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Posted by fastmax | Apr 07, 2018 @ 05:45 PM | 706 Views
Usmile HSK5 220mm budget FPV Racing Drone Build. All parts available on Amazon.

With warm weather moving in, those of us that live where it snows half the year, will finally be able to get outside and do some flying without freezing our butts off

I've decided to put together a budget 5 inch quad to do some park flying with this spring. I've put together a list of most of the parts I've used for my build. I had some Holybro 2205 2550kv motors, and 30A ESC's in my boxes waiting to be used on something, so below are the parts I'll be using with those. I know not everyone has motors, and ESC's lying around, so I've also added some budget options for those as well, in case anyone wants to do a similar build.

For anyone that has looked at this frame on Amazon, and wondered about it, I am very happy to say that it is an extremely nice frame. The assembly instructions are easy to follow. The frame kit includes all necessary hardware, as well as a carbon protective plate for the battery, a foam pad for the battery plate, and a nice battery strap. It is also solid as a rock once it is assembled. I have to say that I am really impressed with it.


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Everything listed above is Prime eligible, so Prime members can put together this great performing 5 inch quad for under $145 with free 2 day shipping. Obviously you will still need to add a receiver to match your radio, but I'm not...Continue Reading
Posted by fastmax | Apr 04, 2018 @ 11:36 PM | 1,216 Views
There's a new 3D printer on the block!

NOTICE-The product description on the GB site says that this printer has a heated bed. That description is incorrect. The board has connections for a heated build plate, however a heated plate is NOT included in the kit.

EDIT-My printer arrived with a bad X Axis stepper motor. For anyone else that may have experienced the same thing the replacement motor can be found here.

The Hoony H8 has a 210x210x240mm print area, and is designed to be an easy to assemble kit, that offers high precision printing, and faster than standard print speeds.

So, how does this printer actually perform compared to the competition? Let's find out.

For starters, you get a kit that has some assembly already done for you from the factory. There is basically a structure to assemble, and some cables to plug into their designated connectors on the control board. There is an assembly video, a manual, and some sample print files all on the included micro SD card, so the process is pretty straight forward, even for beginners.

So far I am pretty impressed with the quality, and design. Now lets see if it's capable of producing the kind of print quality we've come to expect from printers in this price range.

Check out the pictures of the general assembly process. I will update this post with more pics, and info as soon as I get the printer tuned and running.

Please don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have. I am happy to help when I can.

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Posted by fastmax | Mar 23, 2018 @ 10:12 AM | 1,398 Views
Edit-4/1/2018 Right now this little racer is available for only $74.99 Click me to purchase.

Wow! Things sure have changed in the past year or so. Not too long ago, many of us were spending $70-$80 on small brushed FPV racing drones. Today, you can get brushless racers, with much better electronics packages for around the same price.

The new Zing 110 is a perfect example of one of these inexpensive, yet nicely equipped brushless micro quads. This little racer is an excellent model for pilots that have been flying brushed quads, and are ready for an increase in power, and speed, or for pilots that want something small enough to fly around the backyard, or small park without spending too much.

For $85 you're getting a pretty nice package. At the heart of the quad is the popular Flycolor Raptor S-Tower F3 FC with OSD and 12A 4 in 1 BLHeli-S 2-3s Dshot ESC, paired to some 1104 4300kv motors. For FPV duty you get what looks to me like the KingKong/LDARC Q25 25mw mini 5.8ghz VTX hooked to an 800TVL 1.6mm CMOS camera. The package also includes two full sets of KingKong 2345 props.

The quad arrives with Betaflight 3.1.5 firmware which works perfectly fine, but for those that want the newest firmware the Flycolor FC has a boot button, making flashing new firmware quick, and easy. They even give you a set of prop guards for those that prefer to fly with them.

All in all I am pretty impressed with this little quad. It amazes me how far this sector of the RC hobby has come in such...Continue Reading
Posted by fastmax | Mar 22, 2018 @ 12:13 PM | 1,641 Views
FuriBee has been a bit hit or miss lately. They've had some excellent models, and they've had a few models with some pretty serious issues. It looks like they are redeeming themselves with this new Geniuser 160 though, as this drone is great, and has a lot going for it.

For starters they've equipped this quad with the excellent Omnibus F4 flight controller with OSD. They've given it a 4 in 1 BLHeli-S 28A ESC running DShot, as well as a 2.1mm 800TVL CCD camera, and a VTX with 0mw / 25mw / 100mw / 200mw output settings. You even get a buzzer, and a programmable LED light bar. The real star of this show though is the huge 1506 3400kv motors, swinging Gemfan 3052 props.

Available as an Frsky BNF, or as a PNP model. This quad has loads of thrust on 4s, but also flies very well on 3s. Flight video on both voltages coming in just a few. For now, check out the pics, and be sure to ask any questions you might have.

Happy Flying!!

First LOS flight on Tattu 650mah 75C 4s

FuriBee Geniuser Tattu 650mah 75C 4s First Test Flight (3 min 31 sec)

3s flight on Goaneng 550mah 80C

FuriBee Geniuser 160 Gaoneng 550mah 80C 3s Flight (2 min 59 sec)
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Posted by fastmax | Mar 12, 2018 @ 10:05 AM | 1,889 Views
A new toy just showed up on my front porch The Hubsan H122D X4 Storm is a new brushed micro FPV quad that is available as a complete RTF package with FPV monitor, and goggles for only $129 or as a standard RTF package with just the quad and transmitter for $79

This little drone has a 130mm wheelbase, and is powered by some pretty peppy 10mm brushed motors, and a 7.6v 710mah 30c LIHV battery.

I expect that this will be an excellent package for new pilots ready to experience FPV flight, or a great next step for those that have been playing around with flying LOS quads, and want an affordable way to try out first person view drones.

First LOS test flight. DVR footage, and video from the quads micro SD card slot coming soon.

Hubsan H122D X4 Storm Complete RTF FPV Package First Flight (2 min 7 sec)
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Posted by fastmax | Feb 23, 2018 @ 10:44 AM | 2,022 Views
The new HobbyMate Elite 6A/80W Multi Chemistry AC/DC Balance Charger is now available, and is an excellent, full featured, computerized charger, that won't break the bank.

This little unit has a nice bright blue backlit screen making it easy to move through the menu. It will charge and discharge 1-6s Lilon/LiPo/LiFe/LiHV,1-15cell Nicd/NiMh, as well as 2-20V PB battery, Smart Battery Phantom I,II,III. You also get all the functions sometimes only offered on more expensive, high end chargers. You get Charge, Balance, Discharge,Terminal Voltage Control,Lithium Battery capacity & voltage checking,Battery Internal Resistance checking,Lipo Storage mode, Data storage and loading, and Lipo Meter.

I have been putting this little charger through its paces for about a month now. I have used it to charge every battery type, and capacity in my collection. I've used it to charge 5000mah car/truck packs, as well as 300mah micro drone packs, and everything in between.

This charger has performed flawlessly, and accurately. When used to balance charge, or storage charge/discharge my quad batteries, individual cell voltages are always within .01v of each other. That's great for a charger costing only $39

Anyone looking to upgrade from a RTR/RTF included charger, or looking to put another charger on the bench to decrease downtime, this HobbyMate Elite is well worth the price, and is an excellent option for anyone on a budget. I like it so much that it has become my desktop charger, and my older Hitec charger has been moved to my bench.

Check out the pics, and feel free to ask any questions you might have.
Posted by fastmax | Feb 13, 2018 @ 11:54 AM | 2,672 Views
Edit-3/26/2018 Now on sale again for $80

The new MJX Technic Bugs 3 175mm Mini RTF brushless quad is now in stock and ready for shipping!

Ok, my initial thoughts upon opening the box were, wow! It's smaller than I was expecting. It is actually pretty close to 175mm diagonally, motor to motor, but for some reason it just looks smaller. It feels very well built, which I expected. I have always liked the original Bugs 3, so I expected good things out of this new mini version, and that same sense of quality, and durability is present with this smaller version.

The radio feels good in my hands, and all of the buttons are easy enough to get to, without feeling cramped, or like you have to stretch fingers to reach them. Binding was a cinch, and took all of about 2 seconds. Hold the arm button down on the radio when powering it on, and it beeps twice, plug the battery into the quad, and bam, your in action.

Much like the original Bugs 3 the lights are nice and bright, and that's something I love about these MJX quads. They make for great night flyers. The proprietary battery is sure to bother some folks, and rightfully so, but I think once spare batteries are available, it won't be too big a deal, as long as they are reasonably priced. I am charging the battery now, and have a timer running so I can see just how long it takes with the supplied USB charger.

On the first flight the battery lasted longer than I thought it would, considering it is only 14F here at the moment. I...Continue Reading
Posted by fastmax | Feb 13, 2018 @ 11:52 AM | 2,526 Views
The HappyModel Mantis 85 has been getting quite a bit of attention lately as a great brushless micro for indoor, and outdoor use. As you'd expect from its name, the Mantis 85 is 85mm diagonally from motor to motor. The little quad comes well protected, in a nicely decorated box, with a foam insert that securely holds the Mantis, the included 400mah 2s battery, a manual, and a spare set of 1935 props.

The quad itself features a 2mm carbon fiber frame, with a reinforcing aluminum brace. You get an Omnibus F4 flight controller with built in OSD, SE1102 9000kv motors, and a 6A 4 in 1 BLheli-S DShot 600 ESC. FPV duties are handled by a 600TVL AIO camera with 25mw VTX. The F4 flight controller is pre-loaded with Betaflight 3.2

Available as an Flysky AFHDS-2A, Frsky D8, or DSMX/DSM2 BNF. It is also available as a Flysky AFHDS-2A RTF with Flysky FS-i6 radio system. The ready to fly version is truly an amazing value, costing only $132.99 The best part is, it comes bound to the included radio, with fail safe, and flight modes pre-programmed, so there is no need to do any setting up in Betaflight before flying. You can simply charge the battery and take to the air. This makes it a very good ready to fly package for beginners looking at getting their first brushless micro, or anyone that just wants a ready to fly model, without having to deal with the hassle of programming in Betaflight.

My first impressions of this little racer are good. It is very well built, and has a nice open...Continue Reading
Posted by fastmax | Feb 02, 2018 @ 11:43 AM | 3,455 Views
EDIT-4/18/2018 This printer is now on sale for $164 Click me to order.

A 3D printer in every average household is closer to becoming reality every day! The Aladdinbox SkyCube is truly a beginner friendly 3D printer that requires no special skills, or assembly to use. Best part is, it is also extremely affordable!

If you've been thinking about getting a 3D printer for you, and your family to have some fun with, then this completely assembled, basically ready to print right out of the box printer might be just what you're looking for!

This little printer is about as easy as it gets to set up, and start using. I literally pulled it out of the box, removed the safety clips from inside the print area, loaded the filament, selected an object from the included SD card and started printing. If you can operate a computer, or smartphone, then you can start 3D printing with this excellent little machine.

In the box you get the printer, a magnetic print bed, which makes removing your printed objects very easy. a 1GB micro SD card pre loaded with some fun things to print, a card reader, a USB cable for connecting to your computer, should you choose to print that way. I personally do all of my printing offline using SD cards. You get a spool of PLA filament to get you started, a glue stick for aiding in bed adhesion for your prints, and a quick start user guide which explains basically everything you need to know to start printing.

The printer itself is compatible with Cura,...Continue Reading
Posted by fastmax | Feb 02, 2018 @ 11:42 AM | 3,352 Views
Edit-4/16/2018 Now on sale for only $122

The new Emax Babyhawk R Racing edition micro FPV drone has been making quite a stir in the drone community since being released. As soon as I heard that this new micro from Emax was capable of handling 4s power, I couldn't wait to get my hands on one. Well, my wait is over!

This great looking little racer is very well equipped, and comes in at a very nice price point for what you are getting.

The quad is built on a carbon fiber frame, with replaceable 3mm arms. You get the option of running 2 inch, or 2.5 inch, or 3 inch props with optional arms sold separately, which makes this perhaps the most versatile micro platform currently available.

This little racer comes with the Emax Magnum tower system with F3 FC + 4-in-1 12A BLHeli-S ESC capable of running 2-4S batteries. It is preloaded with Betaflight 3.2.2 and power comes from the very zippy Emax RS1106 6000kv motors. For FPV we're given the Foxeer Arrow Micro CCD camera, and a 25/200mw 40 channel 5.8ghz VTX. Also included are 2 full sets of Avan 2 inch 4 blade propellers.

This set up on 4s should have insane amounts of power, and punch outs should be absolutely awesome! Check out the pics, and stay tuned for flight video coming shortly.

Don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have.

Happy Flying!!

Quick flight video on 4s with Gemfan Hulkie 2040 props.

Emax Babyhawk R 4s Gemfan Hulkie 2040 MICRO POWERHOUSE!! (2 min 22 sec)
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Posted by fastmax | Jan 22, 2018 @ 12:22 PM | 3,310 Views
GoFly RC is relatively new at making FPV Racing Drones, but they are already changing the micro BNF game. The new Falcon CP90-Pro is an awesome little racer that is packed with features, and performs incredibly well.

This little quadcopter comes pre loaded with Betaflight on its Omnibus F3 AIO flight controller with OSD. It has a 20A 4 in 1 BLHeli-S ESC running DShot 600 and powering 1104 7500kv motors. It is rated for 2s, or 3s batteries, so all of you power hungry pilots that love 3s micro speed demons, this might be just the BNF micro for you. For FPV you get the popular RunCam Nano 650TVL camera and a 25/100mw VTX. To top this little package off, you get a programmable RGB LED light bar, and a set of Gemfan Hulkie 2040 props.

This great looking little racer is available as a Flysky FS-RX2A, Frsky XM, or DSMX bind and fly. Here are some detailed pics of everything you get in the box. Stay tuned for flight video coming in just a bit. Don't hesitate to ask any questions. More info, and details coming soon.

Happy Flying!!

EDIT- 3/11/2018

Test flight on Gaoneng 550mah 80C 3s battery. Still needs some tuning, but it's much better now on 3s than it was with the stock tune.

GoFly Falcon CP90-Pro Gaoneng 550mah 80c 3s Test Flight (2 min 0 sec)

EDIT- 2/28/2012

Testing the Giant Power 450mah 35c 2s from Mojo Racing.

GoFly Falcon CP90-Pro Giant Power 450mah 35c 2s Hulkie Props (1 min 45 sec)
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Posted by fastmax | Jan 18, 2018 @ 08:12 AM | 3,392 Views
EDIT-3/19/2018 This buggy is now back down in price to $169 during the latest sales event. Click me to order.

It looks like Gearbest is expanding their product line, and is now going to be selling LRP products The LRP S10 BX BL Blast 2 RTR 4WD buggy is now available on their site. There have been a lot of questions surrounding this buggy, and I am hoping that this thread, and info will answer the majority of those questions.

First off, it does appear that the buggy is indeed a genuine LRP product. It is however being sold by Gearbest with a ZD Racing electronics package. This explains how they are selling it for so much less than the buggy can be purchased for elsewhere. As you will see in the pics below, the buggy itself is packaged in an actual LRP box, which even shows the LRP electronics on it. It also includes a full LRP assembly manual. Apparently Gearbest has made a deal with the factory to have their own, less expensive version. I don't see this being much of an issue, as I have some past experience with the ZD Racing electronics package, and it has never given me any issues. The ESC is a 45A splashproof model, and the motor is 3650 3300kv. The included servo is just your standard 3 wire job. It gets the job done, but can always be upgraded for very little money later on.

The included radio system is the same radio that ZD Racing are now including in many of their newer packages. Again this is just a basic 2.4ghz AFHDS radio, but it works just fine, and has a...Continue Reading
Posted by fastmax | Jan 13, 2018 @ 08:47 AM | 4,025 Views
Brushless RTR RC trucks are nothing new. There is no shortage of options in this ever growing category of RC vehicles. A brushless ready to run with shaft driven 4WD, that includes a 2400mah 2s LiPo and a balance charger for only $135 though? Now that's something you don't see every day.

The ZD Racing ZTX-10 is exactly that. A complete ready to run package that gives you everything you need to start running your new brushless 4WD truck except four AA batteries for the remote.

This little truck looks fantastic! You get a 2.4GHZ radio system, with the receiver enclosed in a sealed radio box. You get a 45A splash proof brushless ESC paired with a T3650 3300kv water proof motor. The truck is equipped with an aluminum alloy center shaft, steel front CVD shafts, steel rear dog bones, oil filled shocks with aluminum caps, all metal gears with sealed differentials, an adjustable slipper clutch, front and rear sway bars, and a 2s LiPo battery, and balance charger. All that for under $150 to your door. A few years ago I would have said that this isn't even possible. Today, it is reality. Hobby grade RC models are finally becoming affordable for everyone.

Let's take a close look at this incredibly affordable package, and then take it out for a run in the snow. (Video coming shortly)

Click me to purchase your ZD Racing Thunder ZTX-10 10423 1/10 4WD Brushless RTR RC Stadium Truck/Truggy for only $135.99 with free priority shipping to the USA. Shipping rates will vary to other...Continue Reading
Posted by fastmax | Dec 31, 2017 @ 10:08 AM | 2,945 Views
EDIT- 2/27/2018 This quad is now also available as a PNP, or BNF model for those that aren't into building it themselves. It can be purchased here for $133.90 Click me.

Parts are starting to roll in. Got the frame for my next build. The HobbyMate Sparrow 145 145mm frame. The 20A BLHeli-S 4 in 1 ESC and F3 AIO Flight Controller with OSD should be here Tuesday. This carbon fiber frame should be very tough. The top and bottom plates are both 1.5mm thick, and the arms are a very stiff 4mm thick, and 8mm wide. I expect that this should be able to take a very good beating, and should you break an arm the entire frame kit is affordable, and readily available, so spare parts won't be an issue. This frame is designed for 130X-140X motors. I had some SZ Speed 1306 3300kv motors here that I decided to use for this build. I plan to fly this on 4s, but it should perform pretty well on 3s batteries as well.

EDIT 1/3/2018

Everything has arrived now except for the FPV camera, and the receiver, so the build continues. I have taken detailed pics of every step along the way, so that anyone wanting to do this build, even those without prior build experience, should be able to complete it relatively easily, with plenty of visual references.

The first thing to do is get the base, and arms of the frame assembled. I then mounted my motors to the arms. I also took this opportunity to add some 3D printed wire protectors, but these are obviously not a must have.

Next up is to mount the 4 in 1...Continue Reading
Posted by fastmax | Dec 26, 2017 @ 12:09 PM | 2,723 Views
The TransTec TurBowing Kobe 140 is a very cool new 140mm FPV racer. This quadcopter has something we don't usually see on quads in this size class. It has prop guards that completely surround the props, much like the guards found on Tiny Whoops.

ATTENTION! The product description on the Gearbest page is outdated. This quad is equipped an F3 FC with built in OSD, 15A 2-4s DShot 4 in 1 ESC, 1306 3300kv motors, and a 700TVL CCD 1080p HD FPV camera with switchable 25/100/200mw power output on the VTX. In the product description it shows individual ESC's mounted on the arms, and also states that a CMOS FPV cameras is standard equipment. This is no longer accurate and I have notified GB that they need to update the description on their page.

The quad comes with Betaflight installed, and flies very well in completely stock form. This racer is currently in stock and on sale for $132

Check out the pics, and the flight video, and stay tuned for more video and info.

First LOS flight video on 4s

TransTec TurBowing Kobe 140 First LOS Flight Tattu 4s (2 min 36 sec)
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Posted by fastmax | Dec 22, 2017 @ 06:08 PM | 4,008 Views
During the New Year sales get this for only $149 with free priority shipping

Ever since getting some stick time with the FuriBee X140 I have been itching to get in some flying time with the HGLRC XJB 145 which is quite similar in size and specs but with more powerful 1407 3600kv motors. I finally managed to get my receiver installed and the XJB set up in Betaflight, and luckily the weather cooperated with me today so I was also able to get in a first flight with it.

This is an absolutely awesome little quad! As soon as I started to give it some throttle I knew I was in for a treat.

Here's the quick rundown of the specs. Full specs and details can be seen at the link posted above.

Main Features:
● Ultralight 145mm carbon fiber frame with 3mm thick chassis, resistant to crash
● Advanced F4 flight control system with OSD, VTX and 4-in-1 BLHeli - S 28A DShot ESC
● More powerful HF1407 3600KV micro brushless motor + 3045 three-blade propeller
● 5.8G real-time FPV, 600TVL CCD camera with 2.3mm 120-degree FOV lens

Check out the pics, and stay tuned for flight videos, and more info coming shortly!

First flight. Completely stock on Tattu 450mah 4s

HGLRC XJB 145 PNP FPV Racer First Flight Tattu 4s (3 min 23 sec)
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Posted by fastmax | Dec 04, 2017 @ 01:10 PM | 3,713 Views
FuriBee has been hitting it out of the park lately with some awesome performing FPV racers. Their new X140 Racer is no exception, and looks like it might be another grand slam!

This great looking 140mm stretched X quadcopter is loaded with great features. Available as a PNP model ready for your choice of receiver, or as a Flysky, Frsky, or Futaba BNF they have covered the bases for users of all of todays popular radios.

Equipped with an Omnibus 3.1.7 F3 flight controller with built in OSD, and pre loaded with Betaflight you'll be sure to have a great flying experience. You can also expect a very crisp, and clear FPV image from the 600TVL CCD camera, and a user selectable power output of 25mw or 150mw. The 4 in 1 BLHeli-S 20A ESC is rated for up to 5s power, and supports DShot. Power comes from 1306 3100kv motors that are rated for up to 4s batteries. You also get two sets of 3030 four blade props.

This quad is currently on sale for only $119 Click me. This is currently one of the best quads in its class, and at the current sale price it is one of the best deals going for a 3 inch racer.

Check out the eye candy, feel free to ask any questions.

First LOS flight. Completely stock tune on Tattu 4s. I am very impressed with this little quad. It is my favorite 3 inch bird I have flown yet.

FuriBee X140 140mm FPV Racer 4s LOS Flight FAST Micro!! (3 min 26 sec)
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Posted by fastmax | Dec 04, 2017 @ 12:12 PM | 3,333 Views
The new Lieber Birdy LB-1060 is a complete, ready to fly FPV drone package. This fun, and affordable package includes everything needed to start flying your FPV drone all in one box.

For only $71 you get this awesome little quadcopter that is equipped with 7mm motors, tri blade propellers, and a 25mw 40 channel all in one 5.8ghz FPV camera and video transmitter. You also get a nice 4.3 inch 40 channel FPV monitor with a mount for attaching it to the quadcopters radio.

This is an excellent package for anyone looking for an indoor quad for the winter months, and rainy days, that can also be flown outdoors when the weather permits. This is also an excellent option For those looking to get started with FPV flight. It may very well be the best starter package currently available for under $100

Here are some detailed pics of what you get in the box.

Don't hesitate to ask any questions. Stay tuned for more info and flight video coming shortly.

Indoor flight video. This thing flies GREAT! Awesome beginners FPV package.

Lieber Birdy LB-1060 RTF Micro FPV Drone Awesome $89 Beginners Package! (2 min 13 sec)
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Posted by fastmax | Nov 29, 2017 @ 11:47 AM | 2,998 Views
The Holiday Season is upon us! Kids of all ages will have RC Drones on their wish lists. MJX has just the answer for all those aspiring pilots out there. The X708 Cyclone is a complete ready to fly package that includes the quadcopter, radio transmitter, battery, charger, and spare propellers. This is the perfect package for beginners, and for those that are just graduating from micro indoor drones, and are ready to fly something a bit larger outdoors.

This quadcopter has all the features beginners are looking for. It has bright LED lights to aid with orientation, multiple speed rates, and headless mode. The Cyclone is extremely easy to fly, and will make learning a breeze, without breaking the bank.

If you, or someone you know has been wanting a drone to fly, now is the perfect time. During the Cyber Week sales this package is on sale for only $27.99 Click me to purchase

Quick flight video of this great beginners quadcopter

MJX X708 Cyclone RTF Mini Beginners Drone Test Flight (2 min 1 sec)

Posted by fastmax | Nov 17, 2017 @ 06:19 AM | 4,654 Views
Edit 1/31/2018 These are now on sale for $162.99 with free priority shipping. Click me to order.

I've been looking forward to this ZD Racing 08425 1/8 RTR brushless buggy for a little while now. I wanted to get an inexpensive 1/8 platform to convert into a pavement punisher for high speed blasts up and down my street and driveway. I plan on using 3s in my driveway and 4s out in the street. After I get in a couple runs in completely stock form, I will be putting on some street tires, and a custom Delta Plastik USA cab forward body.

My plan is to have a fast, fun, and good looking buggy, and a few battery packs for under $300 total. So far it seems my plan is coming together. I have ordered the Delta Plastik USA EVO DP body, and the street wheels/tires. Now I need to find a couple suitable 4s batteries. Detailed pics, and running video coming ASAP. I will also be measuring max speeds on 3s and 4s with several different size pinion gears using one of my older phones with a speedometer APP. Stay tuned! This should be fun!

For ZD Racing spare and replacement parts in the USA visit EMP Hobby. They are located in Miami FL and carry virtually everything for ZD Racing cars and trucks.

EDIT 11/20

Here's a quick first test run in my driveway. It's good to go, so next I will get it to a more open area and do a max speed test with a speedometer APP.

ZD Racing 08425 RTR 1/8 Brushless Buggy First Test Drive (1 min 14 sec)

EDIT 11/28

A couple quick speed runs on 3s

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