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Posted by mlilasic | Sep 28, 2017 @ 06:11 PM | 9,968 Views
Review of FrSky 2.4G 16CH Taranis X9D Plus SE Transmitter SPECIAL EDITION with M9 Sensor Gimbals, Water Transfer Case and soft shell box - Great Value!!!

Beauty and the Beast:

I'm so excited about this transmitter from FrSky. FrSky transmitters and receivers are very popular because they give a lot at not so hight price
Transmitter is back up by great OpenTX SW and possibility to use Companion TX on PC for creating, modifying, backing up and transferring models to other Taranis Transmitters.

Taranis X9D feels very comfortable in hand. I donít use neck straps and I can comfortably fly with only X9D in my hands.

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Posted by mlilasic | Sep 26, 2017 @ 05:53 PM | 6,355 Views
Review of Eachine EV100 - 720*540 5.8G 72CH FPV Goggles With Dual Antennas, Fan and 7.4V 1000mAh Battery

Eachine EV100 goggles are on action price for 96$ now and I think they are really worth that amount of money...

My EV100 budget googles from Eachine just came.

They look very nice and modern for theirs price. And from the first looks they give a lot for theirs price. So I can say that EV100 are right now "Best Buy" (ski mask type) googles on the market.
In the packet you have everything to start FPV-ing but you will also need some better antennas. For start I can recommend these ones. Just be careful to order RP-SMA type.

Goggles are light and fit to head very good. Foam is too thick and it should be thinner but than can be overlooked for this price point and also can be easily solved by removing one layer of foam.
They would be good if this softer foam part is left out from the start:

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Posted by mlilasic | Sep 17, 2017 @ 06:35 PM | 5,445 Views
Review of TransTEC Freedom 215mm 4mm 3K Carbon Fiber Frame Kit for Multirotor

Carbon on this frame looks beautiful and its cut in the right way. See the prics for yourself.
Weight is also OK for interchangeable arms type frame this big.
Looking forward to build and maiden it. Stay tuned for flight videos...

Wheelbase: 215mm
Plates: 3K carbon
Upper shell: 7075 aviation aluminum-alloy
Screws: 10.9 Class crew/ TransTEC T Screws

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Posted by mlilasic | Sep 17, 2017 @ 05:01 PM | 7,816 Views
Review of Matek VTX - - w SmartAudio - BFCMS control via FC UART _TX - 5.8G 40CH 25/200/500mW switchable Video Transmitter VTX-HV with 5V/1A BEC Output

Here is Matek VTX. Its lower priced than Tramp or TBS Unify, but is more than EWRF I recently looked at. So this Matek VTX could be golden middle.
If only range and video quality performance would be on pair as competition, I think this could be very beloved VTX among pilots.

Matek VTX Smart Audio control trough FrSky XSRF4PO and Taranis X9D Plus Special Edition (4 min 18 sec)

New Betaflight

or OpenTX lua script

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Posted by mlilasic | Sep 15, 2017 @ 06:27 PM | 5,377 Views
Review of FXT MARVEL Version II 5 Inch 800*480 40CH 5.8G Diversity FPV Goggle HDMI Build-in DVR & DVR flight footage & 1km range test

My first goggles from FXT called FXT MARVEL Version II and they sure look like quality made product. I can recommend them because of theirs comfortable head piece, sharp and removable LCD, trued diversity and if you can overlook their CONS listed below.

Eachine VR006 vs. FXT MARVEL Vision Version II - 1km range test (3 min 32 sec)

Really cool feature is that screen can super easy be put in or out of glasses, awesome; but here comes first con, screen has no tripod mount screw so I plan to use mount for my phone as workaround, so no biggie (just screen is 125mm x 80mm, so similar to now-days phones).

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Posted by mlilasic | Sep 15, 2017 @ 05:11 PM | 8,882 Views
Review of EWRF e7086TM3 - cheap - w SmartAudio - 5.8G 48CH 25mW/200mW/600mW Switchable FPV Transmitter with Support for Configuring over BetaFligth OSD & DVR flight footage

Awesome!!! - for 15$ we have working smartaudio control of VTX - test video:

EWRF (2 min 59 sec)

This is funny called, I don't know who will remember that name, but here it is EWRF e7086TM3
First cheap VTX which I fount that can be controlled over OSD and BF lua script for OpenTX running transmitters like Taranis. So we will see how it performs. Stay tuned for build log and flight tests...

Size : 32.5*22.6*7.25mm
Working Voltage : DC6-24V
Working Current : 130mA(25mW)/230mA(200mW)/280mA(600mW)/12V
Working Frequency : 5.8G
Working Channel : 48CH

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Posted by mlilasic | Sep 09, 2017 @ 07:22 PM | 5,376 Views
Review & DVR flight footage of Foxeer Monster V2 1200TVL 1/3 CMOS 16:9 PAL/NTSC IR Block FPV Camera w/ OSD and Audio & 1.8mm lens mod

I have Skyzone 16:9 googles so I bought myself this 16:9 Monster V2 cam from Foxeer. DVR is coming soon. Stay tuned...

Monster v2 w 1.8mm lens 16:9 DVR Foxeer - Dshot1200 TATTOO 35A - 32Bit ESC revo (14 min 41 sec)

Image Sensor: 1/2.9” CMOS
Min. illumination: Color: 0. 05Lux(F1.2,50IRE,AGC ON); BW: 0.001Lux(F1.2,50IRE,AGC ON)
CVBS: 16:9
WDR: Support
Audio: Support
Resolution: 1200TVL
Built in OSD: Support
Output Resolution: 1200TVL
Camera system: PAL/NTSC switchable
Total Pixels: 1280(H)◊960(V)
Min. illumination: Color: 0. 05Lux(F1.2,50IRE,AGC ON); BW: 0.001Lux(F1.2,50IRE,AGC ON)
Shutter Speed (CCD IRIS): PAL: 1/50~1/100,000s NTSC: 1/60~1/100,000s
2D-DNR: 0-100
3D-DNR: 0-100
SENSE-UP: Support
Image Adjustment: Support
BLC/HLC: Support
WDR: In built
S/N: > 50dB
White Balance: Auto
Day / Night Shift: Auto/ External control/ Color/ B&W
Private shading: Support
Language: Chinese/English
Video Out: 1.0Vp-p, 75Ω
Input Power: 5V-40V
Working Temperature: -20℃~60℃
Working Humidity: Relative humidity < 90%
Dimension: 26mm*26mm

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Posted by mlilasic | Sep 09, 2017 @ 03:07 PM | 7,178 Views
Review of JJRC H37 Mini Baby Elfie 720P WIFI FPV With Beauty Mode Altitude Hold RC Quadcopter RTF & DVR

Great looking and compact JJRC H37 Mini Baby Elfie selfie Quadcopter.

Flight DVR video from phone app

JJRC H37 Mini Baby Elfie Parking Flight - 720P WIFI FPV Altitude Hold RC Quadcopter RTF DVR (5 min 48 sec)

Video details:

Surprisingly easy to fly with provided remote. This will greatly welcome new Nintendo WI generation flyers.
You also have the option to fly it via phone app and virtual gimbals.

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Posted by mlilasic | Sep 09, 2017 @ 08:13 AM | 4,661 Views
Review of Flytec T13 3D WIFI FPV Selfie Drone With 720P Wide Angle Camera High Hold Mode RC Quadcopter

This is first low cost selfie drone that I can really recommend (and I reviewed few of them - you can check my review bank).
No weird jello or vibrations, holds altitude perfect and self level works great.

on-board DVR flight footage:

Flytec T13 3D WIFI FPV Selfie Drone With 720P Wide Angle Camera High Hold Mode RC Quadcopter DVR (5 min 54 sec)

Picture and video quality is very acceptable for this price range. I uploaded pictured and video so you can check for yourself.

You will be very satisfied with this quad as long as you don't have too high expectations.

Due its great flight characteristics and ease of use, it can even be used as beginners quad for flight practicing.

Brand name: Flytec
Item name: T13 WIFI FPV RC Quadcopter
Frequency: 2.4G
Channel: 4ch
Gyro: 6 axis
Product battery: 3.7V 520mAh (Included)
Charging time: 50 -70mins
Flying time: About 7mins
R/C distance: 50m
Camera: 720P wide angle
Quad's size: 16.2x10.6x4cm (the arms not folded)
8.1x6.3x4cm(the arms folded)
Package size: 11.1x9.3x7.5cm
Flight weight: 63.3g
Package weight: about 200g

With 3D foldable arm and unique blade design, small size, easy to carry.
With altitude hold mode function provides stable flight.
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Posted by mlilasic | Sep 08, 2017 @ 07:15 PM | 4,428 Views
Review (ip) of BrotherHobby Returner R5 2306 2450KV 2650K 4-5S Brushless Motors

I had a few of budget builds (can be found here) but now its time for one premium and here are the motors I intend to use -
new BrotherHobby Returner series R5 2306 motors.

They sure look great

but beside that they are really lightweight - 31g with 16cm wire

They come in two color options
  • Deadpool (and when I am already mentioning Deadpool I recommend watching the film its very good)

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Posted by mlilasic | Sep 05, 2017 @ 03:39 PM | 4,069 Views
Review of Aomway WDR 16:9/4:3 700TVL V2 2.1mm 1/3'' NTSC/PAL Switchable HD Color CMOS FPV Camera

In really small box came newest small&lightweight CMOS FPV cam from Aomway.

Its my first CMOS FPV cam from them but I used lot of Aomway antennas for FPV on my quads and they all were one of the best. So, I hope they also put theirs knowledge and experience in FPV field into this product. Looking forward to test them and stay tuned for DVR FPV footage...

  • Resolution: WDR 700TVL
  • Pick up device: 1/3''CMOS
  • Lens:2.1mm installed
  • FOV:150 degree
  • Signal system: PAL/NTSC
  • Pixel size: 5um x 6.2um
  • Picture elements: 976(H)x592(V)
  • Effective image area: 4.880mm x 3.670mm
  • Sensitivity: 10.8[V/Lux.sec]
  • Scanning system: 2:1 interlace
  • Sync system: Internal
  • S/N ration>more than 65dB
  • Gain control: Auto
  • White balance: Auto
  • Video output:1.0Vp-p(75ΩBNC)
  • Power supply: DC 4.8-36V
  • Power consumption:12V 50mA
  • Operating temperature:-10 to 60℃
  • Dimensions:22x20mm
  • Weight:11g

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