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...
How to Build a Drone Racer: Part 5 – Installing FPV Gear

How to Build a Drone Racer: Part 5 – Installing FPV Gear

This is part 5 of our instructional series of how to assemble a racing drone. In this series, we are building a Lisam 210 frame and in this article, we show you how to install the FPV camera and video transmitter so that you can fly your drone through your goggles....
How to Build a Drone Racer: Part 4 – Electronics

How to Build a Drone Racer: Part 4 – Electronics

This is part 4 of our instructional series of how to assemble a racing drone. In this series, we are building a Lisam 210 frame and in this article, we show you how to figure out which wires go where when hooking up all the electronics bits that make your quadcopter...
BLHeli DShot Guide

BLHeli DShot Guide

Perhaps the biggest new feature that comes with Betaflight 3.1 is support for DShot – the first standardized all-digital ESC communication protocol. In this article, we talk about why it is such a big deal and give step-by-step instructions for how to enable it...
FlySky iBUS Betaflight Set-up Guide

FlySky iBUS Betaflight Set-up Guide

In this article, we walk you through how to set-up a FlySky iBUS receiver with a miniquad running Betaflight. FlySky RX Installation Although Betaflight supports PWM receivers, we highly recommend getting a receiver that outputs iBUS. iBUS is a digital protocol like...
How to Build a Drone Racer: Part 3 – ESC Installation

How to Build a Drone Racer: Part 3 – ESC Installation

This is part 3 of our instructional series of how to assemble a racing drone. In this series, we are building a Lisam 210 frame and in this article, we hook up all 4 ESCs to the motors and the power distribution board. Check out the introduction post for more...
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