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Posted by martint_1976 | Dec 11, 2017 @ 03:10 AM | 1,948 Views
BYOD have just had the opportunity to build the almighty Strix Goblin for one of our good customers!

We are used the following hardware / setup;

-Stock STRIX Goblin propulsion system (Motor/ESC) w/ APC-E 6x4 Prop and Gensace 4S 4000mAh 25C Lipo
-Eagle Tree Vector Autopilot /OSD w/ GPS
-Runcam Swift v2 Camera w/ 2.3mm 150FOV Lens
-ImmersionRC 2.4Ghz 700mW Video Tx (supplied by customer, we used our ImmersionRC 5.8Ghz 25mW w/ Spironet Antenna for test flying)
-2.4Ghz Cloverleaf Antenna
-TBS Crossfire Long Range Tx & TBS Crossfire 8ch Diversity Rx
- FrSky Taranis X9D Plus Radio

The Strix Goblin model flies extremely well, very smooth with a wide speed envelope and has docile handling near the stall. However it's important to make sure that your control throws, expo, CofG and reflex are set up accurately, follow the manuals recommendations. We feel that more experienced pilots could handle a little more control throw, starting with the recommended is a great place to start.

We were impressed with the material quality and fitment of the air frame parts. The finish on the foam wings is fantastic and could be prepared very quickly if you wanted to paint them. The servo's, control horns and push rods are ample for the job, but we would recommend using loctite (non permanent normally blue in colour) on the push rod stoppers for extra security. We found that a couple of the wing bolts did not line up perfectly, but the holes can be slightly enlarged to fix this...Continue Reading
Posted by martint_1976 | Nov 15, 2016 @ 04:00 PM | 2,366 Views
DJI have released their latest Phantom, the DJI Phantom 4 Pro and DJI Phantom 4+, both of the DJI Phantoms are identical in performance and will have the same features and camera, the Phantom 4+ will have a screen supplied with the controller, the non plus Phantom 4 will have the same radio controllers we have seen with the Phantom 3 & 4 range, you are able to add your own smart-phone or tablet to interface with the GoApp.
There are many new features to the Phantom 4 Pro, the key features seem to be the almost impossible to crash additions to the system and a huge upgrade to the camera and optics. For a full run down on the two new Phantom 4 Pro's please take a look at the product specifications in the DJI Phantom 4 Pro section on BYOD.
Just when you though the DJI Mavic Pro killed the Phantom line up, DJI just have to go one better! Although the second test flight of the DJI Mavic seems hard to beat from such a small package!
Mavic Pro Test Flight (1 min 49 sec)

Posted by martint_1976 | Oct 29, 2016 @ 01:44 AM | 2,109 Views
The Fury RS FPV Racing Drone RTF is a racing and freestyle drone built in our UK office. Using our extensive knowledge of drone building for the FPV drone racing and freestyle world, we have produced the Fury RS racing drone, which is in our opinion the best value for money entry level racing drone currently on the market. The Fury RS is supplied fully assembled and tuned straight from the box and is ready for flight, you only need to add a radio and battery.

After searching for the best suppliers who offered the best value for money, high-performance parts and months of extensive development and testing the Fury RS was born. The Fury RS racing drone has been configured so that you can grow with the system and the system can grow with you. Whether you are a novice just starting out or a seasoned pilot who is looking for a lower cost FPV racing drone, which is reliable without the high-cost replacement parts, or parts you have to wait weeks to come from suppliers outside of the UK, then the Fury RS is for you.

The Fury RS ticks all of the boxes for a beginner looking to enter the world of FPV drone racing or freestyle flying. Trying to get into FPV can be very daunting, however, the Fury RS removes all of the guesswork as it has been built using a selection of hand-picked and matched components. The Fury RS can be soft and docile, however, as your skills improve you can progress through the pre-flashed and configured Naze32 Flight Controllerís three flight modes, onto the fully acrobatic mode. This will mean that the Fury RS becomes fast, agile and very responsive. When tuned for maximum performance the Fury RS will Roll and Flip up to 1500deg/sec which means that it completes more than 4 rotations a second in either the roll or pitch axis.

Watch The Video Of The Fury RS In Action:
Fury RS FPV Racing Drone RTF (0 min 47 sec)

Posted by martint_1976 | Jul 12, 2016 @ 02:52 PM | 2,713 Views
Lumenier have just released their latest FPV racing drone frames, the Lumenier QAV-X CHARPU FPV Racing Quadcopter 4mm & Lumenier QAV-X CHARPU FPV Racing Quadcopter 3mm. Both of these frames are the same in size, 214mm motor to motor however, the 3mm frame is lighter than the 4mm frame. The 3mm QAV-X frame is aimed at the FPV racer that wants to have the lightest frame and the 4mm at the FPV racer that wants a little more strength in a frame to help with hard landings!
Both of the QAV-X frames are true symmetrical frames, which like the QAV-R frames make for better flights and tighter turns.
The battery has been moved to make more room, it's now on the underside of the frame, Lumenier provide a carbon plate to protect the lipo on landings, planned and not planned!
Both of these frames are on pre-order today. If you would like to read some more about them please visit the links below.

Lumenier QAV-X CHARPU FPV Racing Quadcopter 4mm

Lumenier QAV-X CHARPU FPV Racing Quadcopter 3mm
Posted by martint_1976 | May 30, 2016 @ 09:02 AM | 8,749 Views
Now on pre-order the new ImmersionRC Vortex 250 PRO ARF 350mW UMMAGAWD Edition with Zipper Case

The new ImmersionRC Vortex 250 PRO ARF 350mW UMMAGAWD edition is an up rated first person view FPV racing system. The ImmersionRC Ummagawd mini racing drone is based on the ImmersionRC Vortex 250 Pro, the Ummagawd mini racing drone features the ImmersionRC Vortex 250 Pro Race Kit Stage 1 stage as standard and is supplied with Lumenier RX2206-11 2350Kv brushless motors & quad propellers. This 250 sized mini-quad frame is the latest design with fixed arms, and builds on the success of their first racing drone the ImmersionRC Vortex 285 ARTF Mini Racing Quad.

The ImmersionRC Vortex 250 Pro Ummagawd edition has an integrated flight controller, with a 3 axis Gyro, 3 axis accelerometer, and barometer pre-programmed with a custom CleanFlight code; this means that the Vortex flight controller is future-proof through downloadable updates. The PIDs (tuning of the systems performance) are adjusted on-screen, this is a very easy to use menu, and being driven directly from the R/C Tx there is no need for a laptop at the field, no more dip-switches to flip or adjust. The Fusion FC Board installed in the Vortex 250 Pro is a "Gen 2" and uses the latest F3 processor, this allows the user to take advantage of faster processing times and the latest "black box" feature. The black box feature helps the pilot with Pro Tune as the filght data is logged onboard to be looked...Continue Reading
Posted by martint_1976 | Apr 28, 2016 @ 06:51 AM | 3,088 Views
Our delivery of the latest Little Bee 20A Pro ESC's has arrived. These ESC's from FVT are very small, the Little Bee 20A Pro ESC have not changed in shape or size compared to the slightly older FVT Little Bee 20 Amp OPTO ESC With BLHeli 14, Oneshot125 and Damped Light.
The New Little Bee 20A Pro ESC feature the SILABS F396 MCU which runs at 48MHz, which is much faster than on the original Little Bee 20A ESC, which means that the new Little Bee 20A Pro ESC will provide a faster and crisper response. With the small form factor of 24.5 x 12.5 x 3mm it's easy to see why these ESC's are used by many FPV Racing Pilots.
All of the features on the FVT Little Bee 20A Pro come courtesy of the BLHeli 14 firmware, this comes pre-flashed from the factory. The Little Bee 20A Pro can be flashed and programmed through the BLHeli suite using either the FVT USB programming adapter or through the programming pass-through on compatible flight controllers.
Posted by martint_1976 | Apr 13, 2016 @ 04:59 PM | 3,665 Views
The Lumenier RX2206-11 2350Kv & Lumenier RX2204-13 2500Kv SKITZO Special Edition are two of the most popular motors at the moment with the FPV racers. We have just had a big delivery of them if anyone is looking for them.

Lumenier RX2206-11 2350Kv Brushless Motor

Lumenier RX2204-13 2500Kv SKITZO Special Edition
Posted by martint_1976 | Feb 08, 2012 @ 03:37 PM | 3,408 Views
Three dealers have come together to pose a small challenge, make a video of your Ardu powered copter or plane and post up the results with the detils of the frame / plane used and share your settings. More details can be found here.

Regards

Martin
Posted by martint_1976 | Feb 04, 2012 @ 08:14 AM | 3,283 Views
I have just started to stock the DJI Wookong range in store, I have added the DJI WK-M, DJI iPad Ground Station, F450 E300 Flame Wheel Multi Rotor Frame & Naza M V 2 flight controllers.

The Naza and Flame wheel 450 frame work very well with the DJI Quad E300 Multi Rotor Full motor set.

New GPS Naza Upgrades are now in stock!

We have made a number of flights with the Wookong DJI WKM in a number of flight conditions which can be seen on YouTube here

New DJI Wookong WKM Video added

We have just added the the full range of S800 Spreading Wings Hexacopter frames and parts for the S800, from props to vibration dampers!

New DJI OSD for the Wookong M now on Pre Order at Build Your Own Drone

The new Naza M V2 has just been placed on pre order in the store, and there is an option for the Naza m V1 to be upgraded to the V2 Naza with the new Naza M V2 PMU


GoPro H3-2D Combo Promotion starts 8th Sept 13:

The DJI Phantom Price drop to just over £350.......

The DJI Naza M V2 GPS + H3-2D Brushless Gimbal £462.00

The DJI Naza M V2 GPS + H3-2D Brushless Gimbal + F450 Flame Wheel Promo £586.00

The DJI Naza M V2 GPS + H3-2D Brushless Gimbal + F550 Flame Wheel Promo £631.00

The DJI A2 with iOSD is now in stock ready to ship

The DJI A2 has arrived and is ready to ship

The DJI GH3 Zenmuse Price has been announced today £1924.00, they are now on Pre Order!!

Today saw the start of the Christmas promotion on DJI Phantom'...Continue Reading