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Posted by DutchRC | Jul 31, 2017 @ 05:00 AM | 4,049 Views
Howdy people

so yeah.. a brick-based quadcopter that's supposed to actually fly? I would have though it would be to heavy.. Turns out, the power-to-weight ratio indeed IS pretty low
Nevertheless.. it Does fly

Link to this quadcopter: Lego / Realacc quadcopter

And here is what that looks like..

DutchRC - A LEGO quadcopter that actually Flies? :O (9 min 43 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jul 27, 2017 @ 06:28 AM | 4,416 Views
Howdy people

I got me another FPV quad here, and this time it's not a racing quad.. Far from it actually To be completely honnest, the first thing that made me want to order it was the looks of it I really like well designed things in general, and this quad is one of the better looking ones (IMHO)..
Okee.. but it allso does it's FPV-trick over 5.8Ghz and not the dreaded WIFI :P Comes with a screen.. records video in the quad..

Link to this quadcopter: Cheerson CX-23 video FPV quad

Offcourse everyone is free to add Their findings / questions etc in this topic.. I'll start the party with a full review:

DutchRC - Cheerson CX-23 a Truely RTF Video FPV Quadcopter - FULL REVIEW! :) (30 min 2 sec)

Quad size: 245 x 245 x 90 mm
Weight: 230 grams
Motors: 1306 3000Kv
Propellors: 4" 2 blades
Lipo: 1200mah 7.4V (2S)
Flight time (real life): 8.5 minutes
Picture resolution: 1920x1080 (full HD)
Video resolution: 1280x720 (HD)
FPV resolution: looks like VGA
FPV type: 5.8Ghz
Control range: 500m
FPV range: 500m
Max altitude: 100m
Posted by DutchRC | Jul 24, 2017 @ 06:58 AM | 4,577 Views
Hi there guys

soo last year I did a couple of video's on JLB Racing's Cheetah (the monster truck version) which was quite a nice car IMHO Well put together and very fast This year, they released an upgraded version of that car, and at first I thought 'well yeah.. mostly the same car man!' but I simply couldn't resist, so I ordered me one :$ The Truggy version this time thouhg..

Link to this car: JLB Cheetah 120A Truggy version
And for the MT one: JLB Cheetah 120A MT version

One majour concern with these Chinese cars however is parts-support offcourse. I guess what it comes down to: if the car is popular, they will have parts support for them, and with the previous model being quite well sold (parts from the previous version Do fit).. all parts are allready available.

Allright.. I'll be shooting several video's on this car.. Let's first see what it looks like

DutchRC - JLB Cheetah Truggy EXTREME 120A Edition :O - Show & Tell! (22 min 20 sec)

Length: 500 mm
Width: 360 mm
Height: 205 mm
Weight: ??
Speed: 80 km/h
Type: Truggy / Monster Truggy
Drive setup: 4 wheel drive
Motor: 3670 2500Kv 4-pole
ESC: HobbyWing 120A (max 4S)
Servo: 15KG Metal gear analogue
Battery: 4000mah 3S (included with car)
Radio: 2 channel FlySky GT2B
Posted by DutchRC | Jul 23, 2017 @ 08:26 PM | 8,630 Views
Halloa people

I just came across this new 900 FPV wing from Soicmodell.. It's product name is 'AR Wing' and has a 900mm wingspan. Looking at the pictures the Sky Shadow Reptile 820mm wing comes to mind. This is offcourse Allso a flying wing, and is made out of black foam.. I do think however they are quite different wings..

Link to this new Sonicmodell wing: AR Wing 900mm PNP version
There is allso a kit version: AR Wing 900mm KIT version

I have not ordered this new wing myself yet, but I might.. Offcourse I'd invite everyone (owners & pilots who are interested) to post your thoughts & experiences with the plane in this topic..

Some pictures:

...Continue Reading
Posted by DutchRC | Jul 16, 2017 @ 01:02 PM | 4,156 Views
Halloa people

this topic is Not about a newly released plane (at all) for a change.. I pulled an Ancient HK plane out of my hanger, to see if it actually still flies well
On top of it being old, it's actually not even sold by HK anymore.. They DO however now have an EDF version of it..

Link to that EDF version: HobbyKing EDF PushyCat / Flycat kit

So... does it still fly (well) then??

DutchRC - HobbyKing Vintage Airplane! :) The PushyCat / FlyCat :) (7 min 40 sec)

Wingspan: 640mm
Length: 800mm
Weight: 290grams
ESC: 25A (not included)
Servo's: 3x 9grams (not included)
Lipo: 1300mah 3S (not included)
Posted by DutchRC | Jul 11, 2017 @ 05:09 AM | 14,508 Views
Halloa people

Sooo.. people that have followed my channel for a while (and I mean really Quite a while :P) may have followed along in my RCExplorer Tricopter build.. Somehow that copter is still doing just fine.. BUT I did manage to crash it a few times.. Mostly because it doesn't have an OSD :$
Lucky for all of us though, we now have FPV camera's with build in OSD's! So.. I'm gonna upgrade the tricopter with such a camera..

To be specific.. this one here: Foxeer Arrow V3 Sony Super HAD II CCD cam with OSD

And here are my findings

DutchRC - RCExplorer v3 Tricopter + Foxeer Arrow V3 CCD FPV cam with OSD :D - UPDATE VLOG (12 min 45 sec)

Chipset: Sony Super HAD II CCD
PAL Resolution: 976 x 494
NTSC Resolution: 768 x 494
Default lens: 2.5mm
Output: 650tvl in B/W.. 600tvl in color
Input power: 5V - 40V
OSD: Yes!
Microphone: Yes!