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SBUS & Naze32 Setup

Posted by Bird Man on

If you have a Naze32 and an S/BUS receiver and would like to use the 2 together, we now a solution to convert the signal so that the Naze32 can read S/BUS. The tutorial focuses on the use of the FrSKY X4R-SB, however will work on X8R, X6R and Futaba SBUS receivers Tutorial can be found here Signal Inverter can be found here

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Ready, Set, RACE!

Posted by Bird Man on

All New from ImmersionRC & FatShark, to compliment the release of the new Vortex mini racing quad is the new Race Band Ready range of 5.8ghz receivers, including the Dominator Goggle Module, UNO & DUO flavours (DUO yet to be released)The Race Band Ready Dominator module allows up to 32 channels, with the DUO boosting up to 40 channels (adds boscam b bands), it is possible to have up to 8 pilots racing at one time with minimal interference, further assisted with the use of alternating RHCP & LHCP antennas. Successfully debuted at the FPV28 Races in Chartres France, the...

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Programming the Taranis for a better Motor_stop

Posted by 1-2 Hak on

After posting my last Blog about motor_stop or not, I posted the blog to the QLD FPV gurus on facebook to get their take on the plus and minuses of setting motor_stop. As initially though this topic has a lot of controversy - with people on both camps. What I did like though was something that came a bit from left field. Most people around the mini quad circuit have heard of the infamous and famous FinalGlideAus whose amazing antics can be found on his youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuibbKUX0wT5yie0_EM0Smw The interesting setup that he uses is along the lines of a two switch setup,...

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Motor-stop or not

Posted by 1-2 Hak on

What is Motor-stop on Cleanflight and should I use it? This is initially a very subjective question but I will try to make it more objective. So what is Motor-stop?  Motor-stop is a very simple function that is found on the Configuration page of Cleanflight (going to stick with Cleanflight as its actively developed)   as described here - it is -  "Don't spin the motors when armed." So why do you want this option on? This is where its going to become controversial. When you don't have this option selected, every time you arm your multirotor the propellers spin...

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N250 Tree Runs

Posted by 1-2 Hak on

I came across a new park yesterday that is open but has lots of trees with not many low branches. These sort of parks are great for fast tree runs and this one had lots of paths that help you navigate. So my plan is simple - do a quick reconnoiter around and see what its like then go fast into the trees without any particular path and if one gets in my way - turn. The plan came off with success mostly and my vocal exclamations as I flew around the park likely startled some wildlife, but I will...

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