Adding LED Lights to Your Multirotor

Adding LED Lights to Your Multirotor

Almost everything looks more futuristic with multicolored LEDs attached to it. This is certainly true of multirotor aircraft. But putting LEDs on your multirotor will not only make it look really cool, but also it will serve a practical purpose. When flying,...
Product Review:  Rotor Bits

Product Review: Rotor Bits

As you probably know, there are many different types of multirotor. All multirotors share a similar set of parts:  a flight controller, some motors, some props, a battery, and some ESCs. Different multirotor designs have different numbers of motors, but the general...
Assembling the Rotor Bits Servo Mount

Assembling the Rotor Bits Servo Mount

If you have read The Physics of Quadcopter Flight, you know that one of the interesting issues with multirotor design and control is a phenomenon called induced yaw. Basically, when you have a bunch of propellers spinning while the multirotor is airborne, the friction...
Multirotors and the Law (Specifically the FAA)

Multirotors and the Law (Specifically the FAA)

The past couple of years have seen a dramatic increase in the popularity of multirotor aircraft piloting as a hobby, as well as for potential commercial applications. The rapidly decreasing cost of multirotor flight systems, like the KK2.1 flight controller, coupled...
News: The Amazon Drone Store Opens Today

News: The Amazon Drone Store Opens Today

Remember a few months ago when Amazon announced it’s theoretical new delivery service that would use drones to fly packages to customers in 30 minutes or less? They called the service Amazon Prime Air. Remember how everybody thought this was a fairly interesting...
Common Flight Controller Features

Common Flight Controller Features

Flight controllers range in price from $30 to $300 or more and each of the many, many different flight controllers on the market has its own set of features. While many flight controllers, especially those on the higher end of the price range, have proprietary...