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Posted by nigelsheffield | Mar 30, 2018 @ 01:30 AM | 19,338 Views
Just checked out the beta75 pro brushless whoop from betafpv and it's the best one so far, https://betafpv.com/collections/micr...oop-quadcopter
Here is my review with flights fpv and Los and a written review with pictures for those who would rather read than watch video of me rambling on lol!
29 March 2018 (8 min 18 sec)
Betafpv beta75 pro brushless 1s whoop with osd and turtle mode. Fpv indoors FAST!!! (5 min 53 sec)
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Posted by nigelsheffield | Mar 27, 2018 @ 05:19 AM | 12,635 Views
Akktek have sent me their first brushless race quad and asked me to review it.
And obviously I am doing that here ...
My conclusion before you read it all is this really is a great quad for the money with real usefulness as a starter racing quad or a cheap basher with decent power/size.
With the emphasis on cheap price the quality is still good, it's a big strong quad by the looks of it but it's weighty at 190grams plus battery

This is the base version from akktek of the cicada 180 fpv quadcopter.
Very cheap racing quad ( $100 Inc post at time of purchase)
Value for money and a great way for a beginner to get started.
Cicada 180 base , cheap but good brushless race quad review. (9 min 49 sec)

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Cicada 180 base version from akktek fpv flight evening low sun 3s lipo. (2 min 59 sec)
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Posted by nigelsheffield | Mar 16, 2018 @ 07:12 AM | 6,328 Views
Silverware is awsome ( check out my other videos of me flying it ) for acro flying little toy quads and here is an option to have it without needing to flash anything which requires usb tools and can be a pain for some people.
Betafpv have released a FC already flashed with silverware , they also have multiprotocol tx module so check them out.
Jumper have released a multiprotocol tx module which I have tested here too.( Before I had built one from Arduino etc )
Between them it means anyone can have a silverware quad ready to acro with no fuss, and even tune pids if you need to via gestures.
It flies really well, perfectly tuned for the b03 size whoop.
It can also be flashed with updated firmware if need be. Just use the boldclash b03 silverware version.

Racing indoors with Betafpv lite FC fpv acro flying with silverware out of the box! Whoop whoop! (59 min 23 sec)

Acro Silverware without flashing using Betafpv lite brushed FC and jumper multiprotocol tx module. (10 min 14 sec)
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Posted by nigelsheffield | Mar 14, 2018 @ 11:45 AM | 20,101 Views
One tx module to control all of my RC toys with my taranis!!!
Worked right out of the box and no need to update anything apart from your taranis fw!( Unless you are like me and want to tweak settings a bit )

This jumper 4in1 multimodule tx from here http://hobbycool.com?afmc=2j hobbycool , check it out for Los of other really cool stuff.

Module http://hobbycool.com/jumper-jp4in1-module/ just arrived and I have updated it with my preferences and this is going to be a review on the module and build quality etc as well as bit of a "how to" update the module.(which was not quite as easy as the github instructions and needed a little extra information which I will put at the end of this review. )
It is based on the fantastic DIY multiprotocol tx module work here https://github.com/pascallanger/DIY-...ocol-TX-Module
Opening the box everything was well packed and no damage ,
A visual inspection of the board revealed soldering to be of good quality and no bad joints that I could see.
I already had my taranis loaded with multi module enabled on opentx 2.2 because I have built a module myself before I got this one so to get it working was simply case of plugging it into my tx module bay.

TIP 1
If the module does not push in easily as mine didn't , remove the 4 screws and remove the cover then loosen the 2 screws inside a little and carefully line up the module again moving the board a little till it lines up and push it into place, now tighten the 2 screws and fit...Continue Reading
Posted by nigelsheffield | Mar 08, 2018 @ 01:32 AM | 4,339 Views
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...E&_asc=6344694

These are on sale very cheap from UK ( use above link 6.14 ) 64gb micro SD , I bought one and tested with h2testw and it passed fine.
Not sure how long they will last.
These are my affiliate codes for other wh.
EU wh https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=5574036535 9

International wh https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...asc=5811492707 8.40

Cost is same to you but I will get a small commission of 30p for each on purchased via my links which helps me buy more stuff to try out!