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FrSky X4R-SB and XSR, SBUS and Telemetry

In Build, Review by Mike Tseng63 Comments

FrSky X4R-SB and XSR Setup The FrSky X4R-SB has been out for a while but the XSR was just release.  What makes these two receivers so great!  Let’s take a look. The XSR-SB and XSR both use a newer technology SBUS vs PPM (CPPM) on the D4R-ii.  SBUS is digital where as PPM is analog.  Since PPM is analog, the …

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How to Setup a Lumenier QAV210: Part 2

In Build by Mike Tseng70 Comments

How to Setup a Lumenier QAV210 In part 1 of the Lumenier QAV210 build series we did most of the physical build of the quad.  Part 2 will be about the programming.  I’ll show you how to set up the Taranis with RSSI from the OSDoge and program all the switches.  Instead of regular CleanFlight we’ll be flashing the Naze32 …

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How to Build a Lumenier QAV210: Part 1

In Build by Mike Tseng119 Comments

How to build a Lumenier QAV210 It’s time for another build!  This time we’ll be building a Lumenier QAV210.  This frame has been out for a few months now.  At first I wasn’t sure if I was going to get it but so many readers were asking for custom parts and raving about it.  Good thing I listened because this …

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OSDoge Setup Update

In Build by Mike Tseng66 Comments

OSDoge Setup with RSSI update! This is an updated setup guide for the OSDoge board.  As of 12/1/15 the new OSDoge boards come flashed with the latest version of MWOSD 1.5.1.  This version of 1.5 GUI is much faster and easier to use then the 1.2 version that was used in my first OSDoge setup with RSSI guide.  The OSD …

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Soldering School

In Basics, Build, Quick Tips by Mike Tseng10 Comments

Soldering School I know there are a lot of people who want to build their own quad but are hesitant because they’ve never soldered before.  It’s actually really simple and a lot of fun once you learn the basics.  I’ll show you how! What is soldering? Soldering is a process in which two or more metal items are joined together by …

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How to Set up a QAV250

In Build by Mike Tseng199 Comments

How to setup a QAV250 In part 1 of this three part post I talked about how important it is to carefully choose your components when building a QAV250.  In part 2 we installed the ESCs, OSDoge and motors.  Part 3 will be installing the FPV camera, video transmitter, set up the Taranis and set up the Naze32 in Cleanflight. …

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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 …