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Aerial View of a Drone

UAV Research Series

Through a series of videos and presentation the Aerospace Villages' own Gaffers will examine the weaknesses by building our own drone as close to commercial specifications as he can.


All episodes are available on the Aerospace Village Youtube channel.

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Episode 5

Exploring and hacking UAV RF

Drone Build of Materials

Aerospace Village have no commercial links with any of the suppliers linked below. We also bear no responsibility for content on 3rd party websites.

Main Parts

  • awk Cube Orange with ADS-B inPixh

  • EMax ES3054 Servos

  • Drone telemetry kit 100mw @ 433Mhz (check frequencies and power levels that are legal in your country)

  • Receiver (Highly suggest SBus or single PPM output to FC) + Transmitter

  • UBEC (Universal Battery Eliminator Circuit)

  • XT60 Battery Connectors

  • 10000mAh 6S Li-ion Battery Pack 10C 22.2V

  • T-Motor – AS 2814 Long Shaft – 900KV

  • NSS Module for Pixhawk (M8P)HERE 3 G

  • Glue – Foamtac (there are other brands)

  • Superglue

  • Craft knife

  • Mobile phone screwdriver set

  • Hot glue gun

  • Magnifying visor

  • Strobon lights

  • FPV Camera

  • FPV Transmitter

  • Servo tester

  • Servo Extension cables

  • Small self-adhesive cable clips – such as these

  • Aluminium flat bar

  • M2.5 x 40mm cap head screw (if using the Here3 GPS in the same place)

  • 32gb Sandisk Extreme Plus U3 (For FC logs)

  • R/C Plane Wing Tape

  • Self-adhesive hook and loop tape

  • 3.5mm male / female gold bullet connectors

  • MATEK – Analog Airspeed Sensor ASPD-7002

  • 2.54 Pin header (3 rows of 13 pins recommended)

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