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Archive for November, 2017
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Nov 28, 2017 @ 12:40 PM | 2,952 Views
HBX 12891 1:12 Scale 4WD RC Desert Truck with LEDs (4 min 54 sec)

This is a FUN RC Truck. Oil filled shocks make a big difference.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Nov 27, 2017 @ 10:54 AM | 2,966 Views
668 R8-WH Drone with 1080p HD Camera Altitude Hold Wifi FPV - Review and Flight Test (11 min 38 sec)

Really decent camera, but it suffers from lots of Jello. Still trying to figure out a way to mitigate it. My go-to foam hasn't worked.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Nov 20, 2017 @ 10:11 AM | 2,933 Views
JJRC H345 Foldable Drone Review and Flight Test - You Get Two Quadcopters for the Price of One (18 min 4 sec)


Ok, so the first question some of you might ask is: can you fly them both at the same time? Well, technically you can since they both bind to the controller at the same time, but you won't be able to control them both adequately. These little foldable drones/quadcopters fly great and the fact that you get two for the price of one is a pretty darn good deal. These are good flippers with bright LEDs and they charge up within 30-minutes or so. They have built-in 3.7v 200mah batteries and both will get you 5-minutes each. The listing says they have altitude hold, but they definitely do not.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Nov 07, 2017 @ 09:17 AM | 5,773 Views
Contixo F18 Brushless 1080p GPS Drone Wifi FPV - FULL REVIEW (41 min 13 sec)

The review is thorough, so here is a breakdown of the video so you can go directly to the information you're looking for:
0:00 - 1:10 Intro
1:10 - 9:36 Unboxing & Overview
9:36 - 13:15 Prop Installation
13:15 - 13:52 Smartphone Mount
13:52 - 14:40 Binding Procedure
14:40 - 16:50 Controller Overview
16:50 - 20:54 Return to Home & Fail-safes
20:54 - 25:56 Compass Calibration
25:56 - 40:02 Flight Test
40:02 - 40:52 Pros & Cons

PROS:
-Compact and easy to get in the air; smooth and quiet
-Decent flight time (about 15-minutes)
-Fairly stable camera platform despite not having a gimbal or image stabilization
-Good resolution in the video and photo output
-RTH and failsafes work as they should
-About 300-meters of video feed range from the 2.4ghz wifi signal

CONS:
-Proprietary battery
-Live video feed range does not match true control range
-Prop installation is a bit cumbersome with the prop nuts and silicone washers