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.
I was looking for a way to hang my mini quads and FPV wings on the wall. This would save so much space and is also nice way to display my collections. Thanks to the suggestions from my Facebook group, I found the perfect solution – 3M Command Utility hooks!
How often do you lose your mini quad after a crash, and no matter what, you just can’t find it! In this article I will show you how you can find your downed drone.
Flying FPV in the winter can be hard on RC pilots and models. Low temperatures can even lead to such profanity as “Nice weather for flying, but it’s too cold to go out there!” Here are a few tips and products that can help you and your quad survive those winter FPV sessions.
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.
Without a flight controller, the motor in your wing can spool up as soon as you touch throttle. I nearly cut myself a few times. To avoid an accident, I will show you how to setup an arm switch in the Taranis for a wing. It should also work on RC airplanes too.
GPS Rescue mode in Betaflight is similar to “Return to Home”. When you lose video or radio signal, the quad is supposed to return to you using GPS.
Long range radio systems using 900MHz including the Frsky R9M and TBS Crossfire typically use a single dipole antenna on the receiver. The optimal antenna positioning can be different from traditional 2.4GHz systems with diversity monopole antennas on the receivers.
F1, F3, F4 and F7 are the different processors in flight controllers. This article explains the differences between these MCU, the advantages and disadvantages and help you decide which FC suits you best.
This tutorial explains how to setup the R9M TX module and R9 Mini receiver in Betaflight. The R9M is a long range module that operates on 900MHz band. It’s compatible with most Frsky’s radios including the Taranis X9D-Plus, QX7 and Horus X10.
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.
I was flying at this beautiful seaside spot a few days ago, but my quadcopter failsafe’d and fell into the water. This is a good case study and we can talk about what to do after getting the drone out of water.