Radio Control System Buyers Guide

Radio Control System Buyers Guide

Updated 2/20/2017 – Added the FrSky Taranis QX7 and Turnigy Evolution to the options list below. 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...
PDB Buyers Guide

PDB Buyers Guide

Time for another Buyer’s Guide! This time around, we’re going to take a look at PDBs. What is a PDB? The term “PDB” is an acronym for “Power Distribution Board”. It is a small printed circuit board which has at least 5 positive and...
Tools needed for building a quadcopter

Tools needed for building a quadcopter

One aspect of the hobby beginners may not consider is the investment in tools required to build their first microquad.  They may shop around for the greatest deals on parts or kits, but fail to consider how they will actually put the craft together.  While many of the...
Miniquad Propeller Buyers Guide

Miniquad Propeller Buyers Guide

It’s time to talk about miniquad propellers! Props are sets of specialized airfoils radiating from a strong central hub which bolts up to an engine or motor. For quadcopters, these things are the “wings” or the aircraft.  Like helicopters and airplanes, the wings make...
Flight Controller Buyers Guide

Flight Controller Buyers Guide

Flight Controller History The Flight Controller, commonly referred to by the acronym “FC”, is the brain of your quadcopter. It contains a sensor that detects changes in orientation and computes the changes to propeller speed needed to correct any orientation errors it...
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