Turtle mode or flip over after crash enables you to - as the name suggests - flip your quad back over after a crash. It reduces the walks of shame and the times you need to get off your couch to flip over your brushless whoop.
Flip over after crash is a mode that can be enabled in the modes tab, in order for this mode to be available you need to have your motor protocol set to at least DSHOT300. Also make sure that your ESC’s run at least BLHELI_S version 16.7.
The Beta65 Pro frame is a great choice if you are looking into building a 1S brushless whoop - light weight and super sturdy. There is a small mod, that makes the frame even better. Referenced to as low pro or low profile mod, there is only little information to be found about this mod online, I thought I would share how you actually do the mod.
Before the mod, the frame weighs in at 3.77g. The mod shaves off a whopping 0.14g pushing the weight down to only 3.63g.
In regard to brushless motors there are a couple of specifications that you should know and understand.
Those specs will help you choose the right motor for your copter and will help you compare motors with one another.
In this article I will only be discussing brushless outrunner motors, since this is the type of brushless motor we are exclusively dealing with in the quadcopter hobby.
RunCam just announced the third iteration of their split platform. For all who do not know: the split platform provides a FPV feed and a HD recording solution from one camera in a small package.
This time around the RunCam Split 3 will be available with two different camera sizes, 14x14mm (Nano) and 19x19mm (Micro).
If you have read some of my articles, you know that I am a big fan of the FrSky Tararnis X-Lite - and now it got even better, with a new, upgraded version: the Taranis X-Lite Pro.
In this article I will be looking at what makes the Taranis X-Lite a great transmitter, what the cons are and how it compares to the new Pro version.
At the end of the article you will know if the Taranis X-Lite Pro is transmitter you should consider buying.
A new player is entering the market - their name: NameLessRC. Their first product will be an AIO F4 whoop styled flight-controller.
This FC seems very similar to the other 12A AIO’s but it is not just another re-branded one like the BetaFPV and GEPRC one - at least that is what Jim, the owner of NamelessRC assures me.
R9 is FrSky’s long range RC system and has been initially released in late 2017 as competitor to TBS’ Crossfire (CRSF) system. The R9 system has now seen quite some iterations and seems to work fairly well, especially with the latest FLEX firmware.
FLEX is short for flexible - because it easily allows you to adjust the frequency you are transmitting on without the need to flash different firmware per region.
With a properly set up R9 system you can easily have a control link over a couple kilometers.
ACCESS (Advanced Communication Control Elevated Spread Spectrum) is FrSky’s newest air protocol. Air protocols are used to transmit data over the air from transmitter to receiver. The air protocol is also sometimes referred to as transmitter protocol.
You will most probably have heard of D8 and D16, those were FrSky’s transmitter protocols up until now and ACCESS is the successor of D16 (D16 is actually the short name and the proper name is ACCST) - maybe ACCESS will soon be known as D24.
In this article you will learn how to set up your modes in Betaflight. I will also briefly explain what each mode does and how you can combine or link different modes.
Modes basically dictate which switch on your transmitter triggers a specific action within Betaflight. First make sure that your receiver is set up and bound to your transmitter.