A cloverleaf antenna is considered omnidirectional and a helical is directional. An omni-directional antenna sends and receives signals in all directions, so it’s a great choice for video transmitters. A helical antenna produces a cone-shaped signal in front of it and has a small pocket behind it to receive a signal. It will provide better […]
When you think of all the racers out there that are making their mark on the droneracing circuit, one person that always seems to be in the thick of things is Bapu Madhu. He competes on both a national and international level with all of the top racers out there. He is known for his […]
Fresh off the back of the biggest ever Drone Racing event in Dubai and with numerous leagues, competitions, and events to come, it seems like drone racing is here to stay. And like other elite sports, big-name pilots are emerging, wowing the crowds with their top-notch skills. But what does it take to fly with the best? What’s the […]
It’s easy to pick the right multirotor motors for your quadcopter when you understand the basics. Here are some guidelines to follow to choose the most effective powerplants. Where to Start? Decide on Motor Size First First answer these two questions: What’s your quadcopter’s total weight? What’s the size of the frame? The aggregate weight of your quadcopter […]
If you want to get into FPV racing, your very first decision is what aircraft to get. If you’re just starting out, you might want an aircraft that’s easy to control on the racecourse, but experienced pilots will need a machine that can kick it up a notch for faster speeds and performance. To help you make that […]
Our final installment on soldering deals with the flight controller. For many this soldering task is one of the toughest things to do with a drone racer. But with some simple tips and practice you will be on your way to finishing and flying that quad.
Our Senior West Coast Editor John Reid offers up some tips for soldering on a new connector to your flight battery. This video will take you from the start to the finish on this critical soldering skill.
Draw it, print it, fly it! 3D printing and model aircraft are a match made in heaven. I started using a 3D printer this summer to create parts for a multirotor aircraft, and a new world of possibilities just opened up to me. Some people have printed entire frames in this fashion and maybe you […]