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Posted by aben71 | Mar 31, 2016 @ 06:12 PM | 2,654 Views
Wow!I ordered a WL Toys V686G yesterday morning from the Gearbest NYC US warehouse and I got home today and it was already here Just standard free shipping AWESOME!!Way to go Gearbest.I haven't flown it outdoors yet but I have flown around inside and I gotta say the WL Toys V686G is very stable,the fpv screen works great and an added bonus,my fpv goggles also work great with itI can't wait to fly this outside,WL Toys did a great job with this quadcopter,I wish I had started learning fpv on this one first probably would have saved my Walkera Runner 250 a power board haha.I highly recommend this quadcopter to anyone looking into getting started in fpv flying and if you get it from Gearbest US NYC warehouse it's selling for under $60 that's pretty great for an fpv rtf quadcopter,check it out http://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopte...289.html?wid=2
I am going to have a blast flying this weekend
Posted by aben71 | Mar 30, 2016 @ 05:13 PM | 3,266 Views
Alright Gearbest!I ordered a WlToys V686G this morning and I got an email this afternoon that it has shipped already,very cooL i ordered it from the Gearbest NYC warehouse which is one state away from me so Iusually get my gear pretty fast from this warehouse,hopefully I get my V686 by the weekend ,eager to see how compatible it is with my fpv gear I have Can't beat the price,screen alone is almost worth it! http://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopte...289.html?wid=2
Posted by aben71 | Mar 30, 2016 @ 06:14 AM | 3,044 Views
I just bought a WlToys V686g so I could use it as a fpv practice quadcopter.I have a Walkera Runner 250 that is a blast to fly line of sight but I am still learning fpv flying>I have a set of Eachine Vr 007 goggles that I am hoping will get the signal from the V686G.I figured is a lot more docile than the Walkera and if I crash the V686 damages will be hopefully minimal and lest costly.The other option was to pick up the fpv setup I saw for the Tarantula X6(which I still plan on getting)but The WlToys is available for about $59 on a flash sale for the next day or so at Gearbest so I went for itAlso the V686G is probably more docile than the Tarantula and for the moment till I hone my fpv flying skills this looks like a good optionI will post more on how this is going once I get it
Here is a link to the flash sale for the WlToys V686G http://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopte...289.html?wid=2
Posted by aben71 | Mar 27, 2016 @ 07:45 AM | 2,936 Views
Trying on my new RunCam on my MJX X101.I have been using an SJ4000 camera on this quad for a while now and that did fine however the RunCam is better suited on this ,it mounts on easier and is lighter.Only thing is the microphone is more sensitive with the RunCam so it really picks up motor sound which I usually edit out the noise on videos like this with some youtube music but I left the audio as is on this one so beware and be sure to turn your volume down so it doen't blast out your ears I did notice a bit of jello in the video,I think if I losen up the strap a little the mount with the rubber parts on the X101 should take care of that
RunCam R/C Action Camera On MJX X101 Quadcopter (7 min 4 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Mar 26, 2016 @ 07:43 PM | 3,342 Views
Trying out the new Cheerson CX 10 W fpv quadcopter.Pretty interesting little quadcopter,its cool that a quadcopter this size has a fpv system.The fpv signal transmits to a cell phone via wifi and runs through a free downloadable app.The Cheerson CX 10wW is also flown by using your cell phone touch screen for the app has virtual sticks that show appear on the phone scree,it also has a gyro option that you tilt the phone to fly the quadcopter.I have to admit it is a little tricky to fly but with a little practice its doable,I believe a regular CX 10 transmitter will work with this quadcopter as well which would be nice ,especially if you can still use the video through the phone because its video signal is pretty decent for this little quad,I didn't notice much lag as I have seen with other wifi fpv systems.I will be posting a more detailed video review soon on this soon,you can try one out yourself here http://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopters/pp_299013.html
Posted by aben71 | Mar 22, 2016 @ 01:51 PM | 3,359 Views
My MJX 101 and my RunCam I just got are going to be great aerial video buddies,liking this RunCam a lot,truly made for R/CTried on my Syma X8 with good results,minus the amount of motor noise it captures,Test flight on the MJX today
Posted by aben71 | Mar 21, 2016 @ 05:00 PM | 2,885 Views
I finally purchased a RunCam version one to use with my camera carrying capable quadcopters.Works great and frees up my SJ4000 so I can capture aerial and ground video at the same time,pretty cool.The mic seems to pic up a lot more sound then the SJ4000 does so I get a lot more motor noise in video,anyone know if the mic can be disabled?For now I can edit it out with some youtube music,not my favorite thing to do as I do like to hear the machine running and stuff during flight videos,I will have to work on that.My Syma X8 git to have the honors for the first RunCam flight
Syma X8c With Runcam Video Footage (7 min 27 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Mar 21, 2016 @ 10:35 AM | 2,484 Views
Gearbest is running a second year anniversary promotion event,they have a flash sale going on a bunch of r/c
Got my eyes on the JJRC X1 Here is a link to check it out!Hope you find something you have been wanting
[http://goo.gl/V2j0C0
Great time to get some good deals on some new r/c gear or other tech
Posted by aben71 | Mar 19, 2016 @ 11:36 AM | 3,406 Views
Still having fun,as always,with my Syma X8c I won here from the RCgroups/Gearbest promotion a little while back.Really is a nice quadcopterThanks again guys,it's great when Rcgroups and sponsors team up for these fun contests
Posted by aben71 | Mar 19, 2016 @ 10:32 AM | 3,148 Views
I have my Walkera Runner all set up and repaired from a crazy fly away,crash and recovery event from earlier this week.Anyone else have any fly sways with their Walkera Runner 250's?It was completely unexpected,first problem I have had with this quadcopter and it was a doozey for sure Anyway all looks good to go now after many cautious test runs,minus props,just checking electronics setting it down and walking off checking radio contact and such.Flying today hope this was the last fly away for this one
Posted by aben71 | Mar 13, 2016 @ 06:58 PM | 3,604 Views
Posted by aben71 | Mar 13, 2016 @ 10:20 AM | 3,778 Views
My Eachine VR 007 goggles arrived this weekendI was able to easily bind them to my Walkera Runner video signal.Picture is good,I think they will be fine for now as I learn to fly fpv
Posted by aben71 | Mar 10, 2016 @ 07:29 AM | 2,827 Views
Thinking about giving one of these cheap little planes a try
http://www.gearbest.com/rc-airplanes/pp_300710.html

Fpv

Posted by aben71 | Mar 09, 2016 @ 07:27 PM | 3,015 Views
Hi all,just putting this out there but by trade I have been manufacturing optics for over 20 years,I have insight on many aspects of optical needs of our hobby and would like to correspond with manufacturers of drones to help with some insight,I want to make the best
Posted by aben71 | Mar 09, 2016 @ 05:07 PM | 3,066 Views
Decided to fly my SJ X300 this afternoon along with my MJX X101,realizing the SJ has never flown in warm weather before haha!Almost 70 out today,very nice
Posted by aben71 | Mar 07, 2016 @ 06:56 PM | 2,747 Views
Afternoon flight fix with my Tarantula X6
Tarantula X6 Afternoon Flight Fix (3 min 15 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Mar 07, 2016 @ 05:59 PM | 2,576 Views
Was having a blast with my Runner 250,till the darn tree got me
Walker Runner 250 Hits Trees (2 min 13 sec)

more props on order,multiple sets this time
Posted by aben71 | Mar 07, 2016 @ 05:54 PM | 2,554 Views
Some photos from this afternoon flying my Walkera Runner and Tarantula X6,had a great time till I came in to fast and caught some tree branches with the Runner and broke three props at least thats all that broke.X6 is unharmed,smooth uneventful flight I have some video of the fun and carnage to post shortly ...Continue Reading
Posted by aben71 | Mar 06, 2016 @ 06:14 PM | 2,552 Views
I must say I really like this quadcopter,I have had it for almost a year now.Many flights in, cold weather, hot weather,carrying an action cam most of these flights and I have had no problems with it .Runs as good as the first day i got it
MJX X101 Flight At Saxtons River Village Schoolyard (5 min 44 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Mar 06, 2016 @ 03:31 PM | 2,691 Views
Took these two out the other day at a new spot.One to race around and one for some aerial video It was a bit wind but I will be coming back here again for sure