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Posted by TMacFPV | Aug 16, 2019 @ 02:49 PM | 393 Views
Your best fly spot for FPV Fun?🤩
Where can you fly your FPV Race Drone both legally and safely? 🤔
There are a few apps out there which can help you answer this question. Today we look at one of them, the FAA B4UFLY App. Use it or Airmap to find your best spot for FPV Fun!
FAA B4UFLY APP (5 min 46 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Aug 09, 2019 @ 03:04 PM | 894 Views
Demonstration of how to enable GPS Rescue Mode Failsafe using our BetaFlight OSD AND we’ll do a test flight to demo the actual BetaFlight GPS Rescue 🚨 Failsafe option! Ready to see how this turns out?!?🤔
BETAFLIGHT GPS RESCUE MODE FAILSAFE (5 min 5 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Aug 02, 2019 @ 05:06 PM | 1,615 Views
Want to fly in “interesting places” yet have some concern about losing your Micro FPV Quad if you do? Flying near mountains, over forests, or even over water and capturing amazing videos would sure be fun, right?!? What happens though if you lose video or worse, your radio control link? 😲 That could be a scary thought! No worries! Today, we go over when you lose video you can have your Quad return to you with just the flip of a switch! Or, how about if you lose your radio control link, your Quad returns to you automatically! Sound too good to be true? Here we cover how to setup Betaflight GPS Rescue mode both on a switch AND using the Failsafe option so you can fly anywhere freely with no worries at all and demonstrate its use during two test flights!
MICRO FPV BETAFLIGHT GPS RESCUE (22 min 20 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Jul 26, 2019 @ 03:22 PM | 2,741 Views
After a series of “Signal Low,” “Signal Critical,” and “RX Loss” warnings on different occasions with different Quads, we decided to research the pros, cons, and science behind 900 MHz radio control over that of 2.4 Ghz. Not necessarily for long-range, more for propagation through and around obstacles we’d be flying near (and in) like trees and buildings. Here’s what we found out. Do you think it’s worth the switch?🤔
RADIO CONTROL 900MHZ FPV (13 min 38 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Jul 20, 2019 @ 10:22 AM | 2,507 Views
Some of what I have learned to capture better quality, Smooth Micro FPV Drone HD Video during flights. We go over the steps we have used to reduce and mitigate unwanted vibrations, oscillations, and “jello” in our HD video. These steps are implemented for the quadcopter frame and components prior to flight, the camera settings and video capture during flight, as well as the post-processing of the video. Although we are using the Caddx Tarsier in this build, the jello/oscillation mitigation steps we cover are applicable to all HD cameras. I’m sure these are not all-inclusive of everything which can be done in any of these 3 categories as we’re just starting to learn. So, if you have more ideas-Comment Below!
SMOOTH MICRO FPV DRONE HD VIDEO (22 min 31 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Jul 12, 2019 @ 04:23 PM | 3,413 Views
FLEXRC COLUGO! Today we build out one of the (if not, THE) most versatile 3 inch Freestyle Micro FPV Quadcopter Frames currently on the market, the FlexRC Colugo! For those of you not familiar with the term “Colugo” it is also known as a Flying Lemur. These small, furry, tree-dwelling mammals have a webbed membrane which stretches from its face to its toes to its tail enabling it to glide over 200 feet between trees! Build one of these Micro FPV 3 inch Quadcopters yourself and find out how easy and fun it is to hit some of those tree gaps! Are you ready to "Colugo?!?"
MICRO FPV 3 INCH QUADCOPTER BUILD (19 min 19 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Jul 04, 2019 @ 11:39 AM | 2,681 Views
Happy Birthday America!👍🎂🎆😀
FREEDOM FPV DRONE (3 min 43 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Jun 28, 2019 @ 05:32 PM | 9,633 Views
Drone, Dock, Lake . . . what could possibly go wrong? 🤔 Just Sittin'
First Over Water Flight! How'd I do?
FPV DRONE LAKE (4 min 5 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Jun 21, 2019 @ 04:37 PM | 3,857 Views
Have you experienced that uncomfortable condition referred to as "Failure to Launch" or FTL? No need to pretend it doesn't exist or try to hide it anymore--we have The Cure!

Below, we demonstrate how to configure, setup, and use BetaFlight Launch Control to overcome that dastardly condition afflicting so many FPV Pilots-“Failure to Launch” (FTL). As a special bonus, we’ve created an easy-to-follow, 3 page, step-by-step checklist (with graphics) to show you exactly how to setup this feature and activate it on a switch of your transmitter and configure it on your quadcopter with BetaFlight. 👍
BETAFLIGHT LAUNCH CONTROL SETUP (6 min 44 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Jun 14, 2019 @ 04:37 PM | 1,213 Views
Got some extra wood laying around the house? Why not build your own Do-It-Yourself (DIY) FPV Start Block?!? It keeps your Quad’s props clear from tall grass and gives it a “Starting Chance!” Launch yourself into the realm of possibilities with the FPV Start Block, Launch Block, Launch Pad or whatever else you want to call it-just build it!🏁
FPV START BLOCK (5 min 28 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Jun 08, 2019 @ 07:42 AM | 865 Views
We’ve created an Intro Course to FPV with stuff also for experienced pilots looking to help others.
9-10% Multiple-Use Gear Discounts Good Through End of 2019! 👍
Should help folks get started with FPV more easily, quickly, and less expensively overall.
Enrollment opens Saturday, June 8th at 12:00 pm EDT (U.S.) = UTC-4 hrs
FREE to First 5 Enrollees!

Fast Track FPV Course – Your Clear Flight Path to FPV Fun! Learn FPV- Now’s the Time!
Saves time - no need to scour the web = more Fun Sooner!
Saves money - Best Value "Future Proof" Gear
Discounts to FPV Gear
Affiliate Program - introduce others to FPV FUN & earn $
Teaches Legal Flying - safe & responsible
12 Practice "Skills & Drills" Flight Lessons
Includes down-loadable Resources & BONUSES!
Easy-to-Follow Checklists
Important "Links to Know"
Private Fast Track FPV Motivational Support Group
Complete Instructions for your own Do-It-Yourself Inexpensive FPV Race Gates & Flags
Quadcopter Build Guides
Graduation Certificate!
Beginner FPV Friendly
Fast Track FPV (6 min 48 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | May 31, 2019 @ 04:48 PM | 887 Views
Today, we complete the BetaFlight 4.0.2 setup of our HGLRC Arrow 3 Hybrid and take it out on its maiden flight. We also reveal the 3rd and FINAL “Keyword” to unlock the Mystery of our Upcoming June 7th Announcement. Use all 3 keywords as clues for your guess as to what the Announcement will be! Put your guess in the comments section of the video. First person (if any) to guess correctly will win a prize to be revealed along with the Announcement on June 7th! Clear Skies Friends!
3 INCH DRONE BUILD SETUP (17 min 11 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | May 25, 2019 @ 08:26 AM | 3,000 Views
A few videos ago, we asked the question which frame should we use to build our 3-Inch Micro FPV Quadcopter, the FlexRC Ascent 3 HD or the HGLRC Arrow 3 Hybrid. At that time "The People's Choice" was the FlexRC Ascent 3 HD and it has turned out to be my favorite flyer-Thank You!

Now, we build out the other 3 inch drone frame, the HGLRC Arrow 3 Hybrid. Why is it a “hybrid?” The front arms are a stretched-X type (narrower) and the rear arms are a “normal-X” type (standard). Theoretically, this "hybrid configuration" should create more stability on the pitch axis and enable smoother and tighter cornering around turns (like on rails!). FPV FlightClub has used this hybrid configuration in their latest racing frames the 5" Proton-R and Neutron-R. One of the (if not, THE) best FPV Race Pilots in the world, Captainvanover, is running this hybrid setup starting this race season!

We complete our Hybrid 3 Inch Drone Build with our own custom components (not the ones which come with the BNF version of this HGLRC Arrow 3 Quad). In the video, we show a complete list of the components we use along with each of their weights, the overall dry weight of the build and the All-Up Weight along with the Thrust-to-Weight Ratio of this build in comparison with that of the FlexRC Ascent 3 HD. Guess which one wins that contest! What do you think of this Hybrid configuration? Also, the 2nd of 3 “Keywords” is revealed to unlock the Mystery of our upcoming announcement. Take a Guess for your chance to Win!
3 INCH DRONE BUILD (7 min 21 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | May 18, 2019 @ 08:10 AM | 1,451 Views
Where can I fly? This is one of the most asked questions by new FPV pilots. The U.S. FAA came out with new rules/guidelines yesterday (May 17, 2019) regarding the recently enacted new law. It’s really not complicated. With the use of Airmap, a simple-to-use and FREE software application for both your mobile phone and desktop, along with a basic understanding of the rules, its easy to find a place to have Fun! The video below shows you how. Although its primarily speaking to a U.S. audience, Airmap works elsewhere as well! Just a happy user of this App. Happy Flying!
AIRMAP (13 min 16 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | May 10, 2019 @ 04:20 PM | 1,102 Views
Still the Best Value budget goggles in 2019?—we think so!
What do you think? Any better “value” out there?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itTn-o1Dh1o
Posted by TMacFPV | May 03, 2019 @ 04:40 PM | 1,104 Views
BetaFlight 4.0 Sticks Overlay-"Sticks On Switch" setup & demo along with OSD Profiles and 3 inch Quad PIDs
FPV STICK OVERLAY (8 min 5 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Apr 27, 2019 @ 01:45 PM | 966 Views
WINNER! Free Micro FPV Build Stuff – Gratitude Giveaway Was a Blast! Thanks to all who participated and for your continued support of TMac FPV!!
MICRO FPV GIVEAWAY WINNER (7 min 49 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Apr 20, 2019 @ 06:50 AM | 1,713 Views
About 9 months ago, we started TMac FPV YT channel to document our "Journey to Better" FPV Fun, Flights, and Racing Stuff and share our flight footage and stuff we learn with our family & friends. Within the past week, we have surpassed 100 subscribers! This, to me, is a humbling experience. I am very appreciative of the support from our "TMac FPV Teammates" and want to thank you in some way for that support.

So, we've put together a Micro FPV Build "starter kit" as a Gratitude Giveaway. At least one of the components we're giving away can be used in ANY size Quad, so, if interested go ahead and check it out. It's Free! Once again, Thank You to All! Enjoy & Happy Flying!
MICRO FPV GIVEAWAY (9 min 5 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Apr 13, 2019 @ 08:35 AM | 2,516 Views
After two weeks, the people have spoken and have chosen the FlexRC Ascent 3 HD frame over the HGLRC Arrow 3 Hybrid frame for our 3 inch Micro FPV Quad build. Installed an on-board Runcam Mini DVR fed by the new Caddx Ratel Camera. Picture-in-picture displays of flight footage for both on-board DVR and transmitted video to goggles DVR for comparison. Short clip of build precedes flight footage. PIDS & rates shown at beginning of flight video.


Micro FPV 3 Inch Quadcopter Build (7 min 18 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Apr 05, 2019 @ 04:24 PM | 2,546 Views
Nano-sized Quad with MEGA-sized FUN! We explored the capabilities of the R3DShifters R3DWhoop Ion, a 3D Printed FPV Race Drone! If you’ve never heard of R3D Shifters, it is a company based out of New York City, USA. R3D Shifters currently has 4 different frame kits all made from carbon fiber/nylon filament and 3D printed. This one we have a blast with today is the R3DWhoop Ion. We take it out to a local park and put it through a test of its flight capabilities. Let me tell you, this Little Guy can Rip! On cheap 2S batteries! Wow, this was fun!
Your thoughts on Nano-sized Mega Fun?
3D PRINTED FPV RACE DRONE (4 min 17 sec)