Build Your Own Freestyle Quad (KIT)
Over the years many people bought RTF drones only to be let down when parts are no longer available or compatible, so with this kit we aim to make a change as well as teach you a thing or two, and in our opinion build a better machine. When it comes to a first build people usually don't want to spend a whole lot of money so we compiled this kit using some our budget friendly stock.
Building your own drone can be very rewarding, and it's not as hard as it use to be "back in the day", You can be up and flying in no time and the stock settings on Betaflight work great. Not only that but should you break anything (and you will) you can easily replace that broken part OR upgrade it to something else, and that's another bonus of self building instead of a locked down RTF.
Still unsure if you have what it takes to build one? watch our helpful "how to build a drone" video using all of these parts listed. (video to follow)
Lets face it, we all crash, it's just a part of FPV and it happens more that you think, so you want a frame that is readily available and affordable, so we chose the TBS Source One frame. This frame was designed by the community for the community and the price and performance reflects that.
We chose the VIVAFPV 2207-2650KV brushless motor for its price, but don't be fooled, these motors are lightweight and powerful. Perfect whether you choose to race or freestyle in your local bando.
We chose SPEDIX ES25 25A 2-4S with Blheli_S, another budget friendly part that is totally reliable and used in a lot of our customers builds. Wiring the ESC's is simple and we chose individual ESC's over a 4in1 so that in the event of a breakage you can easily and quickly swap it out for another without having to fork out for a whole 4in1.
So this is your first build and we want to keep things as simple as possible. For that reason we chose this great combo flight controller-Power distribution board-Video transmitter. The FC is the Matek 405 STD as used in our fully fledged RTF Builds running BetaFlight. The FC is connected to the PDB with a ribbon cable that carries all the important information down to the ESC's. Not only is this a great PDB but it also has a built in VTX (video transmitter) capable of 25mW to 500mW to broadcast your camera's video back to a set of goggles or monitor.
Runcam have been around from almost the start and they know how to make a great camera. For this build we chose the Runcam Robin. This camera is a good all rounder with great WDR (wide dynamic range) keeping your view clear when flying around in challenging lighting conditions.
Antennas are very important to send your video wirelessly to you on the ground, they also need to be very tough to withstand crashes at 70mph or more. We have found the menace raptors to give the best bang for buck when it comes to both of these factors and they just so happen to come in at a great price point.
We also include a set of props to get you in the air, you should look at props as a consumable (like tire's on a car) they are going to get worn and need replacing regularly, so each kit contains a set of the best HQ props on the market. You will also get and XT60 battery connector to power the quad, some zip ties and battery straps.
What you need:
1 x Radio and Receiver
1 x lipo battery (4cell is recommended)
1 x Lipo Charger
If flying FPV you will want a set of goggles or a screen. The most budget friendly option are the Fatshark Recons.
1 x Soldering Iron and Solder
So start your journey today with a future proof drone.