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Posted by TMacFPV | Jan 18, 2020 @ 09:30 AM | 5,146 Views
X-Frame Racer with HD Video Camera! All parts listed! Today I build and fly my latest Micro FPV Race Drone with the Caddx Tarsier V2 HD camera that allows me to capture HD video AND at the same time have great FPV video real-time during flight with minimal latency. I've gone to great lengths to find the lightest weight dual-stack X-frame for this build. If you know of another one, please share it with all of us!
Micro FPV Race Drone Build (11 min 20 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Jan 11, 2020 @ 01:11 PM | 3,249 Views
How to update your receiver firmware with your Jumper T16 transmitter! Using your Jumper T16 transmitter you can update your FrSky receiver AND the inexpensive, yet effective, Jumper R1 full-telemetry receiver - I show you how in 3 simple steps!
JUMPER T16 RECEIVER FIRMWARE UPDATE (14 min 6 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Jan 01, 2020 @ 01:10 PM | 2,827 Views
A “Call-to-Action” with brief explanation of FAA proposal, some effects on FPV if implemented in current form, and what you can do to help make it better
FAA REMOTE IDENTIFICATION (9 min 56 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Dec 28, 2019 @ 01:01 PM | 1,189 Views
I've installed the Betaflight Lua script on my Jumper T16. Lua script is just a mini computer program you can execute to do some fun things. The Betaflight Lua script allows you to modify your video transmitter (VTX) frequency, band, channel, & power settings, GPS Rescue parameters, and your quad's PID-tuning parameters through only your transmitter (i.e. without goggles and OSD)!

I've also modified the program a bit the first menu page which shows up is for the VTX parameters (instead of the PID-tuning parameters). However, the process I used in this video to make that change can be used to "jump" to any of the pages as your first page that you desire.
JUMPER T16 BETAFLIGHT LUA SCRIPT (11 min 44 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Dec 21, 2019 @ 08:57 AM | 3,511 Views
Unwrapping the TBS Crossfire for Christmas! 🤩 From unboxing to complete setup of both the TBS Crossfire module and the Nano Receiver in the Jumper T16 transmitter and Betaflight!
JUMPER T16 CROSSFIRE (12 min 40 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Dec 14, 2019 @ 12:10 PM | 6,088 Views
Simple OpenTx for FPV Quad pilots 🤩

Some FPV quad pilots may be relatively new to FPV OR are transferring over from other operating systems to OpenTX and are unfamiliar with what it is, how it works, and how to use its features. It CAN be a steep learning curve yet doesn’t have to be!
Short video streamlines OpenTx for FPV Quad pilots with basics & essentials demonstrated.
Concept of OpenTX info flow demystified so you can implement features on your own! 👌

NOTE: At about the 3:15 time hack mark I speak of binding the receiver in DI16 mode. "Props" to Roger Hughes for reminding me that "Please note that viewers do not necessarily want to select D16 for FrSky with the muti protocol module. If you try this in Europe it will not bind. You have to scroll on passed D16 to either LBT(EU) or LBT (8 chan) for D16 in the EU"
JUMPER T16 OPENTX BASICS (14 min 27 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Dec 07, 2019 @ 09:23 AM | 4,564 Views
Jumper T16 complete telemetry setup (including Betaflight & custom voice warnings) with Jumper R1 full range telemetry receiver. Side-by-side RSSI flight comparison with FrSky R-XSR receiver. Can this less-expensive Jumper R1 compete with the FrSky R-XSR?
JUMPER R1 RECEIVER TELEMETRY SETUP (14 min 57 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Nov 28, 2019 @ 03:34 PM | 2,854 Views
Just a quick, general overview of the main gear you’ll need eventually for your upcoming FPV adventures. This includes recommended options for the best-value beginner bind-and-fly quadcopter, transmitter, goggles, and simulator. This is YOUR Best Beginner FPV Drone Kit! Enjoy!
BEST BEGINNER FPV DRONE KIT (8 min 17 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Nov 19, 2019 @ 05:35 PM | 927 Views
Custom Sounds, listen to "Amber"!🤩
Make your own custom voice audio files with text-to-speech editor and listen to music, voice, greetings, and warnings at the flip of a switch!😲
JUMPER T16 OPENTX CUSTOM SOUNDS (13 min 45 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Nov 16, 2019 @ 10:11 AM | 3,845 Views
FPV Drone Parts Revealed! 😲 How well do you know your FPV drone parts? How do they interact with each other? What should you know before buying?
Here's a general overview of the 7 main FPV drone parts. Should help you build your own FPV race drone and assist in trouble-shooting when "things happen!" Short, fun, matching quiz goes along with it!
FPV RACE DRONE PARTS (8 min 45 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Nov 08, 2019 @ 05:12 PM | 1,279 Views
What makes FPV race drones, quadcopters (or “quads”) fly the way they do? In this video, I’m going to answer that question to give you a better understanding of what’s actually happening with your quad when you move the sticks on your transmitter. This Quadcopter Flying Basics tutorial video is the 1st in our FPV Boot Camp mini-series created to help you get started in the simplest, easiest, quickest & most cost-effective way possible on your Journey to Better along the Clear Flight Path to FPV Fun!
QUADCOPTER FLYING BASICS (8 min 13 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Nov 02, 2019 @ 01:28 PM | 2,805 Views
OpenTX supporting Jumper T16 soon-Get a head start now!

This video shows you how to update your Jumper T16 (or any transmitter) with OpenTX (either an official release OR an experimental "nightly build") in just 7 simple steps! Includes "clickable" (hyperlinked) Table of Contents in video description so you can jump to any of the 7 steps easily. Also includes step-by-step, easy-to-use graphical checklist for reference

More FUN features coming soon in official OpenTX release! Get ready!
JUMPER T16 OPENTX FIRMWARE UPDATE (16 min 37 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Oct 26, 2019 @ 07:40 AM | 2,255 Views
Came across this “fine-tuning” with the internal module of the Jumper T16 Pro for genuine FrSky (and other) receivers & did a little research. Wanted to pass on what I found from "hpnuts" here on RCGroups to others. I'd be interested to know your fine tuning value & what receiver you’re using so we can all compare! 👍😀
JUMPER T16 PRO MODULE TUNE (4 min 29 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Oct 19, 2019 @ 07:46 AM | 1,833 Views
Here’s a demonstration video of the process to upload bootloader (required for T16s shipped without bootloader installed) and update internal mulit-protocol module firmware. It works great! Thanks to benzo99 and hpnuts for making this multi-module firmware update stuff so simple.
JUMPER T16 PRO BOOTLOADER AND FIRMWARE UPDATE (14 min 2 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Oct 11, 2019 @ 04:01 PM | 2,066 Views
Are you Drone Nation? Aren’t we all? We may live in different parts of the world and have some differences of opinion but we all have this amazing FPV hobby in common.

In this video below, I introduce you to the Drone Nation App which helps to bring us all together. It allows you to, among other things, search for some folks to fly with around your local area (or any other area you type into its search parameters)! Basically, it helps you answer the question, “Isn’t there anyone around here to fly with?”

Celebrate FPV!
DRONE NATION PHONE APP (6 min 28 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Oct 04, 2019 @ 04:53 PM | 1,529 Views
Took the plunge! Or, so to speak - now that I think about it, probably a poor choice of words!
Anyway, Micro FPV FlexRC Colugo (tree-dwelling glider) 3” spotted over large lake and out of its elements? What could possibly go wrong?!?
FPV DRONE FLIGHT OVER LAKE (3 min 5 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Sep 27, 2019 @ 03:26 PM | 3,042 Views
Got bobbles with your throttle? I'm sorry.😞
You can take care of that easily in a few minutes with better FPV throttle control & your own custom throttle curve!
Better altitude control, smoother videos, more fun, free checklist?!? C’Mon, let’s do this!🤩
Got experience with throttle curves? Let me know what you use 'em for and how they work for you! No experience? Give 'em a try!👍
BETTER FPV THROTTLE CONTROL (18 min 33 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Sep 20, 2019 @ 03:12 PM | 1,337 Views
Ready to fly better FPV today?!? 🤩
Today, we set up rate profiles and enjoy BOTH freestyle and race-style flying using different rates with the flip of a switch!
See the rates of some outstanding freestyle and racing FPV pilots like LeDrib, Mr Steele, StingersSwarm, Minchan, Headsup FPV, and Nytfury!
We use the average of their rates as a baseline for our rates and put them on a transmitter switch so you can easily change rates for freestyle and racing simply with the flip of a switch.
We cover what the rates are, how they affect your flying and how you can alter them to fit precisely YOUR flying style!
Sound good?
FPV DRONE RATES FOR BEGINNERS (25 min 1 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Sep 13, 2019 @ 03:57 PM | 2,044 Views
What IS that “CLI” tab in the Betaflight Configurator for anyway? 🤔
Better stay away from it since we don’t know how to use it right?!?
A lot of people are familiar with the basic tabs in Betaflight yet are understandably uncomfortable with the CLI. We could input the wrong stuff and really mess up our flight controller, right? 😲
Today we show you what the CLI is, how to use it with some totally useful commands, and why it’s actually your friend and not something to be afraid of . . .
Let me know if you plan to use it!
BetaFlight Useful CLI Commands (16 min 27 sec)

Posted by TMacFPV | Sep 06, 2019 @ 03:24 PM | 1,834 Views
We dive into 3 FPV Beginner Tips which you can implement BEFORE you start flying, that will help you learn to fly FPV the right way, more quickly, and with more confidence. Specifically, the three FPV Beginner Tips we cover are how your camera angle is directly proportional to your forward speed, the advantages of using Acro Trainer Mode and also how to setup Acro Trainer Mode in both your transmitter (using OpenTX firmware) and in Betaflight and finally how & why to setup Throttle Limit in BetaFlight—if its good for Pro FPV Racers, this actually might be a good place for new FPV Pilots to start!👍🏁
FPV BEGINNER TIPS (13 min 49 sec)