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Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Mar 01, 2018 @ 02:32 PM | 2,663 Views
Furibee X215 Pro BNF FPV Racing Drone Review and Flight Test (23 min 0 sec)

I consider myself to be an experienced novice when it comes to full-sized fpv racing drones. I have lots of hours clocked with micro racers, but this is the next frontier for me. Watch to find out if someone at my skill level can have success with setting up and flying this popular BNF FPV Racing Drone.



Furibee X215 Pro EASY Improvement | Have You Updated Your ESCs in BLHeli? (10 min 2 sec)
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Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Jan 23, 2018 @ 11:35 AM | 2,732 Views
KingKong (LDARC) ET115 Micro FPV Racing Drone Review - My New Favorite! (27 min 1 sec)

This one checks all the boxes for me. The only things I would add are an OSD and the ability to tilt the camera. Other than that, this has been the most trouble free micro out of the box.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Jan 13, 2018 @ 03:55 PM | 3,088 Views
INDOOR DRONE RACING PARK Preview and King Kong ET115 First Look (3 min 45 sec)

From what I understand, this is only the second of two indoor racing parks in the country thus far.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Dec 22, 2017 @ 11:27 AM | 3,032 Views
JJRC H55 Tracker Drone with GPS Wifi FPV 720p Camera - Full Review (21 min 21 sec)

Looks like GPS quadcopters are becoming more available and that should continue on into 2018. There will be a lot of them to choose from.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Dec 18, 2017 @ 10:54 AM | 13,098 Views
JJRC JJPRO X3 HAX GPS Brushless Drone - PART 2 - FULL REVIEW (38 min 12 sec)

This is a competitor to the Bugs 2 and Hubsan line of GPS drones.

Here are some product details:
● 1080P Full HD Camera
● Altitude Hold
● Headless Mode
● RTH failsafes / Auto Low-voltage RTH / Auto Signal-loss RTH
● 7.4V 2000mAh LiPo battery
● D1806 2300KV brushless motors
● 5G Wifi Signal for greater FPV range
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Dec 13, 2017 @ 05:45 PM | 2,577 Views
JJRC H67 Flying Santa Claus Quadcopter Review and Flight Test (9 min 58 sec)

The kids and I are having a lot of fun with this one.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Dec 07, 2017 @ 10:11 AM | 2,799 Views
WINGLESCOUT XT-1 Foldable Mavic Pro Clone Review and Flight Test (15 min 25 sec)

Yep, another Mavic Pro clone. It actually flies well and it's fun for me because I don't have a Mavic and it looks like it flying through the air. It makes me want to get one now though. I've seen refurbs for $699. So tempting.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Nov 28, 2017 @ 12:40 PM | 2,953 Views
HBX 12891 1:12 Scale 4WD RC Desert Truck with LEDs (4 min 54 sec)

This is a FUN RC Truck. Oil filled shocks make a big difference.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Nov 27, 2017 @ 10:54 AM | 2,967 Views
668 R8-WH Drone with 1080p HD Camera Altitude Hold Wifi FPV - Review and Flight Test (11 min 38 sec)

Really decent camera, but it suffers from lots of Jello. Still trying to figure out a way to mitigate it. My go-to foam hasn't worked.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Nov 20, 2017 @ 10:11 AM | 2,935 Views
JJRC H345 Foldable Drone Review and Flight Test - You Get Two Quadcopters for the Price of One (18 min 4 sec)


Ok, so the first question some of you might ask is: can you fly them both at the same time? Well, technically you can since they both bind to the controller at the same time, but you won't be able to control them both adequately. These little foldable drones/quadcopters fly great and the fact that you get two for the price of one is a pretty darn good deal. These are good flippers with bright LEDs and they charge up within 30-minutes or so. They have built-in 3.7v 200mah batteries and both will get you 5-minutes each. The listing says they have altitude hold, but they definitely do not.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Nov 07, 2017 @ 09:17 AM | 5,776 Views
Contixo F18 Brushless 1080p GPS Drone Wifi FPV - FULL REVIEW (41 min 13 sec)

The review is thorough, so here is a breakdown of the video so you can go directly to the information you're looking for:
0:00 - 1:10 Intro
1:10 - 9:36 Unboxing & Overview
9:36 - 13:15 Prop Installation
13:15 - 13:52 Smartphone Mount
13:52 - 14:40 Binding Procedure
14:40 - 16:50 Controller Overview
16:50 - 20:54 Return to Home & Fail-safes
20:54 - 25:56 Compass Calibration
25:56 - 40:02 Flight Test
40:02 - 40:52 Pros & Cons

PROS:
-Compact and easy to get in the air; smooth and quiet
-Decent flight time (about 15-minutes)
-Fairly stable camera platform despite not having a gimbal or image stabilization
-Good resolution in the video and photo output
-RTH and failsafes work as they should
-About 300-meters of video feed range from the 2.4ghz wifi signal

CONS:
-Proprietary battery
-Live video feed range does not match true control range
-Prop installation is a bit cumbersome with the prop nuts and silicone washers
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Oct 30, 2017 @ 03:38 PM | 6,748 Views
Virhuck V02 1/12 Scale 6WD Brushless RC Off Road Truck Review and Test (28 min 29 sec)

Ok, I'm mainly a quad guy but when I'm not in the air I will be going with the ground game. This truck just got me hooked; it's a lot of fun and really does take a beating. I ran it through mud puddles, gravel, tall grass, leaves,
and pavement and it handled each terrain without any trouble. I probably flipped it over a good 50 times, and it has held up well. I didn't know I would have as much fun with this as I did, and I'm fairly confident that it will hold up to bashing it around. Spare parts are also available on Banggood.com.

PROS:
-Good power and speed from the 2216 brushless motor
-Good build quality and durable (so far)
-Waterproof ESC
-Effective metal shock absorbers
-Solid 20-minutes of run time
-Good control range

CONS:
-The power switch on the truck fell off, so I had to reattach it
-Sometimes reverse does not engage as fast as I would like it
-Easy to flip (this is also due to user error); requires gentle movements at high speeds
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Oct 29, 2017 @ 08:11 AM | 3,999 Views
Syma X56W Foldable Drone Wifi FPV Altitude Hold Review and Flight Test (17 min 43 sec)

The X56W is Syma's entry into the foldable quadcopter market and it has the standard features: wifi fpv, altitude hold, auto takeoff and land. Nothing super special, but it performs just like any other Syma. Still waiting on Syma to release something innovative...brushless, maybe?

PROS:
-Altitude hold functions well
-Good flight time
-Becomes fairly compact when folded

CONS:
-Limited range
-Video quality is meh