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How to Build a Lumenier QAV250, The Correct Way

In Build by Mike Tseng104 Comments

How to Build a Lumenier QAV250, The Correct Way. Update January 1, 2016 Please watch this video before starting this build.  Some things have changed since I made this post.  It will show a slightly different but easier build method and updates on the Naze32 rev6. Time for another build!  In part 1 of this post I explained why you …

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OSDoge Setup with RSSI!

In Build by Mike Tseng151 Comments

OSDoge Setup with working RSSI! I’ve been wanting to do a post on the OSDoge setup for about 6 months now but couldn’t figure out how to get the RSSI to work.  Hours, days, weeks and months of frustrated hair pulling and cursing…I finally got it to work! What is OSDoge? OSDoge is a small stackable circuit board the same size …

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Buy Your First Drone: QAV250

In Basics, Build, Review by Mike Tseng42 Comments

Buying Your First Drone You want to get into flying FPV drones or quadcopters.  You don’t know where to start.  You get on YouTube and watch FPV videos.  You see the super talented Lumenier pilots (Charpu, Juz) doing some crazy things flying in awesome locations.  Google QAV250, end up at GetFPV, not sure what to buy so you get everything …

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Cleanflight, BlHeli and Oneshot for Dummies

In Build by Mike Tseng28 Comments

Cleanflight, BlHeli and Oneshot What the heck is this stuff?  I first heard about it a while back and chose to ignore it.  Quadcopter technology is advancing so fast I thought it was just a fad that will soon fade away.  But it’s hard to ignore now, it’s everywhere.  I’ve been using it for a few months and it’s awesome! I …

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ImmersionRC Vortex Setup, Maiden Flight and Issues

In Build, Review by Mike Tseng38 Comments

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about setting up the Vortex. It sounds like some people can’t even get their quads to fly. My Vortex was pretty much plug and play but I did encounter an issue while setting it up. Keep reading to find out. I’m using a Taranis X9D transmitter and FrSky D4R-II receiver.  Check out the video above …

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How to Remove Header Pins off a Naze32

In Build, Quick Tips by Mike Tseng4 Comments

Here’s the best way I found to remove header pins from a Naze32 or any other header pins off a circuit board.  I’ve destroyed 2 Naze32 boards and a D4R-ii until I figure this out.  If you try to remove the header pins intact by trying to remove the solder by wicking or manually removing the solder, your chance of …

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In Build, Review by Mike Tseng20 Comments

The weather hasn’t been cooperating here so I haven’t had a lot of time to fly but after putting about 20 batteries through Hovership’s ZUUL Racehound I can say this thing kicks ass. I think most quad frames if tuned correctly will fly very similar from one brand to another so we will focus more on features, durability and build. Durability …