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Posted by DutchRC | Today @ 12:04 PM | 2,071 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 | 5,845 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 | 3,870 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 | 10,507 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 | 4,580 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 | 4,649 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 | 6,897 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 | 5,457 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 | 4,518 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
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 13, 2021 @ 12:03 PM | 7,636 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

The frame: Ethix Cinerat 3-inch video-quad-frame

In this first part I'll show you the frame itself

Ethix Cinerat - 3 INCH Video Production Quad - FRAME REVIEW (18 min 41 sec)


Specifications
type: Cinematic / Video production drone
wheelbase: 153 mm
Left-to-Right: 123 mm
Front-to-Back: 90 mm
base thickness: 5 mm arms (!)
weight: 144 gram (with printed optional parts)
material(s): Carbon fiber + allu standoffs + TPU prints
chamfered edges: nope
clean: 95% clean
20x20 mount: Yes 2 spots
30.5x30.5 mount: Yes 1 spot
motor mounts: 9 x 9 mm + 12 x 12 mm
Action-cam mount: 3 seperate ones!
battery strap: Nope
battery anti-skid pad: Yes
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 06, 2021 @ 12:00 PM | 31,032 Views
Halloa people

sooo.. is analogue FPV still a thing in 2021 Personally I still very much enjoy flying analogue eventhough I also have the DJI stuff..
So here we have a brand new box-style goggle from Skyzone.. and it's definately not an entry level goggle.. I'd say it being suitable for people that wear glasses and it's receiver are strong selling points...

Link to it: Skyzone Cobra - analogue FPV goggle

So.. what does analogue's FPV last stand look like??

Skyzone - Eachine Cobra S & Cobra X FPV Goggle with RapidMix receiver (34 min 8 sec)


Specifications:
resolution: HD 1280 X 720
panel-type: LCD
field of view: 50 degrees
focus adjustable: Nope
receiver(s): replaceable "Fatshark" module
diversity: Yes
signal-integration: Yes! "RapidMix"
dvr: Yes H264
video IN: HDMI in
video OUT: analogue AV out
fan: Yes
headtracker: Yes, integrated
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 03, 2021 @ 12:01 PM | 6,620 Views
Halloa RC people

happy 2021 first of all! let's make this a (far) better year then the last one...

On to RC matters then: Diatone have themselves their own receivers nowdays.. You might have noticed some of their new quads are offered with these to make them BNF options...
BUT.. is that a legit option???

Let's see if those receivers actually work out well...

Diatone Mamba MSR Receiver - 100% R-XSR Compatible?? (25 min 3 sec)



Do you have experience with these receivers (probably in some kind of Diatone BNF quad)??
I wanna know how that worked out for you!
Posted by DutchRC | Dec 30, 2020 @ 12:04 PM | 8,723 Views
Halloa people,

while finishing up a recent FPV quad build I think I should do a tool-tip-video on one of the tools I regularly use for builds.. Sooooo here it is I guess

Link to it: Hawkeye 2.5 or 3.5 inch AIO FPV Monitor

I also designed a mount for the monitor to set it up on a Jumpter T16 / T18 or Radiomaster TX16 radio... More on that in the video

Tool Tip: Hawkeye Little Pilot - Small FPV Workbench Monitor :) (9 min 11 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Dec 21, 2020 @ 12:06 PM | 9,752 Views
Halloa people

I recently reviewed the iFlight Nazgul 5 which is known to be a value-copter.. After I had ordered me that one however, Diatone released their version of it: the Roma F5.. I couldn't resist so I ordered me one

Link to it: Diatone Roma F5 - Caddx Vista version

I'll be posting up several video's beginning with a "show and tell" which includes my first 2 flights with it

2021 Value Freestyle 5" Drone?? Diatone ROMA F5 - Show & Tell (28 min 12 sec)




Specifications:
type: Freestyle
wheelbase: 218 mm
base thickness:
material(s): Carbon fiber + allu standoffs
dry weight: 393 grams (with all plastick parts)
flight controller: Diatone / Mamba F405 DJI
firmware version: Betaflight 4.1.3
ESC's: Diatone / Mamba F50 Pro
motors: Mamba TOKA 2207.5 1700Kv
propellors: Ethix S5
FPV camera: Caddx / DJI Digital
VTX: Caddx Vista / DJI Digital
GPS: nope
Lipo: 1100 - 1500mah 6S (not included)
OSD: provided by DJI
smart Audio: provided by DJI
buzzer: Included, but not installed
LED's: nope
spare props: nope (cheap bastards :P)
Posted by DutchRC | Dec 16, 2020 @ 12:06 PM | 9,777 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 Onroad

HBX 18859 Rampage! :D New 2020 1/18 4x4 Monster Truck :) - ONROAD BASH! :) (12 min 9 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Dec 13, 2020 @ 12:03 PM | 10,575 Views
Halloa people

it's fall / winter over here which is a great time for some build projects..
In this topic I'll show the process of trying to create a 5" freestyle quad that Can get to 15 minutes of flight time

First video will be an intro of the parts used but Also a first test to see how close the first shot gets

15 Minute Endurance Quad Project - Part 1.. first try :) (15 min 6 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Dec 11, 2020 @ 12:29 PM | 12,925 Views
Halloa people,

some of you might know the Rush brand from their VTX's, and if your into FPV drones, you know them for Sure
In 2019 they also released a 20x20 electronics stack, but it had header-pin connectors so I skipped those :$

This year however they have added several 30.5 x 30.5 stuff to their lineup and in the product pics it all looks great!

So I ordered me some stuff.. Here is a first overview of what I received!
In future video's I'll be assembling them into actual drones AND I'll test-fly the stuff

Rush FPV - BLADE F7 Flight Controllers + ESC's! - Show & Tell (17 min 35 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Dec 06, 2020 @ 12:05 PM | 8,323 Views
Halloa people,

A brand new version of this 1/18th scale MT from Haiboxing

I personally have the 2020 revised version but the the car has been around for several years..

Differences from what I know:
+ minor differences in looks of the shell
+ old one came with 650mah 2S lipo's. New one comes with 850mah 2S lipo's
+ old one had JST battery plugs. New ones has Deans connectors on the battery
+ old one had a Chevron tire-patters. New ones has a scattered-block pattern on it's tires..

I'll be posting up a couple of video's on the car, but feel free to add Yours!
And questions / upgrades / tips & tricks are always welcome

HBX 18859 Rampage! :D New 2020 1/18 4x4 Monster Truck :) - Show & Tell (19 min 42 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Dec 02, 2020 @ 12:20 PM | 8,657 Views
Halloa people

have we arrived at the end of the line for analogue FPV camera's? I think there will still be improvements in these camera's because they are also used in the automotive industry (back-up camera's for instance)..

One of the most popular analogue FPV camera's is definitely the Foxeer Predator line.. So.. new version? Wurth a look I think

Link to the micro version: Foxeer Predator v5 micro

So.. let's see what these camera's are like

Foxeer Predator 5 - Evelution of a great FPV Racing camera - REVIEW (15 min 30 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Nov 25, 2020 @ 12:10 PM | 7,249 Views
Halloa people

so if you are into FPV drones, you can't have missed the Long Range 4" hype :P We have a lot of new PNF / BNF's to fly around with in this hobby..
Great! Unless... you want to build one yourself

Frame Review to the rescue
At the end of the video I included an overview of the parts I'll be using on this frame...

Diatone Roma F4 Long Range - FRAME REVIEW (+ Custom Configuration) (19 min 45 sec)