Hello, this is the first time I'm building a drone and of course, as a newbie I'm very confused with what parts I should get. I want to build an autonomous quadcopter which uses iNav so I can shoot photos/videos using a preprogrammed GPS flight path. So far, I haven't got much but these are the specs for some of the parts I need to order.
I still need to find:
-4 LED strips (do I need an LED controller for this or can I use them without one???)
-An accurate GPS which is compatible with iNav)
-A receiver and transmitter
-3s (or 4s I'm not sure which would work better) LiPo
-and a LiPo charger
(And maybe a video transmitter - I'm not sure if that's an essential)
I would be really grateful if anyone gives me advice or suggestions about which parts I should get and I'm open to any suggestions about the frame, motor, flight controller and ESCs as well. Please let me know if I'm missing any essential parts on my to-find list. I'm also trying to do this on a budget, hopefully under £180. I also don't mind waiting for parts so I'm okay to import parts from elsewhere if it's cheaper. Thank you.
I use those same motors on my 450 build they are solid.
VTX is only necessary for fpv flight, if you're only doing autonomous inav missions it's not needed. If you use a gopro camera or something similar you might be able to use a wifi app to a phone or tablet for fpv.
Transmitter and reciever I recommend the tango 2 with crossfire mini reciever for medium/long range or if you're on a budget flysky i6x for close/medium range (500 meters).
Anyway you go get ready for a learning curve and have fun!