PDB Buyers Guide

PDB Buyers Guide

Time for another Buyer’s Guide! This time around, we’re going to take a look at PDBs. What is a PDB? The term “PDB” is an acronym for “Power Distribution Board”. It is a small printed circuit board which has at least 5 positive and...
Tools needed for building a quadcopter

Tools needed for building a quadcopter

One aspect of the hobby beginners may not consider is the investment in tools required to build their first microquad.  They may shop around for the greatest deals on parts or kits, but fail to consider how they will actually put the craft together.  While many of the...
Miniquad Propeller Buyers Guide

Miniquad Propeller Buyers Guide

It’s time to talk about miniquad propellers! Props are sets of specialized airfoils radiating from a strong central hub which bolts up to an engine or motor. For quadcopters, these things are the “wings” or the aircraft.  Like helicopters and airplanes, the wings make...
Flight Controller Buyers Guide

Flight Controller Buyers Guide

Updated December 2017 – Brought the guide up to date for the end of 2017. Flight Controller History The Flight Controller, commonly referred to by the acronym “FC”, is the brain of your quadcopter. It contains a sensor that detects changes in orientation and...
Brushless Motor Buyers Guide

Brushless Motor Buyers Guide

Update 7/20/2017 – Updated theory with new facts/videos and revised motor recommendations list. Update 9/3/2016 – Added new motors and removed some obsolete ones. Basic Brushless Motor Theory Our quadcopters use brushless outrunner DC motors to drive our...
Racing Miniquad Frame Buyers Guide

Racing Miniquad Frame Buyers Guide

Updated 12/22/2017: Updated the guide to include the latest trends and technology. Overhauled the recommendations section to become a listing of popular quadcopter manufacturers. So you’ve watched the YouTube videos, you’re excited, and you’re...
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