Anyone else getting excited for the longer days? I've been looking forward to spring/summer for a good 3 months now and it's slowly approaching... so why not prepare yourself for those extra hours of sunlight with some of our new FPV related items? We have many new products for you to investigate including the SPRacing F3 Mini flight controller, the new Emax Nighthawk kits and an impressive MR series of racing motors from DYS. Interested? Well please read on...
We have been working hard on our Grove range over the last few months to provide a wide choice of products and so why not take a look and decide what your next project will be? Read on for some information...
Navio2 - an autopilot for your raspberry pi
We love the pixhawk autopilot (and its derivatives), so we got excited when the Navio 2 auotpilot arrived. The Navio 2 is a Raspberry Pi hat that turns your raspberry Pi into a Pixhawk-based autopilot but with serious processing power. It runs the ardupilot, and arducopter code so you know its packed with great features and robust code. But since you have all that extra processing power you can mod your drone to include things such as streaming HD FPV video (over wifi or 4G), or install OpenCV to run some object detection tasks.
A few days ago, DJI released a new firmware version for both the Phantom 3 series and Inspire 1 series of drones. The firmware update turns them into actual autonomous drones enabling features such as waypoint flight, follow me or point of interest. Read more to find out full details of the flight modes including videos.
Our SimonK ESC's have been out of stock for about 1 month now due to some supply issues with our manufacturing partner, but fortunately they have now all been resolved and are back in stock.
We also have more stock of our 20A, and 30A quattro ESC which is great if you are looking to build a quadcopter and dont want to mess around with soldering a PDB together. Other advantages of a 4in1 esc is that it includes only 1 BEC (voltage regulator to ouput 5V to power your flight controller or RC gear), the 4in1 ESC also inlcude a large single heatsync to keep the ESC's running cooler than individual ones especialy when its buried deep inside your quadcopter. The other nifty feature of the 4in1 quattro ESC is they are compatible with the USBlink device to change settings easily via USB on your PC.
Lastly I can also suggest you add our new 8 way ESC hub to make calibrating your ESC's much easier
If you are looking for a new 250 size mini quadcopter for FPV racing then the BG250 is a great option as it arrives fully assembled, an integrated CC3D, ESC's and LED lights.
We are happy to announce that our new range of muticopter brushless motors have now been added to our shop! To start we have 3 models. The MT2216 for 450 size quadcopters, MT3510 for medium weight quadcopters, and the MT3515 for heavy lift setups (these motors can produce over 2.8Kg of thrust with 15inch props!
Our 20A and 30A ESC use the BL heli firmware which is specially designed for use with multicopters. These ESC give you fast, and precise throttle response. This ESC comes pre-soldered with a Deans style battery connector and 3.5m bullet connectors so you can simply plus this ESC in to start using it!
If you need any help programming or setting up these ESC for your multicopter, please have a look at the BLheli programming manual, but if you have any other questions please let us know!