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Posted by aben71 | May 31, 2016 @ 07:27 AM | 3,981 Views
With the ever growing number of GPS enabled quadcopters,there are just so many to choose from,I have my eye on this one in particular the Hubsan H501S From what I have seen it looks to be getting good feedback and it's reasoably priced for a GPS camera quadcopter as well.
Gearbest is running a sale on it here :
here is a video of theirs for a peek at at
Hubsan H501S X4 Brushless Drone - Gearbest.com (1 min 37 sec)

Posted by aben71 | May 29, 2016 @ 06:39 PM | 3,058 Views
I am a big fan of this quadcopter,it has been more reliable than my other two brushless quadcopters.My Walkera Runner was nice ,till a crash then I learned what a brittle quad it was,then the Roa Parkour 280,I bought this thinking it would be a improvement on my Walkera,boy was I wrong,maybe between the two I can make a hybrid?
I am getting off track,my point is some of these quadcopters really should not hit the market.JJRC X1 does a good job fr it's price
JJRC X1 It's Hot Out Here But The Park Is All Mine (7 min 30 sec)

Posted by aben71 | May 29, 2016 @ 11:20 AM | 2,831 Views
New day,fresh coffee ,going to see if I can get this thing to stay connected trough the whole setup process.I had really hoped to be out flying this thing by now,here goes...
Posted by aben71 | May 27, 2016 @ 04:17 PM | 3,272 Views
Love it when I come home to find my latest goodie here!I picked up the Parkour a couple weeks ago on Banggood for a pretty nice price,got the bnf,I have heard the tx with the rtf version is not so great but it was only $10 more soif I have to swap it out I am not out too much and I am sure I can find something to do with the stock tx/rx Setup Time

Edit :After unboxing and charging I went for my first flight,none of the lights are functioning,the fpv camera appears to be transmitting black and white video,it was flyable,I hoped once I plugged into Libre pilot I could configure things and get the lights to work and tune the thing,wrong,having issues with it connecting to Libre pilot to set it up,connection dumps half way through setup and now it will not even bind to the tx Had enough missing with this thing for today,so far this was not a good deal,just a waste of money
Posted by aben71 | May 26, 2016 @ 08:18 PM | 3,183 Views
Here is a mini review I did of the new Cheerson CX10D
I have had a few nano quadcopters and some have been good and some not so good,the Cheerson Cx10's have been on the good side of this and now the CX10D is a great nano,this is a nice little flyer,the altitude hold works well and makes this a fun and easy little flyer
Cheerson CX10D Review And Test Flight (7 min 18 sec)

You can get one here http://www.banggood.com/Cheerson-CX-...ntent=xinweiwu

Video Part 2,Inside flight
Cheerson CX10D Altitude Hold Nano Quadcopter Review Part 2 (6 min 8 sec)
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Posted by aben71 | May 26, 2016 @ 05:19 AM | 3,558 Views
I have been making improvements on my RunCam/Boscam 5.8ghz setup,shed some weight with the reduction of an extra battery for the 5.8ghz transmitter.Using a wire adapter to run off the balance charge plug from the quadcopters battery.This was the first test,the kiddos on the goggles said it looked cool haha,next flight will be me behind the goggles
JJRC X1 FPV Setup Getting Tuned In (4 min 7 sec)

Posted by aben71 | May 25, 2016 @ 07:09 AM | 3,465 Views
Had A Nice Evening to go out for a walk and bring along my X6 and get a little flying time in,video got clipped short by accident but I wanted to share what I had

X6 Tarantula Aerial Tour Around Town (7 min 28 sec)

Posted by aben71 | May 23, 2016 @ 03:59 PM | 3,023 Views
Tried out my fpv setup on my JJRC X1 this past weekend,little quadcopter has plenty of power to lift the added weight my RunCam and the 5.8ghz transmitter.Worked out nicely,the only issue i had was when the unexpected gust of wind gust gives you a sence of fpv tubalance,that was interesting
Posted by aben71 | May 19, 2016 @ 05:21 AM | 4,704 Views
I was out trying out a fpv system I put together on my K70 yesterday afternoon,my setup needs some tuning still but I got a bit of nice scenery I wanted to share, getting very green around here
KAIDENG K70 Sky Warrior Checking Out The Greenery (4 min 11 sec)

Posted by aben71 | May 18, 2016 @ 04:32 PM | 2,912 Views
Zoom Zoom
Posted by aben71 | May 16, 2016 @ 05:10 AM | 3,067 Views
Out for a rip around with my WlToys A979 4X4 R/C Truck ,I tried out my RunCam and Eachine VR 007 fpv setup on it for even more fun !
WlToys A979 4X4 R/C Truck Demo Run And Fpv Run (4 min 44 sec)

Posted by aben71 | May 15, 2016 @ 06:43 PM | 3,806 Views
So I did a little comparison this weekendbetween the MJX X101 and the KAIDENG K70C Sky Warrior.These two quadcopters have a few similrities and I wanted to put them head to head.The X101 has been a great quadcopter,I have had it for a while now and it's been a very reliable quadcopter,it is a nice stable flyer,powerful enough to lift my action cam and faily sporty for a larger brushed motor quadcopter,still one of my favorite flyers
Ok now for the KAIDENG K70 ,I have have not had this one long enough to compare it's reliability to the X101 but so far no problems.As for performance comparison it beats the X101 out,mostly I think for the larger more powerful motors,the K70 is just about the same size as the X101 but with more powerful motors it gives this quad more punch,that and a very usable high rate(the X101 auto flips on high rate so only 2 really usable rates)
So time will tell if the K70 can beat the X101 in the long haul but for now this round goes to the KAIDENG K70C Sky Warrior
you can find the K70 here http://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopters/pp_312258.html
and the X101 here http://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopte...039.html?wid=1
Posted by aben71 | May 12, 2016 @ 05:35 AM | 2,904 Views
Anyone have any thoughts on this quadcopter the ROA Parkour 280 Racer?I found it on Banggood at a really good price (I think)and was thinking about getting one,I have not found too many reviews on it ,anyone have thoughts on it?Thanks

Edit: So I decided to go for it and ordered one,hard to beat the price and since I was looking for another racer type quadcopter but one that was not going to be beyond my budget this was hard to beat for the price.I have seen some potential issues,well one really with the throotle ,looks like it tends to surge a bit with the tx and rx that comes with it,I will see if that is the case with mine,if so I have my devo 7 ready to go just need a rx to go with it,probably a rx601.Soon to see
Posted by aben71 | May 11, 2016 @ 05:14 PM | 2,890 Views
Perfect afternoon to take the KAIDENG K70 out for a flight
Posted by aben71 | May 11, 2016 @ 05:06 PM | 3,157 Views
Trying out my FPV setup on my WlToys A979 truckA979+RunCam paired up with a 5.8ghz transmitter+Eachine VR007 goggles - fun ride
Posted by aben71 | May 07, 2016 @ 02:51 PM | 4,055 Views
I went to the local high school field to get some flying in with my X1,what a fun quadcopter this is,its fast and can really whip around on high rads but also a good camera quadcopter if you want to take it easy and enjoy the scenery
JJRC X1 Saturday Morning At The Track (10 min 4 sec)

Posted by aben71 | May 05, 2016 @ 04:32 PM | 3,500 Views
I must say I am impressed with this little r/c truck,the WlToys A979 is a pretty low price r/c truck so I was't sure how good it was going to be but I am happy to say it is great ,sure there are better ones out there but for the price this is a good deal.It is fast and handles well and just plain fun to drive.Also happy with how quick it showed up,I ordered it and it only took two days to arrive,thanks Gearbest for the fast delivery I got it from their NYC warehouse here: http://www.gearbest.com/rc-cars/pp_154965.html?wid=2
Posted by aben71 | May 05, 2016 @ 05:25 AM | 4,288 Views
Pretty sweet deal on this hexacopter the HUAJUN W609 5.8G FPV Pathfinder http://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopte...700.html?wid=8
Just picked up a couple new r/c rigs but maybe one more ....for now
Posted by aben71 | May 03, 2016 @ 05:45 PM | 3,332 Views
I just got this a couple days ago and I am pretty pleased with it.The X1 is a thrill to fly,it;'s fast and the brushless motors are really powerful,easily carried my RunCam like it wasn't even there,I am liking this quadcopter a lot.Going to have to give my fpv system a try on this
JJRC X1 Afternoon Flight Fix (5 min 15 sec)

Posted by aben71 | May 02, 2016 @ 05:17 AM | 4,225 Views
Here is a fun little r/c truck I recently picked up so my daughter could have some fun while I am out flying and stuff.The WlToys A999 1/24 truck.I have larger r/c cars but they have been a bit too fast for my kid to get used to so I got her thisone and she has a blast with it,I found it to be a fun little buggy as well!
I picked this one up herebut the silver one appears to be out of stock but they do have a cool red one available http://www.gearbest.com/rc-cars/pp_227258.html

WllToys A999R/C Buggy Run And Review (3 min 4 sec)