Drones are currently on the massive increase in the market, but you might discover that the ones available do not meet your personal needs. Luckily, you can make your own drones from the scratch and create unique widgets that are tailored to your needs.
Are you looking for the best drone or the best drone racer who controls all elements. When you start from the scratch, you can create the perfect drone for you – a gift! In this guide you will learn step by step how to make a drone.
What Tools Do You Need To Make A Drone?
The tool you need really depends on the type of drone you want to make. However, there are several key components that all drones require. This includes:
- A Machine (Motors)
- Electronic speed control
- Air Traffic Controller (Flight Controller)
- Drone Frame
- The propellers
- Camera (if you want to make your own drone camera)
- Swing (Gimbal)
- Mounting plate (pad)
- Micro SD card
- An RC receiver
If you have trouble finding parts for your drone, websites like RoboShop and Hobby King will store all the drone components and DIY kits with the right equipment in the box.
Steps On How To Make Your Drone
Now that you have the parts, it’s time to assemble them! Read on to learn how to make a quadcopter drone:
1. Design The Frame
You can use all the ingredients that you want to use for the drone’s framework. Be sure to choose materials that can support structures and shapes, such as: wood, plastic or metal. For quadcopter, you need to make an X-shaped frame, and each propeller will move to any point on “X”.
2. Make The Drone’s Motors
For this step, you must drill a hole in the motor frame. Then attach the motor to the frame with screws and screwdrivers.
If you make a drone from a kit, you might find that the motor is equipped with a bracket that allows them to be easily placed on the frame.
3. Light On The Electronic Speed Control
After installing the motor, you must attach your controls to the bottom of the drone frame. This frees up more space to add more components at the top.
4. Fix-in The Landing Gear
You must attach a landing gear to a drone to absorb shocks when landing on solid ground. To avoid expensive repairs and damage with your drone!
Be sure to choose materials that are flexible and durable, such as plastic, to absorb impact and not break.
5. Insert The Flight Controller
Flight control is very necessary for each drone. This allows your drone to remain stable during flight and to reflect all changes and changes in the wind. You can do this yourself, but it will be easier to get a controller that is ready to use when you first make the drone from scratch.
After finding the right controller, you must install it on the drone. Be sure to attach a piece of sponge under the control to reduce the vibration of the drone.
6. Now, Connect Your Libre Pilot Software
LibrePilot software allows you to control and test UAVs. But, you must first connect ESC to the flight controller and the drone remotely. For this step, you will need an online tutorial for your special flight controller.
After you’ve done that, you can connect LibrePilot with your drone and see if everything works through the software.
7. Your Drone Is Ready! Take It Out For A Spin
Now that the hard work is done, it’s time to pick up your spinning drone! Make sure you choose a free space from buildings, crowds, and planes to avoid accidents.
Choose a special drone casing to maintain the security of your kit
Here at Case Plantation we have a number of high profile drone cases, such as DJI Mavic Pro. However, if you have made it from scratch, you also need a security solution to ensure safety when traveling.
Choose a special drone casing to protect your drone. This is a valuable component for maintaining sound wherever you go.