Smallest Quad to run CleanFlight – CJMCU micro 1

Smallest Quad to run CleanFlight - CJMCU micro
I thought I need to get a little project for my long end of the year break. So I went even to the extreme and ended up with something micro sized. But first a little big background story. I came across the ‘CJMCU’ board, which is a frame and a flight controller at the same ...

Blackbox telemetry logging with the Naze 32

Blackbox telemetry logging with the Naze 32
This is something really cheap, that can provide you some useful information about your quad and adds quite some excitement to the videos. Below video  was created with the ‘Cleanflight Blackbox Explorer’ which is an application that is part of the project and runs within chrome. On the hardware side you only need to spend ...

Entering the world of 3D printing

RC is probably one of the greatest hobbies in the world. There is so much stuff to explore and technology has made huge leaps forward. 3D printing is one of this leaps and it is  clearly for me a part of  the RC hobby these days. What could be greater than just printing the parts ...

FT952 5.8 Ghz mini video transmitter

FT952 5.8 Ghz mini video transmitter
For about $20 Hobby King sells at the moment this tiny video transmitter. It can handle 32 different channels and to have it working with your FatShark, all you need is to flip the first two DIP switches to Off position. Then it selects the D-Channel Group – which are the Fatshark frequencies. The PCB ...

Trifecta FPV upgrade

Trifecta FPV upgrade
As mentioned in my other post related to the Quanum Trifecta mini I planned to add FPV equipment to it. I ordered a number of items and once arrived I started to make it FPV ready. What I ordered was: 200 mw mini Video Transmitter (FT952) Mobius AV cable with the small USB plug 1.7a ...

Trifecta Mini Tricopter Build 6

Trifecta Mini Tricopter Build
It was a few month ago when I saw the Trifecta Mini quad at least 8 weeks prior its release. Hobby King did a promotion tour across Australia and also did a stop in Penrith, which is just about 25 KM from my place. This was the rare occasion getting hands onto a HK product ...

Help, my HobbyKing order is not getting shipped! What can I do?

An experience I just collected recently. That orders are delayed is nothing new. That can be extremely frustrating, when you selected an ‘Express Shipment’ option, willing to pay some extra bucks to get the stuff fast. But there is not much you can do about the usual delays, which are around 3 – 10 days. ...

Reptile500 Motor Upgrades

Reptile500 Motor Upgrades
I was not getting happy with my old KEDA motors. The quad is a lot heavier than the F450 Flamewheel and the performance of the motors measured by some forum users, was not on par with what I was experiencing. After researching I found that some people were using the NTM Prop Drive 28-26 with ...

Reptile500 as ultimate Low Cost FPV machine

Reptile500 as ultimate Low Cost FPV machine
I finally completed my project with the Reptile500 frame, ordered from Himodel. The same frame is also available from Hobbyking, when its not on backorder. It doesnt come with lots of accessories. Just a set of screws, for arms, top/bottom plate and two small fiber glass plates for the camera. In one you would drill ...

Reptile500 – my new FPV quadcopter project

Reptile500 - my new FPV quadcopter project
FPV flying is more and more fun for me. The X550 quadcopter does very well on this part with the MultiwiiPro board running MegapirateNG. But my problem is space for all the FPV equipment and the props, which blocking partly the view of the camera. In my last post I was thinking about the Hobbyking ...