In this post I will try to explain why I personally no longer recommend buying FrSky products. This can also be seen as an open letter to FrSky - although I highly doubt that they will be interested. Some of my issues I tried to discuss directly with them, but they did not really seem to care too much about any of my input.
I have been thinking about writing this article for some time - and even let it sit for a couple of months - but neither my views nor the situation at hand did change, so I decided to finally publish it and if it is just for the sake of linking people here when they ask why I no longer recommend FrSky products.
It took me some time to join the HD FPV community. I have been following the progress since the first DJI HD system has been released in late 2019. At this point I was interested in the tech, but generally the product was not for me: the air-unit was simply too big for my micro needs.
Then the Caddx Vista came around. I was hesitant - will Caddx be the only company licensed by DJI? Will they have better QC in place than with their regular products? What is Fatshark going to do - is their HD system going to be better?
The Eachine US65 Pro has some sentimental value for me, since the first article I wrote on this blog over three years ago was about the Eachine US65. A lot has happened since then and I was super excited when Banggood offered to send me one for review - unfortunately at this point I am already a bit late to the party since this copter has been released in late 2020. If it is still a good choice in 2021 you will find out here.
The Eachine US65, is a 65mm, 2S whoop set - it comes with the copter, batteries, charger, props and a nice carrying case.
Caddx’ Ant line of FPV cameras are very popular, especially with analog RTF micro quadcopters. Almost all analog micro copters released lately come equipped with one of those.
This comes down mainly to weight and price - but the feature set is actually also pretty decent.
Let’s take a closer look at which models of the Ant there are exactly, what they have in common and what sets them apart.
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.
In this article I want to present my top three picks for analog nano FPV cameras for 2021 and explain what makes them a top pick for me and when I would choose each of them. Since there is no perfect product I will also highlight some cons.
To qualify as a Nano camera it has to be 14mm wide and has to have M2 mounting screw holes on either side.
The past couple of weeks while refining and updating the flight-controller comparison chart I have been thinking about what my perfect flight controller would look like, and I wanted to share my thoughts and see what you think. Oftentimes I have a feeling, that I settle for something that is good enough and simply live with it, because I have no other choice, then I get used to it and do not question it anymore.
First of all: there will not be the “one” perfect flight controller that fits every application, so I will look at it from the perspective of whoops and micros/toothpicks - lets say up to light weight 3”.
In this article I want to show you my personal workflow and tooling for designing and manufacturing a micro quadcopter frame from start to finish. I will show you the steps I take, things I consider during the design process, the tools I use, hard- and software and some tips and tricks to make things easier.
I will show you all of this based of a real world example, my latest frame design. Designing frames is a lot of fun and a great challenge. This article is meant as an introduction and my intention is to show you that you too can have your own frame and that it does not have to be as complicated and expensive as you might think.
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.