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Posted by JohnVH | Sep 29, 2016 @ 02:01 PM | 4,808 Views
JJRC H36 Mini Quadcopter Review (9 min 32 sec)

Where I got it:

Flying at: 3:42

The JJRC H36 is cool little tiny whoop option! I need to solder on a camera yet, but the platform is stable, and I love that it has a flip button too! Small enough to take anywhere, it did good in the little wind I was flying in. Obviously in a house it would do better.

With the guards around the props it adds a level of safety, its much harder to damage the props when you bump into things, in fact, you can graze off things and not even stop flying, its a great feature! I had alot of fun with it!

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- Stable in slight winds
- Flip button
- Removable battery
- USB charger
- Spare props
- Fast on high rates
- Proportionate control, feels predictable
- Great flight time 6+ min

- 1 key return didnt work for me
- Lights not easiest to see in flight

Main Features:
2.4GHz control system:
Ensures the stronger anti-interference performance and powerful signal

360-degree flip:
The quadcopter will flip forward / backward / leftward / rightward according to your instructions

6 axis gyro:
Provides the best stability during indoor and outdoor flight

Colorful LED light:
The drone will shine in the darkness, shows you the right flying direction and gives you a special look

Super mini design:
Easy to carry, takes it into your pocket and enjoys flight anywhere anytime

Tumbling skill:...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Sep 26, 2016 @ 02:32 PM | 7,948 Views
Here is something different, and alot of fun!

JJRC H23 Quad Vehicle Full Review (10 min 49 sec)

Here I got it:

I have never had/flown/drove one of these before, and Ill tell you, its FUN! Your not going to be offroading it, but on a hard surface you can see how much fun I was having driving and flying it around, this is a really cool, fun, unique quad!

The battery charged up fast, and as you can see it lasted a long time! you'll notice in the video that the wheels don't turn to steer, the rear wheels spin opposite directions, it works pretty well, but its a little different feeling to drive than an rc car or truck.

In flight this quad handles really great, one key return without a gps is always hit or miss, I think that feature only works right after the initial takeoff, otherwise I think it gets confused with all the different stick inputs to come back to you.

- Stable
- Flips great
- Long run time
- USB Charger - Don't need adapters -
- Standard battery plug
- Great size
- Proportionate control, feels great in the air
- Cool futuristic looks

- One key return didn't work well for me
- Smooth surfaces only for driving

With both flying and racing capabilities, the JJRC H23 2.4G 4CH 3D flip RC quadcopter flying car is truly amazing

Fly in the sky
Switch to flight mode can fly in the sky makes turn 360 degree of the special effects in the air

Drive on the land
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Posted by JohnVH | Sep 19, 2016 @ 05:22 PM | 2,928 Views
REMO 1631 1/16 SMAX Shortcourse Truck Review (15 min 25 sec)

Where I got it:

Unboxing and Driving/Bashing!

This is a really great looking truck, it drove great, handled the terrain great, goes pretty fast, is durable, easy to drive, I do think that oil filled shocks would be better yet, but it still did great.

It has plenty of power to spin all the tires, goes through grass and rocks no problem, high speed on the road you will want to dial down the dual rates, at full speed it will get loose if you saw on the wheel too much.

Throttle and steering and very well proportionate, so it has a great feel. With the standard battery connector you could easily get more batteries for it.

- Big tires, goes over almost anything
- Long run time
- Steering dual rates on the TX
- 4WD
- Steel drivetrain parts
- Great range
- Proportionate feel on the TX
- Great looks
- Durable
- Easy to drive
- Fast
- Spare parts and tools
- Standard deans T plug

- It says they are oil filled shocks, but they are empty, and Im pretty
sure would leak if you put oil in them, there doesn't appear to be
a seal at the bottom of the shocks to keep oil in


Brand: REMO
Item Name: SMAX
Item NO.: 1631
Scale: 1/16
Color: Red, Blue
Max Speed: About 50km/h
Motor: 390 Brushed Motor
ESC/Receiver: Waterproof (Rating: IP68); 3CH; 27.2*17.6*11.4m
Servo: 5-wire Servo
Frequency: 2.4GHz
Operating Mode: AFHDS
Modulation: GFSK
Battery For Transmitter: (NOT INCLUDED)
4pcs AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED)
Battery For Car: (INCLUDED)
7.4V/1500MAH Li-ion Battery (2 cells;T-plug)

4WD front & rear differential
Alloy cap oil-filled shock absorbers
Metal dogbone drive shaft / wheel hub
Metal differential gear
Metal drive gear hub
Metal spur gear
Whole chassis use molded tub / nylon composite
Packge Size: About 350*270*210mm
Car Size: About 285*210*125mm
Front Track: About 210mm
Rear Track: About 210mm
Wheelbase: About 185mm

Package Included:
1 x RC Car
1 x Transmitter
1 x Charger
1 x 7.4V Battery
1 X Manual
1 x Small Accessories Bag
Posted by JohnVH | Sep 15, 2016 @ 11:27 AM | 3,607 Views
FX798T Transmitter Camera Combo Review (5 min 19 sec)

Where I got it

Gearbest has a sale going on right now:

These tiny cameras are amazing, compact, light, great range, you can put them on almost anything! The Tiny Whoop craze brought them into the spotlight, and they have alot of applications!

In the range test portion of this review you can see some great distance and it was still flyable via FPV. The location I had it on my quad was not the best with stuff in the way, but it still did great! I also show some indoor flying.

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- Tiny
- Great range
- Wide angle view
- Flexible CP antenna

- None for me

Item Name: FX798T Transmitter Camera Combo
Power Input: 3.7V ( 1S Lipo )
Video Format: NTSC
TX Power: 25mW
Frequency: 5.8G
Channel: 40 ( 8 contest dedicated special frequency )
Product weight: 4.5g
FPV Equipments: FPV Accessories
Dimension and Weight
Package weight: 0.062 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 3.80 x 2.00 x 1.70 cm / 1.5 x 0.79 x 0.67 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 8.00 x 6.00 x 2.00 cm / 3.15 x 2.36 x 0.79 inches
Package Contents
Package Contents: 1 x Transmitter Camera Combo, 1 x Cable, 1 x English Manual
Posted by JohnVH | Sep 12, 2016 @ 05:42 PM | 3,914 Views
iSDT SC608 150W Balance Charger Review (4 min 55 sec)

Where I got it

Talk about a handy machine! The iSDT SC608 can do it all. I like how compact it is, and how easy to read the readout is, as you see in the video the screen is above the rest.

It will charge, discharge and storage your battery, is fully adjustable, can be powered by almost anything, Ive seen others use a cigarette lighter plug adapter, I plan to use 12 volt sources as well.

Its very intuitive to operate, and very easy to use, they did a great job! This will live in my field box for something to use on the run. Love it.

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- Compact
- EASY to see screen with color!
- Flexible on input power
- Scroll and click wheel is great to use

- Comes with no adapters or wiring, a blank one for input power
would be a welcomed edition

Main Features:
2.4 inch IPS Display:
262K colors brightness monitor, up to 178 degree visible angle

Single Knob Shuttle Control:
Tired to fumble and push with finger-tips? Difficult press now is replaced with smooth and natural single shuttle control
One touch to set, makes charging with SC608 a joyful experience

Outstanding Design:
With unique design, possible to reduce the charger size as small as a cigarette pack, while improves the output capacity up to 150watt

Brand: iSDT
Item model: SC608
Item name: professional balance charger
Input voltage: DC 9 -...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Sep 08, 2016 @ 11:57 AM | 2,993 Views
XK A600 DHC-2 Beaver with Auto Stability 6G Review (9 min 10 sec)

Where I got it

The XK A600 DHC-2 Beaver is an amazing flying plane in 6G! Hands off, impressive stability, in 3G it will do loops, rolls and inverted flight, has great power. In the video you will see what comes in the box, then how its assembled, and finally how it flies.

There was a little wind in the video, but it handled it great! I would recommend holding some UP elevator on take off in 6G mode, once up a little bit, let off the elevator and it will fly perfectly level, pretty amazing how well it works!

When turning in it automatically adds rudder to coordinate the turns. Then when landing, when you chop the throttle to full idle it will add some down elevator so it doesn't stall on short final. Landings were very easy.

My biggest complaint is in 3G mode, the elevator is not linear, you start adding up elevator, and it wont do anything until finally it will go too much and its a little hard to control smoothly. In 6G its perfectly fine though.. So I only used 3G mode for aerobatics.

Other wise they did a great job with this!

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- 6G is AMAZING!
- Great looks!
- Aerobatic in 3G mode
- Great power
- Slow speed characteristics are solid
- Easy and fast to assemble
- Standards battery and connector
- Radio feels and works great
- Spare prop, comes with everything to assemble (tool)

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Posted by JohnVH | Sep 06, 2016 @ 12:31 PM | 3,183 Views
MJX X906T 5.8G FPV Quadcopter Full Review (9 min 57 sec)

Here is a fun all in one package, the MJX 906T Drone, it has an FPV screen built into the transmitter, and its on 5.8G! You can change channels, do flips and rolls, it can fly really fast if you want to, or be slow and stable with the push of a button.

A nice added touch is the included SD card and an SD card reader. Standard battery connectors, great flight time, and spare props! I like the looks of this one, cool futuristic look to it.

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- Looks, cool compact design
- Extras, props, tool, SD Card and a reader
- 5.8G FPV
- All in one, FPV screen in the TX
- Flips, rolls
- Good flight time
- FUN!

- Horizontal range is a little limited, but vertically it will go far, Im
assuming this is due to antenna placement inside the quad.
- Photo/Video quality is a little low
- Screen is a little hard to see in bright daylight

Brand Name: MJX
Item NO.: X906T
Frequency: 2.4GHz
Channel: 4-Channels
Axis: 6-Axis
Color: Black
Copter battery: 3.7v 380mAh
Flying time: About 6mins
Charging time: About 120mins
Control distance: about 50m
Transmitter battery: 3.7V 800mAh
Product size:13.7*13.7*3.5cm

- With 3D flips n roll,can make your flight more funny.
- Adopted 5.8G data transimmissiom system and built-in 2.31 inches LCD screen that allow you to...Continue Reading