How To Connect Any Quadcopter Drone Gear Part 1: Motors and ESC

As a beginner, it can be quite confusing when it comes to connecting all of your FPV quadcopter electronics for the first time. To make things worse some things in the hobby don’t always come with particularly great instructions. However, as you build more drones you will notice that there are alot of common ways to connect everything, even if the electronics are different. So rather than writing another guide specific to some flight controller this guide will teach you the basic concepts to allow you to figure out how to hook just about anything FPV related. In this first part of the series, we will be talking about Motors and ESC.

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X200 Vertical Arm Quadcopter Frame Review

If you are sold on the fact that vertical arms give you more thrust (as much as 30% extra) you may have come across some of the original vertical quadcopter frames like the Karearea Talon, or the Moka Jadina. But what happens if you do not want to fork out some $100 for a frame? Well, as usual, you go shopping in China to find something similar for less, or if you just go and by an all out clone. Origins of the design aside, in this article we are looking at the unbranded X200 Gearbest sent us to look at.

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Eachine Pro58 Firmware mashup – which is better?

The Eachine Pro58 is a popular module for one very big reason; it’s cheap. Like, under £30 cheap. That’s crazy, but what’s the drawback? Well, the stock firmware. God, its awful – luckily, however, the community (as always) has got our backs! There’s a plethora of alternatives readily available, but with so many options, free and paid, what’s the best for your time and possibly your money?

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The Best FPV Simulator to Practice Flying

If you are just getting started with FPV, or a pro pilot having a good FPV simulator is never a bad thing. The main purpose of an FPV simulator is to help you practice flying or new tricks without the cost of crashing your new FPV quadcopter. But even if you are good at flying, if the weather is bad, you can still get your FPV fix of the day with a decent simulator. This article talks about which one we think is the best, but we also include all the other options out there for you to try yourself.

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A Quick Look At The HolyBro Kopis 2 🗡️

The Kopis 1 was a highly reviewed quadcopter and still holds its own against many competitors today, over a year later.  But despite this, HolyBro have stepped it up again to bring us the Kopis 2.   With all the latest tech packed into the Kopis 2, will it be best pre-built quadcopter of 2018?  Read on to find out.

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GoFly Battery Protection Board Review

We all hate it when a lipo gets damaged in a crash, but other than mounting your battery inside your frame there is not much that can be done about this.  Well, Gofly has sent us their Multi-functional Battery Protection Board (MBPB) to have a look at. Is this the solution to your problems?

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Jumper T12 Radio Review: OpenTX, but small… and cream coloured?

What happens when you take the multiple-protocol capable Jumper T8, squeeze in OpenTX, remove the garish yellow (Yes!) and replace it with… cream? Well, what happens is that I, an avid FrSky radio advocate, get a new go-to radio – but is it perfect? Want to know the nitty gritty? Read on!

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First build. 🔧 Where do I start? – Part 1: Frame Styles

So, you want to build an FPV racing quadcopter?

Depending on your knowledge level, this will be fun, or a bit like a first date – terrifying, yet belly squirming exciting. Who knows what monster could be released into the world! Will it be evil and fight you every step of the way, or hold your hand through its first baby steps, giggling and loving every second.

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Taranis QX7 🎮 vs Jumper T8SG V2 Plus Comparison

Frsky radios are by far the most popular brand in the FPV hobby, they offer great performance at a great price along with an excellent selection of receivers. Just about every buying guide suggests you get a Frsky radio, and I don’t disagree with that. Jumper radios, on the other hand, offer infinite compatibility thanks to their 4in1 radio module. This means you can use just about any receiver with your radio, including FRsky gear. Recently the T8SG has been updated to use significantly better parts so how does it compare to the Taranis QX7? Read on to find out.

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FXT Viper vs EV900 vs EV800D: Box Goggle Comparison

If you are shopping for a new set of FPV box goggles, you are probably considering either the new FXT Viper, or the EV900.  Both these goggles are of a new refraction style design that reduces eye strain significantly over traditional box goggles.   In this guide, I will give my opinions on both and also compare them to the current king of box goggles, the EV800D.

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