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Posted by TinkleWid | May 25, 2019 @ 05:08 AM | 2,690 Views
Amazing SD Raw Footage 😲😲 (Apologies for the swearing)
Test of light handling, colour range and bitrate with the Caddx after sunset.

Caddx Ratel 🐼 Modified vs Stock FPV Footage - Caddx Tarsier not required, cheap Topsky DVR is!! (2 min 33 sec)


I think the Caddx Ratel coupled with a Turtle (if you already have one) may beat buying a new Tarsier. No HD footage for a change but the image captured from the goggles is good enough in low light.

This was my first day flying with the Ratel Starlight camera and I got stuck in a tree with my first lipo. After 5 hours I managed to get it back with some rope and a stick but I just about found the energy to fly a couple of lipos after sunset and before total darkness. Great to have a dedicated FPV Camera especially as I've been flying a lot with the Caddx Turtle lately. it makes such a difference to be able to see in low light and have no latency issues!

Personally , I feel the stock footage is great for visibility in the shadows and makes the early evening feel like daytime; great for Golden Hour flights. Amazingly the footage from my old TopSky Prime 1S Goggles is really good and better than the image produced by my trusty VRD2-Pro Goggles (Topsky sent me a new board to rectify the receiver issue).


Set-Up and Gear:

Flying the Kwad Karl (Bando Racer 3) BR3 Frame - https://www.armattanproductions.com/...duct_grid/2209

Caddx Ratel Starlight Camera
https://www.banggood.com/...Continue Reading
Posted by TinkleWid | May 15, 2019 @ 03:10 PM | 1,000 Views
😏 CAN YOU HANDLE THE VORTEX? 😏
🔊🔊🔊 Full Volume Required 🔊🔊🔊

Trying to make the Caddx Footage more dramatic but I may have overdone it 😏

Do you love it or hate it? (leave a comment if you dislike)

Caddx Turtle v2 Camera 🐢 "Vortex" Superview rendered @ 30fps 4K - Trippy Apolcalype Now (Remastered) (4 min 10 sec)


Original 'Apocalypse now' Flight of the Valkyries
Classic Caddx Turtle V2 🐢 Cinematic Style - Ride of the Valkyries (4 min 10 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by TinkleWid | May 03, 2019 @ 05:23 AM | 1,065 Views
TURN ON SUBTITLES FOR COMMENTARY

Test of New Caddx Turtle Special Glass Lens and ND Filter (N8)

I had a lovely day flying in the sun among trees with leaves for the first time this year. It was the perfect opportunity to test out the new Caddx Turtle Special Glass Lens and ND Filter from Caddx.us. I am unsure how this compares to the Runcam Split Mini Glass Lens.

Caddx Turtle v2 🐢 New Camera Glass Lens and ND Filter 🌳 "Canopy CorkScrew" Drone Move 🌳 (2 min 31 sec)


I also got to practise some smooth close proximity with a few new trees without fear of hitting any ghost branches. For want of a better name and until I'm corrected my new move is called the 🌳 "Canopy CorkScrew" 🌳 !! It's funny how I seem to automatically follow the same lines when looking back at footage of the day's runs.

My last Caddx Turbo Eye Lens got scratched a few weeks ago so I had to wait to receive my glass lens which hopefully will be more resilient. On first look the Caddx glass Lens is definitely an improvement on the Caddx plastic lenses. There is less need for any colour grading and the image seems much clearer. I did to bring the colours out a little on this video.

When fitting the ND Filter (N8) to the glass lens I had to use some BluTak as it's not a perfect fit. However, the ND Filter stayed on all day despite my crashes. The ND Filter takes away some of the glare and reduces the sharpness a little to...Continue Reading
Posted by TinkleWid | Mar 30, 2019 @ 12:14 PM | 2,125 Views
🐢🐢🐢 Frozen Caddx Turtle Issues 🐢🐢🐢

Not been flying lately apart to sort out some random black screen issues with my Caddx Turtle V2. However, I think I have found the cause of the problem. It appears to be the black plastic spacers I use to mount the Caddx Turtle are too large for the board. They push against various components on the board and when these are out of place they can cause the camera to display a black fpv screen with osd. There are many people that have this issue. I have resolved mine temporarily by removing 2 of the spacers from the top of the board. We shall see how long this works.

Apart from that.....some days the fingers don't seem to be working ! They warm up and then freeze again. Just a quick video to remember some of the uncool and funny moments. As nice as they are none of these images made the final cut.

Saving the Caddx Turtle v2 (after random freezes) 🐢 Benny Hill vs Apocalypse Now (2 min 58 sec)


The latest firmware now is January 2019. Image quality and settings are unchanged and Caddx have adopted their UART protocol to one of the protocol versions that Runcam has. If so - you should connect the RX and TX pads on your Turtle V2 to unused UART Tx and RX pads on your FC. Then configure accordingly in the Ports tab in BF. However some users have reported bug so if you do not need to control when the camera record I would advise avoiding this release of the...Continue Reading
Posted by TinkleWid | Feb 28, 2019 @ 03:14 PM | 2,881 Views
🔊🔊🔊 Full Volume Recommended 🔊🔊🔊
Upscaled to 2.7K @ 60FPS for best picture

Classic Caddx Turtle V2 🐢 Cinematic Style - Ride of the Valkyries (4 min 10 sec)


I never imagined that classical music would suit my flying style but it's perfect for those cinematic drone shots !! Atypical weather for England in February; last year it was snowing at this time !

Music- Wagner incl. Ride of the Valkyries


Equipment Used:

Flying the Kwad Karl (Bando Racer 3) BR3 Frame with Caddx Turtle v2 https://www.armattanproductions.com/...duct_grid/2209

XJB 145 build and motors https://www.banggood.com/HGLRC-Flame...18277502201801 [hglrc xjb 145]

Caddx Turtle v2 https://www.banggood.com/Caddx-Turtl...18277502201801
XM+ https://www.banggood.com/Frsky-XM-Micro-D16-SBUS-Full-
Range-Receiver-Up-to-16CH-p-1110020.html?p=YE151218277502201801

VRD2 Pro Goggle rather than the TopSKy Prime 1S https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-VR-...tlinkid=124518

Jumper T8SG https://www.banggood.com/Jumper-T8SG...d=124521124520

Gemfan 3052 https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...18277502201801

Adobe Premier Pro for Caddx V2 post-production

I still think this footage is better than the output of the Runcam Split Mini 2 . It's not quite as good as as a Go Pro but at least as good as the Foxeer Mix; what fpv hd camara do you think is best?

Firmware version dated 7th September 2018
Caddx Turtle Settings: 1080p 60FPS
Wide...Continue Reading
Posted by TinkleWid | Feb 23, 2019 @ 03:54 PM | 2,134 Views
Who remembers Wacky Racers from the 1970s?
😜😜😜😜 What a Crazy ride 😜😜😜😜
Clips from "Dastardly Muttley in Their Flying Machines"

Ditching the Caddx Turtle v2🏎️ BACK TO THE 70s 🏎️ Wacky Racers (Pre Micro HD Cams) 🏎️🏎️🏎️🏎️ (2 min 17 sec)


00:34 Skip to "Guess how long can a blade of grass hang onto my camera?"

BACK TO THE 70s 🏎️ Wacky Racers Freestyle Winter Session 🏎️ Funny FPV 🏎️🏎️🏎️ aka "Sticky Grass" (Pre Micro HD Cameras)

FPV Comedy, putting the Fun in to FPV with footage of my first quad, the Vifly R130 with Quelima SQ12. One of my funny fpv moments of my 2018. Not quite the Caddx Turtle V2 but lots of fun!! Just remember there were no micro hd cameras 6 months ago!!

It's my best 'try anything' fpv racing quad as I don't mind wrecking it!

Equipment Used:
ViFly R130 with Gemfan 3052 and Tatu 850 4s lipo (a tough beginner fpv quad)
Quelima SQ12 with lens mod (no post edit)
[ like the SQ8 and sq20 ]

VRD2 Pro Goggle rather than the TopSKy Prime 1S https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-VR-...tlinkid=124518

Jumper T8SG https://www.banggood.com/Jumper-T8SG...d=124521124520

Gemfan 3052 https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...18277502201801

Quelima SQ12 (similar to the SQ13)

Clips from Wacky Races, Dastardly Muttley in Their Flying Machines

Important Caddx Turtle Information
Runcam KILLER 🐢 UPDATED Caddx Turtle v2 Latest Firmware AMAZING 🐢 RunCam Split Mini 2 FPV is DEAD (3 min 37 sec)

Posted by TinkleWid | Feb 08, 2019 @ 05:45 AM | 4,272 Views
Caddx Turtle V2 HD - Colour Grading works very well on the raw output file using Adobe Premier Pro with the following settings:
Exposure - 0.5
Contrast + 40%
Highlights - 20%
Shadows -+ 30%
Whites - 25%
Blacks - 10%
Saturation 30%

Caddx Turtle V2 Settings 🐢 Colour Graded 🔥🔥 Best Crystal Clear HD Image 🎬 Adobe Premier Pro Edit 🎬 (1 min 20 sec)


Just had time for a quick fly in the sun for the first time in weeks (although still with frozen fingers) I managed to get a short circuit on my flight controller in the wet grass 😞😞😞😞😞😞

I made the shadows much darker than in my previous videos by reducing the overall brightness. I may have overdone it so let me know if I did
Caddx Turtle v2 🐢 [4:3] FVP Flow Progression 🐢 Getting some Fresh Air (3 min 41 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by TinkleWid | Jan 11, 2019 @ 03:13 PM | 3,215 Views
🐢 [4:3] FVP Flow Progression 🐢 Getting some Fresh Air

Note to self - Don't be lazy and try to re-arm after a big crash! Wanted to thrash 3" Props at altitude in 4:3 for the first time and what a rush !!! Lost a prop nut and prop in the process after thinking I had a lucky escape. Got my wings clipped :-) Anyway the Caddx Turtle V2 survived as well as the quad so all is good. Still loving flying in 4:3 rather than 16:9!

Caddx Turtle v2 🐢 [4:3] FVP Flow Progression 🐢 Getting some Fresh Air (3 min 41 sec)


Equipment Used:

Flying the Kwad Karl (Bando Racer 3) BR3 Frame with Caddx Turtle v2

XJB 145 build and motors https://www.banggood.com/HGLRC-Flame...18277502201801

Caddx Turtle v2 https://www.banggood.com/Caddx-Turtl...18277502201801
XM+ https://www.banggood.com/Frsky-XM-Micro-D16-SBUS-Full-
Range-Receiver-Up-to-16CH-p-1110020.html?p=YE151218277502201801

VRD2 Pro Goggle rather than the TopSKy Prime 1S

Jumper T8SG

Gemfan 3052 https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...18277502201801

I still think this footage is better than the output of the Runcam Split Mini 2 . It's not quite as good as as a Go Pro

Best firmware versions dated 7th September 2018

Caddx Turtle Settings: 1080p 60FPS
Wide FoV
7 saturation
1 Sharpness
5 Contrast
5 Brightness
EV -0.3
WDR on

Ensure you lower the sharpness to 0 or 1 unless using another lens


Caddx Turtle V2 is NOT ALWAYS SHIPPED WITH THE LATEST FIRMWARE 😱😱 The latest firmware is AMAZING 😱😱
(Note: How to repair a bricked Caddx Turtle with black screen)

How to repair a bricked Caddx Turtle from a firmware update
[http://www.multirotorguide.com/guide...mware-update/]

September Firmware - works with v2 and soon to be tested with v1 board https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...5&d=1541439082

How to update Caddx Turtle firmware (step-by-step):
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh9IAxRsw2E]

Caddx Turtle V2 latest Firmware Video Footage
Runcam KILLER 🐢 UPDATED Caddx Turtle v2 Latest Firmware AMAZING 🐢 RunCam Split Mini 2 FPV is DEAD (3 min 37 sec)

Wing Clipping Video Footage
Posted by TinkleWid | Dec 28, 2018 @ 11:09 AM | 3,480 Views
TopSky Prime 1S FPV Goggles [Working] 😮 Caddx Turtle V2 Water Damage Tip 😅 [4:3 Progression]

0:00 Crash Turtle V2 Crash and Camera Water Damage while attempting to fly in 4:3 with the TopSky Prime 1S
00:46 Flying in 4:3 with the TopSky Prime 1S and Caddx S1 Camera (waiting for the Turtle to dry)
02:14 Caddx Turtle V2 Water Damage fixed
02:20 Testing the Caddx Turtle v2 with TopSky Prime in 4:3
03:10 Smooth flying with the TopSky Prime in 4:3
04:39 Super smooth flying

TopSky Prime 1S FPV Goggles [Working] 😮 Caddx Turtle V2 Water Damage Tip 😅 [4:3 Progression] (6 min 40 sec)


I had a scare when my Caddx Turtle V2 stopped working after a slight crash into some wet grass. It froze on the splash screen but after drying for an hour it worked again. Unfortunately, it has happened since but worked again when drying out. I hope this doesn't shorten the life of my camera 😮

After a terrible start I am finally getting some use out of my TopSky Prime! They are not perfect but for me they are a slight upgrade (only in the sun) from my Eachine VRD2 Pro Box Goggles. Most importantly I love the feel of two screens rather than one and flying in 4:3 rather than 16:9.

For some reason I can see detail much better with the TopSky Prime s1 than the box goggles but they are still definitely beginner fpv goggles (less pixels). I have no problem with focus as I have flipped the lenses (link rcg) but do think I will upgrade to a...Continue Reading
Posted by TinkleWid | Dec 14, 2018 @ 10:40 AM | 4,750 Views
😱😱 DO NOT BUY IF USING TX20 VTX 😱😱
Probably best not to buy at all and wait for Version 2

TopSky Prime v2 @ GearBest (unbelievable, what a joke!)
https://uk.gearbest.com/fpv-goggles-m...

TopSky Prime 1S FPV Goggles WARNING 🐢 Caddx Turtle V2 🕶️ VTX Issue 🕶️ Box Goggles Comparison (4 min 39 sec)


Initial Review from flying with the TopSky Prime S1 Goggles for a couple of hours after using a set of Eachine Goggles for 10 months.

Overall, a frustrating day but there is hope in sight once TopSky release a production version ! This is not that version !

I have written to TopSky and am awaiting a response!!
Has anyone else had the VTX issue?

TOP TIPS (focus):

Topsky Prime 1s diopter mod : focus issue solved for me
I taped the battery to the outside of the goggles so the diopters would slide the screen all the way back

Lens Flip: If removing the battery is not enough then you can flip the lenses with a flat head screwdriver

Caddx Turtle Firmware Update Video
Runcam KILLER 🐢 UPDATED Caddx Turtle v2 Latest Firmware AMAZING 🐢 RunCam Split Mini 2 FPV is DEAD (3 min 37 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by TinkleWid | Dec 08, 2018 @ 11:25 PM | 3,841 Views
A bit of luck is always needed when racing through those first 'GHOST' Branches 👻👻👻👻👻

Caddx Turtle v2 🐢 SLOWMO Settings 🦕 3" HGLRC F440 👻 Lucky Day !! (2 min 15 sec)


Equipment Used:
Flying the Kwad Karl (Bando Racer 3) BR3 Frame
XJB 145 build and motors https://www.banggood.com/HGLRC-Flame...18277502201801
Caddx Turtle v2 with v2 firmware https://www.banggood.com/Caddx-Turtl...18277502201801
XM+ https://www.banggood.com/Frsky-XM-Mi...18277502201801
VRD2 Pro Goggle
Jumper T8SG
Gemfan 3052 https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...18277502201801

🐢 🐢 🐢 December 2018 Edit 🐢 🐢 🐢
I have been sent a COUPON CODE for the following products: (508fd3 @ 10% off)

Caddx MB05 Main Board PCB Mini Camera Module for Turtle V2 (508fd3)
https://www.banggood.com/Caddx-MB05-...stlinkid=72553

Caddx CM07 Camera Protective Case Set OSD Board Bracket AV Cable for Caddx Turtle V2 Black/Red - Red https://www.banggood.com/Caddx-CM07-...stlinkid=72555

Caddx MB05-2 1/2.7 CMOS 800TVL Sensor Board Camera Module 1080P 60fps WDR for Turtle V2
https://www.banggood.com/Caddx-MB05-...stlinkid=72558

Caddx MB05-1 1080P Mini Recorder Board DVR Camera Module https://www.banggood.com/Caddx-MB05-...stlinkid=72559

RUNCAM COUPON CODES ( 508fd3 @ 10%)

RunCam Split Mini 2 FOV 130 Degree 1080P/60fps HD Recording & WDR
https://www.banggood.com/RunCam-Spli......Continue Reading
Posted by TinkleWid | Nov 18, 2018 @ 06:36 AM | 4,653 Views
Footage taken just before total darkness I was testing the latency and the Caddx Turbo Eye. It isn't that scientific and there was more smoke than fire but I could actually see much better in the goggle than through my eyes

I am not sure how much the latency affects my flying. Perhaps I could see more in the evening than in the daytime sunlight as the fpv feed is quite 'washed out' compared to a dedicated fpv camera.

Edit: It may be the sensor rather than the Caddx Turbo Eye lens that gives the 'weird lens effect'

🐢 Caddx Turtle v2 🐢 Twlight Latency Test - Trial by Fire 🔥🔥🔥 3 inch Bando Racer 3 (4 min 26 sec)


Equipment Used:
Flying the Kwad Karl (Bando Racer 3) BR3 Frame
XJB 145 build and motors https://www.banggood.com/HGLRC-Flame...18277502201801
Caddx Turtle v2 https://www.banggood.com/Caddx-Turtl...18277502201801
XM+ https://www.banggood.com/Frsky-XM-Mi...18277502201801
VRD2 Pro Goggle
Jumper T8SG
Gemfan 3052 https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...18277502201801

I still think this footage is better than the output of the Runcam Split Mini 2 . It's not quite as good as as a Go Pro

Best firmware versions dated 7th September 2018

Caddx Turtle Settings: 1080p 60FPS
Wide FoV
7 saturation
1 Sharpness
5 Contrast
5 Brightness
EV -0.3
WDR on

Ensure you lower the sharpness to 0 unless using another lens


Caddx Turtle V2 is NOT ALWAYS SHIPPED WITH THE LATEST FIRMWARE 😱😱 The latest firmware is AMAZING 😱😱
(Note: How to repair a bricked Caddx Turtle with black screen)

How to repair a bricked Caddx Turtle from a firmware update
http://www.multirotorguide.com/guide...rmware-update/

September Firmware - works with v2 and soon to be tested with v1 board https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...5&d=1541439082

How to update Caddx Turtle firmware (step-by-step):
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh9IAxRsw2E"
LUNCHBOX FPV
Posted by TinkleWid | Nov 11, 2018 @ 10:13 AM | 3,848 Views
I still think this footage is better than the output of the Runcam Split Mini 2 footage. It's not quite as good as as a Go Pro. The bitrate is fast enough to deal with the sunlight. I'm still working out if the caddx turtle latency and if it affects my flying.

3 INCH FPV QUAD 🐢 CADDX TURTLE v2 🐢 A Bit of Winter Sun in a Cool New Spot (2 min 48 sec)


Equipment Used:
Flying the Kwad Karl (Bando Racer 3) BR3 Frame
XJB 145 build and motors https://www.banggood.com/HGLRC-Flame...18277502201801
Caddx Turtle v2 https://www.banggood.com/Caddx-Turtl...18277502201801
XM+ https://www.banggood.com/Frsky-XM-Mi...18277502201801
VRD2 Pro Goggle
Jumper T8SG
Gemfan 3052 https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...18277502201801

Best firmware versions dated 7th September 2018

Caddx Turtle Settings: 1080p 60FPS
Wide FoV
7 saturation
0 Sharpness
5 Contrast
5 Brightness
EV -0.3
WDR on

Ensure you lower the sharpness to 0 unless using another lens


Caddx Turtle V2 is NOT ALWAYS SHIPPED WITH THE LATEST FIRMWARE 😱😱 The latest firmware is AMAZING 😱😱
(Note: How to repair a bricked Caddx Turtle with black screen)

How to repair a bricked Caddx Turtle from a firmware update
http://www.multirotorguide.com/guide...rmware-update/

September Firmware - works with v2 and soon to be tested with v1 board https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...5&d=1541439082

How to update Caddx Turtle firmware (step-by-step):
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh9IAxRsw2E>.
LUNCHBOX FPV
Posted by TinkleWid | Nov 04, 2018 @ 07:53 PM | 8,480 Views
Caddx Turtle V2 is NOT ALWAYS SHIPPED WITH THE LATEST FIRMWARE 😱😱 The latest firmware is AMAZING 😱😱
(Note: How to repair a bricked Caddx Turtle with black screen)

How to repair a bricked Caddx Turtle from a firmware update
http://www.multirotorguide.com/guide...rmware-update/

Runcam KILLER 🐢 UPDATED Caddx Turtle v2 Latest Firmware AMAZING 🐢 RunCam Split Mini 2 FPV is DEAD (3 min 37 sec)


After breaking Go Pro lens and Caddx Turtle V1 camera I bought a Caddx Turtle v2 from Drone Junkie while waiting for my camera replacement. I installed it immediately and managed to get a flight in before sunset. I was soooo IMPRESSED 😱😱

I think this footage is better than any Runcam Split Mini 2 footage I have seen and almost as good as a Go Pro. The bitrate is fast enough so artefacts are not an issue. The colours are great and as long as the sharpness is turned off it's a winner.

Best firmware versions dated 7th September 2018

Cons:
The lens is still plastic but has been upgraded from v1. We shall have to see if it lasts longer than the first and not pick up any scratches. I am also getting annoyed about the random spots on the camera sensor which I may try to clean. My first camera picked up a small fragment of dust without me opening the lens case. I think the camera is not 'finished' properly so small fragments can come loose in time. I hope a blow of compressed air will clean the sensor?

Caddx Turtle Comparison Lens Test
Smooth 🐢 Caddx Turtle v2 Firmware Update (1080p 60FPS) on BR3 3" HGLRC XJB 145 Quad (2 min 9 sec)


Equipment Used:
Flying the Kwad Karl (Bando Racer 3) BR3 Frame
XJB 145 build and motors https://www.banggood.com/HGLRC-Flame...18277502201801
Caddx Turtle v2 with v2 firmware https://www.banggood.com/Caddx-Turtl...18277502201801
XM+ https://www.banggood.com/Frsky-XM-Mi...18277502201801
VRD2 Pro Goggle
Jumper T8SG
Gemfan 3052 https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...18277502201801

Caddx Turtle Settings: 1080p 60FPS
Wide FoV
7 saturation
0 Sharpness
5 Contrast
5 Brightness
EV -0.3
WDR on

Ensure you lower the sharpness to 0 unless using another lens
Posted by TinkleWid | Oct 30, 2018 @ 03:46 AM | 4,910 Views
🐇 🐇 🐇 SPOT THE RABBIT 🐇🐇 🐇

🍂🍂🍂 FANTASTIC AUTUMN COLOURS 🍂🍂🍂

https://youtu.be/27rfD15TPQo

Managed to catch the beautiful Autumn colours in some unexpected winter sunshine. Climbed over some nasty brambles to get here but only had my last 2 lipos to fly with. But what a result 👍👍👍👍👍

I am really loving this Caddx Camera fpv feed which is greatly improved with this lens. I also do not have a problem with the Caddx Turtle latency

GoPro replacement M12 Lens similar to https://www.banggood.com/HD-3_0Megap...18277502201801

Less Fish Eye:
Pleasingly, the initial result is better than the similar run with the stock lens

No props in view and Less Jello:
Tuning Betaflight 3.5.2 and getting used to feedforward so quad not locked in but no real jello with new props and tight camera screws.

Equipment Used:
Flying the Kwad Karl (Bando Racer 3) BR3 Frame
XJB 145 build and motors https://www.banggood.com/HGLRC-Flame...18277502201801
Caddx Turtle v1 with v2 firmware and glass lens https://www.banggood.com/Caddx-Turtl...18277502201801
XM+ https://www.banggood.com/Frsky-XM-Mi...18277502201801
VRD2 Pro Goggle
Jumper T8SG
Gemfan 3052 https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...18277502201801

Caddx Turtle Settings:
Wide FoV
5 saturation
5 Sharpness
5 Contrast
4 Brightness
EV -0.3
WDR on
Posted by TinkleWid | Oct 22, 2018 @ 05:32 PM | 4,748 Views
Caddx Turtle Comparison Lens Test with GoPro Lens Upgrade

A quick test of an old glass GoPro lens on the Caddx Turtle after my plastic Caddx stock lens started to pick up tiny scratches. Probably could do with tuning down the sharpness on the Caddx Turtle settings. Also getting annoyed about the spot on the camera sensor (a free gift from Caddx) which I should try to clean one day.

🐢 Caddx Turtle v2 Firmware 🔎 GoPro Lens Test 🔎 3 inch BR3 FPV Frame - Chillin' with my Cuz (1 min 21 sec)


No props in view and Less Jello:
Tuning Betaflight 3.5.2 and getting used to feedforward so quad not locked in but no real jello with new props and tight camera screws.

Less Fish Eye:
Pleasingly, the initial result is better than the similar run with the stock lens (video below)

Smooth 🐢 Caddx Turtle v2 Firmware Update (1080p 60FPS) on BR3 3" HGLRC XJB 145 Quad (2 min 9 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by TinkleWid | Oct 14, 2018 @ 05:05 AM | 4,173 Views
No tuning, No HD Camera, No New Parts = No Fear !!

It is amazing to fly with no abandon. Didn't worry about bent props or crashing and learnt a few tricks in the process. The SQ12 is not as nice as the Caddx Turtle but I still like the rushed feeling with the lens modification. If only Caddx would have a better lens.

I also got a little dog-revenge as this quad has been bitten twice!

Shame I left the timestamp on but at least we know this video has not been sped up or slowed down!!

SQ12 with lens mod & VIFLY FPV Sick Run - No HD 🐢 Just Pure Fun (2 min 7 sec)


Equipment Used:
ViFly R130 with Gemfan 3052
Quelima SQ12 with lens mod (no post edit)
Posted by TinkleWid | Oct 05, 2018 @ 06:02 AM | 4,870 Views
Still using a broken motor but testing the dynamic range during sunset. The camera really lights up the shaded areas when flying although there is some lens glare.

1080p @ 60FPS is great as I can now use slow motion starting with a cool backwards hop around a tree. Not sure what that move is called?

Golden Hour Firmware Update Test 🐢 Caddx Turtle1080p 60FPS BR3 3" HGLRC XJB 145 Quad (4 min 16 sec)


Equipment Used:
Flying the Kwad Karl BR3 Frame
XJB 145 build
Caddx Turtle with v2 firmware
XM+
VRD2 Pro Goggle
Jumper T8SG
Posted by TinkleWid | Sep 28, 2018 @ 06:51 AM | 6,458 Views
🐢 Caddx Turtle 1080p 60/FPS raw footage on BR3 3" inch Quad with XJB 145 stack and motors

Updated the Caddx Turtle from the original firmware from v1 to v2. All the old arefacts are gone and the picture is much smoother compared to my last flight footage (the only issue is that the 16:9 fpv view is now letterboxed)

Still loving my new BR3 Frame from Kwad Karl which flies so much smoother than the original xjb frame. It is much more stable and carries a 4s 850mah very nicely. This video was the Tatu 4S 650mah.

To upgrade the firmware copy download to empty sd card from https://lunchboxfpv.zendesk.com/hc/e...RE-UPDATE-V2-1
ENSURE YOU HAVE THE ORIGINAL FIRMWARE (or risk a brick)

Smooth 🐢 Caddx Turtle v2 Firmware Update (1080p 60FPS) on BR3 3" HGLRC XJB 145 Quad (2 min 9 sec)


Quad Set-Up

3 inch BR3 Frame: https://droiddesignfpv.co.uk/product...-fpv-frame-kit

PIDS used for this video on Betaflight 3.3 (same as xjb 145 for first test)
Roll: 45, 45, 27; Pitch: 46, 50, 30 Yaw:70, 45, 20
Tatu 4S 650mah but moving to 850mah to reduce sag

HGLRC XJB 145 Mini Quad chasis https://www.banggood.com/HGLRC-XJB-1...SABEgJKx_D_BwE

Jumper T8SG https://www.gearbest.com/radios-rece...SABEgJ8cvD_BwE

Caddx Turtlet or Caddx Turtle https://www.banggood.com/Caddx-Turtl...p-1320281.html

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Posted by TinkleWid | Sep 23, 2018 @ 05:33 AM | 4,632 Views
What a step up from the SQ12! Even without the firmware update!!

🐢 Caddx Turle 🐢 Firmware/Settings Test on XJB145 with BR3 Frame - Sunset Run (2 min 43 sec)


Testing setting on my Caddx Turtle with the original firmware (v1) during sunset. I forgot to upgrade the firmware before starting so there are some artefacts on the footage due to the lower bitrate. However, the lack of detail gives it a dreamy feeling. These should be much improved with the firmware update.

However, I am loving the new BR3 Frame from Kwad Karl. It flies so much better than the original xjb frame. It is much more stable and carries a 4s 850mah very nicely. Further testing to follow when the storms pass.

To upgrade the firmware copy download to empty sd card from https://lunchboxfpv.zendesk.com/hc/e...RE-UPDATE-V2-1

Quad Set-Up

BR3 Frame: https://droiddesignfpv.co.uk/product...-fpv-frame-kit

PIDS used for this video on Betaflight 3.3 (same as xjb 145 for first test)
Roll: 45, 45, 27; Pitch: 46, 50, 30 Yaw:70, 45, 20
Tatu 4S 650mah but moving to 850mah to reduce sag

HGLRC XJB 145 Mini Quadunder insides https://www.banggood.com/HGLRC-XJB-1...SABEgJKx_D_BwE

Jumper T8SG https://www.gearbest.com/radios-rece...SABEgJ8cvD_BwE

Caddx Turtlet or Caddx Turtle https://www.banggood.com/Caddx-Turtl...p-1320281.html

Comparison with Quelima SQ12 720p footage
Lens Modified SQ12 Camera on HGLRC XJB 3" Quad - Smooth Flying (Betaflight 3.3) (1 min 24 sec)