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Posted by DutchRC | Jun 28, 2017 @ 06:40 AM | 4,821 Views
Halloa people

yes.. another micro FPV quadcopter The DYS ELF is quite popular though, so I wanted to check it out for myself.. Glad I did, as it flies very well
The radio that comes with the RTF version though, I'm not to happy with :$

Link to this quad: DYS ELF - 83mm FPV Quad.. RTF Version

Here is a first short video with my thoughts on it in a LOS flight

DutchRC - DYS ELF - Great Micro FPV Quadcopter :) - LOS Review (9 min 6 sec)


Specifications:
Wheelbase: 83mm
Weight: 88g
Motors: BE1102 10000KV
ESC's: 4-in-1 BLHeli - S F10A
Lipo: 7.4V 600mAh 2S
Receiver: FrSky
Camera: 800tvl cmos (pretty good actually)
VTX: 25mW 40 channel 5.8Ghz
OSD: Yes!
LED's: Yes!
Buzzer: Yes!
Posted by DutchRC | Jun 23, 2017 @ 05:50 AM | 4,838 Views
Howdy people

a few months back I saw this TFL Racing (Ford) Bronco show up on sales-sites, and at first glance I fought: 'damn.. that's a lot of $$'.. After reconsidering though, it about the same as I payed for RC4WD cars in the past..
Is this TFL car comparable though??

Link to this car: TFL Racing (Ford) Bronco 1/10th size scaler

Obviously I'll be recording several video's on this car.. First up is a look at the parts.. Then I'll do a build-video, after that driving video's and Maybe an upgrades video as well

DutchRC - TFL Racing - Ford Bronco 1/10th size Scaler / Crawler - Show & Tell (19 min 20 sec)


Specifications:
Wheelbase: 305mm
Length: 478mm
Width: 233mm
Height: 241mm
Motor: 27T-55T 540 size (not included)
Battery: 7.4 - 11.1V Lipo (not included)
Posted by DutchRC | Jun 21, 2017 @ 05:03 AM | 6,810 Views
Halloa RC people

is the Tinywoops craze over yet? Well I think the that is replacing it, is Brushless Tinywoops-es And that is what we have here.. A brushless 2S micro FPV quad.. WITH OSD.. Dshot600 ESC's.. It ticks quite a few boxes (for me at least)

Link to this quad: [https://goo.gl/iR4rQr]Eachine Aurora 100 brushless FPV quadcopter[/url]

Link to the some prop-guards: Prop guards specifically for the Aurora 100

So.. let's see how well this little Eachine quad does

DutchRC - Eachine Aurora 100 - Brushless Micro FPV Quadcopter With OSD - REVIEW (20 min 2 sec)


Specifications:
Wheelbase: 100mm
Size: 118mm x 118mm x 70mm
Dry weight: 61.7g
Motors: 1104 7500kV
ESC's: 10A Dshot600!
Lipo: 450mah 2S (needs upgrade)
Props: 50mm 4-blades
Receiver: FrSky or Flysky or DSMX/2
Camera: 600tvl cmos (pretty good actually)
VTX: 25mW 48 channel 5.8Ghz
OSD: Yes!
LED's: programmable strip at the rear
Buzzer: Yes!
Posted by DutchRC | Jun 16, 2017 @ 06:45 AM | 4,921 Views
Hi there people

something only partly RC related this time: a backpack. in this age of (FPV) quad flying, lots of people take their gear to flight-line in a backpack, and so do I
So far I had been using a regular sports backpack for that, but I wanted a more rugged pack, to protect my gear better..

A link to the backpack I selected: Free Soldier Slingshot Backpack

In short: I'm very happy with the pack.. It is of very high quality. It holds more then I generally take with me for and FPV sessions..
A more detailed look at the backpack & what I carry in it:

DutchRC - Review of the Free Soldier Slingshot Backpack - For RC Use :) (19 min 32 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jun 13, 2017 @ 05:02 AM | 6,312 Views
Halloa people

Soo yes. another contender in the FPV goggle arena.. Didn't we have enough choises allready? Well I think that in the 'Fatshark style' of goggles, there sure is room for some more budget oriented options..

Link to these new goggles: HIEE HIVR101 diversity goggle

At first I was highly UNimpressed.. until I found the -2 diopters were in the goggle :P After removing those, I was actually Very impressed.. The goggle sports a far clearer image then the Fatshark Genesis goggle I have been using for the last 6 months.. NOT to say the Genesis has a bad screen or optics by the way.. Far from it, but with this HIEE goggle I suddenly see a whole lot more..

I've only done 2 flights with the goggle so far but felt the goggle is wurth an 'initial impressions' video

DutchRC - The Hiee HIVR101 dual diversity FPV goggle - Affordable! (REVIEW) (20 min 28 sec)


Specifications:
Brand: Hiee / Graupner
Model: HIVR101
Weight: 198g
Screen resolution: WVGA 854 x 480
Battery: 1800mah 2S
FOV: 30
IPD: 58-70mm
Supplied lenses: -2, -4, -6
Channels: 40 5.8ghz
Antenna connectors: SMA
Raceband: Yes
Diversity: Yes (dual receivers)
Auto scan: Yes
Posted by DutchRC | Jun 10, 2017 @ 09:06 AM | 5,609 Views
Hi there RC people

It can be a lot of fun to buy / order up a ready made RC, and go out & fly / drive it right away On the other hand great satisfaction can be found in selecting all components yourself and then build the craft
This allso gives you more insight into how things really work (and how they do Not work :P)

The objective in this project is to build a POWERFULL FPV quadcopter. My last build was an experiment into a very Light build.. Not this one.. This one will have beefy motors.. beefy ESC's.. all that

This series will be quite a nr. of video's and I'll try to put as much info into the individual video's as possible. This allso means the project won't be ready in just a few days as well offcourse

Let's first have a look at the frame for this build

DutchRC - GEPRC AX5 Airbus MONSTER Quad Build Poject! Part 1: Frame Overview (4 min 53 sec)


Parts selected for this build:
Quadcopter frame: GEPRC GEP-AX5 Airbus frame
Flight Controller: F4 V5PRO Flight Controller
ESC's: DYS XSD30A ESC's
Motors: DYS Storm 2207 2550kv motors
Lipo: Hyperion G7 HvLi Graphene lipo
Props: DALprop Cyclone v2 5046C
FPC cam: RunCam Swift CCD camera
FPV antenna: Foxeer antenna
Receiver: FM800 PRO FASST Sbus receiver