First drone

By cavetodie on Jan 13, 2020

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It's pretty simple building a drone, way easier than it seems(But expensive). Just make sure solder joints aren't touching each other, and use a smokestopper!

  1. [Example] Look in the manual of your FC and on the cam, the 5v in the cam manual, goes to the 5v on the fc. So 5v to 5v, GND to GND and Cam to cam.
  2. Solder them, and test with a multimeter or just make sure that they're not testing.

What I learned:
The hardest part is soldering, watch some soldering tutorials before beginning.
Use good solder, don't buy it from banggood, I learned that the hard way. Use a good soldering iron, I use a TS100

Remember that you ALSO need to buy:
Chargers, power supply for charger, tools, zipties, batterystraps, smokestopper, heatshrink(is always good to have, but not necessarily needed(It is cheap though))



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HK-AERIAL VTOL   Jan 13, 2020  

Oh hey! You made it over here! Fantastic... I propped (get it... "propped") you out on reddit for building a more conservative first rig. I can't see it (and maybe you did this), but for my old eyes on the MKII I alternated top-and-bottom for wires that were on pads next to each other. That stack is TIGHT to solder on... when you go to something else (like Matek) you'll be relieved at the spacing. Good job, try not to destroy it too fast (or do like me... continually build so they can get shelved).

Edit: it aint the iron (as my $22 Yihua proves time and time again)... it's the flux (MG Chemicals 8341 is my preferred flavor).

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