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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,...

Betaflight 3.4 Release

Betaflight 3.4 Release

Earlier this week, the Betaflight development team put forth the first release candidate for Betaflight 3.4. You can find it by clicking here. This release is a fairly minor one that seems to be focusing on bug fixes and improvements to the default settings. A few...

What order should quadcopter equipment be purchased in?

What order should quadcopter equipment be purchased in?

We updated this article in June 2018 to reflect cheaper options for beginners, the rise of ARF and micro-brushless quadcopters, and general editing to modernize the original publication from 2016. This hobby can be extremely expensive starting from scratch.  If you...

The Status of F7 Flight Controllers

The Status of F7 Flight Controllers

Here's a little insider info into the Propwashed product testing "department": I've been sitting on a Betaflight F7 flight controller from FPVModel since February. Shout out to FPVModel - they sent us this FC for review no questions asked despite a couple of...

Five Favorite Drone Videos – May 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...

Community Spotlight: Miniquad Test Bench

Community Spotlight: Miniquad Test Bench

I must have been sleeping under a rock, but I totally missed an incredible new series of tests that QuadMcFly is doing over at his site Mini Quad Test Bench: Dyno tests! Here is the MQTB page on the "community dyno project". You can click here for the test results,...

Community Spotlight: DiegoFPV

Community Spotlight: DiegoFPV

A mainstay on Five Favorites, DiegoFPV does a great job mixing various flying styles to create some of the most entertaining drone content on YouTube.  If you are into distance FPV flying, Diego's channel is filled with incredible long range feats and adventures. We...

Beat the ARF: Competitive DIY Racer for Under $200

Beat the ARF: Competitive DIY Racer for Under $200

In mid-2017 we shifted our stance on ARF miniquad racers. ARF quadcopters like the Wizard X220 showed the world that manufacturers could create a (semi) quality product that would use reliable off-the-shelf parts, fly well, and cost under $200. Prior to seeing just...

Betaflight Backup Video

  Learn everything you need to know about creating backups in Betaflight in less than five minutes!  We put together this video guide to accompany our written guide. If you prefer to read the full text guide, check it out here!...

How to Bind Taranis Radios to FrSky Receivers

How to Bind Taranis Radios to FrSky Receivers

"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...

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