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Posted by DutchRC | Yesterday @ 11:06 AM | 944 Views
Halloa people

if you are into FPV you probably know Runcam discontinued the (popular!) micro Eagle a while back.. You might Not know this was mostly because getting sensors for them became "a bit" expensive..
So now there is a successor to the micro Eagle.. The Eagle 3 ... Any good??

Link to the cam: Runcam Eagle 3

So let's then see if it IS a worthy successor

Runcam Eagle 3 vs Micro Eagle - NEW vs OLD (16 min 59 sec)

sensor type: CMOS
sensor size: 1/2.8"
resolution: 1000 tvl
lens: 2.1mm M12
field of view: 155 degrees in 4:3
aspect ratio: 4:3 / 16:9 switchable
input voltage: 5 V - 36 V
latency: ?
size: 19 x 19 x 20 mm
weight: 9 grams
setup OSD: yes
runtime OSD: nope
Wide Dynamic Range: yes
Posted by DutchRC | Sep 27, 2020 @ 11:05 AM | 3,464 Views
Halloa people

sooo another Eachine in the house.. In general lower quality products IMHO but there actually aren't that many decent beginner sets.. Most times you get an semi-indoors quad in that case.. That might not be what you want

Link to this quad: Eachine Tyro79S beginner FPV flying setup

I have a couple of video on this but let's actually start with the review

Eachine Tyo79S - Ready-To-Go FPV Drone (?) - FULL REVIEW ! (22 min 19 sec)

type: FPV Fun-flier / Park-flier
wheelbase: 140 mm
base thickness: 3 mm arms
material(s): carbon fiber + some alluminium
dry weight:
flight controller: generic F4
firmware version: old :P
ESC's: 20A Beheli_S
motors: Eachine / Racerstar 1607 2800 KV
propellors: Racerstar 3040 (similar to Gemfan props)
FPV camera: generic 700 tvl CMOS
VTX: generic 200 mW
Lipo: 3S 650mah (2 or 4 included) or... 4S?? (to be tested)
OSD: yes, Betaflight
smart Audio: Yes, TBS SA
buzzer: nope
LED's: nope
spare props: Yes, you get 2 sets of props
Posted by DutchRC | Sep 23, 2020 @ 01:45 PM | 2,290 Views
Halloa people

today's entry is very much aimed at people that are new to FPV drones or that might want to try them
Here are a few quick tips.. They are mostly geared towards the Eachine Tyro79S.. which in itself is a quad aimed at beginners..

But the video should also help you along if you go for a different quad

5 ESSENTIAL TIPS - Eachine Tyo79S - Ready-To-Go FPV Drone (18 min 41 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Sep 16, 2020 @ 12:04 PM | 2,076 Views
must watch in case you were considering this quadro....

iFlight IH2 HD - DJI Digital - REVIEW (16 min 27 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Sep 13, 2020 @ 11:07 AM | 1,426 Views
Halloa fixed wing pilots

in this topic we'll be taking a close look at the new Z3-FPV stabi from Detrum. This one is specifically aimed at FPV fliers.. Hence the name of it

Link to it: Detrum Z3 FPV Stabelizer with GPS and OSD

Feel free to add your own feedback / questions on the system!

For now.. a first look at what you get, and what the thing can do

Detrum Z3 FPV Airplane Stabelizer with GPS - P1: Overview (14 min 32 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Sep 09, 2020 @ 11:09 AM | 1,504 Views
Halloa again people

as this is my personal Blog, this post is mostly just for entertainment :P I obviously know the Tango 2 and Crossfire aren't new things anymore..
BUT they are new to me, so I made a video on my first experience with the setup

There is a little bit of crashing in the 2 flights, but nothing major :P

TBS Tango 2 (version 2) - MAIDEN FLIGHT ! :) (10 min 54 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Sep 04, 2020 @ 12:31 PM | 3,805 Views
Halloa people

short video this time on the TBS Tango 2.. Several people asked me to do a disassembly video and as I needed to take it apart anyway...

TBS Tango 2 (version 2) - TEARDOWN (12 min 37 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Aug 30, 2020 @ 11:29 AM | 6,705 Views
Halloa people

pretty simply how-to video this time on the use of programmable and NON programmable LED's on your RC
This applies to both multirotors and airplanes (I guess it can even be used on heli's :P)

Programmable LED's for Drones & RC Planes! Why & How To ?? - Sponsored by HGLRC :) (24 min 18 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Aug 27, 2020 @ 11:31 AM | 6,402 Views
Halloa people

soooo cinewhoops some people call these.. Ducted fan video copters? Squirts? You have ofcourse come across them as every brand has one or several versions of this "concept"
Eventhough I have not tried the bigger 3" Taycan, the concensus seems to be that squirt is one of the better ones out there.. No surprice really.. Diatone makes nice stuff...

So far I have been able to rufuse this hype but this new C25 is.. well it's a Diatone AND it is kinda very affordable :$

Link to it: Diatone Taycen C25 - 2.5" cinematic duct quad

So in this here topic I'll post my findings on it.. Feel free to add Your findings and or questions

Diatone Taycan 25 - Cinematic Pocket Drone? - Show & Tell ! (27 min 28 sec)

type: Cinewhoop / Ducted video quad
wheelbase: 125 mm
material(s): plastick, some CF, some alluminium and foam
dry weight: 150 grams
flight controller: Diatone Mamba AIO 25A F411
firmware version: Betaflight 4.1.3
ESC's: Diatone AIO 25A
motors: Mamba 1404 50000 Kv
propellors: Gemfan 2.5 inch
FPV camera: Caddx Baby Ratel or Caddx Vista
VTX: Diatone TX400 or Caddx Vista
Lipo: 750 - 1300mah 4S (not included)
OSD: yes, Betaflight
smart Audio: yes
buzzer: yes
LED's: nope
spare props: yes. the second set is less agressive (HQprops)
Posted by DutchRC | Aug 22, 2020 @ 11:17 AM | 2,976 Views
Halloa people

if you are like me, you probably like tools that serve more then one purpose In that same way I also like to at least try drones that can be used in more then 1 configuration That could mean there you end up with compromises But that's why it's good to test them

In this series I have a drone that can be flown as a 2.5" (with prop-guards) or 3".. There are more quads like this by the way.. Like the HGLRC Sector132...

Link to the quad: iFlight IH2 HD - DJI FPV BNF or PNF

Feel free to post your experiences and or questions about the quad here! For now. here is my first look at it AND a first test-flight

iFlight IH2 HD - DJI Digital - Not popular but why??? First Look! (16 min 57 sec)

type: Cinematic with mild freestyle
base thickness: 2.5 mm
material(s): carbon fiber
dry weight: 127 grams
flight controller: iFlight Succex F4
firmware version: Betaflight 4.1.2
ESC's: iFlight Succex-E 35A BLheli-S
motors: iFlight Xing 1204 4500 KV
propellors: Emax Scimitar
FPV camera: DJI Digital FPV cam
VTX: Caddx Vista
Lipo: 450mah 4S (not included)
smart Audio: DJI FPV
buzzer: nope
LED's: npoe
spare props: 2nd set are 2.5" props
Posted by DutchRC | Aug 19, 2020 @ 11:38 AM | 2,750 Views
Halloa people

and again it's time for a follow up! It's been very enjoyable to test-fly this BetaFPV / RacerXfpv 4" quad.. Especially because it has turned out to be a nice Freestyle quad

My findings & battery choice for it

BetaFPV UltraLight Twig 4" MUTANT - FINAL REVIEW (10 min 48 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Aug 15, 2020 @ 11:24 AM | 3,423 Views
Soooooo you know what? This Geelang is very much a positive surprice to me á

Obviously having bought it I did hope it would perform decently..á
Then.. after I ordered it I saw a review of that Caddx Loris camera..
OEPS :@á

I'm happy with it though.. fun flier and the recordings are really nice (IMHO)á

Long Term Review: Geelang ANGER 85X 4K Micro Drone :D (13 min 39 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Aug 10, 2020 @ 11:06 AM | 7,199 Views
Halloa people

co÷perations are good / interesting I think and in this case the partyly product has a US originin (frame design) and then it is also made & sold by a Chinese company...

So there are 3 Twig's at this point.. a 3, 4 and 5".. in this case I'm taking a look at the 4" version of this BetaFPV Twig

Link to it: BetaFPV Twig Mutant 4-inch ultra light

And in this topic I'll be posting a couple of video's on this quadro..
Feel free to post Your experiences / questions!

BetaFPV + RacerXfpv = UltraLight Twig 4" MUTANT FPV Racer - FIRST LOOK (16 min 29 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Aug 05, 2020 @ 11:04 AM | 3,430 Views
Halloa people

another FPV quad in the DuthcRC studio and I don't review a whole lot of really SMALL quads
This one caught my attention though.. It's got the new Caddx Loris 4K camera that I had not tried before..
And 4S on a quad this small is pretty unusual
Ohw! And I had not tried any Geelang quad at all yet...

Link to it: Geelang Anger 85X 4K BNF

But... Quite a bit better then I had expected all round!

the Angry Geelang ANGER 85X 4K Micro Drone :D - REVIEW (26 min 40 sec)

type: indoors & parkflier video-quad
wheelbase: 85mm
material(s): all plastick
dry weight: 72 grams
all up weight: 131 grams
flight controller: F4 AIO board
firmware version: BF 4.2.0
ESC's: AIO board with 12A ESC's BLheli_S
motors: GL 1204 5000kv
propellors: HQprop T2x2x4
FPV camera: Caddx Loris 4K (split camera)
VTX: 25-200 mW
Lipo: 450mah 4S (not included)
OSD: yes, Betaflight OSD
smart Audio: yes
buzzer: nope
LED's: yes
spare props: yes? AND a complete spare frame!
Posted by DutchRC | Aug 02, 2020 @ 11:11 AM | 3,086 Views
Howdy people

sooo Flash what?? Yeah.. a new motors-brand.. You might have come across them on sales sites..
I got my hands on a few sets SO let us see if they are wurth considering

Link to them: Flashhobby Arthur 4S & 6S 2207.5 motors

AND let's see how they perform

Flashhobby Arthur 2207.5 motors Review (and WHO is Flashhobby anyway? :O) (22 min 33 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jul 22, 2020 @ 11:01 AM | 4,095 Views
Halloa peoples

so YES! I'm going to be ging a bunch of stuff away! And definately not because I don't want it myself :P

Several F7 flight controllers!
GPS antenna
Programmable LED strips!
4 in one 60A ESC! :O

International GIVEAWAY! 1x 4xESC, 1x VTX, 2x GPS, 3x F7, 8x LED from HGLRC! :D (7 min 20 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jul 15, 2020 @ 11:19 AM | 14,612 Views
Halloa peole,

while I was gathering parts for the RacerXfpv ET5 project I ran into BetaFPV's new M02 VTX.. As you probably know BetaFPV & RacerXfpv have partered up on the Twig series of quads as well..
So I wanted to try that VTX as I suspect it will end up in future BetaFPV RTF quads

Link to it: BetaFPV Whoop-style M02 VTX

And in this video I'll show you how to set it up And what it's performance is like

BetaFPV M02 25-350 mW FPV transmitter (VTX) REVIEW (16 min 44 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jul 13, 2020 @ 11:16 AM | 4,225 Views
Halloa RC people

a couple of weeks ago I did a few video's on BrotherHobby's Hyperbola.. A VERY light 5" and also BH's first RTF / BNF product..
Due to the weather over here getting a final review of it recorded took a bit longer then expected though..
BUT.. Here is is

Link to the quadro: Hyperbola 5 Frsky BNF - from BrotherHobby

And the lipo I used mostly for it: Tattu R-Line 850mah 4S with XT60

Soooo here it is then! My take on this quadro

the Ultra Light HyperBola 5 from BrotherHobby! - FINAL REVIEW (21 min 11 sec)

type: racer / funflier
base thickness:
material(s): carbon fiber + plastick canopy
dry weight: 147 grams
flight controller: HGLRC Zeus 35A 5-in-1
firmware version: 4.1.5
ESC's: HGLRC Zeus 35A 5-in-1
motors: 2004 3150Kv
propellors: Gemfan 5125 triblades
FPV camera: Caddx Ratel 2.1mm
Lipo: 600mah - 850mah 4S (not included)
OSD: Yes, Betaflight
smart Audio: Yes
buzzer: nope
LED's: nope
spare props: nope
Posted by DutchRC | Jul 11, 2020 @ 11:05 AM | 6,073 Views
Halloa people

so this new frame from Karearea popped up on F.book a bit more then a week ago, I instantly liked it's looks
But it's also very different as it an injection molded plastick frame..

Link to it: Karearea Talon V2 SVX210 frame

And here is my take on it:

Karearea Injection Molded 5" FPV Frame? :O The Talon V2 SVX 210 FRAME REVIEW (16 min 50 sec)

Don't hesitate to share your oppinion and or experiences with the frame!

type: Basher / Funflier / Clubracer
wheelbase: 210 mm
Left-to-Right: 135 mm
Front-to-Back: 165 mm
base thickness: varies A LOT
weight: 109 grams
material(s): Plastick with 2 metal standoffs
chamfered edges: very much so
clean: 100%
buzzer: nope
LED board: nope
battery strap: yes 2x
battery anti-skid pad: yes
Posted by DutchRC | Jul 09, 2020 @ 11:11 AM | 5,146 Views
Halloa peoples!

so yeahh.. another sale or what? No surprice eventhough the Covid party did end up slowing down the slurry of sales
And is it then even interesting to have a look at this years Summer sale? As always a lot of price cuts aren't Really price cuts but it can pay off to check if your wish-list items have actually dropped in price

Bought me a Car & Helicopter in Banggood's Summer Prime Sale :D (11 min 49 sec)