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Posted by DutchRC | Oct 25, 2020 @ 12:20 PM | 2,750 Views
Halloa people

sooo.. Multibind? Do you know what it does? It's a feature of the TBS Crossfire TX/RX system...
I am going to do some in-depth how-to video's on it but for that to make sense I first wanted to Show what it is..

So there you go.. In this video I'll give you a very Short intro into it but mostly a demo of it

TBS Multibind - WHAT?? A Quick Demo + Why Bother? :) (8 min 11 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Oct 21, 2020 @ 10:16 AM | 3,833 Views
Halloa people

so I've been using the Tango 2 radio for a couple of months by now.. I had intended to do a shorter-term review of it.. But by now I have do sooo manny flights with it.. It has turned out to be a LONG term review

I bought mine here: TBS Tango 2 Pro at Droneshop.nl
not an affiliate link...

I am actually in the process of making several video's about the radio And Crossfire..
But let's first have a quick look at my initial flight impressions

TBS Tango 2 (version 2) - MAIDEN FLIGHT ! :) (10 min 54 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Oct 18, 2020 @ 11:52 AM | 5,468 Views
Halloa people

so yep.. I have me another Eachine here, and Lord knows it's not because most Eachine products are great :P
In this case I have a soft spot for Deadcat quads AND this Eachine has that Caddx Vista setup.. So the camera & VTX setup will at Least work out well (or will it?)

Link to the quadro: Eachine LAL3 HD Vista PNF

I will be making a couple of video's about it myself, but feel free to add your own.. Or post questions / input..

Eachine LAL3 VISTA HD - Can it restore my faith in Eachine? :) (25 min 24 sec)



Specifications:
type: Freestyle Deadcat
wheelbase: 145 mm
base thickness:
material(s): carbon fiber + allu standoffs
dry weight: 183 grams
flight controller: noname F411
firmware version: Betaflight 3.5.5 (?!??!)
ESC's: 25A BLHeli_32 Dshot1200
motors: 1408 3750 KV
propellors: Racerstar 3040 (similar to Gemfan Flash)
FPV camera: DJI / Caddx Vista
VTX: DJI / Caddx Vista
GPS: nope
Lipo: 450mah 4S suggest (not included)
OSD: Yep.. supplied by DJI
smart Audio: DJI / Caddx Vista
buzzer: nope
LED's: nope
spare props: yes, 1 extra set
Posted by DutchRC | Oct 14, 2020 @ 11:10 AM | 2,263 Views
Halloa people

some of you will have flown analogue version of the GepRC Phantom as it is/was quite a popular quad..
With good reason IMHO as it was one of the better RTF "toothpicks"..

In this topic we'll have a look at the new DJI HD version of it.. Is the added weight it's downfall??

Link to the quad: GepRC Phantom HD 2.5 - BNF or PNF

I'll be publishing a few video's on it.. Feel free to add You video's / experiences / Questions to the thread

Smallest Freestyle Capable Quad ?? GepRC Phantom HD - Show & Tell :) (21 min 6 sec)



Specifications:
type: Freestyle / Club-racer
wheelbase: 125 mm
base thickness:
material(s): Carbon fiber + allu standoffs
dry weight: 102 grams
flight controller: GepRC AIO Whoop-style F411
firmware version: Betaflight 4.1.7
ESC's: GepRC AIO Whoop-style 20 A
motors: GepRC GR1105 5000 Kv
propellors: 2.5x2.3 x 3
FPV camera: Caddx Nebula - DJI Digital
VTX: Caddx Vista - DJI Digital
Lipo: 450 mah 3S / 350 mah 4S (not included)
OSD: yes, by DJI
smart Audio: Yes. by DJI
buzzer: nope
LED's: nope
spare props: yes, 1 extra set
Posted by DutchRC | Oct 07, 2020 @ 11:08 AM | 1,212 Views
Halloa people

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 a new "for DJI" mini F7 stack.. I'll be using it in a build-project so have a close look at it

link to it: Diatone / Mamba F722 DJI Mini + F40 Pro ESC stack


Diatone / Mamba F722 DJI Mini + F40 Pro ESC stack - Rotorama Calypso 3 Build :) (21 min 0 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Oct 04, 2020 @ 11:01 AM | 1,000 Views
Halloa people,

the weather has turned grim over here (fall :P) Great time to start a few new builds
Also: Rotorama just released 2 new frames that I want to try.. a 3" and 5" version of the Calypso..

The 3" version is similar to the Airblade UAV Intrepid / iFlight IH3 frames.. So it has 2 spots for a 20x20 stack..

https://www.rotorama.com/ramy/rotorama-calypso-3


So let's first have a look at both the 3" and 5" frames

Rotorama Calypso Frames! Brand new Cinematic / Freestyle / Long Range ! - FRAME REVIEW (21 min 11 sec)



Later on I'll post more on the builds themselves..
Posted by DutchRC | Sep 30, 2020 @ 11:06 AM | 2,681 Views
Halloa people

if you are into FPV you probably know Runcam discontinued the (popular!) micro Eagle a while back.. You might Not know this was mostly because getting sensors for them became "a bit" expensive..
So now there is a successor to the micro Eagle.. The Eagle 3 ... Any good??

Link to the cam: Runcam Eagle 3

So let's then see if it IS a worthy successor

Runcam Eagle 3 vs Micro Eagle - NEW vs OLD (16 min 59 sec)


Specifications:
sensor type: CMOS
sensor size: 1/2.8"
resolution: 1000 tvl
lens: 2.1mm M12
field of view: 155 degrees in 4:3
aspect ratio: 4:3 / 16:9 switchable
input voltage: 5 V - 36 V
latency: ?
size: 19 x 19 x 20 mm
weight: 9 grams
setup OSD: yes
runtime OSD: nope
Wide Dynamic Range: yes
Posted by DutchRC | Sep 27, 2020 @ 11:05 AM | 3,876 Views
Halloa people

sooo another Eachine in the house.. In general lower quality products IMHO but there actually aren't that many decent beginner sets.. Most times you get an semi-indoors quad in that case.. That might not be what you want

Link to this quad: Eachine Tyro79S beginner FPV flying setup

I have a couple of video on this but let's actually start with the review

Eachine Tyo79S - Ready-To-Go FPV Drone (?) - FULL REVIEW ! (22 min 19 sec)



Specifications:
type: FPV Fun-flier / Park-flier
wheelbase: 140 mm
base thickness: 3 mm arms
material(s): carbon fiber + some alluminium
dry weight:
flight controller: generic F4
firmware version: old :P
ESC's: 20A Beheli_S
motors: Eachine / Racerstar 1607 2800 KV
propellors: Racerstar 3040 (similar to Gemfan props)
FPV camera: generic 700 tvl CMOS
VTX: generic 200 mW
Lipo: 3S 650mah (2 or 4 included) or... 4S?? (to be tested)
OSD: yes, Betaflight
smart Audio: Yes, TBS SA
buzzer: nope
LED's: nope
spare props: Yes, you get 2 sets of props
Posted by DutchRC | Sep 23, 2020 @ 01:45 PM | 2,605 Views
Halloa people

today's entry is very much aimed at people that are new to FPV drones or that might want to try them
Here are a few quick tips.. They are mostly geared towards the Eachine Tyro79S.. which in itself is a quad aimed at beginners..

But the video should also help you along if you go for a different quad

5 ESSENTIAL TIPS - Eachine Tyo79S - Ready-To-Go FPV Drone (18 min 41 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Sep 16, 2020 @ 12:04 PM | 2,359 Views
must watch in case you were considering this quadro....

iFlight IH2 HD - DJI Digital - REVIEW (16 min 27 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Sep 13, 2020 @ 11:07 AM | 1,713 Views
Halloa fixed wing pilots

in this topic we'll be taking a close look at the new Z3-FPV stabi from Detrum. This one is specifically aimed at FPV fliers.. Hence the name of it

Link to it: Detrum Z3 FPV Stabelizer with GPS and OSD

Feel free to add your own feedback / questions on the system!

For now.. a first look at what you get, and what the thing can do

Detrum Z3 FPV Airplane Stabelizer with GPS - P1: Overview (14 min 32 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Sep 09, 2020 @ 11:09 AM | 1,762 Views
Halloa again people

as this is my personal Blog, this post is mostly just for entertainment :P I obviously know the Tango 2 and Crossfire aren't new things anymore..
BUT they are new to me, so I made a video on my first experience with the setup

There is a little bit of crashing in the 2 flights, but nothing major :P

TBS Tango 2 (version 2) - MAIDEN FLIGHT ! :) (10 min 54 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Sep 04, 2020 @ 12:31 PM | 4,073 Views
Halloa people

short video this time on the TBS Tango 2.. Several people asked me to do a disassembly video and as I needed to take it apart anyway...

TBS Tango 2 (version 2) - TEARDOWN (12 min 37 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Aug 30, 2020 @ 11:29 AM | 6,978 Views
Halloa people

pretty simply how-to video this time on the use of programmable and NON programmable LED's on your RC
This applies to both multirotors and airplanes (I guess it can even be used on heli's :P)

Programmable LED's for Drones & RC Planes! Why & How To ?? - Sponsored by HGLRC :) (24 min 18 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Aug 27, 2020 @ 11:31 AM | 6,673 Views
Halloa people

soooo cinewhoops some people call these.. Ducted fan video copters? Squirts? You have ofcourse come across them as every brand has one or several versions of this "concept"
Eventhough I have not tried the bigger 3" Taycan, the concensus seems to be that squirt is one of the better ones out there.. No surprice really.. Diatone makes nice stuff...

So far I have been able to rufuse this hype but this new C25 is.. well it's a Diatone AND it is kinda very affordable :$

Link to it: Diatone Taycen C25 - 2.5" cinematic duct quad

So in this here topic I'll post my findings on it.. Feel free to add Your findings and or questions

Diatone Taycan 25 - Cinematic Pocket Drone? - Show & Tell ! (27 min 28 sec)



Specifications:
type: Cinewhoop / Ducted video quad
wheelbase: 125 mm
material(s): plastick, some CF, some alluminium and foam
dry weight: 150 grams
flight controller: Diatone Mamba AIO 25A F411
firmware version: Betaflight 4.1.3
ESC's: Diatone AIO 25A
motors: Mamba 1404 50000 Kv
propellors: Gemfan 2.5 inch
FPV camera: Caddx Baby Ratel or Caddx Vista
VTX: Diatone TX400 or Caddx Vista
Lipo: 750 - 1300mah 4S (not included)
OSD: yes, Betaflight
smart Audio: yes
buzzer: yes
LED's: nope
spare props: yes. the second set is less agressive (HQprops)
Posted by DutchRC | Aug 22, 2020 @ 11:17 AM | 3,237 Views
Halloa people

if you are like me, you probably like tools that serve more then one purpose In that same way I also like to at least try drones that can be used in more then 1 configuration That could mean there you end up with compromises But that's why it's good to test them

In this series I have a drone that can be flown as a 2.5" (with prop-guards) or 3".. There are more quads like this by the way.. Like the HGLRC Sector132...

Link to the quad: iFlight IH2 HD - DJI FPV BNF or PNF

Feel free to post your experiences and or questions about the quad here! For now. here is my first look at it AND a first test-flight

iFlight IH2 HD - DJI Digital - Not popular but why??? First Look! (16 min 57 sec)



Specifications:
type: Cinematic with mild freestyle
base thickness: 2.5 mm
material(s): carbon fiber
dry weight: 127 grams
flight controller: iFlight Succex F4
firmware version: Betaflight 4.1.2
ESC's: iFlight Succex-E 35A BLheli-S
motors: iFlight Xing 1204 4500 KV
propellors: Emax Scimitar
FPV camera: DJI Digital FPV cam
VTX: Caddx Vista
Lipo: 450mah 4S (not included)
OSD: DJI FPV
smart Audio: DJI FPV
buzzer: nope
LED's: npoe
spare props: 2nd set are 2.5" props
Posted by DutchRC | Aug 19, 2020 @ 11:38 AM | 3,000 Views
Halloa people

and again it's time for a follow up! It's been very enjoyable to test-fly this BetaFPV / RacerXfpv 4" quad.. Especially because it has turned out to be a nice Freestyle quad

My findings & battery choice for it

BetaFPV UltraLight Twig 4" MUTANT - FINAL REVIEW (10 min 48 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Aug 15, 2020 @ 11:24 AM | 3,680 Views
Soooooo you know what? This Geelang is very much a positive surprice to me á

Obviously having bought it I did hope it would perform decently..á
Then.. after I ordered it I saw a review of that Caddx Loris camera..
OEPS :@á

I'm happy with it though.. fun flier and the recordings are really nice (IMHO)á

Long Term Review: Geelang ANGER 85X 4K Micro Drone :D (13 min 39 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Aug 10, 2020 @ 11:06 AM | 7,448 Views
Halloa people

co÷perations are good / interesting I think and in this case the partyly product has a US originin (frame design) and then it is also made & sold by a Chinese company...

So there are 3 Twig's at this point.. a 3, 4 and 5".. in this case I'm taking a look at the 4" version of this BetaFPV Twig

Link to it: BetaFPV Twig Mutant 4-inch ultra light

And in this topic I'll be posting a couple of video's on this quadro..
Feel free to post Your experiences / questions!

BetaFPV + RacerXfpv = UltraLight Twig 4" MUTANT FPV Racer - FIRST LOOK (16 min 29 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Aug 05, 2020 @ 11:04 AM | 3,698 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!