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Tokio SX Build by EnvyAstro Ivan Rodriguez

In Build by EnvyAstro8 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 Tseng46 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 Tseng20 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 …

 
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Tiny Whoop Upgrade: Motors and Batteries

In Build, Review by Mike Tseng2 Comments

Tiny Whoop Upgrade This is a Tiny Whoop upgrade must, the motors.  I’ve been putting around in my Tiny Whoop with the standard motors and having a blast.  But I was missing out.  I recently added a Tiny Whoop upgrade that really woke up the micro quad, the Lumenier RX0615-14 Micro Brushed Motors. I’ll be comparing two Tiny Whoops in this …

 
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QAV-X Build: How to Build a Lumenier QAV-X Part 1

In Build, Review by Mike Tseng34 Comments

How to Build a Lumenier QAV-X Time for another build!  The Lumenier QAV-X build is one of my favorite quads right now.  It’s no secret I really like the Lumenier frames.  Their designs are all really well thought out using the highest quality components.  The QAV-X is no exception.  The frame comes in 3mm and 4mm versions.  Both the frames …

 
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KISS FC – Easy to Follow Setup and Review

In Build, Review by Mike Tseng25 Comments

KISS FC – Setup and Review I have to be honest and admit, I put off flying the KISS FC because I was intimidated.  One, I didn’t want to learn a new software because it doesn’t run off Cleanflight or even Baseflight, gasp!  Two, take a look at the KISS FC manual and it will send you running with unanswered …

 
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Tiny Whoop Build Guide and Review

In Build, Review by Mike Tseng29 Comments

Tiny Whoop Build Tiny Whoop is about the most fun you can have with your clothes on! What is a Tiny Whoop?  Tiny Whoop is just a Blade Inductrix modified with a small FPV camera and video transmitter.  The great thing about thing about the Tiny Whoop is that it’s tiny, light and protected.  You can fly around your house without …

 
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How to Setup a Lumenier QAV-R

In Build, Review by Mike Tseng62 Comments

How to Setup a Lumenier QAV-R In part 1 of the Lumenier QAV-R build we did all the physical build of the quad.  Part two will be programing the QAV-R.  Good news is that it’s very simple!  Follow the directions below and it’ll be a piece of cake. Taranis Setup If you are building the Lumenier QAV-R kit, it will …