HappyModel Larva X Review

HappyModel Larva X Review

The HappyModel Larva X is the first thing I’ve flown that truly bridges the gap between full-size quads and the indoor mirco. It’s a craft that fits where others don’t, both literally and figuratively. But does filling a niche make it worth having?...
BetaFPV Beta85 Pro 2 Review

BetaFPV Beta85 Pro 2 Review

BetaFPV has been providing us with ever more powerful quads as of late, now offering “whoop” quads that will take 4S packs. The Beta85 Pro 2 is a pivot back in the other direction, shaving weight and taking only 2S power. Weighing in just over 40g, it aims...
Navigating Airspace with UASidekick

Navigating Airspace with UASidekick

The FAA’s new system for managing low-altitude airspace had a big expansion today—the LAANC system is now handing out authorizations for recreational pilots. This gives U.S. pilots back a lot of the airspace that was lost back in May. While there are a few areas...
LAANC Now Open for Recreational Flights

LAANC Now Open for Recreational Flights

Flying in the United States has been a complicated affair, but today, things got a lot easier. The FAA and industry partners have opened up the LAANC system for hobbyists. This system allows pilots to get authorization for flying in controlled airspace, which is quite...
FAA to expand LAANC on July 23

FAA to expand LAANC on July 23

Back in May, the FAA wiped a lot of airspace for modelers right off the map. Though heavy-handed, this was a temporary measure. Later this month, the FAA plans to open LAANC for recreational flights—giving us back much of the airspace we lost, under a different...
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