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 [they built their own.] wanted a cheap FPV capable drone that they could comfortably fly in-and-out of doors, so of course
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 disconnected unless you want to fry your board. Otherwise, flashing the board and programming it simply requires patience and a lot of saving your work. Once that’s done and you’ve paired everything together, the sky — or ceiling — is the limit!
In their Instructable, [Constructed] provides a full list of the parts they purchased, as well as alternative options — like building the frame out of popsicle sticks if you lack 3D printer access — for anyone wanting to make their own. Definitely a far cry from the $415 price tag seven years ago.