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Posted by aben71 | Jun 28, 2017 @ 07:05 PM | 4,467 Views
Hello RCGroups Fam

I am looking for some feedback in regards to a new action/review camera,my old trusty SJ4000 has been sent to the camera graveyard,my RunCam HD is my current camera of use and it is a great camera for video recording but when I use it as a "hatcam" for review purposes I find the audio is not so good.Thinking I might pick up a Mobius here https://www.banggood.com/Mobius-New-..._warehouse=USA ,from what I have seen it is a good review on the go type camera as that is most of what I plan on doing with this.Also think this one looks interesting FOXEER Box 4K https://www.banggood.com/FOXEER-Box-...l?rmmds=search ,Foxeer is over twice the price as teh Mobious but claims to be 4K .Some more to research,what do you all prefer?I appreciate any advise,Thanks

Oh wait another interesting option,not a hat cam usable but something I could mount on a tripod hmmm https://www.banggood.com/Ultra-2_7K-...l?rmmds=search

Opps one more thought and this may be the one the Foxeer Legend 2 http://www.gearbest.com/fpv-system/p...?lkid=10914398
Posted by aben71 | Jun 24, 2017 @ 02:57 PM | 6,161 Views
Found this really cool looking r/c rockcrawler by WL Toys at Gearbest ,the WLtoys 10428 . This looks like a nicely detailed and reasonably priced r/c truck

Specifications:
- Brand: WLtoys
- Model NO.: 10428 - B
- Channels: 2CH
- Speed: 30km/h
- Motor: 540 brushed motor
- Radio control: 2.4G transmitter
- Wheelbase: 286mm
- Battery for car: 7.4V 2200mAh li-po battery
- Battery for transmitter: 6 x 1.5V AA battery ( not included )

Find it here http://www.gearbest.com/rc-cars/pp_6...?lkid=10895888
Posted by aben71 | Jun 19, 2017 @ 04:43 PM | 5,661 Views
Here is a little sneak peek at the new micro brushless fpv DYS ELF race Quadcopter that I recently received to review from Gearbest This here is a ready to fly quadcopter which comes with quadcopter ,Frysky transmitter,battery and charger.Stay tuned as I will have a complete review of the DYS ELF coming very soon


Quick Sneak Peek At The DYS ELF Micro Brushless FPV Race Quadcopter (3 min 4 sec)


Specifications:
Weight: 88g
Wheelbase: 83mm
Brushless motor: BE1102 10000KV
Brushless ESC: 4-in-1 BLHeli - S F10A
Flight controller: F3
Battery: 7.4V 600mAh 2S LiPo
Flight time: about 6 minutes
Camera: 800TVL HD
Field of view: 170 degree
TV system: NTSC / PAL ( auto )
Video transmitter: 5.8G 40CH 25mW / 200mW
Antenna: 3dBi
Propeller: 1735 5-blade

Pick up a DYS ELF Here http://www.gearbest.com/brushless-fp...?lkid=10861001


Night Flight Video Added Check It Out !!:

DYS ELF Micro Brushless Quadcopter Evening Flight (9 min 35 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by aben71 | Jun 17, 2017 @ 10:38 AM | 5,042 Views
Hi all,just a peek at a few reviews coming up ,some really cool stuff here I have the Cheerson CX95S micro fpv quadcopter ,the amazing DYS Elf brushless micro fpv racer and a very nice RunCam Swift Mini fpv setup I put together.Stay tuned ,fun stuff coming soon

Cheerson 95S,DYS ELF And RunCam Swift Mini Channel Updates (5 min 8 sec)


pick up the DYS Elf here http://www.gearbest.com/brushless-fpv...

Cheerson CX95S available here http://www.lightake.com/p/Cheerson-Ti...
and here https://www.banggood.com/Cheerson-TIN...

RunCam Swift Mini here https://www.banggood.com/Runcam-Swift...
Posted by aben71 | Jun 14, 2017 @ 08:52 AM | 5,162 Views
Hi all,

Thought I would share the word of the latest deals going on at Gearbest,they are currently running a summer scorcher sale with lots of tech goodies,gadgets and of course r/c gear.

Have a look here and see what you can find for your next must have goodies

http://www.gearbest.com/m-promotion-active-322.html
Posted by aben71 | Jun 10, 2017 @ 05:10 PM | 6,879 Views
Well I did it,I had been holding off on getting another brushed motor fpv quadcopter as I have a few and was planning on getting a 90mm ish brushless quadcopter next but...saw some reviews on this one and looked pretty good and before I knew it I hit that buy button .So I bought the Cheerson CX 95s why?I have a few "tiny whoop" quads but the CX95 is a little bigger but still with the ducted design which I like for indoor flying,have not busted a prop yet So the CX95S is also sporting a F3 flight controller with Betaflight and a dsm receiver, I bought a bnf version as I have a Devo 7E with deviation software so no toy grade tx Got it bound up after a little bit of messing around and a minor tweak or two in betaflight but good to go now.It does need to be bound to the tx every time I power up but only takes a few second,quad powers in bind mode,just need to cycle through the menu on my tx to get to bind, a little hassle but no biggy.Another plus the motors are plug and play so that cool.
Flew around indoors a bit and it is nice and should be good outside as well I feel,not quite my mini brushless quad yet but I will enjoy the CX95S.
I will be adding more to this post once I get some flights in and a video or two as well

Posted by aben71 | Jun 06, 2017 @ 06:00 PM | 5,509 Views
I have here a outdoor test flight and review of a fun little quadcopter by Eachine.This is the Eachine E70,an affordable little quadcopter that is priced nice for a beginner to get into quadcopter flying and an equally enjoyable flyer for anyone with a bit more experience.The E70is a excellent indoor flyer but also does well outdoors ,it does have limited rangehowever so I feel it is best suited for indoors.The E70 has three flight speeds starting with a very mellow first rate,then a sportier second rate with increased pitch,yaw and rool,then finally a third rate with even more aggresive pitch,roll,and a very fast yaw which is entertaining to watch,especially in dark setting as the E70 has a combination of colored leds,an alternating red and green in the front,with solid blue in the back as well as as blue "eye" leds.Pretty fun little flyer

Pros:

Good stable flyer,excellent to learn on

Gets a little sporty in rate 2,fun times

3.7v 250mah batery very easy to find extra batteries and very affordable

Very nice leds all around make it very visible and great to fly in low light conditions

Cons:

Limited range

Yaw speed in rate 3 is fun while in hover to watch but not god for generall flight,a super fat yaw like this would be ok on a "rate 4 show off" mode or something

Often needs gyro calibration in most crashes even minor


You can pick up the Eachine E70 here
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-E70...m_campaign=E70

Also during this review I experiment with a very cheap action cam ,most of the video is recorded with this off brand SJCAM copy.I had hoped for better results with the camera ,it sold for $18 and claimed to be 1080p,I got what I paid for with this camera ,yeah it works but not the best quality.Anyhow that is part of the hobby ,to experiment and try out different gear and I am always trying to look for the best bang for the buck

Eachine E70 Quadcopter Review (11 min 51 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Jun 05, 2017 @ 06:03 PM | 5,411 Views
Hi all,passing along this heads up,the Orange Furibee F36 is on sale now till June 30 at a super low price with a promo code ,good time to get one if you have not already

$11.99 with promo code GBF36

Get one here http://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopte...?lkid=10810589
Posted by aben71 | Jun 02, 2017 @ 06:20 PM | 5,746 Views
Just when I thought I had my mind set on a mico brushless fpv quadcopter,I now see this option! Looks pretty cool,the IDEAFLY IF88 !
It comes in three versions:
A bnf with a FLYSKY FS - A8S 8CH RECEIVER

A bnf WITH FRSKY XM 16CH RECEIVER

And a PNP - WITHOUT RECEIVER

Main Features:
- High-performance F4 FC with STM32F405 MCU, BMP280, MPU6000 and micro SD card slot for flight data logging
- Small and durable - 88mm wheelbase, true "X" configuration, 2mm thick 3K carbon fiber chassis
- Powerful 1104 7500KV high RPM brushless motors and 2030 three-blade propellers for thrilling flight
- 5.8G 40CH 25mW image transmission + 600TVL NTSC camera featuring good image quality in strong / low light and 120-degree FOV

Specifications:
General
Weight: 77.5g ( including battery )
Size: 7.3 x 7.3 x 3.5cm
Wheelbase: 88mm
Carbon fiber chassis: 2mm thick
Brushless motor: 1104 7500KV
Propeller: 2030 three-blade
Battery: 7.4V 300mAh 30C LiPo

Flight Controller
Processor: STM32F405 MCU
IMU: MPU6000 connected via SPI
Barometer: BMP280
Micro SD card slot: max. 32GB support
Integrated OSD: yes
Integrated BEC: yes
Dimension: 32 x 32mm
Mounting hole spacing: 25 x 25mm

4-in-1 ESC
Power supply: 1 - 2S
BEC output: no
Continuous current: 4 x 3A
Burst current: 4 x 7A
Weight: 2.7g

FPV Camera
Resolution: 600TVL
TV system: NTSC
Min. illumination: 1 lux
Field of view: 120 degree
Input voltage: 2.5 - 5V
Frequency range: 5645 - 5945MHz
Channels: 40 ( including RaceBand, Band R )
Power: 25mW

Note:
The flight controller only supports SBUS receivers.

Find one here http://www.gearbest.com/brushless-fp...?lkid=10801323