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Quadcopter Basics

In Basics by FlightClub27 Comments

 

 When I first wanted to get into quadcopters I had no clue where to start.  I have a degree in electronics engineering but all this talk of kv, PIDs, flight controllers sounded alien to me.  There is a big learning curve when you start so here is a simple breakdown of the basic parts of a quadcopter to get you …

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Quadcopter Flips on Takeoff: Naze32 Orientation

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 I learned this the hard way. If your quadcopter flips or pirouettes on take off, there could be three reasons for this: The motors are spinning the wrong way. Use the motors tab in Baseflight or Cleanflight to check the motor directions. To reverse a motor, switch any two of the three motor wires. *Take off the propellers before testing* The …

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I’m Addicted to flying FPV Quadcopters

In Basics by FlightClub12 Comments

 

 As of October 2014 I knew absolutely nothing about quadcopters.  Like many of you I saw these guys on Youtube flying quadcopters doing crazy stuff like racing through the woods dodging trees doing flips and rolls, flying in the middle of a fireworks show or seeing beautiful landscapes from a bird’s eye view.  This is so freaking cool!  With FPV, …