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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 …

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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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Xiaomi Yi Camera Review: Xiaomi vs GoPro

In Review by Mike Tseng3 Comments

 

  Xiaomi Yi Action Camera Review After I smashed my Mobius camera in a crash I started doing research for a new camera.  I have a GoPro but I don’t trust my skills enough right now to put a $400 on my quadcopter.  I want a camera that has good image quality and under $200. Enter the Xiaomi Yi Action Camera …

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ImmersionRC Vortex Preview

In News by Mike Tseng0 Comments

 

 The ImmersionRC Vortex is going to be the DJI Phantom of the FPV quadcopter racing world.  ImmersionRC is mostly known for their 600mw video transmitter but now they are building ARF (Almost Ready to Fly) quads.  The reason the Phantoms fly so well is that they are all built the same so they are factory tuned to fly great.  This is …

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Drone’s Eye View

In News by Mike Tseng2 Comments

 

 I’m blown away on a daily basis by what strapping a camera on a multicopter can do.  They show you a brand new perspective on what’s happening around you everyday.  It’s the closest thing to being able to fly as I’ll ever get in my lifetime.  Here are some videos that show what a multicopter, a camera and some balls …

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HOVERSHIP ZUUL RACEHOUND REVIEW | PART 3: Flying

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 …