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In this section you will find detailed instructions about how to build your first quadcopter. You can opt for build your own drone from scratch or using a drone KIT. Building a DIY quadcopter allows to add features as you wish.

DIY Quadcopters and DIY Drones

Some mods and hacks are also included in this category. Control range tuning. Quadcopter firmware upgrades. Battery upgrade and many more.

DM002 drone review: Dirty cheap and easy to build

DM002 DIY drone review
DM002 - Cheap DIY quadcopter with FPV camera Recently, I received the DM002 quadcopter for tests, a Chinese RC toy quite entertaining with an attractive price. I assembled it and played around with it and now it is time to write my review, of course at the end of which I will draw the final conclusions. As I previously mentioned many times, the fact that a drone comes in parts should not scare...

HobbyMate Q100 review: Build and Test

HobbyMate Q100 Quadcopter drone review
HobbyMate Q100 micro FPV quadcopter for indoor fun During winter days, when outside are -15ºC, somehow you can't find the mood to play outdoor with your favorite racing drone. Luckily, the micro brushed quads like this HobbyMate Q100 are great for replacing the outdoor fun with an indoor one. The advantage of this model over dirty cheap toy drones is the versatile and programmable flight controller. After I reviewed many RTF packages, I liked...

REDCON Phoenix 210 review

REDCON Phoenix 210 review
REDCON Phoenix 210 - Cheap racing drone As this summer I'm planing to organize some drone racing with my friends, I started to look for cheap racing quadcopters. I do not want to lend them my precious Walkera racing quads, if it crashes at least it is done by my hand. Among the wide variety of racing drones I found...

F450 my first DIY Quadcopter

F450 my first DIY Quadcopter
F450 quadcopter with ArduCopter flight controller My son is always willing to help me in building or disassembling of any kind of stuff, so he was very enthusiast when I told him about the plan to build a quadcotper from scratch (OK, almost from scratch). His only complain was why we didn't build an octa-copter or at least a hexacopter. I...

RunCam 2 vs Foxeer Legend 1

RunCam 2 vs Foxeer Legend 1
Battle of the best quadcopter cameras - RunCam 2 vs Foxeer Legend 1 Yesterday it was a cold but nice sunny day so I thought it would be time for the first flight of 2016 :) I have planed this side by side camera test for a while but only now I found the right time and also had the mood to do it. I...

Inside the JJRC H8C transmitter

Looking inside of the JJRC H8C remote controller Today I opened my JJRC H8C 2.4Ghz remote controller to find out how I can improve it. The default control range is around 80 meters and I want to extend this range adding a true 6db 2.4Ghz antenna. It was very easy to open the transmitter. I used the screwdriver that comes in the package with the JJRC H8C quadcopter. Inside...

Syma X5C repair

Syma X5C repair - motor replace Few month ago I crashed my Syma X5C in the backyard and I recovered the quadcopter only after few minutes. Unfortunately, because the motors of the quad didn’t stopped after hitting the ground, the propellers have hooked in 20cm high grass. After I removed all the grasses around the propellers and motors shafts I tried to fly again with my Syma X5C but two of the motors didn’t...

Syma X5C spare parts

Syma X5, X5C and X5C-1 spare parts Unavoidable, after several crash lands, you will need some spare parts to repair your Syma quadcopter. After my last crash land I recovered my Syma X5c only after few minutes. Unfortunately, because the motors didn't stopped after hitting the ground, the propellers have hooked in 20cm high grass. As I am a beginner flyer, of course I have had some...

Syma X5C range Hack

Yesterday, finally, I had enough time to hack my Syma X5C transmitter. Why I had to make this hack risking to brick my transmitter? because I need more the 30m for a decent outdoor flight. Last week I was curios what's inside the Syma X5C transmitter and how can I extend the control, as well the flight distance. Of course, like a bad...

Syma X5C Auto Cut-off test

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Today, I read on the rcgroups.com forum about some complains regarding the auto cut-off issues on the X5C quadcopter. I decided to test this problem by myself because it can produce some unhappy things like the flyaway. Syma X5C Auto Cut-off video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jENVXhkRgqM&feature=youtu.be After few tests, the results were promising, every time I stopped the remote controller (resulting remote signal loss), in 2-3 seconds all...

Resetting and calibrating the Syma X5C

In case of flight disorder or sideward flight, restore factory default settings will be help to restore the default gyroscope settings. Resetting and calibrating the Syma X5C in four steps: Step 1: Press the power switch to turn on the transmitter; Step 2: Press the power switch to turn on the Syma X5C; Step 3: When the aircraft indicator quickly flashing to slowly flashing,...