The next major release of Betaflight will be 4.0 with new and improved Dynamic Filtering. For now, today I only did a quick test of **Betaflight 4.0** running on my TBS Source One 7-inch FPV drone. No tuning, no playing with settings. I only flashed, set modes and radio and that's all. I pretty much like how it feels. This quadcopter was mainly doing cruising, no freestyle, and it felt good to put those props into more demanding use. Yes, Betaflight 4.0 has a good chance to be just awesome…
Ritewing Mini Drak is a very stable airplane, but when the air is bumpy, the flight will be bumpy as well. This is why I'm experimenting with a soft image stabilization.
For video editing, I'm using Magix Movie Studio 15 and it has a built-in video stabilization plugin. But it does not work: waste of time. So, I've got me something else: newBlueFX Stabilizer.
In this video, some of the takes are stabilized, some are not. You should not have much trouble finding which ones I've stabilized with newBlueFx Stabilizer and which not. I've tried to find the settings that are soft enough not to make it look super strange or something. Did I succeed? Not me to judge.
Ritewing Mini Drak is probably the best looking RC flying wing. You might not agree if you want to. It just looks awesome! Geat foam quality, great flying experience. Sure, it's not 100% perfect and I would not mind if Ritewing improved Mini Drak a little, but for sure it is an amazing design!
I have a theory that 7-inch FPV quadcopters fly "below expectations" due to frame resonance, I did not expect, so many pilots agree with it. We had nice talks in comments, I've learned a lot about stiffness and moment of inertia (that you Pierre-Louis). Many of you shared some of their tricks and ideas on how to solve that. Let's start testing some ideas how to fix that!
Weather like this happens only a few times a year: raising fog, low sun and another layer of clouds… And very little wind. To be honest, when I went to the "airfield" I did not expect to use my Mini Drak at all. The fog was too dense and too low. But then it raised and holes appeared… Awesome…
Good screwdriver set that will not ruin your budget? Or rather honestly priced screwdrivers set that will not disintegrate after the first usage? That's a tough one. Xiaomi to the rescue? Why not, Xiaomi Mijia Wiha is apparently good enough!
Let's measure power output from Eachine TX805 that is supposed to be up to 800mW. Well, it is not. It matches the specification only at 200mW and 800mW is just not there. But, well, it's only $16 and when used at 200mW or 500mW it works quite well.
I love Team BlackSheep Unify Pro series of video transmitters. But they are bloody expensive. $50 for an HV version is way too much in my opinion. Still, I own several of those. Whey on Banggood I've found a presale of Eachine TX805 VTX with SmartAudio for $16, I could not resist and I've ordered a couple of them. This is what came out of it:
Hey, don't leave yet, there is more!
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