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Build a Quadcopter Drone with a Self-leveling Camera Gimbal

There are essentially two configurations for a quadcopter: the “+” frame and the “X” frame. Here we’ve chosen to build an “X” frame so your onboard camera can have a clear forward view.

We’ll take you all the way from building the airframe to adding autonomous flight capability with ArduPilot. Once you’ve got it working, you could program this drone, for instance, to automatically visit a series of landmarks or other waypoints and take pictures of them.

Wiring Diagram: 
Step #1: Fabricate the body

Step #2: Cut and drill the booms

Step #3: Assemble the frame

Step #4: Wire the power hub

Step #5: Drill motor shaft clearances

Step #6: Mount the motors

Step #7: Add the landing gear

Step #8: Install the shock mounts

Step #9: Build the camera/ battery mount

Step #10: Mount the camera and battery

Step #11: Install the avionics