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Posted by aben71 | Oct 31, 2016 @ 07:07 AM | 2,243 Views
It is a crisp ,cool Halloween but still good enough to take the Floureon Racer 250 out for some cool line of sight flying :cool:

Floureon Racer 250 Late October Line Of Sight Flight (6 min 18 sec)

Happy Halloween Everyone
Posted by aben71 | Oct 22, 2016 @ 10:39 AM | 2,691 Views
Out for some cruising up and down and around my driveway with the Floureon Racer250 Really liking this quad,I have it tuned in pretty good now,lots of fun to fly and it is pretty tough too,I have had a few crashes here and there and so far the Racer is still doing just fine .

Floureon Racer 250 Driveway Cruising (6 min 58 sec)

You can get the Floureon Racer 250 here
Posted by aben71 | Oct 19, 2016 @ 07:14 PM | 2,567 Views
Fall foliage is in full swing her in Vermont,took my Hubsan H501S out

this afternoon for a look at things

I made a similar video about a week ago,same spot same quadcopter,BIG change in tree color 

Hubsan H501S Driveway Flying And Autumn Sight Seeing (6 min 43 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Oct 16, 2016 @ 09:48 AM | 2,599 Views
UPDATE : the Runner has sold Congrats to the new owner ,I hope you enjoy the project
Posted by aben71 | Oct 11, 2016 @ 04:44 PM | 5,067 Views
Here is a review of a nice and affordable balance charger for your r/c hobbies,the Gool RC B6 balance charger.This compact little charger is a nice quality charger.It will balance charge a 2-6 cell lipo batteries and is also capable of charging a variety of other hobby batteries such as Nihm,and NiCad .Definitely a decent charger for the price and a good step up from many of the supplied r/c chargers that come with our r/c goodies

GoolRC B6 Balance Charger Review (5 min 22 sec)

You can purchase the GoolRC B6 balance charger here : https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...rds=B01HXHGARY

Also you can use this promo code good till October 31,2016 for 20% off : BX7OK6YU
Posted by aben71 | Oct 09, 2016 @ 02:28 PM | 2,542 Views
Fall is here ,nice afternoon to put the H501s up and have a look around at the area and see what the foliage is looking like.GPS hold works very well on this quad,flew her up a bit and panned around to check out the view

Hubsan H501S Later Afternoon Flight (7 min 38 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Oct 03, 2016 @ 07:55 PM | 3,170 Views
Here is a review of a nice little fpv transmitter I am checking out,the Gool RC TX40. This a lightweight and affordable tx that works great for fpv needs,the unit works really well during my test run.I am going to take it out to the feild next for full fpv testing and see what kind of range I get from it and how solid the signal holds up.From what I found in this test run this looks to be a good performing little unit

GoolRC TX40 5.8ghz 600MW 40 Channel FPV Transmitter Review (10 min 15 sec)

You can find the Gool RC TX40 here :


Here is a 20% of promo code: DSLYKLH7 good till Oct.31
Posted by aben71 | Oct 03, 2016 @ 01:29 PM | 2,502 Views
I thought I would try a 3S lipo in the Grasshopper just to see it would fly ok on one since I have a few 3S batteries on hand and only the on 4S battery that came with it.I was not expecting it to be too fast on the 3S but as you can see it hauls !

Ideafly Grasshopper F210 3S Battery Test,Took Me By Suprise! (8 min 50 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Oct 03, 2016 @ 11:50 AM | 2,550 Views
After a couple flights with the stock setup on the Grasshopper F210 I found it necesary to do some tuning in Betaflight,really did not take much,seems the biggest issue was the barometer in my case.I disabled it and now have angle ,horizon,and acro mode enabled. I see an updated version is in the works at Gearbest.com so version 2 should be even better

Ideafly Grasshopper F210,A Closer Look And Improved Handling (8 min 13 sec)