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...
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...
Protecting your electronics with a “Smoke Stopper”

Protecting your electronics with a “Smoke Stopper”

If you’re like us, one of the most nerve-wracking parts of any build is the first time you plug your battery into your quadcopter. Will it all work or it will it – literally – go up in smoke? We’ve long been an advocate of devices the community...
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