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.
Antennas for FPV can be categorized by their polarization: linear and circular. In this article we will discuss the differences between linear and circular polarized antennas.
When choosing flight controllers, F1, F3, F4 and F7 pop up all the time. These are the FC processors and this article explains the differences and which one we should get.
We learned FPV flying (first person view) the hard way, crashes after crashes until we get it right. Later on I realized there are exercises beginners can do to gradually build up their skills and confidence. Also, there are also simple safety rules we should follow to avoid accidents and injury to ourselves and others.
In this article we will show you how to start and improve flying a drone in FPV (or multirotor if you prefer). If you are new to mini quad flying, make sure to check out our beginner’s guide first.
The gain of an antenna could change the radiation pattern, and it reflects what the maximum range is going to be for the FPV antenna. In this article we will discuss how antenna gain affects range, and the pro’s and con’s of high gain antennas.
AWG stands for American Wire Gauge, which is a wire gauge standard based on the diameter of the wire. The diameter of the the wire chosen for RC models and quadcopters is important. It determines how much current should go through it and can go through it safely without failing.