I've always liked the HQProp range, so when I was contacted by their team to use their props permanently, there was clearly only one answer! I have these propellers to provide the best thrust, battery life while being strong enough to not completely shatter in a crash :). They are a fantastic company to deal with and really aim to satisfy the customer, producing new design and new sizes to accommodate all that we FPV pilots demand in this ever growing hobby. It's hard to keep up with tech at the best of times, but having the propeller to use said tech is entirely where it's at.
Runcam have been innovating hugely in the FPV camera world with all sorts of awesome CCD and CMOS creations. From the Eagle (redefining CMOS as a good camera), or just the constant improvements to the Swift (CCD), these guys have been a real breath of fresh air to improving our crucial video picture and the quality of it all. Not only that, they have moved into creating their own action camera. It made sense to me to partner with them as they are providing great products with room to feedback ideas and development ideas to help the community move forwards!
I managed to use some Pulse Battery way back when at Drone Worlds in Hawaii in 2016, and ever since then I've had a soft spot for their 95C graphene range for racing, they provide awesome performance and importantly are light and can take race after race without issues. Having been fortunate enough to also use these in the DRL 2017 season as a Pilot I've liked them more and more, so when they asked me to join their pilot roster for 2017, I could not say no!! The Pulse 1550mAh 95C 4s Graphene are my personal favourite for racing, and the Pulse 1300mAh 95C 4s Graphene for my freestyle rigs.
If you've followed my blog for a while now you may know it was one of the original sources of information on the TINY WHOOP craze, as soon as Jessie had made it the popularity of it exploded but there was never any good source of information for how to build it and where to obtain the required parts from, and that's where I stepped in. The blog posts regarding it are still by far my most popular and it's awesome to be in at ground zero from such an epic little craze. I've always loved my Tiny Whoops, and when seeing Jessie's latest creation (Tiny Whoop Racer), I knew I had to upgrade again to get that insane performance (battery life and flying characteristics), and what a perfect moment to join Team Tiny Whoop.
If you're in the hobby and you haven't heard of TBS, then where on earth have you been living!? TBS have been in this hobby and industry for possibly the longest, FPVing years before we even knew what it was, so it's only fitting they've been on the forefront of many groundbreaking developments in terms of hardware, software and technology. I've been a long time supporter of Trappy, TBS, and the rest of the crew, so I'm honored to now be sponsored by them via my new team - Final Rush.
HobbyWing are long-time industry leaders in the R/C world and have been making reliable and cost-effective electronics since I started over 12 years ago. I ran their ESC on my freestyle quad for a good period of time before their new G2 hardware was released, and then decided to see what all the fuss was about. A month or two later and still with a big smile on my face I knew the gear was reliable and met my expectations, and so when contacted to be part of the team there was one obvious choice. I now run the motors, esc and flight controller exclusively and am extremely happy to put my name to it and represent a brand that listens to pilots and produces great hardware.
I'm always on the look out for new and interesting partnerships or sponsorships, reviewing new products and finding new ways to develop and improve the technology that we use for drone racing. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or any such queries.