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Posted by Deserteagle | Oct 09, 2019 @ 12:05 PM | 5,839 Views
I made this for owners of the new Fatshark Byte Frost HD system to cut down the DJI talk. This thread will be monitored by me to stay on topic and the other Fatshark thread is already full of DJI marketing. This thread is for owners who are testing the product and updates. Negativity is fine if you own the system but the product was sold as "beta" so keep that in mind.

Digital FPV Shootout - Bytefrost vs DJI (11 min 35 sec)

Posted by Deserteagle | Sep 16, 2019 @ 10:05 AM | 1,154 Views
I love how this turned out

Tomoquads Slingshot, Nameless AIO, BetaFPV AIO, skystar motors (13 min 22 sec)

Posted by Deserteagle | Aug 19, 2019 @ 12:02 PM | 2,453 Views
This is the mods video
Part 2 Emax Tinyhawk Freestyle MODS!! finally (18 min 48 sec)

Posted by Deserteagle | Aug 12, 2019 @ 12:02 AM | 2,368 Views
Raining this weekend so I thought I would make a video about my thoughts on the HD FPV systems..

DJI Digital FPV System Why you may want to wait (5 min 21 sec)

Posted by Deserteagle | Aug 05, 2019 @ 10:53 PM | 2,290 Views
Posted by Deserteagle | Jan 13, 2019 @ 09:53 PM | 35,509 Views
I modded this with the Airbot wave 18a 4in1 ESC and man does it fly better!!
TinyLeader Modded Whoop that flies like a 3 inch (13 min 55 sec)

Posted by Deserteagle | Jan 13, 2019 @ 03:57 AM | 35,153 Views
This is my take on the Eachine Trashcan
Eachine Trashcan Good value how to set up throttle scale (20 min 5 sec)

Posted by Deserteagle | Sep 17, 2018 @ 12:52 PM | 39,000 Views
Made this video on how to make a custom splash screen for the RapidFire and some Random thoughts about the AMA,Fanboys and the FAA

Rapidfire how make a custom logo, Fanboys,FAA and AMA (22 min 42 sec)

Posted by Deserteagle | Aug 16, 2018 @ 11:56 PM | 39,192 Views
Ok, I tortured the Hyperion HV Graphene batteries and I can say the ones I got are good and I can recommend them.

Tmotor 5143 Hyperion G7 HV Graphene Batteries (9 min 55 sec)

Posted by Deserteagle | Jul 15, 2018 @ 02:12 PM | 38,813 Views
This was surprisingly good and flew very nice! I was shocked by it and didn't even think it would fly. It had an HD camera that links to a phone with wifi for fpv flying. For $70 it's really good and includes everything.

Eachine E32HW Shocking... no Seriously! (16 min 7 sec)

Posted by Deserteagle | Jul 12, 2018 @ 11:58 PM | 39,969 Views
This product is just not ready for retail and dangerous

ImmersionRC Rapidfire Do NOT BUY you have been warned! Updated! (12 min 17 sec)

Posted by Deserteagle | May 06, 2018 @ 02:27 PM | 39,689 Views
Did a build using the Neato Fastback frame, RunCam Split Mini and a HGLRC XJB F440. Turned out great but I do need to put dampeners under the motors to keep the RunCam from producing Jello.

Neato Fastback HGLRC XJB F440 RunCam split mini (14 min 57 sec)

Posted by Deserteagle | Mar 23, 2018 @ 03:26 AM | 39,762 Views
I knew the DJI "racing goggles" were going to be horrible all a way around and another half baked product that is NOT for racing and too be honest not worth the money. I did get some of the usual DJI marketing people on here mad because I wasn't going to drink the DJI koolaid but I was just warning others that may not know better NOT to get these goggles for any kind of racing.

But don't take my word for it... FINALLY a REAL review NOT from a DJI shill or sockpuppet.

Josh Bardwell is a REAL reviewer and yeah... these are junk
DJI Goggles RE and OcuSync | HD FPV FOR DRONE RACERS? (18 min 58 sec)

Posted by Deserteagle | Jan 17, 2018 @ 10:35 AM | 41,789 Views

I received a RunCam Split Mini yesterday and I'm very impressed by how small it is.

The build quality on the camera unit is great but the two boards have to be mated to each other and great care needs to be happen to do it properly. There is a small blue pad that is between both pieces that is used to transfer heat and pins that are on the boards that have to line up perfectly. The blue heating pad needs to stay clean along with the surface to where the blue pad sits on the board surface. If not done properly I think heating will become an issue.

Overall I'm very happy the direction that RunCam went with this unit and with the weight of the unit with metal standoffs is 18g so 13 grams above a Swift micro. The ribbon cable is also much better than the Split V1 and V2 and is more robust. Overall I don't see the need for the V1 or V2 except for the mounting pattern of the mini is 20x20 as opposed to the 30.5 mounting pattern of it's predecessors.

Take a look at my video

RunCam split Mini Review and assembly Amazing! (8 min 47 sec)

Posted by Deserteagle | Dec 20, 2017 @ 08:50 PM | 41,569 Views
DJI has announced their race edition goggles recently. They say that the latency is AS LOW as 50ms, provides HD footage, has a DVR and also has one 5.8ghz receiver.

  • 12 Selectable Transmission Channels

  • Access to low-interference transmission channels is the key to success for competitive FPV racing, especially when multiple drones are flying simultaneously. Manually choose from up to 12 transmission channels to effectively avoid interference. 4
  • When encountering wireless interference, the OcuSync Module will quickly and automatically switch between the 2.4 and 5.8 GHz channels to maintain unobstructed transmission.

Also, its 148 FOV

1. Attainable when transmission resolution is set to 480p under FCC regulations at 2.4 GHz in ideal conditions. The recommended transmission distance is 2 km for fixed-wing aircraft and 200 m for drone racing.
2. Camera Module and OcuSync Video Transmission Module sold separately.
3. 720p 60 fps, 480p 50 fps transmission are also supported.
4. 12 selectable transmission channels are available at 5.8 GHz and seven channels are available at 2.4 GHz.
5. Supported with both OcuSync and analog video transmission.
6. OcuSync Video Transmission Module and Camera Module are required.

Weight (Typical)DJI Goggles RE Body: 502 g;
Headband: 500 g

WeightAir Unit: 43.7 g;
Camera (cable included): 18.2 g;
Pagoda Antenna: 9.4 g;
Cylindrical Antenna: 9.4 g;
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Posted by Deserteagle | Dec 02, 2017 @ 03:34 AM | 41,915 Views
I finally got around to building the Japalura HGLRC F428 Runcam Split

The components used:

Japalura 3 inch frame

HGLRC F428 TX-20 combo

RunCam Split V1

Emax 1306 4000KV motors

35v 270uf capacitor

Micro Beeper

FRSky R-SXR receiver

Lumenier 2x4x3 V2 props (my favorite 3 inch props)

Overall the build was easy once I figured out how to lay it all out and pre-fit everything

The flight characteristics on this are like many heavy 3 inch quads and if I was to do it over I would build this as a 4 inch with 1407 motors and 4s. If fact it would be perfect as a 4 inch quad and fly very nice.

I built this so the battery is on the top so I could lower the stack inside the frame. This allowed space for the FC's USB connector and also allows me just to unplug the Split so I can get my files off of it though the Split's USB without the worry of feeding power back to my FC and burning it up.

The Split V1 WiFi is horrible because there is just too much interference from the VTX to allow it to work effecitvly. I have the V2 for another build and RunCam did address many of the V1's short comings.

Anyway all of it is in the videos so I hope you enjoy and maybe give some of you an idea how to mount the RunCam Split in your builds.

Japalura HGLRC F428 Runcam Split (7 min 54 sec)

Japalura RunCam Split HGLRC F428 Build Video Part 1 (10 min 2 sec)
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Posted by Deserteagle | Nov 19, 2017 @ 02:22 PM | 42,200 Views
After watching Joshua Bardwell's introduction and review of the Strix 4s Parallel charging board and all of the safety they had in mind when designing it, I decided to give it a try. I never really got into parallel charging my larger packs because of safety and what I like about the Strix is the on-board voltage readout and the poly fuses used on the balance leads. These two simple features really make this board stand out from the rest along with the overall robust quality of components and rugged construction. For $26 this is a very nice product but it does have one glaring issue.. it's only made for 4s packs.. or is it?

I decided to take a closer look and after spending some time studying the tracers and components, I could not see why this would not do 3s as well. I got out some 3s lipos to give it a try and shaved one of the nubs from the balance leads so it could plug in and it worked! I charged 5 3s 850mah lipos with the board no problem and shot off a private message to Strix letting them know that with a simple mod to the balance plug they could market this as a 3s and 4s Parallel charging board.

If you are thinking about Parallel charging for the first time or are thinking of replacing you current parallel charging board then take a look at my review and see what you think. For those that never parallel charged batteries then this board is definitely for you and I explain in my video how to parallel charge.

It can be bought at ReadyMadeRC

Parallel Charging board by Strix, Joshua Bardwell Line V2 4s and 3s? (12 min 30 sec)