JJRC H5C another X5C clone

JJRC H5C - new quadcopter or just rebranding? Looking on the design and the specs nothing new on the JJRC H5C. It's only a rebranded Syma X5C. The only changes on this quadcopter is the logo on the top of the aircraft and the remote controller. Probably they will drop the price with a few dollars to be more attractive then the Syma...

JJRC JJ-5000A and JJ-5000B Super Voyager

The  JJRC Super Voyager is another small palm sized quadcopter from the Jian Jian Toys Chinese manufacturer. It is available in two different color combinations: JJ-5000A (blue & white) and JJ-5000B (Red & white). Probably the JJRC JJ5000A Super Voyager is one of the cheapest ready to fly quadcopter and will be a very popular Christmas present. This small quadcopter  comes with everything you need to...

Cheerson CX-30W Flying tips Video

The CX-30W is the upgraded WIFI version of the Cheerson CX-30. You can easily control this quadcopter using your mobile phone, you don't need a real remote controller. Watching this video you will learn how to install the CX-30W software on your mobile phone and how to remote control the quadcopter using your phone. Cheerson CX-30W flying video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzHlCeurZ-k You can read more useful...

SpeedWolf SP-Basic20 GPS Quadcopter

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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...