If you want to win a FPV drone racing, there are two important points: one is your superb flight skill, and another is your good FPV drone. About flight skill, you need to do more flight training, but get a good FPV drone is easier than flight skill. So How to build a fast FPV quadcopter?
What’s a good FPV drone? I think a good drone must come with high speed and large acceleration. For racing drones, the acceleration is the most important. As we know [Read More…]
Stinger X210 is an OPENSOURCE Racer frame that’s so cute. Main body part is 3D printed canopy! If made of ABS or PETG it’s really strong (you can probably stand on it) and you can get a nice finish (more about finish in my tutorial below). It holds FPV camera nicely in place with easy adjustable tilt angle. In the back you have vtx connector mounting hole and good intake/exhaust holes for ventilation. On the sides there are holes for cables and main battery strap. [Read More…]
Build A Quadcopter-Part 3
Mounting The Quad’s Electronics
Here is a Video about how to mount the electronics include the ESCS, Flight Controller and Receiver by Korey Smith which come from My First Drone.com. This is the third step of build a quadcopter, and this is very important and hard, but It’s dogged that does it; Korey Smith, a RC model enthusiast and co-owner of MyFirstDrone, will teach you how to Mounting The Electronics.
I think most newbie to drone will face one question, should you build or buy your first quad? The question has came up a lot.
Build or Buy? Let’s break it down into the basics…………
Before you attempt to span the void between “DIY or Ready-To-Fly?”, you should buy your first quad and it should be a small, ready to fly quadcopter that you can use to fly around your apartment, living room, history class, back yard, etc. just to learn the basics of control. Take it out the box, charge it up and start flying the same day you brought it home. Do this before flying anything that is larger, more expensive, took a lot of time to build, etc. but please note: don’t attempt to fly in your history class!
When a pilot want to join a drone racing, the first step he need to preparing a racing FPV drone. Many people asked me: how much does it will be cost to build or buy one FPV drone? About this question, I just want to say that you will get as much as you pay. Just like anything else, it largely depends on your choice of components. Just to give you a rough idea, a FPV racing drone (mini quad) can cost somewhere between $150 to $500 or more. That is just the quadcopter itself and does not include any accessories such as spare batteries, FPV Goggles, Radio Transmitter, building tools etc. Basic accessories can cost you another $150 to $500. So you can probably spend as little as $300 to get started, but expect more than that if you are seriously hooked. [Read More…]