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Flight controller repair or buy a new one?

Flight controller repair of Eachine QX110 V-Tail quadcopter drone
Few months ago I received the Eachine QX110 V-Tail mini racer for review. First flights went smoothly, even after minor crashes it was flying like a new one. Courageously, I tried to do some flips in "Acro" mode and I landed upside down. Lots of smoke and fun was gone. Arrived home, I powered up the drone - one motor started...

Eachine TX01S camera review: Good range, Flexibility in mounting

Eachine TX01S VTX camera review
The Eachine TX01S camera is specially designed for mini FPV drones like the TinyWhoop where space and weight is critical. Due to its modular design, the TX01S VTX camera can be also successfully used on low profile aircraft. At first look, excepting the nice price tag, the biggest advantage of this combo camera over purchasing separately a camera and 5.8G VTX is that...

Eachine ATX03 VTX review: Cheap and lightweight

Eachine ATX0 VTX review and test
Today I will review a super light VTX module for FPV drones. Weighting only 3.5g, the Eachine ATX03 is suitable for small sized quadcopters. VTX modules are used to wirelessly transmit the camera's video signal. The most common frequency for FPV is 5.8Ghz. In order to allow the use of multiple VTXs in the same time (such as during a drone race) the frequency...

FrSky receivers with PPM, CPPM and SBUS: XSR and D8

FrSky receivers: D8 and XSR
Today I will review two FrSky receivers, the mini D8 and the XSR ACCST. While the Micro Frsky D8 features PPM and SBUS, the FrSky XSR has S-Bus CPPM output. Those who are new in the field, let me say few words about radio receivers. Their main function is to interlink wirelessly the flight controller with the transmitter (remote controller). Additionally they can offer also...

Propeller mod for Eachine QX70

Propeller mod for Eachine QX70 quadcopter
3-leaf propellers on Eachine QX70 (aka Tiny Whoop) Having some free time, I decided to mod my QX70 by replacing the stock props with Hubsan 3-leaf propellers. I got this mini FPV drone about a month ago but, due to its limited flight time and noise operation, I kept it in the box till now. Doing some research, I found out that these shortcomings...

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...

My first flight with the Cheerson CX-20

my first flight with Cheerson cx-20
CX-20 - My first big quadcopter In past I had only the little and famous Cx-10 witch truly is a toy. When I ordered the cx-20 I was a little bit uncertain because this is a BIG quad-copter and for my budget is not a cheap one. Finnaly I conviced myself that buying this copter is the best decision to spend my money and, after...

HAKRC Storm32 cheap 3D gimbal review

HAKRC Storm32 review
Affordable Storm32 3-axis gimbal from HAKRC You can have the best quadcopter camera of the moment but, without being accompanied by a steady brushless gimbal at least like this HAKRC Storm32, is very hard to capture some nice and smooth aerial videos. According to the number of installed brushless motors, the camera gimbals can be categorized in 1, 2 or 3-axis gimbals. A 2-axis gimbal is not necessarily worst...

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...

Eachine LCD5802S FPV screen review

Eachine LCD5802S FPV review
Eachine LCD5802S 5.8GHz 7" LCD with diversity Yesterday I had my first FPV flight using this Eachine LCD5802S screen and it performed very well. It was a great autumn Sunday, with perfect colors, lots of sun, just perfect for going out and playing with my new "toys". I had an awesome 15 minutes fight with my X380 Quad equipped with a 2D Gimbal, RunCam HD camera and 600mW...

X380 Firmware and driver

XK Detect X380 Downloads
XK Detect X380 Firmware, driver and ground station As I'm a XK Detect X380 owner I thought it would be very useful to gather all the important files related to this quadcopter (like:firmware, drivers and tools). I'm also planning to add to this post gimbal and FPV connection diagrams and other useful details, guides and tutorials related to the X380. I promise that I will try to...