Drones for beginners : How to build your own quadcopter
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Drones for beginners : How to build your own quadcopter

A pre-packaged, step by step guide to understanding and building your very own drone.
3.9 (20 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
155 students enrolled
Created by Mohiudin Malik
Last updated 10/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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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
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.

Who 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.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction to the course.
5 Lectures 07:31

Intro welcoming students to the course

Music: Aurea Carmina Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Preview 00:36

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

Music: Infinite Perspective Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Preview 01:10

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

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Preview 01:18

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

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What will this course teach you?
01:46

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!

Music:Infinite Perspective Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Build VS Buy
02:41
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Quadcopter Basics
7 Lectures 11:20

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

Suggested Parts And Suppliers
2 pages

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

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

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What is a Quadcopter?
01:23

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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Quadcopter History
01:31

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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Classes of Multicopters
04:06

Jargon Buster
01:49

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

Safety Warnings
01:25

Tools Needed
01:06
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Quadcopters - Parts Explained
11 Lectures 01:22:34

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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The Skeleton - Quadcopter Frames and Arms
05:54

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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Frames - Build Log
03:06

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

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

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Preview 07:06

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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Motors - Build Log
01:31

Lecture explaining the basics of how to choose propellers.

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

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The Wings - Propellers
03:50

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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The Power - Speed Controllers And Batteries
08:04

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

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

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The Brain - Flight Controllers
09:59

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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Flight Controllers - Build Log
10:24

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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The Control - Transmitters and Receivers
11:50

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

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

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Flight Controller Setup Part 1
06:04

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

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

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Flight Controller Setup Part 2
14:46
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First Flight Tips and Maintenance of your Quadcopter
3 Lectures 00:00

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

Checklist, Useful Tips & Maintenance
2 pages

A few additional sources to expand your knowledge

Additional Recommended Learning Resources
1 page

Quick final notes

Final Notes and Have A Good Time!
1 page
About the Instructor
Mohiudin Malik
3.9 Average rating
20 Reviews
155 Students
1 Course
Hardware & Software developer, Drones enthusiast & Pilot

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