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… Continue reading A new challenger has appeared
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… Continue reading Busted chassis
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. Here are some shots of the build. I ended up… Continue reading Meet Ripley
X4 propellers and more!
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… Continue reading Gateway Device
Adding a camera to the X4
After doing a little research, it seemed like the simplest way to add a camera to an X4 is by strapping this wonky little 808 car keychain spy cam to the bottom. So I tried it. What could possibly go wrong? The build I removed the keychain shell to reduce the overall weight of the thing. It’s… Continue reading Adding a camera to the X4
Parking lot wreck
I crash these things a ton in a pretty spectacular fashion. It’s about time I start documenting these wrecks a bit better. It took me a few minutes to find the missing prop after this crash.