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Posted by asanovrus | Jan 18, 2014 @ 09:33 AM | 3,115 Views
This camera is similar to y3000 in quality, the same width of view, similar (or the same) bitrate, I can't tell a difference.
The difference is timestamp. on y3000 you need to put TIME.TXT file in root directory of memory card and press reset button on camera. on this one it doesn't work. you have to use a windows app that cames with camera on disk. I personally don't like to be dependent on OS application, text file is much better for me.
this camera is heavier then y3000, a bit more expansive. so I would choose y3000 as flight camera although on this one you can remove cover and lens is not hanging on ribbon cable but attached to main board with glue. I like this camera to be in my pocket as a keyfob just in case, for flight I would choose y3000 (if I need not wide angle) and #16 if wide angle is needed....Continue Reading
Posted by asanovrus | Jan 15, 2014 @ 08:02 PM | 2,741 Views
UDI U818 camera is SD camera that comes with U818A quad copter. I baught it separately to use on v222. I discovered that this camera doesn't loose footage if you don't stop recording from your Tx. That was reason I haited v222/v959 camera - unreliability, you lose footage in case of crash.
video is 640x480 just the same as on v959/v222. Bitrate is a bit smaller but I don't feel any difference in day light. angle of lens is just the same and I think it's the same lens and sencor.
Posted by asanovrus | Jan 12, 2014 @ 05:24 AM | 1,877 Views
Those AA batteries suck. when I did convertion to 2s LiPo it now works forever without charging and weights almost nothing. Can't belive I didn't do this years ago

Transmitter mod to use 2s LiPo instead of 6 AA batteries on WL, FY, JXD quads/helicopters Txs (3 min 10 sec)

Posted by asanovrus | Sep 21, 2013 @ 03:50 PM | 2,113 Views
Time after time some funny stuff shows up and I think it should be collected as anecdotes. if you encounter anything funny about rc please share here.

On one thread they were discussing vibrations on toys aircrafts and one guy said that "toy vibrations" might have another meaning. Another guys said that in those "toys" they need vibrations and in ours we try to get rid of them.

here http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...+smell&page=60 on v959 thread one guy explains he smelled urine when opened the package:
- Yes, I do believe some peed on the contents before wrapping it completely water tight in yellow packaging tape.
then discussion got really funny:
- post a *.SML file, so we could download and smell it, too.
- I just... I can't do a peepeecopter...
- Maybe the workers are not allowed bathroom breaks?
- Could be rat piss. We get that problem in Asia a lot Noticed any gnawed foam or packing?


http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...958141&page=97
on v959's bigger brother v262 again some funny discussion due to another meaning:
instead of bushings a guy writes:
- Thanks to those who helped identify where the bushes are located
- Are the bushes located lower down, where the legs come together?
- Sorry, I couldn't resist, I think you were talking about copper bushings.
Posted by asanovrus | Jun 13, 2013 @ 09:53 AM | 9,226 Views
The HD (1024x720) video camera Y3000 is my new on board video recorder. It is cheaper then 808 #16 but shoots as good video and has smaller board. It is not as popular in rc world as #16 but deserves attention because has more decent outfit (not some shameful keyfob making people think off bad intentions) that makes it legal in any country (you can have 10 years of prison for possession of 808 keyfob in Ukraine) and video quality is very good in spite of cheap price.
Posted by asanovrus | May 21, 2013 @ 03:15 PM | 3,136 Views
FY 999-2 quad copter is another mini quad that has geared drive but it has 3-blades on each propeller that makes it different. IMO those blades are neither advantage or disadvantage, it's nice that they not just cloned MQX quad or clone some clone of clone of clone of MQX but came with some new features.
Here's the unboxing video:

FY-999-2 quadcopter unboxing (8 min 19 sec)