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Tag Archives: Explained

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 …

  • 23 March

    New LiPo Shipping Regulations

    On April 1st, 2016 there are going to be several key changes regarding how Lithium Polymer batteries may be shipped via air: All international shipments of lithium batteries not in or with equipment (batteries by themselves) are prohibited as cargo on passenger aircraft. This means that many countries will not …

  • 5 March

    LIPO Batteries and Saftey – A Complete Guide

    First things first lets establish the fact that LIPO batteries are not inherently dangerous. It much better to thing of them as being volatile or sensitive. If they are treated correctly they will last a long time and you can keep them for years and have no issues what’s so …

  • 2 March

    What FPV Frequency should I use? – Which is Best for You

    5.8Ghz This is the default miniquad frequency and the most popular frequency used by the FPV community, this is due to the fact the antennas are small (even the circularly polarised ones), the band is relatively free of interference and it is legal. It also does not harmonic with 2.4Ghz …