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Tips For Your First Flight

Tips For Your First Flight

The first flight of any aircraft can be nerve wracking. The consequences of failure can often cost a lot of money. In the case of drones, you also need to consider physical harm. An improperly configured drone will more of then not start the "chicken dance" when...

Optimizing Your Drone Workbench

Optimizing Your Drone Workbench

If you fly drones long enough, you probably will find you spend more time working on your quad than flying it.  Between building, crash repairs, and modding, you need a place to efficiently work on your gear. For most people, this means creating a drone workbench to...

TBS Crossfire Setup Guide for Miniquads

TBS Crossfire Setup Guide for Miniquads

The manual for the Crossfire system can be found on Team Blacksheep's website here. Note that this manual is for all Crossfire parts, not just the micro bundle that I purchased. The documentation for the micro kind of sucks, which is the reason I am writing this...

Community Spotlight: Quad Star Drones

Community Spotlight: Quad Star Drones

We recently came across the website and YouTube channel of Quad Star Drones. The guy running this site has gone through great effort to document the complicated physics behind quadcopter flight, and we think he's done a stellar job. Anyone interested in learning more...

Betaflight F4 Flight Controller Review

Betaflight F4 Flight Controller Review

Back in April 2017, I reviewed the Betaflight F3 Flight Controller by FPVModel. I found it to be a generally excellent FC that had a focus on build quality, sound electrical design and a great set of features. FPVModel has recently released a new version of this...

Five Favorite Drone Videos – January 2018

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...

Toward a Better Race Spec

Toward a Better Race Spec

The parts you can select for a race quad are vast and extremely varied. Frames, motors, batteries, and other components come in a huge number of varieties. If you want to build a quadcopter to get started with racing, you need to make a lot of decisions. Your first...

Aomway Commander V1 Video Goggles Review

Aomway Commander V1 Video Goggles Review

The AOMWAY Commander V1 video goggles are often cited as a great option for FPV racing based on their price and feature set alone. Thanks to Gearbest, we're taking a deep look of our own. AOMWAY caused some confusion by releasing a small number of the original...

Race Specs: What’s the Point?

Race Specs: What’s the Point?

When I started my local race group a few years ago, there was a long discussion over what our class specifications would be. Each enthusiast had different ideas about what we should race, and it was suggested that perhaps we not define any specifications at all. After...

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