Building the frame is probably the easiest part. For this tutorial, the S500 quadcopter frame was chosen because it is easy to build, widely available and affordable. However, other 500mm or 450mm frame kits can also be used should you desire something different.
In this tutorial, we will be building a basic quadcopter with a diagonal motor size of 500mm and powered by the APM Mini 3.1 flight controller. Due to its size, a drone like this is best flown outdoors and can carrry itself well in light to moderate winds.
When shopping for a drone or building one, one of the first things you’ll need to decide on is which platform to choose. Since multirotors are available in different guises, the process of selecting the right platform can be a bit tricky.
When it comes radio controlled aerial vehicles, multicopters are more popular than ever. The 3D printing community has gone to great lengths in order to provide for 3D printable replacement parts for these accident...
Whether you’re new to quadcopters and looking for something light and easy to play around with … or an aspiring drone pilot looking for a trainer drone to hone your flying skills, mini quadcopters are a great way to start familiarizing yourself with the world of multirotors.