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  1. Snarls

    I'm Going Under (water)

    Not sure where to post this. Maybe better off on the Flotetest forum, but I guess scratch building is technically correct. I was thinking about ocean kayaking the other day (as you do), and had an idea. I am a recreational fisherman, and have always wondered what I could see under the surface...
  2. clararscribner

    Do I need any special training before I can fly a Drone?

    I did not attempt to fly one yet. But, I am dying to do one! Do I need any special training before I can fly a drone? I asked LeveTop guys, they said I don't need any particular special skill, they will send a manual with their product so that I can learn easily from that guide. And, another...
  3. RC Lover

    Landing a Rocket Vertically, without Being a Billionaire

    Hi there, I've built and tested a prototype of the Rocket Drone (I'm currently patenting), equipped with a "hybrid" motor/engine. This could be an interesting way of retrieving the model rockets (water or pyro), without using the parachute. Please take a look at it and let me know your opinion...
  4. J

    Issue with New Gremlin

    So I have built up my new gremlin and it was flying fine for a couple weeks. Then I crashed really hard strait into a wall. Now the drone starts drifting really badly and I am not sure what to do. I have it soft mounted, tried recalibrating the acc. What else is there to do. It takes off fine...
  5. B

    Requesting Anything

    I am a high school student and I recently (September 2017) bought a $35 quad that can go pretty fast outside and I really enjoy flying and after that I now want to get a faster FPV quad, that I could learn to fly with. I don’t have anything yet besides the transmitter that came with that quad...
  6. C

    My first drone

    Hi, i want to build an racing drone but don't know what parts to buy.. i have selected some parts from Hobby king and was hoping someone could let me know if these will all work together and if not what will work instead. Also if there is anything else i need to get in the air...
  7. Snarls

    DJI Releases Mavic Air

    Today DJI released their newest drone, the Mavic Air. It is smaller than the Mavic Pro and larger than the Spark, but apparently folds to smaller than the Spark. I guess we now know why the Mavic Pro was not just called the Mavic. Here are a couple features: -4K 30fps video at 100 Mbps -3...
  8. F

    I want in:) drone parts, transmitter, googles Help!

    Im kinda new to the drone scene I had a couple a few years ago and had to sell everything because I lost my job and needed to pay those damn bills! Lol this year Im trying to get back into it. I just bought the Blade Inductrix FVP and I love it. money is of course tight but I did build my first...
  9. F

    Looking for parts to build a drone, transmitter, googles

    Im kinda new to the drone scene I had a couple a few years ago and had to sell everything because I lost my job and needed to pay those damn bills! Lol this year Im trying to get back into it. I just bought the Blade Inductrix FVP and I love it. money is of course tight but I did build my first...
  10. R

    I can give out a few frames!!!

    Check out the Spidey at randbranddesigns.com!! It is meant for a super light sub 240g race quad. Let me know if you are interested!
  11. Q

    The drone of a Drone

    Hey everyone, I am fairly new to drones & quad copters.. I started flying Mini 3 and 4 channel RC Heli's around my office a couple years ago. The batteries all died and they stopped working. After about a year the itch came back when I saw one of Steel's FPV Acro videos. My first venture...
  12. Stefs Engineering

    Autonomous paramotor for aerial filming

    Autonomous paramotor (Opale Hybrid 5.2) Ey guys! This is my first real post (besides the "mandatory" introduction post) and am excited to share my new project! So I bought a wing from Opale almost 3 years ago, planning to build a cool camera platform but unfortunately I did not find the time...
  13. I

    Relaxing flight for once at Sunset

    Haven't been able to fly because all my college work but finally got to go fly for fun over the break
  14. Q

    Drone Registration Labels

    As of December 12, 2017 all drones are required to be registered with the FAA. If you require registration labels to affix to your drone then please take a look at DroneRegistrationLabel website. We have been issuing FAA compliant labels since December 2015.
  15. N

    My 2017 Recap!!

    Just finished a compilation of some of the best flights from 2017, have a look and let me know what you think! Enjoy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=414iXDNlONI&t=29s
  16. J

    Help! Mavic or Spark?

    I’m planning to get myself a more portable drone for Christmas. But I’m not sure to get Mavic or Spark. The only advantage I can get from Spark is the price point. It is almost half the price of Mavic. Price point is a big advantage for me. But I just can’t make decision myself. Can anyone give...
  17. O

    Some questions about VTOL.

    Hello guys. I'm ocktiy, a RC vehicles enthusiast. I want to start building my first DIY airplane/drone/vtol. My requirements are: max wingspan 35-40 cm, total weight- about 300g, 4 engines(I want to be able to use it as a quad and as a plane). I'd like to use the N50 brushed motors. The design I...
  18. K

    Drone Found – Route 50 MD (Near Eastern DC)

    First, I know this may be the incorrect forum or place to put this, but please understand I am not a member here I am just trying to help out who ever lost this drone, please mods if necessary move this post to the correct forum location So straight to the point, I found a Drone this morning...
  19. L

    A Little Problem with my First 250 Quad Build...

    Sometime last winter I decided to attempt to build a 250 racing quad. I'm a high school student, so I don't have much time to devote to this project, which is part of the reason it has taken me so long to get to the point I'm at now. So far I've encountered some pretty frustrating difficulties...
  20. S

    Propellers spin then the drone cuts out

    Hi All, I'm a noob to quadcopters/drones and dont really know where to start when problem solving. I have a Syma X5SW-1 and have managed just one flight. The day after this success i powered it up again pushed the accelerater forward to find the propellers would spin for about a second then the...