Drones For Beginners 2020
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Drones For Beginners 2020

A DIY manual for quadcopter basics.
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4.3 (98 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
9,731 students enrolled
Created by Mohiudin Malik
Last updated 6/2020
English
English
Current price: $13.99 Original price: $19.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand the theory behind how drones work.
  • Understand the basic concepts involved in radio controlled model flying.
  • Understand the individual components that make up a drone.
  • Build a complete quad copter drone from scratch.
Requirements
  • An excitement towards building a model aircraft from scratch
  • Purchase either a drone build kit or source the parts from the parts list provided.
  • Have basic electronic knowledge including how to use a soldering iron
  • Have basic tool handling experience such as wire strippers and pliers
Description

A step-by-step video guide to understanding and building your very own drone. The course will take someone who has little to no prior experience with radio controlled model flying to someone that fully understands all the basic concepts by building a drone from scratch.

You should take this course if you want to fast track your understanding of the field instead of tirelessly reading countless forums to get a basic understanding of the hobby.

In the course we’ll build a super-fast racing quadcopter which can be built on a budget. The concepts talked about can be applied to any type of multi-rotors, even the ones used to carry expensive video equipment by filming crews!

Course is structured in a way that it fully explains the theory and demonstrates the build in a very easy to understand manner.

How long the course takes to complete depends on how much time you allocate to it and how much experience you have with similar projects.



Who this course is for:
  • This course is aimed at complete beginners with no prior knowledge of building a radio controlled drone. The course is probably not for you if you are already some experience in building or flying drones.
Course content
Expand all 30 lectures 01:34:34
+ Section 2
1 lecture 04:33

Lesson exploring what a drone is and some of the variations out there.

Section 2 - What is a drone?
04:33
+ Section 3
14 lectures 01:12:58

Learn all about drone frames.

The Skeleton - Drone Frames
06:34

Watch a build video of a frame assembly.

Frames - Build Video
03:26

Learn all about motors used in drone building.

The muscle - Drone Motors
05:58

Watch a build video of motors being mounted to the frame.

Motors Build Video
01:24

Quiz about drone motors

Motors Quiz
5 questions

Learn all about the electronic speed controllers that control the motors on a drone.

The Bridge - Speed Controllers
07:02

Watch a build video of the speed controllers being mounted onto the frame.

Speed Controllers Build Video
04:10

Quiz about speed controllers

Speed Controller Quiz
5 questions

Learn all about drone batteries and ways to distribute power on-board.

Preview 07:05

Watch a build video of the power distribution board being mounted onto the frame.

Power Distribution Build Video
03:17

Quiz about drone batteries and power distribution

Batteries & Power Distribution Quiz
7 questions

Learn all about the flight controllers used in drones.

The Brain - Flight Controllers
09:23

Watch a build video of the flight controller being mounted onto the frame.

Flight Controller Build Video
05:13

Quiz about flight controllers

Flight Controller Quiz
4 questions

Learn all about the radio system that is used with drones.

The control - Radio systems
10:37

Watch a build video of the radio receiver being mounted onto the frame.

Preview 03:35

Quiz about drone radio systems

Radio Systems Quiz
4 questions
The Wings - Propellers
03:58
Propeller Mount Video
01:16

A quiz about drone propellers

Propeller Quiz
3 questions
+ Section 4 - Drone Setup
14 lectures 15:22

Introduction to flight controller setup

Intro
00:50

A quick video showing how to bind a radio receiver and a radio transmitter together.

RC setup – Binding Procedure
00:39

A quick video showing how to setup AUX channels on a radio transmitter.

RC Setup - Aux Channels
01:05

Quick check to see if motors are setup correctly.

Motor check
00:36

What you need to setup the flight controller

FC Setup – Preparation
00:37

Program the flight controller with the latest available software.

FC Setup - Firmware Flashing
01:53

Calibrate the motion sensor on-board the flight controller.

FC Setup - Calibrate Sensor
00:52

Set the general settings for the flight controller.

FC Setup – General Configuration 1
01:15

Set the general settings for the flight controller.

FC Setup - General Configuration 2
01:18

Set the general settings for the flight controller.

FC Setup - General Configuration 3
01:06

Quick test to see if motors are working correctly.

FC Setup - Motor Testing
01:23

Quick test to see if radio systems are working correctly.

FC Setup - Receiver Setup
00:45

Setup flight modes on the flight controller.

FC Setup - Flight Modes Setup
02:18

End of the course.

Completed!
00:45