Category: Brushless

  • 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 […]

  • RCTimer and DYS SN20a ESC versus KISS

    RCTimer and DYS SN20a ESC versus KISS

    I got the new RCTimer SN20a ESC in today. These are the new crop of ultralight and small ESC, using the latest MOSFET tech. It all started with Flyduino’s KISS ESC. The first thing I did was desolder all the wires. Then gave it a quick inspection. Follow by some photographs of them sidebyside with the KISS […]

  • HiSky HCP100S BLHeli Brushless ESC

    HiSky HCP100S BLHeli Brushless ESC

    Pivotal moment for those of us who loves the opensource BLHeli brushless firmware from Steffen. HiSky’s new HCP100S double brushless micro CP helicopter comes with BLHeli firmware already flashed onboard. Not only that, the programming pads are big and accessible. BLHeli toolstick connection points… Main ESC was flashed with BLHeli 12.1. Governor modes are disabled. […]

  • 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 […]

  • v911 Pro Brushless

    v911 Pro Brushless

    Just stuck a brushless motor into the v911 pro frame. Flights felt underpowered. I think it will need a larger pinion. I didn’t play with it too much so I can’t tell if we can get the v911 to actually fly better. Additionally, you’ll need to reinforce the main frame after cutting away the vertical […]

  • Magnet Wire Tips and Tricks

    Magnet Wire Tips and Tricks

    In almost all aspect of life, having the right tool makes the job much easier. When flying micro helicopters and quads, everything has to be micro sized in order to avoid adding unneeded weight that may robs the motor of it’s performance. For wires, magnet wires, also known as enamel wires, are a must have […]

  • Brushless mCPX Tail from 120SR Mount

    Brushless mCPX Tail from 120SR Mount

    A bad mCPX brushed tail motor prevented the test flight of a brushless mCPX. So I had to get creative with the stuff I had on hand. No store to run to at 12AM. Here’s the result. A Hobby King AP-03 brushless motor and a Blade 120SR tail boom. Worked really well too with a […]

  • BLHeli Flashing Setup

    BLHeli Flashing Setup

    There were some confusion on what’s the minimum things to plug in to properly flash BLHeli onto the the ESC. I know I had the same questions when I started out and when you run into a problem, there are too many variables to contend with. An overhead view of how I have mine set […]

  • Evolution of the mSR X Brushless Mount

    Just wanted to share the evolution of my mSR X brushless mount. I find it’s easier to design on the computer. A digital caliper is a great tool to transfer the measurements into your graphics program. A CAD program is ideal. I am more familiar with Illustrator, so that is what I used. If you […]