Issue#634347: Radio Control - FPV Microquad: 50g flying weight & 7 minutes flight time!

  • Hi guys!

    In this video we take our 3D printed brushed FPV quadcopter for a fun ride in the garden. With only 50g flying weight, you can literally fly this almost anywhere and get ~7 minutes (as shown in the video) of fun on a single battery charge.

    FPV Microquad: 50g flying weight & 7 minutes flight time! (7 min 17 sec)

    For more micro (& other!) fun, please subscribe to my channel:

    Many thanks and all the best,

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  • Issue#634370: Quadcopter - FPV Microquad: 50g flying weight & 7 minutes flight time!

    Hi guys! In this video we take our 3D printed brushed FPV quadcopter for a fun ride in the garden. With only 50g flying weight, you can literally fly this almost anywhere and get ~7 minutes (as shown in the video) of fun on a single battery charge. For more micro (& other!) fun, please subscribe to my channel: Many thanks and all the best, Michael

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