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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 …

 
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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 …

 
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Lumenier QAV-R Build

In Build, Review by Mike Tseng99 Comments

Luminier QAV-R Build: Dream Machine No joke, this Lumenier QAV-R build has made me a better FPV pilot.  The control and feel of this QAV-R build is insanely good.  Not to mention it’s pretty fast. It’s taken a while to get this post done because I’ve been trying many combinations of different components until I found one I liked.  Some of the …

 
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OSDoge 1.5 Review and Install

In Build, Review by Mike Tseng25 Comments

OSDoge 1.5 Yes!  My favorite component, maybe of all time, the OSDoge has been updated to OSDoge 1.5.  There isn’t a big enough change to call it 2 but the upgrades are all options we all want. Highlight of the OSDoge 1.5 Updates USB now lines up with the Naze32 rev6 No more big capacitor that always falls off Idiot …

 
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Shendrones Corgi Quadcopter Review

In Build, Review by Mike Tseng6 Comments

Shendrones Corgi Quadcopter Review From the master mind multicopter builder Andy Shen of Shendrones, I bring you the Corgi.  Andy is responsible for creating some of the most creative, unique, odd and awesome quads such as the Tweaker, Krieger, Misuko.  His latest creation as of this post, the Corgi is a 220mm semi-x pattern quadcopter.  What makes the Corgi unique …