FPV VTX power – is 25mW enough?

In UK we have a legal VTX power limit of 25mW. A lot of people ignores this limit and fly on 250mW or even 600mW. This is silly, as it invalidates their insurance. Here’s a great article what to have a better range and still stay within legal limits: http://www.truerc.ca/news/rf-link-budget-2. Physics baby!

FPV 250 racing quadcopter – first tests

Last weekend I’ve added FPV camera and transmitter to my quadcopter. I’ve used FatShark 600TVL camera, ImmersionRC transmitter, minimosd OSD module (flashed for cc3d), FatShark power regulator and a cheap FPV camera mount I got from ebay: The camera mount requires two servos, which can be used to provide stabilization and view “forward” even when… Continue reading FPV 250 racing quadcopter – first tests

RC Quadcopter Flying in Romford, Hornchurch, Havering, West Essex, Thurrock, Harold Hill, Upminster or around?

If you are flying or want to start flying in above areas please contact me. I’m happy to meet and fly! FPV, racing quadcopters, aerial photography or drones – let’s do it! I’m looking for pilots in Romford, Hornchurch, Havering, West Essex, Thurrock, Harold Hill, Upminster, Gallows Corner, Gidea Park for meetups. Note: This post… Continue reading RC Quadcopter Flying in Romford, Hornchurch, Havering, West Essex, Thurrock, Harold Hill, Upminster or around?

[SOLVED] CC3D keeps restarting

Problem: My CC3D stopped working. Details: The board kept rebooting. After connecting the USB cable Windows was making a “ping” noise telling the device was connected and then “pong” that is was disconnected. Cause: Unknown. I was playing with telemetry and gimbal stabilisation and something must have gone wrong with configuration. This should not happen… Continue reading [SOLVED] CC3D keeps restarting

Bandit the Quadcopter crashed / useless prop guards

And so I crashed today. I flew too far, lost orientation and decided for a firm landing instead of flying away into unknown. I’m glad I haven’t put cameras on this time. Just last week I have installed the Diatone 5025 Propeller Guards. They looked nice and the green/red colours LEDs helped with orientation during… Continue reading Bandit the Quadcopter crashed / useless prop guards

Drone camera comparison

Most people are drawn towards drones for the ability to take amazing photos and videos. The stuff that can be done using flying machines is incredible yet not all is as easy as it seems. There are tens of cheap flying models with cameras on board, but unless you invest serious money you WILL be… Continue reading Drone camera comparison

My First Quadcopter Build – Parts and Tools Checklist

    Let’s start with something exciting – the final result! Say hallo to Bandit the Quad!   Building the Bandit was a lot of fun, but also a bit of frustration when I kept discovering I needed more things. Below you will find my final checklist.   Bill of materials Frame. I used Emax 250 Nighthawk Pro… Continue reading My First Quadcopter Build – Parts and Tools Checklist

How to fix Hubsan X4 transmiter

My Hubsan X4 (H107) had developed a problem synchronizing with transmitter (tx to rx). Since I had to disassemble it completely and solder broken battery cable I wasn’t optimistic that I could fix it. But I knew the quadcopter was flying after my repairs, so I kept thinking that the problem may lay somewhere else.… Continue reading How to fix Hubsan X4 transmiter