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Drone Insight: How I got my Vortex

The second FPV quad that I have ever owned is the Blade Vortex 250 BNF Basic. The Blade version of this quad is no longer made but you can get the same quad without a receiver still. I have yet to review this quad for Big Squid.  I figured I should tell you why. Honestly, the reason is because I [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Lumenier RaceBlade FPV Racing Quadcopter

Don’t believe me about X-Frames and +-Frames being the future of mini-quads yet? Check out the new RaceBlade from the team at Lumenier. Born from tried-and-true QAV DNA, the RaceBlade continues Lumenier’s tradition of staying on the cutting edge of FPV quadcopter frame design. I have flown QAV 250’s, 210’s and 180’s and can tell you that the RaceBlade looks to continue the [...]


Lumenier QAV180 RTF FPV Quadcopter

New from the team at Lumenier comes the QAV180 RTF FPV Quadcopter. The QAV180 is already an extremely popular frame and has established itself as one of the strongest and most reliable rigs on the market. Bred from the DNA of the legendary QAV250, the QAV180 RTF is quite an impressive package. The Lumenier QAV180 Carbon Fiber FPV Quadcopter airframe is Lumenier’s smallest FPV [...]