31 Jan '17, 9pm
Cheap DIY FPV Micro-Drone
FPV drones are a fun but often costly hobby for beginners. Opting for a smaller drone will reduce the chance of damaging the drone when one invariably crashes and the smaller props are also a lot safer if there are any innocent bystanders. YouTuber and Instructables user [Constructed ] wanted a cheap FPV capable drone that they could comfortably fly in-and-out of doors, so of course they built their own . Once the drone’s frame was 3D printed, the most complex part about soldering four small-yet-powerful 8.5 mm motors to the Micro Scisky control board is ensuring that you attach them in the correct configuration and triple-checking them. A quick reshuffling of the battery connections and mounting the FPV camera all but completed the hardware side of the build. Before plugging your flight controller into your PC to program, [Constructed] warns that the battery must be disco...