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Rotor Riot – YouTube’s FPV Lifestyle Show

Rotor Riot – YouTube’s FPV Lifestyle Show

In January 2016, an action-packed web show appeared on YouTube aimed specifically at the burgeoning first person- view (FPV) multirotor community. But unlike earlier attempts, this one eschewed technical language, avoided instructional videos, and circumnavigated hobbyist clichés, opting instead for something a lot more exciting. Taking cues from snowboarding and skating videos, it portrayed the […]
Prescription lenses for your FPV goggles

Prescription lenses for your FPV goggles

RHO-Lens Today’s FPV goggles offer amazing resolution for a truly immersive flying experience. Unfortunately, fliers with less-than-perfect distance vision may not get the most out of these outstanding headsets. While there are diopter-lens sets available to provide a measure of distance-vision correction, these can’t take the place of genuine prescription lenses.  RHOLens fills this need […]

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How-to Solder up Battery Connectors

How-to Solder up Battery Connectors

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.    
What Programing Features are Helpful for Flying Drones?

What Programing Features are Helpful for Flying Drones?

To begin with, dual rates are helpful as they affect the speed at which your model  changes roll, pitch, or yaw orientation for a given stick input. There are no hard and fast rules for dual rates as they are dependent on your own preferences. For drone racing, I like to have a lower rate […]

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C Rating for Drone LiPo Battery Packs

C Rating for Drone LiPo Battery Packs

The short answer is that when it comes to flight times and motor performance, the higher a battery’s C rating, the more likely it will make you smile. A 45C pack makes a joke of a 10C pack when it comes to power delivery. The C rating for a LiPo battery, quite simply, refers to […]
DIY Drone Racer  – Kit Building Made Easy

DIY Drone Racer – Kit Building Made Easy

First-person-view (FPV) racing has changed the face of radio control. World-class race events and network TV coverage have combined to pull in huge numbers of racers with no prior background in traditional aeromodeling. While there are some nice ready-to-fly quadcopters on the market, FPV racing is ideal for those who like to build their machines. […]

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RealFlight 8 Giveaway- Win Free VR Goggles For RF8

RealFlight 8 Giveaway- Win Free VR Goggles For RF8

From Futaba: “Nobody gives away VR Goggles for free, get real!” Actually, we do. Not only one set, but five. And not cheap ones, the top-of-the-line Oculus Rift beauties that completely immerse you in a virtual world. And not just the goggles, but five copies of the new, VR-compatible RealFlight 8 so you can get […]
What is the best flight mode for drone racing? (Quick Tip)

What is the best flight mode for drone racing? (Quick Tip)

Even basic drones will have several flight modes to choose from. Manufacturers might call them by different names, but their functions are pretty much the same. There isn’t a perfect all-around flight mode, so the one that you choose depends on what you plan to do. For beginners, Stability mode is the way to go. […]

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RealFlight 8 Rebate: Now Through December 31st

RealFlight 8 Rebate: Now Through December 31st

From Futaba: Now through December 31st, Hobbico is rewarding RealFlight fans with an exclusive offer. If you’ve purchased a copy of RF7, 7.5, RF Drone, or RFX in the past, you can get a $20 Merchandise Certificate with your qualified purchase of RF8! Use this link to download the rebate form: http://downloads.hobbico.com/rebates/3158586-rf8-rebate-form.pdf Visit FutabaRC.com
The Futaba Winter Wonderland Rebate

The Futaba Winter Wonderland Rebate

From Futaba: Catch winter’s hottest deals on Futaba Systems! Treat yourself or your favorite pilot or racer to the holiday’s hottest gift – a radio from Futaba, R/C’s leader in 2.4GHz technology! Click “where to buy” to locate a nearby dealer who has the system you need. And for a limited time, you can receive […]
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