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Posted by DutchRC | Feb 18, 2020 @ 12:01 PM | 3,459 Views

so you might have seen video's from / about the new Runcam 5 Orange pass by.. I thought it would be informative to demonstrate One of it's new features. Not only to show how well the Runcam 5 does in flat colors, but also to show you why you might want to use it..

Link to the camera: Runcam 5 Orange

at Banggood: Runcam 5 Orange

So.. a short video showing what "flat color profile" is.. and how you CAN use it..
I shot this video in horrible weather, because is especially hard on camera's..

Runcam 5 Orange - Flat Color Style - Flight Demo (10 min 1 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Feb 15, 2020 @ 09:57 AM | 2,093 Views
Halloa RC poeple..

I recently compiled a video for people that are new to self-building (or maybe RE-building) multirotors.. This one is a LITTLE shorter then the last one
And if you Are new to this, there will be tips & tricks in the video you want to know about..

Link to the stack I use in this series: Diatone Mamba F722S Pro + V50 ESC

Hope this helps you out!

Perfect 5" FPV Drone Build Guide - P4: FLIGHT CONTROLLER INSTALL (26 min 36 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Feb 14, 2020 @ 11:57 AM | 2,618 Views
Halloa RC poeple..

I recently compiled a video for people that are new to self-building (or maybe RE-building) multirotors.. It did turn out to be a longer video, but if you Are new to this, there will be tips & tricks in the video you want to know about..

Link to the stack I use in this series: Diatone Mamba F722S Pro + V50 ESC

Hope this helps you out!

Perfect 5" FPV Drone Build Guide - P3: ESC INSTALL (48 min 24 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jan 31, 2020 @ 12:34 PM | 2,329 Views
Halloa (aspiring) FPV quad pilots

yes! a fresh new build series for a FPV quad and not just any, but for the PERFECT quad!
Yep.. or is that click bait? I think the result of this how to will be at least a VERY GOOD fpv quad, and with that, this series is for new builders or people that wonder what parts to use

This series will also be pretty detailed! So let's get into it with an intro to the series

Perfect 5" FPV Drone Build Guide / How To - P1: INTRO (12 min 39 sec)

The parts I'll be using:
frame: Catalyst Machineworks BangGOD 5"
stack: Diatone / Mamba F722S / F50 Pro 32bits
motors: Racerstar SIC 2207 1888 kv
FPV cam: Runcam Racer 3
VTX: one of the Rush Tanks
antenna: Foxeer Lollipop v3
props: unknown
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 27, 2020 @ 12:15 PM | 14,693 Views
Halloa people

so yes. I'm going to be doing a fresh new quad build.. In fact: I will do a Detailed How To of this build.
To kinda kick things of a bit I'll start by reviewing the frame I will use in that build series. And I used a Premium frame this time

Link to the frame: Catalist Machineworks BongGOD 5" Freestyle frame

And here are my findings on the frame + some additional info on it:

the BangGOD Freestyle frame by Catalyst Machineworks! - FRAME REVIEW (20 min 38 sec)

type: Freestyle
wheelbase: 234 mm
base thickness: 5mm arms
material(s): carbon fiber + metal standoffs
weight: 142 grams
chamfered edges: yes
clean: VERY
buzzer: nope
LED board: nope
battery strap: 2x
battery anti-skid pad: nope
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 23, 2020 @ 12:54 PM | 6,719 Views
Halloa RC pilots

last year ZOHD released it's Kopilot Lite stabelizer package and by no I actually have Two of them (the ZOHD Dart also came with one).. In this thread I will take you on a tour of my experiences with this setup.. It should be easy to install & use.. We will see!

Link to the set: ZOHD Kopilot Lite stabelizer + GPS

In this series I will be using a ZOHD Nano Talon Evo to test it in, but I could have used most other planes..

First my how-to-install the thing.. as detailed as possible..

ZOHD Airplace Kopilot Lite with GPS - HOW TO INSTALL - Step By Step (34 min 18 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jan 19, 2020 @ 12:05 PM | 7,078 Views
Halloa people

Rush FPV recently released a new VTX and this one is TINY So they at least chose the name correctly :P
I pre-ordered a couple late last year, so I hope they also Perform well

Link to it: Rush Tiny Tank VTX

In this video I'll show you it's performance but also how it is installed (BF VTX tables):

Rush TINY Tank - Super Small VTX! :D - TEST + HOW TO INSTALL (21 min 53 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jan 17, 2020 @ 12:43 PM | 7,435 Views
Halloa people

recovered from the onslaught of calories over the last month I hope?

The Diatone / Mamba quad stacks have amassed a Great reputation over the last years. They have proven to be both affordable and good performers.. Don't get me wrong: even the best stacks Can fail.. I have at least 10 quads with Mamba stacks, and over the last year I have had 1 4-in-1 ESC fail after a few flights..

AND.. they just released several updates / upgrades! The first one I got my hands on is the F722s flight controller + F50 Pro ESC stack

Link to it: Mamba F722S + F50 Pro stack

Lets have a look at both the stack and how it is different from the 2019 version

Diatone Mamba F722S + F50 Pro 6S STACK REVIEW (10 min 38 sec)

Specifications of the stack:
ESC size: 36.5 x 46.5 mm
FC size: 37.9 x 37.9 mm
mount: 30.5 x 30.5 mm mounting pattern
continuous A: 4 x 50 = 200A
BEC: 5V 2A & 9V 2A
peak A: 4 x 55 220A (10 seconds)
Voltage: max 6S ( 7.4V - 25V)
protocol: Dshot300 - 1200
ESC processor: 32 bit
stock BF version: 3.5.5
OSD: yes
flash: yes, 16 MB
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 12, 2020 @ 12:05 PM | 3,882 Views
Halloa people

it's a fresh new year, so time to get our (or rather MY) hands dirty & do a first build of the season
I actually got a AIO 20A flight controller / 4-in-1 sent to me by BetaFPV, so I plannend a build around that

Time for an intro video for this project!

Ultra Light Dead Cat - P1 Project Intro :) (13 min 24 sec)

Parts used for this build:

The frame: The iFlight Cinepick 3" frame

Flight controller / ESC: The BetaFPV AIO 20A FC

Motors: Karearea 1107 motors

Propellors: Gemfan 3016 3-blade props

FPV camera: Runcam Racer nano 2 camera

VTX: Runcam TX100 nano VTX

Receiver: Crossover XR602T-F2 FrSky D16 compatible receiver
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 08, 2020 @ 12:03 PM | 3,136 Views

so you are looking for a quad to shoot smooth video's with and is also fun to fly?
That was basically what I ordered the CineQueen for

Link to it: GepRC CineQueen 4K with Runcam Hybrid 4K

I will be doing a few video's with it but here is my initial review of it

GepRC CineQueen 4K + Runcam Hybrid 4K! :) A Cinematic FPV Cruiser - SHOW & TELL (36 min 27 sec)

type: Cinematic FPV cruiser
wheelbase: 145 mm
base thickness: 3 mm
material(s): carbon fiber + alluminium
dry weight: 156 grams
flight controller: Stable F4 v2
firmware version: 3.5.7
ESC's: Stable 30A Dshot 600 (not 32bit)
motors: 1206 3600 kv
propellors: Emax Avan 3 x 2.4 x 3
FPV camera: Runcam Hybrid 4K
VTX: 25-500 mW
Lipo: 650-850mah 4S (not included)
OSD: yes - Betaflight
smart Audio: yes, IRC Tramp
buzzer: yes
LED's: yes, programmable
spare props: yes, 1 set
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 03, 2020 @ 01:11 PM | 5,456 Views
Halloa RC people

best wishes for 2020 ofcourse to start things off! And to get the 2020 blog started a short video about a new flight controller
SpeedyBee is basically Runcam as you know.. And this FC is a bit different then most because it has a build in PDB.. Not usefull for fast & furious FPV quads I tihnk, but it does have it's uses

Link to it: SpeedyBee F7 AIO Flight controller with Bluetooth

and let's see what it's features are

SpeedyBee F4 & F7 + PDB + BlueTooth + Barometer - REVIEW (9 min 1 sec)

size: 36 x 39 x 7 mm
mount: 30.5 x 30.5 mm
IMU: single ICM20689
UARTS: U1, U2, U3 & U4
OSD: yes
blackbox: 32MB build in memory
barometer: yes
USB port: micro
Buzzer port: yes
LED port: yes
RSSI port: yes
Bluetooth: yes
3.3V BEC: nope
5V BEC: yes
9V BEC: yes
10V BEC: nope
Posted by DutchRC | Dec 27, 2019 @ 12:05 PM | 953 Views
Halloa people

if you have been having an eye on that new PL18 radio from Flysky you problable noticed there are some things to be desired in the receiver-availability for it..
Which is why I did me a DIY project to see if I could make the SMALL iBus / sBus FTr16S receiver work for (smmaller) airplanes..

Here are my findings / what I did....

Yes! A small DIY 4 channel receiver for the FlySky PL18 Paladin radio :P (14 min 17 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Dec 08, 2019 @ 12:11 PM | 3,739 Views
Halloa people

obviously OpenTX radio's are very popular because of their "flexibility".. you can make them do all kinds of things I recently heard someone say he had a hard time Feeling the center-position of a slider.. Depends on the radio ofcourse BUT.. You can add audible feedback

How?? In this short how-to I will show you...

OpenTX How-To - Center Alert Sound for sholder-slider / rotary knobs (12 min 57 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Dec 07, 2019 @ 12:14 PM | 5,306 Views
Halloa peoples

soo maybe you've been wanting to Try the FPV thing, but you're not sure what a good starter package would be..
In this video I'll tell you what IS a nice set, and what isn't.....

THE FPV Starter Kit ? Getting Started in FPV (10 min 1 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Dec 01, 2019 @ 12:05 PM | 2,576 Views
Halloa people

Sooo.. what can I say.. Below is a short video about my giveaway..
Really excellent tools by ToolKLitRC for grabs!! I wouldn't mind wining one myself

check it out.. it's only a few minutes...

ToolkitRC GIVEAWAY! :) Charger + Power-Meter + Servo-Tester! :O (3 min 43 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Nov 24, 2019 @ 12:02 PM | 7,780 Views
Halloa people

one of the essential tools for our hobby is a Servo Tester. This one from ToolKitRC is far more then just a simple servo tester.. Also has a high gatget factor by the way

Link to this servo tester: ToolKitRC ST8 advanced Servo Tester

And here is my show & tell of it

ToolKitRC - ST8 Advanced Servo tester - Show & Tell! (and GiveAway Announcement :)) (16 min 56 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Nov 17, 2019 @ 12:19 PM | 3,724 Views
Halloa peoples

today I have a LONG term update / review on my experience with the Jumper T16 radio for you.. So this is about the normal non-pro version of the radio that I've used for several months now..
I'm allso going to Upgrade the radio in this video AND I'll give it away

Jumper T16 Multi Protocol Radio - UPDATE + UPGRADE + GIVEAWAY (23 min 9 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Nov 15, 2019 @ 12:06 PM | 5,100 Views
Halloa people

one of the essential tools for our hobby is a power / watt meter. At some point you will want to know what the Amp draw of your RC actually is.. Can you prop / gear up or not?

Link to this watt meter: ToolKitRC WM150 advanced Power analyser

And here is my show & tell of it

ToolKitRC - WM150 Advanced 150A Watt Meter - Show & Tell! (and GiveAway Announcement :)) (12 min 19 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Nov 11, 2019 @ 12:04 PM | 1,969 Views
Halloa people

sooo Diatone recently released a new variation of their micro GTR line and this time we got an actual DeadCat frame
It allso looks cool (IMHO) so I had to have one
Offcourse it is a Deadcat quad to keep them pesky propellors out of view

Link to the quad: GTR249T HD at Diatone's shop

Link to the quad: GTR249T HD at Banggood.com

spare props:

And.. here is a first look at the quad With a LOS testflight

Diatone GTR249T HD - CineRacer? :) - Show & Tell (24 min 16 sec)

type: Cinematic racer
wheelbase: 115 mm
base thickness: 3 mm
material(s): Carbon fiber + allu + platic canopy
dry weight: 86 g
flight controller: Mamba F405 mk2
firmware version: Betaflight 4.0.6
ESC's: Mamba F25 mk2 25A Dshot600
motors: Mamba 1105 5500kv
propellors: 2.3 mm Avan (frame supports 2.5mm props)
FPV camera: Caddx Turtle V2 HD recorder
VTX: TBS Unify 5v
Lipo: 650-750mah 3S (not included)
OSD: Yes, Betaflight
smart Audio: Yes, TBS Smart audio
buzzer: Yes
LED's: Nope
spare props: Nope
Posted by DutchRC | Oct 27, 2019 @ 12:06 PM | 2,400 Views
Halloa FPV pilots

we have ourselves yet another new Eachine quad! :O The last one I tested was a FAIL (Wizard X140hv) sooooo
how will this one work out? Completely different quad though this LAL5 with a remarkable motor-choice..

Link to the quad: Eachine LAL5 with Tarsier v2

So let's have a good hard look at it first

Eachine LAL5 Ultra Power 4K Freestyle FPV Drone - Show & Tell (18 min 49 sec)

type: Freestyle / Video FPV quad
wheelbase: 225 mm
base thickness: 5mm arms
material(s): carbon fiber + allu standoffs
dry weight: 412 grams (heavy)
flight controller: F405
firmware version: BF 4.0.3
ESC's: 50A Dshot1200 4-in-1
motors: Racerstar 2507 1850 Kv !
propellors: DAL Cyclone T5046C
FPV camera: Caddx Tarsier v2 - 4K recorder + FPV cam
VTX: Eachine TX805 - 800 mW 5.8Ghz
Lipo: 1250 - 1500mah 6S (not included)
OSD: Yes, Betaflight
smart Audio: Yes
buzzer: nope
LED's: nope
spare props: Yes, 1 set