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...
Channel Packing with OpenTX and Betaflight

Channel Packing with OpenTX and Betaflight

Right now, the hot performance tip for those chasing after super smooth flight is to enable RC channel filtering properly. Part of this process is to reduce the number of channels in use to 8. The reasons are covered in the Betaflight wiki article SBus FPort and RC...
Understanding Failsafe

Understanding Failsafe

Sooner or later, your control link is going to fail. No radio control system is perfect, and we collectively tend to stress the limits of them from time to time. What will happen when that link finally breaks? You’d best know the answer before you take off,...
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