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Posted by DutchRC | Dec 26, 2018 @ 10:04 AM | 6,532 Views
Halloa people

yes.. it IS still 2018 at the time I'm typing this, but here we are looking at a 2019 model from Diatone :P In the past year they have released A TON of new quads.. right? Faaaaar more then in the years before that.. So I guess Diatone has changed their strategy quite a bit..
And well.. with us now allready having 2019 models from them.. I guess we'll see that continue

Link to this quad: Diatone 2019 GT R349 Runcam TX200U version
Allso: Diatone 2019 GT R349 TBS Unify version
And at Banggood: Diatone 2019 GT R349 Runcam TX200U version

So I will be doing a series of video's on this quad.. Let's first have a general overview of it + my thoughts on it..

2019 Diatone GT R349 3-Inch 4S Racing Quad :) Show & Tell (22 min 33 sec)

wheelbase: 135mm
frame base: 3mm Carbon Fibre
flight controller: Mamba F4 MPU6000 16MB flash
ESC: Mamba F25 - 25A 4-in-one
motors: 1408 4000 Kv
props: Gemfan Flash 3052
camera: Runcam micro Swift
VTX: Runcam TX200U or TBS Unify
Lipo: 850mah 3S or 650mah 4S (not included)
OSD: yes
smart Audio: yes
buzzer: yes
LED's: nope
spare props: nope
Posted by DutchRC | Dec 22, 2018 @ 10:16 AM | 4,950 Views
Halloa guys

in case you're in the market for a 4K action camera.. Yesterday I noticed the bagain price the SJcam SJ8 Pro is at now.. I have to of them (and yes.. I payed quite a bit more myself :P) .. Great camera though.. Especially at it's current price..

Link to the cam: SJcam SJ8 Pro - bare-bones version

Link to the cam with accessories: SJcam SJ8 Pro with mounting hardware and WP case

Allright.. and in this video I'll tell you more-less the same as you just read above here :P There is allso some sample footage in the video though..

Buy one NOW - Super Price - SJcam SJ8 Pro 4K Action camera (7 min 8 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Dec 12, 2018 @ 11:15 AM | 4,829 Views
Halloa people

sooo.. what are your experiences with Hubsan? Maybe you've never had one eventhough they Are pretty popular To me Hubsan is a value brand in the entry-level quad flying arena.. All Hubsan quads I've flown required only a minimum of prior knowlidge of quads, at a reasonable price..

Recently they released their X4 Jet, which is aimed at people that would like to have a go at that FPV drone flying, but who don't want to build and/or think that the Betaflight stuff will just be to complicated for them..
Hubsan will probably tell you something ellse, but I think this quad really is Only for people that haven't FPV-ed before...

Link to this new quad: Hubsan H123D X4 Jet - RTF Brushless FPV Quad

I'll be publishing a couple of video's on this quad.. To start things.. here is my detailed Show & Tell of it:

Hubsan H123D X4 Jet! Good First Brushless FPV Drone? P1: Presentation (25 min 24 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Dec 08, 2018 @ 10:04 AM | 3,963 Views
Halloa guys & girls

2018 is nearing it's end so I thought I'd answer a question I get asked a lot:
what is your favo drone?? I have flown a lot of quads this year, so it would seem like a difficult pick between them?
It was actually surpricingly easy though I did pick 3..

Here is my Top-3 for this year Offcourse I'd very much like to see what Your favo's are

My Top 3 Favourite FPV Quadro's - 2 will surprice you :) (17 min 18 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Dec 01, 2018 @ 10:18 AM | 4,854 Views
Halloa people

so you probably know the FlySky brand.. Right? And you know them from affordable radio's, which do work well and are quite popular as well. What you wouldn't know FlySky for is higher end radio that come with braging rights
A couple of months ago I saw some first renderings of the new Noble transmitter and I was instantly impressed I ordered one as soon as it became available..

Link to the radio: FlySky FS-NB4 Noble surface radio

Some pictures of it then:

The Noble transmitter uses a new AFHDS3 protocol and that means the old AFHDS2 receivers don't work with this radio. Regretably you can't set the radio to use that older protocol..
That means you do allso need new receivers with this radio. Those are available by now:
Link to them: FlySky FS-GR4 4-channel receiver

And here are my findings on this transmitter

FlySky NB4 NOBLE ! A Top Quality Touch-Screen Radio From FlySky! FULL REVIEW (38 min 0 sec)