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Posted by subpixel | Jan 14, 2015 @ 01:15 PM | 2,290 Views
Surprised there is not much talk on this frame. It looks pretty similar to the diatone fpv 250 but is actually fairly different up close with 1 big difference in that the arms have a dihedral angle i.e they tilt upwards towards the centre of the quad.
That should make it more stable, not sure if it gives any other benefits. The slightly larger wheelbase should be a bit better if you want to use 6" props.

Price is certainly good from banggood at $7.79 $7.40 with code bestbg or $7.01 with code ht10
KK LED 260 KK260 Multicopter Mixed Material Frame Kit

Weight - kk260 / fpv250
bare frame - 85g / 88g
landing struts 2.67g / 3.6g
top cover 5.49g / 4.5g

The KK260 feels a little bit more flexible and is a different plastic. It also does not include any motor adapter plates like the diatone does.

The KK260 kit

Assembled frame

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Posted by subpixel | Dec 16, 2014 @ 05:39 PM | 2,100 Views
A quick look at something slightly different.

A Low Temperature Stirling Engine from banggood

Saw it for $30 whilst browsing and thought it looked rather interesting and it would make a nice desktop gadget for a gift.

I was expecting it to be flat packed but it arrived in a nice strong box almost fully assembled.

The box and 2 parts you get inside

Nice mirror finish on the top plate

To Assemble you just need to clip the 2 rods from the base onto the wheel and put the wheel in place.
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Posted by subpixel | Oct 24, 2014 @ 12:47 AM | 2,093 Views
Had to have one of these as soon as I saw it as it looked to be the perfect and cheapest way to get a camera on my new gimbal.

$9.99 from hobbyking's China warehouse


The instructions are a bit basic and you will need the teardown instructions here for dismantling the mobius, I'd also download the instructions from HK's site as they are clearer than the included printed sheet.

Mobius weight before was 41g and after the conversion is 52.69g

The package
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Posted by subpixel | Aug 01, 2014 @ 03:10 PM | 2,465 Views
Got mine from tinydeal for just over $5.

The package front

The rear which shows the other models they do.
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Posted by subpixel | Jul 29, 2014 @ 01:22 AM | 3,164 Views
The contenders

The WLtoys V272 "gargantuan green" Weighing in at 13.36g
The Cheerson CX-10 "pink power" Weighing in at 11.97g

Well I was going to do a little comparison between the 2 but after flying the CX-10 there is no point continuing as it is clearly the better quad in all areas.
It's lighter, smaller, way better looking, and really surprising is how easy it is to fly with the included tiny Tx, I thought it would be poor but it's not.
Overall I'm very impressed with how nice it flies, and more so at how they can sell something this good for such a low price.
One CX-10 flight was all it took and now all my v272s are on the 'to sell' pile.

Winner by instant knockout
Cheerson CX-10

available from Tmart / banggood / Gearbest for under $20 normally

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Posted by subpixel | May 09, 2014 @ 01:10 AM | 3,505 Views

In a increasingly crowded market can this quad stand out from the rest?

see the full review to see what I thought of it > http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2162051
Posted by subpixel | Apr 15, 2014 @ 02:42 PM | 2,915 Views
Purchased from tmart - current price $28.49

Silly cheap
Normal size Tx with dedicated flip button
Very nice, tight flips
Yellow one certainly stands out nicely
Surprisingly fast
Not managed to break anything yet so definitely not fragile as it's had plenty of crashes and drops
So small you can fly it anywhere, dare I say it even when visiting the Porcelain Throne

Fitted props come off very easily though spares it comes with are much better
Yaw rate v.slow even by wltoys standards
Stock TX needs modding to be really usable (easy to do though)
Design flaw with one of the red LEDs prone to failing
Poor stock battery due to inadequate protection circuit

As an indoor flyer I'm really liking it, it's just so tiny you can fly it in even the smallest of rooms and still be able to fling it around and have some fun.
And outdoors I'm also rather impressed by it, not as good as say the v252 nor would you expect it to be but does well for its size and that small size means that even a small garden has plenty of room, it's also good fun seeing what the smallest gap you can fly it through is

Read the Full review here

Posted by subpixel | Jan 22, 2014 @ 07:08 PM | 4,639 Views
onto my V911 Flybar mod which is cheaper, better and more durable than the paddle mods / paddle flybar

For reference here is the weight of a stock flybar

and here is one of my modified ones, the wire wrapped on each end weighing 1g

Step 1. Take a stock flybar and snip the ends off of it like so, I have a distance of 4cm from the tip to the ball joint as you can see.
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