Build a Freestyle FPV drone for $150!!

Build a Freestyle FPV drone for $150!!

This is my 2021 $150 budget build drone. From start to finish I’ll show you what to get, how to assemble it, and even how to configure in betaflight.

The only equipment you need in addition to the drone itself is batteries, goggles, and a controller! (Links Below)

Drone Parts list:
Steele Carbon Fiber 5” Frame – https://www.banggood.com/custlink/mKGEjuVylF
Caddx Ant 1200TVL Camera – https://www.banggood.com/custlink/DmKYlfVRL8
Mamba F405 Stack – https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vKmye1SDSQ
Mini VTX5848 – https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vmGEaTPha4
Racerstar Race Edition 2205 2300kv Motors – https://www.banggood.com/custlink/Gm3YafHhaA
HQ Freestyle 5” Prop – https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3GGYa69CUF

Don’t have a 3D printer?
20×20 – 30×30 mounting board: https://bit.ly/34JPick

Some of the parts I used have sold out. Check out these alternatives:
VTX: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/KmvYnFqN9k
Emax motors: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3G3y0hjHbi
4s Battery: https://www.racedayquads.com/products/rdq-series-14-8v-4s-1500mah-100c-lipo-battery-xt60?_pos=9&_sid=d1c008f69&_ss=r&aff=58

Additional stuff:
Budget Goggles: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/K3DhQJOPOh
Controller: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/KGDRQWvoVr

3D print Files:
Antenna Holder – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4652034
GoPro Mount – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4786100
Arm Bumpers – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4786076
Camera adapter: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4070488
30×30 20×20 adapter: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3008618

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Support the channel by clicking these affiliate links when purchasing parts at these sites!
RDQ – https://www.racedayquads.com?aff=58
BetaFPV – https://betafpv.com?sca_ref=1435233.qFHxUmh5f2
Banggood – https://www.banggood.com/custlink/v3GYndYKfj

Starter FPV Drone Kit with everything you need: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3DvYO49Hvi

My Favorite Pre-Built Drones
Geprc Cinelog 25: https://bit.ly/3ikKDRa
BetaFPV Pavo 360: https://bit.ly/3IPimhT
iFlight Titan XL5: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vvmyL6IVhS

Digital DJI System
DJI FPV Goggles V2: https://bit.ly/3qfTEzr
Caddx Polar Vista: https://bit.ly/3tsqTSp

Frames
iFlight XL5: https://bit.ly/3wfgwTr
Steele 5” Budget Frame (Apex Clone): https://www.banggood.com/custlink/mKGEjuVylF

Flight Controllers
Mamba F722s: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vGvRjgItK0
HGLRC 60a Stack: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vDvENdydDl

Motors
6s Xilo Stealth Motors – https://bit.ly/3fdnVqu
iFlight XING Motors – https://www.banggood.com/custlink/GmvRL48cML
Emax ECO II Motors: https://bit.ly/34QovLv

Analog VTX/Camera:
Camera: https://bit.ly/3u2VJQl
VTX: https://bit.ly/3tiDKGv

TX/RX
TBS Crossfire:
ELRS rx: https://bit.ly/3CC661m
ELRS tx: https://bit.ly/3MWPUNc
R9M rx: https://bit.ly/3COm7Sb
R9M tx: https://bit.ly/3tst3Bv

Highly Recommended Tools:
Electric Multi-tool: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/GDKYNJdqmg
Soldering Iron: https://amzn.to/3q3pXku
Motor Grip Pliers: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3DvEle8FRn
LiPo Battery Voltage Tester: https://bit.ly/3u97Ewc

Other Equipment:
My Backpack: https://bit.ly/3IeyY12
Naked GoPro Hero 8 Case & BEC: https://bit.ly/3yuWjI5
Naked GoPro 6 Case & BEC: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vKmRj6icTk
Balance Lead GoPro power cable: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/KvDhL69C71
DJI Air 2 S: https://amzn.to/3wfAxcy
GPS Module: https://bit.ly/3u3VTqR
QX7 Controller: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/vDmdLBZPdu
GoPro Hero 9: https://amzn.to/349z9Ju
GoPro Hero 10: https://amzn.to/3ILPAyC

DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I will receive a small commission. This helps support this channel and allows me to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for your support!

50 Comments

  1. Atang Matona on June 1, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Sorry to say but I thought you were going to make an actual drone with junk or other stuff not things that are bought, sorry but this is DISAPPOINTING😟😖😔😒

  2. David Sullivan on June 1, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    I am interested in building one can u send me the link of where u got the products from or websites. Thanks

  3. Phil’s Journey on June 1, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Can you do a build video for australia using Australian prices?

  4. Joseph Salcone ll on June 1, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    This is exactly what I want to do but never have the money to just go out and buy one. I guess the only thing I need to know is what kind of controller will connect to this drone and were/how do I know I’m buying the right controller .

  5. Sanjay Pawar on June 1, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Just buying the the parts

  6. T Mac on June 1, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Hello all, Does anyone know the diameter of the tiny screws used to attach the boards to the frame? They’re about 1mm. I think there are two sizes of screws associated with the frame and attachments, I’m looking for the smaller of the two. Thank you!

  7. Jamie Barnes on June 1, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Did u buy all the parts from Amazon if so can u list they please

  8. Ashish Pasrija on June 1, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Sell me in 200$

  9. Jan on June 1, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    What antenna did you use?

  10. caveymon on June 1, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    Just one comment: you’ve got two antenna’s on the rxsr for diversity reception. You should have put one on either side of the central stack, instead of on just one arm together 😀 Otherwise, excellent build. Great editing, and easy to follow.

  11. Tyron Si on June 1, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    I’m a beginner and would want to try FPV drones, I just want to ask some question regarding your video, how’d you know which color of wires to go to which slot? the one from camera and vtx?

    Thanks!

  12. locorideryz on June 1, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Thanks man ,

    Im going to make a drone and try it out myself

  13. Atticus Cougar on June 1, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Great video. Subbed!

  14. Gabeh765 on June 1, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    My lord you sure made good use of your solder supply.

  15. LAZZRIS on June 1, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    Thanks this would be a great project for my 12 y/o kid for her first drone.

  16. STUDIO 21 on June 1, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Hi, really cool. Im from 🇹🇹Trinidad. Do you know if these components are on amazon?

  17. samuel yeet on June 1, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    The world Is one big scam, if you buy all these parts now, it comes out to about $250, even though this video came out during the height of the pandemic when it was supposedly more expensive. On top of that, each item is "marked down" from a previously higher price… wtf so they raise the prices sky high, almost twoce as much, then take 5$ off just to make you think you are getting a good price. I hate this 🌎

  18. treakzy_ on June 1, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    4:04 arch linux reference 😀

  19. Joe Bidden on June 1, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    What are you using for controller?

  20. Andrew Kuster Zegobia on June 1, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    is there a way to put an autopilot program on?
    (for someone who barely knows how to drive drone)

  21. James Chen on June 1, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    im glad someone putting 150$ builds online. too many fpv queens out there.

  22. theycallmesteve on June 1, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    Just a bookmark for myself later:

    11:37

  23. Tommer Lawrence on June 1, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    You are awesome but you lost me one minute into your video but I was so amazed at your flying ability wow I am shocked that you can go that fast I’ve never seen drone racing but I want to do it but I’m not that coordinated I am just learning I’m 70 pie my grandson is 15 I bought him a GoPro karma we haven’t got together yet I got it in the car and I need to fly it a little bit before I give it to him and get it tuned up on the site you are amazing thank you boy that was awesome

  24. Daniel Drone FPV on June 1, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Hi,
    What ratio you use with the Caddx Ant 1200TVL Camera?
    4:3 or 16:9
    Thanks

  25. PaydayWolf Gaming on June 1, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    The vtx link is dead for me, any other that you’d recommend? Also, would you recommend this drone for a first timer outdoors?

  26. jlebrech on June 1, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    I just learned the bluetack trick. niiice

  27. Chopsuey Media on June 1, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    can I partner the mamba f405 with other reciever or not?

    thanks for the answer

  28. Joseph Kool on June 1, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    That thing rips

  29. Den 6550 on June 1, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    I have an off the shelf FIMI 8SE and this thing makes it look like a school bus. Just wow!

  30. Alex Tejeda on June 1, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    Yah and how much was the 3d printer $7 or what haha

  31. CopenhagenMusik on June 1, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    dont fly over peoples cars, like carparks etc… your giving people a valid argument for stomping on FPV. 33:28
    other peoples private property, go around that, don’t risk or play with it..
    when we go FPV we always try to stear away from our own cars, so its get pretty hypocrisy if I then would fly over other peoples cars.
    I crash from time to time, you crash from time to time..lets not kill our hobby and regulate it even harder so only locked areas will be open for flying..

  32. Tony on June 1, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    I was about to start ordering parts when I realized I need a battery, transmitter and goggles. I have a spektrum dx7 transmitter for planes, will that work? Any recommendations for goggles?

  33. Cameron Braswell on June 1, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    3:20 Timestamp when this goes from under a $150 build to only if you have a 3D printer!

  34. RG Orr on June 1, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    Why the capacitor?

  35. Loza FPV on June 1, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    🙂

  36. Stacy on June 1, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Build me one🤣🤣

  37. Daniel Higgs on June 1, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Is there a similar kit but for someone waaay more casual and that focuses on stability instead of racing?

  38. Dozzborn211 on June 1, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Definitely doing this

  39. David Sullivan on June 1, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Never mind I didn’t see that u put the link in the description

  40. Supergamerkai on June 1, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    What about a headset and controller?

  41. Reed Beavers on June 1, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    So you also need a 3d printer…. Youre over $150

  42. Mike Ehrmantraut on June 1, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    as soon your individual, 3d printed part came into play i thought to myself: why am i watching this? this isnt help me at all

  43. aecrim1969 on June 1, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    Stick with building drones, leave the math for others.

  44. Иван Лугинец on June 1, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    Man, nice manual, thank you!

  45. Sovo on June 1, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    any smaller builds?

  46. Seel on June 1, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    How would you connect a radio controller to this drone?

  47. He||razør on June 1, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    Excellent work!

  48. Shiraz Maharoof on June 1, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    👌

  49. early culyer on June 1, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Why even worry about the numbers on the motors? If they are are going one way anyway? I thought 2 we’re going to go clockwise and the other two counterclockwise? How did you reverse the motors? Is there a setting for that in that beta flight? Never seen this done before Good job! I’m just learning about drones I had this cool little drone from five below , I was just learning how to fly in a damn thing took off and disappeared behind some trees lol

  50. R B on June 1, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    Bogus. Why bother with a printed part which most of us do not have. Nothing else available?

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