Lipo LED Sled & Battery Protector Installation

Posted by Will Dobbins on 4/1/2017 to Technical Documentation
The Lipo Protector & LED Holder is installed below the battery between the strap and the battery.  The battery retaining loops make it easy to change batteries while keeping the protector on the lipo strap, and still expose the vast majority of your hook and loop surface for a solid connection.

Twisted Quads Team Pilot Program

Posted by Will Dobbins on 3/3/2017 to News
Twisted Quads wouldn't be what we are today without our champions in the community, from the very start we have had loyal customers who help spread our name by word of mouth. In September of 2015 we wanted to recognize that contribution and created our Team Pilot program, adding Skyler and Travis at the start and quickly expanding to include Zach. These midwest pilots proved to be an amazing addition to our team, and we wanted to find a way to give them more.

FuriousFPV Moskito Prop Guard Upgrade

Posted by Will Dobbins on 2/9/2017 to News
I break shit, it's what I do... so when I got my new FuriousFPV Moskito I was excited to fly it... and sure enough, I broke it...  So I checked my supplier, and the spare prop guards aren't available in the USA yet...  So I check Furious, only $7... awesome... cart... checkout... $15 shipping... Um... not gonna happen!

Sony CCD (HS1177) Style Cameras

Posted by Will Dobbins on 1/25/2017 to Technical Documentation
The Sony CCD (HS1177) Style Cameras are one of the best cameras for FPV on the market.  They are small, generally durable (some more than others), and widely supported.  They also as a rule come with less-than-ideal settings!  This article will show you how I run my cameras, I'm not saying this is the best color or clarity, but it's what works for me, for racing.

Lets Do This!

Posted by Will Dobbins on 1/13/2017 to Buyers Guides
So you were just out [insert venue here] and saw someone(s) racing drones... it was amazing, it looked like crazy fun, and you absolutely have to get setup to join them right now!  You could head over to my good-better-best post and spend some hard earned cash to jump right in... but despite the fact that I benefit from this arrangement, I suggest you slow down!

Fairwell Magento

Posted by Will Dobbins on 12/25/2016 to News
When we first started this journey, Twisted Quads needs were pretty simple, and we didn't know exactly where the journey would take us.  As we approach two years in business we were finding shortcomings in our e-commerce solution that we felt made it harder for our customers to find the best values, as well as problems on the back end that took up more of our time than we felt was appropriate.

Good, Better or Best?

Posted by Will Dobbins on 12/25/2016 to Buyers Guides
I'm often asked what hardware to buy for a racer, so I've put together this post and will periodically update it with our current inventory.  This is gear I've used and personally feel is worth the money, it's why it's in our store.  Yes, there are cheaper options than "good", but I don't necessarily feel they are the best inexpensive option.

CW vs CCW Brushless Motors

Posted by Will Dobbins on 12/23/2016 to Buyers Guides
I'm commonly asked why I don't carry motors that spin in both directions.  This is a common misconception with brushless motors since the standard for multirotors started out with two CW motors and two CCW motors.  The reality is that this doesn't actually apply to any difference in the motors (generally speaking), as brushless motors spin either way happily, and changing that direction is just a matter of switching any two of the three wires, or making a change in your ESC settings.

So why do they exist?  Why don't you carry them?

Because reverse threads stop props from spinning off when you throttle up and down a lot, like multirotors do.  Of course reverse threaded nuts are very hard to find and just add one more thing that you have to keep around.  We made the decision to not carry reverse threaded motors whenever possible, to keep things simple for our customers.

What about active cooling, like the Red Bottoms from EMAX?

Many motors with active cooling work in either direction.  There are some that don't, and if we carry them we'll carry both directions and note this in the product description.