A Video Guide To Building Your Very Own Racing Quadcopter 

A Video Guide To Building Your Very Own Racing Quadcopter 

Unmanned aircraft are becoming a popular Christmas gift. But if you’re bored with the basics, building an FPV (first person view) racing quadcopter is a nice way to level up. And screw gifts: You can just build one for yourself any time of the year. Why not make it a New Year’s resolution?

This step-by-step guide with FPV quadcopter racing pilot Charpu about how to build a sleek model at home is a solid intro to the FVP racing community’s DIY corner. It’s definitely an expensive undertaking, so maybe check out a model for beginners before plunging into the world of DIY quads without any experience, otherwise you might have an $US850 hunk of crumpled parts and sadness when you lose control and crash the aircraft.

If you know what’s going on, however, this is a project that allows the thrill of seeing something you created flying through the air. Here’s the full list of components provided:

QAV250 Mini FPV Quadcopter frame

Lumenier FXC1806 2300kv motors

Lumenier 12A Electronic Speed Controllers

Gemfan 5×3 Propellers

Lumenier 1300mAh Lipo Battery

Acro Naze32 Flight Controller

Fat Shark Teleporter V3 Video Goggles

FrSky Taranis X9D 2.4GHz Radio & Receiver