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Raging Rotors: HAM it up!

I have mentioned on a few occasions that a specific FCC license is required to use high powered FPV transmitter systems (like a 600mW Immersion RC TX system). The license I refer to is an Amateur Radio License, or Ham Radio License. This license gives you the ability to stay out of trouble when the high powered transmitters accidentally cross [...]

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Dromida Ominus FPV

Dromida Ominus FPV with Camera

Looking for an affordable FPV quadcopter? Dromida has you dialed with their new Ominus FPV quadcopter. Some of the highlights of the Ominus FPV include- * HD WiFi video camera * Auto flip * Everything needed for flight is included * Diagonal Length- 238 mm * Weight- 120 g * Compatible with Apple IOS7 and Android devices * 1280×720 digital camera * Camera can be controlled from radio [...]

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Dromida Ominus FPV Video

New Dromida Ominus FPV Video from Hobbico

Have you tried out an FPV Quadcopter yet? If not, Dromida has just released a playful little video showcasing some of the features on their new Ominus FPV. The Ominus comes with a 1MP Wi-Fi enabled high-definition 1280×720 digital camera and an affordable $199 price point. The video is well worth a quick watch and you can hit up This [...]

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FPV Racer Build (8)

Raging Rotors Build Report: 250-Size FPV Racer

Spring is just around the corner, and my fellow coworkers and I are starting the process of getting FPV Racing going at our local flying field. First, I needed a quad! Ok, that might be an overstatement. I have already modified my 200QX for a more FPV ready setup, and I am practicing my racing on a NanoQX FPV. Regardless, I wanted a properly sized, [...]

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Guy Attempts to Save Drone on First Flight

If you haven’t seen the video already, it’s pretty funny. What’s slightly suspicious is the way he’s perfectly framed in the shot. Having flown and tried to film many things with our drones quadcopters, it’s rare that we get it so lined up. Either way it’s an entertaining video.

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ORA Quad

Fly and Shoot Video and Pics with the ORA FPV Quadcopte…

Hot off the press and featured at CES (Consumer Electronics Show), Hobbico is hitting the air with a 370 size FPV Quadcopter called the ORA. Featuring full FPV with a 1080p included HD Camera, a 7in touchscreen on the transmitter, this quadcopter will do waypoint flight, return to home, and give you excellent video and footage. The quadcopter also touts the following features: • Generous [...]

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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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Audi Quattro RC Challenge

Video – Audi Quattro RC Car Challenge

Who wins when a full sized Audi Quattro race car takes on its rc equivalent? You can find out in the video below. Actually, it doesn’t look like much of a real race, but it does include some cool action footage. The rc car is of a mystery brand but is shown using a Graupner transmitter and FPV monitor. Any [...]

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THE Cub Report, 12.29.2014, Version- The “New Normal”

Hello hobbyists, industry types, and those that just happened to stumble across this column via Google, this is THE Cub Report, a weekly look into the wild world of rc. With this being the last week of the year, I am doing my annual look forward, putting pen to paper (read- fingers to keyboard) to let you know what I’ve [...]

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Yuneec Q500 Typhoon RTF CGO2-GB Camera

Yuneec Q500 Typhoon RTF Quadcopter/Drone with CGO2-GB C…

Have you been looking for a serious camera equipped quadcopter? If so the folks over at Horizon Hobby have announced they are stocking the Yuneec Q500 Typhoon with CG-02 Camera. The Yuneec is loaded with features for those people that take their quadcopter flying seriously. * Easy to shoot high quality video and stills * Shoots 1080P video and 12 megapixel still [...]

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Parrot Bebop Drone and SkyController Bundle

Parrot Bebop Drone and SkyController Bundle Shipping So…

Have you ever wondered what the difference was between a $89 camera equipped quadcopter and a $900 model? Quite a bit actually. For example, the Parrot Bebop is an upper mid-range quadcopter/drone that generates its own Wi-Fi hotspot to instantly share video or images. The Bebop also features a Parrot P7 dual-core CPU, a quad-core GPU, and has 8 GB [...]

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Carl Zeiss Cinemizer OLED Virtual Reality Glasses

Carl Zeiss Cinemizer OLED Virtual Reality Video Glasses…

At iHobby this year we got to check out in person the latest and greatest in virtual reality glasses, they were in the Cinemizer booth and they sure looked awesome. The Carl Zeiss Cinemizer OLED glasses that we tried were very comfortable and gave an absolutely amazing image when using them. The folks over at Horizon Hobby have picked up the [...]

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Hitec Q-Cop 450 Quadcopter

Hitec Q-Cop 450 Quadcopter

You probably know Hitec for their world class servos, but they also sell a lot of air gear. Now, for the first time ever, they have introduced a quadcopter, the Q-Cop 450. The Q-Cop isn’t a low end unit, it is a high performance quad aimed at the mid-range of the market. Some of its cool features include- * Brushless power [...]

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Video Proto-X FPV

Video – Proto-X FPV Quadcopter

If you’ve been living in a cave the last few years you might not have heard that FPV is all the rage in the air community. Recently Hobbico announced an FPV version of their extremely popular Proto-X Quadcopter. The Proto-X FPV allows you to fly via watching a video feed on its transmitter, plus you can record and download the [...]

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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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