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Posted by aben71 | Jun 30, 2016 @ 07:53 AM | 3,227 Views
I have had a busy but fun filled week trying out some new gear.Pretty much love the new Walkera Rodeo 150,I got some FPV time in on it earlier this week and I gotta say it was one of more enjoyable FPV Flights to date
I also got some fpv driving in a couple nights ago with the RunCam Owl Plus mounted on myWlToys 979,I gotta say the Owl plus does really in low light conditions,that was a blast.
Lastly ,the new a Syma X8HG arrived yesterday ,so I got that put together and charged up then took it out for a maiden flight and yes it is a nice smooth flyer ,as I knew it would be,I took some pictures and video with it's included HD camera,I have not had a chance to check out the footage from that but once I do I will share my thoughts on it.
Glad to say,long weekend now approaching,I have a bunch of footage to edit and share,as well as get out and get more
Posted by aben71 | Jun 26, 2016 @ 04:10 PM | 3,264 Views
Here is my video trying out the new Walker 150 quadracer.This is a really nice 5.8 ghz fpv brushless motor quadcopter.The Rodeo 150 is a very stable little flyer also very lightweight and using brushless motors it has a lot of punch and lots of speed I will have a full detailed review that I will be sharing soon

Walkera Rodeo 150 First Flight Also Including FPV Demo (6 min 42 sec)

You can find the Rodeo 150 here :

Posted by aben71 | Jun 23, 2016 @ 10:27 AM | 4,353 Views
Here is my review of the new Hubsan H501S quadcopter.This is a impressive machine which has many features that you would find in a higher price machine.In this video I will talk about these features and include some line of sight video with both day and night footage as well as on board video demonstrating the 1080p video quality

You can find the Hubsan H501S here :


I will have more video to follow demonstrating each of the features that this quadcopter has so be sure to subscribe so you don't miss it as well as more reviews of other r/c gear to come

Hubsan 501S GPS Drone Review (20 min 28 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Jun 19, 2016 @ 11:04 AM | 2,960 Views
Here is my unboxing of the new RunCam OwlPlus.This is a 700TVL FPV Camera with a FOV 150 Wide Angle F2.0 lens IR Blocked.I will soon be installing this on my race quad and I will have testing and review soon to come

RunCam Owl Plus Fpv Camera Unboxing Courtesy of Banggood com (3 min 46 sec)

You can buy the Owl Plus here :
Posted by aben71 | Jun 15, 2016 @ 07:34 PM | 4,167 Views
Here is my maiden flight with the new Hubsan H501S X4 Brushless Drone.I couldn't wait to get out and fly this one,very nice quadcopter.There are many features on the Hubsan H501S including GPS,Altitude hold,return to home and follow me mode and I will be doing more videos on all these great features as well as a full review ,I just had to get out and fly this right away but stay tuned much more to come

Hubsan H501S X4 Brushless Drone Maiden Flight (8 min 20 sec)

You can get the Hubsan H501S here :
Posted by aben71 | Jun 14, 2016 @ 07:01 PM | 3,353 Views
Hi All,

I Just got this very nice quadcopter in today from Gearbest.com.This is a very short first impression,all I have done at the moment is unbox it ,assembled it and got the battery charging,hoping maybe to get a night flight in if the battery is ready in time.Very well built machine here,I can see why it is selling out ,lots of great features for much less than some other quadcopters.I will have much more insight and review on this fine quadcopter soon.
The Hubsan H501S is available now at Gearbest.com
you can find one here :
Also parts and batteries available here :
I highly suggest a spare battery or two,the 2700mah battery takes a while to charge so good to have extras ready to go
I will have much more insight on this cool quadcopter to come in the next coming days,It has many great features to highlight and I want to emphasize on them all
Posted by aben71 | Jun 13, 2016 @ 06:16 PM | 3,523 Views
This is my second flight on the Eachine Falcon 250,I just picked this up and have had bad weather since I got it so today the weather cleared a bit ,still have some decent wind kicking up but I had to get out and fly this bird!This is the fastest quadcopter I have for sur,Yes there are faster ones out there I am sure but right out of the box this is ready to move,a great flyer for anyone with a decent amount of experience flying r/c and want to get a ready to fly race quadcopter.I picked this on up from Banggood.com check it out here :http://us.banggood.com/Wholesale-Ware...
Eachine Falcon 250 Pure Flying Fun! (6 min 14 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Jun 12, 2016 @ 07:11 PM | 3,238 Views
I took out my new 1/18th scale YiKong RC Truggy TROO - E18XT out for a comparison run against and my 1/18th scale Wltoys A979 .
The YiKong has a 7.2V 800mAh NI-MH Battery with a RC2430 Brushless Motor and the WLToys has a 7.4V 1100mAh Battery and a
390 brushed motor.
My son and I did some speed runs with the two and found the YiKong to be very fast however the little brushless moror nearly overpowers the Yikong truggy so you can't floor the throtle or it will spin out of control
The WlToys 979 is also very fast but more manageable when you floor the throttle .If the YiKong had better traction it would surely be the faster of the two but with the two set up in their stock form the WlToys 979 won the drag races
Posted by aben71 | Jun 11, 2016 @ 10:16 AM | 3,722 Views
Trying out my light mod on a night flight with the JJRC x1,I used some vending machine toy containers and drilled a couple holes trough them,then secured the pods with a zip tie.Pretty happy with the result,also paineted the bottom of the pds with some silver to help reflect the leds .total mod cost under $2 and the kids got to keep the toys from the vending machines ,win,win

JJRC X1 Light Mod Test Flight (3 min 34 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Jun 09, 2016 @ 07:30 PM | 2,925 Views
Got home today to find that my Eachine Falcon 250 arrived YAY!Nice looking quadcopter I must say.I had some 3s batteries on hand all ready charged and ready,plugged it to make sure all was working,yep!Put on the props and out I went for my first flight.All I can say is I wish I bought this quadracer other than my previous two.My Walkera 250 was decent,just don't crash it,the Runner can't take too much abuse in my opinion.Then there was the ROA Parkour280 which I am still just trying to get it working.
The Eachine Falcon 250 is build well,fly's great right out of the box and certainly seems durable enough
I flew it twice this afternoon already,I do think I will take the angled motor mounts out for now, till I get more flights in with it and some more fpv experience,the Falcon should be more than fast enough with them out for now.
Batteries charging and hoping for some nice weather to get in a bunch of flights with it ...Continue Reading
Posted by aben71 | Jun 08, 2016 @ 05:09 AM | 3,163 Views
I had just enough time to go out and fly the K70 yesterday after work before it started to rain,it actually just started raining almost as soon as my battery wore down

KAIDENG K70C Sky Warrior Afternnoon Flight Before The Rain (7 min 29 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Jun 04, 2016 @ 09:38 PM | 4,083 Views
Cheerson CX10D Night Flight (4 min 40 sec)

I took the Cheeson CX10D out for some night flying this evening to see how it would work in the dark,did alright the little leds do a decent job of helping to keep orientation,brighter is better for sure but for a nano quad leds are limited by size,the CX10D does good though in the dark as long as you don't fly it out to far away

Pick up one of these cool little nano quads here :