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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]