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Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Dec 19, 2016 @ 11:15 PM | 3,991 Views
JJRC H31 Flight Test - Waterproof and Snowproof (12 min 10 sec)

I like knowing that no matter the weather conditions, I can still get out and fly. I have flown the JJRC H31 in rain, landed it in puddles, and now in snow and I have to say that it is really waterproof. This thing not only flies well in rainy and snowy conditions, but it flies well period. Kind of reminds me of the Nihui Toys U807. It also has headless mode, one-key return...the usual stuff. A solid, inexpensive quadcopter.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Dec 14, 2016 @ 01:13 AM | 4,230 Views
Contixo F10 Plus Unboxing, Review and Flight Test (33 min 38 sec)

I tried to be thorough with the review and cover everything which is why the video is so long. Here's a breakdown of the video if don't want to watch the whole thing. Otherwise, grab a coffee and click play.

Un-boxing / Overview: 0:00 - 7:31
Flight test preview: 7:31 - 14:10
Actual flight test: 23:43 - ending

When I first picked up the Contixo F10 Plus it felt like it was solidly made. It's not heavy, but does have some heft to it due to the large motors and overall size. It's similar to the Tarantula X6, but it has some unique features. As you can see in the video, with the prop guards installed, this thing has quite the wingspan. You definitely won't have any trouble tracking it in the sky. The materials used make this seem more premium than your average toy-grade quadcopter. I did break one of the prop guards in a later flight though, but it protected the props like its supposed to. It has all of the standard features as well as altitude hold and wifi FPV. A 4GB sd card and USB reader comes included and you can record and save video and picture to your phone or to the SD card. The transmitter setup is a little different from some other quads, but easy to get used to. I really like the styling on this quad and it also flies great.

In the low rate, the F10+ is fairly docile and does not pitch much which is good for capturing...Continue Reading
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Dec 02, 2016 @ 07:25 PM | 3,835 Views
Contixo F5 Altitude Hold Wifi FPV Unboxing and Review (18 min 11 sec)

The first thing I noticed about the Contixo F5 quadcopter is how much it looks like the Yuneec Q500. It is a sweet looking quad, but looks alone does not a good quadcopter make. It flies really well. Out of the 6-7 altitude hold quads I have flown, this one definitely executes this feature the best. Usually quadcopters either dip to the ground or gain altitude when giving full pitch in the high rate, but the F5 maintains its altitude no matter what. Don't expect to be blown away by the video quality, but that is the case for most toy quadcopters.

-Solid altitude hold makes this a smooth flyer
-Headless mode actually works well
-WiFi video feed is fairly stable
-The camera can be tilted
-Auto-start and stop
-Labeled remote controller
-On/off switch
-Durable propellers

-Video quality is meh