We discussed how to dispose LiPo batteries, but we still haven’t touched on when we should throw them out. So in this article I are going to talk about how I determine if a LiPo battery should be thrown away.
Are you having trouble with motor outputs on a flight controller? One of the motors just doesn’t spin when you arm the quad? In this post I will share some experience how to troubleshoot and fix “dead” motor outputs on an FC.
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.
The Taranis X9D Plus radio transmitter takes 2S LiPo or Li-Ion battery. 18650 Li-Ion cells would have been an obvious option given the excellent capacity to weight ratio. However they don’t fit the Taranis battery compartment without some modifications.
Races can take place anywhere: warehouse, parking lot, in the forest, or simply on an open field with obstacles. Just like any other types of racing, the goal is to go through the course without crashing.
This tutorial explains how to install and setup TBS Crossfire in Frsky Taranis X9D Plus. I will also show you how to connect Crossfire receiver to flight controller and configure it in Betaflight. The steps should be similar in other Frsky radios running OpenTX.
In the newest version of OpenTX, a new dialog box has been added when you try to bind a Frsky receiver to your Taranis. There are four options, “Channel 1-8 or 9-16, and Telemetry On or Off. This article will explain what these options mean.
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.
You might wonder, “isn’t Crossfire faster than SBUS? Why would you still want to use it?” Well yes, you should use CRSF over SBUS whenever possible. Crossfire requires both RX and TX pins of a UART while SBUS only needs the RX pin. When you don’t have a spare UART that then your next option would be using SBUS.
Some people love listening to motor noise during flight because it makes them feel more connected to the quadcopter. This tutorial will explain the different ways of getting audio for FPV, and discuss other benefits of doing so.