Yes, you can definitely build your own drone.
The real question is do you want to build a custom drone from scratch or do you want to build a drone for fun from a kit. In this article, we focus on building drones from a kit. They are relatively inexpensive and fun to do. There are options available from less than $100 to much more than $100. What it really comes down to in a kit is your technical skill level. Most people will opt to go with an out of the box ready to fly a drone, but sometimes it is more fun to DYI your own UAV
Step 1 Decide your building budget.
There are a ton of options available for building your own drones. The first step you would want to focus on is how much do you want to spend on a DIY Drone kit? Once you have a price range, you can start researching the different kits available.
For example, if you are looking for a DIY Drone kit under $200, here is one option:
Quadcopter H250 Racing Drone
Step 2 Decide the type of drone you want to build.
Additionally, you need to decide what type of drone you want to build. Will it be for racing, just flying, or aerial photography because there are kits for all of these options.
Step 3 Gather the additional parts and tools you may need to build your drone.
To give you an idea of what it takes to build your own personal drone, here are some basic building supplies that are required to complete most DIY Drone Kits.
Parts of a drone you will need to know about.
-Remote Controller with Transmitter
-Drone Quadcopter Frame
-Battery for Quadcopter
-Power Distribution Board (PDB) and Power Connectors for the frame and battery
-Motors and Propellers for your quadcopter frame and battery specifications -Main Processor Board (FC/ESC/OSD, etc.)
-RC Battery Charger for the Rechargeable LiPo Batteries (Lithium Polymer)
Additional building supplies needed
In addition to these basic building supplies, you will also need a soldering iron and solder as well as some other minor tools such as screwdrivers, hex keys, pliers, or wrenches. Depending on your build it may require additional gear.
One of the most exciting things about building your own drone is that you get to learn how it all works together. There are hundreds of videos available on YouTube on how to build specific types of drones so you can see what it looks like before you purchase one.
Once you have built your first DIY Quadcopter, chances are good that this will not be your last. You will probably want more power and speed in your next build because it is hard not to want to improve upon what you did with the first one!
Can’t wait to get started? Here are some top DIY Drone Kits we recommend: