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Posted by DutchRC | Sep 23, 2016 @ 07:48 PM | 6,737 Views
Hi there people,

while surfing the interweb, I came across this upcoming new camera from SJcam.. The SJ7 Star, which is a 4K action cam that is quite a bit more capable then for instance the SJ5000X..

It can do 1080P at 120fps and 4K at a usable 30fps.

Link to this new cam: SJcam SJ7 Star link

One other feature the prveious SJcam's didn't have: a touch-screen, and judging from the pictures it should support an external microphone

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Posted by DutchRC | Sep 20, 2016 @ 10:01 AM | 4,838 Views
Halloa people

yes! The Excalibur has finally landed.. Picked me one up as well.. A few years back I had me a Dynamic-S as well, which flew very well..
Let's see if the new version lives up to it's hype..

First.. An unboxing + build report on this warmliner:

DutchRC - HobbyKing / Durafly Excalibur 1600mm Warmliner - Unboxing + Build! (22 min 48 sec)

Wing span: 1600mm
Length: 1010mm
Flying weight: 1250g
Controls: 4 Channel (Ailerons, Elevator, Rudder (V-Tail), Throttle)
ESC: Aerostar 60amp brushless ESC
Motor: 3542-800kv brushless outrunner
Propeller: Aerostar folding carbon fibre 13x7

Minimum 4ch Transmitter capable of V-Tail mixing
Appropriate 4ch receiver
1800~2200mAh 4S LiPoly high "C" rated battery
Posted by DutchRC | Sep 19, 2016 @ 02:47 PM | 4,257 Views
Hi there people

for smaller quadcopters / planes or even cars, smaller all-in-one FPV systems have been available for a while now.. Quanum (HobbyKing) has one.. So fo Hyperion & Eachine.. Those are basically available with an infinate nr of 'labels'..

Those all have just a 25mW 5.8Ghz transmitter though.. Only a 600 tvl camera, and most (all?) only do NTSC..
A few weeks back I came across this Eachine MC02 AIO system though..
Link to this FPV system: Eachine MC02 AIO

Here is my review of that micro FPV system:

DutchRC - Eachine MC02 AIO - Micro FPV system 900tvl 40 channel - REVIEW (10 min 11 sec)

channels: 40ch
resolution: 900tvl
output: 5.8Ghz 25mW or 200mW selectable
Input: 3 - 26V
Posted by DutchRC | Sep 13, 2016 @ 09:04 AM | 4,282 Views
Halloa people

a few weeks back, JJPRO (part of JJRC) released their P200 & P175 freestyle FPV quadcopters.. They come with quite a nice set of components, so I picked me one up
With both, you have the option of a RTF or a BNF.

Link to this X-quad: JJPRO P200

I'll be doing several video's on this quad, starting with a show & tell WITH some tips & tricks

DutchRC - JJPRO / JJRC P200 Freestyle Quadcopter - Show & tell + tips! (from Banggood.com) (16 min 32 sec)

Link to the prop tools: Tools for easy prop install

And the props I will be using: KingKong 5045 x3

Flight Controller: Skyline32 (Naze32)
Motors: Emax RS2205 2300kv
ESC's: Emax Lightning 20A
Props: 5045 bullnose
Camera: 800tvl CMOS 2.2mm lens / 120 degrees FOV
VTX: 5.8Ghz 48ch 600mW
Posted by DutchRC | Sep 08, 2016 @ 01:30 PM | 4,562 Views
Halloa people

a few weeks back, I came across this Great (IMHO) looking new micro FPV racer.. I really like it's purpose driven design.. Quite smart I think...

Link to this quadcopter: Fire 104 with Naze32 and DSM2

So far I have flown the Blade Nano QX FPV quite a lot indoors, but this Fire 104 is definately going to replace it.. Completely tunable.. better FPV camera..

Here is my show & tell about the Fire 104, with test-flight And a FPV recoring:

DutchRC - Fire 104 Micro FPV racer with Naze32 - Show & tell + test fight (from Banggood.com) (13 min 5 sec)

Wheelbase: 104mm
Weight: 37g (not included battery)
Propellers: 55mm
Flight controller: NAZE32 (Open source CleanFlight/BaseFlight)
Motor: 8520 Brush Motor
Built-in Receiver: Compatible with DSM2 7CH
ESC: Built-in Brush ESC
AV Wireless Transmitter: 5.8G 16CH 200mw
Transmission Distance: 500-800m
Camera: 650TVL 170 CCD 720X576
Batterry: 3.7V 700mah 25C Lipo battery
Flight time: about 8 minutes
Posted by DutchRC | Sep 02, 2016 @ 09:21 AM | 5,782 Views
Halloa people

Quite a while back, I did me a few video's on the HG P401 scaler. Here is one of those video's:

DutchRC - HG P402 Scaler by GearBest.com - Test Run! (11 min 54 sec)

That HG P401 is not perfect (quite a lot of flex in the frame) but it sure is fun to drive, especially for what it costs..

The other day I saw 2 new versions pop up with a Jeep Wrangler boddy. One open top, and a closed version.

Closed version: HG P405 scaler

Open version: HG P406 scaler

I opted for the P406 version myself
Offcourse these 2 cars will probably have the same frame-flex, so I allso ordered up a bunch o allu upgrades And a better servo

Once the car & parts have arrived I'll add some video's on those in this thread