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Posted by mlilasic | Jan 05, 2019 @ 11:52 AM | 2,499 Views
Review (ip) of Dual BN-220 GPS GLONASS Antenna Module TTL Level RC Drone Airplane


GPS unit for my LR quad (more details on the quad HERE) just came:




Description
Dimension : 22mm*20mm*6mm
Weight : 5.3g
Connector : 1.00mm spacing between the 4pins patch seat





Specification
Electrical Characteristics
Chipset : 8030-KT
Receiving Format : GPS,GLONASS,Galileo,BeiDou,QZSS and SBAS
Frequency : GPS L1,GLONASS L1,BeiDou B1,SBAS L1,Galileo E1
Channels : 72 Searching Channel

Sensitivity
Tracking : -167dBm
Reacquisition : -160dBm
Cold start : -148dBm
Hot start : -156dBm

Accuracy
Position Horizontal : 2.0 m CEP 2D RMS SBAS Enable (Typical Open Sky)
Velocity : 0.1m/sec 95% (SA off)
Timing : 1us synchronized to GPS time

Acquisition Time
Cold Start : 26s
Warm start : 25s
Hot start : 1s

Data and Update Rate
Support Rate : 4800bps to 921600bps,Default 9600bps
Data Level : TTL or RS-232,Default TTL level
Data Protocol : NMEA-0183 or UBX, Default NMEA-0183
Single GNSS : 1Hz-18Hz
Concurrent GNSS : 1Hz-10Hz,Default 1Hz

Operational Limits
Altitude : 50,000m Max
Velocity : 515m/s Max
Acceleration : Less than 4g

Power consumption
VCC : DC Voltage 3.0V-5.5V,Typical: 5.0V
Current : Capture 50mA/5.0V
Operating temp : -40 °C ~ +85°C
Storage Temp : -40°C ~ +105°C



Indicator :
TX LED:blue.The data output, TX LED flashing
PPS LED:red.PPS LED not bright when GPS not fixed,flashing when fixed


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Posted by mlilasic | Jan 01, 2019 @ 05:56 PM | 4,531 Views
Review of Eachine E511S GPS Dynamic Follow WIFI FPV With remotely tiltable 1080P Camera, 16mins Flight Time RC Drone Quadcopter - 5G WiFi 1080P

First, Happy New Year to all my friends on RCGS!!!




Second, E511S from Eachine just came to me on last day of 2018. Quad flies great "out of the box". Height hold and GPS position hold works perfect. And, for the first time in this price category, I see motorized camera tilting mechanism which is controlled via two buttons on the remote. This is most welcomed function as its always necessary to change angle of cam during the flight.



Tilting E511S - Eachine E511S GPS Dynamic Follow WIFI FPV With 1080P Camera (0 min 22 sec)



Only downside of this quad is:
1. it's really bad low light performance. I wanted to record New Year fireworks and this is how it turned out:

E511S - New Year 2019 Fireworks - Eachine E511S GPS Dynamic Follow WIFI FPV With 1080P Camera (1 min 59 sec)
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Posted by mlilasic | Dec 22, 2018 @ 07:27 PM | 6,916 Views
Review of Eachine E016H - Mini Altitude Hold Headless Mode 8mins Flight Time 2.4G RC Drone quadcopter RTF



This quad works and flies great out of the box. Because its long flight time, self level + height hold function and full protection (bottom and upper side) of propellers its great choice for first time fliers and kids pilots


Here's my daughter first ever flight of quadcopter:

Eachine E016H - 5y kid first flight of Eachine E016H Mini Altitude Hold Headless Mode (3 min 13 sec)



and endurance flight test flown by me:

Endurance test of Eachine E016H Mini Altitude Hold Headless Mode (8 min 48 sec)
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Posted by mlilasic | Dec 11, 2018 @ 05:32 AM | 6,472 Views
Review (ip) of CNHL G+PLUS 22.2V 1500mAh 6S 100C Lipo Battery XT60 Plug for RC Drone FPV Racing

My new 6S lipo for my 6S LR quad came. Looks great.





Specification:
Brand name: CNHL
Item name: G+PLUS 22.2V 1500mAh 100C Lipo Battery
Capacity: 1500mAh
Voltage: 22.2V / 6-Cell / 6S1P
Discharge Rate: 100C Continual / 200C Burst
Charge Rate: 5C Max
Balance Connector: JST / XH
Size: 52X35X90mm
Output Connector: XT60
Weight:





In the box:

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Posted by mlilasic | Nov 27, 2018 @ 04:35 PM | 7,024 Views
Review of XIAOMI Wowstick 1P+ 19 In 1 Electric Screw Driver Cordless Power Screwdriver Repair Tools


My new tool just came and its really nice.






Tool in action (first use):

XIAOMI Wowstick 1P+ 19 In 1 Electric Screw Driver Cordless Power Screwdriver Repair Tools (2 min 59 sec)




Description:

Wowtation® Wowstick 1P+ the world's Newest electric screwdirver is coming in 2018.
A completely new working experience, just like holding a pen when you using it.
Slim aluminum alloy housing with pen shape design, built-in 2xAAA batteries can work 8 hours continuously.
A great helper for electronic reparing projects.
Auto self-locking ratchet wheel orientation, with Dual Torque 0.12/3N.m working mode.



Specifications:
  • Material S2 Aluminum Alloy
  • Input Voltage DC 3V
  • Battery Type Dry Cell
  • Battery Capacity 2 x AAA 1.5V Batteries
  • Speed 150r/min
  • Working Mode Dual Torque 0.12/3N.m
  • 18PCS Screwdriver Bit Size PH000/ PH0/ PH2
  • SL1.0/ SL2.0/ SL3.0
  • T5/ T6/ T8
  • P2/ P5/ P6
  • H2.5/ H3
  • SQ0/ 3.0/ Y2.5/ U3.0
  • (4x28mm) Screwdirver
  • Weight Apprex. 240g
  • Color Silver
  • Package Box White


Features:
  • XIAOMI Mini Wowstick 1P+ Electric Screwdriver, with 18pcs screw bits
  • Slim S2 aluminum alloy housing body with pen shape design, easy to use
  • Ultra precision flexible circuit design, ensure long life time
  • Built-in 2 x AAA dry cell battery driving can work 8 hours continuously.
  • Equipped with magnetic board, holding the screws taken off from the reparing items, no screws lost
  • Automatic and Manual operation
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Posted by mlilasic | Nov 25, 2018 @ 04:49 PM | 7,802 Views
Review (ip) of Indestructible Quads "Black Label X" 4S True 100C Racing LiPo 1500mah Battery




Indestructible Quads "Black Label X" 4S True 100C Racing LiPo 1500mah Battery just came, looks great, stay tuned for flight tests...


All X series comes with super stubby balance wires to save weight and not get in the way of the props. XT60-U connectors are also used to shave off an additional gram of weight.


Few tech. pics are in gallery.



Grab yours "Black Label X" 4S 1500mah Battery HERE
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Posted by mlilasic | Nov 21, 2018 @ 07:25 PM | 6,949 Views
Review of Indestructible Quads "Black Label X" 6S True 100C Racing LiPo 1100mah Battery




Indestructible Quads "Black Label X" 6S True 100C Racing LiPo 1100mah Battery just came, looks great, stay tuned for flight tests...


All X series comes with super stubby balance wires to save weight and not get in the way of the props. XT60-U connectors are also used to shave off an additional gram of weight.


Few tech. pics are in gallery.



Grab yours "Black Label X" 6S 1100mah Battery HERE
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Posted by mlilasic | Nov 21, 2018 @ 07:10 PM | 6,984 Views
Review of Eachine Vwhoop90 Brushless Tiny Whoop Tiny Whoov 2-in-1 FPV Racing Drone with Crazybee F3 700TVL Cam - Frsky Compatible Receiver




Vwhoop90 came and quick test shows its super fun.

Pros: Super fun and easy to fly
Cons: Messy wiring and bad accessible lipo holder.




DVR test

TODO


LOS test
LOS maiden Eachine Vwhoop90 Brushless Tiny Whoop Tiny Whoov 2-in-1 FPV Racing Drone (1 min 43 sec)




Description:

The world first Amphibian Drone is coming, it’s not only a tiny hovercraft , but you can also transformer it to a Tiny whoop and rush to the sky during Driving anytime. That’s more funny and awesome.



Specifications:
Brand: Eachine
Model: Vwhoop90
Item Name: 1S Brushless Vwhoop 2-in-1 FPV Racing Drone
Size:155mm*120mm*30mm
Weight:36g (without battery)
Fly Weight: 42.5g (with Original 3.8v 250mah Lipo battery)

SE0802 KV19000 Motor Mode SE0802 KV19000
Configuration 9N12P
Stator Diamter 8.4mm
Stator Length 2mm
Shaft Diameter Φ1.0mm
Motor Dimension(Dia.*Len) Φ10.5mm*14.9mm
Weight(g) 1.7g(without connector and cable)
No.of Cells(Lipo) 1S
Servo Weight 3.7g (Without connector and cable)
Dimension 20.0x17.6x8.0mm
Supply Voltage 4.8~6.0V
Stall Torque 0.4kg.cm
Operating Speed 0.12sec/60° (NO Load Running)
Flight Controller Firmware Betaflight_3.3.0_Crazybee
Betaflight Target CRAZYBEEF3FR (Frsky version)
CRAZYBEEF3FS (Flysky version)
MCU STM32F303CCT6 (72MHZ, 256K FLASH)
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Posted by mlilasic | Nov 19, 2018 @ 06:44 PM | 8,265 Views
Review of RunCam Split 2S FOV 170 Degree Super WDR Mini FPV Camera 1080P 60fps DVR HD Recording OSD for RC Drone - with WiFi module

Successor of the RunCam Split 2 is here.
Using this innovative solution from RunCam for your FPV feed and capturing HD flight footage will save you cca. 80g of total quad weight.






Specifications:
  • Field of View(FOV): FPV FOV 4:3@140°, 16:9@170°/HD Recording 170°
  • Lens Thread Size: M12*0.5
  • Video Resolution: 1080@60fps/1080@50fps /1080@30fps/720@60fps
  • Video File Format: MOV
  • Image Resolution: 2 Megapixels
  • TV Mode: NTSC (720*480)/PAL (720*576) Switchable
  • Interface: Micro USB / UART
  • Max Micro SD Card Supported: 64G(need Class 6 or above, recommend Class 10/UHS-I/UHS-II/UHS-III)
  • WiFi Module: Support (Removable)
  • Dimensions: PCB 38*38mm/Lens Module 19*19mm
  • Power Input: DC 5-15V / DC 5V(USB)
  • Working Current: 650mA @5V / 270mA @12V
  • Net Weight:







Features:
  • 1080P@60fps HD recording & WDR 16:9 / 4:3 FPV camera
  • 38x38mm@30.5x30.5 M4 holes, Standard size for a better experience
  • Removable WiFi module for APP
  • Ultra lightweight
  • Low latency TV-OUT.
  • Real-time audio output.
  • Power-off protection for video files.
  • Wide voltage (5-15V).
  • Anti-drop SD card.
  • Easy installation



In the Box:

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Posted by mlilasic | Nov 19, 2018 @ 06:34 PM | 8,104 Views
Review of 45$ Long Range Combo from FrSky - FrSky R9M 900MHz Long Range Transmitter Module With R9 MM 4/16CH Telemetry Receiver for RC Drone

My Long Range combo is here, FrSky R9M 900MHz Long Range Transmitter Module and R9 MM Telemetry Receiver.
Price of 45$ for this combo is unbelievable.





I will be using this combo in my new LR build, details are here.



R9M Description:
FrSky R9 and R9M radio control system is the first FrSky long range system which works in the frequency of 900MHz. The R9M module offers 4 switchable
RF power outputs to so you can choose the appropriate power for different flight situations. Compared to another FrSky 2.4GHz long range receiver like the
L9R, the R9 receiver has a longer operating range up to 10KM and above. Moreover, the R9 is also a redundancy receiver which can connect to another
receiver to ensure the security of your aircraft.

For external batteries, suggest to use 2S or below!

Specifications:
Compatibility: R9 series
Vin Voltage Range: 4V-12.6V
External Power Supply: 4V~12V (2s Li-Battery is recommended )
(*3s Li-Battery is not recommended as external power supply, or it will damage)
Telemetry Interface: Smart Port
Upgrade Interface: Smart Port
Modulations: PXX or CPPM (auto-detected)



Feature:
-900MHz/868MHz working mode
-Long range, low latency and high precision RC system
-4 Optional RF power (Non-EU Version)
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Posted by mlilasic | Nov 19, 2018 @ 05:59 PM | 8,278 Views
Review of Sloss'7 7 Inch 270mm Wheelbase 4mm Arm Thickness Carbon Fiber Frame Kit for RC Drone FPV Racing

Frame for my new project came, 7" 6S long range quad...






Specifications:
Model: Sloss'7
Item Name: 270mm 7 Inch Racing Frame Kit
Wheelbase: 270mm
Arm Plate Thickness: 4mm
Upper Plate Thickness: 2mm
Bottom Plate Thickness: 3mm
Camera Mounting Width: 28mm
Net Weight:

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Posted by mlilasic | Nov 10, 2018 @ 07:21 PM | 7,366 Views
Review (ip) of Racerstar Metal 50A BL_32 2-6S DShot1200 4in1 ESC CNC IP65 Waterproof

ESCs for my new 6S build came. Its Metal 50A ESC from Racerstar.





Specifications:
  • Brand Name: Racerstar
  • Item Name: 50A BLheli_32 2-6S 4 in 1 ESC
  • Model:Metal 50A
  • Color: Red/ Grey/ Black/ Orange/ Rose Gold (Optional)
  • Con. Current: 50A
  • Peak Current(10s): 60A
  • Lipo: 2-6S
  • LBEC: NO
  • SBEC: NO
  • Programming: YES
  • IP Rating: IP65
  • Size: 43x36mm (PCB)
  • Mounting Hole: 30.5x30.5mm (M3)
  • Weight:



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Posted by mlilasic | Nov 10, 2018 @ 07:02 PM | 7,155 Views
Review of Racerstar 2207 BR2207S Green Edition 1600KV 2200KV 2500KV 3-6S Brushless Motor For RC Drone Frame - 1600KV

1600KV motors for my new 6S build came



I will be using this Sloss 7 Inch frame and these Mamba 6S F4 stack



Description:
Brand: Racerstar
Item name: Green Edition BR2207S brushless motor
RPM/V: optional 1600KV / 2200KV / 2500KV
Height: 20.5mm
Width: φ27.9mm
Shaft diameter: φ5mm
Motor mount hole size: M3
Screw thread: clockwise (CW)
Voltage: 11.1-22.2V
Battery: 3-6S lipo battery
Recommend ESC: 45A
Usage: for 200-300mm RC drone FPV racing frame kit
Weight with 7cm of 20AWG wire is



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Posted by mlilasic | Oct 18, 2018 @ 05:08 PM | 8,524 Views
Review & build log of 180$ HOBBYMATE Comet VX220 Stretch X 5" FPV quad DIY, PNP, BNF - 1800KV (6S) or 2500KV (4S)

I recently tested 145mm DIY KIT from HOBBYMATE and it was fun to build and fun to fly because it flew great and I had zero issues with it so far.



Now I will build and test HOBBYMATE Comet VX220 Stretch X 5" fpv racing drone. Its a high-performance racing drone as manufacturer says.
And from my unboxing experience (pics are in gallery) all parts in the box look high quality. Hobbymate didn't save any money on selection of part for this quad.
And, most of all, all that at most welcomed price of 180$ for DIY KIT.

Weight comes on nice cca. 300g




Comet VX220 comes with airbot F4 V6 flight controller and typhoon 35A (Max 45A), simple connection between the fc and esc is done with a 8pin cable, which saves your time in building and maintenance.
If you don't have time or experience for self building it, you can select prebuilt version in PNP or BNF format.



Description:
Comet VX220 fpv drone is a combination of high performance, stability and durability.
Low-deck design means centralized mass and excellent handling.
Stretched-X motor layout is the choice of top racers because the rear props are further from the "dirty air" coming from the front props.
The result is smoother cornering and higher top speed.



Features:
  • 5mm full 3k carbon fiber twill
  • High quality 12.9 class Steel counter-sunk screws on the drone
  • Airbot F4 V6 flight
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Posted by mlilasic | Oct 11, 2018 @ 03:05 PM | 7,522 Views
Review of Eachine E015 With Flight Boat Car 3-mode Altitude Hold Mode RC Drone Quadcopter RTF &DVR car mode footage

In really big box came newest toy from Eachine, its E015.
Oversized box is no problem because everything is really protected in transport.



E015 dvr car hovercraft mode (7 min 10 sec)



This is 3in1 toy:

1. Quad - it flies great!
Its suitable for beginners because it has height hold mode which works great. Check my maiden test flight video:



Eachine E015 indoor maiden test flight (6 min 4 sec)
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Posted by mlilasic | Sep 26, 2018 @ 06:20 PM | 8,187 Views
Review of Eachine US65 UK65 65mm Brushless Whoop FPV Racing Drone BNF Crazybee F3 Flight Controller OSD 6A Blheli_S ESC & DVR test flight

Preparation for winter is beginning. Winter fun is called Eachine US65 or UK65, depends on your flag preferences, but its 65mm - 28g - brushless tiny whoop...




Eachine US65 UK65 65mm Whoop - ACRO AIR MODE test flight (2 min 53 sec)




Specifications:

Item Name: 1S 65mm Brushless Whoop racing drone BNF
Wheelbase: 65mm
Size: 81mm*81mm*36mm
Weight: (without battery)




Weight: (with Original 250mah lipo battery)

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Posted by mlilasic | Sep 26, 2018 @ 04:59 PM | 7,497 Views
Review of Runcam 3S WIFI 1080p 60fps WDR 160 Degree FPV Action Camera Detachable Battery for RC Racing Drone & HD flight footage




New FPV session like HD cam from Runcam just came out. Its successor of RC3 (my review of RC3 is here) and its called Runcam 3S. After Gopro stopped Runcam from selling Runcam 3, Runcam did some redesign and lounced RC3S.
It doesn't have waterproof housing or video stabilization, so this is a real HD cam for FPV flyers and not Sports cam like GOpro Hero or Session.
It also has FPV video out so you can use it as a FPV cam parallel to HD recording. Useful for slow flying quads and videography. For FPV racing and freestay flying delay could be issue. I will try to test delay of RC3S.

On full battery it can record for 27min (1080p@60fps).



Specification:
Video Resolution: 1080p@60fps / 1080p@50fps / 1080p@30fps / 720p@60fps
Video File Format: MOV

details of 1080p@60fps video file:


Image Resolution: 2MP
AV Output Format: NTSC / PAL Switchable
Communication Interface: Micro USB
microSD card supported: 64G max
Battery Capacity: 850mAh

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