Pre-Built Drones vs. Custom Built Drones

Pre-Built Drones vs. Custom Built Drones

Learn to FPV Episode 8

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  1. FlowR. on July 18, 2021 at 12:01 am

    SWEET Intro !

  2. AUSHER on July 18, 2021 at 12:03 am

    Can you teach me how to fpv?

  3. Norain on July 18, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Which System do you recommend for the DJI FPV System?
    Or is there something like a "perfect" Pre-Built System you can use for DJI FPV System?

  4. SparxFPV on July 18, 2021 at 12:05 am

    i preach DIY all day errr day. i hate it when guys try and push crappy BNFs on new guys. i feel like they are being set up for failure

  5. Jim Mede on July 18, 2021 at 12:07 am

    Your voice is same level as music. Hard for my ears to hear what you say.

  6. FPV5150 on July 18, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Dude, your so chill, but a beast of a pilot! You my friend are too cool😎

  7. Richard Warwick on July 18, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Today on "learn with Jeffrey" 😁 this beginners series really reminds me of kid’s TV in th 80s. Maybe it’s the music 🤔 anyway great series for beginners 👍👍

  8. bullmonkey on July 18, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Made an elementary mistake in the first 30 seconds. Closed video and moved on.

    Why the hell do idiots make videos that have absolutely no idea what they are talking about.

  9. upplsuckimcool16 on July 18, 2021 at 12:09 am

    I feel like if you’re gonna build one yourself when you first get into it, it’s because you don’t have the money to get a pre built one and you want a decent quad but don’t have the money for a BNF or RTF but still want similar quality.

    When i was first getting into this I ALMOST went to DIY built it yourself just because I knew it had to be cheaper to get the same quality. I had never soldered anythign though so I was like… fuck that… (Turns out I had to learn anyway cuz the receiver that came with it wasn’t compatible with my transmitter, AND my ESC broke after like 3 flights cuz I flipped it in the grass and went to disarm, which was right above my throttle and on an upward click so I hit the throttle instead by accident and the motor smoked and 2 ESC’s died lol)

    Although it might not even turn out that way in this particular hobby because it’s already VERY fucking expensive.

  10. StickyRice on July 18, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Tbh id say start off with a RTF Whoop. When i started, i wanted to start with making my own 3" and 2.5" brushed and they both broke before going fpv. when i did buy a Tiny whoop, iw asnt afraid of breaking it because its pretty light and cheap to replace. After that i made my own 2" then 2.5" then now 3" (got nos pace for a 5") Since then ive been in this hobby with no problem

  11. Exo on July 18, 2021 at 12:10 am

    meanwhile im just sitting there with my 70dollar 5inch 😀

  12. Matt Tucker on July 18, 2021 at 12:12 am

    First off I want to say how much rotor riot and all it’s pilots has inspired me in this hobby!!! Y’all are the best!! I have a serious question though. So I started out with the tiny hawk rtf kit and learned the basics of freestyle fpv. I have progressed quickly after getting the tiny hawk freestyle. I’ve got pretty good ripping in Acro. What would be a good suggestion on the next quad I should get?????

  13. senthil kumar on July 18, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Hi rotor riot, please open a shop in chennai, india😁

  14. nara on July 18, 2021 at 12:13 am

    Your first kwad should just fly good ! If you not get addicted with that you’ll never go that very long way of learning that many stuff before the 1st enjoyable flight.
    I’ve started with a RTF and as soon as i realized what i like i really wanted to build the "right one"! Without the RTF i wouldn’t have started building one and wouldn’t have known enough without any working example in my hands.

  15. maxair420 on July 18, 2021 at 12:14 am


  16. M O on July 18, 2021 at 12:14 am

    My name´s Jeff

  17. GeofLee on July 18, 2021 at 12:17 am

    There are great BNF out there such as armattan, diatone and emax

  18. SnapShotFPV on July 18, 2021 at 12:18 am

    I like the approach on this vid…seemed from the heart and honest.

  19. Scored Steak on July 18, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Intro SICK AF

  20. Steady on July 18, 2021 at 12:21 am

    Great video Jeff. I’m really enjoying this series

  21. DawnHub on July 18, 2021 at 12:21 am

    RTF doesnt always come with aradio. This is a bloody minefield . . 🙂

  22. J-QUAD FPV on July 18, 2021 at 12:22 am

    I started with an LHI 220 kit. Cheap way to get into the hobby but not greatest quality parts. You need basic skills and knowledge no matter what path you choose. IMO building your own is the way to go, your gonna probably spend $200 minimum but you decide quality, price and features. Just gotta have the skills to pay the bills

  23. shaba fpv ! on July 18, 2021 at 12:23 am

    Its called. Plug and play (pnp)

  24. Chuck D fpv on July 18, 2021 at 12:23 am

    Awesome video Jeff … I got started in the hobby by buying one of the original Wizards which is a ready to fly quad and obviously I crashed it and ended up having to fix some things and like you said Jeff the lacking of Quality Parts like the camera was horrible and the ESCs were crap….. which led me to taking it apart and learning how everything works and how everything goes together and after I learn all that and figured betaflight out and understood how our quads are put together I eventually Built My Own quad using what parts at the time were top of the line so in my opinion I would say buy something that’s already put together thats Ready To Fly that doesn’t kill your wallet so bad so you can reverse-engineer it and understand how it works because it’s already put together for you to see that’s what helped alot also the rotor Riot Channel and Project Blue Falcon, Joshua Bardwell and uavfutures and lots of other fpv YouTube channels especially my two favorites Mr Steele and my boy drib!!!

  25. chaunster on July 18, 2021 at 12:25 am

    I built 4-5 quads/tricopters from scratch back when the kk2.0 was relevant and the blackout miniH was new. Got frustrated with tuning and repairing and gave up on the hobby for 3-5 years. Then came back past year and bought a vortex230mojo and have been so dang happy with it. I don’t fly aggressive enough to crash very often. But with my scratch built rigs it got to the point that i only ever crashed when electronics failed and not controller error. It is nice to have the reliability of the prebuilt that i wasn’t getting with my build quality

  26. Christian Alvarado on July 18, 2021 at 12:26 am

    I think the term you were looking for is Plug and Play (PNP).

  27. Erik Zirger on July 18, 2021 at 12:26 am

    Can u do some reviews on mobile simulators

  28. hateeternalmaver on July 18, 2021 at 12:28 am

    I also went the semi-PnF version… Bought a complete, used quad without a receiver and learned everything while going along… ,)

  29. Jonas Hediger on July 18, 2021 at 12:30 am

    Go to 1.25x speed believe me guys

  30. MadMack on July 18, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Fuck banggood they stole 80 bucks from me

  31. Nate Williamson on July 18, 2021 at 12:32 am

    Although if you build one yourself you can get like the entire stack that makes it a lot easier and if your solder skills are not up to snuff forget about it a bnf that cost 300$ plus is a good starting price for a solid quad with good components like the Kopis 2 sweet quad if your new and you build you may get frustrated if you didnt do a ton of research watched a ton of videos on YouTube like Bardwell videos and know how to solder you will get frustrated and a cheap bnf to learn on may be the way to go save the expensive bnf or build for once you know what your doing start with a tinyhawk s or et 115vs to start with

  32. Averell Dalton on July 18, 2021 at 12:32 am

    Why the fuck don’t these appear in my subscriptionbox?

  33. StevieFPV on July 18, 2021 at 12:34 am

    I just got a nazgul5 bnf of Banggood. Couldn’t of built it cheaper with the parts it has. £150 shipped. I’m very impressed with it nice soldering and everything works as should.

  34. Huckaberry FpV on July 18, 2021 at 12:34 am

    Jaboi. . . Passing on that edum@cation👌

  35. mece66 on July 18, 2021 at 12:34 am

    I really appreciate you saying you can buy products you stock from a Chinese shop for cheaper. That kind of attitude makes me want to shop from rotor riot shop. Super cool of you. ❤️👍

  36. wownt on July 18, 2021 at 12:35 am

    5:50 "look for one that looks like it was just built by someone who put it together" 😂

  37. 661 FPV on July 18, 2021 at 12:37 am

    Its called PNP

  38. Lost Found on July 18, 2021 at 12:37 am

    i just got into fpv and literally made every single mistake he outlines…dammit ha

  39. Charlie Waffles on July 18, 2021 at 12:44 am

    Thats how i started.. bought a total RTF set from ebay with flysky&eachine wizard 😀 .. then i replaced the cam with a rotorriot swift… second drone was completely self built with all the help from your&dribs build videos 😀 .. helped me a lot ^^ … atm i‘m kinda annoyed by soldering 😂

  40. Thomas freestyle FPV on July 18, 2021 at 12:46 am

    Personally I am not into the building side of it .I just want to fly😀that’s why all my quads are bnf.. yes I have crashed a lot .but usually only have to replace a motor or a arm..I’ve never spent more than 10 minutes repairing a quad and that’s the way I like it..😀

  41. Yannick G on July 18, 2021 at 12:47 am

    A diy build is more gratifying, but some PNPs are just too damn tempting.

  42. 3Egger FPV on July 18, 2021 at 12:47 am

    I see this alot on other YT posts, first, second, third, WTF is that about? Learning to count?

  43. Oscar Robinson Teddy on July 18, 2021 at 12:48 am

    I just built a marmotte, after buying a wizard, that didn’t work, I thought I’d just build one myself lol

    For anyone curious I used these parts:


    Marmotte Frame
    Foxeer mini monster pro
    Matek f722-se
    Spedix gs35a
    Tmotor F60 pro III
    Frsky R-XSR
    AKK X2 ultimate
    Foxeer short RHCP omni
    Amass XT60
    Johnny Azure Power 4838


    Tattu Funfly 1550mah 4S 100C


    Eachine EV800D


    Frsky Taranis QX7


    Gopro Hero Session 5

  44. KwadLife on July 18, 2021 at 12:52 am

    Geat Series! Nice you mention cheaper options although its a kind of disadvantage for you guys, this shows how big the passion for a good service is. 🤘

  45. Gabe M on July 18, 2021 at 12:52 am

    Tyro129 my first build, dirt cheap. Very little soldering.

  46. Sparrow on July 18, 2021 at 12:52 am

    x1.25 is your friend here

  47. MaNameDan on July 18, 2021 at 12:53 am

    instructions unclear, bought a UAV

  48. Graham Parkinson on July 18, 2021 at 12:53 am

    I built my first drone 1 week after starting with a toy grade Syma 5Xc, I had no real idea what to do but had a pc building background so thought what the hell and dove straight in. It took just over an hour but I finally had a 5 inch racing drone itching to fly, and since that point I’ve built around 15 drones in my 3 years in the hobby and now have a fleet of over

  49. Justin Jehle on July 18, 2021 at 12:57 am

    All your links are dead

  50. SoldierAce on July 18, 2021 at 12:59 am

    Too much excitement when you speak, I can’t handle that much excitement. You should calm down.

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