I am very new to Quad world and never had one before.
I would like to build a quad with the following specifications
Something so stable that can be flown by a beginner. Be able to correct itself by letting the stick go
Be able to accept a path and fly by itself and come back to its landing position
Be able to transmit video to a handheld device or a goggle
have a range of at least a mile
is there a guide that I can read to understand what of kind of hardware I need? Or can someone tell me what kind of hardware I need?
Is this something easy to accomplish by a beginner who never had a quadcopter?
I have a budget of $800. Is that enough?
and of course, I want to build it myself and not buy one that is ready to fly.
Thanks for your reply.
I am not into racing, so I want simple flying, With a camera so I can where it is going.
Be able to return home on its own, and send some telemetry information such as altitude, speed, battery information, and a battery that last 20 mins and be able to go 1 or 2 miles away from its takeoff location
With that said, the most important part is what is the average weight of such a drone?
because based on the weight I need to determine what frame I need and what motor I need to carry that payload and possibly have room to add a few more sensor in future and etc.
What is critical is the payload you want to carry. So what is the weight of the camera and it’s gimbal that you want to use. Then choose the flight time you are after. That determines the thrust and the props. The prop diameter required determines the frame size and the All Up Weight AUW.
If this is your first build I would highly recommend buying a small toy multirotor to learn to fly. You will crash and maybe lose the whole craft and it is cheaper to learn than crashing your $800 build.
You can do it if you are willing to read and learn. This wiki has all the information you need.