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Hypetrain Riot Control Flight Controller Review

Hypetrain Riot Control Flight Controller Review

We were recently contacted by the Rotor Riot crew and offered the chance to review the new Hypetrain Riot Control flight controller. Hypetrain is the brand name for products developed in close connection with the Rotor Riot pilots of YouTube fame. Whether or not you...

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...

Miniquad Propeller Thrust Tests – Part 2: Results

Miniquad Propeller Thrust Tests – Part 2: Results

After assembling our truck-mounted "wind tunnel", we visited El Mirage dry lake bed to begin testing some props, per our last article. We spent two days on the lakebed doing two different tests, which I describe below: Test Procedures (Day 1) Tyler and I arrived at El...

Lap Timing Solutions: Delta5 Race Timer Review

Lap Timing Solutions: Delta5 Race Timer Review

For our series on race timing, we're taking a look at another VTx-based lap timing system: the Delta5 Race Timer. This open-source project offers professional-grade features and performance—but you'll need to build and set it up entirely on your own. If you haven't...

Miniquad Propeller Thrust Tests – Part 1: Set-up

Miniquad Propeller Thrust Tests – Part 1: Set-up

I've long been frustrated by the lack of publicly available information on how miniquad propellers perform. Sure --- several folks have done thrust tests in their garage with different props, but these tests have all been done in still air. Our quadcopters rarely, if...

Eken H5s Plus Review

Eken H5s Plus Review

Flying FPV is a very sharable experience. YouTube and Facebook are packed with race laps and freestyle edits from all kinds of locations and skill levels. What do all of these video producers have in common? A drone-mounted HD action camera, of course. Eken sent us...

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 one yourself. One...

Five Favorite Drone Videos – June 2018

It’s time for another episode of Five Favorites!  In this series, we pick our five favorite drone videos from the past month and talk about them for a bit!  There are no real qualifications for our selections – these are videos we liked...

Fourth of July 2018 Drone Deals

Fourth of July 2018 Drone Deals

Happy Fourth of July! Hopefully you have the day off to light some fireworks, eat some delicious BBQ, and rip a few packs! Holidays usually mean sales, and July fourth is no exception. Some of our favorite retailers are offering some great deals, so we compiled all...

Happymodel Snapper6 Review

Happymodel Snapper6 Review

The Happymodel Snapper6 is a whoop-sized brushless micro quad. We've been looking for a great brushless alternative in the 65mm frame/31mm prop class for a while now, and the specs on this one stood out alongside great reviews of its slightly larger partner model, the...

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