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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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drone_save

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 Quad…

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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Cubby Booth Babe

THE Cub Report, 01.05.2014, Version- 7074lly 0u7 0…

One of our friends, Tim Gluth over at RCNewb.com, posted up a question last week that got my mind to thinking. His question was quite simple, “What is the best rc story from 2014?”, but I had a hard time actually coming up with an answer. However, after some more thinking (and a few Swarovski crystal flutes filled with Dom [...]

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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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Yuneec Q500 Typhoon RTF CGO2-GB Camera

Yuneec Q500 Typhoon RTF Quadcopter/Drone with CGO2…

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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horizon fpv challenge

Video – Horizon FPV Challenge

The folks at Horizon Hobby have put out a cool video featuring the new Blade Nano QX FPV quadcopter. In the video below you’ll see “The Steve”, Horizon’s version of The Stig, going to head to head against “The Red Giant” on a very cool quadcopter course that even includes a bowling section. Yes, the video shows bowling with rc [...]

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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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Parrot Bebop Drone and SkyController Bundle

Parrot Bebop Drone and SkyController Bundle Shippi…

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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Ares Spectre X Quadcopter

Ares RC Spectre X Micro Quadcopter

For all you cross-bashers that get your kicks not only with surface products, but also in the air, Ares RC has announced a new micro sized quadcopter called the Spectre X. Like many Ares products, it comes RTF (ready to fly) with everything you need right in the box. The Spectre X also comes with a high quality 680×480 video [...]

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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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Blade 350 QX3

Blade 350 QX3 Quadcopter

The crew over at Blade have set out to make it easy for anyone to shoot spectacular aerial video with their new 350 QX3. With simple controls, GPS features, and a 3-axis stabilized camera, even new flyers can take quality footage with the 350 QX3. * 10-15 minute flight times * Improved GPS performance from mast-mounted antenna * 5.8GHz Wi-Fi link for iOS [...]

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TTRobotix HRP Distributing Thunder Tiger

HRP Distributing Teams up with Thunder Tiger to Di…

If you are a hobby shop wanting to pick up the TTRobotix line of Multi-Rotor products, it is now being distributed here in the states by HRP. The folks at HRP Distributing have a dedicated TTRobotix customer service staff on hand and will use their 3 warehouses to ship to over 1000 hobby shops nationwide. The TTRobotix line-up is headlined by [...]

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