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Posted by jameschen072 | Jan 18, 2018 @ 11:13 AM | 41,476 Views
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Eachine E500 VTOL Uncut flight footage (5 min 44 sec)

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Eachine E500 Review

The Eachine Mirage E500 is a 497mm wingspan VTOL aircraft. Designed to eliminate a lot of problems that plagued “conventional” R/C VTOL aircraft, the E500 may have the potential of becoming a VTOL for the masses. In this review we are going to analyze this aircraft from my perspective as a product developer, and hopefully provide you with some insight towards what it’s like on the ground and in the air.
Special thanks to Banggood.com for providing the sample unit, which was provided under the understanding that my review of the E500 would be unbiased.

A bit of history…
VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) technology has been one of the holy grails of the R/C industry. With the (rather recent) advent of lightweight brushless power systems and lithium polymer batteries, the only thing that stood in the way of developing a true VTOL was the flight control system.
In my previous life as a developer for a certain US-based R/C company, we played with numerous VTOL designs- a quad motor with pivoting pods and two wing-sets, and a V22 with an EDF in the tail section to provide balance. While advanced for the time, these models did still suffer from some of the fundamental problems in VTOL design- highly...Continue Reading
Posted by jameschen072 | Jan 02, 2018 @ 01:25 AM | 44,746 Views
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WPL Gaz 66 on the job (2 min 0 sec)

WPL Gaz 66 (B24) 1/16th truck review
Hi everyone,
I don’t think there’s an active thread on the WPL B24 Gaz 66 truck so I’ve decided to write a mini-review about mine. Hope it’ll help those who are on the edge about acquiring this truck a little more information about how the build went and whether it’s worthwhile.
Even though the Gaz has been on the market for a while now, I initially decided against picking one up due to the bad experience that I had with the B1 truck (mine were from the 1st batch that were available on the market). Drivetrain issues, hard tires and poorly painted bodies were just the beginning of that nightmare, so much so that I had to part out one of the trucks to keep the other one going.
After receiving the third truck in their lineup (C14 Hilux: Review) though, I felt that the quality has improved enough that the Gaz 66 was worth a try. The history of the real truck is quite intriguing, google led me to this article, if you’re interested: http://englishrussia.com/2016/11/08/...-union-gaz-66/

The model

The real thing! (Gaz 66 wikipedia page)

From the box:
I bought the kit version of the Gaz 66, as I’ve found that not only were the RTR’s put together in a haphazard fashion, they had non-proportional steering via a toy servo mechanism.
The kit comes with a standard 3-wire 9g servo that could be used on with most hobby-grade receivers and the drive-motor. All other...Continue Reading