LiPo battery parallel charging guide

LiPo battery parallel charging guide

Ever wonder how the pros can spend an entire day at the field flying when an average 4S LiPo lasts no more than 5 minutes in a miniquad? The answer is not (just) that they own a lot of batteries - it's that they use parallel charging. Parallel charging allows you to...
LiPo Battery Container Testing

LiPo Battery Container Testing

We’ve discussed how LiPo batteries explode. But how volatile or stable are they, and what’s the best way to protect yourself? At the 2017 Champlain Mini Maker Faire, we conducted a series of tests and demonstrations using different battery containers....
Katak Stretch TRP Build Guide

Katak Stretch TRP Build Guide

Our friends over at Total Rotor recently offered us the opportunity to check out two of their new racing miniquad frames: the Katak Stretch SE and the Katak Stretch TRP edition. Having not had the opportunity to try out the new “stretched-X” frame design...
TrampHV Remote Configuration Setup Guide

TrampHV Remote Configuration Setup Guide

The TrampHV is one of today’s best video transmitters. Alongside all commonly used channels and selectable power levels, it boasts a flexible, replaceable connector, thermal self-protection, and the ability to control it remotely. This last feature is what...
Where can you fly your drone? Find out using these 4 apps

Where can you fly your drone? Find out using these 4 apps

We have a special guest post for today’s article!  Gavin from Today Best Drone put together a list of drone apps you can use to choose a safe flying location.  As we’ve mentioned previously, choosing a safe flying location ensures a consistent place for you to fly,...
How to discharge a LiPo battery safely

How to discharge a LiPo battery safely

Inevitably, one of your LiPo batteries is going to fail.  Whether it gets cycled one too many times or puffs up from a particularly bad crash, eventually you will be left with a battery that is no longer safe to use.  Even with proper care in charging, most LiPo...
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