Jumpstart Drone Making - The Basic Recipe

Jumpstart Drone Making - The Basic Recipe
From the creators of the highly successful Introduction to Drones workshop, SiTF Academy, in collaboration with IDA Labs is proud to bring you this value-for-money workshop that shows you how to make drones. You will be given a step-by-step recipe where you can easily follow to build your first drone – a 450 mm quadcopter using the latest components available in the market.

Your will gain knowledge about the drone building process in this workshop as you get to touch, see and feel the various drone components. You will see how the various drone components are assembled into a drone. From the recipe, participants will learn what to look out for when selecting components for their drones. Within the recipe will be information on the variation in configuration for different components. The recipe will show you step-by-step configuration of the flight controller to get you ready for the first flight of your first DIY drone.

From the recipe, you will not just learn about the how-to, but also learn about the where-to get the parts to make your drones.

It is highly recommended that participants have some prior knowledge and/or experience about radio control flying.  
If not, we highly recommend that you attend the Introduction to Drones course before coming for this workshop.

The workshop will be conducted from 9.30am - 12.30pm ,covering the following:
1.     Drone overview
2.    Components in a drone
3.    Transmitter & receiver
4.    Frame
5.    Flight controller 
6.    Brushless motors 
7.    Electronic speed controller (ESC)
8.    Propellers
9.   Lipo batteries, battery charger and balance charging
10.  Assembly and set-up
11.  Fly it Safe

For participants who wish to get started on building their first drone, do enquire via email to huifen@sitf.org.sg for availability of an optional complete drone kit. 

The drone kit consists of the following:-
a. Quadcopter frame (450 mm)
b. Flight controller 
c. Speed controller 
d. 4 pcs brushless motors 
e. 2 sets of propellers  
f. 1 set of propeller guards  
g. 2 pcs 2200 mAh 3P1S 20/25C lipo batteries
h. 200W balance charger c/w accessories
i. 220W power supply for balance charger
j. Battery voltage checker
k. On-board lipo low voltage alarm
l. 2.4Ghz FHSS 6 Channel Mode 2 Tx c/w Rx
m. 150 mm digital vernier calliper
n. Accessories pack of Allen keys, bolts, nuts, spacers, Velcro tape, etc

Trainer's Profile



Mr. Wong Tack Wai
Tack Wai has been into aeromodelling for the last 3 decades.  He has been to three Aeromodelling World Championships representing Singapore to compete in F2C Team Race.  He has taught many international school students in Singapore to fly quad copters safely. Participants can look forward to an interesting and interactive session with him in this workshop.


Event Details 


Date : 28th August 2015 (Friday)


Time :  9.30am to 12.30pm

Price : $178 (SiTF member) , $198 (Regular)


IDA Labs@NDC, National Design Centre
111 Middle Road 
Singapore 188969

Read about our first drone-making session here!

Registration Process
1) Log-in or choose create a new account via the top right corner login box. If you have an existing account, click forgot "password" to reset the password. 

2) Once logged in, you will see a registration button at the bottom of the event registration

3) Click on  'register myself' button to register.

4) Scroll to the bottom and click on 'proceed to checkout'

5) Complete the registration by clicking 'check out with Paypal'.

6) You will be directed to paypal payment gateway.

7) Once payment is made, your registration will be completed



For enquiries, please contact




Hui Fen, SiTF PPPO


M+65 9751 4669| E: huifen@sitf.org.sg





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8/28/2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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