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...
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...
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...
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...
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