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Archive for May, 2017
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | May 31, 2017 @ 09:30 AM | 3,859 Views
Parrot Bebop 2 Skycontroller 2 - Unboxing, Initial Thoughts, and Flight Footage Mashup - Episode 1 (20 min 12 sec)

Episode 1 of my new series on the Parrot Bebop 2 with the Skycontroller 2. This is a great bird IMHO that has been overshadowed by all the big birds on the block (like DJI), but has a lot to offer in such a compact profile. It has been out a while as one of the first compact GPS camera platforms, but the pricing is budget friendly right now and...its new to me. The FPV bundle comes with the drone, FPV goggles, Skycontroller 2, a battery and extra props. Extra batteries are under $60 and with over 20-minutes of flight time, a couple of extra batteries keeps you in the air long enough to get your fix.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | May 29, 2017 @ 11:03 PM | 4,647 Views
Toolbox Tuesdays #5 - Eachine Flyingfrog Q90 with Buzzer, Better Props, PIDs and Acro Flight Footage (18 min 3 sec)

This is currently my favorite flyer and flies the best out of all of the micro FPV racers that I own. Granted, I'm just getting started with this part of the hobby, but so far this tops what I've gotten my hands on so far. Froggy rocks!
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | May 22, 2017 @ 08:43 AM | 4,167 Views
Jumper X73S Brushless Micro Review - Pass on This One - Too Many Design Flaws - MUST DO MODS (28 min 58 sec)

Once you shore up all of the weak points on this thing it's actually a really good flyer. Flips and rolls are pretty tight and it has enough power from those brushless motors to recover. The darn props won't stay on this thing though, which makes each and every flight a bit tense.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | May 15, 2017 @ 09:15 PM | 3,918 Views
JJRC H36 Review and Flight Test - The Millioneth and One Video (17 min 25 sec)

There are already a million videos out there on this or some variation of it, so this is video one million and one. This one is ready for whoop conversion or just to zip around stock. I made a strange discovery when I changed batteries. The Eachine 150mah 30c lipos give this quad a lot more zip and punch. It flies much better with those batteries over the stock ones.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | May 04, 2017 @ 09:11 AM | 4,586 Views
Syma X20 Pocket Drone Review with Altitude Hold and Auto Take-off and Auto-land - Under $30 (12 min 16 sec)

This is my review and flight test of the Syma X20 Pocket Drone which has altitude hold, auto take-off and auto land. The altitude hold makes this super easy to fly and great to fly around the house. I am using this little thing to teach my daughter to fly. It's pretty much what you would expect out of a Syma. Nothing spectacular, but just solid and reliable at what does.