Other Required Materials
Other Required Materials#
Base Station (Laptop)#
This section contains what you will need to build and fly your drone that is not included in the kit. In order to fly the drone, you must have a laptop or personal computer that is capable of connecting to the internet.
At this time, it is not possible to flash your SD card on a Chromebook. You will need a Linux, Windows, or macOS device to configure the SD card during the build, but you can use any OS after this the configuration.
Additionally, you will need to install the following software on your base station.
Cleanflight Configurator. This is an application that will allow you to set up your Flight Controller.
You will install this later in the manual.
Google Chrome is recommended
USB to UART driver. (macOS and Windows only) Download the correct driver for your OS. You will not need this driver if you are using a Chromebook or Linux, you will be able to connect to the flight controller without it.
brass wool or sponge to clean soldering iron
Nice to have:
solder remover (either solder sucker or de-soldering wick) to fix mistakes
tweezers or pliers