DutchRC's blog View Details
Posted by DutchRC | Oct 18, 2019 @ 11:24 AM | 1,355 Views
Halloa guys

I got this very small lipo charger in from it's distributor.. And eventhough it IS small, it packs a punch.. 400W output and 8S capable is nothing to snarf at

Link to it: ToolkitRC M8s - very small lipo charger

At this moment it's available from for instance Banggood..

ToolkitRC M8S - All-In-One Charger & Diagnoistics Tool! REVIEW (22 min 10 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Oct 17, 2019 @ 03:04 PM | 1,804 Views
Halloa FPV pilots

so yes.. I'm not really the first to be reviewing this ER349 huh? I ordered in a sale a while back and had not come around to actually flying it yet :$
BUT.. I thought it would be nice combine my first-flight-experience with it with some insight into the RC industry...

Link to this quad: Eachine ER349se 3-inch racer

Diatone / Eachine ER349se - the best Eachine E V E R ! :D (19 min 52 sec)


Lipo used: GensAce Tattu R-line 850mah 4S

Specifications:
type: FPV Racing quad
wheelbase: 135 mm
base thickness: 3.5mm
material(s): carbon fiber + plastick
flight controller: Mamba F405 mini MK2
firmware version: 3.5.1
ESC's: Mamba 4x25A 4 in one, Dshot1200
motors: Mamba MB1408 4000 kv
propellors: GemFan Flash 3052 & some other alternate props
FPV camera: Runcam micro Swift 2
VTX: TBS Unify pro
Lipo: 650mah 4S (not included)
OSD: Yes, Betaflight
smart audio: yes (TBS)
buzzer: yes
LED's: YES!
spare props: yes, 1 set
Posted by DutchRC | Oct 12, 2019 @ 09:01 AM | 4,397 Views
Halloa people

Sooo.. what can I say.. Below is a short video about my giveaway..
Really quite a nice camera system! I wouldn't mind wining one myself

check it out.. it's only a few minutes...

Runcam Split 4K HYBRID! GIVEAWAY ! :D - Sponsored by Runcam ! (5 min 37 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Sep 24, 2019 @ 09:00 AM | 1,133 Views
Halloa people

I just finished building an RTF quad.. Wait what? Well yeah.. I simply just ordered all the parts myself as I felt like building another quad
BUT.. it's also avialable as an RTF, and NOT a chaeap one at that this time..
So this is a more specced-out version of the XL5 Nazgul I guess
In this thread I'll review the frame And show what the RTF version is like

the frame: iFlight SL5 freestyle frame

The RTF version: iFlight SL5 Cidora Advanced 6S version RTF

iFlight SL5 - Cidora 5" High Spec Freestyle FPV Quad - FRAME REVIEW (13 min 39 sec)


Specifications:
type: Freestyle / Cinematic
wheelbase: 215 mm
base thickness: 5mm arms
material(s): Carbon Fiber + allu standoffs
weight: 123 grams
chamfered edges: yes.. minute but well done
clean: some carbon dust but pretty clean
buzzer: nope
LED board: nope
battery strap: yes, 2x good quality
battery anti-skid pad: yes
Posted by DutchRC | Sep 15, 2019 @ 12:47 PM | 1,282 Views
Halloa people

sooo yes.. SJcam has itself a new action camera, and in case you don't know SJcam: they are one of the less costly alternatives to Gopro camera's..
I ordered one in pre-sale and received it last week.. Time to do some tests with it!

link to the camera: SJcam SJ9 Strike - 4K action camera

First test I've been doing is microphone / vlogging tests:

Vlogging tests with SJCAM's new Flagship 4K Action Camera - SJ9 Strike Review P.1 (7 min 26 sec)


the external microphone I used:
https://www.banggood.com/Original-SJ...13974002015038

Playlist with Unedited video's:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...kPLNUK9Ye_aCGh

Specifications:
shape: classic Gopro shape
max video res: 4K at 60 fps
max frame rate:
video codec: MP4 H.264 or H.265 - user selectable
max photo res: 12 MP - 4000x3000
field of view:
max CF card size: 128 GB - (I would suggest an U3 card)
microphone: dual / stereo
external microphone: Yes, via USB-C
gyro stabi: Yes, up to 4K 30 fps
WIFI config option: Yes
battery: 1300mah Lion
max recording time: +/- 2 hours at 1080P 60 fps
viewfinder screen: Yes
touch-screen: Yes
second (front) screen: Yes
usb-type: USB-C
water proof: Yes up to 10 meters without extra case
Posted by DutchRC | Sep 05, 2019 @ 05:02 PM | 1,278 Views
Halloa people

Sooo.. what can I say.. Below is a short video about my giveaway..
To that I should add that the X9 Lite Pro looks / feels better then I expected

check it out.. it's only a few minutes...

DutchRC & Banggood.com GIVE AWAY: FrSky Taranis X9 Lite Pro! - Banggood 13th Anniversary! (7 min 40 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Aug 30, 2019 @ 05:32 AM | 1,531 Views
Halloa people

Sooo.. what can I say.. Below is a short video announcing my giveaway..
check it out.. it's only a few minutes...

DutchRC & Banggood.com GIVE AWAY: FrSky Taranis X9 Lite Pro! - ANNOUNCEMENT ! (4 min 31 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Aug 26, 2019 @ 09:42 AM | 1,276 Views
Halloa people

it's been a while sinds I featured a fixed wing RC on my channel.. NOT because I'm not interested but simply because I didn't run into a new plane I was excited to try
BUT.. here it is then.. actually a plane that comes in my YT channel's colors :P

Link to the plane: Volantex SABER 920 - KIT or PNP

Volantex SABER 920 - 3D Acrobatic Aeroplane - Flight Test :) (12 min 14 sec)


Specifications
wingspan: 920 mm
length: 875 mm
weight: 1100 grams all up weight
material: EPO foam
kit type: KIT or PNP
motor: 2215 1400 kv
propellor: 9x5
ESC: 30A brushless with BEC
servo's: 4x 9 grams
receiver: mine isn't a BNF
lipo: 1800mah 3S (not included)
ailerons: yes
rudder: yes
flaps: nope
retracts: nope
lights: nope
stabeliser: nope
Posted by DutchRC | Aug 22, 2019 @ 09:05 AM | 1,945 Views
Halloa people

sooo yes.. allmost unbelievable but here is another build project from me.. I've been working (selecting parts etc) on this one for several months....
I am in the process of replacing my 4S (GepRC KHX5 Elegant) freestyle quads with fresh 6S versions in this thread I'll show you the "Why & How" of this project...

I'm actually going to start this story with 2 first flight tests!
Later on I'll tell you what parts I used and WHY I chose those......

DutchRC RIPLEY - Ultimate 6S Freestyle FPV Quad - P1: Test Flights (14 min 4 sec)


Parts list:

Frame: Speedybee 5" 225mm

Stack: Diatone Mamba F722S + 6S 4-in-1 Dshot1200 ESC

Motors v1: iFlight Xing 2207 1800kv

Motors v2: Racerstar SIC 2207 1888kv

Props: Gemfan Windancer 5043

FPV camera: Runcam Racer 2 black 2.1mm

FPV transmitter: Rush Tank VTX

Control receiver: FrSky R9mm

The lipo's I'll use: Gaoneng GNB 1100mah 6S 130C
Posted by DutchRC | Aug 17, 2019 @ 09:14 AM | 1,458 Views
Yes! It is allmost unbelievable but here is yet another FPV camera test from me
And what?? It's not even a DJI HD Super Plus Extra :O :O
Nope.. simply a racing FPV cam from Foxeer..

Link to the bigger one: Foxeer Predator 4 Mini

The smaller one: Foxeer Predator 4 micro

Foxeer Predator 4 Mini and Micro - Low Latency FPV Cam's - FULL REVIEW! (22 min 55 sec)


Specifications:
sensor type: CMOS
sensor size: 1/2.7"
resolution: 1000tvl
lens: 2.5mm M12 or 1.8mm M12 (M8 for the micro version)
field of view: 170 degrees at 16:9 - 140 degres at 4:3
aspect ratio: 4:3 or 16:9 switchable
input voltage: 5 - 40 V
latency: 4 ms
size: mini - 21.8x 21.8 x 14.2 mm
weight mini: ?
size: micro - 19 x 19 x 18.6 mm
weight micro: 6.1 g
setup OSD: yes
runtime OSD: yes
Wide Dynamic Range: yes, Super WDR
Posted by DutchRC | Aug 12, 2019 @ 09:02 AM | 2,294 Views
Halloa people

I'll tell you what: I totally SKIPPED this quad when it was released.. Then it was on sale in BG's last sweepstakes sale..
Less then 100... is the quad wurth that amount????

Link to the quad: Eachine Wizard X140HV - 3-inch 6S Freestyler

Eachine Wizard X140HV - HOW BAD CAN IT BE??? :D (20 min 7 sec)


Specifications:
type: Freestyle FPV Quad
wheelbase: 140 mm
base thickness: 3 mm
material(s): carbon fiber
flight controller: Betaflight F4
ESC's: 20A 4-in-1 Dshot600
motors: 1507 2500 Kv
propellors: DAL Cyclone T3056C
FPV camera: Foxeer micro Arrow
VTX: 25-300mW
Lipo: 3-6S (none included)
OSD: yes
smart Audio: yes
buzzer: yes
LED's: yes
spare props: yes, 1 full set
Posted by DutchRC | Jul 23, 2019 @ 09:10 AM | 3,561 Views
Halloa people

I received a brand new frame from iFlight yesterday.. It's the new version of their conventional freestyle frame..
BUT.. as you might have noticed: they are allso about to release a few RTF versions based on that frame..
In this thread I'll review the frame And build the quad with the same components as the RTF will use...

the frame: iFlight XL5 v4 freestyle frame

the base RTF version: iFlight Nazgul5 entry - Banggood version

There will allso be higher speced version which will only be available from their own site...

iFlight XL5 Version 4 - Nazgul5 - 5" Freestyle FPV Quad Frame - FRAME REVIEW (13 min 30 sec)


Specifications:
type: Freestyle
wheelbase: 227mm
base thickness: 5mm arms
material(s): carbon fiber + allu standoffs
weight: 109 grams
chamfered edges: yes.. minute but well done
clean: yes, spotless
buzzer: nope
LED board: nope
battery strap: mine didn't but yours should come with 2
battery anti-skid pad: mine didn't but yours should..
Posted by DutchRC | Jul 16, 2019 @ 09:08 AM | 3,024 Views
Halloa guys

I got this super small lipo charger in from it's distributor.. It's even smaller then it looked in the photo's That makes it a handy charger to take with you for in-the-field charging

Link to it: ToolkitRC M6 - very small lipo charger

At this moment it's on pre-sale at BG...

ToolkitRC M6 150W lipo charger - it is SMALL :) - SHOW & TELL (23 min 4 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jul 09, 2019 @ 09:10 AM | 4,278 Views
Halloa people

it's been a while sinds I did a build-series, and in this case part of the reason was getting some cool new products in for review
Sooo.. the aim for this build is a high quality version of the fun I had with the LDARC 200GT.. a very light 5" quad... I will be building a 6S quad though, and it will have quite a bit more Punch

Let's start this story with an overview of the components I'll use

Hyperlite Floss 3.0 - DutchRC 200GT Lightweight 5" FUN FLIER :) - P1: INTRO (15 min 20 sec)


List of parts:
frame: Hyperlite Floss 3.0 frame
stack: Diatone Mamba F722 mini
motors: Emax 2207 RSII 1600kv motors
props: T-Motor T5132 propellors
receiver: Rush XR602T-b3 frsky D16 receiver
FPV cam: Runcam Phoenix 1000tvl camera
VTX: AKKtek FX3-ultimate VTX
lipo option 1: Tattu Rline 1050mah 6S lipo's
lipo option 2: CNHL 1000mah 6S lipo's
Posted by DutchRC | Jul 07, 2019 @ 09:12 AM | 4,957 Views
Halloa people

is this the last quad you will ever need? Well offcourse we want LOTS of quads or what :P
This new Diatone is one of the pocket-size do-it-all FPV quads..
It should be fast
It should be able to do freestyle well
It shoots 4K video's

Linkt to this quad: Diatone TMC Airblade UAV Intrepid v2 - Tarsier 4K version

At banggood: Same thing.. with affiliate code.. thanks for the support

In this topic I'll post My findings, but feel free to ad your own.. or questions.. concerns.. etc..

Diatone + Airblade UAV Intrepid v2 + Caddx Tarsier 4K :O - FIRST LOOK (26 min 32 sec)



Specifications:
type: Cinematic Freestyle quad
frame: Airblade UAV type: Intrepid v2
wheelbase: 150mm
base thickness: 3mm (arms)
material(s): carbon fiber + allu standoffs
flight controller: Mamba F405 mini mk2
firmware version: Betaflight 3.5.1
ESC's: Mamba F25 - Dshot600
motors: Mamba (BBB?) 1408 4000Kv
propellors: Gemfan Flash 3052
FPV camera: Cadd Tarsier (ratel + 4K recorder)
VTX: Team Blacksheep Unify 5V
Lipo: 3-4S (not included)
OSD: Yes, Betaflight
smart Audio: Yes
buzzer: Yes
LED's: nope
spare props: nope
Posted by DutchRC | Jul 05, 2019 @ 10:09 AM | 4,625 Views
Halloa guys

Another side-by-side with the Runcam 5 & Foxeer Box 2 camera's!
This time I'm sending them up there in their 1080P 60fps Superview modes...

What will you learn from this video?
+ how they handle vibrations.. (jello or not);
+ that 1080P60 S-view is the Runcam's worst mode.. (the Next firmware update will fix this)
+ pretty much un-eventfull otherwise..

Flying the Foxeer Box 2 AND Runcam 5 action camera's :) - 1080P 60fps (7 min 47 sec)



Box2 data
==============================
resolution: 1920 x 1080
frame rate: 59.94 fps
data rate: 31390 kbps
time: 06:01
file size: 1.32 GB



RC5 data
==============================
resolution: 1920 x 1080
frame rate: 60 fps
data rate: 30008 kbps
time: 05:47
file size: 1.21 GB
Posted by DutchRC | Jul 03, 2019 @ 09:01 AM | 3,327 Views
Halloa guys

a very simple and short entry this time.. I did me a head to head with these new action camera's in ONE resolution only..

Their HIGHEST resolution

IF you are interested in these camera's it might be informative

Foxeer Box 2 vs Runcam 5 in 4K 30fps (10 min 1 sec)


Foxeer Box2 file data
==============================
resolution: 3840 x 2160
frame rate: 29.97 fps
data rate: 52334 kbps
time: 09:48
file size: 3.59 GB



Runcam 5 file data
==============================
resolution: 3840 x 2160
frame rate: 30 fps
data rate: 70581 kbps
time: 09:42
file size: 4.59 GB
Posted by DutchRC | Jun 28, 2019 @ 09:49 AM | 9,793 Views
Halloa guys

a very simple and short entry this time.. I did me a head to head with these new action camera's in ONE resolution only.. Mostly because it's the resolution I will personally be using mostly..

IF you are interested in these camera's it might be informative

Foxeer Box 2 vs Runcam 5 in 1080P 120fps + Important Info! (17 min 24 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jun 24, 2019 @ 09:07 AM | 6,603 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 | 4,944 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