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March, 2016

  • 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 …

February, 2016

  • 18 February

    RP-SMA and SMA – Explained

    One very common error for an FPV Rookie is to buy antennas with the wrong connector for their video transmitter/receiver. So in this article we will show you the difference between the two connectors, SMA and RP-SMA. SMA (stands for Sub-Miniature Version A) connectors are coaxial RF connectors developed in the 1960s The …

January, 2016

  • 17 January

    Singularity – Flight Controller + Video Transmitter + BEC

    This is a very interesting offering from ImpulseRC. It combines a F3 Flight Controller and 400mW video transmitter, into a single package, making wiring simpler. However it does pose the problem that if your Flight controller were to break, you would have an unwieldy video transmitter. In this video ImpulseRC …

  • 14 January

    PPM vs SBUS

    PPM and SBUS are both protocols used to communicate between the flight controller and your receiver. PPM is an older protocol that has a delay of 18-27ms, and SBUS a newer protocol with features such as a different way to hand errors and a smoother and more accurate rc inputs, …

  • 12 January

    Betaflight

    What is it? Imagine cleanflight, but smoother, easier to tune and flying like a dream and then you have Betaflight the brainchild of legendary pilot Boris B. Betaflight is proprietary flight control software developed by BorisB. It is designed to provide the best possible flight performance that will be merged …

  • 11 January

    PIDs and Tuning – A complete Guide

    What are they PIDs are a way of controlling your ward. They are a series of values as seen under the PID tab of your flight controller firm where. This is an example from Clean flight: By manipulating the different values you can get your quad to perform in different …