This is exactly what I figured. Has somebody, somewhere done this? Probably, but for the average person starting out with no background in electronics, it would be near impossible for no real gain. If you have questions about building planes though, you came to the right place!I can't imagine trying to make a transmitter and receiver. The electronic engineering involved puts it way out of the realm of DIY. You'd have to have one of each, and then have the skills to reverse engineer them, so you could make them. I'd say it's doable for an electronic engineer, with a background in radio transmission and access to and knowledge of a 3d printer.
From there it just gets mind-boggling. It's like saying "I like that Samsung phone, how do I build one?" You really can't.
Sorry, man. Some things just have to be purchased.
That works great for planes, quads, and other things, but for transmitters and receivers it probably won’t. As @Vimana89 said, somebody might help you make something extremely basic, but it would be much easier and better to just buy a transmitter and receiver. One reason is that since most good transmitters are made by large companies, they can be made cheaper and some companies have great customer service. An example of this is Spektrum. I have a dx8 and a few months ago a switch broke. All I had to do was send it to Spektrum and they fixed it and sent it back for free (I only had to pay for 1 way shipping to Spektrum). Another reason for why it would be better to buy is that some companies (I’m thinking about Spektrum again) release updates for their products. This means that it is easy to keep transmitters up to date. If you are very good with electronics and making your own stuff though, then go for it. But don’t forget to post your progress!I like to make things myself instead of buying something like a kit
If you have a interest in electronics and still want to give it a go, this channel "electronoob" on YouTube has diy videos building Arduino based RC transmitters, ESCs, drones and lots of other stuff based around Arduino modules. He also explains how it all works in ways that most people can understand. I've been following him on Instergram and YouTube for a while and find it all very interesting.I understand how most everything works, although I'm not sure how I am going to do the transmitter and receiver, does anyone have a video for a DIY transmitter AND receiver as I don't want to buy one myself
If you have a interest in electronics and still want to give it a go, this channel "electronoob" on YouTube has diy videos building Arduino based RC transmitters, ESCs, drones and lots of other stuff based around Arduino modules. He also explains how it all works in ways that most people can understand. I've been following him on Instergram and YouTube for a while and find it all very interesting.
Hey you guys are all wrong(no offense,)
But building your own tx and RX is easier then building a plane.
U get about 700 metres range, max 32 channels all for about $10 can you beat that? Plus the actual tx and RX is already certified to be used in most countries.
I've made a couple before and it has 2 way communication between the plane and controller, low DBI warning, and u don't need any electronics skills u only need to know how to read and know some basic soldering skills.
Let me know if u want a guide to build one yourself.
Plus it has trim and learner and expert mode