FPV Drone Beginner FAQ

FPV Drone Beginner FAQ

We see a ton of repetitive questions asked across many of the popular FPV drone forums and social sites.  In an effort to make it easier for beginners to get answers to some of the most common issues starting out, we wanted to put together a basic FAQ with newer...
Build tips to improve durability

Build tips to improve durability

The relative “crashability” of miniquads is my favorite aspect of this type of aircraft over all others. I not-so-fondly remember the days of my obsession with RC helicopters, where I absolutely dreaded the maiden flight or learning new maneuvers because they risked...
Quadcopter Electrical Connector Guide

Quadcopter Electrical Connector Guide

This week, we’re bringing back an old favorite article of ours. Enjoy! Connectors are slowly finding their way back into our racing quadcopter parts. While video transmitters and FPV cameras have always had connectors, many of the best flight controllers on the...
Build tips: securing LiPo balance connectors

Build tips: securing LiPo balance connectors

One of the early learning experiences I had flying small quadcopters was seeing how easy it was to sever balance connectors from my LiPo batteries.  Sure, crashes and repairs were expected in the early days, but I was unaware just how often I found severed balance...
How to Bind Your Radio to Your Quadcopter

How to Bind Your Radio to Your Quadcopter

“Binding” is the process of configuring a RC controller so that it can talk to the RC receiver installed inside of your quadcopter. It is a procedure you’re going to have to deal with before flying whether you bought an ARF quadcopter or you built...
What order should quadcopter equipment be purchased in?

What order should quadcopter equipment be purchased in?

We updated this article in June 2018 to reflect cheaper options for beginners, the rise of ARF and micro-brushless quadcopters, and general editing to modernize the original publication from 2016. This hobby can be extremely expensive starting from scratch.  If you...
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