Houston, We Have a Problem

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Saturday, January 9th, 2016
Categories: EquipmentMultirotor AircraftRandom

Tough to fly here in northern Utah in the winter. It’s cold, windy, and of course there’s the snow thing.

I took my Arris X-Speed 250 racer out today and got through one battery. On the second battery I was having some FPV interference and not able to see where I was going very well. I ended up losing altitude on a turn and then the FPV went “white.” I can see why now.


Before the crash. Happy face.





Getting Better at 250mm Quadcopter Drone Speed Flying

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Monday, September 14th, 2015
Categories: Multirotor AircraftRandom

A few times a week if it isn’t too windy I take my lunch break to a local park and fly my 250mm quadcopter racing drone for three batteries worth of flying. The parks are not terribly large but they’re forcing me to learn to fly, or deal with the consequences of crashing.  Flying this type of drone is a departure for me, as my other birds are all slow-moving GPS based photo/video rigs.  They’re about stability.  This copter is about speed and agility.

This past weekend I dragged the wife and kid to a big park which has several soccer fields and two baseball fields side by side.  There are some light poles too, which provide for some good obstacles to fly around.  I found it to be an absolute blast to fly this speedy copter in a bigger open space.  It’s SO fast that it needs a lot of space and I can do some crazy turns around the poles.

Speed flying at the soccer fields...

Speed flying at the soccer fields…

Thankfully the wife was able to capture some decent pics of the quadcopter in action. Unlike my bigger GPS birds this one needs 100% attention and I can’t let go of the controls to snap a picture.

This 250 quad is the Arris X-Speed 250 which I will be posting a full review of as soon.  It is super fun to fly this compared to the big and slow moving GPS based photo ships I typically fly.  This thing needs much more space and boy is it fast.

Arris X-Speed Racing Quadcopter Drone Slow-Mo Video

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Thursday, August 27th, 2015
Categories: Build LogMultirotor AircraftRandomVideo

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