Fpv (First Person View) is one of the best experiences in the rc world. I love building 250 size quadcopters because of their speed and fpv capabilities, but they're too big! I can almost never fly them if there is anyone nearby because of the bulky size and dangerous props. In addition, a bad crash with a 250 size quadcopter can leave you hundreds of dollars down the drain. My solution was to build The Worlds Smallest Drone, however it was too small! The tiny motors couldn't muscle enough force to lift an fpv camera off the ground. To solve this I went a little bigger in size, using the impressive 8.5mm motors. The result was amazing! I can fly fpv inside my own house and not have to worry about nasty crashes! Overall I spent about $40 on this quad (Not counting the parts I had) and let me tell you, its worth every penny!
Heres the complete build process in a quick video
Parts you will need
- Micro Scisky Flight Controller This is the standard flight controller based of the Naze FC many people use for micro quads, is light its powerful and fun to fly!
- 8.5mm Motors + Prop Combo A very good deal, You get 4 Coreless motors 2x Clockwise Motor(With Red Blue), 2x Anti-clockwise Motor(With Black White) and 8 Propellers.
- 3.7v Battery You get 7x 750 Mah Batteries! It even comes with a charger, You will not find a better deal than that
- A DSM2 TX I use the MKron T - SIX i6S It was a lot cheaper than buying a Tyranis dsm2 module
- FPV Goggles A great deal and it comes with its own battery. Its a little difficult to shange the channels, I actually ended up snapping the DIP switch with my genius idea to use a mini screwdriver to flip the switches.
- FPV TX and FPV Camera Although this turned to be quite heavy, had I done it differently I would have used the Spektrum FPV Micro Camera. Ive heard its a great overall deal and had I built this quad again I would use the Spektrum
And various tools im assuming you already have (Soldering Iron, Hot glue gun, Heatshrink)
I also used a 3d Printer for the frame, But if you wanted to I've seen people make micro quad frames out of Popsicle sticks! It doesn't have to be perfect, any rough shape of a quadcopter will work if its light enough.
* Side note you may have noticed a sudden jump in my video quality, I attribute that to my new tripod . Untill November 24 there is a deal and you can get it 10% off! (use the Coupon: 7617f5 before the deadline:Nov 24th)
Now lets get to the build!