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Protecting your electronics with a “Smoke Stopper”

Protecting your electronics with a “Smoke Stopper”

If you're like us, one of the most nerve-wracking parts of any build is the first time you plug your battery into your quadcopter. Will it all work or it will it - literally - go up in smoke? We've long been an advocate of devices the community calls "smoke stoppers",...

New Gear: November / December 2016

New Gear: November / December 2016

We skipped our monthly "new gear" article in November becaquse there honestly wasn't enough cool new stuff on the market to justify it. This month, we're combining some of the compelling new product releases we encountered for both months. As with past "new gear"...

BetaFlight 3.1 is Released!

BetaFlight 3.1 is Released!

Everytime a new version of Betaflight comes out, I feel like the bleeding edge of performance in this hobby can't be stretched any further. After all - miniquad racers are relatively simple aircraft when compared to their bigger autonomous cousins. How many features...

FPV Freerider Recharged Review

FPV Freerider Recharged Review

FPV Freerider Recharged is the follow-up to the FPV sim classic, FPV Freerider.  Marketed as the deluxe version of FPV Freerider, Recharged offers a variety of larger and richer levels than its predecessor.  While the original Freerider entered the scene and...

Radio Control System Buyers Guide

Radio Control System Buyers Guide

One of the most important purchases you can make early on is your radio control (RC) transmitter. The right choice has the potential to live with you for the rest of your career in RC. On the other hand, the wrong choice can leave you investing hundreds of dollars...

After the holidays: drone guides, sales, and community resources

After the holidays: drone guides, sales, and community resources

Hopefully your holiday season has been a fun filled time with family and friends.  Maybe you were even lucky enough to get a new quadcopter, or got some generous donations into the “prop cash” fund for some new purchases.  Whatever your skill level, we thought we...

Interview with the Liftoff team!

Interview with the Liftoff team!

We spoke to the team at LuGus about their FPV simulator Liftoff! Check out their thoughts on interacting with the community and the challenges of building a flight sim! We also got them to share some information about the latest features to be included in Liftoff’s 0.8.0 update!

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