Let's do a "Questions and Answers" about new EU drone regulations that will be (should be) the law starting from June 2020. It's all described in EASA regulations 2019/945 and 2019/947 as well as explained by me over here.
In this video let's talk in-depth about:
what will happen when you will be caught flying illegally
FPV and BVLOS
flying in parks
cops will not be able to figure out what goes where
25mW VTX power restriction and how to change that
19m/s speed limitations
what about 6S LiPos
what about gas and nitro models?
what will happen with all DJI drones like Phantom, Mavic, Spark, Inspire and so on
Although I moved to 7-inch FPV drones, from time to time I would like to have something small. Not a whoop, just something small. Like 2-inch propellers. Banggood has a nice promo, so I purchased a Diatone Rabbit R249 NX and here is what I think about it. "Amazing"? Niah. Closer to "fine" than "good". For all the details watch the review.
Lets go back a few years and let's see how FPV (at least for me) was looking like in 2015 and 2016. Wow… When I watched my old FPV videos from that time I could not belive how bad pilot I was and how superior current hardware as software is. 4 year is a very long period of time in FPV world…
Today it's time for the next brave step: to maiden this awkward airplane powered by a impeller centrifugal fan and check if it works. To be honest, I'm not that optimistic about it… The efficiency of 3D printed squirrel-cage fan is non-existent and the whole setup generates only around 200g of thrust. In theory, it should be enough to make the airplane fly, but I'm not so sure about it…
The topic for today is super simple: what is happening to the RC hobby market size? Is it growing, is it shrinking? Are consumer-grade drones like DJI Mavic a part of RC hobby? And what about toys? Why FrSky is pushing a new ACCESS protocol?
Today, step by step, tuning guide for all of you flying fixed wings (including flying wings) with INAV onboard! No, I will not give you a magical formula: put this here and it's done. It's a real step by step list of what you have to do to tune your fixed-wing airplane. Starting from the center of gravity, rates, servo trimming and finally tuning vital INAV parameters.
Cool project for a weekend: Arduino and ATtiny85 based WS2812b LED strip controller that you can use on drones, RC airplanes, RC cars or anywhere else. Cost? Around $3 for parts and a few $ for a PCB, but can be done without. Very little soldering needed!
al-Qaeda origin, armed with explosives DIY drone (it's not the USA drone one that Iran shot down) was supposedly shot down by Syrian Arab Army. It was supposed to be a terrorist attack that was stopped by a heroic effort of brave soldiers. Anyhow, we've seen armed, home built drones before and we will hear about them in the future. Hey, this time we even have pictures of this armed and dangerous drone. The problem is that it just looks like fake news and the proof are the pictures themselves!
Foxeer was kind enough to send me a CAT super-starlight camera for comparison with Runcam Night Eagle. The main advantage of Foxeer CAT is the fact that during the day it's the color camera like all the others. Only when the light level is low it's switching to B&W mode. On top of that, the latency of CAT is much much lower than Night Eagle!
Let's have a chat about thing highly related to this channel: what it is about, what I have to do, who am I and why you are and why I will try to be just honest. That the earth is flat and there are only two sexes. That this channel is not a free INAV support and affiliate link are the only way to get any kind of money back. That there will be no reviews of things sent by Banggood and I've seen some shit…
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