Whats in a Drone?
What's in a Drone
An FPV racing quadcopter is made up of the following parts:
- 4 motors
- 4 ESCs
- 4 props
- Flight controller
- Lithium-polymer (LiPo) battery
- Video transmitter (vTx) and receiver (vRx)
- Radio transmitter (Tx) and receiver (Rx)
- 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.