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Posted by old4570 | Jul 30, 2018 @ 07:03 PM | 3,680 Views


KLARUS Mi6 - Product page Sent for review by Fasttech.com

Product page @ Klarus

•CREE XP-G3 LED, lifetime up to 50,000 hours.[img]
•Two lighting levels.
•Working Voltage: 1.0V-1.5V.
•Compatible Batteries: 1 x AAA battery.
•Reflector: Lens.
•Switch Types: Twist.
•Dimension: (Head) 13.6mm (0.54") x (Overall Length) 60mm (2.36").
•Weight: 8g (0.28oz) (w/o battery).
•Material: Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy 6061-T6.
•Accessories Included: 1 x O-Ring, 1x AAA Battery, 1x Key Ring.



For review I have the diminutive Klarus Mi6 AAA flashlight . The Mi6 is small and it vanishes in what ever pocket you put it into . I took the Mi6 for a walk several times since receiving it and after a few meters of walking the Mi6 has simply vanished from my senses . I found myself tapping my pocket to make sure the little Mi6 was still there as there literally was no tell . The Mi6 is a two mode twisty , with low being about 7 lumen in my lightbox and high making 148 lumen with a fresh alkaline battery . NIMH did not fare quite as well with one battery doing 138 lumen and another doing 134 lumen .

If you look at the last picture picture showing the inside of the head , you may notice a blob of solder on the outside contact ring of the driver . This blob of solder makes the twisty action ( changing modes ) very hit and miss in regards to the mode you will get . What's happening is that as you twist to turn the light...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Jul 23, 2018 @ 11:54 PM | 1,640 Views
Gearbest is having a clearance sale
Seriously , a F36 for $7.99
Taranis Qx7 for $89

You don't want to sit on your hands for this one

https://www.gearbest.com/promotion-O...?lkid=15032946
Posted by old4570 | Jul 21, 2018 @ 11:44 PM | 2,625 Views
Posted by old4570 | Jul 17, 2018 @ 11:00 PM | 2,024 Views
http://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_plans/index.php

Been uploading some annuals ..
Also uploaded some issues of Aeromodeller from 1939 ..

So hopefully all will be available soon for download ..

( Just my humble attempt to save our history - since it's so easily lost )
Posted by old4570 | Jul 16, 2018 @ 11:52 PM | 2,323 Views
Posted by old4570 | Jul 05, 2018 @ 07:04 PM | 2,418 Views
Ok some stuff :

I sent the folk at MJX a Email ..
A sort of complaining / suggestive email to the effect that they should consider doing Bind AND Fly rather than bundling their quads with junk transmitters .
I think most of us involved in RC already own a decent Tx or more ..

So my suggestion was to maybe use the FrSky / FlySky / DSM protocols so that folks already in the game can utilize the transmitters they already have .

Surprise / Surprise , I got a reply ( that was very kind - and rare ) saying the suggestion would be passed to R&D ...
Maybe they were just blowing me off ? or maybe a seed has been planted ( I don't know ) , one can certainly hope .
So many of these quads are simply let down by their toy grade controllers ( Tx ) and when bound to something better , simply perform so much better .
I really like my Taranis Q x7 , with the iRangeX IRX4 module .

What else .. Banngood is having its July sale : Definitely worth a look > So tempted by the WL V930
I think most online stores are doing July sales , so if your looking for that something special . Otherwise you may need to wait till Xmas
Posted by old4570 | Jul 04, 2018 @ 07:30 PM | 2,641 Views
Posted by old4570 | Jul 01, 2018 @ 10:32 PM | 3,359 Views
So I got like 3 Quads for my brother for Christmas ..
Christmas was like 6 months ago , how many of those quads has my brother flown - Nope , not a one .

So when I go the E32 for review and it was just so easy to fly , I decided to give it to my brother to motivate him and maybe boost his confidence .
Last time he quad'ed he killed his quad rather well . ( Motors - main board )

Anyhow , I asked him if he was going to fly the Bugs at all and he said no - take it away !
So , not to look a gift horse in the mouth !



First thing I needed to do was mod the battery for a new charge plug , I think stock is a XT30 (?) Which I dont have any off , yes I can buy an adapter or make one , but I wanted to fly NOW !

The quad itself is amazing - OK . I love it !
WHAT MJX SHOULD HAVE DONE ! is make the Bugs 6 BIND AND FLY !

I say this because the included Tx is a toy , it's horrible ..
The left stick ( Throttle Rudder ) is as lose as a goose ..
You can not input rudder without affecting the throttle setting ..

So let me just call the Tx junk and lets move on !

The MJX Bugs 6 itself is fantastico ... It handles wind , it flies really well , even on low rates it flies well and handles wind .
In high rates the Bugs 6 is fantastic .
The Bugs 6 is one of the most stable platforms I have flown ..

The Bugs really wants to be Bind And Fly , the included Tx is the sort of thing bundled with $20 quads .
Look - MJX - Just use the Frsky protocol and be...Continue Reading