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Posted by surferguy | Jul 18, 2016 @ 05:01 PM | 606 Views
A local pilot crashed his Flite Test foamie in a 40ft tree. So I came to help with my Vortex Pro.

I also did a quick Syma X8C giveaway to help him get started with flying quads.

Enjoy guys, Kindly,

Justin @ Drone Camps RC

Vortex Pro Rescues Airplane, and Syma X8C Giveaway (4 min 23 sec)

Posted by surferguy | Jul 12, 2016 @ 12:30 PM | 1,013 Views
New review below with some video to follow.

FLYPRO XEAGLE - Come with us to the mountains and see if the XEagle can handle more extreme terrain and elevation changes. Did it pass the test?

Honestly I was skeptical of this from the beginning. The XEagle turned out to be something I like because of the simplicity of using it.
I will be flying this one out at the beach very soon. Best thing is it is half the price of the Airdog and actually exists unlike the Lily.

Enjoy guys.
Kindly, Justin Davis


Star rating: 4 out of 5 Stars.
- 1 Star for short landing gear, and short range of wifi to smartphone.

Who it's for: Someone who doesn't want to struggle with a complicated controller. Very easy to fly with the watch.

Drone Camps Overview: PROS vs CONS:


- 4K Video and 12mp Photos, nice quality!
- Versatile camera. Take it off and use it in GoPro housing.
- 50w Charger charges in under 1 hour. *update.
- Very easy out of the box to understand and fly.
- Includes everything you need to fly
- Orbit Mode, 360 Fly they call it.
- Auto-take off and Auto-Land. Easy to use.
- Circle dial controls the radius position of the drone to you.
- Easy altitude up and down wheel on top right of the watch.
- Nice magnetic watch charger. AC or USB power options.
- GLONASS Satellite - Dual GPS onboard. Very reliable connection.
- 3S 5200mah Battery. 22min flights.
- Push button Return to home, landing button.
- Smart...Continue Reading
Posted by surferguy | Jul 08, 2016 @ 02:42 PM | 1,038 Views
X252 is a 3D trainer or can be a subtle beginner quad.

Drone Camps RC - Review and 3D flying test of the XK X252 Shuttle.

The X252 is a 7 Channel, Brushless quadcopter capable of FPV and 3D inverted aerobatics. See the video for a switch explanation of how to fly it in IDLE / 3D Mode. This quad is ahead of the curve.

More 3D quads are coming out in the coming year. Racer quads are also starting to embrace 3D flying. Start practicing now guys...

Drone Camps Star Rating: 4.0 out of 5.
- 1 for plastic frame and proprietary battery.

Got this one from gear best.

Drone Camps PROS vs CONS:

X252 PROS:

- Multiple flight modes
- 6G Mode : Fly in stabilized 6 axis gyro mode
- 3D Mode - Fly in 3D mode with 3 axis gyro
- IDLE ON/OFF Switch ( Do not flip into this when in 6G mode
- 1304 Brushless motors
- Bi-directional motors stop and reverse direction in 3D mode
- FUTUBA Compatible with S-FHSS Protocol
- Comes with very nice 2.4Ghz Radio
- 5.8Ghz 4" Fpv Realtime video monitor
- 720p HD Video/Fpv, 140 degree camera
- Radio has adjustable throttle curves
- 2S 950mah battery ( 6-8min flight times )
- 198 grams weight
- Comes with 3D props
- Parts are cheap
- Black or white frames available
- Flys great in inverted 3D mode. Very nimble.
- Able to do a variety of advanced 3D moves.
- Beginner friendly
- 3D Mode in IDLE ON is Great fun for advanced flying
- Durable blades
- No landing gear is good. Less weight. Not needed.

-...Continue Reading
Posted by surferguy | Jul 05, 2016 @ 02:09 PM | 10,591 Views
Check out the new SYMA X8HG with it's new 1080p Camera. The best option about this drone is it is compatible with GoPro Hero 3 Cams, and it has a new isolated gimbal mount. Much less jello in this video than previous hard mounted Syma cams. It has all the features you would expect: Headless Mode, Auto-Level, 3D flips, Beginner and Expert flight modes.

REVIEW and Flight Test for you guys. Some details and my opinion on what
is good and bad about the Soma X8HG.

I got this one from GearBest .

Drone Camps Rating: 4.5 Stars
-5 Star for brushed motors. Still great quad for the price!

Drone Camps PROS vs CONS:

- Affordable GoPro ready drone for $100
- Great looking new red shell!
- Cheap parts if you lose a motor or esc
- Perfect trainer drone for a beginner
- Syma is very moddable ( check the forums )
- Altitude Hold & Auto-Level
- 3D flips
- 1080p HD Camera with nice isolated camera mount.
- 8MP Photos!
- Decent video less jello in video than previous Syma models
- 8-10 Min flight time
- Headless mode ( for video pans )
- Full size transmitter
- Flies fast in Expert mode
- 2S 2000mah Battery
- Bright LEDs
- Charger included
- Good range
- Easy to fly
- Nice upgrade from previous SYMA quadcopters

- No Fpv
- Controller buttons not labeled
- Camera mount could be better. but improved from last models.
- Brushed motors kinda of weak.

Brand: Syma
Item No.: X8HG
Color: Red
Frequency: 2.4GHz
Gyro:...Continue Reading
Posted by surferguy | Jul 04, 2016 @ 01:58 PM | 12,055 Views
Everyone likes different fpv cams. This is a Runcam2 Review with a twist... I show you how the Runcam2 functions, and put in the air in a realtime shootout against the Mobius, Foxeer Legend1, and Gopro 3 Black. See which one you like best and compare the footage in this epic
Drone Camps episode high in the Oregon Gorge.

Review, overview, and realtime flight comparison vid.
All vid shot in 1080p 30fps from each camera.

Drone Camps Rating: 4.5 Stars
-.5 Stars. See Cons below.

Drone Camps PROS vs CONS:


- 1080p @ 60fps or 30fps, 720p at 120fps. Low Latency.
- Black or Orange available. I like orange. Easier to find in crash.
- WIFI for connection to your smartphone. Default password: 1234567890 which you can change via app.
- Easy setup for first time use
- WIFI on or off button
- RF shielding. Built in Anti-interference pdb. less noise in your videos.
- 850mah, 90 Min replaceable battery. Nice to have an extra battery.
- The buttons are in the back so you can strap it down without
having the buttons under the velcro. Like other cams.
- Changeable FOV settings
- Almost no fish eye. Films really nice aerials and quad footage.
- Comes with a glare lens shade
- Start recoding manually with power button.
- Works with Runcam app. iOS or Android.
- Includes a variety of accessories. Servo control wire for snapping photos included.
- Includes 2 really nice slim designed velcro straps
- Includes quick-release on-off mounting plate, and tripod...Continue Reading
Posted by surferguy | Jun 10, 2016 @ 10:06 PM | 1,790 Views
NEW JXD 510G Xpredators Review, camera gimbal mod, Fpv mod, and Flight test. I spend some time with the JXD 510G and show you what sucks about it, and what is good. This is the predecessor to the JXD 509G.

Buy one for yourself from here:


- Fpv range around 100 meters
- Altitude hold
- Decent 600mah battery
- Affordable price
- Cheap batteries and parts
- Fpv ready
- 4" monitor on 5.8Ghz
- Strong landing gear
- No FAA registration required
- Auto-land on low battery
- Comes with a 4GB micro SD card and reader
- 4" monitor. Plus the monitor has a re-chargable battery!
- Headless Mode and 1 key return.

- LOTS OF JELLO. You need to do the foam mod
I show in this video. It's not hard to do.
- Monitor is kind of small and hard to see.
- Sad that my Fatsharks couldn't hold a signal
far enough to do some fpv out of the box.

Brand: JXD
Item No.: 510G
Color: Black
Frequency: 2.4GHz
Gyro: 6 Axis Gyro
Camera Pixel: 2.0MP
Charging Time: About 60mins
Flying Time: About 8 - 10mins
Control Distance: About 100m
Copter Size: 31.6 x 31.6 x 10.6cm ( with protective frame )
Copter Battery: 3.7V 600mA Lipo Battery
Control Battery: 4 x 1.5V AA Battery ( Not Included )
Function: Up / Down, Turn Left / Right, Forward / Backward, Left / Right Sideward Flight, 360 Degree Eversion, Headless Mode, One Key to Return, Air Press Altitude Hold, WIFI FPV, with Camera

Package Content: 1 x Quadcopter, 1 x Transmitter, 1 x USB Cable, 4 x Spare Propeller, 1 x 3.7V 600mAh Lipo Battery, 2 x Screwdriver, 4 x Protective Frame, 1 x Camera, 1 x FPV Cable, 1 x Card Reader, 1 x 4G Memory Card, 1 x Antenna, 1 x FPV Display

Review by Justin Davis of Drone Camps
Music by: Panthurr

JXD 510G Xpredators - Review, Camera Mod, FPV Mod, & Flight Test (22 min 57 sec)

Posted by surferguy | Jan 06, 2016 @ 11:01 PM | 1,863 Views
For those who have Chroma drones. You might like this.

We just got this sample Chroma carbon frame to try out
from Rakon Heli. They are known for making some really nice
helicopter bling for blade and other helis. This video shows
how nice this frame is and a few tips on converting your Chroma
over to a Rakon Heli carbon frame.


Rakon Heli - Ultimate Chroma Upgrade, Build & Review (31 min 20 sec)