Finding Common Problems with Blackbox

Finding Common Problems with Blackbox

While Blackbox logs may be most well known for their tuning applications, they can also be used to diagnose many common problems that occur with our quadcopters. This is the reason we recommend that you always keep Blackbox enabled for your first few flights. In our...
Advanced Racing: Introduction

Advanced Racing: Introduction

Racing a quadcopter is amazingly complex and nuanced. It’s hard enough getting started learning to fly, and if you’re flying in stability mode then switching to acro/rate mode feels like starting over. Getting the quad to do exactly what you want takes...
Combating Goggle Fog

Combating Goggle Fog

When your goggles fog up, you can’t see where you’re going—which puts a quick end to a flight. Why does this happen and how can we prevent it? Google fog occurs when warmer, humid air meets a colder surface. If the difference is enough to create...
Protecting your electronics with a “Smoke Stopper”

Protecting your electronics with a “Smoke Stopper”

If you’re like us, one of the most nerve-wracking parts of any build is the first time you plug your battery into your quadcopter. Will it all work or it will it – literally – go up in smoke? We’ve long been an advocate of devices the community...
Upgrading a Starter Quad to a Purebred Racer

Upgrading a Starter Quad to a Purebred Racer

A lot of early ARF/RTF quads used proprietary and specially-engineered parts. These days, manufacturers are finding it easier to assemble starter kits with off-the-shelf components. One of the best benefits to this for a hobbyist is that many of these parts now work...
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