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Posted by DutchRC | Apr 28, 2021 @ 11:02 AM | 1,938 Views
Halloa people

so yes.. We have ourselves a brand new sub 1-meter flying wing, and it is again aimed at FPV flying..
This time however from a company you had not seen fixed wing RC's from In fact: if you only fly airplanes, you might not even know the Diatone brand...

Link to it: Diatone Ripper R690 kit (at Banggood)

So is it any good / wurth considering? IF you are into wings (eighter for LOS flying or FPV) I think it could be.. so far it looks well made BUT I have not assembled, let alone flown it..

A first look at it:

RIPPER R690 (FPV) Wing - Diatone's First Airplane :) - Show & Tell (25 min 29 sec)



Specifications:
wingspan: 690 mm
length: 415 mm
weight: depends on the setup you use
material: EPP Foam
kit type: airframe only
motor: 2205 - 2208 2450Kv (not included)
propellor: 5x5 (3S setup) or 6x4 (3S setup)
ESC: 40A (not included)
servo's: 9 - 12 gram (not included)
receiver: 4 channel (not included)
lipo: 1550 - 2200mah 3S / 1300 - 1550mah 4S
ailerons: yep
rudder: nope
flaps: nope
retracts: nope
lights: yes!
stabeliser: not included
Posted by DutchRC | Apr 25, 2021 @ 11:12 AM | 3,439 Views
Halloa people

It has been a while since I did a video on running 5" FPV quads on Lion packs.. At the time I was one of the first, and the quad was NOT a lightweight at all
By now Light Weight / Long-Range / Endurance quads are all the rage (as you no doubt know)..

in this video I test both the 4S and 6S version of the new Diatone Roma L5 on Lion packs

Let's see if that plays out as expected

18650 LION Testing the Diatone Roma L5 ! :D Both 4S & 6S (14 min 48 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Apr 16, 2021 @ 11:25 AM | 3,864 Views
Howdy people

another new Diatone quad?!?! :O ahhh well sure.. why not :P And you could be mistaken to think All new offerings in this space ar Light Weights..
I'm happy to see at least this one is Also fun to fly in a sporty way

Link to one of them: Diatone Roma L5 digital version

I should add that was a bit disappointed by the flight-experience at first.. It definately needs a different tune

First look + a few test-flights

Diatone Roma L5 ! :O 4S & 6S - Digital or Analogue - First Look + Test Flights (30 min 8 sec)



Feel FREE to add your thoughts / experiences /video's / questions to this thread!

Specifications:
type: Long range FPV cruiser
wheelbase: 214 mm
base thickness: 4mm arms
material(s): carbon fiber + allu
dry weight: 215 grams
flight controller: Mamba F722 AIO Mk1 board
firmware version: Betaflight 4.2.5
ESC's: Mamba 35A Blheli (AIO board)
motors: Mamba 2004 1700 Kv or 2900 Kv
propellors: Gemfan 5125 3-blade
FPV camera: Caddx Nebula Pro (for DJI)
VTX: Caddx Vista / DJI Digital
GPS: M8PLUS
Lipo: 1050 mah 6S or 1300 4S
OSD: yes, by DJI
smart Audio: DJI Digital
buzzer: yes
LED's: nope
spare props: nope. 1 set in the box
Posted by DutchRC | Apr 11, 2021 @ 11:08 AM | 3,290 Views
Halloa people

soo this here is basically the last video in my "flying tank" series Ofcourse this FPV quad needs a FPV-setup, and I decided to try the brand new Caddx Ratel v2 to see what that's about
Should be quite nice as the v1 already is.. I only have one of these Ratel v2 camera's so I can't tell you much about the production-quality other then "mine works" :P

Link to it: Caddx Ratel v2 Freestyle FPV cam

And the VTX I use for this quad is a known quantity (to me).. the Rush Ultimate Plus has proven itself...

Link to that: Rush Tank Ultima Plus 800mW VTX


So? Let's see how this addition to the Flying Tank works out

Caddx Ratel 2 + Rush Tank Ultimate Plus! Project 2021 Flying TANK :) - FPV Setup :) (15 min 38 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Apr 07, 2021 @ 11:17 AM | 3,584 Views
Hallo FPV people

I recently started a new build project, and as the 5" frame for the quad has SIX millimeter thick arms I dubbed this project "Flying Tank 2021"
Ofcourse to have it actually fly it will also need a flight-stack

So for this Flying Tank I tried a GepRC stack (which is unusual for me, but wanted to try this particular stack)

link: GepRC Span F722 HD - Blheli_32 stack

DID that actually work out well??

GepRC SPAN F7 HD ! Project 2021 Flying TANK :) - STACK REVIEW + Manual (28 min 11 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Apr 04, 2021 @ 11:09 AM | 2,723 Views
Hallo FPV people

I recently started a new build project, and as the 5" frame for the quad has SIX millimeter thick arms I dubbed this project "Flying Tank 2021"
Ofcourse to have it actually fly it will at least allso need some motors

For the Ammax Inno frame I picked motors from the same company:

link: Amax Inno Performate 2207 (5-pack) motors

Sooo let's have a look at them motors but allso do some test flights

Amax Inno Performante Motors! Project 2021 Flying TANK :) - 2207 1750 kv (16 min 7 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Mar 28, 2021 @ 12:22 PM | 7,179 Views
Howdy people

start for a fresh new project over here! I have not used anny Amax things at all so far, and came across their new frames a while back
Soooo.. a "flying tank" is the objective here

Frame and motors will be from Amax Inno who have a warehouse in Germany & China..

First things first.. Let's have a look at their Freestyle 5" frames

Amax Inno Freestyle Frames! Project 2021 Flying TANK :) - FRAME REVIEW (23 min 9 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Mar 21, 2021 @ 12:23 PM | 11,325 Views
Halloa people

soooo with thhe Diatone F4 beinng my current favourite quad, I wanted to try at least One other LR4 rendition..
And here it is.. GepRC's Crocodile Baby 4"... It is an analogue version With a build-in 4K recorder

Link to it: GepRC Croc Baby 4 with Caddx Tarsier v2

And.. how did I like this one? Let's find out

GepRC Baby Crocodile 4 - Cinematic Endurance Quad - SHOW & TELL (28 min 13 sec)



Specifications:
type: Long range / endurance / Cinematic
wheelbase: 174 mm
base thickness: 2.5 mm arms
material(s): carbon fibre + allu standoffs + TPU
flight controller: GepRC F4 + 20A AIO board
firmware version: Betaflight 4.2.3
ESC's: 20A in the AIO board
motors: GepRC GR 1404 2750 kV
propellors: Gemfan 4024 2-blades
FPV camera: Caddx Tarsier 4 (incl 4K recorder)
VTX: GepRC Stable 600 mW
GPS: yes BN-228
Lipo: 750mah 4S or LION pack
OSD: yes by BF
smart Audio: yes, BF
buzzer: Yes with backup battery!
LED's: nope
spare props: Yep. 2 full sets of props
Posted by DutchRC | Mar 17, 2021 @ 12:38 PM | 13,953 Views
Halloa people

I've been 'working' on this cinematic quad for a while now.. It's been flying well for a few weeks BUT it was faaaaaar to noise with the original GemFan Windancer props..

In this mini-update I'm trying alternate props And there is a video-demo flight at the end

Ethix Cinerat - 3 INCH Video Production Quad - Gemfan D76 Whoop Propellers???? (10 min 40 sec)


Tell me what You think!
Posted by DutchRC | Mar 14, 2021 @ 12:02 PM | 10,143 Views
Halloa people,

Sooo I've now done a couple of video's about the Jumper T-Lite transmitter.. I've been using the radio on a daily basis for simulator flights (horrible weather :P) But I found a brake in the weather to see if adding a Crossfire module to it works out well

Link to the radio: Jumper T-Lite with multi-protocol module

The Crossfire nano + 3 receivers I got: Crossfire Nano + 3 receivers at Droneshop.nl

Jumper T-Lite - Game Controller Style Radio + TBS Crossfire (15 min 14 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Mar 03, 2021 @ 12:07 PM | 7,107 Views
Halloa people,

I recently did a "first looks" and simulator-test video on the new Jumper T-Lite radio and that is very nice ofcourse BUT does it actually work as a radio?? :P

Link to it: Jumper T-Lite 2.4Ghz radio

Eventhough this is NOT a long range radio at all we'll see if it can at least get a drone 1Km out there ...

Jumper T-Lite - Game Controller Style Radio - FIELD TESTING (10 min 20 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Feb 28, 2021 @ 12:04 PM | 8,170 Views
Halloa people,

Simple short video this time! I recently did a show & tell on this HBX car
and I'll be posting up some short running / test video's of it...

This time we'll have a look how the car holds it's own OFFroad


HBX 18859 Rampage! 1/18th scale Monster Truck - Offroad drivin :D (3 min 24 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Feb 24, 2021 @ 12:05 PM | 10,677 Views
Halloa poeple,

short test-video this time! And it's not even a new product (new to ME though :P)

in this video I'll comparing iFlight's Crystal antenna setup to the stock DJI antenna's..
Mostly for myself I must say but in case you're interested in these antenna....

Link to them: iFlight Crystal antenna

iFlight Crystal (me.....) DJI Digital Antenna's - Review :) (12 min 56 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Feb 21, 2021 @ 12:08 PM | 8,726 Views
Halloa people

in case you've been following along with this build-project:
Exciting day! I've done a qouple of flights with it today...

So let's see how I got on

Ethix Cinerat - 3 INCH Video Production Quad - MAIDEN FLIGHTS! :) (13 min 32 sec)



Parts used:

Frame - Ethix 3" CineRat

Motors - Diatone Mamba TOKA 1606 2700 Kv

Stack - Diatone Mamba mini F722 DJI + F40 Pro Blheli32 ESC

FPV setup - Caddx Vista

Propeller - Gemfan Windancer 3028

Receiver - TBS Crossfire nano SE

Flight Battery - CNHL 1100 or 1300 mah 6S Black Series
Posted by DutchRC | Feb 17, 2021 @ 12:04 PM | 15,157 Views
Halloa people

it is time for a new build project over here in Dutch-land, and with that 2021's first buiid
I'm not really sure what the interest-level in this one would be (?)

It is a cinematic build but the chosen frame is a bit "out there" :P

Today we're going to have a look what parts I've chosen for this project

Ethix Cinerat - 3 INCH Video Production Quad - PROJECT OVERVIEW (13 min 58 sec)



Parts used:

Frame - Ethix 3" CineRat

Motors - Diatone Mamba TOKA 1606 2700 Kv

Stack - Diatone Mamba mini F722 DJI + F40 Pro Blheli32 ESC

FPV setup - Caddx Vista

Propeller - Gemfan Windancer 3028

Receiver - TBS Crossfire nano SE

Flight Battery - CNHL 1100 or 1300 mah 6S Black Series
Posted by DutchRC | Feb 14, 2021 @ 12:09 PM | 9,226 Views
Halloa people,

in this topic we'll be taking a look at a new radio from Jumper. As you might know, they sell several smaller radio's already but those all simply look like shrunken down 'normal' radio's..

This new T-Lite is one of the game-controller style radio's..
AND it's extremely affordable.. Especially for a Multi Protocol radio..

Link to it: Jumper T-Lite 2.4Ghz radio

I'll be posting several video's on the radio.. Feel free to add your own and / or questions etc etc

Jumper T-Lite - Your First Radio / Best RTF Radio ? - REVIEW PART 1 (23 min 22 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Feb 07, 2021 @ 12:08 PM | 9,247 Views
Halloa people

a few weeks back Diatone sent me a couple of quads to tune for them. Both quads are Taycan's and somehow people want these kinds of quads to be freestyle flyable :P
Okee so the tunes I've compiled does allow for mild acrobatics with these quads Ofcourse I've mostly set them up to fly Smoothly

Link to these quads: Diatone Taycan C3 with TOCA motors

Here is my tune for the 4S version of the Taycan:

Diatone Taycan C3 - 349 (4S Version) - FINAL TUNE + COOL MOTORS (17 min 31 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Feb 03, 2021 @ 12:08 PM | 11,479 Views
Halloa people


soooo this is for sure not a review and these Dropboxes aren't even availble anymore
Mostly just for laughs and giggles then

I recently ordered me 4 of these mystery boxes from Diatone..

Let's see what's in them!

Diatone DropBox Mystery Boxes :) - Did I get Scammes??? :P (11 min 6 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jan 27, 2021 @ 12:03 PM | 10,049 Views
Halloa FPV people

so yep.. the Nebula v1 & v2 didn't set the world on fire.. did they I have a few, and they will probably stay in the parts bin forever :P
Is the new "pro" version a lot better then? People say it is! :O

Link to it: Caddx Nebula Pro kit

And... what does DutchRC say??? :P

Caddx Nebula Pro - Budget DJI Digital Setup (?) (15 min 10 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jan 24, 2021 @ 12:08 PM | 9,077 Views
Halloa people

got me yet another brand new Diatone quad here! That's always (well most times) very nice ofcourse
It is again a light-weight quad and "L3" seems to suggest it is supposed to be a Long Range quad..
To me it seems more of a speedy cruiser though

Link to it: Diatone Roma L3 with Caddx Nebula Pro cam.

Feel free to add Your experiences / questions / thoughts about the quad!
I'll be posting a few video's about it..

Diatone Roma L3 with Caddx Nebule Pro - First Look + Flight Test (12 min 35 sec)


Specifications:
type: Long Range / Cruiser
wheelbase: 146 mm
base thickness: 3mm arms. 1.5mm plates
material(s): Carbon Fibre + allu parts + TPU
dry weight:
flight controller: Mamba F411 AIO
firmware version: Betaflight 4.2.5
ESC's: Mamba 25A AIO Blheli_S
motors: Mamba TOKA 1206 3600 Kv
propellors: HQ 3 x 2.5 x 3 & HQ 3 x 1.8 x 3
FPV camera: Caddx Digital Nebula Pro
VTX: Caddx Digital Vista air unit
GPS: nope
Lipo: 650 mah - 850mah 4S (not included)
OSD: provided by Betaflight / DJI
smart Audio: DJI Digital FPV
buzzer: Yes, and installed
LED's: nope
spare props: 2 different sets included