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Open Source Software for Drones

Open Source Software for Drones

Most folks don’t give open source the love it deserves. Since the early days of MultiWii, it has defined our hobby. To see this most clearly, take a step back and realize what your quadcopter really is: a flying computer with 4 rotating propellers and a camera. When...

Fly Safer with Two-Stage Arming

Fly Safer with Two-Stage Arming

Once a quadcopter is armed, the motors might spin up at any time. It's important that you can quickly and consistently arm and disarm; but it's just as important that this only happens when you want it to. To prevent mistakes and make sure you only arm and disarm...

Five Favorite Drone Videos – March 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...

What is FPV?

What is FPV?

FPV stands for “First Person View”. It refers to a form of unmanned aircraft (drone) flight where a video feed is streamed from the drone’s perspective in the air to the operator on the ground. This video feed is used to control the drone from the ground and to give...

Taking Tools to the Field

Taking Tools to the Field

Having a well-stocked workbench full of professional tools makes building and repairing your quads much easier. Unfortunately, nothing on your bench at home will help after you leave to go flying. You'll need tools and parts for field repairs—but what's worth carrying...

Betaflight 3.3 Configuration Guide

Betaflight 3.3 Configuration Guide

Betaflight version 3.3 has been officially released for about a month now. Why are we just posting this article? Well - we just finished a total revamp of our Betaflight Configuration Guide to correspond with the 3.3 release. It is now as relevant as ever --- happy...

How to make a Betaflight backup (and restore it!)

How to make a Betaflight backup (and restore it!)

The first thing any pilot using the Betaflight firmware should learn is how to do a settings backup. For ARF quadcopters, this is critical to capture any important settings changes the manufacturers have made over the Betaflight defaults to get the quadcopter to fly....

Five easily avoidable quadcopter mistakes

Five easily avoidable quadcopter mistakes

We’ve all made dumb mistakes when repairing or flying our quadcopters.  Hopefully, a lesson is learned with every crash, every poorly soldered connection, and every loose wire.  However, there are some easily avoidable mistakes you should be aware of whenever working...

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