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Posted by JohnVH | Dec 29, 2016 @ 07:07 PM | 3,153 Views
Having a little fun tidying up around the house..

Huina Toys 1570 Log grabber and 1540 Dump Truck cleaning up around the house! (2 min 42 sec)

Posted by JohnVH | Dec 29, 2016 @ 11:27 AM | 3,357 Views
Posted by JohnVH | Dec 27, 2016 @ 03:31 PM | 3,040 Views
Eleven Hobby T-28 T28 Trojan Customized Yellow 1100mm 43" Wingspan Warbird MAIDEN FLIGHT PT2 (4 min 34 sec)


Where to get one: https://goo.gl/7b5WR9

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You cant deny that T-28's fly amazing, and this one is no exception! Its also feature packed with Flaps and retracts! And is the perfect size to fit in your car assembled!

The weather here has been terrible, I finally got a maiden in, but the sky conditions dont really make for the best video, there will be more! Be sure to subscribe to see me put this bird through its paces!

PRO:
- FLAPS!
- RETRACTS!
- Scale 3 blade prop
- Good looking scale gear struts
- Cockpit with a pilot
- Large top hatch
- Accepts 3s 2200mah lipos, very common size!
- Excellent flight characteristics
- Scale outline
- Predictable stalls

CON:
- Spinner was hard to screw down snugly against the prop hub
- Prop was loose in the hub, I used a dab of hot glue to fill the gaps

The North American Aviation T-28 Trojan is a piston-engined military trainer aircraft used by the United States Air Force and United States Navy beginning in the 1950s. Besides its use as a trainer, the T-28 was successfully employed as a counter-insurgency aircraft, primarily during the Vietnam War.

Eleven Hobby is honored to present the new T-28 Trojan. There are numerous T-28 in the current market. This T-28 might be the most controllable T-28. It is a mutual work of three national and foreign engineers. In the...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Dec 26, 2016 @ 10:45 AM | 2,913 Views
WILL IT FPV? WLToys 18428 with my DIY FPV Backpack in snow! (4 min 1 sec)


WLToys 18428 with a diy fpv backpack.
Posted by JohnVH | Dec 22, 2016 @ 11:02 AM | 2,863 Views
Posted by JohnVH | Dec 19, 2016 @ 11:37 AM | 2,351 Views
WLtoys 18428 - B 1:18 4WD Rock Crawler Review Pt2 Driving (4 min 32 sec)


Where to get one: https://goo.gl/veJM7l

This is a fun little rock crawler, it looks really cool, handles pretty well, and is durable. It has great run time, and is a blast to drive around the house over pillows, cushions, kids toys, you name it!

I even have some footage of it in the snow, and in the house, on mine the steering doesn't turn very sharp, I'm going to try to grease or free it up a little more and see if that helps. The steering and throttle adjustments on the radio are fake, so the throttle center adjustment is on the bottom of the front axle, and the throttle has no adjustment, but it doesn't need any either.

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HIT:
- Looks
- Durable
- Good tires
- Lots of suspension travel
- Run time
- Radio Range
- Fun!
- Price

MISS:
- Steering

Description:
- The 2.4GHz radio control system enlarges the control range to about 80m. More importantly, the operation of the car will not be interfered by that of others.
- The car boasts the capability of climbing which is not limited to tough road conditions. It can drive on the sand, mud, and rugged roads.
- More dynamic, it runs at a speed of 9km/h which is quicker than many other model cars.
- The proportional control makes steering the car more fascinating. You can get linear responses from the car.
- The pistol-grip transmitter looks awesome and it allows you...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Dec 15, 2016 @ 11:53 AM | 3,106 Views
GPToys S912 Luctan Review 1/12 scale 2wd Truck (3 min 33 sec)


Where I got it: https://goo.gl/TcrX8c

GP TOYS website: http://www.g-p.hk/
RC Vehicle Range: http://www.g-p.hk/rc-truck.html
GP TOYS Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/gptoys.uslc
GP TOYS Online Shop: http://shop.g-p.hk/

GPTOYS S912 LUCTAN 1/12 Scale 2wd Electric Monster Hobby Truck, a great looking durable truck. Its waterproof up to the center of the wheels the manual states, mine radared at 31MPH, maybe it will pick up a little more speed with time to wear in.

It has ball bearings, metal drivetrain parts, the radio is proportionate and feels good in your hand, it bound right up and I had no problems. The radio range is only about 90-100' for me, I tried changing the antenna placement to stick out the battery cover but couldn't get it any better than that. Amazon says 100 meters, but mine equates to about 30.

Its well built, tough, has plenty of power for spinning out and jumping. Ill try taking it to a bike track whenever the weather shapes up and see how it does on an offroad course with bigger jumps! Should be fun!

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PRO:
- Ball Bearings
- Proportionate control of throttle and steering
- Great run time
- Durable
- Looks great
- Metal drivetrain parts
- Spare batteries available

CON:
- Range, radio range on mine was about 90-100' max
- Battery and switch placement. Must take off the body, then the
hatch to access the on/...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Dec 11, 2016 @ 09:29 PM | 2,131 Views
Posted by JohnVH | Dec 08, 2016 @ 01:42 PM | 2,212 Views
MKB 5588 - 610 Brushed RC Stunt Car DRIVING Review PT2 (5 min 40 sec)


Where I got it: https://goo.gl/PpLDsH

The fun driving part of the review, enjoy! Dont forget to subscribe!

Not going to lie, this is pretty fun, and kids LOVE it, you just shove the sticks in different directions to make it do crazy things. It did better in the gravel and grass than I thought it would, but its definitely better indoors or on smooth surfaces.

The battery lasts a long time as well, all in all a pretty fun machine. The sticks are not proportionate, its either on or off for movement, but it still works fun. The trickiest part is if the body flips, then forward is back, and back is forward, but its easy to make it jump the other way.

PRO:
- FUN
- Price
- Run time is great
- Easy to operate
- TX batteries included
- USB Charger
- Great for kids and indoors

CON:
- Lights on top and bottom should be different color to help with
direction


Description:
This is an awe-inspiring crawler that has two identical sides and two rotatable lines of wheels. With the multiplication of four different ways of control, you get more than a dozen of spectacular stunts!

Main Features:
- Shining Talents
The number of the skills that it masters is so amazing. There is no doubt that it can deliver wonderful performances.
- Marvelous Agility
The wheels can rotate very quickly along with the body thanks to the considerate aerodynamic design.
- Easy to Operate
It...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Dec 06, 2016 @ 01:58 PM | 2,312 Views
GTENG 905F RC QUADCOPTER FLYING REVIEW PT2 (6 min 48 sec)


Where to get one: https://goo.gl/t7C1w9

Part two, the flying part! Its a very nice flying quadcopter, proportionate on the sticks, easy to control, altitude hold does great. It would be nicer if the camera could point UP more, in forward flight it can be tricky to see where your going if your not up high. It has great range and low latency.

This is a really complete fpv package, the camera can be rotated up or down so you have options for how you want to view via fpv. It has really great looks, and real 5.8G fpv! That always is better than wifi fpv range.

It does all the fun stuff, flips, return to launch, headless, rates... All in a nice package. The FPV screen is easily seen outside, everything is right in reach and works great.

PRO:
- Altitude hold
- 5.8G fpv
- Spare props
- USB Charger
- Great range
- Low latency
- Adjustable angle on camera
- Good flight time
- Nice big screen, easy to see

CON:
- SD Card a little tricky to get in the card slot
- Two different battery plugs, one common would be nice
- Camera doesnt quite to UP enough for fast forward flight


Main Features:
90 - 100W 720P HD camera:
You can use it to capture and record every wonderful moment in your life.

5.8G FPV system:
Allows real time image transmission and offers you clear and bright aerial pictures and videos.

Air pressure altitude hold function:
Improves the stability of flight, aerial...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Dec 05, 2016 @ 12:56 PM | 2,520 Views
GTENG T905F RC Racing Quadcopter Unboxing PT1 (7 min 38 sec)


Where to get one: https://goo.gl/t7C1w9

This is a really complete fpv package, the camera can be rotated up or down so you have options for how you want to view via fpv. It has really great looks, and real 5.8G fpv! That always is better than wifi fpv range.

It does all the fun stuff, flips, return to launch, headless, rates... All in a nice package. The FPV screen is easily seen outside, everything is right in reach and works great.

PRO:
- Altitude hold
- 5.8G fpv
- Spare props
- USB Charger
-

CON:
- SD Card a little tricky to get in the card slot
- Two different battery plugs, one common would be nice
- Camera doesnt quite to UP enough for fast forward flight


Main Features:
90 - 100W 720P HD camera:
You can use it to capture and record every wonderful moment in your life.

5.8G FPV system:
Allows real time image transmission and offers you clear and bright aerial pictures and videos.

Air pressure altitude hold function:
Improves the stability of flight, aerial photography and video recording performance.

2.4GHz control system:
Ensures the stronger anti-interference performance and powerful signal.

6 axis gyro:
Provides the best stability during indoor and outdoor flight.

360 degree rollover:
The quadcopter will flip forward / backward / leftward / rightward according to your instructions.
Specification
General
Brand: GTeng
Type: Quadcopter
...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Dec 01, 2016 @ 01:25 PM | 2,627 Views
JJRC H20H Nano Hexacopter Flying Review PT2 (3 min 56 sec)


Where to get one: https://goo.gl/VbaLUx

Here is the flying portion of the review, I finally found a little spot out of the weather to get some stick time on this fun hexacopter!

As you will see in the video, its another great JJRC product! Very proportionate on the sticks, nice tight flips and rolls, headless and return to launch worked very well. Altitude hold worked great too. Very nice flying drone!

PRO:
- Quality Hexacopter
- Flies great
- Tight flips and rolls with no altitude loss
- Headless worked great
- One key return worked great
- Triple rates
- Spare props
- USB Charger
- Good flight time
- Removable battery

CON:
- On triple rate, full yaw and let off, it takes a second to stop turning
and can be tricky to see which way your facing


Description:

Item name: JJRC H20H Nano Hexacoper
Frequency: 2.4G
Gyro: 6 axis
Product battery: 3.7V 150MAH(Included)
Remote battery: 2 x AA dry battery(Not included)
Charging time: 30mins
Flying time: 5-6mins
R/C distance: 30m
Flying distance: 30m
Color: red,yellow
Features:

With altitude hold mode can set height.
With Headless Mode,no need to adjust the position of aircraft before flying .
One key to return function makes it easily to find the way home.
4 Channel which can do ascend, descend, forward, backward, left sideward fly, right sideward fly and rolling 360
It has 6-axis gyro which can have more stable flying and be easy to control
It can realize 3D tumbling in four directions with 4 LED lights.
Lightweight airframe with nice durability
Battery protection

Package Included:
1 x JJRC H20H Mini Hexacoper
1 x 3.7V 150MAH battery
1 x Transmitter
1 x USB cable
1 x Screwdriver
6 x Propeller
1 x Manual