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Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Oct 25, 2017 @ 04:00 PM | 3,008 Views
JJRC H37 Mini Baby Elfie 720P HD Foldable Pocket Drone Review (23 min 0 sec)

I was kind of surprised by how easy this Baby Elfie is to fly and the camera quality is much better than a lot of quads in the same "selfie" category. Video and photo resolution looks best when viewing on your phone. This one performs well for the sub-$50 price.

PROS:
-Decent photo and video quality
-Easy to fly with the G-Sensor controller
-Very stable altitude hold in low winds
-Bright LEDs

CONS:
-Soft images in low light
-Relatively short flight time, but that may mitigate premature motor burnout
-Very lightweight and while it fights wind well, it gets affected by the wind rather easily making stable video and photos a challenge
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Oct 23, 2017 @ 11:06 AM | 2,771 Views
Bayangtoys X16 Brushless GPS Quadcopter Full Review and Flight Test (38 min 49 sec)

I finally got a hold of the Bayangtoys X16 and it definitely lives up to all of the hype. Bottom line, I highly recommend this GPS quadcopter. For the price, I don't think you can do much better in a GPS camera quadcopter with brushless motors that can carry GoPro sized action cameras. So far, the Bayangtoys X16 is the best cheap GPS quadcopter with brushless motors that I have tested.

PROS:
-Fast satellite lock-on
-GPS positioning is very good
-Return to Home accuracy is pretty darn good
-Very powerful brushless motors (most noticeable when throttling up)
-Ability to turn GPS off
-Can carry GoPro style action cameras and is a fairly stable camera platform even at full pitch
-Quiet operation

CONS:
-Relatively short flight time
-Poorly written instructions manual
-A little wobbly at times during flight
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Oct 16, 2017 @ 04:44 PM | 3,097 Views
Virhuck 1/32 Scale 2WD Mini RC Truck Review (18 min 4 sec)

This little 2WD mini RC truck is a lot of fun. I didn't really know what to expect out of it because of the $20 price tag, but it's actually a solid remote control truck. I've been pretty rough with it crashing into walls and stuff on the deck and garage and it has held up well. The one thing that I don't like is the little rubber grommets that keep the truck body affixed come off when you crash. They're so small so once I ran the truck outside and crashed, I lost them. Not a huge deal, but I'll have to put some putty or glue there to keep the body on now.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Oct 10, 2017 @ 09:06 AM | 3,158 Views
RedPawz R011 All in One Budget Micro FPV Bundle Review - Everything You Need is in the Box (25 min 11 sec)

If you're looking for an easy way to get into FPV then RedPawz R011 is a great way to do it. This one gets my highest recommendation for beginners just getting into FPV and also those that just want a one-stop shop budget micro fpv package. You will need to do a simple mod by pulling the receiver antenna through the top of the canopy to get better control range, but that's about the only CON I can think of (maybe flight time, but most of these tiny whoops have short flight times). It's essentially the same product as the Eachine E013. The transmitter is small, but the sticks are long enough for pinchers and the goggles are very impressive in terms of video quality. I get a crisp and clear picture from these despite how small they are.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Oct 04, 2017 @ 01:35 PM | 2,278 Views
JJRC H42WH Butterfly Review - Altitude Hold Wifi FPV and Voice Control (22 min 39 sec)

PROS
-Low rate is slow enough for beginners and indoor flying
-It looks like a psychedelic butterfly
-Altitude hold works well
-Headless mode works well
-Voice control works

CONS
-Does not fight wind well; best flown indoors
-The app crashed a lot
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Sep 23, 2017 @ 09:48 AM | 2,569 Views
FEILUN FX176C1 GPS Brushed RC Quadcopter Full Review - PART 2 (14 min 23 sec)

The FEILUN FX176C1 has potential, but the app developer definitely needs to update the app to allow all features to work. Also, the telemetry data coming through on the controller is completely unreliable. Return to home works well enough and the GPS hold is pretty good. Don't forget to watch Part 1 of this review as well. I will do a follow up video if any updates are made to the app.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Sep 22, 2017 @ 09:44 AM | 3,415 Views
FEILUN FX176C1 GPS Brushed RC Quadcopter Full Review - PART 1 (29 min 30 sec)

This is Part 1. I had to break up the review or the video would have been an hour long. Lot's to cover with this one. One of the few cheap toy grade quadcopters with GPS.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Sep 18, 2017 @ 09:11 PM | 2,959 Views
RedPawz EV800 Pro 5.8ghz Diversity Goggles Review - with DVR (14 min 18 sec)

The EV800 Pro is a good budget FPV goggle. This is my upgrade from the Eachine VR007 goggles.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Sep 11, 2017 @ 11:27 PM | 2,290 Views
FQ777 FQ02W Altitude Hold Wifi FPV Foldable Drone Review - I Call This One "Mr. Robot" (24 min 9 sec)

The FQ02W is a robot looking quad that is able to pitch forward with enough angle to pick up good speed. So it performs like a sport quad, yet it is stable enough to be flown as a camera bird. I did have a power loss mid-flight with this one, but I tested a second FQ02W and it did not have that problem. Flight time is close to 11-minutes which is excellent for a toy grade quadcopter.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Sep 03, 2017 @ 05:50 PM | 2,560 Views
JJRC H33 Review - A Really Good No Frills Budget Quadcopter (14 min 12 sec)

Sometimes I just want to fly without worrying about pre-flight checks, airspace, calibrations, GPS lock, etc., etc. That's why I still like toy grade quads like this that are cheap and easy to get in the air for some stress free flying.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Jul 23, 2017 @ 08:34 AM | 3,370 Views
Parrot Bebop 2 Skycontroller 2 - PROS and CONS after 37 Flights - Episode 3 (24 min 55 sec)

Pros and cons after 37 flights of the Bebop 2. I'm sharing my observations about what's good and what's bad.
Posted by 1nspectorGadget | Jul 17, 2017 @ 08:06 AM | 5,825 Views
Wave Razor WiFi FPV Altitude Hold with 720p Camera - Good Value with this one (17 min 11 sec)

I really like this quadcopter. If feels like it has a sturdy build, not too heavy but not too light. The prop guards are great for indoor flying to prevent damaging the props or stuff in the house. You can also remove the prop guards if you want.

The altitude hold works well and contributes to this being a super stable flyer. The wifi feed does lag, but pretty much all quadcopters that use wifi for FPV are going to lag some. The great thing about this quad is while the video quality is not full HD, it still looks really good and fairly crisp for what it is. It also has a pretty wide field of view.

This quad is not fast by any means, but does get a bit zippy in the highest rate. Flips are not as tight as I would have liked and the quad loses some altitude when flipping. You get two batteries and I have been getting about 7-minutes of flight time which is excellent.