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Posted by subpixel | Aug 01, 2014 @ 02:10 PM | 1,161 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 @ 12:22 AM | 1,374 Views
The contenders

The WLtoys V272 "gargantuan green" Weighing in at 13.36g
VS
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

And it is currently available at Tmart for a bargainaceous $16.89 with coupon code code qas3 (green and orange ones are in stock in the US warehouse)
Cheerson CX-10 Mini 29mm Diameter 4CH 2.4GHz 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter

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Posted by subpixel | May 09, 2014 @ 12:10 AM | 2,273 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 @ 01:42 PM | 1,686 Views
Purchased from tmart - current price $28.49


Pros:
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

Cons:
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

Conclusion:
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 @ 06:08 PM | 2,760 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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