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Posted by TMacFPV | Dec 29, 2018 @ 10:21 AM | 3,396 Views
Recently, I had to relearn the importance of applying Loctite Threadlocker Blue 242 to motors screws when mounting motors. The reason I had to "relearn" it was because I forgot to apply it when previously replacing a micro motor on my GT R90--I "cut corners." This, in the end, actually cost me both time and money, which if I had been paying attention to begin with, I could have been using that time I spent waiting on a replacement motor to arrive for flying instead. Thought I should demonstrate the importance of Loctite to folks unfamiliar with using it so they may learn from my mistakes. Stay in the air and Happy Flying!
MICRO FPV DRONE REPAIRS - MOTOR REPLACEMENT (18 min 44 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Dec 20, 2018 @ 04:01 PM | 3,460 Views
I’ve been flying for almost a year now and have never flown with live audio from my motors until recently. While flying on the Velocidrone Simulator, I noticed how much I enjoyed the sound of the motors and how it was actually helping me with my altitude control and throttle management. Thought, why haven’t I implemented this with my Micro Quads?!? So, after searching, I found a very small “buzzer size” external microphone (with volume control!) to place on my Micro Quad. Pure fun!
MICRO FPV DRONE LIVE AUDIO SETUP (9 min 19 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Dec 08, 2018 @ 10:52 AM | 3,520 Views
A couple weeks ago, we posted our thoughts (and a video) on some stuff we learned from our 2.5 inch FlexRC Ascent X build pertaining to Flight Controllers and ESCs. Today, we continue down that path and discuss what we've learned about 4 different Micro FPV Drone VTX Antennae.

Specifically, we wanted to find out which of the four types of FPV VTX antennae we have actually worked best for proximity flying near & around obstacles (like trees, buildings, etc.). Thought we might as well make a video on it and perhaps others could benefit as well. We compare the standard linear dipole antenna with the circularly polarized Actuna GEM, Foxeer Lollipop V2, and Lumenier AXII antennae. Side-by-side flight video of FPV feeds along with manufacturer spec’s. Slow the video down to 0.25 or 0.5 speed during the flight videos portion by using the "gear"/Settings Icon at the bottom right of the video. This will allow you to make a better comparison of the 4 flight videos simultaneously. In your opinion, which one wins?
MICRO FPV DRONE PARTS - VTX ANTENNA (7 min 1 sec)