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EMAX Magnum All in One Tower : Easy Quad Build

In Build by Mike Tseng12 Comments

EMAX Magnum All in One Tower The EMAX Magnum is a clean quadcopter builder’s dream.  In a small 36 x 42 x 18mm stack, the EMAX Magnum is a 6 in 1 stack that has everything you need to build your FPV quadcopter.  Just add the motors, camera and antenna and you’re done! EMAX Magnum Highlights F4 Flight Controller 30A Bullet ESC …

 
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FatShark Power Switch : On/Off Switch for your Fatsharks

In Build, Quick Tips by Mike Tseng10 Comments

FatShark Dominator Power Switch Mod I love my FatShark Dominator V3.  One thing I don’t like about them is fumbling around to plug in the power cable.  I’ve always wanted to add a Fatshark power switch but never got around to doing it until now.  Adding a power switch makes them so much more enjoyable to use. Parts used in this build …

 
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Taranis LUA Script : Tune PIDs from your Taranis

In Build by Mike Tseng18 Comments

Taranis LUA Script : Tune PIDs from your Taranis   The Taranis lua scrip is a super cool feature you can run on your Taranis.  It lets you tune PIDs and change vtx settings right from your Taranis.  If you are using a TBS Unify Pro or ImmersionRC Tramp VTX you can change your band, channel and even power output. …

 
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Best Race Drone for FPV Racing : FlightClub Tokio Build

In Build by Mike Tseng68 Comments

Best Race Drone for FPV Racing : FlightClub Tokio X Build Time to build the best race drone available, the FlightClub Tokio X. Of all the quads I’ve build, the Tokio is the best race drone I’ve ever built.  When I designed the frame I wanted it to be easy to build and easy to work on in the field.  What makes this frame …

 
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How to Tune PIDs : Learn How to get that Locked In Feeling

In Build by EnvyAstro4 Comments

How to Tune PIDs What’s going on everyone, today we will be tuning the awesome Tokio SX. Here is a quick list of the electronics used for this quad. Parts List Tokio SX Tmotor F40 Pro 2600kv Cicada 35A 4in1 ESC KISS FC (Running Betaflight 3.1.7) FrSky XSR TBS Unify Pro Race Foxeer Arrow V3 TBS Triumph Gemfan 5152 Props …

 
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Tokio SX Build by EnvyAstro Ivan Rodriguez

In Build by EnvyAstro11 Comments

FlightClub Tokio SX | EnvyAstro Post by EnvyAstro Ivan Rodriguez Hope you guys are as excited as I am with the new Tokio Stretched X! I have been flying the prototype version for about 2 months now and I can say that I am in love with this frame.  I have yet to break a frame. But if you happen …

 
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Design the Best Quadcopter Frame of All Time

In Build, News, Review by Mike Tseng119 Comments

Best Quadcopter Frame For the past three months I’ve immersed myself in designing the best quadcopter frame and learning how to cut carbon fiber.  It’s been a frustrating, hair pulling experience but I’m very proud with the results. I thought my inner OCD self in making clean builds was bad, designing frames is 100 times worse.  To give you an idea, I …

 
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What is Dshot: Update your Quad!

In Build, News by Mike Tseng7 Comments

What is Dshot It seems like every week there’s a new protocol, firmware or flight controller coming out.  The newest thing right now is Dshot.  It’s currently available on KISS flight controllers running KISS esc and BetaFlight based hardware with STM32 F3+ processors running BLHeli-s.  I’ve used nothing but KISS gear for the past 6 months so I’ll talk about Dshot on …

 
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How to Build the Best Quadcopter for Racing

In Basics, Build by Mike Tseng49 Comments

How to Build the Best Quadcopter for Racing Let’s build the best quadcopter for racing.  When I first started this site, I made a post on How to Build an FPV Quadcopter in April 2015.  It was an intro on how to build a quadcopter using good parts, at that time.  The quadcopter industry is advancing so fast.  Just 18 …

 
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How to Setup a Lumenier QAV-X

In Build, Review by Mike Tseng21 Comments

How to Setup a Lumenier QAV-X Time to finish up the QAV-X build!  In part 1 of the build, we did all the soldering and physical build.  Part 2 we will program the Taranis, flash and configure the KISS FC then go for some test flights. Parts used in this QAV-X Build Lumenier QAV-X 4mm KISS FC DYS XS20A EMAX …