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Posted by DismayingObservation | Sep 22, 2016 @ 01:21 PM | 10,411 Views
...but not one too far removed from what we enjoy on this site.

Since my final RCGroups review went live, I've been busy doing some other things including some magazine work. I'm also working hard on launching some professional projects.

That said, I've had the pleasure of doing informal reviews for the good folks at Banggood.com right here on the RCG blogs. Not only do they have a lot of fun flying things, they have other electronic items of interest.

As part of the most recent review I did on their behalf, I requested a rather cool and inexpensive item which arrived yesterday under separate cover.

It's a pocket radio kit!


I really wanted to do this as a project with my grandson and so we will. I'll cover it here on the blogs as time permits. Since the instructions are in Chinese, I'd followed a link to a YouTube video on the Banggood review page. Lo and behold, a time lapse assembly sequence!

Classical Soldering - AM/FM/TV Radio Kit - #0047 (26 min 46 sec)

This is going to be fun.
Posted by DismayingObservation | Sep 09, 2016 @ 11:22 PM | 8,300 Views
That, of course, is a good thing where we hobbyists are concerned.

A couple of other posters here on the blogs have highlighted the new Eachine E010 micro quad and man, is this thing ever fun.

They were selling for all of $10.99, at least when they were in stock. Not only do they fly surprisingly well, especially indoors, but there are already threads right here on RCGroups on how to turn an E010 into a budget Tiny Whoop!

Here's one:

According to the ordering page, the price has gone up to a still amazing $15.99. My suggestion: Get one while you can. They're really that good, although outdoor conditions should be at or near dead calm. The E010 won't lose its composure in breezy conditions, but as fast as it is, it doesn't quite have the power or torque to overcome a breeze, at least in stock configuration. In calm conditions, it's as much fun to fly as anything in this ridiculously low price range has a right to be.

Here am I flying the E010 both indoors and out. The model was provided by RCGroups user "BG Well" at Banggood for review and critique.

Eachine E010 Micro Quadcopter from Banggood.com Indoor Video (2 min 7 sec)

Eachine E010 Micro Quadcopter from Banggood.com Outdoor Video (1 min 59 sec)
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