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Posted by DutchRC | Yesterday @ 12:15 PM | 1,643 Views
Halloa people

so yes. I'm going to be doing a fresh new quad build.. In fact: I will do a Detailed How To of this build.
To kinda kick things of a bit I'll start by reviewing the frame I will use in that build series. And I used a Premium frame this time

Link to the frame: Catalist Machineworks BongGOD 5" Freestyle frame

And here are my findings on the frame + some additional info on it:

the BangGOD Freestyle frame by Catalyst Machineworks! - FRAME REVIEW (20 min 38 sec)

type: Freestyle
wheelbase: 234 mm
base thickness: 5mm arms
material(s): carbon fiber + metal standoffs
weight: 142 grams
chamfered edges: yes
clean: VERY
buzzer: nope
LED board: nope
battery strap: 2x
battery anti-skid pad: nope
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 23, 2020 @ 12:54 PM | 6,227 Views
Halloa RC pilots

last year ZOHD released it's Kopilot Lite stabelizer package and by no I actually have Two of them (the ZOHD Dart also came with one).. In this thread I will take you on a tour of my experiences with this setup.. It should be easy to install & use.. We will see!

Link to the set: ZOHD Kopilot Lite stabelizer + GPS

In this series I will be using a ZOHD Nano Talon Evo to test it in, but I could have used most other planes..

First my how-to-install the thing.. as detailed as possible..

ZOHD Airplace Kopilot Lite with GPS - HOW TO INSTALL - Step By Step (34 min 18 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jan 19, 2020 @ 12:05 PM | 6,666 Views
Halloa people

Rush FPV recently released a new VTX and this one is TINY So they at least chose the name correctly :P
I pre-ordered a couple late last year, so I hope they also Perform well

Link to it: Rush Tiny Tank VTX

In this video I'll show you it's performance but also how it is installed (BF VTX tables):

Rush TINY Tank - Super Small VTX! :D - TEST + HOW TO INSTALL (21 min 53 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jan 17, 2020 @ 12:43 PM | 6,990 Views
Halloa people

recovered from the onslaught of calories over the last month I hope?

The Diatone / Mamba quad stacks have amassed a Great reputation over the last years. They have proven to be both affordable and good performers.. Don't get me wrong: even the best stacks Can fail.. I have at least 10 quads with Mamba stacks, and over the last year I have had 1 4-in-1 ESC fail after a few flights..

AND.. they just released several updates / upgrades! The first one I got my hands on is the F722s flight controller + F50 Pro ESC stack

Link to it: Mamba F722S + F50 Pro stack

Lets have a look at both the stack and how it is different from the 2019 version

Diatone Mamba F722S + F50 Pro 6S STACK REVIEW (10 min 38 sec)

Specifications of the stack:
ESC size: 36.5 x 46.5 mm
FC size: 37.9 x 37.9 mm
mount: 30.5 x 30.5 mm mounting pattern
continuous A: 4 x 50 = 200A
BEC: 5V 2A & 9V 2A
peak A: 4 x 55 220A (10 seconds)
Voltage: max 6S ( 7.4V - 25V)
protocol: Dshot300 - 1200
ESC processor: 32 bit
stock BF version: 3.5.5
OSD: yes
flash: yes, 16 MB
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 12, 2020 @ 12:05 PM | 3,492 Views
Halloa people

it's a fresh new year, so time to get our (or rather MY) hands dirty & do a first build of the season
I actually got a AIO 20A flight controller / 4-in-1 sent to me by BetaFPV, so I plannend a build around that

Time for an intro video for this project!

Ultra Light Dead Cat - P1 Project Intro :) (13 min 24 sec)

Parts used for this build:

The frame: The iFlight Cinepick 3" frame

Flight controller / ESC: The BetaFPV AIO 20A FC

Motors: Karearea 1107 motors

Propellors: Gemfan 3016 3-blade props

FPV camera: Runcam Racer nano 2 camera

VTX: Runcam TX100 nano VTX

Receiver: Crossover XR602T-F2 FrSky D16 compatible receiver
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 08, 2020 @ 12:03 PM | 2,722 Views

so you are looking for a quad to shoot smooth video's with and is also fun to fly?
That was basically what I ordered the CineQueen for

Link to it: GepRC CineQueen 4K with Runcam Hybrid 4K

I will be doing a few video's with it but here is my initial review of it

GepRC CineQueen 4K + Runcam Hybrid 4K! :) A Cinematic FPV Cruiser - SHOW & TELL (36 min 27 sec)

type: Cinematic FPV cruiser
wheelbase: 145 mm
base thickness: 3 mm
material(s): carbon fiber + alluminium
dry weight: 156 grams
flight controller: Stable F4 v2
firmware version: 3.5.7
ESC's: Stable 30A Dshot 600 (not 32bit)
motors: 1206 3600 kv
propellors: Emax Avan 3 x 2.4 x 3
FPV camera: Runcam Hybrid 4K
VTX: 25-500 mW
Lipo: 650-850mah 4S (not included)
OSD: yes - Betaflight
smart Audio: yes, IRC Tramp
buzzer: yes
LED's: yes, programmable
spare props: yes, 1 set
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 03, 2020 @ 01:11 PM | 5,040 Views
Halloa RC people

best wishes for 2020 ofcourse to start things off! And to get the 2020 blog started a short video about a new flight controller
SpeedyBee is basically Runcam as you know.. And this FC is a bit different then most because it has a build in PDB.. Not usefull for fast & furious FPV quads I tihnk, but it does have it's uses

Link to it: SpeedyBee F7 AIO Flight controller with Bluetooth

and let's see what it's features are

SpeedyBee F4 & F7 + PDB + BlueTooth + Barometer - REVIEW (9 min 1 sec)

size: 36 x 39 x 7 mm
mount: 30.5 x 30.5 mm
IMU: single ICM20689
UARTS: U1, U2, U3 & U4
OSD: yes
blackbox: 32MB build in memory
barometer: yes
USB port: micro
Buzzer port: yes
LED port: yes
RSSI port: yes
Bluetooth: yes
3.3V BEC: nope
5V BEC: yes
9V BEC: yes
10V BEC: nope
Posted by DutchRC | Dec 27, 2019 @ 12:05 PM | 587 Views
Halloa people

if you have been having an eye on that new PL18 radio from Flysky you problable noticed there are some things to be desired in the receiver-availability for it..
Which is why I did me a DIY project to see if I could make the SMALL iBus / sBus FTr16S receiver work for (smmaller) airplanes..

Here are my findings / what I did....

Yes! A small DIY 4 channel receiver for the FlySky PL18 Paladin radio :P (14 min 17 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Dec 08, 2019 @ 12:11 PM | 3,374 Views
Halloa people

obviously OpenTX radio's are very popular because of their "flexibility".. you can make them do all kinds of things I recently heard someone say he had a hard time Feeling the center-position of a slider.. Depends on the radio ofcourse BUT.. You can add audible feedback

How?? In this short how-to I will show you...

OpenTX How-To - Center Alert Sound for sholder-slider / rotary knobs (12 min 57 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Dec 07, 2019 @ 12:14 PM | 4,941 Views
Halloa peoples

soo maybe you've been wanting to Try the FPV thing, but you're not sure what a good starter package would be..
In this video I'll tell you what IS a nice set, and what isn't.....

THE FPV Starter Kit ? Getting Started in FPV (10 min 1 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Dec 01, 2019 @ 12:05 PM | 2,221 Views
Halloa people

Sooo.. what can I say.. Below is a short video about my giveaway..
Really excellent tools by ToolKLitRC for grabs!! I wouldn't mind wining one myself

check it out.. it's only a few minutes...

ToolkitRC GIVEAWAY! :) Charger + Power-Meter + Servo-Tester! :O (3 min 43 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Nov 24, 2019 @ 12:02 PM | 7,404 Views
Halloa people

one of the essential tools for our hobby is a Servo Tester. This one from ToolKitRC is far more then just a simple servo tester.. Also has a high gatget factor by the way

Link to this servo tester: ToolKitRC ST8 advanced Servo Tester

And here is my show & tell of it

ToolKitRC - ST8 Advanced Servo tester - Show & Tell! (and GiveAway Announcement :)) (16 min 56 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Nov 17, 2019 @ 12:19 PM | 3,349 Views
Halloa peoples

today I have a LONG term update / review on my experience with the Jumper T16 radio for you.. So this is about the normal non-pro version of the radio that I've used for several months now..
I'm allso going to Upgrade the radio in this video AND I'll give it away

Jumper T16 Multi Protocol Radio - UPDATE + UPGRADE + GIVEAWAY (23 min 9 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Nov 15, 2019 @ 12:06 PM | 4,719 Views
Halloa people

one of the essential tools for our hobby is a power / watt meter. At some point you will want to know what the Amp draw of your RC actually is.. Can you prop / gear up or not?

Link to this watt meter: ToolKitRC WM150 advanced Power analyser

And here is my show & tell of it

ToolKitRC - WM150 Advanced 150A Watt Meter - Show & Tell! (and GiveAway Announcement :)) (12 min 19 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Nov 11, 2019 @ 12:04 PM | 1,591 Views
Halloa people

sooo Diatone recently released a new variation of their micro GTR line and this time we got an actual DeadCat frame
It allso looks cool (IMHO) so I had to have one
Offcourse it is a Deadcat quad to keep them pesky propellors out of view

Link to the quad: GTR249T HD at Diatone's shop

Link to the quad: GTR249T HD at Banggood.com

spare props:

And.. here is a first look at the quad With a LOS testflight

Diatone GTR249T HD - CineRacer? :) - Show & Tell (24 min 16 sec)

type: Cinematic racer
wheelbase: 115 mm
base thickness: 3 mm
material(s): Carbon fiber + allu + platic canopy
dry weight: 86 g
flight controller: Mamba F405 mk2
firmware version: Betaflight 4.0.6
ESC's: Mamba F25 mk2 25A Dshot600
motors: Mamba 1105 5500kv
propellors: 2.3 mm Avan (frame supports 2.5mm props)
FPV camera: Caddx Turtle V2 HD recorder
VTX: TBS Unify 5v
Lipo: 650-750mah 3S (not included)
OSD: Yes, Betaflight
smart Audio: Yes, TBS Smart audio
buzzer: Yes
LED's: Nope
spare props: Nope
Posted by DutchRC | Oct 27, 2019 @ 12:06 PM | 2,043 Views
Halloa FPV pilots

we have ourselves yet another new Eachine quad! :O The last one I tested was a FAIL (Wizard X140hv) sooooo
how will this one work out? Completely different quad though this LAL5 with a remarkable motor-choice..

Link to the quad: Eachine LAL5 with Tarsier v2

So let's have a good hard look at it first

Eachine LAL5 Ultra Power 4K Freestyle FPV Drone - Show & Tell (18 min 49 sec)

type: Freestyle / Video FPV quad
wheelbase: 225 mm
base thickness: 5mm arms
material(s): carbon fiber + allu standoffs
dry weight: 412 grams (heavy)
flight controller: F405
firmware version: BF 4.0.3
ESC's: 50A Dshot1200 4-in-1
motors: Racerstar 2507 1850 Kv !
propellors: DAL Cyclone T5046C
FPV camera: Caddx Tarsier v2 - 4K recorder + FPV cam
VTX: Eachine TX805 - 800 mW 5.8Ghz
Lipo: 1250 - 1500mah 6S (not included)
OSD: Yes, Betaflight
smart Audio: Yes
buzzer: nope
LED's: nope
spare props: Yes, 1 set
Posted by DutchRC | Oct 24, 2019 @ 09:03 AM | 3,642 Views
Halloa people,

if you have followed this sage (which has gone on for Years) it's allmost a miracle we now have a PL18 we can actually go out and buy But maybe you have Not followed along.. In that case this is simply a step-up by Flysky into a more serious and potentially professional realm of RC...

Link to the radio: FlySky Paladin PL18 at Banggoood

Also: FlySky Paladin PL18 at HobbyKing

And because my full review is a VERY long video.. to start things off, here is a short "who is it for?" video

FlySky PL18 PALADIN - Who is it for?? (6 min 37 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Oct 18, 2019 @ 11:24 AM | 2,608 Views
Halloa guys

I got this very small lipo charger in from it's distributor.. And eventhough it IS small, it packs a punch.. 400W output and 8S capable is nothing to snarf at

Link to it: ToolkitRC M8s - very small lipo charger

At this moment it's available from for instance Banggood..

ToolkitRC M8S - All-In-One Charger & Diagnoistics Tool! REVIEW (22 min 10 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Oct 17, 2019 @ 03:04 PM | 3,030 Views
Halloa FPV pilots

so yes.. I'm not really the first to be reviewing this ER349 huh? I ordered in a sale a while back and had not come around to actually flying it yet :$
BUT.. I thought it would be nice combine my first-flight-experience with it with some insight into the RC industry...

Link to this quad: Eachine ER349se 3-inch racer

Diatone / Eachine ER349se - the best Eachine E V E R ! :D (19 min 52 sec)

Lipo used: GensAce Tattu R-line 850mah 4S

type: FPV Racing quad
wheelbase: 135 mm
base thickness: 3.5mm
material(s): carbon fiber + plastick
flight controller: Mamba F405 mini MK2
firmware version: 3.5.1
ESC's: Mamba 4x25A 4 in one, Dshot1200
motors: Mamba MB1408 4000 kv
propellors: GemFan Flash 3052 & some other alternate props
FPV camera: Runcam micro Swift 2
VTX: TBS Unify pro
Lipo: 650mah 4S (not included)
OSD: Yes, Betaflight
smart audio: yes (TBS)
buzzer: yes
spare props: yes, 1 set
Posted by DutchRC | Oct 12, 2019 @ 09:01 AM | 5,609 Views
Halloa people

Sooo.. what can I say.. Below is a short video about my giveaway..
Really quite a nice camera system! I wouldn't mind wining one myself

check it out.. it's only a few minutes...

Runcam Split 4K HYBRID! GIVEAWAY ! :D - Sponsored by Runcam ! (5 min 37 sec)