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What should I look for when buying FPV goggles?

There are several factors that are important for what FPV goggles are right for you: Type The first thing you’ll notice is that there are two main types of FPV goggles: slimline and box. Slimline ...
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What is the established drone racing etiquette?

I run a small MultiGP chapter, so things are slightly more relaxed in our chapter compared to some of the big chapters. But here are the official MultiGP rules for pilots: Fly only in designated ...
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Reasonably priced FPV Drone for beginner

let me clarify a few things that may help you decide on direction, if any, to take. Your question is not really something anyone can objectively answer because you need to consider what your level of ...
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In drone racing with multirotors, how does one navigate the course?

I've gone out and asked an actual racer about this one. There are usually some visual cues. The course is laid out in cones, the flags are asymmetrical so you know on which side you should pass, the ...
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Visual references when driving a Quad Copter through gates

When you're racing around a course, you're not just using visual references. You're using your knowledge of where everything is from having flown the course before many times. If you watch videos of ...
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In drone racing with multirotors, how does one navigate the course?

From what I've heard, races like those rely on briefings before the racers get time for their practice laps. This allows race organizers the freedom to mix it up every time and keep races interesting. ...
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What is the advantage of a stretched-X frame over a true-X or squished-X design for racing?

I'm not a frame designer, but one distinguishing characteristic comes to mind as to why stretched-X frames are more common. As you mention, a stretched-X frame has a longer front-to-back dimension ...
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In drone racing with multirotors, how does one navigate the course?

For our races, we always walk the track as a group before the race meeting. The track designer will talk everybody through all the obstacles during the track walk. We will also watch each others ...
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Is it a good practice to use a throttle limit of 90% for racing builds?

There are two reasons to throttle limit, one is obvious, the other is not necessarily obvious. The first reason is that both thrust and amperage draw grow rapidly at higher throttle values, and ...
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Is it a good practice to use a throttle limit of 90% for racing builds?

The reason why this is recommended for racers is likely due to the fact that during these high-throttle punches, the voltage of the battery sags from the load and so more current is pulled from the ...
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What should I look for when buying FPV goggles?

If you're over 40 or long sighted, or have an unusual prescription for vision, the single most important thing to check is whether you can actually focus on the image, as the screen is quite close to ...
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What is the advantage of a stretched-X frame over a true-X or squished-X design for racing?

There are several things going on here. They can be broken down into three components. Torque lever arm Angular Velocity and Acceleration Moment of Inertia Torque Lever Arm Essentially the distance ...
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My ESC in my stack just randomly exploded, any ideas why?

From your description I assume that the ESC in the stack blew up, not necessary the FC. This makes most sense as that is the part where the biggest currents are flowing. Check if the electrolytic ...
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Which Drones are most popular for speed, durability , long battery life?

Generally, drones that do "flips" are FPV and scratch-built. DJI and others have things that come close, but as someone who cuts/designs/builds/flies, nothing comes close to a scratch-build ...
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My ESC in my stack just randomly exploded, any ideas why?

Sadly I dont have an answer but I had just finished setting up my brand new ESC and it exploded right infront of me and thankfully nobody was hurt but that was scary. It also happened to be a Mamba ...
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Reasonably priced FPV Drone for beginner

I would recommend starting with a so called tiny whoop like a TinyHawk. There are also some beginner kits availible, for example the BETAFPV starter kit or the TinyHawk starter kit. If you rather want ...
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