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Posted by DutchRC | May 30, 2016 @ 01:00 PM | 4,443 Views
Halloa people

got me another speedboat! An impressive one at that It's a relatively new product from HobbyKing: The 950mm Inception, deep V speedboat

This is obviously a brushless speedboat, and can be run on eighter 4S, or 6S..

Link to this boat: HydoPro Inception

Let's have a look at it first

DutchRC - HobbyKing / HydroPro Inception! 950mm Deep V Speedboat - Show & Tell! (14 min 53 sec)

High performance water cooled brushless power system
Lightweight ABS hull with vibrant paint scheme
High torque steering servo
5mm direct drive flex shaft
Adjustable stainless steel turn fins
Adjustable rear shaft strut for choppy or smooth conditions
Choice of two propeller / battery combinations for different top end speeds
Speed in excess of 80km/h
Ready to Run, just add Batteries

Overall Length: 1060mm
Hull Length: 950mm
Beam: 260mm
Speed: 80+km/h
Motor: Water cooled powerful out-runner brushless motor (included)
ESC: 90A water cooled brushless w/BEC (included)
Steering Servo: 9Kg high torque standard size (included)
Hull Material: ABS
Propeller: Two pcs of two blade metal (included)
Drive System: 5mm Flex shaft
Battery Connectors: XT-90

HydroPro Inception Brushless Powered Deep Vee Racing Boat
Two different propellers
Stainless steel turn fins (2pcs)
Stainless steel trim tabs (2pcs)
Anodized Aluminum rudder and support
User manual
Allen Keys (3pcs)
Boat stand with rubber cushion
Balloon for receiver waterproofing
Posted by DutchRC | May 28, 2016 @ 01:05 PM | 3,534 Views
Hi there people!

Well.. I picked me up a wrecked Align T-Rex 250 DFC a few weeks back.. Basically Everything apart from the frame, and a nice allu case, were done for..
I build it back up again..

And here is my first test-flight with it

DutchRC - Align T-rex 250 DFC - Back from the Dead! :) (4 min 36 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | May 25, 2016 @ 02:29 PM | 4,946 Views
Halloa people

as you might be able to imagine, for someone that's trying to get a YT channel going it's good to test video-platforms now & again
HobbyKing recently released their autonomous video drone.. NOT a cheap product at all, but I was quite interested in it non the less

Link to this drone: Quanum FollowMe

Allright.. without further adoo, my show & tell + demo flight with this quadcopter

DutchRC - Quanum FollowMe Aerial Videography Drone - Show & Tell + Test Flight (22 min 47 sec)

Obviously you will be seeing more video's about this drone on my channel..

Perfect for action sports enthusiasts
Easy to use
Single person operation
Quanum 4k action camera
Camera operation can be remotely operated by phone App
Autonomous flying functions
5 smart flight modes
Low battery - Auto Land feature
Return to Launch Point feature
Lightweight watch and tracker
Manual flight control with override available
Attractive carry case

Wheelbase: 410mm
Flying Weight: 1250g (with Battery, camera and gimbal)
Battery: 3S 11.1V 5500mAh LiPoly
Transmitter Range: 60m
Watch Weight: 45g
Tracker Weight: 45g

Camera Specs:
Video Resolution: 4k 25fps, 2.7k 30fps, 1080P 60fps, 720P 120FPS, VGA 240fps.
Lens FOV: 170 degree wide angle
Photosensitive Member: COMS wafer
Supply Voltage: 4.2V Lipoly/USB 5V
Video Format: H.264/MJPG(MP4/MOV)
Image Sensor: Sony 1600 megapixel 1/2.3"
Display Screen: 2" LTPS TFT LC
WiFi: Supported
Dimensions: 59 x 41 x 24.5mm
Weight: 65g

1 x Quanum FollowMe Action Camera Drone
1 x Quanum 4K Action Camera
1 x Camera Gimbal
4 x 9450 Self-Tightening Propellers (CW/CCW)
1 x Watch Controller
1 x Tracker
2 x Landing Legs
1 x Charger with power cable (US Plug)
1 x Charger cable
1 x Carry case
Posted by DutchRC | May 22, 2016 @ 04:49 PM | 4,529 Views
Halloa people

got me another plane (again)! Not a budget plane this time, but one from Multiplex / Hitec.. I have had the MPX Gemini in the past.. Great plane! Sooo last year MPX released it's successor.. the Rockstar

Link to this MPX plane: MPX Rockstar

This Rockstar is slightly bigger and quite a bit heavier.. Flies on a 4S, where the Gemini is a 3S plane..
The weahter over here is a bit horrible at the moment, so I have not had a chance to fly the Rockstar yet..

For now.. my first impressions of the plane & build recap:

DutchRC - Multiplex / Hitec Rockstar RR - 3D Biplane :) (from Verspaget.nl) (15 min 34 sec)

Wingspan: 1050mm
Length: 1060mm
All up weight: 1.8Kg
Motor: Permax 4220 Kv 620
ESC: Multicont 60A
Servo's: Hitec HS-82 MG
Propellor: 14x7 APC style
Posted by DutchRC | May 19, 2016 @ 08:31 AM | 6,544 Views
Halloa people

recently released by HobbyKing.. The 1700mm Hall Cherokee EDF glider.. I ordered this one with the hopes it will make for a nice FPV platform

Link to this plane: Hall Cherokee 1700mm

Allright! Lets first see what we find in the box, and what it all looks like:

DutchRC - HobbyKing Hall Cherokee 1700mm EDF Glider - Show & Tell + Build recap (11 min 49 sec)

Wingspan: 1700mm
Length: 920mm
Wing Area: 23.27 sq.dm
Flying Weight: 700g (Power EDF version)
Motor Size: 64mm EDF
ESC: 30A Brushless

5 channel radio
3S 1500mAh 25-40C Lipoly Battery
Posted by DutchRC | May 14, 2016 @ 02:56 PM | 3,914 Views
Howdy poeple

got me another plane! I was looking for a small parkflier, possible with floats and the possibility to convert it into a FPV plane.. I hope it won't be a fast plane, but we will find out

Link to this plane: DHC-2 Beaver

And to start out with, here is my show & tell + post-build impressions of it:

DutchRC - Dehavilland DHC-2 Beaver 680mm brushless - Show & Tell (from Banggoo.com) (10 min 57 sec)

Item Name: Dehavilland DHC-2 Beaver
Wingspan: 680mm
Length: 475mm
Flying weight: 270 - 310g
Motor: 3000kv brushless
ESC: 20A
Servos: 9g x 2, 4.3g x 2
Prop 6x4
Requires: (Not Included)
7.4V 2S 500-800mAh 25C-30C Lipoly
4 Channel Radio System
Posted by DutchRC | May 13, 2016 @ 05:00 AM | 24,291 Views
Hi there people

this FS Racing 1/18th scale exo-cage buggy was recently released, and I got one send to me by Banggood.com (thanks for that offcourse!)
It is a Very affordable RTR package IMHO.. Here is a link to it, so you can check out the current pricing of it: FS Racing 73902 Buggy

Offcourse I'll allso do at least 1 running video, but let's first see what you get for your $$:

DutchRC - FS Racing 1/18th scale 4WD Dessert Buggy 73902 (from Banggood.com) (13 min 23 sec)

Length: 260mm
Width: 182mm
Heigth: 100mm
ESC: 160A brushed(waterproof)
Battery: 7.2V NI-MH 1300mAh
Posted by DutchRC | May 08, 2016 @ 05:25 PM | 4,061 Views
Howdy people

on my ever lasting quest to see which cameras work best, I ordered me a Foxeer Legend 1 from Surveilzone.. As most people will know, it is a camera in a formfactor like the Mobius and Runcam (2)..

Link to this camera: Foxeer Legend 1

So.. did this camera work out for me? Not really to be honnest.. Have a looky at this video I shot in case you might be interested in a camera like this

DutchRC - SurveilZone Foxeer Legend 1 (vs Runcam 2) 1080P 60fps (from Banggood.com) (15 min 16 sec)

2304 x 1296P at 30fps
1920 x 1080P at 60fps
1280 x 720P at 120fps

Mobius type A
Length: 61mm
Width: 35mm
Height: 18
Weight: 39g

Foxeer Legend 1
Length: 75mm
Width: 37.5mm
Height: 17.1mm
Weight: 49g

Runcam 2
Length: 66mm
Width: 38mm
Height: 21mm
Weight: 49g
Posted by DutchRC | May 07, 2016 @ 09:55 PM | 4,212 Views
Howdy people

i recently received this micro-size rc sailing yacht from HobbyKing Went together in under 15 minutes!
This little yacht is on sale at the moment by the way..
Here is a link to it for you: HK Orion sailing yacht

Sooo does it sail well at all then? I actually gave the boat to a friend, and sailed my Kyosho Fortune 612 myself..

Have a looky

DutchRC - HobbyKing Orion vs Kyosho Fortune 612 - RC Yacht Sailing :) (18 min 49 sec)

Length: 465mm
Beam: 150mm
Mast Height: 634mm
Height: 920mm
Sail area: 11.17 dm2
Weight: 950g RTS
2 Ch Transmitter and Reciever
4 x AA sized Alkaline or NiMH
Posted by DutchRC | May 03, 2016 @ 07:16 PM | 3,968 Views
Halloa rc friend

yes.. we saw this coming a mile away huh? The V2 Pro goggles are finally here Obviously I had to get my hands on those! I do still like the normal V2 set I have.. Let's see what's what with the new Pro version though

Link to the V2 Pro: Quanum DIY FPV Goggle V2 Pro

I will shoot at Least 2 video's about the set.. In this first video I'll show you what has been changed.. How it goes together.. And I've thrown in a few build-tips..

DutchRC - Quanum DIY FPV Goggle V2 Pro - Show & Tell + Build Tips (16 min 17 sec)

EPP Foam goggle case size: 162mm x 170mm x 102mm
Neoprene goggle glove size: 300mm x 230mm
Neoprene glove colour: Black
5 TFT monitor resolution: 800 x 480 pixels
Format: PAL/NTSC supported
Supply Voltage: 7 ~ 13V
Focal Length Adjustment: Clear Acrylic Lens set (1x, 1.25x and 1.5x magnification
Weight: 532g
Posted by DutchRC | May 01, 2016 @ 01:50 PM | 6,871 Views
Howdy people

I had had my eye on this plane from the moment it was launched, but it was a bit on the expensive side for my budget..
Soooo when it was included in one of HK's sales, I had to pick one up

The assembly of this plane is not something for first time builders, but it looks like I managed to make it into something that actually flies

Here is a video of my maiden flight with it

DutchRC - HobbyKing Athena 1480mm Warmliner - Maiden Flight! :) (6 min 26 sec)

Wingspan: 1480mm
Length: 877mm
Weight: 700g
Motor: 3045 1080kv Brushless Inrunner
ESC: 30A
Prop: 9x5 Folding Carbon
Airfoil: MH43