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Two Cameras in One – Runcam Split Review

Two Cameras in One – Runcam Split Review

The concept of using an HD action camera as an FPV camera is not new. Some of the earliest FPV pilots used the analog video output from the original GoPro and GoPro 2 cameras to fly FPV airplanes. However, this type of camera uses a digital CMOS video sensor that...

Five Favorite Drone Videos – August 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!  There are no real qualifications for our selections – these are videos we liked...

Lap Timing Solutions: I-Lap and FlipSide Racing

Lap Timing Solutions: I-Lap and FlipSide Racing

For our series on race timing, we're taking a look at a popular infrared detector, the I-Lap Race Timing System. The I-Lap timing system was one of the first systems adapted for drone racing, but is still essentially an R/C car setup turned on its side. If you haven't...

Lap Timing Guide for Drone Racing

Lap Timing Guide for Drone Racing

Unless there's a competitive element to your event, you're not really racing. There are a few prevailing methods for timing drone races, but each system has its own distinct set of challenges and benefits. Why Time Laps? If you want to find out who is the fastest at...

Labor Day 2017 Drone Deals

Labor Day 2017 Drone Deals

Happy Labor Day if you are in the US! Some of our favorite retailers are offering some great deals, so we compiled all the sale info into one place!  Did we miss something?  Let us know so we can add it to the list!  We will be updating the list as we get more info,...

FPV Video Headset Buyers Guide

FPV Video Headset Buyers Guide

In this article, we are going to take a look at FPV headsets. By "FPV headset", we are referring to any device that you can use to view the FPV video feed from your quadcopter. FPV Headset Types The first thing you'll need to figure out when looking into...

Bat-Safe Battery Charging Safe Box Review

Bat-Safe Battery Charging Safe Box Review

LiPo fires are rare, but when it comes to battery safety, I can't take chances—I'm a father of four. That's why I'm reviewing the BAT-SAFE Battery Charging Safe Box. Before you read this article, make sure you're familiar with the hazards of charging and storing LiPo...

Holybro Shuriken 180 Pro Review

Holybro Shuriken 180 Pro Review

The Holybro Shuriken 180 Pro is an RTF quad that can be bound and flown within five minutes of opening the box.  Based on the original Holybro Shuriken, the Pro sports larger motors, various frame adjustments, a better camera, and more. With the vast number of RTF...

HGLRC F4 Flame Flight Controller Review

HGLRC F4 Flame Flight Controller Review

I was recently offered the opportunity to review the HGLRC F4 Flame flight controller. This came at a perfect time: I have been thinking that my beloved Bolt 210 Race quadcopter was starting to show it's age - between some electrical gremlins that had started popping...

Quadcopter training for beginners article series updated!

Quadcopter training for beginners article series updated!

Written in early 2016, it’s been quite a while since we touched up our beginners training guide and micro quadcopter lists.  We went back through and modernized these guides with new gear, article links, and more. Our goal has always been to keep our older articles...

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