In this tutorial I will show you a few tips about soldering. Getting good at soldering takes some practice, but it’s going to be one of the most useful skills you’ll learn in this hobby. Your soldering quality also determines how reliable your mini quad and RC plane builds are going to be.
In this post I will show you what soldering iron, solder, and soldering related tools I use. And I will explain why I recommend these products how it makes soldering and building quadcopters easier.
Matek posted something interesting today – a demonstration of a possible new ESC protocol, Serialshot! It’s going to completely change how your ESC is wired to the flight controller.
Many FPV devices require an SD card to work. In this guide I will recommend what micro SD cards to buy for GoPro cameras, Fatshark DVR, Taranis radio, as well as DJI drones. I will also explain the speed class letters on SD card labels.
I was looking for some bigger motors for my 7″ build, because 22XX motors just don’t seem to have enough torque to drive those bigger props. The Jetstream 2407 1500KV seems like a good choice, many thanks to Egodrift for sending these in for testing!
The Tekko32 F3 Slim ESC by Holybro is very light weight and compact, designed to be mounted on the slim arms of racing drone frames without creating extra air resistance. Check these out if you are looking to push the performance of your mini quad.
BLHeli_32 ESC firmware allows you to play music with ESC by uploading custom startup tones to each ESC. You can now form a band with the 4 motors in your quadcopter and play a cool tune when powering up your drone.
DYS recently released a new 2207 motor retails for only $12 – the Sun Fun SF2207. Is this the new best “cheapest mini quad motor”? Let’s find out in this review.
This tutorial is written for complete beginners, which explains how to connect BLHeli_32 ESC’s to computer through “FC pass-through”, and how to use BLHeliSuite_32 to flash BLHeli32 firmware and configure ESC settings.
You can prolong the life of electronics in a quadcopter with waterproofing, the most common method is Conformal coating. It helps prevent components from moisture and chemical damage when flying in extreme conditions.