Joel McCoy
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Building a Drone from scratch

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ronald Pandolfi 21 hours ago. 5 Replies

I am a beginner an my goal is to 3d print a drone  body and fly by FPV for photos. As this is my first build I as well am trying not to break the bank. But was wondering what experienced pilots might…Continue

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Ronald Pandolfi replied to Joel McCoy's discussion Building a Drone from scratch
"In general, 3d printing a drone body is a poor idea unsless you are not poor. You can get good results from SLS 3d printing nylon with glass or carbon fiber fill, or from high end FDM printers with special materials. Otherwise you are better off…"
21 hours ago
Alan D replied to Joel McCoy's discussion Building a Drone from scratch
"Joel, Depending on where you are, I have a 450 size quad with Naza, GPS, OSD, camera and video transmitter for sale cheap over on the UK Drone Junk Yard facebook group, complete with 2x 4S batteries and some spares. Just needs a transmitter binding…"
23 hours ago
David L. replied to Joel McCoy's discussion Building a Drone from scratch
"No worries, glad to help. ;) As per-question and previously mentioned NAZA-M makes it easier for user to build and setup without major programming work.  Eg:  You can  buy NAZA additional hardware to have those head's up display…"
yesterday
Joel McCoy replied to Joel McCoy's discussion Building a Drone from scratch
"David, this is great info, I really appreciate you sharing your set up so I can further under stand what I need to get mine fling. I hope this next question does not sound too rookie like, looking at your aerial photos some have heads up displays…"
Tuesday
David L. replied to Joel McCoy's discussion Building a Drone from scratch
"I have both 3DR APM/Arducopter and NAZA M on 450 and 350 size quadcopter.  Based on my experience if you wanted something easy and less time to setup without to much programming to make it fly the NAZA M is the best.  But if you wanted…"
Monday
Joel McCoy posted a discussion

Building a Drone from scratch

I am a beginner an my goal is to 3d print a drone  body and fly by FPV for photos. As this is my first build I as well am trying not to break the bank. But was wondering what experienced pilots might think between the 3DR PIXHAWK or the NAZA M. Or should I be considering something completely different? I think I want GPS and barometer for hands free hovering, GPS auto return to home, definitely FPV view,and I would like a flight information to be viewable in the googles, not sure what else a…See More
Jun 12
Joel McCoy replied to John's discussion Best flight controller for ariel photography
"I am wondering this as well, I am a beginner an my goal is to 3d print a drone and fly by FPV for photos. As this is my first build I as well am trying not to break the bank. But was wondering what experienced pilots might think between the 3DR…"
May 27

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US NAVY veteran
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beginner wanting to 3d print and fly my own drone
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