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HD FPV Racing – Coming Soon From Connex

Guys, this is big. As of now, all FPV racing drones utilize an analog video signal for flight imagery. Of course you can strap a GoPro or any other of about a dozen HD cameras on to your FPV racer to capture footage, but not to use as a flight camera. Aerial photography rigs have long used HD FPV (see: [...]

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Hover Camera – Autonomous Camera Drone from GetHover

With a dozen new drone releases per week, it’s hard to stand out. The Hover Camera caught my eye big time this week. With its unique form factor, ease of use, stylish design and feature list, the Hover Camera from GetHover promises to be unique. Hover Camera says that their innovative new drone is “the world’s first truly consumer-friendly self-flying camera [...]

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KISS FC 32bit Flight Controller from FlyDuino.net

Until recently, almost every single FPV racing flight controller worth it’s salt utilized the ubiquitous CleanFlight firmware. All though the CleanFlight firmware is very capable and user-friendly (even spawning community-generated variations like the awesome BetaFlight), it leaves a lot to be desired. Given minor little annoyances like constant driver issues on PC, as well as more glaring problems such as random and oft-unexplained [...]

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SP Racing F3 EVO Flight Controller for FPV Racing Quads

New from Seriously Pro Racing comes the long awaited SP Racing F3 EVO Flight Controller. This mini-quad flight controller was designed to give awesome flight performance in a stackable race-ready package. It has the latest sensors, race timing & logging technology backed by excellent connectivity options at a wallet-friendly price. The hardware was designed by the lead developer of Cleanflight to be [...]

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XLabs Shrike FPV Racing Quad

Want to fly the frame that 15 year old Luke Bannister (aka BanniUK), winner of the 2016 World Drone Prix in Dubai and a $250,000 payday, flys? Then check out the Shrike from xLabs. As is the trend right now in FPV racing drones, the Shrike is a “true x” design. This means centralized mass, lightning quick response and awesome flight [...]

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ShenDrones “Butters” MiniQuad Frame

New from Andy Shen (the mad scientist of mini quads) and ShenDrones comes the “Butters” frame. Coming in at a tiny 130mm, Butters swings 3″ props and features integrated prop protection. This little guy is meant for indoor slow flying for beginners or a winter alternative for experienced pilots. The guarded prop design makes this frame exceptionally safe for indoor use. The [...]

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World Drone Prix 2016 – Live Feed

Not sure what you are watching right now, but you should be watching the World Drone Prix 2016 from Dubai! The track is seriously insane. The lights, the layout, everything is crazy, not to mention there is $1,000,000 on the line! Heck, I think they are giving $100,000 for the fastest lap! The TV feed is interesting, but a little [...]

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Tiger Motor F40 FPV Series Motors

New from Tiger Motor comes the F40 2300v FPV Series Motor. These motors were designed specifically for FPV racing and are built to take a punch. They utilize a steel shaft and unique structural design to help prevent deformation and breakage upon crashing. The motors also provide excellent heat dissipation. A must for power-hungry mini quads. Here’s a few specs:KV: 2300 Configuration: 12N14P Stator Diameter: 22mm Stator [...]

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Hitec Energy Propel Systems For Multirotors

New from the good folks over at Hitec is the Energy Propel Brushless System line-up for multirotor aircraft. The Energy Propel systems come with brushless motors that have built in ESCs, saving space, weight, and install time. Some of the highlights of the Energy Propel systems include- * Efficient, high performance motors * Updateable BLHeli firmware * ONE SHOT Synchronization Protocol * 41 & [...]

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FrSky Horus X12S 2.4ghz Radio

With FrSky’s Taranis X9D being the radio of choice for most newer FPV pilots, this is an exciting product announcement from the team at FrSky. Coming soon is the Horus X12S. Pricing and availability are not yet available, but just check out the list of features on this bad boy: Industrial high resolution screen (480*272), readable outdoor All CNC gimbal with 6 [...]

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DRL Drone Racing League – Level 1 Qualifiers Video

A few weeks back, I reported on the upcoming DRL or Drone Racing League. With lots of buzz leading up to the first event, or “level”, a video of the race has finally been released showcasing the first truly big budget FPV racing event. Check it out below, and for more info on the DRL, check out the Drone Racing League home page. Stay [...]

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Avem 270 “5th Motor” FPV Racing Drone from AvemRC

The FPV racing scene is chock full of innovation. With races coming down to split second differences, everyone is looking to get that extra little advantage against their competition. Enter: The Avem270 Racing Quadcopter from Avem RC. What makes this one different? A motor mount on the rear of the frame for a fifth, horizontal motor meant specifically to increase thrust. [...]

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XHover Element ARF Race Quad With Video

New from the team at XHover comes the new Element frame in a ARF (Almost Ready to Fly) configuration. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: X-Frames. Are. Popular. And for good reason. Offering an almost perfect center of gravity, the Element boasts some very cool features. This quad is a 5″ frame (meaning it runs 5″ props) and is a light, durable [...]

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Connex HD Mini Video Downlink for FPV drones

The holy grail of flying FPV has always been zero-latency HD flight video. Well, the new Connex HD Mini Video Downlink from Amimon claims exactly that. Offering a lightweight, compact, robust wireless HD video downlink, the Connex HD is the perfect solution for aerial cinematography, building inspection, conservation, law enforcement, and the like. Priced at $1299.00, the system may be a bit spendy for [...]

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Sneak Peek: Team Black Sheep Vendetta RTF Race Quad

Sure, there are plenty of ready-to-fly quadcopters available on the market, but there are very few high-end racing drones available ready to rock right out of the box. Well, that is about to change with the recent announcement of the Vendetta from the boys over at Team Black Sheep. Very few details are available as of this post (including pricing and availability), but I wanted [...]

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