When I first saw the Baby Nazgul, I knew I had to try it. I am a big fan of the iFlight Alpha A65 and I have heard people raving so much about the 5” Nazgul, that the Baby Nazgul just has to be awesome - right,… right?
Let’s first address the elephant in the room - quite literally: This micro copter weighs in at 29.1g with CRSF receiver, if you add a 300mAh GNB battery the weight adds up to 37g. Without the CRSF receiver it weighs in at 26.9g - still 3.1g more than its whoop counter-part the iFlight Alpha A65 which weighs in at 23.8g without a battery.
Happymodel was the first manufacturer to seize the opportunity for a quick buck and produce ELRS hardware. ELRS is an open source control link and I am pretty sure you have heard about it by now. I am a big fan of ELRS - been watching them basically since the beginning.
I am super stoked seeing more and more manufacturers implementing this Open Source hardware and I am confident that sooner or later it will replace FrSky D8 compatible SPI receivers on AIO boards.
In this article I would like to feature a project that I have recently learned about - the YOLO flight controller. Actually it is not a single flight controller, rather a family of designs that share the same base. The aim is to provide something for everyone: from 1S to 6S!
Finding this now, after writing my article about my “perfect” flight controller is a big coincidence, really fits perfectly and makes me totally pumped about this flight-controller.
After Happymodel, BetaFPV is the second company jumping on the hype train and releasing ELRS hardware. I am pretty stoked seeing more companies releasing hardware based on an open source project, so I am excited to showcase some of the new hardware.
I am a huge fan of ELRS - an open source control link for radio controlled models. I have followed the project since pretty early on and even built a DIY transmitter module and receivers. I never had it in production use since it was simply to cumbersome for me to DIY the receivers and I was hoping that some day, some manufacturer will pick this system up commercially - which is happening now.
When I first saw the Rekon 3 Nano Long Range, I thought - awesome, a 1S 18650 RTF (Ready To Fly) micro quadcopter - I need to check that out! Banggood was kind enough to send me one over for review.
Designed by Dave_C and manufactured by RekonFPV the Rekon 3 Nano Long Range will have a very specific target audience, and in this post I want to take a closer look and help you decide if this might be something for you.
C Rating? Mili Amp Hours? How many cells?
When it comes to the LiPo batteries we use in our hobby, there are a couple of specs you simply need to know about, what they mean, how to interpret them and most importantly how to compare them.
At first all those specs seem a little bit overwhelming, but when you look at them one at a time, they all make sense and are not all too complicated.
And this is what this post is all about, I will look at all the different specs and explain what they mean and how they interact with each other. I will also give you some general LiPo related tips.
Thinking about building a 1S brushless whoop and you are not sure which AIO flight controller to use? I want to show you a couple FC’s which I think are viable choices and explain what I am looking for in my 1S flight controllers.
Obviously there is no ONE perfect flight controller, otherwise this article would be pretty short. It depends on what you are looking for, and this might be different for everyone. I will show you what I look for and how my decision process looks like.
The EMAX Nano Hawk is EMAX’ first attempt at a 65mm indoor brushless whoop - they advertise it as a “Beginner Indoor Nano Racing Drone” - at least that is, what the package states. Let’s see how true this is.
This is one class smaller than their super successful 75mm Tinyhawk series, which was - and still is - one of my favorite entry level whoops.
The Nano Hawk weighs in at just 20g without the battery, which is rather on the light weight side when compared to other “BNF” (Bind and Fly) whoops of its size.
The AE65 is the Aniversary Edtion of the US65. Aniversary in this context means anniversary of Eachine as a company, not the copter itself. So: Happy 7th birthday to you, Eachine.
According to the product description the AE65 is limited to 500 pieces, but you can basically get everything as a spare part and build it from scratch, once the “limited edition” is sold out.