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Posted by montis | Aug 20, 2019 @ 04:54 AM | 848 Views
Eachine probably has the largest range of various FPV video transmitters. Ranging from nano sized Eachine Nano VTX to long range Eachine TX806. One of the most popular VTX is Eachine TX805 (Read the review of Eachine TX805 VTX here ). It is stack mountable VTX with high power output. Recently Eachine released the newer version of TX805S with even more power output - up to 1600mW!

Eachine TX805S specifications:
Input voltage: 7V to 24V
5V camera supply: 220mA(MAX)[email protected](Type)
5V camera supply: 470mA(MAX)[email protected](Type)
5V camera supply: 550mA(MAX)[email protected](Type)
5V camera supply: 830mA(MAX)[email protected](Type)
Extra features: Smart audio
Power supply: 5V output for Camera
Output power: 25mW/500mW/1000mW/1600mW switchable
Antenna connector: MMCX
Cable connector: Solder pads
Dimensions: 36mm*22mm*5mm,30.5 stackable hole
Weight: 11.3g (excluding antenna)

Features:
* Support 0.01mw Parameter-adjusting Mode.
* 25mW, 500mW, 1000mW and 1600mW power switchable.
* One button frequency and power setup.
* OSD configuration using smart audio.
* Onboard mic.

Inside the box there is only the TX805S itself, MMCX to SMA pigtail, MMCX linear antenna and the instructions leaflet.



There is a large heatsink on the top PCB side. We can expect it heating up greatly as it needs additional heatsink.



Closer view of the back side of the PCB.

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Posted by montis | May 27, 2019 @ 05:14 AM | 2,216 Views
Eachine ATX03S is the newest VTX from the VTX03 line.
Features 25mW/50mW/100mW/200mW power output levels, 40 channels, on board microphone and smart audio control capability.


Closer view of the front PCB side.


Closer view of the back PCB side.
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Posted by montis | Mar 18, 2019 @ 11:16 AM | 5,150 Views
Eachine TX1200 VTX

Eachine TX1200 is 30x30mm stack mountable, long range VTX. It has 5 bands, 40 total channels (including illegal channels 4, 7 and 8 on the band E, according to the FCC regulations ), 4 power levels 25/200/600/1000mW (actual power output measured below) and PitMode, SmartAudio for controlling the VTX settings remotely via Betaflight OSD, microphone on board for broadcasting audio together with video feed. Eachine TX1200 VTX has MMCX antenna connector which provides more solid and tight joint than small IPEX connector.



Package contents

Eachine TX1200 package comes with a VTX, MMCX linear dipole antenna, MMCX to RP-SMA or SMA adapter pigtail (can be selected on purchase), cable with 6pin 1.25mm JST-GH plug and a small instructions leaflet.



Instructions leaflet.
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Posted by montis | Jan 20, 2019 @ 04:03 PM | 7,111 Views
I've received the Eachine TX806 VTX from Banggood for testing and reviewing.

Eachine TX806 (Leaf) VTX has 9 bands A, b, E, F, r, U, o, L, H, 72 total channels (including illegal channels 4, 7 and 8 on the band E, according to the FCC regulations), 5 power levels 25mW/200mW/400mW/800mW/1000mW (actual power output below) and PitMode, SmartAudio for controlling the VTX settings remotely via Betaflight OSD. Eachine TX806 also has microphone on board for brioadcasting audio together with video feed. TX806 can be mounted in the stack as its two holes are aligned exactly to the stacks opposite corners. VTX has MMCX antenna connector which is superiour to small IPEX connector.



Package contents

TX806 comes with a VTX, MMCX linear dipole antenna, MMCX to RP-SMA or SMA adapter pigtail (can be selected on purchase), cable with 6pin 1.0mm JST-SH plug and a small instructions leaflet.



Instructions leaflet.

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Posted by montis | Nov 25, 2018 @ 12:57 PM | 8,842 Views
I've received this newest Eachine TX805 VTX for a review and here are my impressions, tests and conclusions.
Eachine TX805 has 5 bands A, b, E, F, r, 40 total channels (including illegal channels 4, 7 and 8 on the band E according to FCC regulations), 5 power levels 25-200mw-600mw-800mw (we will test at the actual power output), SmartAudio for controlling the VTX settings remotely via Betaflight OSD. Eachine TX805 even has microphone on board for audio. TX805 can be mounted in the stack as it has two mounting holes with a pattern of 30.5mmx30.5mm. It has MMCX antenna connector which is superiour to small IPEX connector.



Package contents

TX805 comes with a VTX, MMCX linear dipole antenna, MMCX to RP-SMA or SMA adapter pigtail (can be selected on purchase) and a small instructions leaflet.



TX805 has 8 LEDs for channel, 5 LEDs for band and 4 LEDs for power output status display instead of the 7 segment LED module. This saves some weight and reduces the height of the VTX.

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Posted by montis | Oct 03, 2018 @ 09:55 AM | 8,798 Views
Inside of the box there is only the VTX03S itself and the instructions leaflet.



The PCB layout is very similar to the VTX03 with some minor changes.



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Posted by montis | Sep 23, 2018 @ 03:17 PM | 8,789 Views
In the August of 2018 Jumper introduced the T8SG Lite radio – the “little brother” of the Jumper T8SG.



Jumper T8SG Lite

Lite version of the T8SG comes in a small box, with a chance to be broken in the severe postal processes. I have received the undamaged unit despite my package beeing totally crushed.



Inside the box we can find the transmitter itself, USB mini type cable and nice Jumper neck strap (lanyard).

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Posted by montis | Oct 19, 2017 @ 10:26 AM | 10,249 Views
FuriBee VR01 goggles were released quite some time ago, but they still can be interesting for the begginers in this RC hobby. Lets take a look at them in more detail.

Goggles package contents: The goggles itself, one circular polarized antenna, one patch antenna, power cable, video cable and instructions leaflet.



Goggles have three bands head strap, so they mount the head easily.


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Posted by montis | Oct 09, 2017 @ 04:42 AM | 12,052 Views
AOKoda has released a series of 1S battery chargers. We have a choice of 3 chargers: CX605 (charge current range: 0.1A-0.5A), CX610 (charge current range: 0.1A-1A) and CX610 HV 4.35V version for charging LiHV batteries (but it can not charge 3.7V lipo batteries). Lets take a look at the CX610 version of the charger.

In the box you'll find charger istself, instruction manual, 3 pcs of JST-PH to micro Losi (Molex 2.0mm) and 3 pcs of JST-PH to JST 2.54mm apdapter cables.


Charger can be powered from XT60 plug. You can use bigger LiPo batteries in the field.  Charger supports 3-6S (9-26V) Lipo input. Alternatively you can power from DC roung 3.5mm jack input with voltage range of 9-26V.


On the other side of the charger you'll find micro USB power input (simple mobile phone charger can be used as power source) and USB port for charging output (0.5A-2.4A).
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Posted by montis | Aug 23, 2017 @ 09:54 AM | 10,743 Views
Review of the RealAcc BlackBird 205 (also called BlackBird 208 or 210 mm) frame with assembly instructions.



Frame kit contents: 4pcs of 4mm arms, arms intersection plate, bottom and top plate, 2pcs of side plate, aluminium standofs, M3 bolts, nylon standofs, action cam holder plates, 4pcs of landing pads, battery holder plate with rubber bumpers, battery strap and basic Matek PDB board.




First impression: the CNC cut of the frame parts is ok, but the finishing is terrible – there are very sharp edges on the carbon parts. Several examples of the rough edges:

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Posted by montis | May 04, 2017 @ 01:09 AM | 13,554 Views
Eachine QX110 V-tail is a brushed quadcopter with V-shape tail leg design. Such frame design in theory should improve the YAW performance. This is theory, but in practice not everything is as expected. This quad has several more interesting features – All in One Flight controller board with RX and OSD, programmable LED tail lights and a buzzer. RX is integrated into the flight controller and can be selected between DSM, Flysky and Frsky types. All in all it looks promising, so let’s start our review.

Eachine QX110 came in a box, packed securely.


Package contents:


No spare motors were included as stated in the contents list, but comes with a second battery instead. Batteries are 1S 3.7V 600mAh, C rating unspecified, so don’t expect much from these generic ones.
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Posted by montis | Feb 18, 2017 @ 06:06 PM | 14,803 Views
A new super micro size brushless motor is comming - Racerstar BR0703 8000KV, 10000KV, 12000KV, 15000KV:
http://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-Racing-Edition-0703-BR0703-10000KV-1-2S-Brushless-Motor-For-6080100mm-FPV-Racer-1_9g-p-1129234.html

Available versions: 8000KV, 10000KV, 12000KV, 15000KV.

The first picture of this motor:



These are the preliminary specifications:




Discussion thread here: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...rushless-Motor
Posted by montis | Feb 18, 2017 @ 05:27 PM | 14,301 Views
I have tested the flight duration of Eachine E010 (https://goo.gl/4ppNqN) with standart 4 blade propeller and custom cut to 2 blade propeller.
Battery used - standart Eachine 30C 150mAh

Eachine E010 - 4 and 2 blade propeller flight duration test (3 min 1 sec)


Test results:
Cutting off 2 blades of standart 4 blade propeller increases efficiency and flight duration up to +25%. You may lose some of the agility but will greatly increase flight times.

Flight duration:
4 blade propellers: 4:46
2 blade propellers: 5:58

Low voltage warning:
4 blade propellers: 2:38
2 blade propellers: 4:56
Posted by montis | Feb 04, 2017 @ 11:04 AM | 14,881 Views
I have tested Racerstar BR2205S 2300KV motor on the thrust stand.
Racerstar BR2205S 2300KV motor thrust test (1 min 44 sec)


Tested with:
Batteries: 3S and 4S, 3500mAh
ESC: Hobbywing XRotor 40A OPTO (https://goo.gl/iSz5lc)

Tested props:
DALPROP 5045 2-blade (https://goo.gl/89ue4B)
DALPROP T5040 V2 3-blade (https://goo.gl/5SC89j)
DALPROP T5046 3-blade (https://goo.gl/5tI7SQ)
DALPROP Q5040 4-blade (https://goo.gl/OqPtbY)
KingKong 6040 2-blade

Thrust test results datasheet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...34&single=true

This motor was providedx for review by Banggood. Motor can be purchased here: https://goo.gl/ez33la
Posted by montis | Jan 14, 2017 @ 01:15 PM | 14,928 Views
After the first test of stock E010, Chaoli CL-615 and Upgraded Chaoli CL615 motors thrust with the stock 4-balde propeller, I've decided to test the stock propellers, cut down to 2-bladed props. Results were as expected - the max thrust decreased while effectiveness increased. You can clearly see it in the charts. Pull thrust decreased 0.5g in average or 5% and effectiveness increased 0.22g/W in average or about 10%.
So cutting down 2 blades out of 4 wil give you a bit less thrust, but better effectiveness thus longer flight times.

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Thrust tests datasheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...24&single=true


And thrust test video:
Eachine E010, Chaoli CL-615 and Upgraded Chaoli CL-615 motors 2 blade propeller thrust test (1 min 0 sec)


Also ordered Kados insane, Racerstar 59000RPM motors. Will be making tests with them.
Posted by montis | Dec 27, 2016 @ 05:04 PM | 15,145 Views
Thrust test of Eachine E010 stock motor, Chaoli CL-615 and Chaoli CL-615 Upgraded motors.

Motors used in the test:

Eachine E010 stock motors (https://goo.gl/rvYV6m)

Chaoli CL-615 motor (https://goo.gl/yhn2ik)
Chaoli CL-615 pack of 4x motors (https://goo.gl/A2iFJv)

Chaoli CL-615 upgraded motor (https://goo.gl/Oi13pa)
Chaoli CL-615 upgraded pack of 4x motors (https://goo.gl/6dw8on)

Test results:
Stock motors have shown very good results. Chaoli motors showed even less static thrust than stock motors. Chaoli CL-615 Upgraded version motors are really more powerfull, they spin a lot faster (you can even tell it by the sound of spinning proppeler).
If you decide to swich to the more powerful motors, I would recommend to upgrade a battery to the 45C 150mAh one (https://goo.gl/ckvqmJ), as Chaoli upgraded motors draws more current (4x1.10A=4.40A) and weaker batteries have a lot of voltage sag.

Eachine E010 Chaoli CL-615 and Chaoli CL-615 Upgraded tiny whoop motors thrust test (0 min 54 sec)

Posted by montis | Dec 08, 2016 @ 02:41 PM | 14,234 Views
Remember the cheapest 2204 motor on the Banggood - Racerstar Racing Edition 2204 V2 BR2204 2300KV 2-3S Brushless Motor for $5.59?

http://www.banggood.com/Racerstar-Racing-Edition-2204-V2-BR2204-2300KV-2-3S-Brushless-Motor-CWCCW-For-QAV250-ZMR250-260-280-p-1088807.html



Now it is even cheaper! If you buy a pack of 4pcs, then the price drops down to the $3.75 for a piece:

http://www.banggood.com/4X-Racerstar-Racing-Edition-2204-V2-BR2204-2300KV-2-3S-Brushless-Motor-For-X210-220-250-FPV-Racing-p-1093912.html

This price will be valid for a few days only.
EDIT: Appears to be sold out and not listed again...
Posted by montis | Dec 08, 2016 @ 01:47 PM | 14,189 Views
I have tested the static thrust of RF2205(S) 2300KV motor

Racerstar RF2205 2300KV thrust test (1 min 35 sec)


Tested with:
Batteries: 3S and 4S, 3500mAh
ESC: Hobbywing XRotor 40A BLHeli (https://goo.gl/iSz5lc)

Tested props:
DALPROP 5045 2-blade (https://goo.gl/89ue4B)
DALPROP T5040 3-blade (https://goo.gl/5SC89j)
DALPROP T5046 V2 3-blade (https://goo.gl/pDBFHN)
DALPROP Q5040 4-blade (https://goo.gl/OqPtbY)
KingKong 6040 2-blade

Thrust test results datasheet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...18&single=true

This motor was provided by Banggood for review. Can be purchased at Banggood.com here: http://goo.gl/vvu9kx
Posted by montis | Dec 01, 2016 @ 01:38 AM | 15,333 Views


I have recently received a set of Racerstar RF2205 2300Kv motors from Banggood for a review. Motors came well packed in a carton box. Package includes motors, bullet type prop nuts and M3 steel screws. Motors are sold only in packs by 4 (2 CW + 2CCW). It would be great if Racerstar would offer an option to buy single motor. This will enable buying a spare one or a replacement for broken/bent/burnt motor. Personally I would suggest to sell only CW shaft thread version of these motors with a prop lock nuts. Lock nuts hold props hard enough on CW and CCW rotation motors there is no real need of different threads. Benefit of this is versatility of motor use – every motor can be either CW either CCW, no need to have 2 spares and in case of RF2205 - 4 spares.
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Comes in packs by four

Motors have solid hard steel shaft. That is one of the reasons why they are heavier than BR2205.
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Posted by montis | Nov 25, 2016 @ 07:15 AM | 15,244 Views
I would like to share with you my shopping list for this Black Friday.

Banggood

Tiny Whoop - Eachine E010 Mini 2.4G 4CH 6 Axis Headless Mode RC Quadcopter RTF
https://goo.gl/rvYV6m
$ 11.99

FPV Camera for Tiny Woop - Eachine TX03 Super Mini 0/25mW/50mW/200mW Switchable AIO 5.8G 72CH VTX 600TVL 1/3 Cmos FPV Camera
https://goo.gl/B09p5l
$ 17.99

If you have VIP2 and some points, then, TX01 AIO camera costs around $15 Eachine TX01 Super Mini AIO 5.8G 40CH 25MW VTX 600TVL 1/4 Cmos FPV Camera
https://goo.gl/8hD7Hi
$ 14.93 - $ 17.99

EPP Flying Wing DW HOBBY Rainbow 800mm Wingspan RC Airplane KIT
https://goo.gl/bMXN3Q
$ 18.14

Zeta Wing Wing Z-84 Z84 EPO 845mm Wingspan Flying Wing KIT Green
https://goo.gl/7Hce1J
$ 34.99

Eachine EX110 110mm Micro FPV Racing Quadcopter With 800TVL Camera Based On F3 Flight Controller
https://goo.gl/LPBtCq
from $ 42.99

Surveillzone

Foxeer Sony CCD V2 Arrow camera Built-in OSD Audio 5~35V (HS1190)
http://www.surveilzone.com/Foxeer-So...-5~22V--g-1543
$ 29.99

Foxeer XAT600M DC5V-22V 600tvl Sony Super HAD CCD FPV Camera (HS1177)
http://www.surveilzone.com/DC5V-plas...m-lens-for-fpv
$ 27.00

DALProp CYCLONE Series T5045C High-end Propellers
http://www.surveilzone.com/DALProp-C...pellers-g-1578
$ 1.99

FOXEER 5.8G Circular Polarized Omni TX RX LHCP RHCP Antenna (Mini Version)
http://www.surveilzone.com/FOXEER-58...sion%29-g-1555
$ 7.00

Foxeer TM25 25mW 5.8G 40CH Mini VTX with Race Band
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