SpeedWolf SP-Basic20 GPS Quadcopter

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Recently I found a new quadcopter manufacturer, the SpeedWolf. They have only one aircraft model that they sold in three different configuration: SpeedWolf SP-Basic20 -  Basic configuration, without camera and first person view; SpeedWolf SP-HD20  - SP-Basic20 with onboard 1080 HD camera; SpeedWolf SP-AP20 - SP-HD20 with Gimbal camera mount and FPV system. All the three versions of the SpeedWolf Rotocraft quadcopter can be purchased together...

Walkera QR X350 User manual

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Walkera QR X350 User manual download page Walkera have been manufacturing a lot of radio controlled helicopters and quadcopters over the years. One of their cheapest First Person View and GoPro ready models is the Walkera QR X350 quadcopter. They also developed a newer version, the QR X350Pro, with extended flight time. The Walkera QR X350 has an onboard altitude sensor and GPS module that allows to hover in a...

Syma X5C Battery Hack guide

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After one of my X5C's battery died, I had two options: to order a new one (and wait for it 3-4 weeks) or hack a generic LiPo battery to work with the Syma X5c quadcopter, typically for me. I chose both. As a backup plan, if my battery hack will not work, I ordered a new 600mAh battery for my...

My favorite aerial video

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This amazing aerial video, Dolphin Safari, captures with a quadcopter some breathtaking scenes with Dolphins and Whales off Dana Point and Maui. Watch my favorite aerial video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo_f8mV5khg Watching this amazing aerial video, most of the people probably think if they could do the same things and what equipment they would need to make such aerial photographs and videos. What do you need for professional aerial videos? First of...

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

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A few months 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: at this...

Quadcopter flying tips

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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

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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

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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

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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...