Is It Worth Building Your Own Drone?

You may be new to drones or an experienced seasoned pilot, however, has the question of building your own quadcopter ever entered your mind?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of building a UAV and why would you want to do it anyway?

 In this article we are going to answer these questions for you and determine based on your requirements if it is worth building your own machine.


Spoiler alert, the answer to this question will depend on how you’re going to be using your quadcopter.

Buying Your Own Drone

Hobbyist who love taking eye catching aerial footage or photos are probably likely to go down the route of purchasing a drone with monitor. This option would be far cheaper than a DIY model that can take weeks to construct and complete.
There is also no guarantee you will be able to acquire the same smoothness as some of these pre-manufactured models are well designed.

Building Your Own Drone

One of the greatest advantages of building your own machine is gaining the knowledge on how this flying machines works. It is like building a PC, once you have that knowledge, you have effectively become a quadcopter configurator and are able to diagnose any problems, find the parts you need and fix it.

This method is better suited for individuals who love to experiment and tinker with every fixture, screw. If this sounds like you, then the more likely option would be to build a multirotor to get your juices going. This experience will give the advantage of being able to modify every part or even replace them in order to create a better quality product with greater performance… it is genuinely the only way to true understand the characteristics of how a quadcopter works.

Happy buying or happy building depending on which way you decided to go.

Patrick Peterson