FPV Racing Drone Build - Complete Guide

Introduction: FPV Racing Drone Build - Complete Guide

About: My name is Simon Sörensen and I am the creator of RCLifeOn. I´m 19 years old and live in a town called Trollhättan, located in the southwestern part of Sweden. I´ve been in the RC hobby f…

This is my complete FPV racing building guide. I made these videos to make it easier for beginners to easily find all the information. My number one priority is to make it affordable.

Step 1:

  • Assemble the frame (Velocity F-ONE)
  • Mount the flight controller (CC3D)
  • Mount the motors (RCTimer 1806)
  • Solder 2mm bullet connectors to the motors and the ESC's.
  • Add heat shrink tubing

Parts used in video #1:

Brushless Motor: http://rctimer.com/product-1128.html
Flight Controller: http://rctimer.com/product-1285.html
Frame (Sweden): http://carbix.se/product.html/carbix-...
Frame (International): http://www.banggood.com/SM-ZMR250-250MM-Carbon-Fi...
Bullet Connectors: http://rctimer.com/product-335.html
Electric Speed Controller http://rctimer.com/product-1134.html
Heat Shrink Tubing: http://rctimer.com/product-711.html

Step 2:

  • Add heat shrink tubing on the video transmitter.
  • Mount the video transmitter (Elgae 200mW)
  • Attach a piece of LED-light (Awesomeness)
  • Connect the ESC servo connectors to the flight controller.
  • Solder the main power leads.
  • Add heat shrink tubing.
  • Solder the XT60 connector.
  • Mount the FPV camera using hot glue and foam.
  • Screw on the propeller adapters on to the motors.
  • Connect all the signal wires to the receiver.
  • Bind the transmitter with the receiver.

Parts used in video #2:

FPV: http://rctimer.com/product-1276.html
Antennas: http://rctimer.com/product-1090.html
Heat Shrink Tubing (big): https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...
Mounting Pads: http://rctimer.com/product-913.html
LED-strip: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...
22AWG Wire: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...
16AWG Wire: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...
Helping Hands: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...
XT60 Connector: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...
Cable Ties: http://rctimer.com/gallery-141-b,11-0...
1.5mm Hex Screwdriver: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...
Transmitter and Receiver: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...
Turnigy Nano Tech 1300mah 3S 25-50C: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...

Step 3:

  • Connect the USB to mini-USB to the flight controller.
  • Download the software.
  • Start the "Vehicle Setup Wizard".
  • Follow the steps in the video.
  • Start the "Transmitter Setup Wizard".
  • Follow the steps in the video.
  • Try out the default PID-settings.
  • Use zip ties to fasten the wires.

Parts used in video #3:

Software download: https://www.openpilot.org/download/
Zip ties: http://rctimer.com/product-184.html
USB to mini-USB

Step 4:

  • Glue the foam cushions to the goggles.
  • Remove the protective film.
  • Assemble the fresnel lens.
  • Put the housing in the support glove.
  • Install the video receiver.
  • Add some soft "rubber-foam" on the sides.
  • Connect all the wires.
  • Power up the quadcopter and look at the image in your goggles.

Parts used in video #4:

FPV goggles: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/st...
Antennas: http://rctimer.com/product-1090.html
Video receiver: http://rctimer.com/product-1129.html

Step 5:

  • Check the voltage of the battery.
  • 11.1V = empty battery
  • 12.6V = full battery
  • Mount the battery using a battery strap.
  • Fly it!

Parts used in video #5

Lipo Battery Voltage Tester: http://rctimer.com/product-569.html

IMAX B3 Charger: http://www.ebay.com/itm/131662747700?...

Propellers: http://www.surveilzone.com/Dalprop-2-Pairs-5045-C...

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    Question 6 months ago

    Hi, this is a great job, I just want to know if it is possible to update the links? I'm new in this web page and I found your project and I really like it. Thank you.


    3 years ago

    any chance you can give a link to the frame? it seams to be
    discontinued. Like they way it has dual supports looks nice for


    6 years ago

    Is there a way to live stream the video data to the web?