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Propwashed Liftoff Tournament Announcement

Propwashed Liftoff Tournament Announcement

A little over a month ago, the crew over at Liftoff announced their ranked racing service, Liftoff Pro League.  This free league allows aspiring racers and e-sports fanatics a chance to compete in a variety of tournaments and events. Well, today we are pleased to...

The Quest for Automatic FPV Camera Tilt Part 1

The Quest for Automatic FPV Camera Tilt Part 1

The desire to find an effective way to automatically tilt my FPV camera up and down while in flight has been with me almost since I started flying FPV racing quadcopters. There are many benefits to this kind of configuration: More maneuverability: you can get high...

High end racing quadcopter parts list

High end racing quadcopter parts list

Through the history of this site, we've done several "budget builds" and made many more suggestions for how to get into the hobby while spending as little money as possible. One thing we discuss much less is how to build a high end racing quadcopter that will be...

5 reasons why drone racing is my all-time favorite hobby

5 reasons why drone racing is my all-time favorite hobby

From the moment I first donned my FPV goggles and took off in a miniquad, I knew I was hooked. Quadcopter racing, you see, is unlike anything else, and I'd like to chat about that in this article.  Here are five reasons why drone racing is my all-time favorite hobby:...

iSDT Battery Charger Review

iSDT Battery Charger Review

Our long term readers may have noticed that we don't really talk a lot about battery chargers on this site. The reason is simple: if you buy a quality charger early on in your career, you will never have to upgrade. For example - the charger I have been using has been...

Flight Controller Buyer’s Guide Updated

Flight Controller Buyer’s Guide Updated

It's been a long time coming, but I finally got around to overhauling our flight controller buyer's guide! A lot's changed since mid-2016: F1 flight controllers are finally on their way out, Betaflight OSD is the hot new feature, and PDB features are showing up in...

Betaflight F3 Flight Controller Review

Betaflight F3 Flight Controller Review

In my latest racing drone build, an Armattan Chameleon, I was faced with a tough decision that I think a lot of pilots are dealing with these days: do I use the Omnibus F4 flight controller or the new Betaflight F3 flight controller. As of Spring 2017, these flight...

Five Favorite Drone Videos – March 2017

  It’s time for another episode of Five Favorites!  In this series, we pick our five favorite drone videos from the past month and talk about them for a bit!  No real qualifications for our selections – just things we liked or that...

How to bind Spektrum receivers using Betaflight

How to bind Spektrum receivers using Betaflight

There has been a handy feature in Cleanflight and Betaflight for the past year that allows you to bind your Spektrum satellites and quadcopter receivers right from the computer. No fussing about with buttons, bind plugs or external receivers - it can all be done with...

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