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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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Review: HGLRC Toothpick Parrot120 Pro Micro Quad

HGLRC is taking a different approach at the “toothpick” style ultra-light micro quad. They are using bigger motors with much lower KV and pair with heavier triblade props. I can’t wait to try this out! Spoiler: it’s a freestyle beast! 😀 They also do the “non-pro” version (product page: http://bit.ly/2kodFVY), which uses 1103 8000KV and…
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2.5″ Micro Quad Build with HGLRC FD413 Stack and XING 1103 Motors

So this is the first time I build a “toothpick” style micro quad from scratch and not buying a pre-built kit 🙂 This should be fun as I get to choose my own hardware! Diatone sent me a spare frame for their Cube GTB229 micro quad, so I decided to use it for this custom…
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Review: Emax Tinyhawk Freestyle Toothpick Micro Quad

There has been a lot of fuss about the Emax Tinyhawk Freestyle micro quad, so I got myself one and try to find out what’s special about it. See my other reviews of “toothpick” style micro quad. Buy yours using these links to support the blog. Emax Tinyhawk Freestyle comes with the following accessories: Carry…
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Review: iFlight Turbobee 120RS or 136RS (V2)

iFlight recently released two new micro models – the Turbobee 120RS V2 and 136RS V2. These are 2.5″ and 3″ micro quads that have been upgraded from the original Turbobee from a few months back. Check out my other “toothpick” style micro quad reviews. 120RS (2S Version): 136RS (4S Version): You can choose different receivers,…
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Toothpick Propeller Shootout – 65mm Props

I am trying to test all of the 65mm propellers for ultralight micro quad (aka toothpicks), and giving each a rating based on the performance. I am planning to test propellers of other sizes too including 2inch, 2.5inch and 3inch. Here are a summary of rating on the propellers I’ve tested, click the link to…
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Betaflight Configurator Modes/OSD Tabs Not Loading | Fix

Some people who own a model that uses the Crazybee F4 Pro FC like the Mobula7, Trashcan, RedDevil and Sailfly, recently have issues with Modes tab and OSD tab not loading in Betaflight Configurator. Here is how to fix it. If the modes tab or OSD tab isn’t loading, or it freezes, or it gets…
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Review: Diatone Mamba F411 Nano 16x16mm FC/ESC Stack

The Diatone Mamba F4 Nano Stack (134) is a 16x16mm flight controller stack that support 2S to 4S LiPo voltage input. Build quality looks awesome! I have the chance to test the Mamba F4 FC/ESC stack from the Diatone Cube micro quad I recently reviewed. Product Page: http://bit.ly/2KABuEk Accessories to be confirmed. First off, here…
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Review: Diatone GTB229 Cube Micro Drone

Not sure what “gtb229” means, but basically this is another “toothpick” class ultra-light micro drone. What I have here is a prototype, so if you have any ideas please let them know in the comment below to help shape this product. Banggood: http://bit.ly/diatone-gtb229 The Diatone Cube offers two different KV motors, 8500KV and 10000KV. Since…
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LiPo Shootout: Tiny Whoop & Ultra-light Micro Quad (Toothpick) Battery

I tested quite a few 2S and 3S LiPo and LiHV batteries in 300mAh, 350mAh, 450mAh, 650mAh capacities, to see which ones are the best for tiny whoops and toothpicks (ultra-light micro quad). Here is a summary of the tested batteries and rating, click link to see specs: If you are new to LiPo batteries,…
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