Apparently there are two definitive groups of people in this hobby; those who parallel charge and those who don’t (or should I say won’t?). Since I got involved with drones in 2012 I have heard both sides of the argument and with this article want to outline why I am in the parallel camp and how to parallel charge safely.
Flying drones is a difficult hobby to get into. While many pilots enjoy building as much as flying, it can be very difficult to understand what to buy and how it all goes together. The XILO 5″ Freestyle Beginner Drone Bundle – Joshua Bardwell Edition is designed to be a solution to this problem: everything you need, plus the guidance to help you build it.
In every drone racing track, there are a number of the different moves the pilot has to do going from gate to gate, flag to flag, in order to finish a lap. To beginners, this may look like just going through gates randomly, but when the track is broken down, there are actually many simple elements combined to create a giant course. Captain Vanover has said in this video that by just practicing elements separately, you can become a much faster racer. No more excuses for the people that only have a few gates!
In this article, you will be learning how to set up your OpenTX compatible radio using the OpenTX companion computer application, and some of its capabilities. I want to be able to address people with different radios, so most of this article will be related to using OpenTX Companion, because it works identically across many radios, while the UI system differs greatly between manufacturers. I will be using Windows 10, but it should all apply similarly to Mac and Linux. Note: a radio, transmitter, and “controller” are all the same thing, just different names.
Finding your ideal rates can be a time-consuming and difficult task. There are seemingly endless possibilities regarding which rates to use.
In this article, I’ll go over tips on tuning your rates, as well as some helpful resources to aid in finding the ideal setup for your flying style. Of course, rates are all subjective, since every pilot is different. This will just outline some ways to get started.
If you’ve been thinking about building your own quadcopter drone, the available kits just keep getting better. GetFPV has released the Xilo 5″ Freestyle Drone Bundle – Joshua Bardwell Edition, a fantastic package deal with everything you need to assemble a very capable freestyle drone on your own. In this guide we’ll walk through some…