Diatone Tyrant 180 Quadcopter Frame: Build & Fly

Hi guys and welcome back! In this article we take a look at the Diatone Tyrant 180. We build it and then we go out and fly it. At the end of the article we list all the components which we used for this build. As you can see, this frame comes with a nice … Continued

Brushed FPV Microcopter: Rate Mode Active!

Hi guys and welcome back! In this article I’d like to show you the second generation of my 3D-printed brushed micro FPV copter. As you can see it’s quite an evolution from my first version. It is even smaller but at the same time more robust. Specially the arms were upgraded to be really crash … Continued

FPV Wristwatch – more than just a toy?

Hi guys and welcome back! In this article we take a look at the 5.8GHz FPV Artifact by GTeng for Ages 14+. So what is it? Let’s take it out of the box and we can see that it seems to be an oversized wrist watch. It’s actually an FPV wrist watch which lets you … Continued

Reggae Shark Brushed 135mm FPV Micro Quadcopter: Build & Fly

Hi guys and welcome back. In this article we take a look at the Reggae Shark 135-size fram for 8.5mm brushed motors by Micro Motor Warehouse. We put it together and take it out flying. The frame is made from polycarbonate and is very crash resistant. It’s weight is only 11.5g and you can simply … Continued

Tarot 130-size FPV Quadcopter for 140 USD

Hi guys and welcome back. In this article I’d like to show you the Tarot 130 FPV Racing drone, which is an almost ready to fly 130-size FPV quadcopter. We go through what’s in the the box, take it out for flying and then I’ll give you my conclusion about it. Here we see the … Continued

How to add a DVR to your Quanum Cyclops FPV Goggles!

Hi guys and welcome back. In this article I’d like to show you how you can easily add a DVR to your Quanum Cyclops goggles, which will let you record your FPV videos. This makes the Cyclops, which I reviewed before, an awesome set of lightweight goggles with DVR capabilities. First simply loosen the 4 … Continued

Cheap large DIY Airgates with high wind stability!

Ok, so hi guys and welcome back. In this article I would like to describe my airgates which I built myself. This is already the third generation of them and since I’m quite happy with them now, I thought that this might also be of interest to you. I will go through all the steps … Continued

Sub 250g FPV Quadcopter with over 11 minutes Flight Time

Ok, so hi guys and welcome back! My goal for the build which I want to show you today was to assemble the smallest and most lightweight quadcopter possible, which still supports 4” props and uses only off the shelf budget components. Additionally I wanted it to be able to carry my RunCam 2, in … Continued

Eachine TX600 40Ch 600mW VTX: RF Power Measurements

In this video we perform a full bench review of the Eachine TX600 40CH 5.8G 600mW VTX, which is available from BangGood. On this page you can find the complete RF power measurements which we performed in the video. Here they are for the 200mW setting: CH1 CH2 CH3 CH4 CH5 CH6 CH7 CH8 FR1 … Continued

DIY Budget Quadcopters: 180-size sub-250g FPV Quadcopter

“DIY Budget Quadcopters: Getting you started on a budget.” – I had this new idea for a series of articles where I help you to choose the right components to build your first quadcopter. What I list here are all budget components, which I have mostly used myself (and reviewed on my YouTube channel) and … Continued

DIY Budget Quadcopters: 250-size Quadcopter

“DIY Budget Quadcopters: Getting you started on a budget.” – I had this new idea for a series of articles where I help you to choose the right components to build your first quadcopter. What I list here are all budget components, which I have mostly used myself (and reviewed on my YouTube channel) and … Continued

Quanum Q58-2 5.8GHz 200mW 40Ch VTX: RF Power Measurements

In this video we perform a full bench review of the Quanum Q58-2 5.8GHz 200mW 40Ch VTX, which is available from HobbyKing. On this page you can find the complete RF power measurements which we performed in the video in a nice compact format below. CH1 CH2 CH3 CH4 CH5 CH6 CH7 CH8 FR1 (A) … Continued

Foxeer TM25 5.8G 40CH 25mW VTX: RF Power Measurements

In this video we perform a full bench review of the Quanum Elite QE58-2 5.8GHz 25-200mW VTX, which is available from Surveilzone. On this page you can find the complete RF power measurements which we performed in the video (for the 25mW setting) in a nice compact format below. CH1 CH2 CH3 CH4 CH5 CH6 … Continued

Eachine ET25 5.8G 32CH 25mW VTX: RF Power Measurements

In this video we perform a full bench review of the Eachine ET25 5.8G 32CH 25mW VTX, which is available from Banggood. On this page you can find the complete RF power measurements which we performed in the video in a nice compact format below. CH1 CH2 CH3 CH4 CH5 CH6 CH7 CH8 Band F … Continued

5g DIY Micro FPV Set for 20 USD

In this article we show how to build an 5.8 GHz FPV set (camera & transmitter) for about 20 USD which only weighs 5g and runs on an 1s lipo battery. The low weight means that you will be able to use this even with your smallest aircraft. When the set is finalized, this is … Continued

RunCam 2 vs. Foxeer: Video Quality Comparison

In this video we compare the quality of the video of the RunCam 2 and the Foxeer. We perform this by mounting both the RunCam 2 and the Foxeer side by side on our mini quad: For both cameras, the latest firmware is used: RunCam 2: Stock version (no update yet) Foxeer: Firmware version 1.6 … Continued

T-Motor F40: Thrust Tests with LittleBee/Zeus ESC

In this video we unbox the new T-Motor F40 (http://bit.ly/1lLL4or) and perform thrust tests with Gemfan, DAL and HQ props together with the popular LittleBee/Zeus ESC using both 3s & 4s Lipos.   The full test data is available here: Motor / ESC Prop brand Prop size Battery Thrust (g) Current (A) Watts Full Throttle … Continued

Storm Brushless Motors by Flyingfolk: Thrust Tests!

In this video we do thrust measurements of the new Storm brushless motors by flyingfolk.com. We review the 2204/2300kv, 2206/2200kv and the 2208/2000kv. The video itself is unspectacular, but 1) shows how I did the measurements and 2) let’s you extract your own data points for the motors by simply stopping the video and checking … Continued

Foxeer Legend 1: A Mobius Killer?

In this article we review the Foxeer Legend 1 – a camera in the popular Mobius format. What makes this camera special, however, is that it supports recording full HD (1080p) at 60 frames per second (fps), something which has been unknown so far for a camera in the Mobius format.   Bench Review In … Continued

Mobius vs. RunCam HD – Which one is better?

In this article we compare two of the most popular small action cameras which are used by RC pilots on their flying machines. First we do an unboxing review of the RunCam HD. We compare its external features to the Mobius camera and also do a weight comparison. We additionally compare the contents of the … Continued

This is the story of “Minion Quad Power”!

There was once that little Minion, just came to be and well confused. Not knowing what was happening, he was already upside down! Feeling that desire from deep down, he had to start looking for a master. Not knowing what to do he captured one of the flying machines to serve his purpose! Next time … Continued

Catch that Bixler!

It’s all about the fun, right? You bet we had fun on this day. I went flying with two friends. I was piloting my 1.5m (about 59″) FPV wing and my buddies were flying their Bixlers from HobbyKing. Of course I tried to get as close as possible to them for some nice shots … … Continued

Low-Cost FPV Flying Wing (with Quadcopter Power System!)

In this article we present you a flying wing with FPV at a low cost. Other than quadcopters, flying wings provide much longer flight times. The flying wing presented here has a wing span of 1 meter (about 39 inches) which makes it quite portable. Moreover, I’ve always loved the look of flying wings – … Continued

Low-Budget FPV Mini Multirotor with long Flight Time!

In this article I will present you a mini tricopter with an exceptionally long flight time (for its size) powered by very low-budget components. This is not your usual mini quad, but just as much fun (or more) than a quadcopter! I have built the tricopter and flew it many times already and I’m very … Continued