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A Guide to Multirotor Motors

A Guide to Multirotor Motors

It’s easy to pick the right multirotor motors for your quadcopter when you understand the basics. Here are some guidelines to follow to choose the most effective powerplants. Where to Start? Decide on Motor Size First First answer these two questions: What’s your quadcopter’s total weight? What’s the size of the frame? The aggregate weight of your quadcopter […]
Seven Lightning-Fast FPV Racers

Seven Lightning-Fast FPV Racers

If you want to get into FPV racing, your very first decision is what aircraft to get. If you’re just starting out, you might want an aircraft that’s easy to control on the racecourse, but experienced pilots will need a machine that can kick it up a notch for faster speeds and performance. To help you make that […]

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Soldering onto the Flight Controller

Soldering onto the Flight Controller

Our final installment on soldering deals with the flight controller.  For many this soldering task is one of the toughest things to do with a drone racer.   But with some simple tips and practice you will be on your way to finishing and flying that quad.
Speed Controller soldering

Speed Controller soldering

Now that you have the speed controllers soldered to the power board, we will show you how to solder them to each motor.

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FPV/PhotoDrone Racer

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How-to Solder up Battery Connectors

How-to Solder up Battery Connectors

Our Senior West Coast Editor John Reid offers up some tips for soldering on a new connector to your flight battery. This video will take you from the start to the finish on this critical soldering skill.    
From the computer, to the  printer and then to the quadcopter, making a part like this takes only a few hours or less. I wasn’t happy with first version, so this is my second try. 3D printing allows you to quickly create several prototypes at low cost. Consider using PLA filament for those experiments that end up in the garbage, since PLA is biodegradable.

Get Into 3D Printing

Draw it, print it, fly it! 3D printing and model aircraft are a match made in heaven. I started using a 3D printer this summer to create parts for a multirotor aircraft, and a new world of possibilities just opened up to me. Some people have printed entire frames in this fashion and maybe you […]

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Drone assembly tips

Drone assembly tips

Assembling your first racing drone can be a bit intimidating but learning how to solder and knowing what needs to be soldered can make the job a little easier.
Soldering Equipment

Soldering Equipment

This is a short video on what equipment you may want to have to do a good soldering job on your quad.  Because soldering is so vital to the construction of most racing drones, having the right equipment can make that job a lot easier.

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Goggle Diopters – Quick Tip

Goggle Diopters – Quick Tip

What do you do if you wear glasses but still want that total immersion feel you get from wearing goggles? You have two choices, get a large screen set of goggles or try this.
Goggles Guide

Goggles Guide

Flying with first-person-view (FPV) goggles is a completely immersive experience that makes you feel like you’re moving through the air. All the external light is blocked out, and you feel as if you’re inside the aircraft. Because there are so many different types of goggles available, deciding which one is right for you is a personal—and expensive—decision. In fact, a pair of […]
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