Basic Drone Assembly

This section guides you through the assembly of the drone kit

This section is a complete guide on how to build the Bell AVR drone. It is recommended to read this guide thoroughly and in order. At the bottom of each page, there are navigation buttons that will allow you to proceed to the next section or visit the previous one.

Our goal in this section is to get you to Checkpoint #1: Flight Test, which consists of the ability to manually pilot the drone indoors in a stabilized flight mode.

Below are photos of what your assembled kit will look like before your first flight test.

AVR drone ready for first flight

AVR drone ready for first flight

AVR drone right side view

AVR drone right side view

A simple block diagram can be used to represent the components of the basic drone. As you move throughout this documentation keep these details in mind. It will help you gain a high-level understanding of what we’re trying to accomplish.

Block diagram of basic drone components

Block diagram of basic drone components

Let’s get started with assembly!

ESC Mounting

This page will explain how to mount the 4-in-1 ESC to the midplate

Mid Plate Assembly

The mid plate assembly is an essential part of the AVR frame. It holds the motor arms, ESC leads, and Pixhawk FC.

Motors and Arms

In this section we will walk through the process of mounting the drone motors to the arms of the frame

FC to ESC Wiring

We will walk through creating the FC and ESC cable

FC Mounting

We will walk through mounting the FC and connecting the RX and power modules

Bottom Accessory Plate

This page walks through mounting the battery tray and attaching the accessory plate to the AVR frame

Landing Gear

This page will guide you through the process of drilling and installing your landing gear

Prop Guard Assembly

The prop guards will protect your drone should it inadvertently come into contact with the net.

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