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Posted by mlilasic | May 25, 2017 @ 06:42 PM | 8,270 Views
Review of new Realacc Martian_S 220mm Lightweight 4mm Frame

I will be reviewing, build logging, flying, testing, crashing this new type of frame from Realacc. Its some kind of foam sandwiched between two sheaths of carbon plates. They did that to make the frame lighter (and maybe cheaper, I don't know exactly, but if hardness is similar, I don't mind the foam).




BG advertise it as "Same hardness as Martian&Alien frame kit,but 20% lighter than them!"

Newer had anything similar so it will be interesting to see how it holds up to classical full carbon frames. I have, for quite some time now, X210 frame from Realacc and I am very satisfied with it. You have lots of videos with it on my YT channel so please check if you are interested.



Specification (BG & mine):

Wheelbase: 220mm - (will check that after build)
Material: Carbon fiber ????????????

All parts are sandwich type


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Posted by mlilasic | May 24, 2017 @ 03:26 AM | 7,167 Views
Review of AKK X1 and X1P - 40CH 25mW/200mW/600mW Switchable FPV Transmitter

My new package from AKK just came and, like last time, this time also was lightning fast delivery. Delivery to the Croatia took only 4 days.
I really can only highly recommended AKK in cases that you need quality FPV products at great price or in case that you, in a hurry, need parts to replace broken ones on your FPV craft, so you need them to be delivered quickly.



Lets go now into details. In box were:

AKK X1
and
AKK X1P



That the same FPV VTX but in two variants:
one with pigtail antenna connection and other with antenna connector soldered directly to the VTX.

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Posted by mlilasic | May 24, 2017 @ 02:53 AM | 7,709 Views
Review of Gaoneng GNB 1500mAh 4S 15.2V 22.8Wh 100c/200c HV 4.35V Lipo Battery

Purchased 2 packs of (very few lipo brands BG sends to Croatia, I don't know what is status to different countries) new lipo's from BG and here is short review. Will be testing them in the air this weekend so stay tuned.






lipo's came on this storage voltage:

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Posted by mlilasic | May 19, 2017 @ 05:33 PM | 7,579 Views
Review of Eachine E52 WiFi FPV With High Hold Mode Foldable Arm RC Quadcopter

My newest WiFi FPV quadcopter Eachine E52 just came.
Quad design looks really nice so it will be interesting to see if it flies and records videos nice also.
If it flies nice this could be vary affordable RTF beginners quad that will get you much needed hours of practice in the air.







Description:
  • Frequency: 2.4G
  • Channel: 4ch
  • Gyro: 6 axis
  • Product battery: 3.7V 500mAh (Included)
  • Charging time: 60-70mins
  • Flying time: 8-10mins
  • R/C distance: 80-100m
  • Color:Red and black
  • Camera: 0.3MP
  • Material: Electronic Components,Plastic
  • Quad's size: 25.5x25.5x3.5cm (the arms not folded)
    15.5x6.5x3.5cm (the arms folded)
  • Package size: 17.2x9.2x6cm
  • Weight: 86g

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Posted by mlilasic | May 17, 2017 @ 06:08 PM | 8,045 Views
Review of Eachine DTX03 DVR 5.8G 72CH 0/25mW/50mW/200mW Switchable VTX w/ Audio NTSC/PAL


DVR in VTX? "Why not" said people from Eachine.
Idea of putting DVR on VTX is brilliant, as in standard solution when you have DVR in googles or ground station you always pick some static and picture breakups. This way, flight footage will always be in best possible quality.

DTX03 VTX has integrated microphone and DVR for FPV and interesting function that enables user to easy switch VTX power via button.
That is super convenient if you fly indoor or race with lot of friends, than its possible to limit power to 25mW to minimize interference of video signal to others. Also, if you are alone or on open field than is possible to max out power to 200mW which should proved more than enough range for pleasant flying.







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Posted by mlilasic | May 14, 2017 @ 04:46 PM | 6,879 Views
Review of Eachine ATX03 - Super Mini (3g) 5.8G 72CH 0/25mW/50mw/200mW Switchable FPV Transmitter with Audio

Here is super light VTX with audio line in for FPV which has interesting function that enables user to easy switch VTX power via button.
That is super convenient if you fly indoor or race with lot of friends, than its possible to limit power to 25mW to minimize interference of video signal to others. On last race, VTX output power was limited to 25mW and lot of us were using ATX03 brother VTX03. Also, if you are alone or on open field than is possible to max out power to 200mW which should proved more than enough range for pleasant flying.





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Posted by mlilasic | May 04, 2017 @ 06:05 PM | 6,824 Views
Bought myself this Parallel Charging Board - Power Genius PG Parallel Charging Board Supports 4 Packs of 2-8S Lipo Battery

Board looks high quality and works great. Price is also very attractive.
Its gonna save me some time when charging LiPo batteries.

PG Parallel Charging Board and iSDT Q6 Plus 300W Mini Charger in action:




Description:
Balance Output Cable: 18AWG silicon cable
Current: Support MAX. 35A charge current
Support 4 packs 2S, 4 packs 3S, 4 packs 4S, 4 packs 5S, 4 packs 6S, 4 packs 7S, 4 packs 8S balance charge.


Features:
1. Supports up to four packs of the same type, same cells 2-8S battery pack.
2. Balanced port output line with 18AWG multi-strand silicone line.
3. Equipped with safety protection T plug silicone cap.
4. High-quality gold-plated connectors.
5. Thicken PCB copper foil, allow security using 35A charging current
6. Equipped with 40A fuse between any two groups of batteries, to prevent line burned due to the large battery pressure.


Grab yours at this LINK.

Also, if you are interested, my iSDT Q6 Plus 300W mini pocket charger review is here:
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Posted by mlilasic | May 03, 2017 @ 05:03 PM | 8,883 Views
Review of BAYANGTOYS X16 GPS Brushless Altitude Hold 2.4G 4CH 6Axis RC Quadcopter RTF

Just received my RTF BAYANGTOYS X16 GPS Brushless Quadcopter.
My version is without HD video cam, but I will try to make some flight footage, HD or DVR, we will see.
This version is intended for people who are looking to start with cheap RTF (Ready to Fly) brushless quad equipped with GPS so it can be easy to start flying for beginners, as it has auto take off, auto landing, altitude hold, position hold and RTH. All modes that make life easier for beginner pilots.





Box says in bold letters "UPGRADED VERSION", I didn't own previous versions of X16 so I don't know the real difference between this and previous version, but box also says GPS, so quad should have all fancy features that are common to GSP equipped quadcopters like "position hold" and "Return to Home" (RTH) function.

X16 is nicely packed inside styrofoam box and well protected. Battery was inside of X16 but I took it out for cell measurements.




I immediately noticed that there is on the box "Safety Precautions" on my language (HR) so I will immediately give X16 "highly recommend" mark, just kidding.
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