Dos and Don’ts while building your own drone

Written by Jack Brown

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Building your own drone can be an exciting and rewarding experience. However, it’s important to know the dos and don’ts of building your own drone to ensure that you have a safe and successful build. Here are some of the dos and don’ts of building your own drone:


  1. Research and Plan: Before you start building your drone, it’s important to do your research and plan out your build. Look for tutorials and guides online, and make a list of the parts and tools you’ll need for your build. This will help you avoid mistakes and ensure that you have everything you need for your build.
  2. Test Components: Test each component of your drone before assembly to make sure they’re working properly. This will help you catch any issues before they become a problem and help ensure a successful build.
  3. Follow Instructions: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully when assembling your drone. This will help you avoid mistakes and ensure that your drone is safe and functional.
  4. Practice Flying: Once you’ve built your drone, practice flying it in a safe and controlled environment. This will help you get familiar with your drone and strengthen your piloting skills.


  1. Neglect Safety: Safety should always be your top priority when building and flying a drone. Make sure to wear safety gear when assembling your drone, and always follow safety guidelines when flying.
  2. Cut Corners: Cutting corners during the build process can lead to a malfunctioning drone and potentially dangerous situations. Make sure to take your time and do things properly.
  3. Forget to Register: Depending on where you live, you may need to register your drone with the appropriate governing body. Make sure to check the regulations in your area and register your drone if necessary.
  4. Fly Without Permission: It’s important to fly your drone in a safe and legal manner. Make sure to obtain permission before flying your drone in public spaces, and always follow regulations regarding altitude and distance from people and buildings.

In conclusion, building your own drone can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it’s important to follow the dos and don’ts to ensure a safe and successful build. By doing your research, testing components, following instructions, and practicing safe flying, you can enjoy the thrill of building and flying your own drone.

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About the author

Jack Brown

Jack is the Chief Pilot at bringing experience, expertise and knowledge in this quite new industry. He is a graduate of the Drone/UAV Pilot Training Certificate program and member of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. Besides having all the necessary technical knowledge when it comes to drones, Jack and his team love to spend the time outside by the ocean, working on new features and teaching others how to pilot these amazing and exciting new robots.