So you are new to Drone Racing (aka FPV Mini Quad / Multirotor) and wondering where to start? I created this guide to help explain the basic process of buying, building and flying a drone. I will also recommend some other great resources related to FPV mini quad throughout this tutorial.
In this post I compiled a list of parts and brands for FPV mini quadcopters, that runs 5″ or 6″ propellers (aka Racing Drones). It’s an awesome time-saver for your research of next mini quad build, and keeps you updated on all amazing parts .
One of the most useful features of FrSky radio would be telemetry. Telemetry is designed to transmit in-flight data from the radio receiver back to the radio transmitter. These telemetry data informs the pilot what is going on with the aircraft.
In this article we will show you how to flash/update firmware on your Frsky receivers such as D4R-II, X4R-SB, XSR and XM+. This is useful when you have mismatched firmware that prevents you from binding, or you might simply want to update to the latest firmware version.
In this article we will talk about some of the best flight simulators for quadcopter FPV. There are already many simulators for heli, fixed wing and glider, and we’ve begun to see more and more multirotor FPV Sim designed specifically for Drone Racing and FPV Free-style, some of which are even free!
In this post we will have a look at the differences of mini quads running 3S and 4S lipo batteries. Many who are building their first mini quad might struggle in deciding which setup is best for them, I hope this post can answer some of those questions. I will also talk about how to move from a 3S mini-quad setup to a 4S setup, as I have been asked by FPV’ers who are looking for more power and speed.
In this article we will discuss the basics of a transmitter (RC Controller) and what you should look for when buying one: price, the number of channels, modes, frequency and other features.
A visitor asked me for advice how to start building a quadcopter after flying with a RTF (pre-built) drone. The flying experience and basic understanding with RC and FPV he has had will definitely help him with this first racing mini quad build. The path he should take could be different from a complete beginner’s.
It’s possible that you can brick your flight controllers due to human error (where FC doesn’t talk to computer anymore, just timeout or says connection fail). You might still be able to fly using that FC as normal, but there is no way you can connect the board to Cleanflight or Betaflight configurator.
Here is a list of useful and essential tools, spares parts you should have on hand when building your first mini quad or quadcopter. Some equipment listed are not necessary but will make building/flying multirotors much easier, more enjoyable and professional.
In this post we share some tips and tricks for building, maintaining and flying mini quad, quadcopters and drones.