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.
There are quite a number of different OTG FPV receivers available. Those are receivers which you can connect to your phone via USB and record your FPV feed - you phone is basically your DVR.
Your phone has to have the UVC driver enables and has to support OTG, so make sure that your phone meets those criteria (all newer android phones have at least OTG support). There are a couple of apps in the Play store that will check for you if your phone has the UVC driver enabled.
Foxeer released a new nano sized camera. After the Foxeer Predator Nano, their second nano sized interpretation of one of their micro sized cams - the Foxeer Razer Nano.
The Foxeer Razer Nano is a 1200TVL nano sized FPV cam. It weighs in at just 3.9g (without the wires). Ther Razer Nano comes in multiple different options: you can get it in PAL or NTSC and in 4:3 or 16:9.
Recently Runcam added another VTX to the repertoire of Nano VTX - the Runcam TX100 Nano. This Nano VTX weighs in at just 1.5g with antenna (without wires) or 0.92g without antenna.
It can be powered from 4.5V to 5.5V. Of course this one also allows settings to be changed via Betaflight OSD - it uses the ImmersionRC Tramp protocol.
The Skyzone SKY03O FPV goggles are my first non boxed, FPV goggles. So I am not going to compare it to Fatshark’s HDO’s or any other goggle of that style for that matter.
This is just a plain review of these goggles and what someone switching from boxed goggles might expect. I have been rocking boxed goggles for almost three years. First it was a set of DIY 3D printed ones, then I upgraded to the Quantum V2 and that is what I have been stuck with for the past two years.
Foxeer was kind enough to send me one of their new Predator Nano FPV cams. The Predator Nano is a low latency, feature packed, small FPV camera.
The Nano form-factor is 14mm wide and 14mm high and thus a perfect size for your larger brushless whoops - I would recommend to use the Nano form factor on 2S builds, 75mm and up - definitely not something for your super light 1S build. But it might be an alternative for your cuurrent Micro or even full sized FPV cam.
After the NamelessRC AIO 412T the BetaFPV Toothpick F4 AIO is the second flight-controller that was developed especially with toothpick sized builds in mind - small form factor, single, feature packed board.
Same as with the NamelessRC flight-controller, Bob Roogie (KababFPV) also helped designing this one. This is also the reason why these boards are so similar to each other - they even have the same build target.
In this article I will show you some details about this flight-controller and maybe help you decide if this one is the right one for your next build.