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Raging Rotors: Yo, Quad Daddy-O!

Again, the news is filled with so much trouble in regards to Multirotors/Quadcopters/Drones. Brian just saw someone follow highway traffic, a man in the Illinois suburbs is being investigated by the FAA for rule violations when doing a quadcopter video of Christmas lights, and a government employee has now crashed on his boss’s White House lawn. Ideally I’d love to send [...]

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180CFX Unboxing

Blade 180CFX Unboxing

New from Blade Helicopters, I received my new 180CFX Bind-N-Fly Basic (requires Radio and Charger) to take to the skies (or at least a gym) with. Check out the beauty in this design in the unboxing pictures below! Wishing for more Blade Helicopter news? Send your mouse Right Here!

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New FAA Rules

To the Moron Flying the Quad Over I-290 Elk Grove …

I will be the first to admit, we do a lot of dumb stuff here at Big Squid RC. Sure we launch things off roofs, sure we crash planes into cars, sure we drop quads out of the sky to hit them with a shovel, but we always do it as safely as possible. This morning, on my way into [...]

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Super Hornet X650

Thunder Tiger Robotix Super Hornet X650 Unboxing

HRP Distribution delivers again shortly after the Ghost+ RTF with another exclusive unboxing: the Super Hornet X650. This kit is HUGE, and the only things missing are Flight Controller, Receiver, and Battery! See all my unboxing pictures below, and see the kit built very soon!

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NanoQX Flight

Raging Rotors: ‘Inspired’ for 2015

Happy New Year to you all. If 2015 is anything at all like 2014, it will be another multirotor, APV (new term: Aerial Photography Vehicle), and FPV dominated year. Already new tech is starting to come out of the woodwork: the DJI Inspire1 is about to start shipping out everywhere, as well as the ThunderTiger Robotix Ghost+, and at the CES (Consumer Electronics [...]

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TTX Ghost+

Exclusive Look at New Thunder Tiger Robotix Ghost+…

Hot out of the factory our friends at HRP Distribution gave us the exclusive on a Thunder Tiger Robotix Ghost+ RTF w/ 3-axis GoPro gimbal to unbox and try out. The Ghost+ features a smart ‘Follow Me’ autopilot system, retractable landing gear, and around 25 minute flight time! See all the pictures from my unboxing below.  

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Ares FPV-HD Review (16)

Ares Ethos FPV/HD Review

Ares RC brought us their next big hit, or hits, actually: the Ethos FPV and Ethos HD. The two new quads Feature different video packages, but are they still as good in the flying and durability categories as their previous vehicles? Check out my thoughts on these aerial photography multirotors below… From: Ares RC Direct Link: FPV and HD Unboxing Pictures: BigSquidRC Unboxes the Ethos [...]

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Raging Rotors: Fly It Hard, but Safe!

Hello all, and Merry Christmas! This week I have yet a simple message: SAFETY! The FAA, in coalition with other groups including the AMA, set up KnowBeforeYouFly, a website that outlines the guidelines of dos and don’ts when flying unmanned aircraft. I have mentioned these rules before, and the following video (also seen on Good Morning America the other day) sums [...]

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Raging Rotors: At the Buzzer!

As of today, it is 7 days until Christmas Eve. Stores are full of people, and shelves are getting empty of all the great buys for this season. Never fear, for I have the Raging Rotors Holiday Gift Guide full of great buys for your favorite pilot! Dromida Kodo: For the new multirotor pilot, I’m a fan of the Dromida Kodo. Including all [...]

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Cars Fly Too You Know

Raging Rotors: GoPro or Go Home!

Hitting the Wall Street Journal a little while ago, GoPro is developing a line of multirotors for 2015. Nothing says a good idea like the camera guy making the ideal platform for their product, but has the train already left the station? GoPro has the right idea with their 2015 ventures, but it will come down to implementation. There is a [...]

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Raging Rotors: What I REALLY want for Christmas…

Hello, and Happy Thanksgiving Eve to you all! It was neat to see what everyone wanted under the tree in this week’s Cub Report, and yes, I did ask for an Arrma Typhon. That truck is ridiculous! Yet, I wasn’t ready to spoil my whole list, because that’s my job. Here are the top things on my Christmas list this year, [...]

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QX3-PO

Raging Rotors: Meet QX3-PO!

So maybe I’m excited that principal photography is done for the new Star Wars movie, but it was nice to see that Blade Helicopters announced last week the new 350 QX3 and 350 QX3 AP Combo for all to enjoy even more precision in their quadcopter flying and aerial photography. So the question must be asked: “What is new to this quad that makes it different from [...]

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FPV Racing

Raging Rotors: The Need for Speed

As winter rears its ugly head in the Midwest, I must find myself something to do while wishing for the return of warm weather. I couldn’t help but see the perfect winter project dance across my Facebook, Google+, and a number of websites I hang around at: FPV Racing. Blowing up with hobby lovers in Europe, a few of my fellow [...]

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Let Creativity Flow with the DJI Inspire 1

Revealed this evening with the minds behind Mythbusters, DJI  Innovations has announced the next step in Aerial Photography: the Inspire 1. Featuring a full 4K camera, moving arms for unobstructed shots, and a full 3D Gimbal, this multirotor has many photography and videography uses. It was cool to see Jamie and Adam talk about drones and aerial photography, and I cannot wait to [...]

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Nano QX FPV 3

Quadcopter and Video in one Package with the Nano …

Looking for that indoor quadcopter with FPV, or your first FPV Racer? Look no further than the Blade Nano QX FPV! Equipped with a micro 5.8Ghz Camera and Horizon Exclusive Teleporter V4 FatShark goggles, you can take to the air and fly from the cockpit of your mini quadcopter! This bright colored quad touts the following features: SAFE® technology makes RC flight [...]

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