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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 …

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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 …