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Posted by TinkleWid | Nov 18, 2018 @ 06:36 AM | 5,832 Views
Footage taken just before total darkness I was testing the latency and the Caddx Turbo Eye. It isn't that scientific and there was more smoke than fire but I could actually see much better in the goggle than through my eyes

I am not sure how much the latency affects my flying. Perhaps I could see more in the evening than in the daytime sunlight as the fpv feed is quite 'washed out' compared to a dedicated fpv camera.

Edit: It may be the sensor rather than the Caddx Turbo Eye lens that gives the 'weird lens effect'

🐢 Caddx Turtle v2 🐢 Twlight Latency Test - Trial by Fire 🔥🔥🔥 3 inch Bando Racer 3 (4 min 26 sec)


Equipment Used:
Flying the Kwad Karl (Bando Racer 3) BR3 Frame
XJB 145 build and motors https://www.banggood.com/HGLRC-Flame...18277502201801
Caddx Turtle v2 https://www.banggood.com/Caddx-Turtl...18277502201801
XM+ https://www.banggood.com/Frsky-XM-Mi...18277502201801
VRD2 Pro Goggle
Jumper T8SG
Gemfan 3052 https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...18277502201801

I still think this footage is better than the output of the Runcam Split Mini 2 . It's not quite as good as as a Go Pro

Best firmware versions dated 7th September 2018

Caddx Turtle Settings: 1080p 60FPS
Wide FoV
7 saturation
1 Sharpness
5 Contrast
5 Brightness
EV -0.3
WDR on

Ensure you lower the sharpness to 0 unless using another lens


Caddx Turtle V2 is NOT ALWAYS SHIPPED WITH THE LATEST FIRMWARE 😱😱 The latest firmware is AMAZING 😱😱
(Note: How to repair a bricked Caddx Turtle with black screen)

How to repair a bricked Caddx Turtle from a firmware update
http://www.multirotorguide.com/guide...rmware-update/

September Firmware - works with v2 and soon to be tested with v1 board https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...5&d=1541439082

How to update Caddx Turtle firmware (step-by-step):
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh9IAxRsw2E"
LUNCHBOX FPV
Posted by TinkleWid | Nov 11, 2018 @ 10:13 AM | 4,770 Views
I still think this footage is better than the output of the Runcam Split Mini 2 footage. It's not quite as good as as a Go Pro. The bitrate is fast enough to deal with the sunlight. I'm still working out if the caddx turtle latency and if it affects my flying.

3 INCH FPV QUAD 🐢 CADDX TURTLE v2 🐢 A Bit of Winter Sun in a Cool New Spot (2 min 48 sec)


Equipment Used:
Flying the Kwad Karl (Bando Racer 3) BR3 Frame
XJB 145 build and motors https://www.banggood.com/HGLRC-Flame...18277502201801
Caddx Turtle v2 https://www.banggood.com/Caddx-Turtl...18277502201801
XM+ https://www.banggood.com/Frsky-XM-Mi...18277502201801
VRD2 Pro Goggle
Jumper T8SG
Gemfan 3052 https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...18277502201801

Best firmware versions dated 7th September 2018

Caddx Turtle Settings: 1080p 60FPS
Wide FoV
7 saturation
0 Sharpness
5 Contrast
5 Brightness
EV -0.3
WDR on

Ensure you lower the sharpness to 0 unless using another lens


Caddx Turtle V2 is NOT ALWAYS SHIPPED WITH THE LATEST FIRMWARE 😱😱 The latest firmware is AMAZING 😱😱
(Note: How to repair a bricked Caddx Turtle with black screen)

How to repair a bricked Caddx Turtle from a firmware update
http://www.multirotorguide.com/guide...rmware-update/

September Firmware - works with v2 and soon to be tested with v1 board https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...5&d=1541439082

How to update Caddx Turtle firmware (step-by-step):
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh9IAxRsw2E>.
LUNCHBOX FPV
Posted by TinkleWid | Nov 04, 2018 @ 07:53 PM | 11,038 Views
Caddx Turtle V2 is NOT ALWAYS SHIPPED WITH THE LATEST FIRMWARE 😱😱 The latest firmware is AMAZING 😱😱
(Note: How to repair a bricked Caddx Turtle with black screen)

How to repair a bricked Caddx Turtle from a firmware update
http://www.multirotorguide.com/guide...rmware-update/

Runcam KILLER 🐢 UPDATED Caddx Turtle v2 Latest Firmware AMAZING 🐢 RunCam Split Mini 2 FPV is DEAD (3 min 37 sec)


After breaking Go Pro lens and Caddx Turtle V1 camera I bought a Caddx Turtle v2 from Drone Junkie while waiting for my camera replacement. I installed it immediately and managed to get a flight in before sunset. I was soooo IMPRESSED 😱😱

I think this footage is better than any Runcam Split Mini 2 footage I have seen and almost as good as a Go Pro. The bitrate is fast enough so artefacts are not an issue. The colours are great and as long as the sharpness is turned off it's a winner.

Best firmware versions dated 7th September 2018

Cons:
The lens is still plastic but has been upgraded from v1. We shall have to see if it lasts longer than the first and not pick up any scratches. I am also getting annoyed about the random spots on the camera sensor which I may try to clean. My first camera picked up a small fragment of dust without me opening the lens case. I think the camera is not 'finished' properly so small fragments can come loose in time. I hope a blow of compressed air will clean the sensor?

Caddx Turtle Comparison Lens Test
Smooth 🐢 Caddx Turtle v2 Firmware Update (1080p 60FPS) on BR3 3" HGLRC XJB 145 Quad (2 min 9 sec)


Equipment Used:
Flying the Kwad Karl (Bando Racer 3) BR3 Frame
XJB 145 build and motors https://www.banggood.com/HGLRC-Flame...18277502201801
Caddx Turtle v2 with v2 firmware https://www.banggood.com/Caddx-Turtl...18277502201801
XM+ https://www.banggood.com/Frsky-XM-Mi...18277502201801
VRD2 Pro Goggle
Jumper T8SG
Gemfan 3052 https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...18277502201801

Caddx Turtle Settings: 1080p 60FPS
Wide FoV
7 saturation
0 Sharpness
5 Contrast
5 Brightness
EV -0.3
WDR on

Ensure you lower the sharpness to 0 unless using another lens