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Posted by DutchRC | Mar 02, 2016 @ 09:08 AM | 4,187 Views
Howdy people

I just came across this upcomming XK 1200mm FPV plane, with 1080P camera.. So far XK products have worked out well for me (for instance the XK X250 & X350 quads)..
Might make for a nice aerial footage shooter this plane.. Handy in size as well..

Link to the plane: XK A1200 FPV plane





Specs:
Wingspan: 1200mm
Battery: 7.4V/2000mAh LI-PO
Motor: 2212 Brushless
Propeller: 3-leaf 6*2.5*3
Flight Weight: 500g
AV Transmitter: 600mw
Camera: 1080p
Transmitter: 2.4G 6CH S-FHSS
Control Distance: 800m
Material: EPO

Soooo... what do You think? Personally I mainly wonder if the plane has a build in video-recorder.. That would ridd you of having to add a 1080P action camera (IF the build-in camera is any good)

Cheers!
Posted by DutchRC | Mar 01, 2016 @ 10:44 AM | 3,301 Views
Halloa people

I received this new DYX FPV-X230 quadcopter last week, sooo time to allso do a few video's about this interesting quad. Interesting you say? Well, I do think we will be seeing more of these kind a RTF quads in the (near) future..

Link to this quadcopter: DYS FPV-X230

Let's start the 'show' with my show-and-tell of this quadcopter

DutchRC - DYS X230 RTF FPV Racer?? - Show & Tell! (from Banggood.com) (18 min 38 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Feb 21, 2016 @ 10:18 AM | 3,852 Views
Halloa people

I've been wanting to make a Really fast quadcopter for a while now, so I started gathering parts for this build.
My aim is to hit at least 150Km/h (93 mph) with this quadcopter, though I have no idea how easy/difficult that will be :P

I'll be publushing several video's for this project in which I'll show / demonstrate all the key components..

To start of.. The (tilt rotor) frame I'll be using:

DutchRC - Sonic Speed Quadcopter Project! Part 1: The Frame (8 min 6 sec)


Link to this frame: 350RV Frame from HobbyKing
Posted by DutchRC | Feb 20, 2016 @ 05:20 PM | 10,316 Views
Howdy people

Something different this time! Not something airborn.. A lower cost 1/12th scale brushless monster truck
I was looking for something fun to drive in smaller areas, so I though I'd give this HBX car from Banggood.com a try..

Here is a link to this car: HBX Survivor MT

And to start of with.. My first look at this car

DutchRC - HBX Survivor MT - 1/12th Brushless Monster Truck - Show & Tell (15 min 43 sec)


Specs:
Wheelbase: 240mm
Wheel Diameter: 98mm
Wheel Width: 48mm
Ground Clearance: 50mm
Gear Ratio: 1:12.4
Control Distance: About 80M
Four-wheel independent suspension
Run time: about 9 min
Charging time: about 180min
Motor: 2848KV 3800 Brushless Motor
ESC: 2 in 1 intergrated
Servo: 19g 3-wire 2.2kg Torque Force
Posted by DutchRC | Feb 10, 2016 @ 02:05 PM | 3,222 Views
Howdy people

I needed me a small FPV-screen (with receiver) I could mount onto my transmitter.. I fly my camera-quad FPV, but didn't like using goggles for that application..

Sooo.. as a I was looking around at the Hyperion site.. I came across this here screen:
http://www.aircraft-world.com/en/p1986857-hp-fpmon43

Time for a video about it I'd say!

DutchRC - Hyperion 4.3" Auto Scan FPV Monitor (transmitter mounted) - Unboxing + Test (10 min 28 sec)


Screen Size: 4.3 inch
Screen Type: TFT LCD screen/long life
Resolution: 480x272 pixels
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Brightness: 500cd/m2
Video Format: NTSC
Input Signal: AV
Working Voltage: 5V
Power Consumption: 500mA
Working Status OSD display: Battery indication, Channel inaction
Built-In Rechargeable Battery: 2200mAH
Working Time: 2 hours
Dimension: 122.7*80*14.5mm
Sensitivity: -90dBm
Frequency Range: 5645MHz - 5945MHz
Channel: 32 channels (with Raceband)
One-Key-Search Frequency: Button control
Audio: 6.0MHz - 6.5MHz
Posted by DutchRC | Feb 09, 2016 @ 02:01 PM | 3,799 Views
Howdy people

I spotted this reasonably new FPV set from Aomway the other day, soooo I ordered it.. This is my first look at an Aomway product by the way..

It's a bit hard to really capture an FPV-feed, but I hope this video gives you an impression of what is/does..
In words: I am quite impressed by the video quality of the cam!

Linkje this cam + transmitter: Aomway WDR 700tvl cam + 200mW VTX

DutchRC - Aomay WDR 700tvl FPV camera + 200mW VTX Backpack - Show & Tell! :) (from Banggood.com) (8 min 45 sec)


Specs Camera:
Video Format: PAL
Pick Up Device:1/3"COMS
Picture Elements: 976(H) x 496 (V)
Output Power: 23~24dBm
Operating Voltage: 7V~24V
Power consummption:120mA
Dimension: 22mm x 20mm
Weight: 35g (includes camera, transmitter and antenna)
Lens: 2.1mm
TV system : Pal
Horizontal resolution: 700TVL
S/N Ratio:>=45d
Sensitivity: 10.8 (V/Lux.sec)
Scanning system : 2:1 interlace

Specs: (VTX)
Frequency: 5.8GHz
PowerOutput: 200mW
Modulate: Wideband FM Modulate
Video Format: NTSC/PAL
Output Impedance: 50 Ohm
Output Power: 23~24dBm
Channel: 32CH
Operating Voltage: 7V~24V
Supply Current: 190mA
Operating Temperature: -10~85 Video Band Width : 0~8.0 MHz
Audio Carrier Frequency: 6.5MHz
Video Input Level: 0.8~1.2 Vp-p
Video Input Impedance: 75 Ohm
Audio Input Level: 0.5~2.0 Vp-p
Audio Input Impedance: 10K Ohm
Connector: SMA
Dimension: 26mm x 23mm x 8mm
Weight: 6g (without antenna)
Posted by DutchRC | Feb 08, 2016 @ 01:30 PM | 5,093 Views
Halloa people

I got this interesting (IMHO) FPV racer in from Hyperion last week.. In this topic I'll do a review of it in several video's

First up is my Show & Tell / Unboxing to show you what it's all about

DutchRC - Hyperion Vengeance 280 FPV Racer - Show & Tell! :) (20 min 27 sec)


Link to the quadcopter: Vengeance 280
Link to RCG topic: General topic on RCG
Link to it's manual: Online PDF manual

Specs
  • Frame Size: 280mm DeadCat style
  • Motors: 4x 2804-size, 2300Kv High-Ouput Brushless
  • ESC: 4x Hyperion Custom Compact BL-Heli 20A

Features
  • Fully Assembled: No building or firmware loading necessary!
  • On-Screen Display (OSD): Program or set up your Vengeance on-the-fly, no computer needed
  • In-Flight-Adjustable Single-Axis Camera Gimbal, Self-leveling during flight
  • Vibration Dampened Second-Camera Mount
  • 600TVl 1/3"" CMOS High-Quality FPV Camera
  • Robust, Pure Carbon-Fiber Frame with Carbon Exoskeleton Reinforcements
  • Stress-Flex Designed to Withstand Impacts, Mass centralized for high-rate turning
  • Black-Anodized, High-Strength CNC Aluminum Boom Mounts
  • Tough, Translucent Polymer Landing Legs with Built-in Directional Red-Green LED
  • 8 Forward-Tilt Motor Mounts for Aerodynamic Efficiency and Top Speed Performance
  • Four 2804, 2300Kv High-Output Brushless Motors
  • Custom Compact BL-Heli 20A Motor Controllers (ESC)
  • Visual LED Flight Mode Indicator. Easy to confirm your flight mode
  • Pre-loaded with Three Flight Modes: Normal, Altitude Hold, or Acro
...Continue Reading
Posted by DutchRC | Feb 05, 2016 @ 11:31 PM | 3,387 Views
Howdy ladies & gentlemen

Soooo what is this? David Bowie on an RC forum?? :P Well.. I combined a tribute to David with an FPV plane chase that seemed (to me) to have about the same pace :P

Enjoy!
DutchRC - David Bowie Tribute - 1947-2016 (4 min 32 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Feb 04, 2016 @ 06:42 AM | 6,630 Views
Howdy people

Yeah, this product will probably not be interesting to lost of people, eventhough it's very handy to compare motor / prop setups

Link to this power meter: Turnigy Thust Stand V2

Link to a EDF power meter: RC Lander EDF Thrust Stand

DutchRC - Turnigy Thrust Stand V2 - Show & Tell (18 min 3 sec)


Specs:
Motor Size: 12mm~56mm
Thrust Range: 1~5000g
Unit Increments: 1g/.001oz
Accuracy: +/- 10g/.001oz
Power Supply: 3V (2 x AA Batteries)
Base Plate Dimensions: 140x200mm
Unit Dimensions: 215x140x94mm
Weight: 655g
Power Meter Specs:
Operating voltage: 0v~60V (0V Requires external battery)
Operating voltage: 4.6~60V

Features:
CNC aluminum alloy construction
Thrust rails supported by dual linear bearings
Large LCD screen displays thrust in a variety of measurement units
Large and small motor mount adapters included
Heavy duty mounting base
Power Analyser
Posted by DutchRC | Feb 01, 2016 @ 08:39 PM | 8,186 Views
Hi there people

I have used this Quanum auto scan 5.8Ghz receiver for about a week now,
and thought it might be nice to share my findings + show you what it's about here..

Link to this receiver: Quanum auto scan receiver

Link to the Aomway camera + transmitter used in the video: Aomway 700tvl + 200mW

Here is my presentation of the Quanum receiver:

DutchRC - Quanum Auto Scan 5.8Ghz FPV Receiver - Show & Tell :) (11 min 54 sec)


Specs of the receiver:
Operating Voltage: 7.4 -12.6v
Receiver: -99 dbm ISM 5.8GHz 32ch
Output: 2 channel AV output ports, 1 x RSSI signal output port
Dimensions: 100 x 80mm
Antenna connections: SMA
Operating Current: 100mA
Casing Material: Plastic

Features:
Automatic channel scanning
2 Button Operation, FR and CH
Received signal strength indicator
32 channels Covering A, B, E and F bands with auto lock
7.4 to 12.6v input range
Dual A/V outputs
OLED display screen
Low Battery Voltage Indicator

Included:
1 x Quanum Auto Scan receiver
2 x A/V cables
1 x RSSI cable
1 x Power cable
1 x Dipole antenna
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 30, 2016 @ 01:19 PM | 5,585 Views
Halloa people

a fresh review, straight out of the DutchRC shed Of a toy-grade micro quad this time.. A casual indoors flier, or something for beginners

Here is a link to this nice quad: Yi Zhan X4

And my review of this quadcopter:
DutchRC - Yi Zhan X4 micro quadcopter - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED By DutchRC! :) (from banggood.com) (12 min 43 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jan 28, 2016 @ 08:07 PM | 3,568 Views
Howdy peoples

I just came across this Awesome looking quad Nope.. I have no idea if will be any good.. But I sure do like it's looks

Link to this quad: Wingsland M5 FPV with 4K camera





...Continue Reading
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 23, 2016 @ 11:38 AM | 4,368 Views
Howdy people

a surpricingly costly quad this time for my channel! The newly released Traxxas Aton video quad! What is that about?? Watch the video & find out

Link to this quad: https://traxxas.com/products/landing/Aton/

DutchRC - Traxxas Aton video Quadcopter - Unboxing! (16 min 33 sec)


Specifications:
Blade Circle: 22.83" (580mm)
Rotor Diameter: 8.27" (210mm)
Rotor Center Distance Diagonal: 14.57" (370mm)
Rotor Hub Distance Vertical: 10.30" (262mm)
Width: 18.57" (472mm)
Overall Height: 3.70" (94mm)
Overall Height with Landing Gear: 8.57" (218mm)
Ground Clearance: 0.11" (3mm)
Ground Clearance with Landing Gear: 4.87" (124mm)
Overall Flight Weight (with Battery): 30.33 oz (860g)
Flight System: Auto-Leveling Six-Axis
Radio System: 2.4GHz 6-channel Multi-mode
Main Frame Structure/Material: Molded Composite
Battery Type: 3-Cell Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery Voltage: 11.1V
Battery Discharge Rating: 20C
AC Battery Charger Rate: 3.0A
Motor Type: Sensorless Brushless Outrunner
Skill Level: 1
Camera Mount: Fixed
Battery Capacity: 3000mAh
Flight Time w/o Camera: 18-20 minutes*
Flight Time w/GoPro HERO 4 Camera: 13-15 minutes*
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 22, 2016 @ 08:05 AM | 3,296 Views
Hi there people

yep.. not really RC ralated offcourse.. This is a new series on my channel about low-budget gadgets Can a good experience be had for rock-bottom prices?

In this first episode I take a look at the Ubi Iron Pro.. a smartphone for just +/- $180
Link to this phone: Click Click Click

DutchRC - DOES IT SUCK? #1 a $180 Flagship Smartphone?? - Umi Iron Pro by Banggood.com (11 min 27 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jan 15, 2016 @ 10:05 PM | 3,904 Views
Halloa people

I'd like to start ordering parts (or an entire RTF) for a tiltrotor quadcopter.. My aim for it is a different kind of FPV-flying, but not FPV racing.. It should be FAST though :P

I have 3 options in sight now..

1. bouwen met HobbyKing Carbon 350RV frame:
HK Caron 350RV


Nice looking frame, but not very cheap..

2. bouwen met Banggood HMF SL300 frame:
BG HMF SL300


Looks a bit boring and downright ugly with the shell :P

3. Walkere Walkera Furious 320
Walkera Furious 320
...Continue Reading
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 13, 2016 @ 06:09 AM | 3,821 Views
Howdy people

I have not used SJcam camera's before, after watching several reviews of other cam's by them I decided to pick up their latest release

Link to this camera: SJcam SJ5000X

Link to my RAW footage channel: DRC RAW Channel

Link to the lens-hood shown in the video: Birds Eye View lens hood

DutchRC - SJcam SJ5000X Elite 4K Action Camera - Presentation! (by Banggood.com) (29 min 0 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jan 12, 2016 @ 01:51 PM | 3,729 Views
Halloa people

time for something that does Not fly on my youtube channel :P A car this time, and a drift car at that:
3Racing Sakura D4 AWD

I picked mine up from HobbyKing EU (see link above) and as you'll see it is a self-assembly kit only..
In this video I'll show you what comes in the box, and what the finished chassis looks like

DutchRC - 3Racing Sakura D4 AWD Drift Car Presentation! :) (14 min 35 sec)


Other parts used:
ESC & Motor: Trackstar 3000Kv 45A set

Servo: [url=https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=14829[Mi Digital High Speed Servo[/url]

Radio: Futaba 4PLS
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 11, 2016 @ 09:26 PM | 4,115 Views
Halloa people

I just came across a new (I'm not sure if it has allready been released yet) sub-200 FPV quad by Eachine.. Now Eachine is mostly a player in the toy-grade market, but this looks to be something that could be called hobby-grade (?)

Here is a link to this FPV quad: Eachine Assassin 180



Pro's:

Naze32 flight controller that supports CleanFlight and BetaFlight
GPS
OSD
Indicator lights
FPV HD goggles


Cons:

Proprietary battery
VTX excessive power output at 600mW

A n unboxing + maiden flight review by GBlynden
Eachine Assassin 180 5.8GHZ RTF FPV Drone Unboxing, Maiden Flight, and Review (13 min 22 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jan 07, 2016 @ 11:17 AM | 5,056 Views
Halloa people

HK is about to release this new Durafly Tundra.. A highly anticipated plane actually as it is a direct competitor to the popular MultiPlex Funcub..
I've been able to get my hands on a pre-release model so I can show people what's comming up

In this first video I'll do a detailed unboxing of the plane + a build review:

DutchRC - Durafly Tundra 1300mm Bush Plane! Unboxing + Build Review :) (25 min 31 sec)


Specs:
Wing span: 1300mm
Length: 1190mm
Flying weight: 1150g
ESC: Aerostar 40A
Motor: 3636 950kv
Prop: 12x6 Carbon fiber
Lipo: 1800-2200mah 3S 30c min
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 04, 2016 @ 07:24 PM | 3,442 Views
Howdy people

in this topic I'll post several video's about the new V2 camera from Runcam. It does 60fps at 1080P, has a hatch so your SD card won't fall out. Does WIFI for setup and live video etc etc..
This Runcam V2 can for instance be ordered from Banggood: Click click click

In this first video I'll show you comes with the camera And how to change settings with the WIFI app and connected to a tv

DutchRC - Runcam V2 Action Camera - Unboxing + Setup Procedure (from Banggood.com) (25 min 29 sec)


After this video I'll shoot a few tests & compare it to the current Mobius camera.