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Posted by scousethief | Nov 27, 2018 @ 06:57 PM | 14,468 Views

Apparently on its way for review, I'll leave it as is just in case it becomes a time wasting name and shame review.

Looks like its a name and shame after all Just another vendor wanting FREE promotions for their products, oh well. On to the next I have a feeling this list is going to become rather large.
Posted by scousethief | Nov 06, 2018 @ 09:08 AM | 22,246 Views

Lets get on with it shall we

Zohd Dart Extreme quick put together (1 min 9 sec)

The Dart XL Extreme is the latest Flying wing from noted manufacturer Zohd/Sonicmodell. Following hot on the heels of the Extremely popular forward swept Dart Zohd have taken everything that they learned listening to the community and combined that with their own creative vision to create the Dart XL . Slightly bigger than its brother the Dart XL measures in at a tidy 1 metre and boasts some interesting features that on a "stock" model are very rarely seen.
The XL "out of the box" has some funky little Vortex Generators, on the XL these are little plastic inserts that you can glue into the leading edge of the wing and their use should aid slower flight and help prevent early tip-stalls a trait i am far too familiar with The winglet or tip on the XL also points down rather than the more typical "up" and there is a ton of information with regard to which is best that you can toddle off and blow your mind with but it is suffice to say that if nothing else it "looks bloody awesome".
The main body of the XL is HUGE i can nearly fit the fuselage from my Dart in there ! and as an experiment i was able to fit 18 x 18650 batteries in the front...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Nov 03, 2018 @ 07:13 AM | 20,517 Views

Emax Tinyhawk Indoor FPV Racing Drone BNF F4 4in1 3A 15000KV 37CH 25mW 600TVL

Brand name: Emax
Item name: Tinyhawk
Item Specification
Main PCB
Flight Controller: F4 (MATEKF411 firmware)
ESCs: 4in1 3A

Receiver: EMAX Tiny receiver (Compatible with Frsky D8 mode)
Stator: 8mm x 2.5mm (08025)
KV: 15000kv
Diameter: 40mm
Blades: 3
Pitch: 23mm
Weight: 0.5 g
Camera and VTX
VTX Power: 25mw
Channels: 37CH
Camera Properties: 600TVL CMOS
Voltage: 1s 4.35v HV
Capacity: 450 mAh
Discharge rating: 80c/160c

- 75mm Indoor racing drone
- 08025 brushless motor with durable ball bearing for increase flight and low maintenance
- Durable polypropylene plastic frame with propeller guards
- Motor beeper function. Find your tinyhawk after a crash
- Speeds up to 56kph
- Up to 4 minutes flight time on single battery
- Fast F4 Processor for smooth stable flight characteristics
- MPU6000 gyro for vibration free operations
- Unique inverted motor design to keep CG as low as possible to fit in the smallest of spaces
- 25mw VTX and 600tvl Camera included for fun FPV flight via FPV style goggles
- Smart Audio function to change VTX channel via your transmitter
- OSD settings control to customize flight feel
- Pre-tuned from factory with expert pilots and new pilots in mind. 3 rate profile settings for all types of flying feel
- Plug in type motors for easy maintenance
- 1s High Voltage (HV) 450mah lipo included
- Frsky compatible D8 receiver built in to FC
- Custom carbon fiber themed carrying case

Package Included:
1 x Tinyhawk FPV Racing Drone
1 x Light weight soft carry case, with carbon fiber look
1 x USB High Voltage capable 4 port USB Charger
1 x 1s High Voltage (HV) 450mah lipo battery. GNB powered

Posted by scousethief | Oct 31, 2018 @ 07:20 AM | 20,570 Views

As always everything starts with the box..........


Feiyue FY07 1:12 2.4G 4WD 35KM/H RC Off Road Desert Truck - RTR Brand: FEIYUE
Item: Desert Truck
Item No.:FY07
Scale: 1/12
Features: Radio Control
Drive Type: 4 WD
Feiyue FY07 1:12 2.4G 4WD 35KM/H RC Off Road Desert Truck - RTR
Motor:2212 Brushless motor (3200KV) 398×230 ×182 cm
Speed Controller:35A Brushless Waterproof Track: 200mm Wheelbase: 249mm
Servo:9g high speed metal gear steering gear
Feiyue FY07 1:12 2.4G 4WD 35KM/H RC Off Road Desert Truck - RTR Remote Control: 2.4GHz Wireless Remote Control
Detailed Control Distance: 70~80m
Transmitter Power: 4 x 1.5V AA (not included)
Car Power: Built-in rechargeable battery
Racing Time: 14~15mins Feiyue FY07 1:12 2.4G 4WD 35KM/H RC Off Road Desert Truck - RTR Battery :7.4V 1500mAH large magnification lithium battery
Feiyue FY07 1:12 2.4G 4WD 35KM/H RC Off Road Desert Truck - RTR Functions: Brake,Forward/backward,Turn left/right
Material: Electronic Components,Metal,Plastic,TPR Feiyue FY07 1:12 2.4G 4WD 35KM/H RC Off Road Desert Truck - RTR Product weight: 3.0000 kg
Package weight: 3.2500 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 43.00 x 25.00 x 22.00 cm / 16.93 x 9.84 x 8.66 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 55.00 x 30.00 x 23.00 cm / 21.65 x 11.81 x 9.06 inches

Package included:

1 x RC Truck
1 x Transmitter
1 x Charger

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Posted by scousethief | Oct 30, 2018 @ 09:19 AM | 20,956 Views

***I have added some additional photos to the thread , i understand that my first set are a little dark ( it seems my camera issue has returned ) and so i have stripped the B36 down again and took new shots so that you can see everything clearly, some may appear to have too much contrast , this is because in order to get clear shots i had to increase the contrast on the camera( the gloss black on the chassis obviously doesnt help) . Hopefully it doesnt spoil the images too much.***

The WPL B36 Ural is a 1/16 scale version of the 6 wheel drive military communications truck, its drive train consists of a geared brushed 180 motor with self adjusting universal joints and differentials front, mid and rear. For suspension WPL have opted for a more scale "look" and used "leaf" springs rather than the more typical oil filled sprung shock keeping the whole scale aesthetic to its maximum . Steering on the B36 is clean and crisp being proportional and provided by a nice chunky servo which is a HUGE upgrade compared to the lower budget motor and worm gear offered on so many budget models.

The B36 is basically a 2 part model , the chassis comprising of the whole power train and steering controls and the scale upper body. This scale body is incredibly detailed for an RC model and if i had to draw on something similar...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Oct 11, 2018 @ 08:08 AM | 19,885 Views

The "upgrade" body for the Remo 1073 has arrived (link above) and so modifications can commence. The LED's should be here within the next few days and they will be (probably) the final upgrade to the aesthetics .
The next jobs all revolve around the drive train and handling, these mods will be extensive and with a little luck will bring something new into the hobby

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Posted by scousethief | Oct 07, 2018 @ 03:53 PM | 24,303 Views

The ZOHD Dart is a molded EPP forward swept flying wing in the Sub-250g category. The interesting premise is that aside from looking absolutely stunning in the air the wing can be disassembled and carried in a backpack and then without any tools be assembled at the field. Before we go any further i have to stop and comment on the Darts "look"
There are of course a number of planes already available that have the swept forward wing setup but they are few and far between so it is always interesting when a new model appears on the market . The plane that will spring to mind for most is the SU-47 Berkut or Grumman X-29 and any that flew those (RC obviously ) planes will be aware that the correct CG and tight pitch control are paramount due to the nature of the forward swept wing platform.
On top of stunning looks the Zohd Dart has a trick under its sleeve and that is that it will break down into its component parts which makes it great for a true backpack wing. The main body of the Dart is also large enough to carry all the necessary FPV equipment and keep it nicely protected while you travel

OK , so , everything starts with the box............

The main body/fuselage of the Dart is a relatively simple shell with removable lid for access to the internal bay.
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Posted by scousethief | Sep 29, 2018 @ 08:10 AM | 19,386 Views

Item name:Eachine E015 RC Quadcopter
Product Size:
Aircraft : 83.5*83.5*31mm(maximum size)
Groud mode:197*110*90mm(maximum size)
Water surface mode:232*130*100mm (maximum size)
Gyro: 6-axis
Frequency: 2.4G
Body Battery: 3.7V (220mAh) (included)
Flight weight:23g
Flight time: about 5 minutes
Charging time: about 40 minutes
Working temperature:-10℃- +40℃
Hovering accuracy:Horizontal±1.5meters. Vertical ±0.5m
Low battery prompt:tail tlight flashing alarm prompt when low power.
Control distance:
Flight mode :60 meters
RC car,RC Boat mode:about 15 meters
Stunt gameplay:360 rolling;one-key return;headless mode;extreme drift;water surfing

Package Included:
1 x Quadcopter
1 x Transmitter
1 x Boat pad
1 x Motor boat body
1 x 220mah battery
1 x Screwdriver
1 x USB charger
2 x Propeller
1 x Instruction Manual

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Posted by scousethief | Sep 24, 2018 @ 08:43 AM | 18,285 Views
You know you want one

Smallest Flying Sports car -Koncepto Millenya- (3 min 1 sec)

Posted by scousethief | Sep 24, 2018 @ 07:19 AM | 18,120 Views
This will be a relatively simple test between the various DVR's that we use for recording FPV footage , there are of course some restraints that we have to take into consideration when testing which i will try and explain as i go along.

To make a clean comparison i will -- as far as possible-- use the exact same equipment for each test only swapping out the DVR , there are of course some like the Stack-X and the Split that require their own camera.

To help avoid any confusion ALL samples will be taken on the SAME DAY at the SAME TIME using the SAME camera this will hopefully remove the majority of variances and result in a good clean experiment. I already have the majority of the equipment i am only waiting on the memory cards and 2 other small pieces to arrive. I am nearly finished designing the large camera gimbal that i will 3D Print . This should all be completed once the memory arrives and then once printed i will begin the test.

ON HOLD !! Awaiting replacement camera , totally my fault .



The original Eachine TS215 DVR
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Posted by scousethief | Sep 18, 2018 @ 03:54 PM | 18,787 Views

Eachine ROTG01 Pro UVC receiver is upgraded with audio,and two buttons which make you search the frequency up or down,also included 2 different cables for Type-C and Micro USB, and receiver sensitivity is more stable than the old version. It is a new receiver that you can connect to your smart phone directly instead of heavy monitor and good for those who feel dizzy when wear FPV goggles. It has low latency around 100ms. 150CH auto search allows to cover all 5.8G frequency bands. One-screen display and double-screen display are switchable.

Parameter :
Brand Eachine
Model ROTG01 Pro
Name UVC OTG FPV Receiver
Channel 150CH
Frequency Range 5645~5945
Sensitivity -90dBm
Working Current 200mA/5V
Power Supply 5V(by smart phone)
Operating Temperature -10~60℃
Connector RP-SMA Female
Weight About 28g
Size 61*33*0.9 mm
Color Black/White
Resolution 640*480
Please note:This Reciever only suits for Android phone that support UVC and make sure your phone can work with OTG connector.

How to check my phone support UVC:

APP Download:

Here's the phone list...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Sep 13, 2018 @ 03:17 PM | 19,290 Views

I made the front page LOVE the JPG that shows lol looks like a purple Sully from Monsters Inc

The Remo 1073-SJ is a 1/10 scale Rock Crawler from manufacturer REMO. If there was one thing that best describes this new beast it is that THIS THING IS HUGE !. Despite its huge size the 1073 runs on a relatively cheap 2500 mah 7.4v NiMH pack. The receiver has optional jumpers for utilizing a LiPo battery although that too is limited to 2S 7.4v..... For now. However don't let that fool you the 1073 packs some serious torque in its drive train and its long wheelbase and huge tyres mean it covers ground with ease.

As with every review it start with a box and this was a big box.

Packed nicely in side is the 1073. It is a semi scale land rover type vac formed body ontop of a pre built 4 WD chassis. With some additional parts this can be converted to 4wd and 4 wheel steering
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Posted by scousethief | Sep 04, 2018 @ 03:54 PM | 17,323 Views

The Eachine US/UK65 is the ULTIMATE micro Whoop from Banggoods "in house" manufacturer Eachine , hot on the heels of the insanely priced Tyro99 Banggood have yet again hit the ball straight out of the park ! Weighing in at a feather-lite 21.5 GRAMS !!!!! the "65" throws all constraints to...the.... wall , packing a built in Frsky or Flysky receiver an F3 flight controller , fully featured BetaFlight OSD and 4X6 Amp Esc's ALL ON ONE BOARD !!!!!!!!!! which when coupled with a tiny 700tvl and 25mw video transmitter with SMART AUDIO and 4 tiny little 0603 motors it is literally insane what this tiny little package offers in terms of features the "65" is a true "Pocket Rocket".

On top of creating a tiny bundle of technology Eachine have hammered home their insistence of listening to their customer base by supplying not one but THREE 250mah batteries which is something that most manufacturers turn their noses up at and they have included a 6 port multi charger that can not only charge the "65's" 3 batteries but also another 3 batteries even if they use a different connector type , it can even charge High Voltage batteries like the Turnigy Bolts and it has an LCD display that displays the independent voltages AND it can be powered by a standard mains adapater/wall wart OR from a bigger...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Aug 28, 2018 @ 11:15 AM | 16,579 Views
A quick look at the Jumper T12 Multi-Protocol transmitter , it claims 16 channels 4x3 position switches 2x2 position switches 2x programmable dials and runs OpenTX as its operating system. This is a brief teardown using my own transmitter and all information will be updated as time moves on.
You can help me catalogue these products for future modifications or repairs by buying from HERE

These are the advertised spec's etc

Jumper T12 OpenTX 16CH Radio Transmitter with JP4-in-1 Multi-protocol RF Module for Frsky JR Flysky

the T12 version does indeed support Crossfire and in CRSF mode with LUA script support
and most importantly WITHOUT any hardware modification for end users.

The T12 platform is shipped with the JP4-in-1 Multi-protocol module.
such as the TBS Crossfire or any other compatible 2.4ghz JR Module, Analogue or Long Range UHF system,
the T12 is ready to rock out with its socket out!

A standard LCD screen was used along with the T8SG V2 butter smooth V2 gimbals.

The T12 comes standard with a neck strap and AA battery tray.
Can also be powered with any LiPO or LiFE battery of a compatible size.
( Which means that users do not need to source their own uncommon sized Li-ion round cells or a round cell charger.)

The T12, when paired with the Jumper JP4-in-1 offers seamless...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Aug 23, 2018 @ 07:35 AM | 16,323 Views

Available protocols are : Frsky, Frsky-V8, FrskyX,Skyartec,S-FHSS,Corona,PPM,USBHID, no direct access to Flyskys widely used protocol so just be aware ( a question was asked and answered wrongly on the website which is why i am making this absolutely clear ). ** added clone of my installed files**

Everything is kept to a minimum which i like.
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Posted by scousethief | Aug 16, 2018 @ 10:37 AM | 17,155 Views

You can save up to 11% by using the coupon codes below *** edited 20/08/2018
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Everything starts with a box..........

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Posted by scousethief | Aug 06, 2018 @ 04:58 PM | 16,008 Views
Happymodel Snapper 6 overview by the one and only Merch.

Happy Model Snapper 6 Courtesy of

HappyModel Snapper6 Overview And Test Flight (15 min 25 sec)

Brand name: Happymodel
Item name: Snapper6 FPV racing Drone
Wheelbase: 65mm
Basic version: with one battery and one USB Lipo/LIHV charger
Standard version: with 3 batteries and one 1S06 6 way Lipo/LIHV charger
Receiver: Compatible Frsky receiver / Compatible Flysky Receiver
Size: 81mm*81mm*36mm

Items Specifications
SE0603 19000KV brushless motor

Configu-ration: 9N12P
Stator diamter: 6mm
Stator length: 3mm
Shaft diameter: Φ0.8mm
Motor dimension(Dia.*Len): Φ9mm*15.5mm
Weight(g): 1.7g
No.of cells(Lipo): 1S

Crazybee F3 flight controller

Firmware: Betaflight_3.3.0_Crazybee
MCU: STM32F303CCT6 (72MHZ, 256K FLASH)
Sensor: MPU-6000(SPI connection)
Board size: 28.5 * 28.5MM
Board weight: 3.5g
Power supply: 1S battery input (DC 3.5-4.35V)
Built-in 5A(each) Blheli_S 4 in 1 ESC Dshot600 ready
Built-in Frsky receiver with telemetry (D8/D16 switchable)
Built-in Betaflight OSD (SPI Control)
Built-in Current meter Max 14A
Built-in 5V 0.8A BEC with LC filter
Built-in voltage detection
BLHELI_S pass-through ready
Heading LED ready

BLHeli_S 5A 4 in 1 ESC

Power supply: 1S LiPo/LiPo HV (4.2v/4.35v)
Current: 5A continuous peak 6A (3 seconds)
Support BLHeliSuite programmable
Factory firmware: O_L_5_REV16_6.HEX
Default protocol: DSHOT600

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Posted by scousethief | Jul 24, 2018 @ 04:57 PM | 15,610 Views
Just some tests 3d printing a flying wing. There are a couple of methods that i will be trying here , the first method is the typical rib build were I will be printing the ribs and using a 6mm carbon rod for support and then covering with the usual iron-on covering or something similar.
The second method is to use a single rib and making use of the "extrude" tool in Sketchup drag that rib to create a "shell" that is then hollowed and some internal supports added to produce a relatively light flying wing that is supported by a carbon rod.
The third method is a combination of the two were i will only print the infill sections of the completed wing creating a lattice that is then supported by carbon and covered.

The test subject is an 800mm ws Alula styled glider , i will be test printing one side first to try and find the most suitable settings. Current printing of the 7 ribs has the weight at 20.13 grams printing with a 0.2mm nozzle 20% infill and 2 perimeters , i can obviously change any of those parameters to adjust the strength/weight. the largest of the ribs weighs 3.93g but that can be trimmed/skeletonized down to 2.24g , across all the ribs ( one side) that weight can be reduced to a total of 11.57g but i obviously lose some strength.

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Posted by scousethief | Jul 24, 2018 @ 04:16 PM | 15,722 Views

This Super High Speed F1 Wing is designed for extraordinary high speed FPV experience. It’s symmetric airfoil driven by 4S power system provide very strong and smooth thrust, meanwhile, we use High Density but Solid EPP foam to ensure the whole air-frame super rigid and crash resistance, the built-in plastic hinge inside the aileron provide very accurate reaction from radio control for combat fly, this wing is compact and portable for out-door FPV flying because of the detachable main wing. You can install your FPV gear and 4S battery inside the spacious hatch with “NACA” air-inlet and outlet. The digital servo’s arm were very well protected by the aerodynamic plastic cover, the bottom of the fuselage were also protected by plastic parts as well. We believe this robust Formula 1 Wing will exhilarate you greatly from the normal FPV flying.

There are some things to consider with the F1 , firstly it has a snap tip stall that can seriously knock you off your perch , second this is a "Race Wing" its airfoil is not your generic high lift-slow-bouncy one found in so many flying wings that are available today instead it is symmetrical and very thin , much like a fighter jets wing this means it likes to fly fast ! otherwise see point one.

I have added a 3d printed FC tray to mine to hold the F3 in place and a grip underneath...Continue Reading