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RISE Brushless Multirotor ESCs

The folks at RISE have announced a new line-up of Brushless ESCs for multi-rotor aircraft. Each is equipped with ONESHOT for superior communication with your flight controller and they come in 12 amp, 20 amp, and 30 amp sizes. RISE8012 12A Brushless Multirotor ESC $15 RISE8020 20A Brushless Multirotor ESC $16 RISE8030 30A Brushless Multirotor ESC $19 To get full details simply use This [...]


Kyosho Drone Racer

Teaser – Kyosho Drone Racer

Now here is some big news, Kyosho is gearing up to release a 1/18th Scale FPV Race Drone. Dubbed the Drone Racer, all the experience and craftsmanship that Kyosho has to offer should yield big rewards when aimed at putting out a full-on race quad. And while we have “heard rumors” of numerous big name surface companies working on race [...]


Hitec QuadRacer 280 FPV Unboxing

Looking for a RTR FPV Racer? This may be the one for you. We recently got our hands on the Hitec QuadRacer 280, and have been testing away for our review. Since you have a little bit before we are done, here are a few unboxing photo’s for you to check out. The Hitec QuadRacer 280 has a part number [...]


2016 Drone Nationals – Streaming Live All Weekend

Hey drone racing fans! Just a quick blurb to let you all know that the 2016 Drone Nationals is taking place and streaming live all this weekend. The top drone pilots from around the globe will be tearing up Governors Island in New York and competing for a $55,000 prize pool. All the action will be streaming live on ESPN [...]


QAV-X Charpu Edition Racing Quadcopter

Remember last year when I said x-frames will take over the drone racing and freestyle scene? Yup. Just call me Nostradamus… Nostraquadmus? Anyway, check out the new QAV-X Charpu from Lumenier! Backed by one of the (if not THE) most popular pilots in FPV, Carlos Puertolas, aka Charpu, this new frame sports classic x-geometry coupled with Lumenier’s always-high-quality carbon fiber [...]


Unboxing – Rise RXD250 Extreme Durabilty Racing Drone

Looking to get your feet wet with a 250mm-sized racing quadcopter? Check out these unboxong shots of the new Rise RXD250. The RXD250 is a great piece of kit if you’re looking for your first (or second, or third… We know how this hobby goes!) racing drone. Sporting a foam/carbon composite body, the RXD is “receiver ready” and comes with everything [...]


Drone Racing Coming to ESPN

In another move forward on the path to global domination, drone racing will soon be arriving on ESPN. Thanks to the International Drone Racing Association, we will all be watching our favorite hobby continue it’s meteoric rise and take center stage on the world wide leader in sports in the very near future. The international, multi-year deal was announced earlier [...]


4-in-1 ESC for Mini Drones from RMRC

Now here’s something from Ready Made RC that should make those mini quad builds much cleaner and much easier. Check out this 4-in-1 BLHeli-equipped 12A ESC! Sporting industry-standard dimensions that allow you to stack it right on top of your flight controller, this piece of gear is the perfect solution for the “sub-250mm sized” quad craze that’s sweeping the FPV scene at the moment. [...]


DJI Phantom 4 – PreOrders Open Now

The juggernaut that is DJI has announced that preorders for the Phantom 4 drone are available now. As the leader in the consumer drone industry, the new Phantom 4 platform touts some truly amazing features such as ActiveTrack visual tracking. Using ActiveTrack, the Phantom 4 will recognize your subject, follow them naturally, and keep them in the frame. No GPS bracelet, [...]


update – tbs vendetta rtf FPV race quad with video

Almost immediately after I posted a sneak peek of the new Team Black Sheep Vendetta FPV Race Quad, the boys over at TBS began to release some details about this amazing new piece of kit. As promised, here is the latest info: The Vendetta is available right now for pre-order over at the Team Blacksheep Vendetta Page for $499.95 Simply put, this quad is a game-changer. Sporting some [...]


The multi-million dollar drone racing league goes live.

What’s that you say? You STILL don’t believe me, your humble neighborhood drone writer, that FPV racing is taking over in 2016? Well then, I implore you to check out the upcoming DRL or Drone Racing League. While organizations like Multi GP have been taking a community-driven, “grass roots” approach to FPV racing (which is AWESOME, by the way. Multi GP is a fantastic organization and I [...]


FAA in Federal Court Over Drone Registration Rules

Coming as no surprise to anyone, the backlash associated with the recent FAA registration news has begun. In a move that seems to be the next logical progression from the model aircraft community, the FAA is being challenged in federal court with the hopes that hobbyists – including children as young as 13 – won’t have to file their names and home addresses [...]


ImpulseRC Alien – FPV Miniquad Frame

Aliens are coming! With what seems like a million frames to choose from when building an FPV racing mini-quad, it feels almost impossible to decide which one is the right choice for you. I would definitely consider the 2015-Drone-National-winning Alien from ImpulseRC as one for your short list. Available in three sizes (4″, 5″ and 6″), this frame can accommodate a huge [...]