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How much time needed for self build kit?

Discussion in 'Drone Builds and Kits' started by Jack Jumper, May 21, 2020.

  1. Jack Jumper

    Jack Jumper New Member

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    Posted by Jack Jumper, May 21, 2020 #1
    I've seen some videos for building your own drone for $99.
    You buy parts and put together.
    I've only ever skimmed through the main video.
    I saw you need to do some soldering.
    I don't have experience of soldering.
    I'm OK with opening things up.

    Just looking for a guestimate... how long would it take me to build?
    Soldering - I'm sure I can learn and master (what I need to know).
    Apart from that... is there anything else?

    $99 - is this recommended? Should I spend more? Can someone give links to anything else?
    (The guy says, a few parts, costing a few $ more... he would recommend instead. I can live with $99 or just a little more with no thought.)

    Main requirement: video and photography.
    (Boy racing can come later!)

    DUMB question: how close to the quality of DJI drones can I get with a self build?

    First post here.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Jason S

    Jason S Member

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    Posted by Jason S, May 25, 2020 #2
    there no way you can self build a drone with sensors etc like dji for $99. The best way to start is probably with dji 450 or 550 easy enough to put together and solder.
    But there are so many good drones already pre-built that around that price why would diy unless you up for a challenge?
    sounds like u dont have any experience so why risk something that u can buy already that flys. Theres lots of mirco drones that a small camera too good fun to zip around the house and annoy your family and cats etc lol
     
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