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4in1 ESC Shielding – Oscar Liang

Getting noise and annoying lines in your FPV video, even after adding extra capacitor and even LC filter? The issue could be coming from your 4in1 ESC and it might need some shielding. The MOSFET’s on your ESC switch thousands of times per second and creates EMI (electromagnetic interference) that can affect your FC –…
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Parallel Charging Without Plugging in Main Leads

Here is a quick tip how to parallel charge LiPo batteries without plugging in the discharge leads, only with balance leads. This is inspired by Joshua Bardwell, all you need is a cable that you can easily make by yourself. If you are new, check out my guide to parallel charging. I bought this parallel…
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Half Wavelength Antenna Mod on CrazyBee F4 (Sailfly/RedDevil/Trashcan)

So many people are doing this “half wavelength antenna mod”, which they claim can improve the range of the Crazybee F4 Pro FC, simply by replacing the original antenna with a longer wire. But does it actually work? I am here to find out. Disclaimer: the approach shown here is what has been going around…
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How to Update Rapidfire Firmware and Upload Custom Logo

Here is the steps to update the firmware on your ImmersionRC Rapidfire module, and how to upload a custom start-up logo. It’s important to ensure you have the latest firmware to get the best possible performance out of it. Here is my review of the Rapidfire module, and where to buy it. Download firmware updater…
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Protect LiPo Battery from Mini Quad Crashes

Given the amount of crashes we have with mini quad and racing drones, we ought to do more to protect LiPo battery from physical damage. In this tutorial I will show you the different ways of adding extra protection to your LiPo batteries. Further Reading: How to choose LiPo Battery for Racing Drones? The LiPo…
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How To Transfer Model Profiles to New Radio Through OpenTX Companion

You can use OpenTX Companion to transfer model profiles from an old radio to your new radio, or restore backup to existing radios, here is how. This tutorial works on any radio running OpenTX firmware. You can download the OpenTX Companion here. It’s a software program. At the time of writing the latest version is…
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Why Mini Quad Motors Getting too Hot?

Are the motors on your mini quad getting very hot after flight and you are wondering what’s causing it? Here are some tips to troubleshoot motor overheating issues. Motor can burn! When the motor gets too hot, the coating on the winding can melt and cause electrical shorts, smoke + permanent damage to the motor…
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Fixing FPV Video Issues – Noise, VTX Connection, Power Filtering

In this article I will share some tips on how to avoid and fix FPV video issues. They way you connect and power VTX and FPV camera affects how clean the video signal is. With good practices you can minimize noise in the FPV feed. The safest way to power your FPV camera from the…
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Using ESC/Motor Beacon as Lost Model Alarm

Do you notice the start-up beeps the motor/ESC makes when you plug in the LiPo battery? It beeps even when there is no buzzer (piezo beeper) connected, and we can turn that feature into a lost model alarm. It can be useful when you don’t have a buzzer installed, or in case your buzzer fails…
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