Micro LiPo Battery Safety Testing

Micro LiPo Battery Safety Testing

Battery safety is no joke. In late 2017, we did some independent testing of our own and found that while LiPos are generally very stable, they’re also capable of substantial damage. Most pilots seem to understand this and take it seriously, but there often...
Miniquad Propeller Thrust Tests – Part 2: Results

Miniquad Propeller Thrust Tests – Part 2: Results

After assembling our truck-mounted “wind tunnel”, we visited El Mirage dry lake bed to begin testing some props, per our last article. We spent two days on the lakebed doing two different tests, which I describe below: Test Procedures (Day 1) Tyler and I...
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...
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...
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