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DJI Phantom 4 Stocking Stuffers 2016

Get some Stocking Stuffers Looking for some stocking stuffers for your drone friend with a DJI Phantom 4? While I already made a post about getting the propeller connectors, I thought I’d make a list of items that anyone should have when they go out flying for quick field fixes, as well as a couple […]

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Basic FPV for 3D Robotics Iris+

Adding FPV to your Iris+ Here’s a basic list of items you need to buy. Sorry, you will need to get out the soldering iron. JST 2 Pin connectors. You will need these to make a Y connector from the JST cable that comes out the bottom of the Iris+. You can power directly from […]

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DJI Phantom 4 Prop Connector

Add some Propeller Connectors to your Flight Box Bad day flying through the trees. Gotta give to DJI for building the prop connectors to fail before the motors take too much of a hit. Here’s the DJI link: Phantom 4 – 9450S Propeller Installation Kits  Here’s a link to my Amazon Associates:Phantom 4 – 9450S […]

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Naze32 Rev 6 Configuration for UBLOX NEO-6M GPS

It’s been a long time since I have played with the Naze 32 and GPS. Not only have I been running Rev 5 (yeah, I am far behind the ball after the last couple of years), but I went to the dark side and got a 3D Robotics Iris+ and, recently, a DJI Phantom 4. […]

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3D Robotics Iris+ Plus Motors and Propellers

I’ve seen a thousand posts looking for information on the 3D Robotics Iris+ motors and propellers. Hopefully this can be used as a reference. T-Motors or Tiger Motors are the manufacturers of both the stock motors and the propellers. Note: TLDR? Links at the bottom for buying. Note: a lot of people tend to think of drones […]

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Xiaomi Yi Focus Fix

I finally decided to see if I could improve my Xiaomi Yi’s focus. There are many reports of them being sold as selfie cameras more than landscape cameras. I found this to be true. I watched youtube clips and read blog posts and did my own experimenting. There’s a ton of info already on how […]

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List of 3D Robotics Pixhawk and Pixhawk Clones

Everything is in flux. DJI keeps bringing out some pretty amazing plug and play products while 3D Robotics tries to catch up (update: they are basically out of the consumer done business). I love the PixHawk, personally. I am a tinkerer and own an Arduino, a Beagle Bone Black, a Raspberry Pi 3, and various other […]

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3DRobotics Pixhawk Connectors and Cables

For you all  you Pixhawk people out there. 3DR no longer sells parts (or, they have some) as they’ve left manufacturing exclusively to third parties like HobbyKing, whom 3DR approves of. Do note that they’re working on an official Pixhawk 2 (or whatever it’s name will be)! In the meantime (and for a long while […]

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FAA UAS/DRONE registration thoughts

Here are my (scary) thoughts (note: I am generally paranoid about how people want to hack into e-comm systems that I am responsible for building, so I always think about these kinds of extremes): IMPORTANT: if you do register, make sure to protect your registration number. Hide in within your drone and keep your certificate […]

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Seriously Pro F3 Racing Board

The time has come for the biggest Naze32 challenger yet. Dominic Clifton, of CleanFlight fame, has now produced his own board to go along with his terrific, open source software platform. Credit is due to Baseflight, of course, and all the contributors and, especially, TimeCop, for opening the doors to an amazing board that was […]