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Miniquad Propeller Thrust Tests – Part 1: Set-up

Miniquad Propeller Thrust Tests – Part 1: Set-up

I've long been frustrated by the lack of publicly available information on how miniquad propellers perform. Sure --- several folks have done thrust tests in their garage with different props, but these tests have all been done in still air. Our quadcopters rarely, if...

Eken H5s Plus Review

Eken H5s Plus Review

Flying FPV is a very sharable experience. YouTube and Facebook are packed with race laps and freestyle edits from all kinds of locations and skill levels. What do all of these video producers have in common? A drone-mounted HD action camera, of course. Eken sent us...

How to Bind Your Radio to Your Quadcopter

How to Bind Your Radio to Your Quadcopter

"Binding" is the process of configuring a RC controller so that it can talk to the RC receiver installed inside of your quadcopter. It is a procedure you're going to have to deal with before flying whether you bought an ARF quadcopter or you built one yourself. One...

Five Favorite Drone Videos – June 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...

Fourth of July 2018 Drone Deals

Fourth of July 2018 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...

Happymodel Snapper6 Review

Happymodel Snapper6 Review

The Happymodel Snapper6 is a whoop-sized brushless micro quad. We've been looking for a great brushless alternative in the 65mm frame/31mm prop class for a while now, and the specs on this one stood out alongside great reviews of its slightly larger partner model, the...

TBS LED Micro Racing Gates Review

TBS LED Micro Racing Gates Review

You've built the ultimate racing micro quad. Are you content to fly it through folding chairs and house plants? No; you want race courses with style! Enter the TBS LED Micro Racing Gates. These gates are sure to take any micro race course to the next level. What's...

Protecting the Runcam 2

Protecting the Runcam 2

Three years after its release, the Runcam 2 is still a popular action camera for the budget minded flyer.  At a sub $80 price point, it's a great entry level camera that works on a variety of setups. While the camera was designed with FPV quadcopters in mind, it does...

High end racing quadcopter parts list

High end racing quadcopter parts list

Updated 6/20/2018 - Fully re-written with new parts for 2018! Through the history of this site, we’ve done several “budget builds” and made many more suggestions for how to get into the hobby while spending as little money as possible. One thing we discuss much less...

Spotlight: Bladed Fury’s Limited Class

Spotlight: Bladed Fury’s Limited Class

A few moths ago, we made some noise about race specs. The sport as a whole is heading in a unsustainable direction and we called on race organizers to try new things to help restore balance—and fun—to the race course. Noah Katsma and the Bladed Fury chapter in Juneau,...

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