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Posted by DutchRC | Aug 05, 2020 @ 11:04 AM | 2,774 Views
Halloa people

another FPV quad in the DuthcRC studio and I don't review a whole lot of really SMALL quads
This one caught my attention though.. It's got the new Caddx Loris 4K camera that I had not tried before..
And 4S on a quad this small is pretty unusual
Ohw! And I had not tried any Geelang quad at all yet...

Link to it: Geelang Anger 85X 4K BNF

But... Quite a bit better then I had expected all round!

the Angry Geelang ANGER 85X 4K Micro Drone :D - REVIEW (26 min 40 sec)


Specifications:
type: indoors & parkflier video-quad
wheelbase: 85mm
material(s): all plastick
dry weight: 72 grams
all up weight: 131 grams
flight controller: F4 AIO board
firmware version: BF 4.2.0
ESC's: AIO board with 12A ESC's BLheli_S
motors: GL 1204 5000kv
propellors: HQprop T2x2x4
FPV camera: Caddx Loris 4K (split camera)
VTX: 25-200 mW
Lipo: 450mah 4S (not included)
OSD: yes, Betaflight OSD
smart Audio: yes
buzzer: nope
LED's: yes
spare props: yes? AND a complete spare frame!
Posted by DutchRC | Aug 02, 2020 @ 11:11 AM | 2,455 Views
Howdy people

sooo Flash what?? Yeah.. a new motors-brand.. You might have come across them on sales sites..
I got my hands on a few sets SO let us see if they are wurth considering

Link to them: Flashhobby Arthur 4S & 6S 2207.5 motors

AND let's see how they perform

Flashhobby Arthur 2207.5 motors Review (and WHO is Flashhobby anyway? :O) (22 min 33 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jul 22, 2020 @ 11:01 AM | 3,466 Views
Halloa peoples

so YES! I'm going to be ging a bunch of stuff away! And definately not because I don't want it myself :P

Several F7 flight controllers!
GPS antenna
Programmable LED strips!
4 in one 60A ESC! :O

International GIVEAWAY! 1x 4xESC, 1x VTX, 2x GPS, 3x F7, 8x LED from HGLRC! :D (7 min 20 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jul 15, 2020 @ 11:19 AM | 14,025 Views
Halloa peole,

while I was gathering parts for the RacerXfpv ET5 project I ran into BetaFPV's new M02 VTX.. As you probably know BetaFPV & RacerXfpv have partered up on the Twig series of quads as well..
So I wanted to try that VTX as I suspect it will end up in future BetaFPV RTF quads

Link to it: BetaFPV Whoop-style M02 VTX

And in this video I'll show you how to set it up And what it's performance is like

BetaFPV M02 25-350 mW FPV transmitter (VTX) REVIEW (16 min 44 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jul 13, 2020 @ 11:16 AM | 3,630 Views
Halloa RC people

a couple of weeks ago I did a few video's on BrotherHobby's Hyperbola.. A VERY light 5" and also BH's first RTF / BNF product..
Due to the weather over here getting a final review of it recorded took a bit longer then expected though..
BUT.. Here is is

Link to the quadro: Hyperbola 5 Frsky BNF - from BrotherHobby

And the lipo I used mostly for it: Tattu R-Line 850mah 4S with XT60

Soooo here it is then! My take on this quadro

the Ultra Light HyperBola 5 from BrotherHobby! - FINAL REVIEW (21 min 11 sec)


Specifications:
type: racer / funflier
wheelbase:
base thickness:
material(s): carbon fiber + plastick canopy
dry weight: 147 grams
flight controller: HGLRC Zeus 35A 5-in-1
firmware version: 4.1.5
ESC's: HGLRC Zeus 35A 5-in-1
motors: 2004 3150Kv
propellors: Gemfan 5125 triblades
FPV camera: Caddx Ratel 2.1mm
VTX: HGLRC 600mW
Lipo: 600mah - 850mah 4S (not included)
OSD: Yes, Betaflight
smart Audio: Yes
buzzer: nope
LED's: nope
spare props: nope
Posted by DutchRC | Jul 11, 2020 @ 11:05 AM | 5,465 Views
Halloa people

so this new frame from Karearea popped up on F.book a bit more then a week ago, I instantly liked it's looks
But it's also very different as it an injection molded plastick frame..

Link to it: Karearea Talon V2 SVX210 frame

And here is my take on it:

Karearea Injection Molded 5" FPV Frame? :O The Talon V2 SVX 210 FRAME REVIEW (16 min 50 sec)


Don't hesitate to share your oppinion and or experiences with the frame!

Specifications:
type: Basher / Funflier / Clubracer
wheelbase: 210 mm
Left-to-Right: 135 mm
Front-to-Back: 165 mm
base thickness: varies A LOT
weight: 109 grams
material(s): Plastick with 2 metal standoffs
chamfered edges: very much so
clean: 100%
buzzer: nope
LED board: nope
battery strap: yes 2x
battery anti-skid pad: yes
Posted by DutchRC | Jul 09, 2020 @ 11:11 AM | 4,569 Views
Halloa peoples!

so yeahh.. another sale or what? No surprice eventhough the Covid party did end up slowing down the slurry of sales
And is it then even interesting to have a look at this years Summer sale? As always a lot of price cuts aren't Really price cuts but it can pay off to check if your wish-list items have actually dropped in price


Bought me a Car & Helicopter in Banggood's Summer Prime Sale :D (11 min 49 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jul 05, 2020 @ 11:06 AM | 7,841 Views
Halloa people

I've said so in a couple of video's already but I've been wanting to do a build with a RacerX frame for quite a while! And here is the project-intro for it
Ofcourse the series will be a multi-part series. In today's video I give a general overview of the parts and why I chose those

Hyper Light 5" Project! The ET5 - Project Intro :) (10 min 53 sec)



The parts list:

Frame: Racer X ET5 Ultra light frame kit

FC / ESC: Diatone Mamba F411 25A AIO

Motors: Karearea 1507 3100 KV

FPV Camera: Runcam Phoenix 2

VTX: BetaFPV M02 25-350mW

Propellers: Gemfan SL 5125

Receiver: Frsky XM+

Lipo: Tattu R-Line 850mah 4S
Posted by DutchRC | Jul 03, 2020 @ 11:10 AM | 4,680 Views
Halloa people,

part of a build series this ofcourse and I have wanted to do a build with a RacerX / Twig frame for a LONG time.. And then life happened
But here it is.. My first frame from RacerXfpv.. an American company in case you don't know them..

The frame in question: RacerXfpv ET5 frame kit

also available as BNF from BetaFPV: Twig 3, 4 & 5" at BetaFPV

So let us then have a close look at that frame

Ultra Light 5" Racer! Racer X fpv ET5 Twig - FRAME REVIEW (10 min 11 sec)



Specifications:
type: Ultra light racing
wheelbase: 200 mm
Left-to-Right: 140 mm
Front-to-Back: 140 mm
base thickness: 4 mm
weight: 48 grams
material(s): Carbon fiber + TPU prints
chamfered edges: yes
clean: 98 % clean
buzzer: nope
LED board: nope
battery strap: yes
battery anti-skid pad: yes
Posted by DutchRC | Jul 01, 2020 @ 11:04 AM | 6,835 Views
Halloa people

it will come as no surprice that this quick-review of a FC is part of a build-project I am doing It is an ultra-light 5" and I had originally planned to use a BetaFPV 20A board..
Then this Diatone / Mamba board popped up and it seems more interesting to me Not least of all because of the F1 option

Link to the board: Diatone - Mamba F411AIO 25A BetaFlight or FlightOne whoop-style-board


So let's have a look at that board then

Diatone / Mamba 25A Whoop board with FlightOne Option! :D - F411AIO 25A Review (10 min 29 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jun 29, 2020 @ 11:11 AM | 4,792 Views
Halloa people

to be honest, I had had this split setup in the parts bin for a while already BUT the last firmware improved it quite a bit!
That makes it time for a review of it I say

The camera: HawkEye FireFly 4K split mini

And let's then see how it performs

Hawkeye Firefly Split mini 4K - REAL LIFE REVIEW (25 min 57 sec)



Specifications:
sensor type: cmos
sensor size: ??
resolution: 700 tvl for FPV part
resolution: 4K 30 fps max
lens: M8 FPV lens
field of view: 170 degrees max in the HD recordings
aspect ratio: 4:3 / 16:9
input voltage: 5V only!
latency: 4-6 ms (Runcam Racer 2 equivalent)
size: 19 x 19mm (micro size)
weight: 14 grams
setup OSD: yes, with controller board
runtime OSD:
Wide Dynamic Range: yes
Posted by DutchRC | Jun 27, 2020 @ 11:09 AM | 4,837 Views
Howdy RC people

so it is true.. I am FAR from the first to be flying with this DJI FPV stuff as I'm sure you know
But I wanted to record my first findings with it anyway.. So here is THAT for you :P

I am flying the Holybro Kopis Mini - Caddx Vista edition controlling it with a Jumper T18 pro in this video

First DJI Digital FPV Flight! :D With the Holybro Kopis Mini Caddx Vista edtion :) (13 min 7 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jun 25, 2020 @ 11:23 AM | 6,448 Views
Halloa people

Time for a side-by-side comparison of some interesting FPV camera's this time   
on paper the Foxeer Toothless 2 Nano & Runcam Phoenix 2 Nano are very both very similar & capable Racing FPV camera's..
Much like their micro versions are.
On top of that I need a nano-sized camera for an upcoming build-project!

So let's see how similar the camera's actually ARE...

Link to the Foxeer cam: Foxeer Toothless 2 Nano - Starlight version

Link to the Runcam cam: Runcam Phoenix 2 Nano


Day & Night NANO-SIZE FPV Camera's ? Foxeer Toothless vs Runcam Phoenix 2 Nano Nano Nano Nano (10 min 5 sec)



Toothless 2 Nano specs:
sensor type: CMOS
sensor size: 0.5 inch
resolution: 1200 tvl
lens: 2.1mm M8
field of view: 145 degrees
aspect ratio: 4:3 / 16:9 selectable
input voltage: 3.8V - 16V
latency: not specified
size: 14mm x 14mm x ??mm
weight: 3.8 grams
setup OSD: yes
runtime OSD: yes
Wide Dynamic Range: yes

Phoenix 2 Nano specs:
sensor type: CMOS
sensor size: 0.5 inch
resolution: 1000 tvl
lens: 2.1mm M8
field of view: 155 degrees
aspect ratio: 4:3 / 16:9 selectable
input voltage: 5V - 36V
latency: not specified
size: 14mm x 14mm x 22mm
weight: 5 grams
setup OSD: yes
runtime OSD: nope
Wide Dynamic yes
Posted by DutchRC | Jun 23, 2020 @ 11:09 AM | 4,417 Views
Halloa FPV people

if you run the newest BF version you might have run into your VTX's no longering listening to your commands.. In my case I could still change the ouput-power-level, but changing the band / channel was outright Refused! :O
And yes.. this was on quad that did have the Smart Audio work on older BF versions..

So if you are in that boat.. here is the probable cause & solution to this

Smart Audio doesn't work in BetaFlight 4.1 and newer? :O FIXED ! :D (8 min 51 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jun 17, 2020 @ 01:45 PM | 7,739 Views
Halloa people

sooo have you noticed rc-motor companies are getting into RTF quads? Here is another one of those but I will say I wanted one as soon as I saw the first rendering :$
So yep.. BrotherHobby has brought us a quad we don't need to build ourselves An ultra-light 5" in this case or maybe we should call it a "twig" ?

Link to the quad: BrotherHobby HyperBola 5 FrSky BNF

I'll be doing several video's on it (if it holds up ) so lets have a first look at it first

the Impressive HyperBola 5 from BrotherHobby! - Show & Tell (14 min 18 sec)




Specifications:
type: racer / funflier
wheelbase:
base thickness:
material(s): carbon fiber + plastick canopy
dry weight: 147 grams
flight controller: HGLRC Zeus 35A 5-in-1
firmware version: 4.1.5
ESC's: HGLRC Zeus 35A 5-in-1
motors: 2004 3150Kv
propellors: Gemfan 5125 triblades
FPV camera: Caddx Ratel 2.1mm
VTX: HGLRC 600mW
Lipo: 600mah - 850mah 4S (not included)
OSD: Yes, Betaflight
smart Audio: Yes
buzzer: nope
LED's: nope
spare props: nope
Posted by DutchRC | Jun 14, 2020 @ 11:06 AM | 3,552 Views
Halloa people,

soooo it has been a while since Runcam released the Runcam 2 right? I'm not completely sure but it must have been 4-5 years
Back then the RC2 was a great action-cam option for multirotors and it indeed was the first recorder I strapped onto a quad :P

But.. time moves on and we now finally have a 4K version of it!
The shape of these camera's also make them handy for airplanes which is indeed what I was still using the RC2 for

Link to the new cam: Runcam 2 4K edition - Pillbox style action camera

And in this second video about the camera, I take it up to where it belongs!

Runcam 2 4K Edition Action Camera! - FLIGHT TEST (15 min 0 sec)



Specifications:
shape: pillbox
max video res: 4K (at 30 fps)
max frame rate: 120 at 1080P
shutter speed lockable: yes
ISO lockable: yes
video codec: MP4 - H264
max photo res: video only
field of view: 155 degrees
max CF card size: 128 GB
microphone: yes
external microphone: ?
gyro stabi: limited
WIFI config option: yes
battery: 850 mah 1S Lion
max recording time: 1.5 hours at 1080P 60
viewfinder screen: on phone via WIFI
touch-screen: nope
second (front) screen: nope
usb-type: micro USB
water proof: nope
Posted by DutchRC | Jun 12, 2020 @ 12:24 PM | 12,532 Views
Halloa people,

the video below is a how-to on adding a normal (R-XSR in this case) receiver to a DJI Digital FPV setup.. I was wondering myself how easy it would be (it's easy ) So I guess the video also shows this for people wondering if they Need to get that DJI radio as well...

DJI Digital FPV + Second Receiver HOW TO (Frsky R-XSR F-port setup) (11 min 57 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jun 10, 2020 @ 11:16 AM | 15,466 Views
Halloa RC people

in this topic I'll be taking a look at the new Kopis Mini with Caddx Vista air-unit! I must add that this is actually my first digital FPV setup..
Also feel free to add Your experiences or questions about this quadro

So it IS another Cinematic and/or Freestyle 3" quadro but with the Caddx / DJI setup this time.
As of the time I'm writing this I haven't flown it yet but look & feel + packaging are promissing Can't wait to fly this little 3"..
3.1 inch actually by-the-way......

Link to it: Holybro Kopis Mini with Caddx Vista BNF

As always I'll posting up my findings with the quad over here.. Both short-term and long-term

Holybro Kopis Mini with CADDX VISTA! :D - First Look (12 min 28 sec)




Specifications:
type: Freestyle / Cinematic 3"
wheelbase: 148mm
base thickness: 3mm arms
material(s): carbon fiber + allu standoffs
dry weight:
flight controller: Holybro Kakute F7 HDV
firmware version: Betaflight 4.1.2
ESC's: Holybro Tekko32 45A
motors: T-Motor F1507 3800kv
propellors: T-Motor T3140
FPV camera: DJI camera
VTX: Caddx Vista
Lipo: 650mah - 850mah 4S (not included)
OSD: yes, DJI
smart Audio: DJI channel choice
buzzer: yes
LED's: nope
spare props: nope
Posted by DutchRC | Jun 08, 2020 @ 11:06 AM | 3,062 Views
Halloa RC people

a short review this time for a Very small product! I just got this new ISDT Q6 Nano charger in, which I ordered to be my new backpack charger..

Link to the charger: ISDT Q6 Nanon - Smart Charger

"smart" charger? :P Not sure.. hopefully it won't establish selfawareness :P

BUT.. does it charge lipo's???

ISDT Q6 Nano - Ultimate Backpack Lipo Charger? - REVIEW (18 min 2 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jun 04, 2020 @ 11:12 AM | 4,667 Views
Halloa peoples

Sooo yes you probably know the T-Motor brand and there is a good change you use, or have used them (cause they also OEM for other brands).. But T-Motor has a reputation of making slightly more expensive motors probably?
Recently however they released some Budget motors (Velox) and mid-range (Pacer) motors In the video I review the last ones after doing at least 100 flights with them..

The motors: T-Motor Pacer P2207.5 (4S and 6S versions available) drone motors

For my tests with these motors I used CNHL 1100mah 6S Black Series lipo's.. I would hereby like to appologize to those lipo's :P

T-Motor Value Motors? The Pacer P2207.5 (1950KV) REVIEW (24 min 44 sec)