Meet Napkin, my new super light FPV quad. Making it was a test of patience and my soldering skills. Another one? A week or so ago, I was flying Ripley with all of it’s brand new FPV gear strapped on. First of all, that was super duper fun. I then decided to shoot a gap […]
On Wednesday last week, I finally got my Vortex ready to fly. All the pieces were here. All the batteries charged. All the cameras were strapped on. It was game on to finally take the plunge and try out FPV (First Person View flying). I took Thursday and Friday off to do just that. AND […]
I’m getting a bit better. I need to smooth out my turns and tilt the camera a bit more.
This was a couple days ago. Did my first FPV (first person view) flights yesterday. Will upload in a bit.
It took about a month of dozens of pretty hard crashes to do it. there was a slow increase in the amount of cracks around the arms. The biggest cracks were on the front right arm. I noticed how bad it was a few days ago and figured it was only a matter of time […]
Football has a diehard fan base, deeply ingrained tradition, and looks incredible on giant 4k televisions. Right now, robotic sports mostly just looks cool when you watch the YouTube videos on your laptop. But the community and money is hitting a turning point. There is an opportunity to go someplace new and weird. A sport […]
This is Ripley. Named after the protagonist in Aliens. This little thing is tough and super duper incredibly insanely fast. It’s got some X4 guts and some dark edition motors. Oh, and a super freakin light 110mm 7 gram carbon fiber body. The thing defies gravity.
I got these ladybird props and the clear props after some killer recommendations from the Hubsan X4 FB group. I also got some anti vibration gel to hopefully improve my video from the 808. Tomorrow, I have some more fun things arriving (I hope) and I’ll definitely post the results.
This is the video that enticed my brother to buy a Hubsan X4. I’m thinking the Hubsan X4 is a gateway device into electronics. People who’ve never soldered before are suddenly finding themselves with a smokin’ hot soldering iron in hand, balancing coiled solder and tugging on black and red wires on the circuit board […]