Mr Markus Grocholewski shared some amazing photos with me where they took at 36Km above ground using a balloon. The shots are simply breathtaking, so I asked him why and how he managed to send a balloon and camera to space.
What drone pilots see while they are flying, are the low latency video from analog FPV cameras. To choose the best FPV camera for your multirotors, there are a few things to consider which we will discuss in this post.
Looking for long range 5.8GHz video transmitter? Check out the AKK FX2 and X2 Ultimate 1200mW VTX! They are also capable of transmitting at 25mW and 200mW, so you can use it for indoor flying as well as racing with others outdoor.
There are so many choices for brushless motor out there for mini quad, it’s hard to decide. The “best mini quad motor” doesn’t exist because every motor performs differently. It all comes down to finding the balance, what’s more important to your flying style and how much you are willing to pay.
The ImmersionRC RF PowerMeter V2 allows you to quickly check if your VTX and radio transmitter are performing optimally. It can measure how much power your transmitter is actually putting out.
Too lazy to build a smoke stopper? RaceDayQuads and BengineeringLabs have you covered with their “plug and play” solid state smoke inhibitor. It gives you peace of mind when testing new mini quad builds and minimizes the chance of hardware damage due to electrical shorts.
The Mamba T40 ESC from Diatone might have ordinary specification on paper, but they look pretty damn cool and designed for some very specific builds. Let’s check out these interesting ESC’s!
A smoke stopper can help avoid damage when you power on a mini quad for the first time. Sometimes you might have a defective part or a short somewhere, the smoke stopper can limit the current flow and prevent “magic smoke”. In this tutorial I will show you how I build a DIY smoke stopper.
I absolutely loved the Runcam TX200 VTX, and now it’s just got even better! The new TX200U an upgrade with VTX Control feature added. In this review we will take a look at it closely.
The differences between 2306 and 2207 mini quad motors are often discussed. In this article I will share my understanding and experience to help you pick a suitable motor size for your next quadcopter build.
The Brotherhobby R5 2306 2450KV motors were released a year ago, but remain one of the most popular motor choice for freestyle mini quad. These motors are so good they are re-branded by many companies under different names with slightly different KV, but essentially the same design and construction.
You can configure Betaflight settings on your quad by installing a Betaflight mobile app on your iPhone, iPad, Android Phone or tablets. This is handy when you are out in the field and don’t have access to a computer. There are a few different options which we will introduce in this post.