I was inspired by some work done by @jax200 and decided to build my own Raspberry Pi Zero drone, with the F405-HDTE flight controller.
The drone weighs about 450g and has a surprising flight time of about 20 minutes.
There were quite a few differences between building a normal (F450 frame type) drone vs a smaller FPV sized build, so I decided to document the entire build into a complete video tutorial. That I’d share that with you!
The tutorial goes over:
- Flashing ArduPilot onto FPV boards
- Building the drone
- Calibrating sensors
- Flight tests / Endurance tests
- Controlling it with Python.
Hope you find it useful!