Deciding When to Land

Deciding When to Land

LiPo batteries are great for flying, but if you don’t treat them well you’ll reduce their performance and lifetime. How long can I fly? When is the best time to land? Here’s how to reliably monitor your batteries to get the most from them while...
Save Your Race with Anti-Turtle Mode

Save Your Race with Anti-Turtle Mode

You’ve done it again. It was shaping up to be a great race, but you clipped a gate and landed on your top. Up until now, that’s where the story ends—in a DNF—but with Betaflight 3.2, you may get another chance to post that time on the board. Anti-Turtle?...
LiPo battery parallel charging guide

LiPo battery parallel charging guide

Ever wonder how the pros can spend an entire day at the field flying when an average 4S LiPo lasts no more than 5 minutes in a miniquad? The answer is not (just) that they own a lot of batteries - it's that they use parallel charging. Parallel charging allows you to...
LiPo Battery Container Testing

LiPo Battery Container Testing

We’ve discussed how LiPo batteries explode. But how volatile or stable are they, and what’s the best way to protect yourself? At the 2017 Champlain Mini Maker Faire, we conducted a series of tests and demonstrations using different battery containers....
Katak Stretch TRP Build Guide

Katak Stretch TRP Build Guide

Our friends over at Total Rotor recently offered us the opportunity to check out two of their new racing miniquad frames: the Katak Stretch SE and the Katak Stretch TRP edition. Having not had the opportunity to try out the new “stretched-X” frame design...
TrampHV Remote Configuration Setup Guide

TrampHV Remote Configuration Setup Guide

The TrampHV is one of today’s best video transmitters. Alongside all commonly used channels and selectable power levels, it boasts a flexible, replaceable connector, thermal self-protection, and the ability to control it remotely. This last feature is what...
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