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Posted by unboxingexp | Yesterday @ 12:00 PM | 2,254 Views
Great soldering iron for hobbyists. But it does not come with a power adapter. So I made one: DC5525 -XT60.
DIY DC5525 -XT60 adapter for TS100 soldering iron (1 min 46 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Jan 20, 2021 @ 12:01 PM | 3,717 Views
Here is a video on how to make a foam wing from precut foam parts. These wings work well on lightweight RC gliders.
How to make a foam wing (3 min 27 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Jan 18, 2021 @ 01:19 PM | 5,350 Views
How to install a pull-spring setup on a DLG (2 min 16 sec)

It's challenging and fiddly but it is the best way to connect the rudder and elevator of your DLG to the servos. Here is a how-to for a pull-spring setup.
Posted by unboxingexp | Jan 16, 2021 @ 12:35 PM | 9,673 Views
How to cover a wing with packing tape (3 min 1 sec)

This is a easy and cheap way to cover your foam wing. Make sure you use simple packing tape. It's way lighter than duct tape but strong enough.
Posted by unboxingexp | Jan 14, 2021 @ 12:04 PM | 6,119 Views
Eachine TX06 - lightest AIO FPV cam (1 min 56 sec)

Perfect for light tinywhoops! Only 2g with 25mW VTX. 5 Bands, 40 channels.
Posted by unboxingexp | Jan 12, 2021 @ 12:04 PM | 3,101 Views
Eachine VR009 FPV goggles (1 min 51 sec)

Nice cheap entry level box-style FPV goggles.
- Small size and light weight;
- Low power consumption, Working current 300~330mA;
- Double antenna reception to make the signal more stable;
- RaceBand 40 channel, Auto-Searching;
- 3.0 Inch 480*320 dot high brightness LCD screen;
- Built-in super sensitiveness 5.8GHz 40ch receiver, especially with RaceBand;
- Built-in 3.7V/1200mAh high-capacity Li-ion polymer Battery;
- Universal USB charging interface;
- Real-time video return, Very low time-delay;
- Bilingual menu in support of Chinese and English;
- Support external video signal input;
- Support AV signal output (Connect external DVR);
Posted by unboxingexp | Jan 06, 2021 @ 12:01 PM | 28,527 Views
Everything went well till the first flight. Not sure what's the issue... maybe the sensor? Any ideas?
Insta360 BetaFPV SMO4k (2 min 32 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Dec 30, 2020 @ 12:59 PM | 6,522 Views
Frsky Archer RS (1 min 37 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Dec 29, 2020 @ 12:41 PM | 7,072 Views
LDARC 500mm Racing Gate (1 min 16 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Dec 28, 2020 @ 12:31 PM | 5,399 Views
Frsky Archer M (1 min 33 sec)

Well, I m not so convinced by the range of this small receiver. I definitely prefer the Archer RS. However here is some information on binding and installing.
Posted by unboxingexp | Dec 21, 2020 @ 12:00 PM | 6,870 Views
Betafpv Tinywhoop bag (1 min 17 sec)

This handy storage solution by BetaFPV takes up to 2 tiny whoops, a lot of batteries and some spares. I like it!
Posted by unboxingexp | Dec 18, 2020 @ 12:20 PM | 6,967 Views
Insta360 GO teardown, lens replacement and naked on a FPV drone (3 min 26 sec)

Insta360 does not repair broken GOs nor provide spares. So I had nothing to lose and tried to repair the lens by replacing it with a cheap FPV lens. The video is still blurry but way better than before. I also made some tests with a naked GO on a 1s toothpick. You can go down as low as 6.7 gram by powering it with the flight controller or around 13 gram de-cased but with battery.
Posted by unboxingexp | Dec 16, 2020 @ 11:58 AM | 6,721 Views
18650 1s Li-Ion on a 3inch quad (2 min 34 sec)

You can fly forever with a 3inch 1s toothpick aka babytooth on a 18650 LiIon battery. I think this will be the next step for long range drones: Ultra-silent, affordable and easy to maintain. All credit and thanks to KababFPV who is pushing our hobby forward.
Posted by unboxingexp | Dec 15, 2020 @ 12:00 PM | 5,784 Views
How to flash Eachine Pro58 RX (1 min 32 sec)

Here is how I flashed Eachine's Pro58RX with Pirx software. I'm using this diversity receiver in my FPV monitor.
Posted by unboxingexp | Dec 11, 2020 @ 12:32 PM | 10,358 Views
AOKoda CX405 4CH Micro USB Battery Charger For 1S (1 min 21 sec)

Great for all 1s lipo batteries as used in many tinywhoops.
- USB standard power supply interface, simple operation, plug and play
- Four channels independent charging output, can charge four batteries simultaneously
- Also support lithium battery LiPO and high voltage lithium battery Li-Hv
- Support user key switch LiPO (3.7/4.20V) /Li-Hv (3.8/4.35V)
- The 4 LED lights indicate the charging state of the four channels independently, the charging process is flashing, and the charging is finished.
- Intelligent instructions to set the battery type, charging process LED slow flash for LiPO, charging process LED flash for Li-Hv
- Intelligent scanning battery access, no battery access, LED indicates the type of battery settings, from right to left for LiPO, left to right for Li-Hv
Posted by unboxingexp | Dec 07, 2020 @ 12:10 PM | 4,321 Views
Eachine Pro58 RX Diversity FPV receiver (1 min 36 sec)

This is the best diversity receiver you will get for your money. For 25$ it's a steal.
I updated it with Pirx software. I think it performs better than my receiver in my Attitude V5 goggles.
Posted by unboxingexp | Dec 05, 2020 @ 12:01 PM | 5,817 Views
Eachine Pro DVR (2 min 0 sec)

Operating Voltage: DC 5V
Video Format: NTSC/PAL
Video Output Size: VGA(640*480px)D1(720*480)HD(1280*480)
Light Frequency: 50HZ/60HZ
Compress Format: MJPEG
Records Frame Rate: 30 Frames
Max Support: 32G TF Card
Size: 41mm*32.9mm*9mm
Weight: only 9.5g
Posted by unboxingexp | Nov 27, 2020 @ 12:00 PM | 6,139 Views
Platube LED whoop gates (1 min 48 sec)

Actually, these are LED dog collars :-) But I use them as cheap LED gates for some tiny whoop indoor action!
Posted by unboxingexp | Nov 24, 2020 @ 12:01 PM | 6,188 Views
Upgrading an old 3d printer (5 min 26 sec)

This Ender 2 3d printer is over 3 years old now. However, I like it due to its small size. Therefore, I decided to upgrade it with the aim to make it more silent and precise. Upgrades include:
-silicone hotend sock
-borosilicate glass bed
-new springs
-heat insulation
-stepper motor damper
-TL smoother
-Noctua silent fans
-metal extruder
-Mean Well power supply
Posted by unboxingexp | Nov 21, 2020 @ 12:00 PM | 5,685 Views
Wowstick 1f+ 64 in 1 electric screwdriver (2 min 12 sec)

This one is actually better than expected! It has enough torque for all the drone stuff I'm doing. Recommended!