Fixing Hubsan X4Hubsan X4 is an almost indestructible drone and the fate of my Hubsan X4 was really hard. Shortly after testing I flew it right into water. I quickly pulled it out and tried to dry it. Luckily after a few moments it was ready to fly again. Even props are quite durable but of course you will need to replace them here and then.

Unfortunately, when I was replacing the props I pulled the prop too hard with the wrench and totally pulled off one of the motors. This was the end for my X4.

Fixed Husban X4The other day I decided to fix it. I opened the frame and managed to solder the motor wires back. Hubsan X4 drone is really small and all hardware is located in a tiny space so when fixing it you have to be careful not to damage other parts. Shortly, the drone was ready to fly again.

Hubsan X4 also withstood a number of crashes and got a couple of “scars” but it’s still flying. This drone is almost indestructible.

Hi. Thanks for stopping at SkyRogue. I am learning to build and fly FPV racing drones. If you’re wondering what FPV racing is, it’s a cool new racing sport. Pilots use small quadcopter drones that are controlled by radio. A typical FPV racing drone has a camera that transmits video from the drone to the goggles used by a pilot. In a nutshell, FPV drone racing is a combo of high-tech and high-speed. Speeds sometimes reach 120 miles per hour and even more.

FPV drone racing is a highly competitive sport. Usually the winners are those who use custom-built drones. Building a drone is expensive and high quality drones may reach hundreds of dollars. Crashes are very common and therefore learning on expensive drones can quickly make this hobby prohibitive.

A good option for entering the sport is to use a cheap, ready-made drone. That’s why I’ve decided to start with a Hubsan X4 micro quadcopter. It looks like a toy but I’ve seen a couple videos where it reaches 25-30 miles per hour and flies at quite decent altitudes.

While my Hubsan X4 is on the way from Amazon.com I get familiar with the theory and plan for my custom-built drone. Stay tuned as some really cool stuff will be coming on SkyRogue.com.