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Tag Archives: Explained

January, 2017

December, 2016

  • 20 December

    Lumenier QAV-R VS Impulse Alien

    Overview These are two frames on the market today that are very similar. They both have the option of 4, 5, or 6 inch arms, making them the same size.  They both have modular arms that sit together snuggly to make an X shape (but not true X). They both …

September, 2016

  • 30 September

    The Physics of Drone Crashes

    With recent EASA regulations threatening most of the Drone community, we at Drone Insider decided to take a look at the research which EASA was using in order to calculate the fatality rate for Drone Accidents and their likely consequences. Due to the way in which EASA have set out …

August, 2016

  • 18 August

    Unibody VS modular Miniquad Frames

    Ever since miniquads have burst on the radio control and FPV scene, there have been a ton of talented designers getting creative making lightweight and sturdy frames for racing and acrobatics. While there are far too many types of frames to list them all in a single post, most of …

July, 2016

  • 24 July

    How do Brushless Motors Work?

    The brushless motor aka the bread and butter of your miniquad: their light, responsive and most importantly fast, but have you ever considered how one of these bad boys works. The Brushless Motor Now you probably know that your motors are designed to do one thing and that is to …

  • 19 July

    Using GSM and 4G for FPV

    All of us know the limitations of FPV, especially when it comes to range and reliability. So is there an alternative? Some people in the hobby are starting to experiment with Cellular towers and data in order to send video signals as well as control signals to FPV planes and …

May, 2016

  • 25 May

    What’s the Best LiPo for Your Miniquad

    The battery can often make or break a miniquad. If it is too big the battery can feel cumbersome, if it is too small you get terrible flight times, and if treated incorrectly they can die quickly and to top things off you can have a burning inferno if you …

  • 13 May

    The Aerodynamics of Multirotors

    Disclaimer: At Drone Insider we are not aeronautical engineers, however we have an understanding of mechanics and basic aerodynamics. Enjoy! A great scientific paper was published a few days ago; it discussed a very important topic in the design of mini quad frames, aerodynamics. Aerodynamics are often neglected by frame …

April, 2016

  • 21 April

    BLHeli S

    BLHeli S is a new multirotor ESC Firmware available that is “an improved version of the base BLHeli code”. This firmware claims to provide a host of improvements over the stock BLHeli. BLHeli_S will have the same good Sync holding properties as base BLHeli. Maybe even better. BLHeli_S generally does …

March, 2016

  • 23 March

    Naze32 Versions – Ultimate Guide

    The different versions of the Naze: Naze32 Rev1- Rev4 These were (obviously) the first boards made, we are not going to worry about them too much as they havn’t been around with 2014. Naze32 Rev5 This is the board that started all the hype about 32-bit flight controllers. This has …