Another version of Betaflight is getting ready for prime time - version 4.2. In this article I want to take a look at the changes and see what interesting things have been added - especially focusing on things that might be interesting for brushless whoops and micros.
To see what has been added to the newest version, I am filtering by milestone and closed PR’s in the Betaflight github repository. Since I want to focus on new features I am mainly going to focus on the following tags: RN:IMPROVEMENTS and RN:MINOR FEATURE.
In this article I want to discuss one of the most important tools you can have in this hobby - a soldering iron. There are many different soldering irons and stations from a multitude of brands that you can get.
But if you are just starting out and do not have a soldering iron yet or if you want a device that you can use at home and in the field the TS100 might be the perfect soldering iron for you: a compact device that you can power from a 12-24V power supply or directly from a LiPo battery.
I was (and still am) a big fan of the first Tinyhawk, especially the RTF kit with goggles and controller. This is how got my wife into flying quadcopters. Now there is a new, improved version available - the Tinyhawk 2.
In this article I am going to take a look at what sets it apart from its predecessor and give you a general overview of this quadcopter.
There are quite a number of different OTG FPV receivers available. Those are receivers which you can connect to your phone via USB and record your FPV feed - you phone is basically your DVR.
Your phone has to have the UVC driver enables and has to support OTG, so make sure that your phone meets those criteria (all newer android phones have at least OTG support). There are a couple of apps in the Play store that will check for you if your phone has the UVC driver enabled.
The Foxeer Razer Nano is a 1200TVL nano sized FPV cam. It weighs in at just 3.9g (without the wires). Ther Razer Nano comes in multiple different options: you can get it in PAL or NTSC and in 4:3 or 16:9.
People who are familiar with my blog, might know that I really like BetaFPV products. My first brushless whoop and the whoop that sparked the brushless whoop craze for me, was a Beta75x. Since then I had quite a few BetaFPV products - I especially like their AIO flight-controllers.
As probably many of you, I am interested in how a quadcopter company in China operates. Yannis Yan, one of BetaFPV’s employees responsible for public relations and marketing happily agreed to answer a couple of my questions.
Thanks to Joe Lucid, the creator of JESC there is now a new BLHELI_S version that allows for up to 30% more flight time. The smaller your quad the bigger the improvement, so this is definitely something that all whoop and toothpick pilots should look into.
The good news ist, that this improvement is available for free, you do not need a JESC license, although I highly recommend getting one, so you can enable RPM filtering on your BLHELI_S ESC.
BetaFPV released a new battery connector trying to replace the JST PH2.0 connector that most of us use on our 1S whoops. It is called the BT2.0 connector. But how do those connectors compare?
In this article I will compare the BT2.0 against the original JST PH2.0 connector with solid pins - not the commonly used knock offs with rolled pins. I think it is important to compare the best possible options against each other.