Can I fly with one dead motor?

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Can I fly my quadcopter with one propeller or motor loss? Usually the answer is No! For redundancy you will need at least a hexacopter but, the best for motor or prop failsafe operations are the octacopters. In the YouTube video below you can see what happens if you lose one propeller of your quadcopter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsHryqnvyYA Thanks for the new quadrocopter failsafe algorithm, the aircraft can recovery after propeller or...

Cheerson CX-30W WIFI FPV quadcopter for iPhones

Cheerson CX-30W WIFI FPV Quadcopter Few month ago, the Chinese Cheerson manufacturer launched a very attractive quadcopter with an extremely ugly remote controller, the CX-30. Now, they quit with the physical remote controller and they added to the CX-30W remote control support with modern IOS mobile phones (iPhones from Apple). Right now I received an email from the manufacturer. I have asked them about the Android OS support for the CX-30W. The response was disappointing:...

Quadcopter flying tips

Reading the FY-X8's user manual, I found some interesting and useful tips for all quadcopter flyers. If you are a beginner flyer or you just bought your new quadcopter, firstly try only with basic movements, up and down, back and forth. Once you know those movements properly move up to repeating the same movements with nose in, tail out. The configuration of the...

WLtoys V303 user manual download

WLtoys V303 user manual download page WLtoys have been manufacturing a lot of radio controlled aircrafts (helicopters and quadcopters) over the years, one of their best GoPro ready models is the V303 Seeker quadcopter. This aircraft is another ready to fly quadcopter that want to be a successful DJI clone. With powerful 3S Lipo battery, GPS functionality, position hold, return to home and a very attractive price, the V303 probably...

Syma X5C-1 upgraded version of X5C

Syma Toys recently launched a new upgraded version of the X5C for lower shipping cost. The new X5C-1 package includes the same quadcopter and transmitter as the older X5C version, just the fancy box it was replaced with something smaller. Because of no hardware improvement (longer flight time or longer mote control distance ), you can choose the cheaper price. Probably the new Syma X5C-1 will be cheaper...

Quadcopter Rim lighting in photography

As we know, over the time quadcopters became accessible for hobbyist and some industries. At the beginning, the main application for this kind of aircrafts was in the military. Quadcopters are used now in many applications like: aerial videography, aerial cartography, package delivery - in some luxury hotels even the champagne is delivered by quadcopters. More recently quadcopters are used for Rim lighting in professional photography. Usually, the subjects are...

IDEAFLY Apollo FPV GPS quadcopter review

The Apollo from IDEA-FLY is a ready to fly quadcopter perfectly designed for aerial video hobbyists. This aircraft with integrated flight control system guided by GPS and wireless 5.8Ghz image transmission for FPV can be a very powerful substitute for the much expensive Dji Phantom 2. The onboard GPS can provide advance flight modes like: precise position hold, fail safe auto return and semi-autopilot mode. Flying with the Idea-Fly Apollo quadcopter...

JJRC 1000A micro quadcopter outdoor flight

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JJRC 1000A features: Lightweight airframe with nice durability; 6-axis design makes the gyroscope adjustable, promoting flying stability; Integrated LEDs make flying in low-light or at night conditions; USB charging cable allows you to charge it by portable computers; Flight time is only 5-8 minutes, but it's usual for this sized micro quadcopter; control distance is very impressive, about 80-100m; Incredibly stable, it is perfect for beginner flyers; Compatible...

Cheerson CX-20 User manual

Cheerson CX-20 user manual download page. You will find in this user manual everything you need to operate and fly this GPS quadcopter. This aircraft is a DJI Phantom clone with a better price, has GPS, one button return home, altitude hold, headless flight, GoPro camera mount, stable mode and manual mode. This is the ultimate quadcopter in it's price range for first person flight and aerial...

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...