Too lazy to build a smoke stopper? RaceDayQuads and BengineeringLabs have you covered with their “plug and play” solid state smoke inhibitor. It gives you peace of mind when testing new mini quad builds and minimizes the chance of hardware damage due to electrical shorts.
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.
I get asked frequently what gear I use and what multirotors I fly, so here is a list of mini quad and equipment that I regularly use. Note that I am not sponsored by any companies, I only recommend products that I have good experience with.
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!
Loctite Threadlock is an important tool for a solid multirotor build. We use Loctite to secure threaded fasteners to avoid loosening from vibration. Here I will share some information about Thread lock and how to use it.
The ES120 electric screw driver is from the same company that makes the ever popular TS100 soldering iron. In this review we will take a close look at the ES120 and discover how it works.
The TS100 soldering iron is one of the best tool I’ve owned for building and repairing quadcopters. It can be powered by a LiPo battery as well as a power supply. It’s small and lightweight, and extremely portable. I will go though the features in this review and explain why this solder iron is so good.
Here is a list of useful and essential tools, spares parts you should get when building your quadcopter and drone. Some equipment listed are not necessary but will make building/flying multirotors much easier, more enjoyable and professional.