Now that you've picked your parts on QuadPartPicker, we rounded up the internet's best video resources to put together your parts, configure your quad, and get it ready for flying. These are step-by-step building guides created by well-informed FPV YouTubers.
This issue is a part of our Beginner's Guide to FPV series.
Troncat's 2022 Budget Freestyle Build Tutorial
It's become an annual tradition for Troncat to publish a new budget build tutorial. With parts getting more expensive as supply chain woes continue, he was still able to keep this build under $200. If his suggested parts sell out, you can find similar parts and compare prices by creating a build list on QuadPartPicker.
Troncat's Cinewhoop Build Tutorial
While building and configuring a FPV drone typically follows the same process, we also wanted to highlight Troncat's cinewhoop build guide for those of you who are building a cinematic drone.
Joshua Bardwell's 2022 DIY Build Kit Tutorial
You're guaranteed to learn something in Joshua Bardwell's latest FPV build tutorial. The principles for building a quad are all the same, but if you want to follow along with the exact parts he used in this tutorial, you can buy his DIY HD kit or DIY analog kit. If the kit sells out or becomes unavailable, you can use QuadPartPicker to source similar parts and follow along with his video. We love this video because he breaks the building steps into chapters.
Drone Mesh's Budget 5" Build Guide
For another perspective, Drone Mesh also has a great freestyle build video.
Rotor Riot's Solder-less Build Kit Tutorial
Rotor Riot has been making FPV tutorials for years, and with that, they recognized that a lot of people are turned off by soldering. They sell parts as a kit or standalone that allow you to build an entire FPV quad with zero soldering involved. Check out their solder-less tutorial above.
We felt videos were a much better medium at explaining how to assemble your FPV drone than a long form article. Do you have interest in a written form build guide? If so, we can definitely put one of those together! Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.