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Posted by fastmax | Oct 31, 2018 @ 04:12 PM | 45,284 Views
At last my Eachine E015 3 in 1 has arrived! I have been anxiously awaiting this product. I expect it to be a lot of fun since it can be used in multiple configurations, and on a wide variety of surfaces. Rather than just another Tiny Whoop drone, in this box you get the parts necessary to turn your drone into a boat, or a hovercraft/Tiny Whoov.

I received the yellow version with two batteries, but this package is also available in red and with one, two, or three batteries. The price only varies a little bit with the extra batteries so I highly recommend getting the package with at least two batteries.

If you already have a bunch of Eachine E010, E011, FuriBee F36, JJRC H36 etc batteries, then you're in luck because they will all work with this E015. The E015 batteries are 220mah 35c so they are slightly higher capacity than the E010, H36, F36 original batteries.

In the box you also get a manual, a couple spare props, one CW and one CCW, along with a USB charger, screwdriver, and prop removal tool. All in all this is quite an interesting multi purpose RC vehicle available here for under $30

Check out the pics and stay tuned for running video demonstrations in each configuration. I have batteries charging now so I'll start getting some video ASAP.

As always please don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have. Happy RC'ing!!

Running video demonstrating all 3 modes. Really having a lot of fun with this little thing

Eachine E015 3 In 1 Drone Boat Hovercraft Drive
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Posted by fastmax | Oct 16, 2018 @ 04:49 PM | 46,063 Views
HTRC H4AC Duo 2s-4s Dual Output LiPo Balance Charger Review

Are you looking for an affordable, compact, and easy to use LiPo balance charger, capable of charging two batteries at once? If so then this little H4AC might be just what you want.

This charger is about as easy to use as they come. Simply plug a battery into channel 1, or channel 2, or both, plug your balance connector into the appropriate port, and hit the start button. The charger will then begin charging your battery, or batteries, and the display will show the voltage of each individual cell being charged. It's as simple as that.

Each channel has a fixed output of 2A, so the charger is best suited for 1100-2400mah 2s-4s batteries. I have used it several times now on my Tattu 75c 1050mah 4s batteries, and it has been working flawlessly. Cells have been consistently finishing within .01v of each other on the chargers display, as well as when I use my cell checker/balancer which has always been accurate for me.

The fact that this little guy has a built in power supply makes it perfect for those that don't already own a 12v DC power supply. It is also quite small, so it takes up very little desktop, or bench space, and is super easy to travel with. You can see in the picture below just how small it is next to one of my 65mm Tiny Whoop Drones. Priced under $30 and Amazon Prime eligible, this is an excellent option for anyone on a tight budget, or as a backup/travel charger.

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Posted by fastmax | Oct 01, 2018 @ 01:21 PM | 55,740 Views
EDIT 1/24/2019 Available here for only $109.99

Flight Controller PDF Manual/Pin Out Diagram Thanks to member GCRC

The new Skystars S225/STX225 DIY Kit is now available. Looks to me like it is going to be an excellent value in the 5 inch FPV racer category. Specs look really good, and I am liking that we are seeing more and more of these quads available in kit form.

My kit arrived a couple days ago, and I finally got a chance to snap a few pics. Hoping to get started on the build this afternoon, and will post more pics as I make progress.

EDIT-10/2/2018

Build is complete. Added a bunch more pics below. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions, or request pics of something I missed. Flight video coming soon. Also added some large zoomable images of the F405 AIO Flight Controller (FC) pinout to aid in wiring for anyone else doing this build. Some of the print on my board was pretty faint and the pics helped me locate the necessary solder pads.

For anyone looking to get started with this FPV drone on a tight budget, and get in the air for around $200 here is a shopping list that will get you in the air. You will want to add more batteries as your budget allows, but this will get you flying. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions. I am happy to assist. I personally use, or have used everything listed below. All of my flight videos with this drone are done with the kit and radio in the below shopping list.

Skystars STX225 Kit
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