Building your own drone or quadcopter is possible right now due to the technology available nowadays. In the past drones used to be things that you heard about on the news or you read about, but now things are really different. Today we can purchase a drone or make our own.
The first step when making a drone is to decide the design that you will emulate. The design that you will emulate usually decides the parts that you will need. If you are interested in speed, a fixed wing drone is the best choice. On the other hand, if you wanted precision a multi-rotor drone is an ideal one for this case. If you select a multi-rotor design, your options increase because there are different designs and shapes you can choose from. You can choose to have a + shape, a y shape or even an x shape with a couple of propellers on each arm.
The next step is to select the base of your drone. Sensors were not quick enough years back on their reaction on a click of a button, but right now they are excellent so many to choose from. Due to different pressure sensors from various manufacturers, you are given a focal central point that you can specialize in for navigation of your drone. You have to choose a system that best suits whatever you want to achieve. A circuit board in the system is a must as it will be the device that reacts to the hand held device when you want to fly your drone. You need to invest money in the circuit device that you will use to control it as well as frames, cameras that will send video down via Wi-Fi or internet connection. The frames makes it possible to install cameras and ensures that you can be able to pivot the camera up and down once installed.
At this point you have almost all the components that are required to make this device work well. You have the sensors, camera and electronics which are wired well. At this stage, the frame is required to hide away the main system of your drone. A frame should be made from materials that are highly resistant to damage and the one that will keep all the wiring hidden from view. Carbon fibers are usually the preferred material because it is light and extremely strong. It is also great for reducing the vibrations, which helps to improve the drone ability to remain steady while in the air.
The last step is to connect the propellers of the drone to the arms. According to your design it is usually easier to attach the arms before the body. You may also consider improving aesthetics due to easier storage and mobility. After you have done all this, now is time to make sure that it is in good order. This is by checking the system is wired well and the sensors are reacting to the remote. Once, you have confirmed everything; fly it for the maiden test.
There are many drone kits available online to help you on your journey.