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Posted by DutchRC | Jan 31, 2018 @ 10:14 AM | 3,988 Views
Hi there guys

Soooo round 2 for the TopSky F7X goggle huh? Have they made enough improvements to make this one a contender?
I must say I now Do enjoy using it, where I definately did Not like the V1...

Check out the current price by the way.. far more interesting now..
Link to this goggle: TopSky F7X V2! 42-degree-fov FPV Goggle

The receiver I use in it: Realacc Pro Plus receiver

I will do a Long term review of the goggle as well.. For now my short(er) term review:

DutchRC - TopSky F7X V2! 42-degree-FOV FPV Goggle.. Should you want one? (24 min 32 sec)


Specifications:
FOV: 42 Degree
IPD: 58~72mm
Resolution: 1280*720(0.5”LCoS) backlight
Video format: NTSC/PAL auto selection
Module: Head tracking module (optional)
Head tracking: Head tracking module: optional
DVR: DVR of RF, TF Card, up to 32GB, MJPG 30fb
3D: Sied by side
Video fomat: NTSC / PAL, auto recognition
Receiver: Built-in high-sensitivity receivers with 40 channelshigh-speed one-touch search
Digitas Video:MJPG 30FPIntegrated mode DVR (only for RF), micro TF card and support 32GB, video compression format MJPG/30 FP
Buttom adjustment: Intensity control/contrast control/ channel control/display mode control/ DVR switch/ head satrration control/tracking module
HDMI: Support 720/1080P HDMI signal input ( 2D/3D auto slection)
Ports: Headphone jack/ AV-IN port/ DC IN port/ PS2
Power: DC7-18V (3h-4h) Image voltage indicator function
Package Size: 230*165*100mm
Weight: 190g(with battery)
Package weight: 700g
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 27, 2018 @ 10:45 AM | 3,273 Views
Halloa guys

another brushed / entry-level quad this time.. This one Is quite a bit faster then your average brushed (FPV) quad though
I would Not call this a racing quad though, because it can not fly in acro mode (with the current firmware)
It does however sport an onboard 720P video recorder...

Link to this quad: Hubsan H122D X4 Storm

NOT unimportant: spare parts for it are allready available

Speaking off.. Extra lipo's will offcourse come in handy: 2S HvLi for the X4 Storm

And because the props aren't standard ones.. Some extra spare ones might allso be a good idea: 2 inch props for the Hubsan X4 Storm

My review of this little quad then

DutchRC - The Hubsan H122D X4 Storm :) Great Sightseeing FPV Quad :) - Review P1 (29 min 27 sec)


Specifications
wheelbase: 140mm
weight: 116.5 grams (incl Lipo)
motors: brushed
camera: 1080P (with recorder)
lipo: 710 mAh 2S Hv Lipo
VTX: 5.8Ghz (25mW)
flight time: 6.5 minutes
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 26, 2018 @ 07:22 PM | 5,317 Views
Halloa people

wow! I had actually expected a product like this to be released by FrSky when they introduced the QX7.. Sooo a Turnigy Evelution kinda radio.. Should be great for quad flying? What do you people think? I would definately want to try it..
It even has a module bay
The material it's shell is made out of looks really comfy by the way...

Link to it: FrSky Taranis X-LITE ACCST 16CH Radio

Ohw.. and it will be available in at least 2 colors (red & black) to start with.. I expect other colors to come available later..





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Posted by DutchRC | Jan 25, 2018 @ 10:11 AM | 4,542 Views
Halloa people

a few days ago I got me my first ISDT charger in.. Quite POPULAR chargers them people make huh? Some even say they are (currently) the best chargers.. I think that would be a bit of an overstatement :P
BUT.. the majour innovation in the ISDT chargers is their user-interface. Comming from the 'old world' Imax kinda charger (display + 4 buttons) these ISDT chargers sure are quite a easier to opperate.. Especially for people that don't know all the ins-and-outs of Lipo's (yet)

Linkje to the charger: ISDT T6 Lite 600W charger

and the more powerfull version: ISDT T6 BattGO 780W charger

With all that said.. Here is my quick-review of the T6 Lite

DutchRC - ISDT's T6 BattGo & T6 Lite Chargers.. Show & Tell :) (10 min 55 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jan 22, 2018 @ 10:33 AM | 3,197 Views
Halloa guys

sooooo.. I've build a couple of quads from GepRC frames by now.. Nice frames! But can they allso deliver in the BNF / RTF market?
My first impressions are quite positive.. I very much like this little bugger

Link to this 3-inch-quad: GepRC MX3 Sparrow - aka Master Blaster

And.. here is the first part of my review on it:

DutchRC - GEPRC MX3 Sparrow BNF - a Master Blater FPV Quad :D - Review P1 (24 min 22 sec)


Specifications
wheelbase: 139 mm
arm thickness: 3mm carbon fiber
motors: 1408 3500 KV
ESCs: BLHeli-S 4x 28A in 1 DShot600
current: 3S or 4S
receiver: FrSky XSR (D16)
props: 3042 3-blades (2 spares)
FC: EVO F3
camera: Runcam micro V2 600tvl CCD
VTX: 25-100-250mW 72 channels
OSD: yes (in the Runcam micro V2)
Buzzer: yes
LEDs: yes
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 18, 2018 @ 10:19 AM | 3,152 Views
Halloa guys

yes sir! An actual RC motorcycle! The first time I get my hands on an RC like this. Exciting!
I've been interested in them for years.. Most cost more then I wanted to spend.. This H-King 1/8th scale
bike looked good to me, for what it costs

Link to this motorcycle: H-King HKM-390 Onroad Racing Motorcycle

Link to the lipo's I'll use: Turnigy 1300 mah 2S

Link to the allu bike stand: Optional allu bike stand

Obviously I'll allso do dring-video's with the bike.. For now, here is my show & tell on it

DutchRC - Vroem VROEM! :) The 1/8th scale HobbyKing HKM-390 Onroad Racing Bike - Show & Tell! (17 min 31 sec)


Specification:
Length: 289 mm
Width: 72 mm
Height: 140 mm
Wheelbase: 204 mm
Full weight: 735 g
ESC: 25A brushed w/XT30
Motor: 380 21T Brushed
Battery Bay: 70x18x38 mm
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 16, 2018 @ 10:05 AM | 3,070 Views
Halloa people

yesss.. all them nice speedy brushless quads are great offcourse! Lot's of fun
However.. everybody has to start somewhere so I felt like reviewing something more entry-level this time..

And.. no real surprice: it's a brushed quad.. it IS a bit bigger then most of them though..

Link to this quad: XK X130-T brushed FPV quad WITH acro mode


And.. here is My review of it

DutchRC - THE beginner FPV Quadcopter?? The XK X130-T (32 min 6 sec)


Specifications
framesize: 130mm
frame material: carbon fiber
frame thickness: 1.5mm
motors: 1020 brushed
propellors: 66mm (4 spares)
battery: 700mah 1S 25C
VTX: 5.8Ghz 25mW 32 channels
camera: 600tvl CMOS
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 14, 2018 @ 10:22 AM | 3,720 Views
Halloa guys

Soo yes.. I just got me this new FrSky radio in a couple of days, and how offten does one order up a new radio right? Only once in a few years. At least I do :$
So! I'm quite excited to try this one out, as it's not really an entry-level radio eighter :$ I ordered me this Horus X10S so it Might replace my Futaba T14SG, but the verdict's not in yet offcourse..

Link to the new radio: FrSky Horus X10S transmitter

I'll be doing several video's on this radio.. Maybe allso some 'how to ones.. To start things off though, here is my Show & Tell on this radio

DutchRC - FrSky HORUS X10S 16-channel mid-range Radio - Show & Tell (23 min 37 sec)


Specs (of the Horus X10S)
channels: 16
protocol: default FrSky ACCST
system: 2.4 Ghz
OS: frOS (openTX can be flashed onto it)
model mem: 60 (unlimited by adding a TF card)
screen: 480 x 272 color LCD
gimbals: MC12 plus
battery: build in Lion
telemetry: yes
module bay: yes
touchscreen: no
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 10, 2018 @ 10:02 AM | 2,683 Views
Halloa people

I feel like building me a new FPV aeroplane! And in this case 'build' means: buying a PNF airplane, and adding FPV & autopilot stuff to it..

To start this project off however, I need YOUR input See, I don't really know which plane to order yet.. I would very much appreciate your input in this

Here is a video about my shortlist & reasoning for picking those planes

DutchRC - HobbyKing Bixler 3 or Volantex Ranger or MPX EasyStar II ????? (21 min 50 sec)


Links to those planes:
The Volantex Ranger 1600: The Volantex Ranger 1600 at banggood

The HobbyKing Bixler 3: The HobbyKing Bixler 3 (new version)

The MPX EasyStar II: The MPX RR EasyStar II
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 09, 2018 @ 05:17 PM | 2,420 Views
Halloa guys

I came across a new quad on BG today.. It is a DJI quad that costs less then $100 :O That is a first! More importantly however: it's allso the first brushed (in other words: entry level) camera-quad with image stabilzer I've been hoping to see quads like that for a few years now

Link to the quad / drone: DJI Tello 5MP video quad

Time for some pictures offcourse





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Posted by DutchRC | Jan 02, 2018 @ 11:58 AM | 4,018 Views
Halloa people

first of all: best wishes for the new from the Nehterlands!

and.. to kick things of, an unusually short video this time.. Just a simple tool-tip.. I picked up this good quality Xiaomi Wiha (German manufacturer) screwdriver kit: Xiaomi 24 in 1 allu. screwdriver set

There is allso a powered version of it by the way: Xiaomi WOWSTICK

and here is a closer look at it:

DutchRC - Tool Tip: Xiaomi Wiha 24 in 1 screwdriver set (6 min 9 sec)