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FuriBee DarkMax Review

FuriBee DarkMax Review

The availability of great ARF miniquads has accelerated rapidly since we did our Eachine Wizard X220 review earlier this year. You can now buy not only great beginner miniquads, but also fire breathing race machines as well. Gearbest recently offered us a chance to...

Drone regulation questions: licensing, laws, and insurance

Drone regulation questions: licensing, laws, and insurance

Drone regulations and safe flying restrictions can be difficult to follow.  Considering you can order a top of the line quad online and be flying in a few days, many beginners may be completely unaware that they need to follow any regulations at all. Hopefully we can...

Hyperlite FLOSS 2 Build Log

Hyperlite FLOSS 2 Build Log

Pyro Drone's popular Hyperlite FLOSS frame helped define the present ultra-light frame market, but had with several issues that made it difficult to use. Recently, Pyro Drone began offering an updated Hyperlite FLOSS 2, and sent us one to review. Introduction The...

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...

Betaflight 3.2 Release Guide

Betaflight 3.2 Release Guide

After what seems like forever, Betaflight 3.2 is finally released! This article will briefly go over all the new features and improvements. In the next month or two we plan on putting together a slew of guides on how to use all these new features. For the impatient...

Five Favorite Drone Videos – September 2017

One year of Five Favorites! This video celebrates a whole year of spotlighting our favorite drone videos from the community!  That said, let’s get started with a new year of Five Favorites!  In this series, we pick our five favorite drone...

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. Bottom line: not...

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 that has been...

Propwashed at the 2017 Champlain Mini Maker Faire

Propwashed at the 2017 Champlain Mini Maker Faire

On September 23 and 24, Propwashed exhibited at the Champlain Mini Maker Faire in cooperation with the Northern New England Drone User's Group and Vermont Drone. A group of pilots gathered each day for open flying and a series of events. Since there's a fairly limited...

Drone Action Camera Buyers Guide

Drone Action Camera Buyers Guide

Looking to outfit your drone with an action camera?  From GoPro to Runcam, we cover everything you need to know about purchasing your first drone action camera in this article. What is an action camera used for? Racing drone FPV cameras provide low latency video that...

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