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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 Basics, Build, Review by Mike Tseng45 Comments

HOW TO SET UP AN FPV QUADCOPTER   In part 1 of this build, we connected the ESCs, Naze32 and buzzer to the mini power distribution board and mounted the motors.  Part 2 we will set up the Naze32, program the transmitter and install the FPV camera and transmitter. First thing we’ll do is set up a new model on the …

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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 …

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In Build, Review by Mike Tseng8 Comments

It feels like Christmas whenever I start a new mini quad build.  In part 1 of this 3 part Hovership ZUUL Racehound review, we looked at the frame.  Part 2 we’ll hit the highlights of my setup. This is not mean to be a step-by-step how to build a mini quad post.  I will do that in a separate post. …

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Are your screws loose? Check your motors.

In Build, Crash, Quick Tips by Mike TsengLeave a Comment

The first thing you should do when you get new motors for your quadcopter is to check to see if the manufacture put thread lock on the set screws holding it to the motor shaft. I noticed my QAV250 quad was flying really strange.  It was having a hard time flying in a straight line without random yaw drifts.  Anytime …

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Hovership ZUUL Racehound Review | Part 1: First Impressions

In Build, Review by Mike TsengLeave a Comment

The release of Hovership’s ZUUL Racehound couldn’t have come at a better time. The day before they released the quadcopter (Valentine’s Day 2015) I had broken my second frame on my Lumenier QAV250 in two weeks. It was getting too expensive to spend $45-$55 every time I broke an arm. I’ve been thinking about moving to a frame with replaceable …