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Posted by unboxingexp | Yesterday @ 11:01 AM | 4,097 Views
Very happy with the weight and video quality of this Caddx Firefly FPV set. It's well suited for small builds like tinywhoops. I ve installed it on my 65mm brushless drone. Check it out!
Caddx firefly FPV camera and VTX (1 min 11 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Mar 30, 2020 @ 11:31 AM | 3,780 Views
Due to new regulation I tried to build a cinewhoop carrying a full size Gopro well below the 250 gram limit. Here it is at 229 gram with a 3s 300mAh lipo. The drone comes in at 82 gram, the lipo at 30 gram and the Gopro (with battery) at 117 gram. Parts used:
- Fonster Kpro 125
- Diatone Mamba F411 AIO
- Flywoo Robo 1202.5
- Gemfan 3016
- Eachine Nano VTX
- Runcam Nano 3
- TPU mount https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4221168
Sub 250g 3inch cinewhoop with full size Gopro (2 min 46 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Mar 26, 2020 @ 01:08 PM | 4,836 Views
Got me these transparent HQ Props for my TBS Source one. I like them!
HQProp Durable 5X4.3X3 V1S clear (1 min 51 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Mar 20, 2020 @ 12:02 PM | 6,869 Views
This is the lightest F4 1S brushless FC in the current market. Slim and sleek in design, 2.69g in weight and better performance on function for maximum weight savings, power, and responsiveness. I had troubles to bind with the integrated Frsky spi receiver in D16 mode but with CLI commands it worked out.
BETAFPV F4 1S Brushless Flight Controller (1 min 21 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Mar 18, 2020 @ 12:54 PM | 6,328 Views
Racerstar & MAMBA 08028 (1 min 21 sec)

This is the 16000kv version, well suited for 1s brushless tinywhoops.
Rotor Diameter: 10.7mm
Shaft Diameter: 1mm
Body Length: 8.7mm
Overall shaft Length: 14.4mm
Weight: 2.3g
Silicone wire: 30AWG 30mm SH1.25 3PIN
Posted by unboxingexp | Mar 12, 2020 @ 12:06 PM | 6,114 Views
This RC plane weighs only about 10gram. It is entirely made of EPP so it is very robust. With its ultraslow price tag you can have fun without being afraid of a crash. It flies better indoors but it is also suited for outdoors when there is no wind.
KFPLAN KF606 2.4Ghz 2CH EPP Mini Indoor RC Airplane (1 min 26 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Mar 06, 2020 @ 12:00 PM | 4,170 Views
Here is my take on a 1s brushless tinywhoop. It's similar to the Meteor 65 and the Mobula 6 but cheaper. Here are the components I ve used:
- 65mm frame
- BetaFPV 1s F4 FC with integrated Frsky receiver
- Racerstar Mamba 08028 motors
- 3d printed camera mount
- Caddx Firefly AIO camera
- Gemfan 1219 props
- Gaoneng 300mAh 1s battery

1s brushless tinywhoop (2 min 45 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Feb 21, 2020 @ 12:04 PM | 2,718 Views
This 2-in-1 flying RC motorcycle allows side and diagonal drifts on the floor and then to takeoff. Forward and backward flips & rolls offers multiple ways for you to play. Two Takeoff Modes: Vertical Takeoff/Drive to Takeoff.
Eachine E021 flying motorcycle (2 min 26 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Feb 17, 2020 @ 12:02 PM | 1,222 Views
Got me this rather cheap Eachine TX805 VTX for my TBS Source One build. Happy with it!
Eachine TX805 5.8G 40CH 25/200/600/800mW FPV Transmitter (2 min 31 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Feb 15, 2020 @ 12:00 PM | 2,539 Views
Gives your Eachine E010 more punch :-)
Weight: about: 1.8g/1pcs
Option: Clockwise Motor(With Red Blue Wire), Anti-clockwise Motor(With Black White Wire)
Option: With 1.25mm JST Plug

Racerstar 615 67000rpm coreless motor for Eachine E010 (1 min 31 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Feb 13, 2020 @ 12:05 PM | 2,552 Views
Testing the budget friendly Emax Eco 2207 on a TBS Source One. I'm happy with it.
Emax Eco 2207 1700kv 6s (2 min 24 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Feb 05, 2020 @ 12:00 PM | 7,900 Views
The Eachine E010 is the perfect start for a great and affordable FPV tinywhoop. This is my take on a a fully modded E010:
- better frame
- new Racerstar 0615 67000rpm brushed motors
- Gaoneng (GNB) 300mAh HV battery
- Gemfan 1219 props
- 3d printed camera mount
- Eachine TX06 AIO FPV cam

Fully modded eachine E010 tinywhoop (1 min 58 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Dec 29, 2019 @ 12:05 PM | 2,255 Views
Probably the cheapest option to get you flying a drone. It's available for around 10$ ready to fly. Next step is to modify it to have a tiny fpv whoop.
Eachine E010 (2 min 20 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Dec 13, 2019 @ 12:37 PM | 5,957 Views
Here is my take on a TBS Source One build. I'm using Diatone Mamba F405 MK2 flight controller, Emax 2306 1700kv motors, Runcam Nano, Beitian BN220 GPS and Eachine TX805. TPU parts are printed on my Ender 2.
Freestyle FPV drone build (4 min 17 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Dec 11, 2019 @ 12:04 PM | 3,556 Views
Testing the Caddx Baby Turtle on my Larva-X toothpick. HD recording is pretty good, FPV feed - recorded with the DVR in my Fatshark Attitude V5 - is subpar.
Caddx Baby Turtle test (2 min 6 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Dec 10, 2019 @ 12:49 PM | 3,769 Views
Built my own Larva-X HD using the Caddy Baby Turtle. wasn't that difficult to install, but there is a lot of wiring to do. I decided to put the nano VTX piggyback on the canopy cause there is not a lot of space.
How to install Caddx Baby Turtle in a Toothpick (Larva-X) (2 min 52 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Nov 23, 2019 @ 12:00 PM | 5,553 Views
Good budget RX for my Frsky Taranis X-lite S. I'm using it with D16 protocol as newer Access firmwares are not supported on the xm+...
Frsky XM+ Micro D16 SBUS Full Range Mini Receiver (1 min 1 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Nov 22, 2019 @ 12:18 PM | 5,399 Views
It looks cool and it protects your motor wires! Here is my take on a how to install snakeskin sleeves on your quadcopter!

How to install wire protecting snakeskin sleeves (1 min 44 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Nov 18, 2019 @ 12:00 PM | 2,906 Views
I went back to 18500 batteries in my Frsky Taranis X-lite as the transmitter has a smaller form factor.
Taranis X-lite: 18500 or 18650 batteries? (1 min 31 sec)

Posted by unboxingexp | Nov 16, 2019 @ 12:08 PM | 4,220 Views
3M Foam Landing Pads (1 min 11 sec)

3M-backed foam landing pads for any quadcopter frame. These give you extra protection on hard landings.