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FlightClub Tokio SX

In Info, News by Mike Tseng14 Comments

 

 FlightClub Tokio SX   You asked for it and here it is, Tokio SX!   The SX is the stretched X version of the Tokio X.  It still has all the great features of the Tokio X, butter mount, chamfered edges, hypotense carbon fiber cut, 2 screw canopy mount, camera and vtx protection, except that it’s 220mm to accommodate the …

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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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Drone Backpack – Lowepro QuadGuard BP X2

In Review by Mike Tseng10 Comments

 

 Lowepro QuadGuard BP X2 – Drone Backpack I love the Lowepro QuadGuard BP X2 drone backpack! Before I discovered the Lowepro QuadGuard drone backpack I was using a toolbox nested inside the Ridgid Pro Gear Cart.  The toolbox held my quads, batteries, props and misc gear.  The Ridgid gear cart was my FPV seat.  It was a nice setup but …

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ISDT SC-608 Mini LiPo Battery Charger

In Review by Mike Tseng7 Comments

 

 LiPo Battery Charger: iSDT SC-608 I’ve been looking for a simple portable field lipo battery charger for a while and I finally found it.  The iSDT SC-608 is a micro 150w balance lipo battery charger that fits in the palm of your had. Specifications Charges LiPo, LiFe, Lilon, LiFe and LiHv (1s-6s) NiMh/Cd (1-18s) Pb (1-12s) Input Voltage DC 9-32v Output …

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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 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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Furious True-D Diversity Goggle Receiver Review

In Review by Mike Tseng11 Comments

 

 Furious True-D Goggle Diversity Receiver I’ve been using the Furious True-D diversity receiver for the past 3 months and I love it.  This is one of those products you use, love and want to tell everybody about it. What is the Furious True-D?  The Furious True-D is a plug-and-play receiver module for FatShark Goggles that offers receiver diversity.  What is a receiver diversity? …

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FlightClub Quadcopter Frame: Let’s Design the Best FPV Quad

In News by Mike Tseng77 Comments

 

 FlightClub Quadcopter Frame The image above is a design I made last year but never followed through.  I just put up this image so this post will have a picture.  I think the new frame will have a totally different design.  This is NOT the frame I’m working on now. It’s finally time for FlightClub to start designing and producing …

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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 …