Category: Quadcopters

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Mini CC3D board

    Mini CC3D board

    I have a CC3D board that I hope to build a second ZMR250 with. So I can play with OpenPilot and compare to the Acro Naze 32 flight controller board running CleanFlight. I always like small, lightweight components on my mini and micro quadcopter builds. So it’s with great interest to see the mini CC3D Atom board. […]

  • Official SunnySky x2204s 2300kv versus BangGood’s

    Official SunnySky x2204s 2300kv versus BangGood’s

    I purchase some nicely priced SunnySky x2204s 2300kv from BangGood for < $16. However, I believe they are fakes. Here’s a photo comparison against the x2204s purchased from SunnySky’s official US distributor: SunnySky x2204s CW version I see that the one from BuddyRC uses thicker motor wires. And are generally neater wound versus the one […]

  • AlienWii Flight Controllers Lands

    AlienWii Flight Controllers Lands

    Check out the AlienWii FC from Lance. They run MultiWii and has MOSFET that can handle direct driving 8.5mm brushed motors without blowing up. Here are pictures of the latest shipping AlienWii boards: Here’s a shot with the LemonRX Satellite receiver installed. Plug and play. You can get them and the awesome Chaoli motors from […]

  • Soma’s WarpQuad

    Soma’s WarpQuad

    Just gonna share photos of the acro quad I am building. Thanks to Soma for coming up with the WarpQuad. Looks the best out of all the acrobatic quads out there. Here’s the center frames. It sandwiches the 4mm carbon fiber legs.   I switched out some of the hardware. Such as the aluminum washer […]

  • Hobby King HKing 10a Brushless ESC

    Hobby King HKing 10a Brushless ESC

    Lovely spring weather means I am antsy to build and fly again. I am planning on using this Hobby King HKing 10a brushless ESC in a 230mm size acro quad. Not sure if it will be able to endure SunnySky 2204 2300kv with 3s lipo but I like the physical size…so I will give it […]

  • Sizes of Quads Compared

    Sizes of Quads Compared

    We’re talking mixing and matching quads parts to build “FrakenQuads” on the RCGroups thread: Blade nQX FC board on mQX & Ladybird size quads I know there lots of newbies looking to do this, but wasn’t sure of the relative sizes when we talk about mQX size or Ladybird size. We use those terms because […]