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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 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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Are your screws loose? Check your motors.

In Build, Crash, Quick Tips by Mike Tseng0 Comments

The first thing you should do when you get new motors for your quadcopter is to check to see if the manufacture put thread lock on the set screws holding it to the motor shaft. I noticed my QAV250 quad was flying really strange.  It was having a hard time flying in a straight line without random yaw drifts.  Anytime …

 
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Quadcopter Flips on Takeoff: Naze32 Orientation

In Quick Tips by Mike Tseng19 Comments

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 …