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Finding a local FPV drone racing group

Finding a local FPV drone racing group

If you are interested in drone racing, you will eventually need to find other people to fly with!  It's hard to push your flying skills further if you have nobody else to compete against.  Even if you aren't interested in racing, finding some like minded hobbyists in...

Deal alert: GearBest September Treasure Hunt!

Deal alert: GearBest September Treasure Hunt!

GearBest's September Treasure Hunt is currently underway!  Through September 17th you can snag some big discounts on a variety of quadcopters and gear. We see some deals that look crazy compared to their original prices and want to share them with you guys.  This...

FPV Video Transmitter Buyers Guide

FPV Video Transmitter Buyers Guide

Updated 7/6/2016 - Added the FPV Ninjas and Range Video offerings. Updated 7/21/2017 - Added in Betaflight OSD compatibility and adjusted suggestions. Updated 8/27/2018 - Overhauled the guide with new technologies and purchase options. This edition of our buyers guide...

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...

EXUAV Flytower AIO Review

EXUAV Flytower AIO Review

All-in-ones and "flight stacks", which combine many components into a single package, have been trending. We wanted to see whether the simplification in build and setup is worthwhile vs. sourcing separate components, so we're taking a look at the EXUAV Flytower F4 Pro...

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 market...

Five Favorite Drone Videos – July 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...

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...

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