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Posted by DutchRC | Apr 29, 2016 @ 05:36 PM | 3,694 Views
Hi there people

I received this HobbyEagle A3 SuperII flight stabilizer a few days ago.. Personally I don't use stabilizers a lot in planes, so this is mostly to show You how to install / configure it.. And offcourse test how well it performs

Here is a link to this system: HobbyEagle A3 SuperII Stabeliser

In this first part I will offcourse show you what it looks like, and what comes with it.. More importantly though: I'll talk you through the setup & installation procedure of it:

DutchRC - HobbyEagle A3 Super II 3-Axis Stabilizer - How to install & Setup (Banggood.com) (24 min 36 sec)

SpecificationsBrand: Hobbyeagle
Item:A3 Super 2.0 II Flight Control Stabilizer
Main Controller: 32-bit MCU
Sensor: 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis accelerometer
Gyroscope Scale Range: 2000 dps
Accelerometer Scale Range: 4g
Input Signal: Standard PPM with center point 1520uS, or S.Bus serial data
Output Signal: PWM max frequency 333Hz, 1520500uS
Input Voltage: 4.8V - 7.4V
Operating Temp: -10 ℃ to 50 ℃
Size: 432714mm
Weight: 10g (excluding wires)

Works with all major receiver brands including Spektrum, Futaba, Hitec, JR, Tactic, and more.
Integrated design of 6-axis (3 gyro+3 accelerometers ) 32-bit MEMS sensor for self-stability and self-balance.
Advanced brown-out fast recovery ability provides better security and reliability.
6 flight modes: Normal Stabilization, 3D Attitude Locking, Auto-balance, Auto-Hover, User Defined, and Gyro Deactivated Modes.
2 stick control modes: Manual Mode(MM) and Auto Mode(RR/AR).
Various wing types: 1AIL+1ELE, 2AIL+1ELE, 1AIL+2ELE, 2AIL+2ELE, delta-wing and V-tail.
Independent gyro gain adjustment and gyro ratio selection for each flight mode.
Separate adjustments for servo travel limits.
Up to 333Hz servo operating frequency, compatible with all analog and digital servos.
5-level response rate setting allows you to use it on gas-powered planes.
Compatible with HV (7.4V) receivers and servos.
Flat or upright mounting orientations.
Newly designed config GUI makes gyro setup simple and intuitive.
Posted by DutchRC | Apr 28, 2016 @ 04:18 PM | 3,769 Views
Hi there people

Recommended I say, this small quadcopter Apart from it's looks (like it or not) it flies Very well.. Precise and pretty fast as well

Link to this quadcopter: Eachine E20 mini spider

Here is what it looks like + a flight demo

DutchRC - Eachine E20 3D Inverted Quadcopter - Show & Tell! :) (from Banggood.com) (11 min 3 sec)

Brand: Eachine
Item name: E20 3D Mini Spider RC Quadcopter
Frequency: 2.4G
Gyro: 6 axis
Material: AB plastic, electronic components, metal, 820 motor
Product battery: 3.7V 400mAh Lipo battery (Included)
Remote battery: 4 x AAA dry battery (Not included)
Charging time: 45mins
Flying time: 9mins
Remote distance: about 60m
Color: Black, Gray
Posted by DutchRC | Apr 28, 2016 @ 10:06 AM | 3,622 Views
Hi there people

I just came across this new line of quadcopters from Diatone.. They will be available in 3 sizes: 150mm, 180mm and 215mm..
I am not completely sure why they went the route of not making them seperate products, as it's not like it is 1 center-frame with just longer arms for the different versions..

Here are links to the different versions:
150mm: Diatone Tyrant 150
180mm: Diatone Tyrant 180
215mm: Diatone Tyrant 215

All of them use the Naze32 Rev6, have a 600tvl camera, and a 40ch 5.8Ghz transmitter..

The 150mm version:

Wheelbase: 150mm
Dimension: 147 x 104 x 60mm
Weight: 200g
Flight Controller: Naze32 REV6 6DF(B ) MPU6500
ESC: 20A OneShot hi-speed
Camera: 600TVL Micro Camera (center horizontal resolution)
VTX: 200mW 40CH
Motors: BX1306-3100KV Brushless Motor (CW/CCW)
Propeller: 3 inch (3030) (CW/CCW)
PDB: Built-in 5V 2A BEC (Supply power for more equipment)

The 180mm version:
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Posted by DutchRC | Apr 24, 2016 @ 09:32 PM | 4,389 Views
Howdy people

I just came across this upcomming 150-size Walkera FPV racer
It does look a bit color-less, but I do like the size

Link to this new quadcopter: Walkera Rodeo 150

There is allso a version that might be BNF.. not sure though if it comes with a receiver: Without radio I guess

Main Controller: FCS-Rodeo 150(F3)
Receiver: DEVO-RX716
Brushless Motor: WK-WS-17-002
Brushless ESC: Rodeo 150(CW/CCW)
Battery: 7.4 800mAh Li-Po
Camera(option): 600TVL
Flight time: 8 minutes
Dimension: 138x150x78mm
Weight: 210g

Interesting or....??
Posted by DutchRC | Apr 23, 2016 @ 01:01 PM | 3,852 Views
Soo... is this the quad the JJRC X1 should have been? I must say I do like the XK brand quite a bit.. I've had several of their previous quads, which I all liked..

So.. the XK X251 then! It's been available a few weeks now..
Here is a link to it, so you can check out the current price: XK X251 Whirlwind

And to start with.. here is my show & tell + a demo flight:

DutchRC - XK X251 Whirl Wind - Brushless Quadcopter - Show & tell + Flight Demo :) (14 min 58 sec)

Gyro: 6 axis
Battery: 7.4V 950mAh lipo battery
Flight time: about 12 mins
Charging time: about 60-80 mins
Control distance: 300m
Flight weight: 205g
Quadcopter size: 177 * 177 * 83 mm
Posted by DutchRC | Apr 22, 2016 @ 03:04 PM | 3,739 Views
Hi there ladies & gentlemen

time to do a review of something that Flies again.. This time I ordered up a small little 3D helicopter from HiSky to do a review on

Link to this heli: HiSky HCP60 RTF

There is allso a BNF version: Futaba FHSS BNF version

So.. a collective pitch flybarless heli is what we have here.. I have to admit I don't do enough heli flying to be super-duper at it, so who knows.. I might allso do crash-tests with it

Here is my show & tell with an indoor & outdoors flying test of the heli:

DutchRC - HiSky HCP60 3D Helicopter - Show & Tell + Demo Flight :) (17 min 10 sec)

Swashplate: 120 Degrees
Main Blade Dia: 165mm
Tail Blade Dia: 36mm
Battery: 3.7V 180mAh
Weight: About 32g
Transmitter: X-6S transmitter
Posted by DutchRC | Apr 17, 2016 @ 07:09 PM | 3,687 Views
Hello people

a minute ago I came across this new (for me at least) 1/10th scale scaler chassis from TFL.. At least from the pictures it looks quite impressive, and I guess that is reflected in the price..

Here is a link to check the current price out: TFL metal & CF scaler chassis

Some pictures:

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Posted by DutchRC | Apr 15, 2016 @ 08:25 PM | 4,038 Views
Hi there people

a few days ago I received this very nice looking Pursuit Speedboat from Banggood.com.. I must add that I allready had a Pursuit from Hobbyking, but that one has 2 outboard motors.. So a completely different animal

Here is a link to the new Pursuit: TFL Hobby Pursuit

So.. I will be doing an overview-video, after that a 'how to set it up' info-video.. After that I'll do running video's of it as well offcourse

Let's start with the Show & Tell video

DutchRC - TFL Hobby Pursuit Racing Speed Boat - Show & Tell! :) (from Banggood.com) (12 min 33 sec)

Length: 82cm - 32.3"
Width: 24cm - 9.5"
Height: 16cm - 6.3"
Weight: 3.8kg - 143 oz
Motor: 3660 1620KV
ESC: 125A
Servo: not included
Posted by DutchRC | Apr 12, 2016 @ 06:35 AM | 3,672 Views
Hi there people

I felt like doing another review of an action camera.. In this case I opted for a lower cost one, for people that do not want to spend $100 or more on an action camera..
Check out the link to see the current price & specs of the cam..

Link to the camera: SJCAM X1000

This time I editted the entire review into 1 video.. So no unboxing first.. Let me know if this works out better, or worse!

DutchRC - SJCAM X1000 1080P + WIFI Action Camera - FULL REVIEW (from Banggood.com) (27 min 30 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Apr 10, 2016 @ 10:06 AM | 3,742 Views
Hi there people!

I'm gonna be doing several video's on (new) Quanum & Quanum Elite FPV stuff.. Partly because I have been using Eachine / Boscam FPV gear until now.. Let's see how well these HK products work out..

First.. A video in which I'll show you what things I'm gonna be testing, and what I actually bought the products for

DutchRC - HobbyKing FPV stuff Haul! :D (17 min 1 sec)

Links to the products in this video:
Diatone 600tvl camera: https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...a_Orange_.html

Quanum 700tvl 2.1mm camera: https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Lens_PAL_.html

Quanum 700tvl 2.8mm camera: https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Lens_PAL_.html

OSD for the camera's: https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dproduct=81701

Quanum Q58-6-V VTX: https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._A_V_Lead.html

Quanum Q58-2 VTX: https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ansmitter.html

Quanum Elite X50-2 VTX: https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ansmitter.html

Quanum Elite X40-2 VTX: https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ansmitter.html

Quanum Elite QE58-2 VTX: https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ansmitter.html
Posted by DutchRC | Apr 08, 2016 @ 12:56 PM | 3,721 Views
Hi there people

Got me another plane! mainly because I liked HK's mini B-17 a lot.. I suspect this P-38 came from the same plant.. So I really wanted to see if it would perform as well

Link to the plane at Banggood:

My unboxing of this little bird!

DutchRC - EasySky mini P-38 Lightning - UNBOXING! (6 min 13 sec)

Wingspan: 20.67in / 525mm
Length: 14.92in / 379mm
Flying Weight: 66g / 2.33oz
Battery: 1S 3.7V 250mAh 25C Li-Po
Motor: 8.5x20mm; 50,000RPM
Radio Control: 2.4GHz 5-channel DSM2
Gyro: 3-Axis (a stabeliser IMHO)