Autonomous Drones!

So I’ve always been interested in autonomous flight in general. Considering we’re IT professionals, that makes sense: Nothing quite like a Drone-Bot! 😉 <<– Made that up, maybe I'll use it to title one of these!

I'm going to build a few drones with IMU, GPS, for maximal stabilization to create a super fun-to-fly drone that can also go from Point A to Point B on its own! Yeah, Baby!

I'll be chatting about the components I plan to use, and notes as I build, test, re-build, etc. Oh, and the biggest factor: BUILD IT ON A BUDGET! I want something like this to be obtainable by most, so it's really gotta have a reasonable price-point.

Open to suggestions too of course! Baby steps, though: first goal is auto-hover, stabilization; easy flight. Come along for the ride!


Fred Colclough


4 thoughts on “Autonomous Drones!

  1. That sounds great. But your offerings other than Tyro are on the high side. I understand the components are costly, but I think you’ll have more interested if you offered budget prices on budget builds, maybe without full FPV, like an “introduction” to drones, before going all in with FPV, racing, etc. I know I would be.


  2. So I’ve BEGUN the BUILD that will be my first autonomous drone!

    I’ve chosen the ImpulseRC Apex HD frame!

    That coupled with a very advanced FC in the Holybro Kakute F7 HDV, and TEKKO32 4-in-1 ESC.

    I’ll post pictures in the SHOP as I go, so stay tuned!


  3. The full specs:

    FRAME ImpulseRC Apex 5″ HD (for DJI Air) 6″ ARMS!

    MOTORS: 4 x T-Motor F60 PRO IV – 1750Kv 

    FC: KakuteF7 HDV & Tekko32 F3 4in1 45A ESC STACK

    ESC: (w/ FC)

    VTX: Caddx DJI Digital HD FPV Air Unit Kit

    CAMERA: w/ kit

    ANTENNA:w/ Caddx

    GPS Beitian GPS


    PROPS: HQ Prop Ethix K2 6x4x2 Durable Bi-Blade 6″ Prop 4 Pack – Bubble Gum
    HQ Prop 6x4x3 V1S Tri-Blade 6″ Prop
    T-Motor T5147 POPO Compatible Tri-Blade 5″ Prop


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