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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

    May 21, 2020
    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.

  2. Jason S

    Jason S Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    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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