight 6DOF Standard+700TVL camera+TS5828 FPV 5.8G 32CH

 The above is the LHI 220 Quadcopther Kit

It has - Full Carbon Frame Kit+DX2205 2300KV Brushless Motor+ Littlebee 20A Mini ESC+F3 Flight Controller Board Cleaflight 6DOF Standard+700TVL camera+TS5828 FPV 5.8G 32CH

Fancy flying a drone? Flying drones has become the rage these days that anyone seems to be in the market shopping left and right. But while others may be contented in picking pre-assembled drone models, creative genius like you simply want to try your own hands in crafting your own. But before you go into the basics on how to make a simple drone and pick a kit from Amazon, there are important points to remember to ensure you get what you want.

What You’ll Need

Unless you are a pro in drone-flying or have a master’s in engineering, physics, and aviation combined, it is imperative to find an excellent drone kit. A drone kit, like the LHI 250mm Pro Pure Carbon Fiber Quadcopter Frame Kit above or the QWinOut F550 RC Hexacopter Drone Aerial FPV ARF Upgrade Kit down below, is a must-have. A good drone kit should have the following: carbon-fiber frame, transmitter and receiver, flight controller, power distribution board, 4 ESCs, 4 motors and spares, prop adapters, battery, charger, adapter for battery, power supply, USB cable (if needed), props, tall and short nylon spacers, mounting pad, battery monitor, RC receiver, USB key, and bullet connectors. A GoPro camera with gimbal may also be added to support your need for video and photography coverage.

How To Make a Simple Drone – The Basics

When creating your own drone for the first time, the following aspects must be taken into mind:

1. Choose Your Frame

There are 4 types of drone frames which you can do on your own—tricopter, quadcopter, hexacopter, and octacopter. Of all these frames, however, the quadcopter frame is the most popular as most assembled drones fall in this category. Most controllers and transmitters in the market are also compatible with this design. Of all these frames, the octacopter is known for its powerful yet pricey and challenging concept.

2. Big or Small

When thinking of how to make a simple drone, the idea would be—the smaller, the easier. Well, not always. Nano drones are the ones which fit in the palm of your hand. These drones are often the favorite among beginners with quite a number of inexpensive kits to choose from. However, many of these are unstable and not as reliable. They are excellent to practice your drone-building prowess. Mega drones, on the other hand, are the king of drones in both size and price. If you want something stable and versatile without being too pricey, go for ones that are between 400mm to 500mm.

Be reminded also of your purpose when building the drone. Is it only to practice flying? Will you be mounting a camera? What type of camera will you be using? How about your controller or transmitter?

3. The Transmitter

While you may have already chosen and built the frame and have all the necessary batteries, motors, props, and ESCs, the type of flight controller must also be kept into mind. Be reminded that this is the “brains” of the drone. This is where all the sensors, microprocessors, input/output pins, and other aspects will be built upon to maneuver the drone. Beginner drones usually have 3-axis gyro while the most stable ones have 6 or more. Other sensors include accelerometer, gyroscope, IMU, compass, barometer, and GPS. Be reminded that the more sensors you put into your drone, the more stable and efficient they become—and the more expensive.

Putting It All Together

Once you already have all these points in mind, setting your first drone will be easier. It is strongly recommended by expert flyers to start with readily available starter kits when still on the verge of knowing how to make a simple drone for the first time. These drone kits often, have its own manual that allows you to connect and assemble everything with ease. They also have round-the-clock online support and video tutorials easily accessible on YouTube and other video-streaming channels. Once you get the hang of building a drone, you can finally get your creative juices flowing to start mixing and matching old and upgraded parts to satisfy curiosity and need for innovation.

First-Timers Guide On How to Make A Simple Drone

November 15, 2016


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