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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Sep 24, 2019 @ 06:10 PM | 3,449 Views
Want to know the differences between the The Cube formally known as the Pixhawk 2.1 versions ?

I have created a video showing the deferent models and what options are best for you. No matter of your a Ardupilot user with Arduplane or Ardicopter or your a PX4 user they have a Cube that will suit your needs.

Also if your looking to add ADS-B capability the new carrier board includes and Avionics ADS-B receiver onboard for use with Mission planner.

More info in our video here
The Cube Flight Controller Models Compared + Uavionix ADS-B Carrier Board Discussed (15 min 28 sec)

Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jul 31, 2019 @ 09:15 AM | 6,343 Views

DJI Digital FPV System - Complete Overview & Menu Walk Though (23 min 51 sec)

Today DJI have announced a new updated version of their Ocusync FPV product called the DJI Digital FPV System

Specifically designed for drone racing applications this new digital FPV system delivers lower latency HD video than the original Ocuync Air system in a small package making it even easier fro fit in smaller racing style drones.

Main Features
  • 28ms HD low latency video transmission up to 4km Range in FCC.
  • 720p/120fps image quality for the DJI FPV Goggles
  • Up to 8 drones can be flown simultaneously
  • 1080p/60fps video recording directly on the DJI FPV Air Unit.
  • 7ms low latency control transmission between the new DJI FPV RC and DJI FPV Air Unit.

For more info on this system or to support me and my channel you can order via the below affiliate link

Further to this I have created an Owners thread in the FPV section as well

The New DJI FPV Goggles

The all new smaller DJI FPV Goggles utilise the DJI HDL FPV Transmission system to provide pilots with HD resolution for both pilots and spectators with a minimum end-to-end latency of 28ms.

DJI donít ship the new goggles with a battery and instead it is designed to be used with normal LiPo pack with a voltage range of 7.4-17.6 V. A 4S pack is recommended for best performance and a 4S 1600mah battery will
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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jul 22, 2019 @ 05:51 PM | 6,739 Views
DJI have launched a new version of the Ronin called the Ronin-SC

The Ronin-SC is a single handed gimbal for mirrorless cameras that can support models up to 2kg and provides 3 axis stabilised footage whilst on the move.

Being smaller and lighter than the S the Ronin-SC weights just 1.1kg and is specifically designed to be used with mirrorless cameras such as the Panasonic GH5, Sony A7 and A6500 Series among others.

This new smaller Ronin-SC has many of the features that we have already seen on the original Ronin-S however DJI have added a number of new features such as ActiveTrack 3.0 and Force Mobile.

Here is my video overview and review of the Ronin-SC Pro Combo


If you would like more info or to order the SC checkout the below link

New Design

DJI have overhauled the arm design of the Ronin-SC, this means that the arms donít clash in most cases and that it now folds away a lot easier and will fit back into its case even when balanced for most cameras.

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jul 20, 2019 @ 10:07 AM | 7,185 Views
DJI OSMO ACTION Overview and Full Review

The original OSMO launched in late 2015 and was DJI’s first move into ground based cameras with it being fitted with a version of the X3. Since then DJI have diversified the line with the OSMO Zoom as well as the Mobile versions for smartphones. In November 2018 DJI released the first major over hall of the line with the OSMO Pocket, this dramatically smaller version was entirely redesigned and improved in almost every way while still keeping the benefits of a stabilised gimbal camera system. Now DJI have released a new model to the OSMO lineup called the OSMO Action.

Check out my full video overview, review and thoughts on the OSMO Action

DJI OSMO ACTION Review & Full Overview Of Features (17 min 10 sec)

Spec of the OSMO Action

The OSMO Action has a very similar spec overall to the Hero 7 Black .

1/2.3” Sensor 12MP Stills 145 degree FOV F2.8 Lens
4K 60FPS 100 Mbps H.265 Video Recording
DJI RockSteady Electronic Image Stabilisation System
HDR Video 4K 30fps
240fps 1080P/720P Slow Motion.
Fully Waterproof Without External Housing
Front Colour Screen 1.4 inches, 300 ppi
Rear Colour 2.25 inches, 640◊360, 325 ppi Touch Screen

You can get more info and order the OSMO Action here from DJI via the below link

Having a very similar form factor to a GoPro it is actually a little larger being 2mm longer and wider however what does stand out is the 1.
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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jun 16, 2019 @ 01:16 PM | 7,011 Views
I have decided to start a thread on the new The DJI ROBOMASTER S1 Educational Robot.

This will be a place where users and owners can post, share info and tips on using this new product from DJI, I will be getting one as soon as I possible can and will be keeping this thread updated with any help, support and relevant information that I can as time goes on.

As this is located on my blog I will be posting any videos I make on it from my channel and moderating this thread my self. The S1 is an educational robot, I welcome everyone to post their own user experiences, build logs, issues, problemss in this thread as you would in any other thread, however any Anti DJI post ,Politics and anything I feel is not in keeping with this being a educational tool and helpful to people will be removed.

I also ask everyone to post in a helpful, supportive and family friendly manner as this product is aimed at young people as well as adults, let’s all help each other, learn from each other and work together to get the most from the ROBOMASTER S1

If you would like to support me or my channel you can order the DJI ROBOMASTER S1 from the below affiliate link.

Introducing the ROBOMASTER S1

DJI’s first ground robot based on the ROBOMASTERS Robotics competition DJI Sponsor in China.

DJI - Meet the RoboMaster S1 (3 min 14 sec)


The RoboMaster S1 is a game-changing
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Posted by Mad_angler1 | May 15, 2019 @ 08:23 AM | 6,201 Views

In a rather leaked release that may surprise some and not so much others DJI, the worlds largest drone manufacturer have announced their latest product in the OSMO lineup, the OSMO Action.

The original OSMO launched in late 2015 and was DJI’s first move into ground based cameras with it being fitted with a version of the X3. Since then DJI have diversified the line with the OSMO Zoom as well as the Mobile versions for smartphones. In November 2018 DJI released the first major over hall of the line with the OSMO Pocket, this dramatically smaller version was entirely redesigned and improved in almost every way while still keeping the benefits of a stabilised gimbal camera system.

Today DJI have added an entirely new model to the OSMO line up. The OSMO Action is as much a side step as it is a step forward and takes them into the action camera market properly for the first time and in direct competition with GoPro, SJCam and Others.

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Apr 17, 2019 @ 05:01 PM | 32,452 Views
Over the last 2 months I have been testing and playing with the Herelink system from ProfiCNC thank to the guys over a who have been able to get me one to take a look at.

My main thread on this product Is below as well

Over the last few weeks I wanted to look a range and how this system would perform, Herelink is stated to have a range of 20km and I wanted to put this to the test, as laws prevent me from flying this in the UK I came up with a number of tests over some coast line to see what the system was capable of doing.

The plan was to set the Air unit up on a cliff mounted to a tripod and a camera, I also mounted a full cube system to it as well to be able to get full telemetry and test the FC control over the distance as well.

For the first test I found an area with a clear 10km 6m stretch up the coast line, I placed the Air end on the cliff about 25-30m above seal level and the plan was to stop a verbose points up the coast as I traveled along.

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Mar 25, 2019 @ 05:13 PM | 33,316 Views

The guys over at Polar Pro contacted me a few weeks ago about their new monitor mount for the DJI Ronin S and I wanted to share some info and my thoughts on this with you after receiving it.

This new accessory from Polar Pro allows you to fit an external monitor and accessories to your Ronin S, it’s made from light weight aluminium and one of its best features is that it has a quick release so its very easy to quickly remove and you don’t have to worry about it getting in the way in storage or if you don’t need it.

On the bracket itself you have the usual accessory thread that is attached to a large captive thumb screw for mounting to the monitor, the face is coated in rubber as well to ensure the bracket does not cause any damage to the monitor.

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Feb 28, 2019 @ 06:53 AM | 34,447 Views

This week DJI have introduces a new package option for the Ronin S called the Essentials Kit.

This reduced cost version of the Ronin S includes the basics you need to get going.
Costing $499/£459 the Essentials package includes

- Ronin-S Gimbal

- Plastic BG37 Grip

- Camera Mounting Plate

- USB-C Charging Cable

- Gimbal Hook-and-Loop Strap

- Extended Grip/Tripod

- Lens Support

- Camera Riser

- Three 1/Ē-20 Camera Screws

- Storage Case

Looking closers the main differences are that the kit comes with a plastic tripod rather than the metal one and does not included the DJI Focus Wheel, Rapid Charger or the Camera Connection Cable, this means you will need to charge it off any normal USB power source however this will take longer that using the DJI adapter. However Touch Bar MacBook Pro users can use their charger to get faster results.
This is actually a very well priced kit and actually much of what is not included you may not need anyway, for Sony users especially as the main kit still does not include the Multi USB Cable.

Overall if your looking at the Ronin S this is probably the best way to get the device then pick and choose what extras you need separately like the correct connection cable for your camera ect.

You can order the Ronin S Essentials Kit from

Please note the above is an affiliate link, using these cost nothing more to your seofnhowever I may receive a small commission, if you would like to support me using these is a great way to do that. Thanks.
Posted by Mad_angler1 | Feb 10, 2019 @ 05:08 PM | 49,275 Views
The DJI OSMO Pocket

Overview - Review - Unboxing - Setup

This week I have been finally able to get my hands on the latest OSMO from DJI called the OSMO Pocket, this literally miniaturised version of the original OSMO brings all the benefits along side some new smart features and increased performance.

Here is my Video Unboxing, Setup Guide and Feature Overview

DJI OSMO Pocket Unbox - Setup Guide & Overview (19 min 40 sec)

The Unit

The OSMO Pocket is a 3 axis stabilised hand held camera, it has the same 1/2.3 Inch sensor as the original OSMO, Mavic Air and Mavic Pro.
The camera is fitted to a 3 axis miniature gimbal that fixed to the main body.

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Feb 02, 2019 @ 07:47 AM | 63,735 Views
The Yuneec H Plus

Over the last few weeks I was given the opportunity to spend some time with the Yuneec H Plus, in the two videos I go over the spec ands main features as well at the end if part 2 given you some of my thoughts on it.

There are also some pics attached of the craft its self.

Yuneec say

Meet the second generation of Typhoon H - a hexacopter even more powerful than before. Creatives will benefit from a new one-inch sensor camera capable of 4K/60fps video and 20-megapixel stills. An all-new, larger, quieter six-rotor airframe provides stability in winds in excess of 30mph. Other drones force you to choose between image quality or flight stability, but the Typhoon H Plus gives you both.

Key Features of the H Plus is:

C23 1" sensor camera that can capture up to 20 MP Photos and 4K Video @ 60 FPS
100Mbps H264 ans H265 HECV Recording
New flight controller based on PX4 with integrated backup and failsafe
Optimised design for improved airflow and cooling
Specially shielded key components for increased reliability
Equipped with flight modes including Follow Me, Point of Interest and Curve Cable Cam
ST16 Ground Station with Android Device builtin.

Included In the package In the kit UK kit is

Typhoon H Plus Craft

C23 1ď camera with Gimbal and gimbal protection

ST16S Ground Station

2 HV LiPo flight batteries (4S 5250mAh LiPo 79.8Wh)

Flight battery LiPo charger

Power cord and
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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jan 12, 2019 @ 06:54 AM | 65,048 Views

Iv just done a video on this but I wanted to share some of my thoughts about the DJI Smart Controller for the Mavic 2 Series.

DJI Smart Controller For Mavic 2 - My Thoughts & Spec Walk-thorough (8 min 53 sec)

My Thoughts

Having been rumoured since the release of the Mavic 2 this RC has always been one that has divided opinion and that stands true today more than ever.

The Smart Controller is an all in one RC and built in Crystalsky 5.5Ē smart device similar to what we have seen with the ST16 from Yuneec and the new Herelink system from Proficnc.

It takes what DJI did with the Plus remote on the Phantom 4 series and takes it to the next level, saying this is simply the Mavic RC and Crystalsky combined is not fully true and itís more like a Crystalsky 2.0 with many overall improvements to the OS and device performance.
The Screen is the same 1000 nits brightness we seen on Crystalsky but touch responsiveness is much improved I have been told, connectivity is plentiful with USB C for charging and firmware updates, HDMI output, USB A Output and a Micro SD Card slot.

A note that shows how the internals have been beefed up is the fact is will now play back 4K footage from the SD card and output this via HDMI in 4K, the original CS was limited to 1080P.

Buttons wise you have all the same ones from the original RC like Power,RTL,Pause, Shutter,Record and the 5D, on each corner there is the camera setting wheel and the gimbal control.
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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Jan 09, 2019 @ 08:06 PM | 65,393 Views

In this video I am unboxing the Herelink Digital FPV and remote system for Pixhawk and Mavlink system from ProfiCNC and Hex Aero.

Herelink HD FPV RC For Pixhawk & The Cube Unboxing & Overview (13 min 41 sec)

You can pre order this now from in the uk.

Posted by Mad_angler1 | Dec 29, 2018 @ 11:47 AM | 69,217 Views
In this video we are showing you how to connect the DJI Crystalsky to the Mavic 2 Series drone and how to make sure your on the correct versions and updates.

DJI Mavic 2 Pro & Zoom - How To Use Crystalsky Tutorial (6 min 38 sec)

To support the channel or what we do below are some links to the products seen

DJI Mavic 2 Pro or Zoom Now

DJI Crystalsky

The CS Bracket from

Above are some affiliate links to the products seen in this video and some trusted vendors. If you have found the video useful you can support me or the channel by purchasing via these links, this puts no additional cost to you and it help us to keep making videos like this one.


Posted by Mad_angler1 | Dec 06, 2018 @ 06:33 PM | 70,949 Views
Taking a look at the Freewell Gear Tablet holder for the DJI Mavic 2 and Mavic Series

DJI Mavic 2 Tablet Holder From Freewell Gear - Ideal For iPad Mini (3 min 59 sec)

To support the channel or what we do below are some links to the products seen

DJI Mavic 2 Pro or Zoom Now

DJI Crystalsky

The CS Bracket from

Above are some affiliate links to the products seen in this video and some trusted vendors. If you have found the video useful you can support me or the channel by purchasing via these links, this puts no additional cost to you and it help us to keep making videos like this one..


Posted by Mad_angler1 | Oct 31, 2018 @ 05:19 AM | 79,506 Views
Freewell Gear have released a number of additional accessories for the Mavic 2 series from DJI.

The 4K Series Long Exposure Pack For Mavic 2 Pro

Along side there normal filters Freewell have released a long exposure pack for the Mavic 2 Pro, this pack contains 4 larger stop filters for those in very blight conditions as well as those who want to achieve blur in longer exposures with out blowing out the highlights.

In The Kit

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Oct 21, 2018 @ 11:53 AM | 89,143 Views
This week the guys over at ProfiCNC who make The Cube (Pixhawk 2.1) announced a new product called HereLink.
An all new digital wireless transmissions system with built in remote controller.

Here is my unboxing and overview of this system

Herelink HD FPV RC For Pixhawk & The Cube Unboxing & Overview (13 min 41 sec)

Consisting of a RC Ground station and Air System HereLink will allow users to get long range HD video and control link up to 20km in FCC. The Ground Station is a RC that is of similar design to the ST16 from Yuneec with a dedicated 5.5” 1080P Android based tablet built in, It will ship with a custom version of the Solex App to give Video, control and telemetry all in one unit. Being Android based it also means it should also be compatible with other app like Tower too.

The Ground unit will have a number of programable buttons along side the two standard control sticks, two rocker switches, a wheel and six back lit buttons along the bottom. Tablet connectivity consists of Wifi, Bluetooth and GPS for position data and whole unit will be powered by a 4960mah rechargeable battery.

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Sep 29, 2018 @ 03:16 PM | 79,775 Views

Freewell 4K Series All Day Filter Set

For DJI Mavic 2 Pro

To coincide with the launch of the new Mavic 2 from DJI Freewell Gear have released their range of accessories and filters for this new model.

Freewell Gear make a range of accessories for drones that include ND filters, carry cases and device holders and they have kindly sent me their all day filter set for the Mavic 2 Pro to take a look at.

This new kit contains 8 filters specifically designed for the Mavic 2, Freewell state that these filters use razor sharp optical glass to ensure optimal image quality and that each filter uses 16 layer multicoated optical glass to ensure crystal clarity.

In The Box

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Sep 17, 2018 @ 12:53 PM | 79,819 Views
Last year the guys over at Evolution3d sent me over there DJI Crystalsky mount for the Mavic Pro and I have been using this exclusively since, its had a dramatic amount of use and has been my fist choice with both the Mavic Pro and Mavic Air.

They have now released a new updated design for the Mavic 2 as well as some new adapters for the Crystalsky too.

The New Bracket

Evolution3D specialise in 3D printed parts they design in house them selves and having used the last bracket for well over a year I can honestly say the print quality is 1st class, these brackets are extremely well made, every part of there kits that's not metal is printed and it's all solid and well designed, with the new bracket they have moved to a more traditional design with it fitting in the arms but it still retains one of its best features and thats the ability to fix the Crystalsky both on top of the RC or above it depending on preference, the kit consists of main frame that fits into the arms

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Posted by Mad_angler1 | Sep 15, 2018 @ 04:35 AM | 80,610 Views
Below are some link to the DJI Product Threads on RC Groups

Latest Products

The Official DJI Mavic 2 ***Owners Thread***

The Official DJI Mavic Air ***Owners Thread***

The Official DJI Spark ***Owners Thread***

The Official Inspire 2***Owner's Thread***

The Official DJI Crystalsky ***Owners Thread***

The Official DJI Goggles Racing Edition

The Official DJI Goggles ***Owners Thread***

The Official DJI Mavic Pro ***Owners Thread***

Phantom 4 Threads on RCG

The Official Phantom 4 Pro ***Owner's Thread***

The Official Phantom 4 ***Owner's Thread***

The DJI SDK Apps - P3 - P4 - Inspire - M100 - M600 - (A3) Thread

DJI Inspire 2, 1 & X5 Series

The Official Inspire 2***Owner's Thread***

The Official Inspire 1 ***Owner's Thread***

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