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Posted by aben71 | Jun 19, 2016 @ 11:04 AM | 2,999 Views
Here is my unboxing of the new RunCam OwlPlus.This is a 700TVL FPV Camera with a FOV 150 Wide Angle F2.0 lens IR Blocked.I will soon be installing this on my race quad and I will have testing and review soon to come

RunCam Owl Plus Fpv Camera Unboxing Courtesy of Banggood com (3 min 46 sec)

You can buy the Owl Plus here :
Posted by aben71 | Jun 15, 2016 @ 07:34 PM | 4,215 Views
Here is my maiden flight with the new Hubsan H501S X4 Brushless Drone.I couldn't wait to get out and fly this one,very nice quadcopter.There are many features on the Hubsan H501S including GPS,Altitude hold,return to home and follow me mode and I will be doing more videos on all these great features as well as a full review ,I just had to get out and fly this right away but stay tuned much more to come

Hubsan H501S X4 Brushless Drone Maiden Flight (8 min 20 sec)

You can get the Hubsan H501S here :
Posted by aben71 | Jun 14, 2016 @ 07:01 PM | 3,394 Views
Hi All,

I Just got this very nice quadcopter in today from Gearbest.com.This is a very short first impression,all I have done at the moment is unbox it ,assembled it and got the battery charging,hoping maybe to get a night flight in if the battery is ready in time.Very well built machine here,I can see why it is selling out ,lots of great features for much less than some other quadcopters.I will have much more insight and review on this fine quadcopter soon.
The Hubsan H501S is available now at Gearbest.com
you can find one here :
Also parts and batteries available here :
I highly suggest a spare battery or two,the 2700mah battery takes a while to charge so good to have extras ready to go
I will have much more insight on this cool quadcopter to come in the next coming days,It has many great features to highlight and I want to emphasize on them all
Posted by aben71 | Jun 13, 2016 @ 06:16 PM | 3,569 Views
This is my second flight on the Eachine Falcon 250,I just picked this up and have had bad weather since I got it so today the weather cleared a bit ,still have some decent wind kicking up but I had to get out and fly this bird!This is the fastest quadcopter I have for sur,Yes there are faster ones out there I am sure but right out of the box this is ready to move,a great flyer for anyone with a decent amount of experience flying r/c and want to get a ready to fly race quadcopter.I picked this on up from Banggood.com check it out here :http://us.banggood.com/Wholesale-Ware...
Eachine Falcon 250 Pure Flying Fun! (6 min 14 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Jun 12, 2016 @ 07:11 PM | 3,284 Views
I took out my new 1/18th scale YiKong RC Truggy TROO - E18XT out for a comparison run against and my 1/18th scale Wltoys A979 .
The YiKong has a 7.2V 800mAh NI-MH Battery with a RC2430 Brushless Motor and the WLToys has a 7.4V 1100mAh Battery and a
390 brushed motor.
My son and I did some speed runs with the two and found the YiKong to be very fast however the little brushless moror nearly overpowers the Yikong truggy so you can't floor the throtle or it will spin out of control
The WlToys 979 is also very fast but more manageable when you floor the throttle .If the YiKong had better traction it would surely be the faster of the two but with the two set up in their stock form the WlToys 979 won the drag races
Posted by aben71 | Jun 11, 2016 @ 10:16 AM | 3,767 Views
Trying out my light mod on a night flight with the JJRC x1,I used some vending machine toy containers and drilled a couple holes trough them,then secured the pods with a zip tie.Pretty happy with the result,also paineted the bottom of the pds with some silver to help reflect the leds .total mod cost under $2 and the kids got to keep the toys from the vending machines ,win,win

JJRC X1 Light Mod Test Flight (3 min 34 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Jun 09, 2016 @ 07:30 PM | 2,967 Views
Got home today to find that my Eachine Falcon 250 arrived YAY!Nice looking quadcopter I must say.I had some 3s batteries on hand all ready charged and ready,plugged it to make sure all was working,yep!Put on the props and out I went for my first flight.All I can say is I wish I bought this quadracer other than my previous two.My Walkera 250 was decent,just don't crash it,the Runner can't take too much abuse in my opinion.Then there was the ROA Parkour280 which I am still just trying to get it working.
The Eachine Falcon 250 is build well,fly's great right out of the box and certainly seems durable enough
I flew it twice this afternoon already,I do think I will take the angled motor mounts out for now, till I get more flights in with it and some more fpv experience,the Falcon should be more than fast enough with them out for now.
Batteries charging and hoping for some nice weather to get in a bunch of flights with it ...Continue Reading
Posted by aben71 | Jun 08, 2016 @ 05:09 AM | 3,208 Views
I had just enough time to go out and fly the K70 yesterday after work before it started to rain,it actually just started raining almost as soon as my battery wore down

KAIDENG K70C Sky Warrior Afternnoon Flight Before The Rain (7 min 29 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Jun 04, 2016 @ 09:38 PM | 4,128 Views
Cheerson CX10D Night Flight (4 min 40 sec)

I took the Cheeson CX10D out for some night flying this evening to see how it would work in the dark,did alright the little leds do a decent job of helping to keep orientation,brighter is better for sure but for a nano quad leds are limited by size,the CX10D does good though in the dark as long as you don't fly it out to far away

Pick up one of these cool little nano quads here :
Posted by aben71 | May 31, 2016 @ 07:27 AM | 4,014 Views
With the ever growing number of GPS enabled quadcopters,there are just so many to choose from,I have my eye on this one in particular the Hubsan H501S From what I have seen it looks to be getting good feedback and it's reasoably priced for a GPS camera quadcopter as well.
Gearbest is running a sale on it here :
here is a video of theirs for a peek at at
Hubsan H501S X4 Brushless Drone - Gearbest.com (1 min 37 sec)

Posted by aben71 | May 29, 2016 @ 06:39 PM | 3,095 Views
I am a big fan of this quadcopter,it has been more reliable than my other two brushless quadcopters.My Walkera Runner was nice ,till a crash then I learned what a brittle quad it was,then the Roa Parkour 280,I bought this thinking it would be a improvement on my Walkera,boy was I wrong,maybe between the two I can make a hybrid?
I am getting off track,my point is some of these quadcopters really should not hit the market.JJRC X1 does a good job fr it's price
JJRC X1 It's Hot Out Here But The Park Is All Mine (7 min 30 sec)

Posted by aben71 | May 29, 2016 @ 11:20 AM | 2,869 Views
New day,fresh coffee ,going to see if I can get this thing to stay connected trough the whole setup process.I had really hoped to be out flying this thing by now,here goes...
Posted by aben71 | May 27, 2016 @ 04:17 PM | 3,304 Views
Love it when I come home to find my latest goodie here!I picked up the Parkour a couple weeks ago on Banggood for a pretty nice price,got the bnf,I have heard the tx with the rtf version is not so great but it was only $10 more soif I have to swap it out I am not out too much and I am sure I can find something to do with the stock tx/rx Setup Time

Edit :After unboxing and charging I went for my first flight,none of the lights are functioning,the fpv camera appears to be transmitting black and white video,it was flyable,I hoped once I plugged into Libre pilot I could configure things and get the lights to work and tune the thing,wrong,having issues with it connecting to Libre pilot to set it up,connection dumps half way through setup and now it will not even bind to the tx Had enough missing with this thing for today,so far this was not a good deal,just a waste of money
Posted by aben71 | May 26, 2016 @ 08:18 PM | 3,214 Views
Here is a mini review I did of the new Cheerson CX10D
I have had a few nano quadcopters and some have been good and some not so good,the Cheerson Cx10's have been on the good side of this and now the CX10D is a great nano,this is a nice little flyer,the altitude hold works well and makes this a fun and easy little flyer
Cheerson CX10D Review And Test Flight (7 min 18 sec)

You can get one here http://www.banggood.com/Cheerson-CX-...ntent=xinweiwu

Video Part 2,Inside flight
Cheerson CX10D Altitude Hold Nano Quadcopter Review Part 2 (6 min 8 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by aben71 | May 26, 2016 @ 05:19 AM | 3,591 Views
I have been making improvements on my RunCam/Boscam 5.8ghz setup,shed some weight with the reduction of an extra battery for the 5.8ghz transmitter.Using a wire adapter to run off the balance charge plug from the quadcopters battery.This was the first test,the kiddos on the goggles said it looked cool haha,next flight will be me behind the goggles
JJRC X1 FPV Setup Getting Tuned In (4 min 7 sec)

Posted by aben71 | May 25, 2016 @ 07:09 AM | 3,507 Views
Had A Nice Evening to go out for a walk and bring along my X6 and get a little flying time in,video got clipped short by accident but I wanted to share what I had

X6 Tarantula Aerial Tour Around Town (7 min 28 sec)

Posted by aben71 | May 23, 2016 @ 03:59 PM | 3,061 Views
Tried out my fpv setup on my JJRC X1 this past weekend,little quadcopter has plenty of power to lift the added weight my RunCam and the 5.8ghz transmitter.Worked out nicely,the only issue i had was when the unexpected gust of wind gust gives you a sence of fpv tubalance,that was interesting
Posted by aben71 | May 19, 2016 @ 05:21 AM | 4,735 Views
I was out trying out a fpv system I put together on my K70 yesterday afternoon,my setup needs some tuning still but I got a bit of nice scenery I wanted to share, getting very green around here
KAIDENG K70 Sky Warrior Checking Out The Greenery (4 min 11 sec)

Posted by aben71 | May 18, 2016 @ 04:32 PM | 2,947 Views
Zoom Zoom
Posted by aben71 | May 16, 2016 @ 05:10 AM | 3,098 Views
Out for a rip around with my WlToys A979 4X4 R/C Truck ,I tried out my RunCam and Eachine VR 007 fpv setup on it for even more fun !
WlToys A979 4X4 R/C Truck Demo Run And Fpv Run (4 min 44 sec)