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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...

Airbot Wraith ESC Review / BLHeli_32 Guide

Airbot Wraith ESC Review / BLHeli_32 Guide

I was recently offered the opportunity to review Airbot's new Wraith32 ESC. This ESC is really exciting as it is my first foray into the new BLHeli_32 firmware. In this article, I'll talk a little about BLHeli_32, walk through the set-up process of using one of these...

XF90 90mm Micro Brushless FPV Racing Drone Review

XF90 90mm Micro Brushless FPV Racing Drone Review

The brushless micro quad market has exploded, and there are suddenly a ton of options in a space where few existed just months before. Gearbest sent us an XF90 90mm Micro Brushless FPV Racing Drone for review: a 2S-powered machine at a competitive price point. What's...

Heat Guns: A Deceptively Useful Tool

Heat Guns: A Deceptively Useful Tool

When I first got into racing drones, I opted to use a BIC cigarette lighter to shrink my heatshrink when doing my builds. For small-diameter, black heat shrinks, this tactic is low cost and works well. As I got more invested into building drones that not only worked,...

Finalglideaus’ Flight Controller Firmware Comparison Chat

Finalglideaus’ Flight Controller Firmware Comparison Chat

Two days ago, Chad Nowak (or finalglideaus) posted a really interesting video talking about his experiences with the three predominant flight controller firmwares on the market. This is a really interesting topic that I've always wanted to discuss, but I simply don't...

Fourth of July Drone Deals

Fourth of July Drone Deals

Happy Fourth of July!  Hopefully you have the day off to light some fireworks, eat some delicious BBQ, and rip a few packs! Holidays usually mean sales, and July fourth is no exception.  Some of our favorite retailers are offering some great deals, so we compiled all...

Five Favorite Drone Videos – June 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 stood out...

Runcam Swift Mini Review

Runcam Swift Mini Review

As we discussed in our FPV camera guide, there are two major manufacturers competing for your money in the FPV camera market: Foxeer and Runcam. We at Propwashed think that Runcam is currently the superior camera manufacturer on the market. We like their varied...

Build a racing drone series complete!

  It's finally done!  The sixth and final part to our build series is up!  Have a friend who is about to build their first drone?  Now you have a series you can share with them that outlines the whole process. Watch the full series...

Anet A8 Build Guide to 1st Print

Anet A8 Build Guide to 1st Print

Last week, we reviewed the Anet A8 printer. We believe it has brought the cost of 3D printing so low that every true hobbiest now owes it to themselves to look into owning one. During the process of building and customizing our A8, we took a ton of notes in the hopes...

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