Drones for beginners : How to build your own quadcopter

A pre-packaged, step by step guide to understanding and building your very own drone.
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Instructed by Mohiudin Malik Lifestyle / Other
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  • Lectures 26
  • Contents Video: 1.5 hours
    Other: 10 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2015 English

Course 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 the basic concepts that are involved by building a Quadcopter from scratch which is ready to fly.

The Quadcopter build used in this course is classified as a Racer-Quad and the materials needed will be around 200 British Pounds, this is including the Quadcopter as well as the radio system. The concepts can be applied to any class of Quadcopters, even other multi-copters such as Hexacopters.

How long the course takes is entirely up to the student, it can be finished in a day or a week, depending on how much time is allocated to it.

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

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

What are the requirements?

  • An excitement towards building a model aircraft from scratch
  • Purchase either a quadcopter 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

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Build and Fly your very first Quadcopter from scratch
  • Understand the main concepts involved in radio controlled model flying
  • Understand the theory behind how Quadcopters work
  • Understand the individual components of Quadcopters and what they do

What is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for newbies who have little to no experience with flying Radio Controlled models. No prior knowledge is required. The course is probably not for you if you are already well experienced in building and flying Quadcopters.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to the course.
00:36

Intro welcoming students to the course

Music: Aurea Carmina Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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01:10

Describing the core purpose of the course and what you can expect.

Music: Infinite Perspective Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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01:18

Quick breakdown of how long you can expect this course to take.

Music: Infinite Perspective Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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01:46

Describing what the course will teach you and how you can benefit from it.

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02:41

Just a quick breakdown of the old age argument of build vs buy. What do you get with building and why you should definitely do it!

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Section 2: Quadcopter Basics
2 pages

Suggested part list and a few sources to get you started.

01:23

A quick introduction to what a Quadcopter actually is all about.

Music:Marty Gots a Plan Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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01:31

A quick run down memory lane and how old the famous vertical lift-off quadcopter design really is.

Music:Fig Leaf Times Two Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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04:06

A quadcopter is a multicopter. What is a multicopter? What types of multicopters are out there?

A quick explanation of the most popular multicopters out there at the moment.

Music:Fig Leaf Times Two Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Jargon Buster
Article
Article

Quadcopters can be dangerous. I have listed a 10 point rule guide that you should follow when operating a quadcopter.

Tools Needed
Article
Section 3: Quadcopters - Parts Explained
05:54

A video briefly explaining quadcopter frames and the various kinds that are available.

Music:Fig Leaf Times Two Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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03:06

Step by step video log showing a build of a quadcopter frame.

Music:Fig Leaf Times Two Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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07:06

Video lecture describing the basics of radio control motors that are used in quadcopter setup.

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01:31

A quick build video showing the process of attaching motors to the frame.

Music:Marty Gots a Plan Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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03:50

Lecture explaining the basics of how to choose propellers.

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08:04

Video lecture explaining the basic knowledge that needs to be understood in order to purchase ESCs and Batteries.

Fig Leaf Times Two Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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09:59

Lecture explaining the basics of flight controllers. What they are, why they are needed and how to buy one for yourself.

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10:24

Lecture describing the process of how to get the Naze32 ready. Shows soldering, attaching the flight controller to the frame, attaching the speed controllers to the flight controller and attaching radio receiver to the flight controller.

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11:50

Lecture describing the basics that need to be understood in order to buy your very own Radio System for your quadcopter.

Music:Life of Riley Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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06:04

Part 1 of the two part lecture series showing how to connect, install and configure the Naze32 Flight Controller.

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14:46

Part 2 of the two part lecture series showing how to connect, install and configure the Naze32 Flight Controller.

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Section 4: First Flight Tips and Maintenance of your Quadcopter
2 pages

A quick checklist of flight tips and maintenance tips to ensure happy flying.

1 page

A few additional sources to expand your knowledge

1 page

Quick final notes

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Instructor Biography

Mohiudin Malik, Technology enthusiast

I am a technology enthusiast, self-proclaimed geek with a bachelor's degree in robotics and specialise in anything electronic. Big believer in the DIY way of life and maker of things. I have recently discovered a passion for teaching and aim to provide students with high quality, easy to follow courses.

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