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  • LOS Training…new Line of Sight Quad

    LOS Training…new Line of Sight Quad

    In the background, I have been flying FPV a lot. And enjoy the freedom of flight from that point of view. However, it’s always great to watch the speed and acrobatics from a third person perspective. To recapture that fun, I have built up the Drone Art AeonQX6 quad as a line of sight acro. […]

  • Runcam Micro Swift

    Runcam Micro Swift

    Thanks to local drone shop, NewBeeDrone… I was able to get my hands on the new Runcam Micro Swift. It’s a small, 5.67g CCD camera. Usually all the small cameras are CMOS based. And aren’t ideal with how it handles light and shadow transitions. Or how well it operate at night. Looking forward to use […]

  • FuriousFPV Piko BLX Flight Controller

    FuriousFPV Piko BLX Flight Controller

    Check out this flight controller and PDB combo: FuriousFPV Piko BLX. Not only does the FC+PDB integration makes sense. but it’s a F3 with SPI gyro in a 20×20 mounting format. Made for micro multirotor frames. And supports quad or hex configuration. Since FuriousFPV came on the scene, I swear it feels like there’s finally […]

  • vGood FireFly 32bit ESC

    vGood FireFly 32bit ESC

    Nowadays, there are a couple of ESC firmware that multirotor guys are flying with. It’s generally either KISS or BLHeli enabled ESC. So it’s nice to see another company producing ESC with the ease, simplicity of KISS with great performance and smoothness…while being very receptive to feedback from the community. You can find their test thread here […]

  • QuattroVolante Q-Carbon 130mm build

    QuattroVolante Q-Carbon 130mm build

    I, like many friend in this hobby, started out flying a little brushed quad that we received as a gift. That was the gateway…and from there, we kept building bigger and more powerful. Faster. Eventually, we find that we can not fly our fast FPV quad everywhere… so we look for something smaller that can […]

  • Airwolf RX-F801 and RX-F802 vs X4R-SB

    Airwolf RX-F801 and RX-F802 vs X4R-SB

    Got some new receivers in that are compatible with the FrSky protocol. No doubt thanks to midelic’s work on RCGroups. Hoping the sqaurish format will allow me to bury it into micro FPV quadcopter builds. It was difficult finding a location for the regular FrSky X4R-SB. The RX-F801 and RX-F802 were purchased from BangGood. I […]

  • ZMR-X Custom ZMR Build

    ZMR-X Custom ZMR Build

    As FPV racing matures, new rules and classes are put into place. One of the rule is the “250” size racing quads need to stick with 5″ props. To breath new life into those of use who has the popular H-style ZMR250 frame, I came had an epiphany and learn that you can configure it […]

  • FVT LittleBee 20A (MRM ZEUS 20) VS KISS 18A ESC

    FVT LittleBee 20A (MRM ZEUS 20) VS KISS 18A ESC

    The new “Favorite” FVT LittleBee 20a arrived into the HacksMods lab. So it’s time to take some clear shots of them and compare with the Flyduino KISS ESC. Which is still one of the highest performing multirotor electronic speed controller. The small size and light weight are great for putting on racing quads. Or burying inside […]

  • ZMR 250 Lite Build

    ZMR 250 Lite Build

         Alternate configuration with the battery plate. Allows more space to hide things.

  • ZTW Spider 18a Lite vs KISS ESC

    ZTW Spider 18a Lite vs KISS ESC

    With DYS/RCTimer SN20a and BL20a possibly having a bad manufacturing batch. Plus, you lose about 10% thrust versus competiting ESC. One of the new ESC some of us have started buying instead are the ZTW Spider 18a Opto Lite as some retailers are calling them. Performance seems good so far. We’ll learn how their fare […]

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