Drone Building
Made Easy.

Skip costly trial-and-error and build a professional FPV drone on your 1st try.

  • 3 hours of step-by-step video instruction
  • Complete blueprint to build the ultimate machine and configure it for smooth flying
  • Perfect for new FPV pilots who want to avoid buying a cheap and unreliable drone
  • Parts list includes top shelf electronics to build a durable and reliable FPV drone
  • Turbo-charge your learning with the experience of a 10 year FPV veteran
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Detailed, short, and easy-to-follow videos

Detailed, short, and easy-to-follow videos

We split the course in short, easy-to-follow videos that you can come back to if needed.

Up-to-date information

Up-to-date information

We keep our courses updated with the latest parts and we make sure they are compatible with the drone build.

Mobile and Offline Access

Mobile and Offline Access

You can watch our lessons on mobile phones and even download them for offline access.

Let’s meet your instructor Taught by experts, focused on outcomes.

Donald Heon

Donald Heon

Expert Drone Builder and FPV Pilot


Hi, I’m Don or as I am known in the FPV world Drone Doc.


I served in the U.S. military for 8 years and have been in aviation my entire adult career. Since that time, I have been on a quest to evolve within the burgeoning UAS industry.


I currently hold an FAA part 107 certificate and a Bachelors degree in Unmanned Aircraft Systems from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.


I managed a UAS laboratory for 4 years consisting of a fleet of all types of drones, everything from the DJI ecosystem, to VTOL drones, and enterprise drones.


The FPV build process may be daunting at first with soldering and wire management. I have built over 100 drones in the last 10 years, and with each passing year I hone my skills as an instructor to pass this knowledge on to you.


I am a professional drone piloting instructor and a sharp FPV pilot with knowledge and skills to help you gain the edge your looking for.


When I am not working you can find me riding my motorcycle or exploring the beautiful blue sky from the thrill of my FPV headset.

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FAQ Have questions? Get the answer below. You can also contact us.

How is this different from the drone builds I find on YouTube?

There are several differences. The main one is that this is not a cheap build. The parts in this drone are not only reliable but extremely durable, and they were picked because they will make your drone smooth and responsive. The second difference is that this is an updated course, utilizing the most recent electronic parts, firmware, and techniques to build a drone that will be supported in the present and in the future. Lastly, this course is taught by someone who builds drones for a living and stays up to date with all the latest drone parts on the market.

How do I know which parts to buy?

We provide you with a parts list that includes everything, including tools and consumables.

I've never built a drone before, can I still use this course?

Absolutely! We designed this course to be easy to follow, with all instructions on how to solder parts together, check for continuity, and safely build your drone from scratch.

How much do the parts cost?

The parts to build the drone will cost between $554, without the batteries. This does not include shipping. You will also need a controller and goggles, which most pilots already have. With all of the parts, batteries, a controller, and goggles, the total cost is approximately $1500.

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High-quality components for the ultimate FPV drone

There are many reasons to build your own FPV drone. Maybe you want that cinematic look like the pros on YouTube, or maybe you just want a drone that is reliable, durable, and flies like butter. Or maybe you’re tired of setting up drones that take hours or even days. It may also be the airspace limitations that certain manufacturers have in place?

 

For this course, we selected the best quality components out there and we show you how to assemble and solder the ultimate FPV drone together. The result is the smoothest flight combined with responsive controls. The instructor, Donald Heon, uses his knowledge and experience from building over 100 drones to save you time and headaches. Setting up your drone has never been easier.

 

Instead of buying a cheap drone that doesn’t fly as expected, simply invest some time and money into creating your own professional cinematic FPV drone and get immediate results like the pros.

 

We provide you with a parts list that includes reliable electronic gear, even tools and consumables are provided.

 

  • (1) Pick the correct components: we will help you select the newest and most reliable components on the market that simply perform at a professional standard.
  • (2) Assemble the frame: we show you how to assemble the carbon fiber frame and place the components in a location for maximum reliability and durability.
  • (3) Solder the components: We show you how to strip wires, how to connect all the components together and how to solder them properly.
  • (4) Configure the software: The hard part about building you own drone is finding the proper settings for smooth flight. Skip the guess work with by selecting a tuning envelope backed by Don’s years of experience. We walk you through all the steps to configure, flash, and setup the smoothest firmware in the FPV community.
  • (5) Safety: Don shows you how to ensure your drone was built properly and how to complete your first test flight.

Build the Perfect Drone - On Your First Try! This course provides you with step-by-step build instructions to create your very own FPV drone. We go through the parts to order, how to put them together, and show you how to install the right software. Finally, we show you how to take your first flight with this incredibly capable drone.

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Cinematic FPV Drone From Scratch Enroll in this course

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