Welcome to this beginners guide which takes you through the (sometime torturous) process of putting some equipment together in a certain order that should result in a fully functional drone…in this case, the QAV210 DIY Quadcopter Kit.
Recently, version 2.0 firmware has been released for the already impressive TrueD FPV receiver. This new release brings general optimised firmware to make using this unit faster along with better filtering and smoothing algoritms to increase signal reliability. In this guide I will show you how you can update the firmware if you want to […]
This is a quick article to clear up some confusion between the various offerings of the InvenSense MPU inertial sensors to show which is currently best for FPV racing flight controllers. All of the MPU/ICM range of sensors include a built in 3 axis accelerometer and a 3 axis gyroscope into a tiny chip!.
Its very important to use protection, especially with your Lipo batteries. The Moso Lipo Condom is made with high quality abrasion resistant materials, effectively protecting your lipo battery in flight and minimizing impact. The silicone case not only protects your battery from the elements, but it also stops it from sliding around your quadcopter.
This is a short but comprehensive guide on how to build the Nighthawk X5 quadcopter from Emax. To follow this guide easily, you will need some experience in building your own FPV racer before (although not much so don’t worry) – knowledge such as how to solder correctly is good to know for example. So […]
The SP Racing F3 Evo flight controller is built for FPV Racing. It is designed to use the latest and greatest hardware while keeping the board cost to a minimum, at the end of the day when pushing your FPV racer to the max you will eventually crash, so having an affordable flight controller with […]
I recently reviewed the falcon 180 which is a great mini FPV quadcopter, but it does require a few tweaks to get it working nicely out of the box. So this is a quick guide to show you the main things you should setup to get the most out of your Falcon 180 FPV racing […]
The BLHeli developers have released the new code and added the S to set it apart from the base code, the S represents something special.. the next generation of ESC firmware. But what makes BLHeli__S firmware so special and is it worth upgrading yet? And will it actually make a difference to your multirotor flight […]
This is quick guide on how to test your motor spin direction after you have connected it to an ESC. It is always a good idea to do this as you do NOT want to attach all your motors to your frame only to find that they spin in the wrong direction…I have definitely never […]
We already have shared a guide on how to load firmware onto your Taranis radio, however from time to time that method might fail so you need to use an alternative method. Fortunately there is another option using the ST mico Dfuse software to directly flash the firmware onto your Taranis.