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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