As a former competition flyer of rc helicopters i bought my first drone, a Dji Mavic Pro. I thought it was an awesome drone but i sold it after some months because it was not legal to use in the country i was going to live in for some months.
Now i want to build my own camera drone and i want that insane range that the mavic has, also gps with return home function if possible. So is this possible with a diy drone?
There are pros and cons to DIY builds vs RTF
-more interesting and satisfying to build
-knowledge gain - you'll learn about physics, electronics, computer skills
-versatility - you can build your bird exactly how you want it for your specific purpose
-a lot of research to put together a list of compatible parts
-the build and software setup can be very complicated
-flying your craft is more difficult
-craft is more prone to the elements
-don't expect it to be "aesthetically pleasing" as an off-the-shelf quad
-don't expect all the bells & whistles that you had with your Mavic like video management from the Go4 app, obstacle avoidance, advanced flight modes, etc