This tutorial shows you how to troubleshoot and fix a quadcopter that doesn’t arm. I will also explain the common problems that prevent a mini quad from arming with Betaflight.
In this article we will compare the best quadcopter simulators for FPV. Drone simulators have been around for decades, but only recently we’ve begun to see more options designed specifically for drone racing and FPV freestyle, some of which are even free!
It’s important to setup failsafe properly on your mini quad for maximum safety and preventing fly-away. In this tutorial I will explain what failsafe is, and how to set it up in Betaflight as well as on your Taranis TX radio transmitter and receiver.
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.
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.
What is Betaflight CLI? CLI stands for command line interface, a configuration mode that gives users direct access to all the settings and parameters within the flight control firmware. CLI is a powerful tool, but can be daunting for less technical users. In this guide I will explain why and how to use CLI in Betaflight.
Here is a glossary of technical terms, abbreviations and acronyms often used in FPV, mini quad, quadcopter, racing drones and RC in general. Some jargon can be difficult to understand for beginners, hopefully this list of drone technical terms will help clear the confusion.
Throttle timer in Taranis measures time based on throttle level. It can used to “guess” when you should land without monitoring current draw or voltage of the battery. In this tutorial I will show you how to setup Throttle Timer in Taranis TX.
The timer in Taranis TX is a useful feature we can use to keep track of how long we have flown, and help us decide when we should land. In this tutorial I will show you how to setup up a timer on a Taranis radio, that you can start, stop, pause and even reset using your arm switch.
This tutorial explains the basics of quadcopter hardware, what each component does and how they connect with each other. There is a lot to cover, make sure to check out the links for more information on each quadcopter component.
Low quality solder makes soldering tremendously harder. If you have trouble soldering the reason is most likely to be the solder you use. If you want to have better quadcopter building experience, invest in good quality lead solder!