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Posted by scousethief | Jan 30, 2018 @ 07:42 AM | 1,262 Views

Eachine Lizard MK II Tony Stark style ( lots of metal ) review model on the way.

Specifications: User Manual download
Brand Name: Eachine
Item Name: Lizard 105S Micro FPV RACING DRONES BNF
Weight: 80g( battery not include)
Flight controller: F4 Flight controller built-in OSD with Damping box IMU
Motor: Eachine 1104 KV6000 brushless motor
ESC:BS-28A 4IN1 ESC DSHOT600 Ready
Propeller: 60mm 4-blades propeller
Camera: 130Degree 720P Camera
DVR: 1280*720 Real HD Video recorder
VTX: 5.8g 25MW/200MW Switchable 48CH Video transmitter
Battery: 14.8V 550mah 60C lipo battery
OSD: Betaflight OSD
Firmware of Flight controller :Betaflight 3.2
Rear LED Ready( LED_Strip function)
Buzzer Ready

Receiver Option:
-Compatible Frsky XM+ Receiver with Telemetry
-Compatible Flysky 10ch AFHDS2A receiver Ibus output with Telemetry
-Compatible Specktrum DSM2/DSMX Compatible receiver

Flight controller Specification:
-Mount hole: 20mm*20mm
-Processor: STM32F405RGT6
-Sensor: SPI Sensor MPU6000 with Damping box mounted
-Built-in Betaflight OSD ( Batt voltage, RSSI , Artificial HZ , Fly mode , -Flytime, Craft name etz.)
-Firmware version: Betaflight 3.2
-Target: Omnibus F4SD
-Work voltage: 2S-4S lipo battery

ESC specification:
-Mount hole: 20mm*20mm
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Posted by scousethief | Jan 03, 2018 @ 08:38 AM | 1,878 Views

*** On hold , there are some issues with the cameras 5ghz system and the GPS that need resolving***

The EX1 is the latest quadcopter released by prolific manufacturer Eachine , a clone of the JJRC X3 and sporting looks similar to those previously seen in the Hubsan brand of quads the EX1 is a budget friendly entry into the world of aerial photography, the back bone of the quad is of course its flight controller which utilizes GPS and software to provide a safety net of "return to home" features ensuring for the most part your devices safe return therefore allowing you to spend more time in flight concentrating on the more important issues , like seagull chasing..

As things progress more features are added to our devices allowing systems like "headless mode" to provide a safety net in case orientation is lost but further enhancements were rather slow in being incorporated. As technology advances and prices are lowered more manufacturers are starting to incorporate realtime feedback to their products in the form of basic battery monitoring and GPS receivers , these are combined to provide safety features such as LV-RTH ( Low Voltage Return to Home ) and position hold , in more advanced models features like Orbit and waypoints are also added.
The latest "feature" to be included to the line up is the...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Nov 13, 2017 @ 07:37 AM | 2,308 Views GearBest $139.11 Coupon Code: 11.11GB214 for $121.11 Banggood US$179.99 Coupon Code: None

Do yourself a favour and buy a reel of filament when you buy your printer. If you find any cheaper places please post below in the comments and i will add them to this post. Do not buy the sample pieces they are a rip off ! Banggood 1KG PLA filament GearBest 1KG PLA filament

I have 2 of these now , if you want my advice :

Build the full frame first ! leave the electronics until you have put the frame together. Once the frame is built , place it on a "level" flat surface and adjust the screws/guide rods until everything is square, it is much easier to do this without having wires trailing all over the place.

There are two plastic guides along the Z axis, one on each side , there is a slit running vertically on each piece which will allow you to insert a thin ruler so that you can "level" each side of the Z axis. With the ruler sitting on the motors housing and inserted into the slit , adjust the rod so that the top of the guide sits at 130mm from the bottom of the ruler...........................Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Oct 18, 2017 @ 08:10 AM | 2,520 Views

Ive been waiting for what seems like an eternity to build this, getting the frame was a bit of a circus. All bought and paid for , no freebie jeebies. All the bits are listed below and i will get footage as soon as i can , camera will eventually be swapped for a Runcam i think. The black stuff is silicon , its wet around here atm lol , motors are "dampened" using 2 layers of heatshrink. Props are Dal Cyclones , Tail light is an adjustable LED battery monitor , very light pun intended.

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Posted by scousethief | Sep 13, 2017 @ 06:37 PM | 3,287 Views
Finished a small build

Flyegg type frame 2mm base plate
Piko f4
Racerstar 32bit 8amp escs
Eachine 1104 6500 motors
An Eachine 25mw AIO cam and vtx
Kingkong 2840 triblades

2 2S average batts and 3x3S 70C ones to try

120egg (17 min 8 sec)

Posted by scousethief | Sep 11, 2017 @ 07:46 AM | 3,294 Views

The H47 is the latest "Selfie" styled folding pocket quad from manufacturers JJRC ( expect plenty of clones) this time however JJRC have decided to try and simplify the control methods down to the degree that ( within reason ) anybody should be able to control this little craft........... with ONE hand !
The "transmitter" now contains a gyro along with a single gimbal for basic directional control and a number of buttons for features, vatious controls are now mapped to the onboard gyro allowing you to make changes by simply moving your hand !

Updated version with foldable design and chic colors;
The foldable arms, which fold at directional and designated points, make it compact for storage and travel;
The modular battery ensures safety for both usage and charging;
With high - definition, anti - shake, beauty mode, the 720P HD camera can seize every great moment in your daily life;
Responsive and reliable G - sensor remote control at one hand makes operation easier;
Intuitive G - sensor control tilt the controller to a specific direction to fly the drone;
Backup blades have excellent performance in anti - deformation, anti - collision and anti - crash.

As always we start with the box...............

The Box the H47 arrived in was a simple cardboard box stamped with JJRC. Inside was a plastic, zippered protective hard case with a carbon fiber pattern.

Inside safely housed was the H47...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Aug 22, 2017 @ 03:28 PM | 4,024 Views
US$ 107.99

This 860mm Wingspan Nano Talon is a portable edition of the Talon Airframe series. It is super easy to hand-launch and fly because of the included gyro, The Nano Talon is very convenient to transport due to the main wing and tail fins being detachable The built-in servo structure makes the airfoil more aerodynamic,

As with all aircraft the real proof of the pudding is in how the craft flies and how well it handles the elements, im looking forward to flying a plane again as i do miss the longer flight times and finding some height but for now.......

Lets start with the box.....

Main wing set. The wings are a 2 piece black lower and white upper foam set, wing spars and a torque bar type servo control are pre-installed. a portion of the wing section is hollow.
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Posted by scousethief | Aug 11, 2017 @ 08:17 AM | 3,812 Views

I was looking for a small cam/dvr for my smaller quads , using something higher end will prove weighty and expensive so i thought i would test some DVR's , i will post video for you to make your own mind up, Link is above if you wish to buy it or just grab it from were you want


Brand: Quelima
Model: A3S
Type: HD Car DVR Recorder
Chipset: Generalplus1248
Image Sensor: CMOS
Features: HD,Mini
Function: Auto-Power On,Motion Detection,Time Stamp
Max External Card Supported: TF 32G (not included)
Class Rating Requirements: Class 6 or Above
Battery Type: Built-in
Battery Capacity (mAh): 200mAh Li-ion battery
Charge way: USB charge by PC
Working Time: about 60mins
Battery Charging Time: 2 - 3 hours
Working Voltage: 5V

Primary Info.
Wide Angle: 120 degree wide angle
Lens Size: 3.6mm
Aperture Range : F2.0
Decode Format: H.264
Video format: AVI
Video Resolution: 1080P (1920 x 1080),720P (1080 x 720)
Video System: NTSC
Video Frame Rate: 30fps
Video Output : AV-Out
Image Format : JPG
Image resolution: 12M (4032 x 3024)
Audio System: Monophony
White Balance Mode: Auto

Waterproof: No
Waterproof Rating : 0
Loop-cycle Recording : Yes
Motion Detection: Yes
Motion Detection Distance: 3 - 5m
Night vision : No
Night Vision Distance: 0
Time Stamp: Yes
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Posted by scousethief | Jul 29, 2017 @ 10:09 AM | 5,286 Views

Following on from the previous X16 the Bayang Toys X21 is an entry level quadcopter aimed at the budding Aerial Photographer , featuring a 1080p 5Ghz WiFi camera and sporting single GPS for position hold and Return To Home or double GPS which allows a "Follow Me" action the X21 looks like a reasonably priced entry point for those wanting to take a step into the world of AP.

The specs from BaYang Toys are as follows

FPV distance: 250-300m
Camera: 1920x1080P, 8MP
Motor Type: Brushless Motor
Control Distance: 400-450m
Transmitter Power: 6 x 1.5V AA battery(not included)
Battery: 11.1V 2200mAh Lipo battery (included)
Charging time: 210-260mins
Flying Time: 16-18mins
Controller Mode: Mode 2,can be calibrated to mode 1

The X21 received is the Single GPS model.

The packaging is pretty basic but functional , it doesnt need to be anything more than it is tbh.

Everything inside is protected by a thick polystyrene shell.

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Posted by scousethief | Jul 22, 2017 @ 12:12 PM | 6,673 Views

The MJX Bugs 2 is the next , well , i say next but the numbering sequence some manufacturers use is mind boggling , quadcopter from manufacturers MeiJiaXin Toys , the Bugs 2 is available in two models , the B2C which is a brushless quadcopter sporting a 1080p camera with onboard recorder and GPS adding position hold and return to home functions as well as altitude hold and various "failsafe" modes which will automatically initiate a Return To Home command and the B2W which adds an FPV via WiFi component which is needed for the positioning of video or photographs.
Following on from their very popular "Bugs 3" the Bug2 B2C and B2W has a redesigned hard plastic shell compared to the Bugs 3 soft flexible body and comes with LED lit short clear mounts under the motors instead of the 3's long legs. The transmitter is similar to the Bugs 3 but obviously adds the extra functionality of the GPS and onboard video recording. The Bugs 2 battery is pretty much identical to the Bugs 3 version with the addition of an end cap which locks the battery in to the Bugs 2 internal bay , however the Bugs 3 battery fits perfectly and all that is needed is something to secure the battery in place, i have already modified mine so that i can use other batteries , proprietary batteries are sometimes useful but mostly theyre just a pain.

Work...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Jul 12, 2017 @ 12:35 PM | 6,085 Views

Everything arrive nice and safe , a few dings on the box but Royal Mail do like a game of 5 aside now and again, everything inside was nicely protected by foam though.

Irangex I6X pretty much a Flysky I6 with a few changes to the menu system. ** You have to manually set the switches for arm/modes etc , the on/off menu for the switches is in the very last System menu, marked Aux Switches just in case you get lost , you may not have to do it but i did **

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Posted by scousethief | Jul 04, 2017 @ 12:00 PM | 5,613 Views
As it says, YET ANOTHER dead F4 v2 , FFS , had enough of this crap now . This one wont even connect to Betaflight and the LED is very low.

I am absolutely fuming.
Posted by scousethief | Jun 23, 2017 @ 11:11 AM | 6,640 Views
Just to let you know............. this things big ! well, bigger than i thought lol and it is RAPID ! at full throttle..

A new experience for me here, aside from chugging around the local parks with a "scale" tug and the odd WW2 inspired battleship many years ago RC Boats have been something i have looked at from afar with a slight green tint in my eyes. RC Boats or to be more specific Racing boats have generally been "top shelf" items ( ie out of my grubby hands reach ) and with them came a different set of challenges compared to the aerial RC i am so used to. Waterproofing the electronics is of course pretty paramount with this side of the hobby so a lot of care has to be taken to ensure their longevity by keeping them as dry as possible, the other minor issue is what to do in the event of the boat overturning when it is out of reach. For most this wouldnt be an issue at all, just wade into the water and turn the boat the right way over except.......... water and I are not the best of friends i can swim i just prefer not to, Jules Verne and Kirk Douglas ruined all my fun lol.
With that in mind comes the FeiLun FT011 a 65cm 4S Brushless racing boat that with a quick flick of the throttle will self right itself saving you the excruciating public shame of having to wade out into a big pond and turn your boat over by hand.

All safely packaged. The carbon fiber look is achieved by using a "hydrographic" sticker

At the rear, the prop , rudder, inlet for water cooling , trim tabs and two scalpels

Internally, the water cooled ESC .........Brushless motor......................battery and control servo, the yellow line is lubrication.

2.4Ghz Pistol type transmitter.

Additional trim and end point adjustment

Additional extras , in the box , protective nose cone , driver, wrench, lubrication , spare props and a nice simple stand to mount your very pretty boat on.

I havent seen this much spray since the 80's

It tears the lake up quite easily

Posted by scousethief | Jun 22, 2017 @ 08:44 AM | 6,041 Views
Errrrrm avoid this idiot if possible , i grabbed this for the spares box

Ebay dealer 2009shoppingmall

Nice fractured board

If you look closely you can see components are missing and the fracture through the board

Posted by scousethief | Jun 20, 2017 @ 07:47 PM | 8,418 Views

Discount/coupon code GBSpark will bring the price down to $529.99 / £421.69

DJI Spark, a mini drone which boasts all of DJI's signature technologies, allows you to seize the moment whenever you feel inspired. With various Intelligent Flight Modes, a 2-axis mechanical gimbal and a 12MP camera, your creativity is sure to meet no boundaries. With FaceAware, Spark can be launched on your palm and hover at a desirable height. You can use Gesture Mode to take selfies and control the drone when it is within 3m away. The little quadcopter is bound to spark your creativity and enable you to film like a professional.

Main Features:
● 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor, f/2.6 wide-angle lens, 2-axis mechanical gimbal for stabilized 1080P videos and 12MP stills
● Powerful propulsion enables Spark to fly at up to 50 kph in Sport Mode
● Multiple Intelligent Flight Modes available - ActiveTrack, TapFly, QuickShot etc.
● Gesture Mode is only be used to take selfies but also control the drone within 3m range
● 1480mAh 11.4V LiPo provides 16min long flight time for more footage


Max. flight time: 16 minutes ( no wind at a consistent of 12.4 mph / 12 kph )
Max. hovering time: 15 minutes ( no wind )
Operating temperature range: 32 to 104 Deg.F ( 0 to 40 Deg.C )
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Posted by scousethief | Jun 13, 2017 @ 07:43 AM | 7,643 Views
Gearbest, Orange $74.99

Banggood, Orange US$74.99
Banggood, Black US$74.99

Available from both popular vendors the Runcam Split aims to form a bridge between those who require an FPV camera and those who require a higher detailed video output and who are limited on space. The Split will perform the actions of both popular types of camera but without adding the extra weight or induced lag that occurs when trying to use an action camera as the main view camera, hopefully . The spec's listed below state 1080p@60fps for recording is an option but doesnt list the FPV resolution , trying to cram anything like 1080p across the 5.8ghz we use will result in frame skip/drop or worse lag so hopefully the Split reduces the resolution before sending the video to the transmitter.

English Manual

Description :
Brand Name : Runcam
Item Name : Split RunCam 3
FOV Angle of Field FPV FOV 130° / Recording FOV 165°
Video Resolution 1080@60fps / 1080@30fps / 720@60fps
Video Files MOV
Image Resolution 2 Megapixels
TV Output NTSC / PAL Switchable
Real-Time Audio Output Yes
Interface Micro USB / UART
Max Micro SD Card Supported 64G(need Class 6 or above, recommend Class 10/UHS-I/UHS-II)
WiFi Module Support (Removable)
Dimensions PCB 36*38mm / Lens Module 22*20mm
Power Input DC 5V
Working Current 650 mAh
Weight 21g

Features :
HD recording, same effect as Runcam 3
Supper WDR FPV image with low latancy
Recording and FPV can do at the same time
26g super light
Camera + Board split, main board and FC can be installed on frame kit, camera is same as mini Swift.
Lens is removable
WiFi module is optional, support APP setting and previewing on mobile.

Package Included :
1 x Runcam Split Camera
1 x Mounting Bracket Pack
1 x Cable Pack

Posted by scousethief | Jun 05, 2017 @ 08:11 AM | 7,612 Views

**Additional reviews below**


The DYS ELF is an 83mm brushless quadcopter that incorporates some of the best features available in the micro quadcopter market, an OSD, RSSI and selectable Video Transmitter power levels are now bringing micro quads more inline with their bigger brothers. The Elf overcomes some of the hurdles faced in other similar variants of micro quads were the prop protection/ducting was too fragile or warped too easily under stresses caused by the props, this is not the case here , the props main protection is a plastic ring secured at the same level as the main frame, this keeps the props away from damage and adds a small buffer which allows the Elf to bounce when it comes into contact with an object.
The electronics that come with the RTF package include a FrSky compatible transmitter that has the majority of options that we require and are available via a menu driven system that is displayed via a small back lit screen. The flight controller is an F3 using Betaflight V3.15 and runs a version of MWOSD which is accessible via stick commands and can be viewed on your choice of monitor or goggles, power is supplied by a 600mah 2S lipo which runs 10Amp esc's using BLheli 16.6 ( Running firmware released on: Feb 7 2017 22:30:44) and 1102/10000kv brushless motors, to complete the power chain 1.7 inch propellers of 3 or 5 blades are supplied.
The main body of the quad is a molded plastic...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Jun 03, 2017 @ 06:50 PM | 7,052 Views
Uhuh, been thinking of this for a while and we were informed last night that the unit we were interested in will be available after January