Build your own FPV drone – Beginner tutorial

Build your own FPV drone

Woohoo! It’s been a while since I scribbled something in here and guys – I think we should write more often. Anyway! Since today I have published part 2 of the build video – I would like to write a couple of things here, so you can have a full overview of the things. Let’s go!

Parts list

I guess before we get our screwdrivers and soldering iron out – I need to share the parts list, so we are all on the same page. Those are affiliate links and if you buy anything using them – I will be getting a small commission. So it’s a win-win situation! Parts mentioned:

▹ QAAD Skinny frame: https://bit.ly/3ybhWfS

▹ ESC: Fettec 45A 4in1:

FPV24: https://bit.ly/3kWPfjf

‣ Race Day Quads: https://bit.ly/3zFzpxv

▹ Race wire Fettec:

‣ FPV24: https://bit.ly/3f0R7nd

‣ Race Day Quads: https://bit.ly/2UKjHCB

▹ Motors – T-Motor F60 ver.IV 1750KV

‣ Race Day Quads: https://bit.ly/3iTvHJH

‣ Banggood: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/GKKY6vU5zc

▹ FC – FlightOne H7 ‣ https://shop.flightone.com/product/lightning-flight-controller/ (not affiliate)

▹ VTX – ImmersionRC Tramp nano

‣ RaceDayQuads: https://bit.ly/3rCuVVp

‣ banggood: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/GvKYcrEmer

▹ RX: Team Blacksheep tracer:

‣ FPV24 https://bit.ly/2VcsmgW

▹ Antenna TBS

‣ FPV24 https://bit.ly/2VbHYkD

‣ or Axii – Race Day Quads https://bit.ly/3zBThSb

▹ Camera: Runcam racer

‣ FPV24 https://bit.ly/370LtwW

‣ Race Day Quads: https://bit.ly/375eesh



First steps:

I would like to explain everything in a blog post in writing. But since I made everything in a detailed video that contains tips, tricks etc – I will just leave it here. Be sure to check out the version with subtitles in your own language, so we are on the same page 🙂



Finishing the build:

COnnecting the FC, Camera, VTX, and RX have never been easier with the new Flightone H7. But I still managed to complicate it a little for myself:



My tune:

In the video, I am mentioning my own tune on FL1 board. And since I had to speed up the video for this process – I owe you a full setup from me:

PIDs

PID/AXISPITCHROLLYAW
P484845
I656545
D20020060
  • Sim: Enabled
  • Whisper: Enabled
  • RC Smoothing amount: 0

Rates

AXISPITCHROLLYAW
Rate450450450
Expo515151
Acro900
  • DeadBand – 0
  • Smooth stop: Disabled

Filters

  • DFILT1: BIQUAD
  • DFILT2: BIQUAD
  • FILT1 FREQ: 220
  • FILT2 FREQ: 100
  • DFILT1 FREQ: 220
  • DFILT2 FREQ: 200
  • DYNAMIC AA: DISABLED
  • AA STRENGTH: OFF
  • D TERM AA: OFF
  • DYNAMIC FILTER STRENGTH: 80

CURVES

It’s all the same on every axis:

Starting from D70 I go 5% less… Meaning my D70 is 95 D80 is 90 D95 is 85 and D100 is 80%


The rest of the setup is up to you 🙂

I hope you enjoyed those two detailed videos and we can make more of those in the future! Leave the comments under the videos about what would you like to see mentioned there in the future! And does the format fit you?
Thanks in advance
xoxo
Lexie