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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 …

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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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ImmersionRC Vortex Review: Part 1 First Impressions

In News, Review by Mike Tseng5 Comments


 ImmersionRC Vortex Review I just got my ImmersionRC Vortex and this thing is sweet!  It’s actually smaller than I imagined and lighter.  Overall the build quality is superb.  It was pretty much plug and play.  I connected a FrSky D4R-II receiver and ran through the setup wizard in the OSD.  The setup took about 2 min and it was ready …