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Introduction to 3″ Ultra-light Micro Quad (Toothpicks)

This article lists the popular components and setups for 3″ toothpick micro drones, pre-built models, and tips that improve performance and experience. For 2.5″ toothpicks, check out this guide. 3″ is better than 2.5″ in terms of efficiency and power due to increase in disk area (prop size). Disk area is the physical load you…
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FPV Drone Flight Controller Explained

The number of flight controllers (FC) for FPV drones can be overwhelming for beginners. This guide explains all the features and differences, and highlights important factors to consider when choosing a mini quad FC. If you are new to the hobby, check out our FPV drones beginners guide to learn more. I compiled the specifications…
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How to Install LUA Script in Jumper T16

You can change Betaflight and VTX settings via LUA script remotely from your Jumper T16 radio. In this guide I will show you how to set it up. Here is my Jumper T16 review. With LUA script, you can change many settings in Betaflight from your T16 radio, including PID, rates, looptime, ESC protocols, Feedfoward…
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How to Get 48KHz on BLHeli_S ESC (More Flight Time on Tiny Whoops!)

sThe latest BLHeli_S firmware allows 48KHz and it reportedly gives you up to 50% more flight time on micro quads without downside! Interested? This post explains what 48KHz is and how to enable it. 48KHz is the ESC PWM Frequency, we’ve explained what it is and its benefits in this post. In a nutshell, it’s…
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How to Fly FPV in the Winter!

How to Fly FPV in the Winter! Flying FPV in the winter can be hard on RC pilots and models. Low temperatures can even lead to such profanity as “Nice weather for flying, but it’s too cold to go out there!” Here are a few tips and products that can help you and your quad…
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How to Flash OpenTX to Jumper T16

The Jumper T16 is officially supported by OpenTX, and finally the stable firmware was released before the end of 2019. In this tutorial I will show you how to flash your T16 and T16 Pro with OpenTX firmware. Warning: by flashing OpenTX to your T16 for the first time, it will wipe all the settings.…
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You are holding the sticks wrong! Thumb, Pinch or Hybrid-Pinch?

There are more than one way to hold your radio sticks, and you could have been holding them wrong the whole time! You can pinch, or just use your thumbs. The debate of which way is best will perhaps never end, but you should explore and find your own style. Most if not all FPV…
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What Soldering Iron, Solder, and Soldering Tools Should I Buy?

This post will outline the soldering iron, solder, and soldering related tools I use, and why I recommend these products. Having the right equipment makes soldering and building quadcopters much easier. Don’t forget to check out the tutorial on how to solder for beginners. Where to Buy? What Makes a Good Soldering Iron? You want…
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Jumper T16 Custom Splash, Background, Model Images

To take advantage of the Jumper T16’s beautiful color screen, you can upload your very own custom splash image, background image and model images. In this tutorial I will show you how to install these images in the T16. See my review of the T16 Pro, you can get it from: Splash Screen: Path: /IMAGE/splash.png…
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How to Solder Guide for FPV Beginners

This tutorial is focused on soldering, and if you are reading about it here you will probably be doing a lot of it! Mastering soldering takes some practice, and it determines how reliable your RC builds are going to be. You will save yourself a ton of frustration by becoming proficient. Soldering is simply joining…
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