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FAA Establishes Massive No-Fly Zones for Modelers

FAA Establishes Massive No-Fly Zones for Modelers

The FAA has just made much of the country a no-fly zone. An official notice in the Federal Register posted today states that all recreational flights within controlled airspace must be specifically authorized. In a separate post on the FAA's site, it's made clear that...

Aomway Commander V1S and V1 Video Goggles Review

Aomway Commander V1S and 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. The V1S shares much of its components and functionality with the original...

Finding Common Problems with Blackbox

Finding Common Problems with Blackbox

While Blackbox logs may be most well known for their tuning applications, they can also be used to diagnose many common problems that occur with our quadcopters. This is the reason we recommend that you always keep Blackbox enabled for your first few flights. In our...

Community Spotlight: How to repair ESCs

Community Spotlight: How to repair ESCs

We've had our fair share of burned out ESCs over the years. For me, an un-working ESC has meant a one-way trip to the "prop box" - a box full of busted props and other quadcopter refuse. However, it appears that I was wrong to be trashing these ESCs - they can often...

Advanced Racing: Introduction

Advanced Racing: Introduction

Racing a quadcopter is amazingly complex and nuanced. It's hard enough getting started learning to fly, and if you're flying in stability mode then switching to acro/rate mode feels like starting over. Getting the quad to do exactly what you want takes hundreds of...

Update to the FAA Drone Registration Laws

Update to the FAA Drone Registration Laws

You may remember our previous article on drone registration from a couple of years ago. In it, we discussed the FAA’s policy on registering and marking your drone. I think we can all agree that it was a tremendously successful program that has prevented countless...

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