Step-1 Items

We first list all the items we used to assemble our drones. Many of them can be purchased from Amazon.

ItemLinkEst. Cost
(1) DJI F450 Drone Framelink$89
(2) DJI E310 Propulsion Systemlink link2$160
(3) DJI F450 Landing Gearlink$10
(4) DJI N3 Flight Controllerlink$489
(5) DJI DT7 Transmitter & Receiver Kit*linkN/A
(6) Raspberry pi 3 B+ kitlink$55
(7) 32 GB sdcardlink$9
(8) 4S LiPo Battery 5000mAhlink$50
(9) Battery Chargerlink$84
(10) Voltage Adapters (5v output)link$11
(11) USB-to-TTL Cablelink$14
(12) USB WiFi Adapterlink$10
(13) Camera Modulelink$27
(14) ScrewdriverslinkN/A
(15) Hook and Loop FastenerlinkN/A

* DJI DT7 Kit seems to be not available online. You may have to try other transmitter&receiver kits, for example, linking DJI N3 with Futaba transmitter.


Many of the DJI items (1-5) are no longer in stock (and will not restock). So you may have to buy alternative items to replace them.

Step-2 Assembling

Assemble the drone

There are many tutorials on Youtube. Most of them are using the non-programmable DJI Naza flight controller, but most of the connections are the same. Here, We first list a few of the tutorials from Youtube.

Next, we show the detailed layout of our drone platform. You may combine our layout with the above videos to assemble your drones.