Understanding Transmitter Modes

Understanding Transmitter Modes

Mode 1 or Mode 2, that is the question that many first-time multirotor pilots face when selecting radio transmitters and it is the first question we will address in this tutorial before moving on to discussing radio transmitter channels. Transmitter Modes Radio...
Selecting Multirotor Batteries

Selecting Multirotor Batteries

Multirotor aircraft are powered by Lithium Polymer batteries. Before we get to the process of choosing a battery, let’s take a moment to talk about what a Lithium Polymer battery is and why this particular battery technology is used in multirotors. About Lithium...
Selecting ESCs for Your Multirotor

Selecting ESCs for Your Multirotor

After selecting props and motors, you are probably a bit tired of making complex and important design decisions. Well good news, choosing an ESC is easy. Before we get to the easy part though, I just want to take a moment to explain what an ESC is. What is an ESC? ESC...
Selecting Motors for Your Multirotor

Selecting Motors for Your Multirotor

Selecting the best combination of components for your quadcopter is a long and complex process; if you have spent much time reading the other guides on this site, you are probably getting sense of this fact. And as one of the most important components on your...
Selecting Props for Your Multirotor

Selecting Props for Your Multirotor

I have decided to spend the next week or so writing some posts covering basic design decisions for choosing multirotor components. Multirotors have many different parts, each of which is available in a number of different models. Choosing the correct mix of components...
First Flight with SK450 Dead Cat Quadcopter

First Flight with SK450 Dead Cat Quadcopter

After I built my quadcopter and waited months for this year’s particularly long and severe winter to end, I took my SK450 Dead Cat out in the back yard for a test flight. My first day of flying was fairly successful; I did some maneuvering, some high-altitude...