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Posted by DutchRC | May 31, 2017 @ 01:35 PM | 6,622 Views
Halloa people

I'm gonna be short about this one: Watch my video if you were considering this handheld gimbal..

Link to this product: AFI VS-3SG 3-axis handheld gimbal

My full review (rant?) then:

DutchRC - Must watch if you are considering the AFI VS-3SG 3-Axis Gimbal (REVIEW) (22 min 36 sec)

Color: Silver,Red,Gold
Suitability: For GoPro Hero4/ 3+/ 3, for SJCAM SJ4000 SJ5000 series, for Xiaoyi, for AEE... Also compatible with LCD backpack
Pitching Angle: 320 (Vertical Handheld)
Rolling Angle: 100 (Vertical Handheld)
Panning Angle: 320 (Vertical Handheld); 100(Horizontal Handheld)
Pitching Following Rate: 30/s
Panning Following Rate: 120/s
Static Attitude Tracking Accuracy: 0.01 (Gimbal in static mode)
Motion Attitude Tracking Accuracy: 0.02
Overload Current Protection: 1A
Working Voltage: From 6.5V to 8.4V, 7.4V(Standard)
Stand-by Time: 2.5~3 hours
Item Weight: 265g
Package Size: 19 * 12 * 9.6cm
Package Weight: 670g
Posted by DutchRC | May 20, 2017 @ 06:48 PM | 6,763 Views
Halloa people

sooo.. on my daily 'what's new?' go-around, I came across this upcomming Walkera Vitus video-quad.. It does look 'a bit' like that Mavic quad huh?
In case you're interested.. here is a link: Walkera Vitus Lite drone

One thing I do like over the Mavic by the way, is this one mounts your phone Above the sticks:

Well.. and it allso includes Walkera's augmented reality thing:

What do we think?
Especially if you'd opt for the non-sensors version, the price is pretty nice
Posted by DutchRC | May 16, 2017 @ 01:43 PM | 6,289 Views
Halloa people

I've had a HobbyKing / Quanum XJ470 aerial video quadcopter for quite some time now, and upto now I had an APM flight controller in it.. ESC's that really were to big & NO OSD :$
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

DutchRC - My Quanum XJ470 Quadcopter get's an overhaul :) - New FC, PDB, ESC's, FPV cam & VTX (16 min 47 sec)

What's new:
SP Racing F3 Deluxe flight controller: https://goo.gl/Jzvh0M
Matek PDB with 5V and 12V out: https://goo.gl/PPimdS
4x DYS XS 30A ESC's: https://goo.gl/sbKLec
Foxeer Monster V2 Cmos camera: https://goo.gl/0XhtvS
Aomway TX001 25/200/600mW VTX: https://goo.gl/XYpfZ5
Foxeer SMA clover leaf antenna: https://goo.gl/FL5hHY
Matek WS2812B programmable LED strip: https://goo.gl/QvpaAX

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
Feiyu Tech mini 3D gimbal: https://goo.gl/2q6eWn
Frsky TFR8SB FASST SBus Receiver: https://goo.gl/mvX5rc
Posted by DutchRC | May 15, 2017 @ 01:03 PM | 5,760 Views
Halloa people

and now.. for something completely different.. Is this a quadcopter / drone / multirotor, or more a flying car? Technically it's a quadcopter / multirotor offcourse.. But you drive it like an RC car
Ever sinds I saw the first pictures of this Kyosho Drone Racer, I knew I had to have one.. As it turns out, I ended up ordering TWO :P

Link to a European retailer: Kyosho Drone Racer from TopRC.nl
Link to an US retailer: Kyosho Drone Racer from AMain Hobbies

I am not sponsored by eighter of these retailers or Kyosho itself by the way..

Time to take this flying car for a first spin (in windy conditions)!

DutchRC - Kyosho's Flying Car! The Drone Racer - P1 First Impressions Running it :) (8 min 23 sec)

Length: 302mm (with guard)
Width: 300mm (with guard)
Height: 65mm
Gear Ratio: 5 : 1
Weight: 130g approx.
Motor: 8.5mm coreless
Battery: 3.7V-1000mAh
Propeller: D5 x P4
Flight Time: 10 min approx.
Speed: 30km/h approx. out of the box (can be tuned to fly faster)
Flight altitude: Low 35cm/High 60cm approx
Posted by DutchRC | May 12, 2017 @ 06:50 AM | 6,473 Views
Halloa people

I jsut came across this Realacc FPV quad, which comes stock with TWO FPV camera's (and two VTX's) :O I had not expected to see that
Offcourse the idea is that you'd have actuall depth perception

Link to this quad: Realacc Horns 100 FPV drone

Some pictues:

...Continue Reading
Posted by DutchRC | May 01, 2017 @ 09:02 AM | 5,773 Views
Halloa people

recently Runcam released their Runcam version 3. A cube style of camera, very much like the GoPro Session is.
Do be aware that the Runcam 3 IS slightly bigger then the Session though!

A link to this camera: Runcam 3 (FPV) Action Camera

in this topic I'll be posting my findings on this new Runcam camera.. Feel free to add Your video's / findings / reviews of the camera to the topic by the way

To start with, here is my first Aerial View test with the camera.. With CRASH :P

DutchRC - Runcam V3 Action Camera - First Aerial (CRASH) Test :) (5 min 14 sec)

weigth: 66g
dimension: L 38mm W 37.5mm H 38mm
video resolutions: 1080P 60fps & 720P 120fps & 720P 60fps
file format: MOV
memory: SD card max 64GB
WDR capable: Yes
system: PAL or NTSC selectable
interface: micro USB