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Posted by mlilasic | Nov 27, 2018 @ 04:35 PM | 1,347 Views
Review of XIAOMI Wowstick 1P+ 19 In 1 Electric Screw Driver Cordless Power Screwdriver Repair Tools


My new tool just came and its really nice.






Tool in action (first use):

XIAOMI Wowstick 1P+ 19 In 1 Electric Screw Driver Cordless Power Screwdriver Repair Tools (2 min 59 sec)




Description:

WowtationŽ Wowstick 1P+ the world's Newest electric screwdirver is coming in 2018.
A completely new working experience, just like holding a pen when you using it.
Slim aluminum alloy housing with pen shape design, built-in 2xAAA batteries can work 8 hours continuously.
A great helper for electronic reparing projects.
Auto self-locking ratchet wheel orientation, with Dual Torque 0.12/3N.m working mode.



Specifications:
  • Material S2 Aluminum Alloy
  • Input Voltage DC 3V
  • Battery Type Dry Cell
  • Battery Capacity 2 x AAA 1.5V Batteries
  • Speed 150r/min
  • Working Mode Dual Torque 0.12/3N.m
  • 18PCS Screwdriver Bit Size PH000/ PH0/ PH2
  • SL1.0/ SL2.0/ SL3.0
  • T5/ T6/ T8
  • P2/ P5/ P6
  • H2.5/ H3
  • SQ0/ 3.0/ Y2.5/ U3.0
  • (4x28mm) Screwdirver
  • Weight Apprex. 240g
  • Color Silver
  • Package Box White


Features:
  • XIAOMI Mini Wowstick 1P+ Electric Screwdriver, with 18pcs screw bits
  • Slim S2 aluminum alloy housing body with pen shape design, easy to use
  • Ultra precision flexible circuit design, ensure long life time
  • Built-in 2 x AAA dry cell battery driving can work 8 hours continuously.
  • Equipped with magnetic board, holding the screws taken off from the reparing items, no screws lost
  • Automatic and Manual operation
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Posted by mlilasic | Nov 25, 2018 @ 04:49 PM | 2,168 Views
Review (ip) of Indestructible Quads "Black Label X" 4S True 100C Racing LiPo 1500mah Battery




Indestructible Quads "Black Label X" 4S True 100C Racing LiPo 1500mah Battery just came, looks great, stay tuned for flight tests...


All X series comes with super stubby balance wires to save weight and not get in the way of the props. XT60-U connectors are also used to shave off an additional gram of weight.


Few tech. pics are in gallery.



Grab yours "Black Label X" 4S 1500mah Battery HERE
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Posted by mlilasic | Nov 21, 2018 @ 07:25 PM | 1,301 Views
Review (ip) of Indestructible Quads "Black Label X" 6S True 100C Racing LiPo 1100mah Battery




Indestructible Quads "Black Label X" 6S True 100C Racing LiPo 1100mah Battery just came, looks great, stay tuned for flight tests...


All X series comes with super stubby balance wires to save weight and not get in the way of the props. XT60-U connectors are also used to shave off an additional gram of weight.


Few tech. pics are in gallery.



Grab yours "Black Label X" 6S 1100mah Battery HERE
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Posted by mlilasic | Nov 21, 2018 @ 07:10 PM | 1,299 Views
Review of Eachine Vwhoop90 Brushless Tiny Whoop Tiny Whoov 2-in-1 FPV Racing Drone with Crazybee F3 700TVL Cam - Frsky Compatible Receiver




Vwhoop90 came and quick test shows its super fun.
But, receiver on Vwhoop90 is broken. I had many RC signal loss events, all of them in hovercraft mode. Tried both D8 and D16, and tried two different transmitters (Taransi X9D and Jumper T12) but without any progres. Banggood is sending me new FC, so stay tuned...

DVR test
DVR maiden Eachine Vwhoop90 Brushless Tiny Whoop Tiny Whoov 2-in-1 FPV Racing Drone (5 min 34 sec)



LOS test
LOS maiden Eachine Vwhoop90 Brushless Tiny Whoop Tiny Whoov 2-in-1 FPV Racing Drone (1 min 43 sec)
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Posted by mlilasic | Nov 19, 2018 @ 06:44 PM | 2,407 Views
Review of RunCam Split 2S FOV 170 Degree Super WDR Mini FPV Camera 1080P 60fps DVR HD Recording OSD for RC Drone - with WiFi module

Successor of the RunCam Split 2 is here.
Using this innovative solution from RunCam for your FPV feed and capturing HD flight footage will save you cca. 80g of total quad weight.






Specifications:
  • Field of View(FOV): FPV FOV 4:3@140°, 16:9@170°/HD Recording 170°
  • Lens Thread Size: M12*0.5
  • Video Resolution: 1080@60fps/1080@50fps /1080@30fps/720@60fps
  • Video File Format: MOV
  • Image Resolution: 2 Megapixels
  • TV Mode: NTSC (720*480)/PAL (720*576) Switchable
  • Interface: Micro USB / UART
  • Max Micro SD Card Supported: 64G(need Class 6 or above, recommend Class 10/UHS-I/UHS-II/UHS-III)
  • WiFi Module: Support (Removable)
  • Dimensions: PCB 38*38mm/Lens Module 19*19mm
  • Power Input: DC 5-15V / DC 5V(USB)
  • Working Current: 650mA @5V / 270mA @12V
  • Net Weight:







Features:
  • 1080P@60fps HD recording & WDR 16:9 / 4:3 FPV camera
  • 38x38mm@30.5x30.5 M4 holes, Standard size for a better experience
  • Removable WiFi module for APP
  • Ultra lightweight
  • Low latency TV-OUT.
  • Real-time audio output.
  • Power-off protection for video files.
  • Wide voltage (5-15V).
  • Anti-drop SD card.
  • Easy installation



In the Box:

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Posted by mlilasic | Nov 19, 2018 @ 06:34 PM | 2,337 Views
Review of 45$ Long Range Combo from FrSky - FrSky R9M 900MHz Long Range Transmitter Module With R9 MM 4/16CH Telemetry Receiver for RC Drone

My Long Range combo is here, FrSky R9M 900MHz Long Range Transmitter Module and R9 MM Telemetry Receiver.
Price of 45$ for this combo is unbelievable.





I will be using this combo in my new LR build, details are here.



R9M Description:
FrSky R9 and R9M radio control system is the first FrSky long range system which works in the frequency of 900MHz. The R9M module offers 4 switchable
RF power outputs to so you can choose the appropriate power for different flight situations. Compared to another FrSky 2.4GHz long range receiver like the
L9R, the R9 receiver has a longer operating range up to 10KM and above. Moreover, the R9 is also a redundancy receiver which can connect to another
receiver to ensure the security of your aircraft.

For external batteries, suggest to use 2S or below!

Specifications:
Compatibility: R9 series
Vin Voltage Range: 4V-12.6V
External Power Supply: 4V~12V (2s Li-Battery is recommended )
(*3s Li-Battery is not recommended as external power supply, or it will damage)
Telemetry Interface: Smart Port
Upgrade Interface: Smart Port
Modulations: PXX or CPPM (auto-detected)



Feature:
-900MHz/868MHz working mode
-Long range, low latency and high precision RC system
-4 Optional RF power (Non-EU Version)
-Telemetry mode (25mW)/non-telemetry mode(200mW / 500mW) (EU Version)
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Posted by mlilasic | Nov 19, 2018 @ 05:59 PM | 2,457 Views
Review of Sloss'7 7 Inch 270mm Wheelbase 4mm Arm Thickness Carbon Fiber Frame Kit for RC Drone FPV Racing

Frame for my new project came, 7" 6S long range quad...






Specifications:
Model: Sloss'7
Item Name: 270mm 7 Inch Racing Frame Kit
Wheelbase: 270mm
Arm Plate Thickness: 4mm
Upper Plate Thickness: 2mm
Bottom Plate Thickness: 3mm
Camera Mounting Width: 28mm
Net Weight:

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Posted by mlilasic | Nov 10, 2018 @ 07:21 PM | 1,624 Views
Review (ip) of Racerstar Metal 50A BL_32 2-6S DShot1200 4in1 ESC CNC IP65 Waterproof

ESCs for my new 6S build came. Its Metal 50A ESC from Racerstar.





Specifications:
  • Brand Name: Racerstar
  • Item Name: 50A BLheli_32 2-6S 4 in 1 ESC
  • Model:Metal 50A
  • Color: Red/ Grey/ Black/ Orange/ Rose Gold (Optional)
  • Con. Current: 50A
  • Peak Current(10s): 60A
  • Lipo: 2-6S
  • LBEC: NO
  • SBEC: NO
  • Programming: YES
  • IP Rating: IP65
  • Size: 43x36mm (PCB)
  • Mounting Hole: 30.5x30.5mm (M3)
  • Weight:



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Posted by mlilasic | Nov 10, 2018 @ 07:02 PM | 1,457 Views
Review of Racerstar 2207 BR2207S Green Edition 1600KV 2200KV 2500KV 3-6S Brushless Motor For RC Drone Frame - 1600KV

1600KV motors for my new 6S build came



I will be using this Sloss 7 Inch frame and these Mamba 6S F4 stack



Description:
Brand: Racerstar
Item name: Green Edition BR2207S brushless motor
RPM/V: optional 1600KV / 2200KV / 2500KV
Height: 20.5mm
Width: φ27.9mm
Shaft diameter: φ5mm
Motor mount hole size: M3
Screw thread: clockwise (CW)
Voltage: 11.1-22.2V
Battery: 3-6S lipo battery
Recommend ESC: 45A
Usage: for 200-300mm RC drone FPV racing frame kit
Weight with 7cm of 20AWG wire is



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Posted by mlilasic | Oct 18, 2018 @ 05:08 PM | 2,824 Views
Review & build log of 180$ HOBBYMATE Comet VX220 Stretch X 5" FPV quad DIY, PNP, BNF - 1800KV (6S) or 2500KV (4S)

I recently tested 145mm DIY KIT from HOBBYMATE and it was fun to build and fun to fly because it flew great and I had zero issues with it so far.



Now I will build and test HOBBYMATE Comet VX220 Stretch X 5" fpv racing drone. Its a high-performance racing drone as manufacturer says.
And from my unboxing experience (pics are in gallery) all parts in the box look high quality. Hobbymate didn't save any money on selection of part for this quad.
And, most of all, all that at most welcomed price of 180$ for DIY KIT.

Weight comes on nice cca. 300g




Comet VX220 comes with airbot F4 V6 flight controller and typhoon 35A (Max 45A), simple connection between the fc and esc is done with a 8pin cable, which saves your time in building and maintenance.
If you don't have time or experience for self building it, you can select prebuilt version in PNP or BNF format.



Description:
Comet VX220 fpv drone is a combination of high performance, stability and durability.
Low-deck design means centralized mass and excellent handling.
Stretched-X motor layout is the choice of top racers because the rear props are further from the "dirty air" coming from the front props.
The result is smoother cornering and higher top speed.



Features:
  • 5mm full 3k carbon fiber twill
  • High quality 12.9 class Steel counter-sunk screws on the drone
  • Airbot F4 V6 flight
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Posted by mlilasic | Oct 11, 2018 @ 03:05 PM | 1,793 Views
Review of Eachine E015 With Flight Boat Car 3-mode Altitude Hold Mode RC Drone Quadcopter RTF &DVR car mode footage

In really big box came newest toy from Eachine, its E015.
Oversized box is no problem because everything is really protected in transport.



E015 dvr car hovercraft mode (7 min 10 sec)



This is 3in1 toy:

1. Quad - it flies great!
Its suitable for beginners because it has height hold mode which works great. Check my maiden test flight video:



Eachine E015 indoor maiden test flight (6 min 4 sec)
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Posted by mlilasic | Sep 26, 2018 @ 06:20 PM | 2,357 Views
Review of Eachine US65 UK65 65mm Brushless Whoop FPV Racing Drone BNF Crazybee F3 Flight Controller OSD 6A Blheli_S ESC & DVR test flight

Preparation for winter is beginning. Winter fun is called Eachine US65 or UK65, depends on your flag preferences, but its 65mm - 28g - brushless tiny whoop...




Eachine US65 UK65 65mm Whoop - ACRO AIR MODE test flight (2 min 53 sec)




Specifications:

Item Name: 1S 65mm Brushless Whoop racing drone BNF
Wheelbase: 65mm
Size: 81mm*81mm*36mm
Weight: (without battery)




Weight: (with Original 250mah lipo battery)

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Posted by mlilasic | Sep 26, 2018 @ 04:59 PM | 1,866 Views
Review of Runcam 3S WIFI 1080p 60fps WDR 160 Degree FPV Action Camera Detachable Battery for RC Racing Drone & HD flight footage




New FPV session like HD cam from Runcam just came out. Its successor of RC3 (my review of RC3 is here) and its called Runcam 3S. After Gopro stopped Runcam from selling Runcam 3, Runcam did some redesign and lounced RC3S.
It doesn't have waterproof housing or video stabilization, so this is a real HD cam for FPV flyers and not Sports cam like GOpro Hero or Session.
It also has FPV video out so you can use it as a FPV cam parallel to HD recording. Useful for slow flying quads and videography. For FPV racing and freestay flying delay could be issue. I will try to test delay of RC3S.

On full battery it can record for 27min (1080p@60fps).



Specification:
Video Resolution: 1080p@60fps / 1080p@50fps / 1080p@30fps / 720p@60fps
Video File Format: MOV

details of 1080p@60fps video file:


Image Resolution: 2MP
AV Output Format: NTSC / PAL Switchable
Communication Interface: Micro USB
microSD card supported: 64G max
Battery Capacity: 850mAh

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Posted by mlilasic | Sep 24, 2018 @ 04:37 PM | 2,792 Views
Posted by mlilasic | Sep 19, 2018 @ 06:26 PM | 3,315 Views
Review & Build Log of Eachine Tyro99 - 99$ DIY KIT - 210mm DIY Version FPV Racing RC Drone F4 OSD 30A BLHeli_S 40CH 600mW VTX 700TVL Cam & DVR flight footage


Its not often that quads come in a DIY kit. This is great hobby and especially part in which you build yourself an quad and on maiden it flies. Its awesome feeling to create something that flies and everybody should try building they own quads at some point.
This is a great opportunity because this kit costs 99$



Its unbelievable price. If you would only by parts by yourself it would certainly cost more.

Maiden flight with original lens:

Eachine Tyro99 maiden BF 3.5.1 - 210mm DIY FPV Racing RC Drone F4 OSD 30A BLHeli_S 40CH 600mW VTX (4 min 18 sec)



Re-Maiden flight with wide lens:

Eachine Tyro99 DVR wide angle fpv lens maiden BF 3.5.1 - 210mm DIY FPV RC Drone F4 OSD 1300mAh 4s (5 min 29 sec)
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Posted by mlilasic | Sep 19, 2018 @ 04:45 PM | 2,635 Views
Review of BrotherHobby Speed Shield 2207.5 1750KV, 2108KV, 2400KV, 2700KV, 3400KV 4-6S Brushless Motor for FPV Racing RC Drone

When I first saw Brotherhobbys Returner R5 Deadpool motor I had to have it. It was beautiful. They also had Red Hulk color scheme.
I really love Brotherhobby design, color schemes and quality.



Now Brotherhobby has its newest motor called Speed Shield series. Its new size class of 2207.5.
Motor also looks beautiful like R5 series. It reminds me on Captains America Shield




It comes in few KV options:
  • 1750
  • 2108
  • 2400
  • 2700
  • 3400
and its rated from 4S to 6S. Awesome!



Specifications:
Configuration: 12N14P
No.of Cells(Lipo): 4-6S
Rotor: N52H arc magnets
Stator: 0.15mm Nippon Steel silicon steel
Shaft: Titanium Alloy hollow shaft
Bell cap: Al 7075
Base casing: Al 7075
Prop Adapter Shaft Thread: M5
Bearings: Japanese NMB 9x4x4mm

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Posted by mlilasic | Sep 18, 2018 @ 05:32 PM | 2,346 Views
JHE42B 110DB Finder Buzzer Built-in Battery with LED Light for RC Drone F3 F4 F7 Flight Controller

Notice: Now BG also sells Vifly Finder v1.2 of this battery powered buzzer - lost drone finder- "New V1.2 Version, support 36 Hours beep"



This summer my friend and I were flying over the woods and he crashed. Lipo on his drone got disconnected in crash so he lost possibility to turn on buzzer on his drone . We were looking for his quad for 6 hours and couldn't find it. Loss to be greater, he had GoPros 4 on quad with lots of flight footage. It was lost too.
That evening , when I got home, I ordered immediately this little device. It can work as ordinary buzzer, but slightly louder, but more important it has its own builtin battery so it will sound even flight pack gets disconnected from the quad, plane etc...


I highly recommend this product.

Test jjj (2 min 33 sec)


JHE42B 110DB Finder Buzzer vs. ordinary piezo buzzer - Built-in Battery with LED Light for RC Drone (1 min 0 sec)
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Posted by mlilasic | Sep 15, 2018 @ 04:52 PM | 3,948 Views
Review of Jumper T12 OpenTX 16CH Radio Transmitter with JP4-in-1 Multi-protocol RF Module for Frsky JR Flysky

"One transmitter to rule (control) them all"
My new transmitter just came. Its Jumper T12 OpenTX 16CH Radio Transmitter with JP4-in-1 Multi-protocol RF Module.



Transmitter feels nice in hand, and more important sits nice in hand.




Best things on this transmitter are:
  • small, light, compact and east to carry around
  • multiprotocol RF module included
  • JR/FrSky compatible module bay - you can use FrSky R9M or TBS Crossfire modules
  • runs on OpenTX - best transmitter SW available - OpenTX SW runs on very popular FrSky transmitters like Taranis X7, X9, X9D etc... and also possibility to use Companion TX on PC for creating, modifying, backing up and transferring models to other OpenTX running (Taranis) Transmitters

I am looking forward to using it on the longer run, because,
beside using its 4-in-1 Multi-protocol RF Module I am also getting FrSky R9M RF module so I will be trying to fly some long range quad I am building with Jumper T12. It will be interesting I hope.


In my RC pilot life I started with some really cheap 4CH FlySky stuff, than iRangeX iRX-i6X, than moved Turnigy 9XR with FrSky XJT module, than FrSky Taranis X7 and my latest and greatest FrSky Taranis X9D SE.


Now some more info on Jumper T12:
the T12 version does indeed support Crossfire and in CRSF mode with LUA script support
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