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Posted by old4570 | Jun 26, 2018 @ 07:25 PM | 3,899 Views

ESKY 150XP 5CH 6 Axis Gyro CC3D RC Helicopter
BNF Compatible With SBUS DSM PPM Receiver

Wow ! , I want one !
Apparently has a flight board CCD3
You need a Rx , SBUS-DSM-PPM ( So plug in your own Mini / micro drone Rx )
Here is a video on youtube ...

Amazing ESKY 150XP Mini RC Helicopter with CC3D (10 min 11 sec)

If it's as easy as it looks ? , you might want toss all your old flybar micro's . The 150XP looks good ..
I know my V911 wanders like a blind dog and I havent flown it since going Eachine E010 etc .
The 150XP looks interesting .. ( Temptingly so )

Affiliate Link : https://www.banggood.com/ESKY-150XP-...t=chendongling

And for those that despise AF links ( for some strange reason ) https://www.banggood.com/ESKY-150XP-...-1139581.html?

And for those that dont want to BNF , there is a version on BG that is bundled with a Transmitter ...

AF Link : https://www.banggood.com/ESKY-150-V2...t=chendongling

NON AF LINK - https://www.banggood.com/ESKY-150-V2...-1290632.html?
Posted by old4570 | Jun 25, 2018 @ 09:09 PM | 3,466 Views
Some folks are using 18650 in their transmitters ( I am ) ..
Now there are two kinds of 18650 ( in a sense ) ...
A) The old ones ( chemistry - capacity ) which can still be purchased @ various locations online etc.
B) Modern High capacity - High discharge capable 18650 that have a 2.5 volt cut of for discharge .

A) The old 18650 were generally discharged to around 3.5v as there was not much left in the tank beyond that .
B) Modern 18650 how ever are a different animal .. If you recharge around 3.5v then you have not even utilized 50% of the batteries capacity . I am discharging a 18650 / 3400mAh capacity battery right now .. It is sitting on 3.52 volts and has discharged some 1432 mA . The discharge will end at 3 volts because that's what the charger does for 1s . I discharged another battery ( 3500mAh rated ) and at 3 volts it had discharged 2868 mA . So even at 3v there is still plenty in the tank .

What does that mean for YOU ( or me ) . It means I can set my low voltage warning a lot lower than I could in the past . If I set my low voltage warning to say 7 volts in the Tx , that would be a little less than 50% of the battery capacity . ( modern high performance / high capacity batteries ) .. A far more reasonable low voltage warning might be 6.5 or 6.25 volts . I don't recall how many months it took for my Taranis Q X7 to get to around 7.2 volts , but I had only discharged the batteries around 30 something percent .

Now beware the BS 18650 out there :
You really want Panasonic / LG / Samsung / Sony / Sanyo ... Really little point buying cheaper 18650 .. ( Just not worth it )
Posted by old4570 | Jun 21, 2018 @ 09:21 PM | 2,749 Views
Posted by old4570 | Jun 21, 2018 @ 12:49 AM | 3,211 Views
I don't know how long it has been ..
But decided to recharge the batteries , I think their voltage was 3.7v or something .
And the Taranis Q x7 is no power hog , I guess I could have run them down a lot further .

But I decided to charge them up anyways .. ( How long has it been ? ) Definitely over 3 months .
Long enough so I dont actually remember recharging these particular batteries . ( NCR 18650B Panasonic 3400mAh )
Did I buy these like about 5 or 6 months ago ?
Oh well , this time I have written down the date that I am recharging on so I get some idea how long the batteries last .
I actually went outside and flew my WL Toys 686 quad
And a few days ago I flew the B-whoop . And been flying the Eachine E32HW ( Review shortly )

I hope this weather holds for a while longer
Posted by old4570 | Jun 20, 2018 @ 02:40 AM | 2,228 Views
Banggoods RC Sale has started ...

And there is so much tempting STUFF !

I nearly dropped the hammer on the WL 930 ...

Must resist the siren song !

Holly Smoke , have you seen the price on the XK Stunt X350 ? $100 USD ( I am so tempted , I nearly dropped the hammer )
Posted by old4570 | Jun 17, 2018 @ 11:30 PM | 3,786 Views

Sent for review by Banggood > Product Page

The E32 came last week , but the weather also turned for the worse with wind gust's up to 100kmh ..
This morning was far better , but still windy .

The E32 is a single cell ( 3.7v or 4.2v Fully charged ) quad with altitude hold , one click landing , headless mode and one click return as well flip capability .
Also there is the WIFI for FPV (?) as well video recording directly to SD card or to your phone VIA the Eachine APP .
Speaking of the app , if you like me find the Google app store a complete PITA (?) , then it's relatively easy to find a direct download .
https://apkpure.com/eachine-mh/com.f...chinemh.sdrone > Direct Download .

With the app installed on your smart device ( phone ) , you can receive video ( Wifi ) and record video .
You need the app to record video , which is annoying . With my Android phone lag spikes are common and 5 or more seconds long making FPV VIA Wifi not really feasible .

Altitude hold : Some quads leap off the ground up to 3 meters when power is applied or you use some form off auto take off . I was pleasantly surprised to find that such was NOT the case with the E32 .. It rises gently off the ground and when you stop giving throttle the quad hold what ever altitude you stopped at .. This is nice as if its really windy outside you can still fly indoors .

One click landing : It really works , it's not a controlled crash as with some quads but an actual landing .

...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Jun 12, 2018 @ 08:19 PM | 2,058 Views
Banggood mid year sale

Yeah , Banggood is starting it's mid year sales ..
So if you , like me , have been waiting for BG to start another round of sales .. Well the mid year madness has started .
Hopefully will be as good as or better than the last Christmas ( Xmas to some ) sales .

Update :

Eachine E32HW came today https://goo.gl/mik7XT
Bit on the windy side today to play with a brand new quad , but I have charged the battery ..
Hopefully be playing with it soon ( and do a review )
Posted by old4570 | May 31, 2018 @ 11:59 PM | 2,595 Views