In this section you will find news, product announcements and general tips and tricks for everything quadcopter related.
Want to learn what product is coming out next or maybe a neat OpenTX related trick - this is the place to be.
DaVinci Resolve is very picky when it comes to container formats, video and audio codecs - especially in the Linux version. The first step after reviewing my FPV footage (and deleting what I will definitely not use) is converting it into a format that resolve can handle.
My main cameras are a GoPro Session 5 on my five inch rigs and a Caddx Turtle V2 on all smaller rigs and my brushless HD whoops. But this guide will basically work with any source material you have problems opening in DaVinci Resolve.
As you might know, I am personally a big fan of the Taranis X-Lite - I don’t like the big clunky breadbox transmitters. I initially started out with a Turnigy evolution and then transitioned to the Taranis X-Lite simply because I wanted to use the OpenTX firmware.
The Taranis X-Lite comes with an expansion bay on the back. This is not the typical JR module bay that you might know from other transmitters like the Taranis X9D - instead it is a smaller version, custom to the X-Lite.
Nonetheless, there is still a couple of different external RF modules available for the smaller port of the X-Lite.
In this article I will show you how to upgrade the firmware of your Taranis X-Lite. This might seem intimidating at first, but once you know what you are doing, the hardest part is to plug in the USB cable.
The most recent OpenTX firmware version (as of June 2019) is 2.2.3 I will try to keep this howto up to date as versions progress, but the basics should apply no matter which version you are using.
I always like to upgrade my firmware as soon as I get a new gadget, after that I usually only upgrade if the newer version has a feature that I really want to try or fixes a bug that is annoying me. Other then that I live by the mantra: Never touch a running system.
A lot of brushless whoops came out lately, but which one is the best? In my opinion there is no one single best brushless whoop - it depends on what you want to do, this is why I decided to go with different categories.
Are you just starting out, do you want to fly indoors or do you prefer to fly outdoors, do you want HD footage or is DVR enough for you?
Let’s have a look at the components on an All in One Flight Controller. What components are needed to make it work and how do they interact with each other?
The flight-controller we are looking at here is the CrazyBee F4 V2.0 with integrated FrSky receiver. I chose this flight-controller since it is a one PCB solution that comes with all the electronics needed to operate a quadcopter.
There is a new version of the Tinyhawk coming out, the Tinyhawk S a 2S version of the Tinyhawk.
It is already listed on bangood as pre-order for less than $100. It is expected to ship June 19th.
It looks very similar to its predecessor but the features speak for themselves: This version, apart from being able to run on 1S or 2S will also allows for the camera tilt to be adjusted. Further EMAX decreased the size of the motors, so the Tinyhawk S 2S will be rocking 0802 15500KV motors.
As you might know, most of the FrSky receivers and transmitters are available in two versions, they are sometimes referenced as EU or non EU or EU LBT and FCC.
FrSky themselves calls the EU version LBT and the non EU version FCC. When you download firmware files for flashing your receiver they will be named accordingly.
The Holybro Atlatl mini is a FPV video transmitter with MMCX antenna connector. The board measures in at just 19x16mm and 4.5mm thick - the thickest part is the MMCX connector. It weighs in at 1.6g without the antenna and 3.6g with the included linear antenna.
I picked mine up from Banggood for less than $20.
The PCB itself comes heat-shrinked and has silicone wires already attached. The wires are 10cm long and the pads are big enough to solder your own wires.
In the FPV hobby there are different styles of antenna connectors - let’s take a look at all of them, what their pros and cons are and in which situation you might prefer one over the other.
First let’s take a look at how to quantify an antenna connector - what makes an antenna connector a good antenna connector? The single most important thing with antenna connectors, basically with any connector is, that it has a reliable connection. But how do we define reliable? Reliability depends highly on context.