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March 2017

Quadcopter Build 6: Finishing and Adding FPV

In the last instalment we installed and configured the software into the model and took our first test flight. Adding a video camera and transmitter will allow you to fly the model using a set of FPV goggles or screen. It’s become one of the most popular ways to fly and the main reason that most builders make a model.
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February 2017

Quadcopter Building for Beginners, Part 5

In this series we have already connected the last of the electronics together so now we are ready to plug the flight controller back to the computer, start the graphical user interface (GUI) that allows you to setup everything and get the model ready for the first test hover.
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January 2017

Quadcopter Build 4: Connecting it all up

Last month we looked at how the power systems worked on a multirotor and explored why we needed to have both a main battery connection for the motors but also a 5v system to power the flight controller and radio receiver too.
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December 2016

How to Build a Racing Drone: Part 3

Last month we looked at the flight controller and how we could test it was good and we also looked at the cabling options for connecting the radio receiver to the model. This month we will start to put things together and by the end of this lesson we should have a much clearer view of how the power systems work on a Multirotor (yes, there is more than one!) and some tips and tricks on how to layout the various components onto the frame.
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November 2016

How to Build a Racing Drone: Part Two

This month we will look at one of the most critical parts of the model – the flight controller – that will make a huge difference on how the model flies an behaves. Once we’ve looked at what the flight controller does for us and we know it is working and where the key connections are on it, we will have a much better idea of how to mount it into the frame we have. Let’s look at what the flight controller actually does..
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So you want to buy a Quadcopter?

Many new pilots are looking for advice on what to buy when it comes to multirotors. The sheer amount of choice on the market at the moment can be overwhelming and there is no perfect model for every pilot (despite what a few in the forums may tell you!). In this article we will look at some of the things to consider and, hopefully, by the end you will have a better idea of what you should be looking for in your next model..
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October 2016

Quadcopter Building for Beginners: Part One

More and more pilots are starting to build their own multirotors. The explosion in the hobby over the past two years has driven down the cost of the technology and ease of use of the technology needed to make a working model. Improved documentation and support all make it far easier to build your own without having to become an expert.
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Adding LEDs to your model

Adding LEDs and lights to a model is very popular modification and is one of the easiest changes to make. In this article for beginners we look at how you can add them easily to any model.
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August 2016

Quanum Genesis: the wait is over

The wait is indeed over, as we have the first write up on the amazing new Quanum Genesis FPV headset!
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What is RaceBand?

What is "RaceBand"? Why do we need it? Where did it come from? RaceBand popped onto the scene almost two years ago and since then there has been a great deal of conjecture and debate over what it is why it's needed. In this article Painless360 goes into great detail explaining the in's and out's of the dark magic that is RaceBand.
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