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Posted by mlilasic | Jun 20, 2018 @ 05:38 PM | 1,794 Views
Review (ip) of ImmersionRC Tramp HV 6-18V 5.8GHz 1mW to>600mW Video Transmitter International Version V2



Tramp HV just came for my 6S build.

I will be using this 6S compatible components:
  • Kakute F4 AIO v2 - product link
  • 2207 1700kv motors designed specific for 6S - product link
  • Gaoneng GNB 1100mAh 6S 130C 22.2V Li-on Lipo Battery XT60 - product link
  • X-Racer Quadrant 2-6S 35A 32Bit BLHeli_32 Dshot1200 ESCs - product link
  • ImmersionRC Tramp HV 5-18V 5.8GHz 1mW to>600mW VTX International Version V2 - product link


Build quality of VTX seams great.



Weight is only 9g:

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Posted by mlilasic | Jun 07, 2018 @ 06:35 PM | 1,642 Views
Review of Giant Power Dinogy 1500mAh 14.8V 4S 65C LiPo Battery For RC Airplane Quads




Description:
Dinogy Lipos use the Nano Conductive Technology to create batteries that can handle over 200 cycles, retain power output, and maintain a lower internal resistance than other batteries. These batteries have been used to win multiple competitions all over the world and will provide great performance for you as well.





Specification:
  • Brand Name: Dinogy
  • Item Name: Lipo battery
  • Cells: 4S (14.8V)
  • Capacity: 1500mAh
  • Constant Discharge: 65C
  • Max Charge Rate: 5C
  • Power Plug: XT-60
  • Weight:

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Posted by mlilasic | Jun 06, 2018 @ 12:04 PM | 1,527 Views
Review of Giant Power DINOGY MEGA GRAPHENE 2.0 1550mAh 14.8V 75C Lipo Battery





Graphene is the very latest ‘wonder material’ for nano class batteries, bringing with it a range of attributes which lift battery performance to a new level.

Graphene is a honeycomb lattice of carbon atoms, and is a potent conductor of electrical and thermal energy. When Graphene technology is added to Lithium batteries, the ions are able to move much more quickly between the positive and negative electrodes. This boosts the battery performance in every respect and, because of Graphene’s astonishingly light weight, there is no weight penalty. In fact, there is a weight saving!



‘Graphene 2.0’ technology allows to produce market leading Lithium batteries with higher energy density (lighter weight and higher capacity), higher under-load voltage, higher reliability and precision cell matching. As every drone racing pilot knows, light weight and higher output voltage are vital if you want to stand on the podium: The DINOGY MEGA Graphene 2.0 is your route to racing success!




Description:
  • Brand Name: DINOGY MEGA GRAPHENE 2.0
  • Item Name: Lipo battery
  • Cells: 4S (14.8V)
  • Capacity: 1550mAh
  • Constant Discharge: 75C
  • Max Charge Rate: 8C
  • Power Plug: XT-60
  • Weight:

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Posted by mlilasic | Jun 04, 2018 @ 05:04 PM | 1,877 Views
Review (ip) of Holybro Kakute F4 AIO All in One V2 Flight Controller STM32 F405 MCU Integrated PDB OSD for RC Drone




I got this Kakute F4 AIO v2 for my upcoming 6S build because this board supports up to 6S, has built in OSD and PDB (up to 120A), and according to the manual it has 5V, up to 1.5A BEC which should power receiver, FPV cam and VTX (even a high-powered VTX like the Unify Pro), lots of UARTs, buzzer pads, voltage and current sensor.
In short, everything one DIY quad builder would wish from FC and all that in simple and well thought PCB layout with nice price tag.


When I am already mentioning the manual: Congrats Kakute on awesome manual!!! - English Manual is HERE.
Whish more RC electronic components would come with this high level manuals.
For sure, there would be less white smoke flavored PCBs and hours wasted on figuring how to connect or configure boards.


I will be using this 6S compatible components:
  • Kakute F4 AIO v2 - product link
  • 2207 1700kv motors designed specific for 6S - product link
  • Gaoneng GNB 1100mAh 6S 130C 22.2V Li-on Lipo Battery XT60 - product link
  • X-Racer Quadrant 2-6S 35A 32Bit BLHeli_32 Dshot1200 ESCs - product link
  • ImmersionRC Tramp HV 5-18V 5.8GHz 1mW to>600mW VTX International Version V2 - product link




The Holybro Kakute F4 AIO All-In-One flight controller makes it easy to build your multirotor. It integrates flight controller (FC), power distribution board (PDB), and on-screen display (OSD) in one. The Kakute F4 AIO V2...Continue Reading
Posted by mlilasic | Jun 04, 2018 @ 04:37 PM | 1,788 Views
Review of EPAI Metal Base 4 Flexible Arms Soldering PCB Fixture Helping Hands

Who did not whis pair of extra hands when soldering something on your next build.
Before I had simple non flexible helping hand but I made this upgrade:




In my DIY builds I use this inexpensive gear:

32$ EPAI Metal Base Universal 4 Flexible Arms Soldering Station PCB Fixture Helping Hands

ANENG AN8002 Digital True RMS Multimeter

31$ CXG 936D EU Plug 220V 2in1 LCD Adjustable Temperature Digital Electric Solder Iron Soldering Station
or
34$ CXG US Plug 110V High Precision 936d LCD Adjustable Temperature Digital Electric Soldering Station

14$ DANIU 220V 300W DIY Electric Heat Shrink Gun Power Tool Hot Air Temperature Gun with Supporting Seat

5$ DANIU Electrical Cutting Plier Wire Cable Cutter Side Snips Flush Pliers Tool



Description of EPAI Metal Base Universal 4 Flexible Arms Soldering Station PCB Fixture Helping Hands:

This metal base has 4 arms, you can move the arms anywhere on the base as you wish.
This is the highest quality helping hand on the market! It will help to quicken soldering, electronics, and DIY projects allowing you to finish your work faster than ever before! Our 4 arms soldering station makes positioning a breeze with four flexible arms.



Features :

Very strong metal material and 100% brand new.
With round base, smaller footprint.
Allowing you to finish soldering work much faster and easier.
The arms are flexible and can twist into any different shapes.
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Posted by mlilasic | May 28, 2018 @ 07:20 PM | 2,305 Views
Review of Xiaomi MiTu WiFi FPV With 720P HD Camera Multi-Machine Infrared Battle Mini RC Drone Quadcopter BNF





Did a quick indoor hower test and quad flies perfect. Height hold is super precise. Position hold is also great, quad holded its place without stick inputs flawlessly.
I had only small and slow yaw movement - oscillations, left to right.

Warning: my Galaxy S7 (Europe SGS7 SM-G930F) couldn't find WiFi network of MiTu.
It works with my Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus (TB-8704F/N) and my wifes iPhone 6.

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Posted by mlilasic | May 25, 2018 @ 05:13 PM | 1,877 Views
Review of Robotdog RD2205 Racing Motor 2300KV/2500KV from FPVmodel




My Robotdog RD2205 Racing Motors just came.

Motors come in plastic bag and inside is just motor and lock nut, no bolts, so you will have to order some M3 screws separate if you already don't have some at home, or this are motors for you first build.





Mine are 2300KV version.

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Posted by mlilasic | Apr 25, 2018 @ 05:29 PM | 3,107 Views
Review of Eachine E010S PRO - 65mm 5.8G 40CH 800TVL Camera F3 Built-in OSD High Hold Mode RC Drone Quadcopter


This quad remained my on the Jaws. Too bad it cant go underwater



This cool design aldought brings great benefit for beginners because all electronic parts are well protected in canopy it makes life a little bit complicated (we are spoiled) to initially setup the quad because bind button for RX, CH/TX button and USB port are all hidden under canopy.
Good thing is that after initial setup there's no need to do that again because quad has OSD so most important BetaFlight settings are tunable via OSD.

I can reccomend this quad already to beginers because its great protection of el. components and antennas.




VTX antenna is hidden in shark tail ant RX antenna is laid horizontal "out of the box". When I opened the shark to adjust my CH/TX I put the RX antenna to upright. I believe it should be better that way.

I did a short hover and LOS test after setting in BF my modes and it flies great.

Flight video footage :

Maiden "out of the box" flight.
Flies just awesome...

E010S PRO Eachine Quad 1st "out of the box" maiden flight - 65mm 5.8G 40CH 800TVL F3 OSD High Hold (3 min 3 sec)




Description:
  • Weight:

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Posted by mlilasic | Apr 21, 2018 @ 05:28 PM | 3,171 Views
Review of DYS Samguk Series Wu 2206 2400KV 2700KV 3-4S Brushless Motor CW for RC Drone FPV Racing



Introduction:
Samkug Series was a concept from Chinese history culture. There are 3 strong countries, Wei , Shu and Wu.
They restrict each other and Chinese are influenced by their hero stories.




My version is 2400KV.
Stay tuned fot flight video footage.


Specification:
Item Name: Wu 2206 2400KV 2700KV 3-4S Brushless Motor
KV: 2400KV / 2700KV ( Optional)
Version: CW Screw Thread
Lipo Battery: Support 3-4S
Shaft: M5
Motor Width: 27.7mm
Motor Height: 32.7mm
Weight with 15cm of wires:

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Posted by mlilasic | Apr 21, 2018 @ 05:18 PM | 2,553 Views
Simple, cheap and effective ESC protector case



Very effective and cheap.
If this cca. 2$ 4pcs protectors save you one 10+$ ESC its worth the money.






In the box:
4 x ESC Protective Case
10 x zip tie



Grab yours ESC protectors here.

Thers also metal version here.
Posted by mlilasic | Apr 19, 2018 @ 05:35 AM | 2,555 Views
Review of Dragonfly Booster 5.8G 3dBi TX/RX FPV Antenna RP-SMA/SMA



Description:
Better signal quality and much more durable.
These Dragonfly Booster antennas can be survived from the hardest crashes with the specially designed cover and silver connector.
Three different sizes (5cm, 8cm and 11cm) in SMA and RP-SMA are selectable to meet your special needs for the build.



Specification:
Frequency Range: 5400 ~ 5900Mhz
Impedance: 50Ω
V.S.W.R: ≦1.5
Gain: 3 ~ 3.5dBi
First Upper Sidelobe Suppression (dB) ≥15
Front to Rear Ratio (dB) ≥25
Cross-polarization Discrimination (dB) ≥15
Port Isolation (dB) ≥28
Polarization: Vertical/Horizontal
Maximum Input Power: 10W
Cable: RG141
Color: Black
Connector: RP-SMA / SMA (Optional)
Length: 5cm / 8cm / 11cm (Optional)
Weight: 10g / 11g / 13g




Grab yours Dragonfly Booster antenna HERE.



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Posted by mlilasic | Apr 08, 2018 @ 02:50 AM | 3,417 Views
Review of JJRC H62 - Best flying selfie drone jet - Target Tracking and optical flow positioning foldable drone

Upgraded model of H61, H62 with code name SPLENDOR is here:



H62 flies great. Yaw response is beautiful, which is not the case on most selfie drones.



Position hold via implemented optical sensor works perfectly. I had to give zero stick inputs in hover, check OSD view from the captured phone screen - post #3.

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Posted by mlilasic | Mar 27, 2018 @ 05:00 PM | 2,728 Views
Review of Eachine EV900 - 1920*1080 FullHD 5.8G 40CH HDMI AR VR FPV Goggles 5 Inch Display w Built-in 2400mAh Battery and diversity



New EV900 hybrid goggle from Eachine are here. They are HDMI AR VR FPV immersive racing goggles with 5 inch 1920*1080 FullHD screen, built-in Battery and diversity receiver bundled with one omni and one directional antenna.


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Posted by mlilasic | Mar 15, 2018 @ 08:59 AM | 3,385 Views
Review of Dragonfly Hurricane 2207 KV2500 Brushless Motor for FPV Racer from FPVmodel

Doesn't this motor look great?




Build quality of these motors from FPVMODEL look amazing. Especially when taken into consideration their price.
Quality/price ratio on this motor is huge.

Hope their performance in flight quality will be equal to their looks&build quality.
A great feature is also plastic ring along the bottom part of the windings that will prevent bolt, which is too long, to push against windings and damage the motor. What a great and simple idea.





Air gap is nonexistent and on the bottom side of the magnets here are blobs of glue used to balance the bell. Also, another important aspect is that vertical play is nonexistent also.
Bearings sound nice and smooth.

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Posted by mlilasic | Mar 15, 2018 @ 08:09 AM | 2,717 Views
Review of Robotdog 35A 32Bit 2-4S BLHeli_32 ESC Dshot1200 from FPVmodel



Robotdog 35A is a new 32bit BLHELI ESC from Battle RC that uses the latest BLheli_32 firmware. Dshot up to at least Dshot1200, and at rates up to at least 32kHz is now supported. If you are seeking for a small, powerful blheli_32 capable 32bit ESCs, the Robotdog ESCs certainly fit the bill providing 35Amps of power.


* for a limited time, the Robotdog is sold at $9.9 only. Don't miss it out if you are building on a budget.

The low price does not mean that the Robotdog is lacking power. It has all features a 32bit BLHeli ESC has!!! 35A designed, ARM 32bit Cortex-M0 MCU, 1500uF cap onboard, 2-4s input and Dshot at least Dshot1200.




Specifications:
Blheli_32 code
ARM 32bit Cortex-M0 MCU
Dshot up to at least Dshot1200
1500uF cap onboard
2-5s LiPo input (as per our test, no problem to use with 5S.) .
35A designed


Weight:



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