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Posted by DutchRC | Jun 24, 2019 @ 09:07 AM | 4,336 Views
short review this time! Of a small item: the new Runcam micro Swift 3 v2..
Small. but in this case highly recommended.. I am very much impressived with camera.
This is a CCD-sensor general purpose FPV cam..

Link to the camera: Runcam micro Swift 3 v2 PAL or NTSC

Runcam's 2019 Micro Swift 3 v2 - Best all-round FPV camera? FULL REVIEW (20 min 48 sec)


Specifications:
sensor type: Sony Super HAD II CCD
sensor size: 1/3 inch
resolution: 600 tvl
lens: M8 2.1mm or 2.3mm
field of view: 160 or 145 degrees
aspect ratio: 4:3
input voltage: 5 - 36 V
latency: ??
size: 19mm x 19mm x 18mm
weight: 6 grams
setup OSD: yes
runtime OSD: yes
Wide Dynamic Range: yes, D-WDR
Posted by DutchRC | Jun 21, 2019 @ 09:11 AM | 3,089 Views
Halloa fellow FPV pilots

(or aspiring FPV pilots )
Recently Skyzone released an update to one of their 2 goggles: the Sky02X.. Now this is basically their entry level goggle nowdays, but I would classify it as a mid-field goggle.. Definately not a budget goggle and the specs & features reflect that..

Link to the goggle: Skyzone 2019 Sky02x in multiple colors

SkyZone 2019 Sky02X Upgraded FPV Goggle - FULL REVIEW (30 min 0 sec)


Specifications:
resolution: 854 x 480
field of view: +/- 32 degrees
IPD range: 59 - 69mm
receiver(s): 48 channels / 6 bands
diversity: yes
dvr: yes
fan: yes
headtracker: yes
Posted by DutchRC | Jun 05, 2019 @ 01:46 AM | 720 Views
Halloa people

yes.. another FPV quadcopter.. You could be mistaken to think they are a dime a dozen.. This one IS
different though.. For one: the price isn't Low, but the build-quality definately reflects this..
This one is from the same company as the Esky Eagle airplane...

Link to the quad: DTS GT200 - all round 4S FPV quad

And to kick things off.. Here are my first 2 flights with it

Maiden Flights! DTS GT200 FPV Racing Drone.. Long Flight Time! (15 min 21 sec)


Specifications:
type: multi-purpose leaning towards racing
wheelbase: 200mm True X
base thickness: 5mm
material(s): carbon fiber
flight controller: Omnibus F4 SD
ESC's: 30A 4-in-1 Dshot600
motors: 2206 - 2500 Kv
propellors: 5046 x3 (similar to DAL Cyclone v2)
FPV camera: Runcam Eagle 2 Pro
VTX: 25 - 600 mW
Lipo: 1300 - 1500mah 4S (not included)
OSD: yes - Betaflight
smart Audio: yes
buzzer: yes
LED's: nope
spare props: yes, 1 set
Posted by DutchRC | Jun 01, 2019 @ 09:09 AM | 628 Views
Halloa guys

short review this time! Of a small item: the new Runcam Racer 2..
Small. but in this case highly recommended.. I am very much impressived with camera.
This is a CMOS racing cam..

Link to the camera: Runcam Racer 2 with 1.8mm or 2.1mm lens

Runcam's 2019 Racer 2 - FULL REVIEW (Recommended) (20 min 17 sec)


Specifications:
sensor type: Super WDR CMOS
sensor size: 1/3 inch
resolution: 600 tvl
lens: 2.1 mm or 1.8 mm
field of view: 145 or 160 degrees
aspect ratio: 4:3 / 16:9 switchable
input voltage: 5 - 36 V
latency: 6 ms
size: 19 mm x 19 mm x 18 mm
weight: 5.5 grams
setup OSD: yes
runtime OSD: yes
Wide Dynamic Range: yes Super WDR
Posted by DutchRC | May 26, 2019 @ 10:03 AM | 2,246 Views
Halloa people

You might have come across this wing because iFlight have had several short video's about it allready..
An FPV wing, but not as you know them.. Is that fair to say? I think it is

Link to this airplane: iFlight 850mm Fiberglass iWing

So in this topic I'll post my findings eventhough it's not a review (I received a pre-production sample)..
Don't hesitate to post Your findings / etc on this wing!

iFlight iWing - Not just another Wing :) - SHOW & TELL (24 min 58 sec)


Specifications:
wingspan: 850 mm
length: ??
weight: 1 - 1.3Kg All Up Weight
material: Balsa composite
kit type: PNF
motor: Xing 2208 2150 Kv
propellor: 7x4.2
ESC: 60A
servo's: 2x Digital MG AGF B13 3.8Kg
receiver: 4 channel, or SBus if you want to ad a Flight Controller
lipo: 1800 - 3300mah 4S (not included)
ailerons: 2x elevon offcourse
rudder: nope
flaps: nope
retracts: nope
lights: yes
stabeliser: nope
Posted by DutchRC | May 24, 2019 @ 09:41 AM | 1,848 Views
Halloa people

so yes.. We FINALLY have a new action camera from Foxeer.. The Box 1 was discontinued quite a while back..
Anybody know Why???
The new one is here now though, so let's not complain

Link to the cam: Foxeer Box 2 - 4K action camera

So in this topic I'll be posting my findings on the new camera!

Let's actually start with some complaining anyway! :P

Foxeer Box 2 - 4K Action camera! - Anti Shake EIS?? :O (10 min 48 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | May 21, 2019 @ 09:18 AM | 1,803 Views
Halloa people

I've had a HobbyKing / Quanum XJ470 aerial video quadcopter for quite some time now, and some of the electronics aren't really up to date anymore
So! It's time to elevate this quad to current standards

In this video I'll give you an overview of my rebuild process, and do a first test flight with the new setup..
In future video's I'll do some more tuning.. Add the gimbal & action cam so we can actually shoot some aerial video's

Quanum XJ470 Video Drone Overhaul ! - Matek F722-SE + BF 4.0.2 + FrSky R9M + AKKtek 2000mW VTX! :O (13 min 20 sec)


What's new:
Matek F722-SE Rolls Royce FC: https://www.banggood.com/Matek-Syste...13974002015038
FrSky R9M with receiver: https://www.banggood.com/FrSky-R9M-2...13974002015038
AKKtek FX2 Dominator: https://www.akktek.com/products/fx2-dominator.html


What was allready there:
The Quanum XJ470 frame: https://goo.gl/WNxRSV
Quanum Elite 4006 740Kv: https://goo.gl/AyQofz
12x5.5 CF propellors: https://goo.gl/pDQOIu
4x DYS XS 30A ESC's: https://goo.gl/sbKLec
Zhiyun Z1 - Tiny 2 gimbal: http://goo.gl/R7OrRO
Foxeer Monster V2 Cmos camera: https://goo.gl/0XhtvS
Foxeer SMA clover leaf antenna: https://goo.gl/FL5hHY
Matek WS2812B programmable LED strip: https://goo.gl/QvpaAX
Posted by DutchRC | May 10, 2019 @ 09:02 AM | 819 Views
Halloa guys

short review this time! Of a VERY small item: a Nano FPV camera.. The upcoming Runcam Racer Nano FPV cam..
This is a CMOS racing cam..

Link to the camera: Runcam Racer Nano NTSC / PAL switchable NANO FPV cam

Runcam Racer NANO - Super Small FPV Camera - PREVIEW - Not a Review (10 min 57 sec)


Specifications:
size: 14mm x 14mm x 16mm
weight: 3.5 grams
sensor type: CMOS
sensor size: 1/3 inch
resolution: 700tvl
lens: 1.8mm or 2.1mm M8
field of view: 160 or 145 degrees
voltage range: 3.3V - 5.5V
latency: 6ms (min)
setup OSD: yes
runtime OSD: Nope!
WDR: yes
Posted by DutchRC | Apr 29, 2019 @ 09:07 AM | 758 Views
Halloa guys,

in this topic I will log my findings with this analogue DVR from FXT Tech. They claim it makes far
better FPV recordings.. Let's see if that is actually true

Link to this device: FXT Tech HD FPV DVR - with WIFI

and yes.. I will allso do a full review of it.. Let's start with some comparing though..
AND if you want to ad your findings / questions to this topic.. Feel free

FXT HD FPV-DVR vs Aomway monitor DVR comparison (12 min 48 sec)


FXT DVR Specifications:
PAL resolution: 720x576
NTSC resolution: 720x480
PAL framerate: 50 fps
NTSC framerate: 60 fps
size: 60mm x 40mm x 19mm
weight: 36 g
input voltage: 7V - 28V
max SD card size: 32 GB
Posted by DutchRC | Apr 09, 2019 @ 09:10 AM | 1,599 Views
Halloa peoples!

sooooo! Another plane then.. I had personally been looking for a medium-size airplane with tricycle (so not a taildragger) landing-gear.. Preferable with a pusher-prop setup (no propellor in the FPV view)..

And! Along came this Esky Eagle It even has pretty big wheels so it can take off from gras

Link to the plane: Esky Eagle 1100mm beginner airplane

First video time then! In this video I'll do a quick unboxing but mostly a build (which won't be flawless :@)

Esky Eagle 1100mm - A different kind of Bush plane? UNBOXING + BUILD (36 min 3 sec)


Specifications:
wingspan: 1100mm
length: 871mm
weight: 755 grams all up
material: EPO foam
kit type: PNP
motor: 2306 2250kv brushless
propellor: 6x4 (my guess)
ESC: 30A
servo's: 4x 9 grams
receiver: 4 channel minimum (not supplied)
lipo: 2200mah 3S 20-35C (not supplied)
ailerons: yes
rudder: yes
flaps: nope
retracts: nope
lights: nope
Posted by DutchRC | Apr 04, 2019 @ 09:07 AM | 1,788 Views
Halloa people

sooo.. you have probably come across previous Jumper transmitters? The selling points of those were:
1. inexpensive; 2. multi-protocol; 3. small (tiny)
And this new T16 holds true to most of those.. it is NOT small however

Feel free to post Your experiences / review / questions etc about the radio offcourse
I'll start with a first part to my review of it

Jumper T16 Multi Protocol Radio - Review Part 1 (32 min 45 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Mar 26, 2019 @ 10:01 AM | 1,812 Views
Halloa guys

so yes.. aparantly Diatone has been in this RC multirotors game for 7 years by now :O They must have then be in it from kinda the start?
Congrats on lasting this long offcourse Diatone! And see here.. A 7-year anniversery edition FPV racer It definately looks special I'd say

Link to the quad: Diatone GTR549 / GTR569 anniversery edition
And offcourse there are all kinds of errors on BG's page :P

To start things of.. a detailed overview:

Diatone's 7th Anniversary GTR549 / GTR569 Mk3 Racing Quad - Show & Tell (20 min 55 sec)


Specifications:
type: racing quad - Streched X
wheelbase: 230 mm
frame base: 5mm
flight controller: Mamba F405 16MB flash
ESC: Mamba F40 4-in-1 40A Dshot600
motors: MB2207 2650KV or 1750KV
props: Gemfan Hurricane 51499x3
camera: Foxeer Predator v3
VTX: TBS Unify 5V - 800mW max
lipo: 4S or 6S depending on version
receiver: none, comes with FrSky R-XSR plug
OSD: yes
smart Audio: yes
buzzer: yes
LED's: nope
spare props: nope
Posted by DutchRC | Mar 23, 2019 @ 10:11 AM | 1,856 Views
Halloa peoples

a what?? "fast forward cruiser"?? I have flown the quad 4 times by now and that is what it brings to mind..
Other quads Might (might!) be faster, but not for long.. I have not flown a quad before that can sustain high speeds for as long as this GepRC can

Link to this quad: GepRC CL7 Crocodile PRO-version

I will obviously do more then one video on this quad, but to give you an idea.. Here is my LOS maiden of it

GepRC CL7 Crocodile - LOS Maiden.. aka Beast Mode :P (10 min 45 sec)


Specifications:
wheelbase: 315mm
base thickness: 5mm
material(s): Carbon fiber, allu standoffs, TPU prints
flight controller: GepRC Span-tower PRO
ESC's: 50A all-in-one BLheli32 DShot600
motors: 2306 1600Kv
propellors: DalProp Cyclone 7056C x3 (1 spare set)
FPV camera: Runcam micro Swift or Runcam Split 2S
VTX: 25-800mW 5.8Ghz
Lipo: Hyperion 2400mah 6S G8 HvLi (not included)
OSD: yes, Betaflight
smart Audio: yes
buzzer: yes
LED's: nope
spare props: Yes. 1 spare set
Posted by DutchRC | Mar 20, 2019 @ 12:19 PM | 2,058 Views
Halloa guys

short review this time! Of a small item: a micro FPV camera.. The new Runcam Robin micro FPV cam..
This is a CMOS racing cam..

Link to the camera: Runcam Robin NTSC / PAL switchable micro FPV cam

Runcam Robin 700tvl CMOS - micro FPV RACING Camera - REVIEW (15 min 39 sec)


Specifications:
sensor type: CMOS
sensor size: 1/3 inch
resolution: 700tvl
lens: 1.8mm or 2.1mm M8
field of view: 160 or 145 degrees
voltage range: 5V - 36V
latency: 6ms (min)
weight: 5.5 grams
setup OSD: Not sure...
runtime OSD: Nope!
Posted by DutchRC | Mar 13, 2019 @ 10:20 AM | 2,885 Views
Halloa people

as most of you probably know by now the new version of Ikarus's Aerofly has recently been released!
Happy days! I am not sponsored by them in any way, but to me it is THE airplane / heli simulator..

In this thread anyone can post their experience with the sim.. I'll allso be posting a few video's
of my own..

And to start things of.. Here is a video on how to get started with RC8..
This is actually quite unique: In this video I show you how to install a trial version.. This is not offered directly by Ikarus (but they did O.K. me posting this)

AeroFly RC8 - THE #1 RC Flight Simulator - P1: Getting Started (17 min 16 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Mar 08, 2019 @ 10:11 AM | 2,306 Views
Halloa guys

another year.. another Quad-Build-Series! Though I can't promis this will be the only one this year :$
Most of my builds so far have been Freestyle quds.. NOT this time! It might not be an all-out Racer,
but it definately leans more to Race, then to Freestyle

So! Part 1.. Frame Review & short parts-intro

Rotorama / HGLRC Mefisto - Super Light FPV Race Quad! - P1 - Frame Review (14 min 54 sec)


Parts list:
Frame: Rotorama 5" Mefistor RED frame
Motors: T-Motor F40 Pro II 2306 1750Kv motors
ESC / FC / VTX: GepRC Span Pro Flytower
FPV camera: Runcam Swift 2
Props: ??? probably DAL Cyclone's
Posted by DutchRC | Feb 20, 2019 @ 09:15 PM | 2,483 Views
Halloa guys,

have you come across this (maybe?) upcoming Topsky goggle? I have not seen a lot of info / postings on it.. But well.. maybe we can use this topic to gather info on it..
So far I actually don't even have a name for it..

Let's start with some pictures..





...Continue Reading
Posted by DutchRC | Feb 16, 2019 @ 10:35 AM | 3,017 Views
Halloa people

Like me you might have been wondering if the new(isch) Turnigy Graphene Panther lipo's are wurth their salt..
Somehow there isn't much in terms of YT reviews on these lipo's eventhough they have been available for a while..

So I set about field testing a set of them..

Lipo's tested: Turnigy Graphene Panther 650mah 4S 75C

Comparison lipo's: GensAce Tattu 650mah 4S 75C

Turnigy Graphene Panther vs GensAce Tattu lipo's.. Torture Test / Review (18 min 15 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Feb 05, 2019 @ 10:20 AM | 4,921 Views
Halloa poeple

Soooo! A new FPV quad from GepRC huh.. Have you had / tried GepRC stuff? I have quite a few by now I must admit :$
Okee so this Cygnet is one of the first of a Wave of smaller quads we will see that have an onboard 1080P recorder.. Handy cause the added weight of an action-cam kills the fun in smaller quads

Link to this quad: GepRC CX3 Cygnet - 3-inch FPV quad

In this topic I'll post a couple of video's BUT feel free to ad your own

GepRC Cygnet - 3-inch Full HD Camera Quadro :) - First Impressions! (11 min 29 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Feb 02, 2019 @ 10:18 AM | 4,335 Views
Halloa guys

So yeah.. instead of calling a product a '..... killer' I guess? :P And I allso have to admit I might be a bit of a Matek fanboy :P I am not sponsored by them eighter by the way.. I have allways had good results with their products though

Link to today's FC: Matek F722 -SE - Flight Controller + PDB

This is quite a special one though.. it has A LOT of features.. Really impressive..

The Matek F722-SE.. the Rollse Royce of Flight Controllers :D (14 min 40 sec)


List of special features:
+ It's a Matek product :P
+ Dual IMU's
+ Dual FPV camera inputs / switchable
+ 5 UART's
+ 8 DShot1200 channels
+ Up to 8S
+ VTX shut down