A drone for mapping India's areas classified as Green Zones by the DGCA
You can buy pre-assembled from us or you can build your own using the parts below. The parts will cost you an estimated price of around ₹ 35,000
Build your own with the following Bill of Materials
We recommend the following parts for the drone and you can buy from various leading retailers, the price per unit is a estimate and can change on depending on availability and many other things.
Approx. price per unit
BLDC Motor Ready to Sky 2212 920KV
Frame F450 Quad, Integrated Power Distribution Board (PDB)
Electronic Speed Controller (ESC) 4-in-one
Propellers Orange 1045
Battery Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Flight Controller Pixhawk
Companion Computer Pi Zero 2
Camera Arducam 2.1
GPS Ublox M8N
Lithium Polymer Battery Charger
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If you are self-assembling the drone, please read and understand before you progress:
The purpose of F1 is solely to promote Drone manufacturing and research / hobby drone flying in India and this build is not intended for commercial use.
Aerobridge project or Openskies Aerial Technology Limited will not be responsible in any way for any damage or incidents with regard to assembly or operation of the drone. It would be the responsibility of the assembler to bear the cost and damage, have proper insurance and comply with the local regulations. It is every operator's responsibility to seek out and be aware of local, regional, and federal regulations.
It would be the responsibility of the assembler to obtain Drone Acknowledgement Number and Owner Acknowledgement Number before any operation.
You can order the the parts above and once you have them, you can follow the video below to assemble your own hardware by following the video below. You will have to identify yourself by filling out the form below:
Once the mission is complete we recommend using the Opendronemap toolset to process and share your data. You can follow the tutorial below showing you can post-process your data.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why would I use this?
If you are a mapping and drone enthusiast and want to fly a drone in the green zones, the F1 is a great place to start. The drone build is recommend by experts the community and focuses on basic mapping operations.
Will I need training to fly this?
We recommend proper training and understanding of drones before you fly. Please refer to the DGCA's website for instructions on regulations regarding training and we recommend that you get trained by a authorised institute before you fly.
Where should I fly this in India?
The policy on drones is dynamic and for hobby flights, you can fly this drone in the green zones in India. It is important that you follow the local regulations before flight and familiarise your self with latest updates.
What about integration with NPNT / Digital Sky?
The policy for drones in India is dynamic and at the moment there is no permission is required for flying hobby drones in the green zones.