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Posted by DutchRC | Aug 17, 2019 @ 09:14 AM | 369 Views
Yes! It is allmost unbelievable but here is yet another FPV camera test from me
And what?? It's not even a DJI HD Super Plus Extra :O :O
Nope.. simply a racing FPV cam from Foxeer..

Link to the bigger one: Foxeer Predator 4 Mini

The smaller one: Foxeer Predator 4 micro

Foxeer Predator 4 Mini and Micro - Low Latency FPV Cam's - FULL REVIEW! (22 min 55 sec)


Specifications:
sensor type: CMOS
sensor size: 1/2.7"
resolution: 1000tvl
lens: 2.5mm M12 or 1.8mm M12 (M8 for the micro version)
field of view: 170 degrees at 16:9 - 140 degres at 4:3
aspect ratio: 4:3 or 16:9 switchable
input voltage: 5 - 40 V
latency: 4 ms
size: mini - 21.8x 21.8 x 14.2 mm
weight mini: ?
size: micro - 19 x 19 x 18.6 mm
weight micro: 6.1 g
setup OSD: yes
runtime OSD: yes
Wide Dynamic Range: yes, Super WDR
Posted by DutchRC | Aug 12, 2019 @ 09:02 AM | 1,172 Views
Halloa people

I'll tell you what: I totally SKIPPED this quad when it was released.. Then it was on sale in BG's last sweepstakes sale..
Less then 100... is the quad wurth that amount????

Link to the quad: Eachine Wizard X140HV - 3-inch 6S Freestyler

Eachine Wizard X140HV - HOW BAD CAN IT BE??? :D (20 min 7 sec)


Specifications:
type: Freestyle FPV Quad
wheelbase: 140 mm
base thickness: 3 mm
material(s): carbon fiber
flight controller: Betaflight F4
ESC's: 20A 4-in-1 Dshot600
motors: 1507 2500 Kv
propellors: DAL Cyclone T3056C
FPV camera: Foxeer micro Arrow
VTX: 25-300mW
Lipo: 3-6S (none included)
OSD: yes
smart Audio: yes
buzzer: yes
LED's: yes
spare props: yes, 1 full set
Posted by DutchRC | Jul 23, 2019 @ 09:10 AM | 2,447 Views
Halloa people

I received a brand new frame from iFlight yesterday.. It's the new version of their conventional freestyle frame..
BUT.. as you might have noticed: they are allso about to release a few RTF versions based on that frame..
In this thread I'll review the frame And build the quad with the same components as the RTF will use...

the frame: iFlight XL5 v4 freestyle frame

the base RTF version: iFlight Nazgul5 entry - Banggood version

There will allso be higher speced version which will only be available from their own site...

iFlight XL5 Version 4 - Nazgul5 - 5" Freestyle FPV Quad Frame - FRAME REVIEW (13 min 30 sec)


Specifications:
type: Freestyle
wheelbase: 227mm
base thickness: 5mm arms
material(s): carbon fiber + allu standoffs
weight: 109 grams
chamfered edges: yes.. minute but well done
clean: yes, spotless
buzzer: nope
LED board: nope
battery strap: mine didn't but yours should come with 2
battery anti-skid pad: mine didn't but yours should..
Posted by DutchRC | Jul 16, 2019 @ 09:08 AM | 1,901 Views
Halloa guys

I got this super small lipo charger in from it's distributor.. It's even smaller then it looked in the photo's That makes it a handy charger to take with you for in-the-field charging

Link to it: ToolkitRC M6 - very small lipo charger

At this moment it's on pre-sale at BG...

ToolkitRC M6 150W lipo charger - it is SMALL :) - SHOW & TELL (23 min 4 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jul 09, 2019 @ 09:10 AM | 3,205 Views
Halloa people

it's been a while sinds I did a build-series, and in this case part of the reason was getting some cool new products in for review
Sooo.. the aim for this build is a high quality version of the fun I had with the LDARC 200GT.. a very light 5" quad... I will be building a 6S quad though, and it will have quite a bit more Punch

Let's start this story with an overview of the components I'll use

Hyperlite Floss 3.0 - DutchRC 200GT Lightweight 5" FUN FLIER :) - P1: INTRO (15 min 20 sec)


List of parts:
frame: Hyperlite Floss 3.0 frame
stack: Diatone Mamba F722 mini
motors: Emax 2207 RSII 1600kv motors
props: T-Motor T5132 propellors
receiver: Rush XR602T-b3 frsky D16 receiver
FPV cam: Runcam Phoenix 1000tvl camera
VTX: AKKtek FX3-ultimate VTX
lipo option 1: Tattu Rline 1050mah 6S lipo's
lipo option 2: CNHL 1000mah 6S lipo's
Posted by DutchRC | Jul 07, 2019 @ 09:12 AM | 3,539 Views
Halloa people

is this the last quad you will ever need? Well offcourse we want LOTS of quads or what :P
This new Diatone is one of the pocket-size do-it-all FPV quads..
It should be fast
It should be able to do freestyle well
It shoots 4K video's

Linkt to this quad: Diatone TMC Airblade UAV Intrepid v2 - Tarsier 4K version

At banggood: Same thing.. with affiliate code.. thanks for the support

In this topic I'll post My findings, but feel free to ad your own.. or questions.. concerns.. etc..

Diatone + Airblade UAV Intrepid v2 + Caddx Tarsier 4K :O - FIRST LOOK (26 min 32 sec)



Specifications:
type: Cinematic Freestyle quad
frame: Airblade UAV type: Intrepid v2
wheelbase: 150mm
base thickness: 3mm (arms)
material(s): carbon fiber + allu standoffs
flight controller: Mamba F405 mini mk2
firmware version: Betaflight 3.5.1
ESC's: Mamba F25 - Dshot600
motors: Mamba (BBB?) 1408 4000Kv
propellors: Gemfan Flash 3052
FPV camera: Cadd Tarsier (ratel + 4K recorder)
VTX: Team Blacksheep Unify 5V
Lipo: 3-4S (not included)
OSD: Yes, Betaflight
smart Audio: Yes
buzzer: Yes
LED's: nope
spare props: nope
Posted by DutchRC | Jul 05, 2019 @ 10:09 AM | 3,584 Views
Halloa guys

Another side-by-side with the Runcam 5 & Foxeer Box 2 camera's!
This time I'm sending them up there in their 1080P 60fps Superview modes...

What will you learn from this video?
+ how they handle vibrations.. (jello or not);
+ that 1080P60 S-view is the Runcam's worst mode.. (the Next firmware update will fix this)
+ pretty much un-eventfull otherwise..

Flying the Foxeer Box 2 AND Runcam 5 action camera's :) - 1080P 60fps (7 min 47 sec)



Box2 data
==============================
resolution: 1920 x 1080
frame rate: 59.94 fps
data rate: 31390 kbps
time: 06:01
file size: 1.32 GB



RC5 data
==============================
resolution: 1920 x 1080
frame rate: 60 fps
data rate: 30008 kbps
time: 05:47
file size: 1.21 GB
Posted by DutchRC | Jul 03, 2019 @ 09:01 AM | 2,275 Views
Halloa guys

a very simple and short entry this time.. I did me a head to head with these new action camera's in ONE resolution only..

Their HIGHEST resolution

IF you are interested in these camera's it might be informative

Foxeer Box 2 vs Runcam 5 in 4K 30fps (10 min 1 sec)


Foxeer Box2 file data
==============================
resolution: 3840 x 2160
frame rate: 29.97 fps
data rate: 52334 kbps
time: 09:48
file size: 3.59 GB



Runcam 5 file data
==============================
resolution: 3840 x 2160
frame rate: 30 fps
data rate: 70581 kbps
time: 09:42
file size: 4.59 GB
Posted by DutchRC | Jun 28, 2019 @ 09:49 AM | 8,520 Views
Halloa guys

a very simple and short entry this time.. I did me a head to head with these new action camera's in ONE resolution only.. Mostly because it's the resolution I will personally be using mostly..

IF you are interested in these camera's it might be informative

Foxeer Box 2 vs Runcam 5 in 1080P 120fps + Important Info! (17 min 24 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jun 24, 2019 @ 09:07 AM | 5,555 Views
short review this time! Of a small item: the new Runcam micro Swift 3 v2..
Small. but in this case highly recommended.. I am very much impressived with camera.
This is a CCD-sensor general purpose FPV cam..

Link to the camera: Runcam micro Swift 3 v2 PAL or NTSC

Runcam's 2019 Micro Swift 3 v2 - Best all-round FPV camera? FULL REVIEW (20 min 48 sec)


Specifications:
sensor type: Sony Super HAD II CCD
sensor size: 1/3 inch
resolution: 600 tvl
lens: M8 2.1mm or 2.3mm
field of view: 160 or 145 degrees
aspect ratio: 4:3
input voltage: 5 - 36 V
latency: ??
size: 19mm x 19mm x 18mm
weight: 6 grams
setup OSD: yes
runtime OSD: yes
Wide Dynamic Range: yes, D-WDR
Posted by DutchRC | Jun 21, 2019 @ 09:11 AM | 3,840 Views
Halloa fellow FPV pilots

(or aspiring FPV pilots )
Recently Skyzone released an update to one of their 2 goggles: the Sky02X.. Now this is basically their entry level goggle nowdays, but I would classify it as a mid-field goggle.. Definately not a budget goggle and the specs & features reflect that..

Link to the goggle: Skyzone 2019 Sky02x in multiple colors

SkyZone 2019 Sky02X Upgraded FPV Goggle - FULL REVIEW (30 min 0 sec)


Specifications:
resolution: 854 x 480
field of view: +/- 32 degrees
IPD range: 59 - 69mm
receiver(s): 48 channels / 6 bands
diversity: yes
dvr: yes
fan: yes
headtracker: yes
Posted by DutchRC | Jun 05, 2019 @ 01:46 AM | 1,428 Views
Halloa people

yes.. another FPV quadcopter.. You could be mistaken to think they are a dime a dozen.. This one IS
different though.. For one: the price isn't Low, but the build-quality definately reflects this..
This one is from the same company as the Esky Eagle airplane...

Link to the quad: DTS GT200 - all round 4S FPV quad

And to kick things off.. Here are my first 2 flights with it

Maiden Flights! DTS GT200 FPV Racing Drone.. Long Flight Time! (15 min 21 sec)


Specifications:
type: multi-purpose leaning towards racing
wheelbase: 200mm True X
base thickness: 5mm
material(s): carbon fiber
flight controller: Omnibus F4 SD
ESC's: 30A 4-in-1 Dshot600
motors: 2206 - 2500 Kv
propellors: 5046 x3 (similar to DAL Cyclone v2)
FPV camera: Runcam Eagle 2 Pro
VTX: 25 - 600 mW
Lipo: 1300 - 1500mah 4S (not included)
OSD: yes - Betaflight
smart Audio: yes
buzzer: yes
LED's: nope
spare props: yes, 1 set
Posted by DutchRC | Jun 01, 2019 @ 09:09 AM | 1,315 Views
Halloa guys

short review this time! Of a small item: the new Runcam Racer 2..
Small. but in this case highly recommended.. I am very much impressived with camera.
This is a CMOS racing cam..

Link to the camera: Runcam Racer 2 with 1.8mm or 2.1mm lens

Runcam's 2019 Racer 2 - FULL REVIEW (Recommended) (20 min 17 sec)


Specifications:
sensor type: Super WDR CMOS
sensor size: 1/3 inch
resolution: 600 tvl
lens: 2.1 mm or 1.8 mm
field of view: 145 or 160 degrees
aspect ratio: 4:3 / 16:9 switchable
input voltage: 5 - 36 V
latency: 6 ms
size: 19 mm x 19 mm x 18 mm
weight: 5.5 grams
setup OSD: yes
runtime OSD: yes
Wide Dynamic Range: yes Super WDR
Posted by DutchRC | May 26, 2019 @ 10:03 AM | 2,960 Views
Halloa people

You might have come across this wing because iFlight have had several short video's about it allready..
An FPV wing, but not as you know them.. Is that fair to say? I think it is

Link to this airplane: iFlight 850mm Fiberglass iWing

So in this topic I'll post my findings eventhough it's not a review (I received a pre-production sample)..
Don't hesitate to post Your findings / etc on this wing!

iFlight iWing - Not just another Wing :) - SHOW & TELL (24 min 58 sec)


Specifications:
wingspan: 850 mm
length: ??
weight: 1 - 1.3Kg All Up Weight
material: Balsa composite
kit type: PNF
motor: Xing 2208 2150 Kv
propellor: 7x4.2
ESC: 60A
servo's: 2x Digital MG AGF B13 3.8Kg
receiver: 4 channel, or SBus if you want to ad a Flight Controller
lipo: 1800 - 3300mah 4S (not included)
ailerons: 2x elevon offcourse
rudder: nope
flaps: nope
retracts: nope
lights: yes
stabeliser: nope
Posted by DutchRC | May 24, 2019 @ 09:41 AM | 2,540 Views
Halloa people

so yes.. We FINALLY have a new action camera from Foxeer.. The Box 1 was discontinued quite a while back..
Anybody know Why???
The new one is here now though, so let's not complain

Link to the cam: Foxeer Box 2 - 4K action camera

So in this topic I'll be posting my findings on the new camera!

Let's actually start with some complaining anyway! :P

Foxeer Box 2 - 4K Action camera! - Anti Shake EIS?? :O (10 min 48 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | May 21, 2019 @ 09:18 AM | 2,500 Views
Halloa people

I've had a HobbyKing / Quanum XJ470 aerial video quadcopter for quite some time now, and some of the electronics aren't really up to date anymore
So! It's time to elevate this quad to current standards

In this video I'll give you an overview of my rebuild process, and do a first test flight with the new setup..
In future video's I'll do some more tuning.. Add the gimbal & action cam so we can actually shoot some aerial video's

Quanum XJ470 Video Drone Overhaul ! - Matek F722-SE + BF 4.0.2 + FrSky R9M + AKKtek 2000mW VTX! :O (13 min 20 sec)


What's new:
Matek F722-SE Rolls Royce FC: https://www.banggood.com/Matek-Syste...13974002015038
FrSky R9M with receiver: https://www.banggood.com/FrSky-R9M-2...13974002015038
AKKtek FX2 Dominator: https://www.akktek.com/products/fx2-dominator.html


What was allready there:
The Quanum XJ470 frame: https://goo.gl/WNxRSV
Quanum Elite 4006 740Kv: https://goo.gl/AyQofz
12x5.5 CF propellors: https://goo.gl/pDQOIu
4x DYS XS 30A ESC's: https://goo.gl/sbKLec
Zhiyun Z1 - Tiny 2 gimbal: http://goo.gl/R7OrRO
Foxeer Monster V2 Cmos camera: https://goo.gl/0XhtvS
Foxeer SMA clover leaf antenna: https://goo.gl/FL5hHY
Matek WS2812B programmable LED strip: https://goo.gl/QvpaAX
Posted by DutchRC | May 10, 2019 @ 09:02 AM | 1,504 Views
Halloa guys

short review this time! Of a VERY small item: a Nano FPV camera.. The upcoming Runcam Racer Nano FPV cam..
This is a CMOS racing cam..

Link to the camera: Runcam Racer Nano NTSC / PAL switchable NANO FPV cam

Runcam Racer NANO - Super Small FPV Camera - PREVIEW - Not a Review (10 min 57 sec)


Specifications:
size: 14mm x 14mm x 16mm
weight: 3.5 grams
sensor type: CMOS
sensor size: 1/3 inch
resolution: 700tvl
lens: 1.8mm or 2.1mm M8
field of view: 160 or 145 degrees
voltage range: 3.3V - 5.5V
latency: 6ms (min)
setup OSD: yes
runtime OSD: Nope!
WDR: yes
Posted by DutchRC | Apr 29, 2019 @ 09:07 AM | 1,432 Views
Halloa guys,

in this topic I will log my findings with this analogue DVR from FXT Tech. They claim it makes far
better FPV recordings.. Let's see if that is actually true

Link to this device: FXT Tech HD FPV DVR - with WIFI

and yes.. I will allso do a full review of it.. Let's start with some comparing though..
AND if you want to ad your findings / questions to this topic.. Feel free

FXT HD FPV-DVR vs Aomway monitor DVR comparison (12 min 48 sec)


FXT DVR Specifications:
PAL resolution: 720x576
NTSC resolution: 720x480
PAL framerate: 50 fps
NTSC framerate: 60 fps
size: 60mm x 40mm x 19mm
weight: 36 g
input voltage: 7V - 28V
max SD card size: 32 GB
Posted by DutchRC | Apr 09, 2019 @ 09:10 AM | 2,285 Views
Halloa peoples!

sooooo! Another plane then.. I had personally been looking for a medium-size airplane with tricycle (so not a taildragger) landing-gear.. Preferable with a pusher-prop setup (no propellor in the FPV view)..

And! Along came this Esky Eagle It even has pretty big wheels so it can take off from gras

Link to the plane: Esky Eagle 1100mm beginner airplane

First video time then! In this video I'll do a quick unboxing but mostly a build (which won't be flawless :@)

Esky Eagle 1100mm - A different kind of Bush plane? UNBOXING + BUILD (36 min 3 sec)


Specifications:
wingspan: 1100mm
length: 871mm
weight: 755 grams all up
material: EPO foam
kit type: PNP
motor: 2306 2250kv brushless
propellor: 6x4 (my guess)
ESC: 30A
servo's: 4x 9 grams
receiver: 4 channel minimum (not supplied)
lipo: 2200mah 3S 20-35C (not supplied)
ailerons: yes
rudder: yes
flaps: nope
retracts: nope
lights: nope
Posted by DutchRC | Apr 04, 2019 @ 09:07 AM | 2,525 Views
Halloa people

sooo.. you have probably come across previous Jumper transmitters? The selling points of those were:
1. inexpensive; 2. multi-protocol; 3. small (tiny)
And this new T16 holds true to most of those.. it is NOT small however

Feel free to post Your experiences / review / questions etc about the radio offcourse
I'll start with a first part to my review of it

Jumper T16 Multi Protocol Radio - Review Part 1 (32 min 45 sec)