I was pretty excited when I saw that there are Xing motors in the whoop form factor. I really like the iFlight Xing motors and run them on my 5” rigs and my cinewhoop.
Not only do I like their nice and roundish design quite a lot, but they also prove to be very reliable and most importantly durable.
The iFlight Green Hornet is a RTF Cinewhoop that comes in a couple of different variations. It is intended for cinematographic footage and is the smaller brother of the BumbleBee.
With a prop size of 3” the Green Hornet is made to carry a GoPro (or any other HD cam of your choice) for nice HD footage.
This model has been kindly sent to me by Banggood for the purpose of a review.
The Tinyhawk 2 Race is basically the outdoor version of the Tinyhawk 2. They share a fair amount of components. The Tinyhawk Race is a 2S, 2” toothpick style quadcopter which you should definitely fly outside.
You can also fly it on 1S, but honestly - once you tried the Race on 2S there is no going back.
BetaFPV just released a Runcam split like camera. It can be used as an FPV camera but will simultaneously also record HD footage to a micro SD card. It is intended to be mounted on a whoop, above the all in one flight-controller.
This camera is also used on BetaFPV’s new 2S, 65mm whoop, the BetaFPV 65x, but you can also buy it separately for about $65. It is currently the lightest HD camera available on the market.
I was testing a new camera and I was under the impression that the latency was quite high. Usually I am not susceptible to high latency, but this was driving me crazy. I was not sure if my mind was playing tricks on me, so the only way to be sure, is to actually measure the latency.
In this article I will tell you a bit more about my setup and why I chose to go the way I did. If you have a digital, 2 channel oscilloscope it is probably easier to do the measurements with that, but since I do not have one, I had to find a different solution.
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.
In this article I am going to compare the BetaFPV C01 Pro versus the Runcam Nano 3.
First of all, the Runcam Nano 3 is not really a Nano sized cam - it has no enclosure and no M2 mounting holes - I am not entirely sure why Runcam decided to go with this confusing naming scheme here.
Both cams are bare PCB’s with the lens attached to it - basically the same style that you know from most AIO systems, just without a VTX.