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Build Log: AcroBee featuring BeeBrain v2

Build Log: AcroBee featuring BeeBrain v2

I have to admit, the only experience I have with this size quad is the original Inductrix which I kept breaking until it was eventually unflyable.  Acro mode on that Flight Controller (FC) was really bad and I was quickly turned off by it.  1 year later, enter the AcroBee, featuring the new BeeBrain v2 FC.  Aside from the listed specs, I don't know much about the FC, so I'm going to build this without expectations and discover its quirks as I go.   Parts List BeeBrain v2 Set Integrated FrSky Receiver (Rx) Integrated 1mw/25mw Video Transmitter (VTx) Camera w/holder    ...

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LD Power 1407 4000kv Motors - A 3" powerhouse!

LD Power 1407 4000kv Motors - A 3" powerhouse!

I had a chance to try these new motors from LD and I was surprised at how well they performed.  The quad I used was a ShenDrones Flaco 4" X frame with optional 4mm arms that are drilled for the 1407 bolt pattern.  The dry weight of the quad was 191g so I thought it was light enough to try and run a gamut of props to find the right combination of acceleration, cornering ability, and efficiency.  The battery I used was a Nitro Nectar 850mAh 4S. They are anodized in the classic LD blue with silver rings at the...

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New Warehouse Whoohoo!!

New Warehouse Whoohoo!!

Thank you for all your love and support! We are expanding to a new larger warehouse in order to better fulfill your needs! Orders placed after 11AM PST 9/12/17 will not ship for 2 days. However, when they do ship they will include extra goodies! Stay tuned for honeypots and giveaways from new and exciting vendors!  

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Tips for becoming a better FPV drone racer

Tips for becoming a better FPV drone racer

First Person Drone (FPV) drone racing looks easy but it takes many hours to become a proficient pilot. You can make the most out of your practice if you set a goal for each flying session and work hard at building the muscle memory needed to be one step ahead of the competition.  Here are some tips that I hope you find useful to make you a faster, safer, and more confident flyer.     VISION IS CRITICAL – If you are going to invest money into your kit, put it into video hardware because it's difficult to fly at your full potential...

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Arknabbit vs. EMAX Magnum Tower System

Arknabbit vs. EMAX Magnum Tower System

The Tower The EMAX Magnum Tower System F4 All-In-One (AIO) is exactly as described, an all-in-one solution that will make your build process as simple as possible. It features the following: EMAX Bullet 30A 4-in-1 ESC that is DSHOT ready F4 Flight Controller (FC) supports Omnibus F4 firmware STM32F405 MCU and MPU6000 gyro Power Distribution Board with built-in LC filter Built-in 16MB RAM for Blackbox logging Video Transmitter (VTx) that is 25-200mw switchable Whip antenna and SMA cable included FrSky XM+ 16-Channel SBus receiver Betaflight OSD Does it stack up? *grin* I was surprised, it's not a single board but multiple boards retrofitted into a single stack.  I...

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