Whats in a Drone?

What's in a Drone

An FPV racing quadcopter is made up of the following parts:

  • Frame
  • 4 motors
  • 4 ESCs
  • 4 props
  • Flight controller
  • Lithium-polymer (LiPo) battery
  • Video transmitter (vTx) and receiver (vRx)
  • Radio transmitter (Tx) and receiver (Rx)
  • Antennas
  • Battery straps
  • FPV goggles or monitor
  • Board camera for FPV
  • HD camera for recording (optional)

You'll want to buy a lot of spare props. It also doesn't hurt to have spare batteries, motors and ESCs if you want to avoid waiting around for replacement parts after a crash.

To build and maintain a quadcopter you'll also need some tools, such as:

  • LiPo charger
  • Soldering iron

The parts you choose will depend mostly on your budget.