Flying FPV in the winter can be hard on RC pilots and models. Low temperatures can even lead to such profanity as “Nice weather for flying, but it’s too cold to go out there!” Here are a few tips and products that can help you and your quad survive those winter FPV sessions.
One benefit of setting up GPS on a drone is to get real time GPS coordinates – so when you crash you can track down your model. You could display them in your OSD, but that’s only useful when you have video signal or to look back in the DVR. In this guide I will show you how to record GPS coordinates inside the Taranis.
Without a flight controller, the motor in your wing can spool up as soon as you touch throttle. I nearly cut myself a few times. To avoid an accident, I will show you how to setup an arm switch in the Taranis for a wing. It should also work on RC airplanes too.
I recently found an awesome power supply for the TS100 I’ve to share with you guys! When I first got the TS100, I was powering it with a 4S LiPo. The performance was okay, I wasn’t blown away by it. That’s because at 16V, you are only using 45% of the power. To get the most out of it you should really use 24V.
Here is an overview of some of the best Tiny Whoops we have right now in the market. When talking about Tiny Whoops we generally mean those tiny little FPV drones that have ducts around the propellers. They are tons of fun to fly in the house especially on rainy days and winter.
The Foxeer Falkor is a new CMOS camera featuring “Global Wide Dynamic Range” (G-WDR). It’s a feature that offers superior performance in showing bright and dark objects clearly in the same frame.
Sometimes when testing FPV stuff, they all require different input voltages and it can be annoying when you don’t have the right battery for the job. That’s when an adjustable voltage regulator comes in handy! I found a cheap one that might be something I’ve been looking for!
GPS Rescue mode in Betaflight is similar to “Return to Home”. When you lose video or radio signal, the quad is supposed to return to you using GPS.
The Hive_16 from Newbeedrone is a 16x16mm all-in-one stack including FC, RX, VTX and ESC. It’s probably the smallest complete package you can get for an FPV drone right now!
I used to love AIO (all in one) flight controllers, but they can be awkward to use with 4in1 ESC. With 4in1 ESC getting more reliable and easier to work with, I have been looking for a non-AIO FC that works well. This time we are looking at the Spedix F4 FC!
Long range radio systems using 900MHz including the Frsky R9M and TBS Crossfire typically use a single dipole antenna on the receiver. The optimal antenna positioning can be different from traditional 2.4GHz systems with diversity monopole antennas on the receivers.