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Posted by DutchRC | Nov 29, 2015 @ 10:00 AM | 3,385 Views
Howdy people

time for something a bit different then Yeah.. this video looks like a normal run-of-the-mill unboxing.. I know :P The setup is quite non-standard though
Can you guess what the experimental part of this build will be?

DutchRC - HobbyKing Sbach342-1100 Profile 3D EPP - Unboxing! :) (8 min 59 sec)



Link to the plane: 1100mm Sbach 342

Motor: Quadcopter motor

ESC: Quadcopter ESC

Servo's: Hitec HS-81MG
Posted by DutchRC | Nov 28, 2015 @ 10:20 AM | 3,639 Views
Halloa people

I've got me another new plane here.. I picked it up in the Cyber Sales seepstakes :P

It's a small/medium sized foam slope soarer by HK..

Link to the plane: http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...ml]Ridge Ryder

DutchRC - HobbyKing Ridge Ryder slope glider - Unboxing! :) (6 min 37 sec)



Specs:
Wingspan: 913mm
Length: 500mm
Weight: 175g (w/o battery)

Required:
2 Channel Transmitter and Receiver with elevon mixing
4.8~6.0 volt receiver battery or 2S 7.4V 800mah Lipo with UBEC
Posted by DutchRC | Nov 23, 2015 @ 09:41 AM | 3,408 Views
Halloa people

for a video-quad project, I was looking for a GOOD 3D gimbal. This time not so much a budget-driven choise.. I just wanted something that workes well..
After quite a bit of research, I decided on getting the Feiyu Tech Mini3D..

Link to this gimbal: Link link link

In this first video I've tried to give you a good impression of what the gimbal does.. I will probably add more aerial video's to this thread once I have the video-quad all setup..

DutchRC - Feiyu Tech MiNi3D 3 axis Gimbal - Review! (12 min 19 sec)


Link to the quadcopter Quanum XJ470: XJ470

Camera used Denver 8030W: Denver 8030W

Radio used Futaba T14SSG: Futaba T14SG
Posted by DutchRC | Nov 20, 2015 @ 01:53 AM | 3,535 Views
Howdy people

Sooo.. I've waiting for the JJRC X1 to become available for a while now.. A Brushless quad in the Dromida / Vista size I think if it has been done right, it might be the end of us farting around with geared brushed quads?

Link to the quad: JJRC X1



Has anybody seen it being available anywhere yet?

Cheers from the netherlands
Posted by DutchRC | Nov 18, 2015 @ 01:42 PM | 4,244 Views
Halloa people

I came across this small little FPV monitor that you'd attach to your (sun-)glasses, and then have an FPV monitor for 1 eye:

Link to the display: Click click click





What are Your thoughts on that? I really wonder if everything ellse you see wouldn't be to distracting.
It would offcourse be far from emersive, but I guess that's not the point.. It might be usefull if you just use FPV to line up shots..

Hey! You can be your own spotter with this!

And.. maybe people here have allready tried this one?

Cheers!
DutchRC
Posted by DutchRC | Nov 16, 2015 @ 11:15 PM | 3,436 Views
Hello people
I picked up this affordable Eachine 800TVL FPV set with 600mW VTX, to see if it was any good
In this video I'll unbox it and give you some tips & info.

Link to this FPV set: Eachine 800TVL CCD FPV set

I'll do a more in depth review of it after having used it a while..

DutchRC - Eachine 800TVL CCD 600mW FPV Set - Unboxing + Tips & Tricks! (8 min 35 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Nov 11, 2015 @ 08:19 PM | 3,381 Views
Hi there people
another Unboxing and build video of a plane! HobbyKing's Flybeam this time.. A pretty normal looking plane, but it's got a LOT of LED's on it

Specs:
Wingspan: 1092mm
Length: 898mm
Flying Weight: 1120g
Motor: 4018 950kv
ESC: 30A w/BEC
Servo: 9g x 4

Link to the plane: http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...92mm_PNF_.html

DutchRC - HobbyKing Flybeam Night Flyer - Unboxing + Build! (29 min 10 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Oct 27, 2015 @ 10:55 PM | 3,899 Views
Howdy

a short little info / product find video this time I ordered up this micro charging box from HobbyKing / Turnigy, to see if it was any good, and here is my presentation of the little thing

Link to the charger: https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...rging_Box.html

Specs:
Input Power: 12V Power Supply or 3S 11.1V Lipoly
Max Charge Current:
Pico - 240mA
E-flite/MCP-X - 500mA
Walkera - 420mA
Molex - 500mA
JST - 900mA
Charge Voltage: 4.2V
Weight: 135g
Dimensions: 100 x 85 x 27mm

DutchRC - HobbyKing Turnigy Micro Battery Charging Box (8 min 45 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Oct 26, 2015 @ 03:36 PM | 4,986 Views
Hello people

I've got me another multirotor to test for you This time it's a hex (my first one actually) from Spedix.
Here is a link to this hexacopter: Spedix S250AH

A link to the FPV system I've installed: Eachine 700TVL CCD

This is a ARTF Kit for which you'll only need a lipo and a DSMX radio..

Specifications:
Brand: Spedix
Product: S250AH Pure Carbon Fiber Frame Kit
Motor-to-motor: 300mm
Dimensions: 330x290x90mm
Main material: pure carbon fiber

To start of with, here is my unboxing And build-review of this hexacopter:

DutchRC - Spedix S250AH ARTF Racing Hexacopter ! - Unboxing + Build Review (13 min 56 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Oct 24, 2015 @ 03:07 PM | 3,391 Views
Hello people
I picked up this affordable Eachine 700TVL FPV set, to see if it was any good
In this video I'll unbox it and give you some tips & info.

Link to this FPV set:
Eachine 700TVL CCD FPV set

I'll do a more in depth review of it after having used it a while..

DutchRC - Eachine 700TVL CCD FPV Set - Unboxing + tips & info (6 min 39 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Oct 23, 2015 @ 12:30 PM | 3,456 Views
Hi there people

in this topic I'll be reviewing several micro-sized quadcopter, and possibly allso hexacopters.. I'll add to this topic as I test newer quads when they hit the market

I'll allso do some video's with FPV races between the different quads I test

First up, is my presentation & FPV flight-demo of the Blade Nano QX FPV by Horizon Hobbies:

Blade Nano QX FPV Review - Micro FPV quadcopters series Part 1 (10 min 41 sec)



And the second contender is. the JJRC H6D FPV

Link to the JJRC H6D

JJRC H6D FPV Review - Micro FPV quadcopters series Part 2 (15 min 51 sec)
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Posted by DutchRC | Oct 19, 2015 @ 04:44 PM | 81,168 Views
Hi there people

I've got me another quadcopter to test for you This time it's the XK Alien X250 which I bought from Banggood.com

Link to the Quadcopter: XK X250

Link to the FPV camera I show in the video: 5.8Ghz camera with DVR

And here is my unboxing + flight demo of the quadcopter

DutchRC - XK Alien X250 - Unboxing + Demo Flight :) (13 min 58 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Oct 03, 2015 @ 08:34 PM | 6,905 Views
Hello people

last week HK released the XL version of the Skipper and because I like the smaller version very much, I just had to order it
SO! Here is my unboxing + build + comparison to the V1 Skipper video of this plane!

Specs:
Wingspan: 864mm
Length: 1169mm
Motor: 3637 1000kV
ESC: 40A
Servos: 3 x 9g
AUW: 1020g

DutchRC - HobbyKing Skipper XL - Unboxing + Build! :) (26 min 46 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Sep 17, 2015 @ 02:26 PM | 3,962 Views
Halloa

I got me a new quadcopter in again I bought this one to do 3D practicing with as this quad can actaually fly upside down
Quite a nice fit & finish this quad has as well! I had not had XK products before this one, but this one was well packaged & looks like a quality product.

Link to the X350 at Banggood: http://www.banggood.com/XK-X350-4CH-...13974002015038

Specs:
Channel:4CH
Gyro:6 Axis Gyro
Material:Special PC+ABS
Wheelbase:37.6cm
Flying Time:More Than 12-18 minutes
Motor:2212 1400/KV Brushless Main Motor
Battery:11.1V 2200mAh 40C Li-po Battery
Recharging Time:1.5-2 hours
Remote Control Mode:2.4G
Remote Control Distance:1000 Meters
Flying Weight:770g
Product Size:305 x 305 x 210mm

Here is my unboxing of the quad!

DutchRC - XK X350 Air Dancer 3D Quadcopter - UNBOXING (13 min 17 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Sep 16, 2015 @ 09:34 AM | 3,313 Views
Hello people

I got this Avios Yak-52 in from HobbyKing today in the camo design Very nice.. I do allso like the HK-schemed version, but I do think the camo version looks better..

Specs:
Wingspan:1200mm
Length: 980mm
Weight: 1560g
Servos: 9g servos x 6
Motor: 3648 Brushless Outrunner KV680
ESC: AeroStar 40amp Brushless Speed Controller
Retracts: Servoless
Required:
4S 14.8V 2200~3000mAh 30C LiPo Battery
6 Channel Transmitter and Receiver

Here is my unboxing of this plane:

DutchRC - Avios Yakovlev Yak-52 1200mm - UNBOXING (15 min 42 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Sep 14, 2015 @ 07:30 PM | 3,121 Views
Hi there people

I must say I've been looking out for this FPV quadcopter for quite a while now.. BUT I finally received it today
It's quite a nice looking quadcopter in my opinion..
Link to the quadcopter: http://goo.gl/aSybKU

Specs:
LxWxH: 32 x 32 x 10 cm / 12.58 x 12.58 x 3.93 inches
Weight: 0.9 Kg
Lipo: 1200mah 2S
Motors: brushed & geared
Control distance: 100-200m (according to the specs)
Transmitter: 2.4Ghz
Video link: 5.8Ghz wifi

Here is my unboxing of it, but offcourse I'll allso do flight video's with it

DutchRC - WLtoys Q212G FPV Quadcopter - UNBOXING (13 min 21 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Sep 12, 2015 @ 06:59 PM | 3,574 Views
Hello there!

I've had this idea for a while now.. But here it is! You (and me) are being challenged here.. How many drones can You fly at the same time??

Anyone can have a go at it.. And so will I

Here are the rules of engagement:
+ you have to fly them with ONE radio.
+ you have to fly them for at least 15 seconds.
+ the multi-rotors can not be physically attached to eachother.
+ the multi-rotors can't have GPS

Here is my kick-off video for this series.. The series itself might continue for Years actually

DutchRC's More Drones Challenge! Part 1: what's it about?? (6 min 16 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Sep 07, 2015 @ 10:05 PM | 3,081 Views
Fellow pilot,

some of you might have tried the OrangeRX 3-axis stabelisers before.. They have been around for quite a while now. Last year HK released the V2 version of it, and recently they released a identical one but with updates V2.1 firmware.

The real change here is that this one should be able to be used on HS digital servo, where the previous version could not.

Here is my how-to for these stabelisers, and offcourse I'll allso test if they in fact do work with HS Digital servo's!

DutchRC - HOW TO : OrangeRX RX3S 3-Axis Flight Stabilizer V2.1 (18 min 56 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Sep 07, 2015 @ 06:25 PM | 3,078 Views
Hello people

Yesterday (at the moment I wrote this) HobbyKing released it's long awaited Durafly Curtiss P-40N.. Another one of their 1100mm warbirds, though this one is quite a bit heavier then the other 1100mm Durafly's..

Specs:
Wingspan: 1100mm (43.3")
Flying Weight: 1300-1400g (45-49oz)
ESC: Durafly 45A Brushless ESC
Motor: Durafly 3536 900kv Outrunner
Prop: 10x5 3 Blade
Servos: 7x 9g (2 Aileron, 2 Flap, Elevator, Rudder, Bomb)
Controls: 6-7ch Required (7 if using included bomb drop)
Retracts: Servoless Twist & Turn, Metal Trunnion, 100 Degree

Required:
2200mah 3S 65C or 2200mah 4S 25-35C LiPo Battery
6-7 Channel Transmitter and Receiver

I'll be shooting several video's about this new plane.. But for now, here is my unboxing video of it

DutchRC - HobbyKing Durafly Curtiss P-40N - UNBOXING (14 min 6 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Sep 07, 2015 @ 06:19 PM | 3,149 Views
Hi there people!

I picked up this very nice looking 330-size quadcopter from HiSky.. It comes with a brushless setup and CC3D flight controller..
The version I got is actually the RTF, but there are other configurations available from several vendors..

I ordered mine from Banggood.. Here is a link with reduced price:
http://www.banggood.com/HiSKY-HMX280...13974002015038

In this video I'll show you what comes with that version and what the quad is all about

DutchRC - HiSky HMX 280 CC3D QuadCopter - SHOW & TELL (11 min 56 sec)



Because of the weather I haven't been able to fly her outside, but I'll upload flight-video's of it shortly