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Posted by nigelsheffield | Jun 20, 2018 @ 08:51 AM | 25,222 Views
Very careful flying with a small quiet ducted fan quad ( whoop)
To get the puppy Charlie junior used them.
His dad Charly senior ( yes I know lol ) is an old hand and doesn't bat an eyelid , he just goes off and finds a quiet spot till I finish lol.

Puppy meets whoop (Charlie junior first encounter) his dad Charly is an old hand. (1 min 9 sec)

I don't encourage anyone to do this, I can fly very well and only use whoops for indoors around pets and only fly if it doesn't bother them.
Be safe and respect them!

Cocker spaniels make great family pets by the way, love mine more than flying and that IS saying something lol!
Posted by nigelsheffield | Jun 18, 2018 @ 06:34 AM | 26,710 Views
Whoop with vtx control and osd with frsky Rx built in on one board from betafpv WOW that's a lot to cram in and I just had to try one out.

Here is my review and a video of it flying my b03 whoop with bs2 osd camera.

18 June 2018 (3 min 38 sec)

Some pictures of the build to give an idea of how easy this is, basically the motors just plug in as does the battery so very simple to get it flying.
For osd I needed to solder cam and vtx wires, my bs2 didn't have vtx control so I couldn't test that but it's got the connection there so just another solder pad to connect that wire.
It's on betaflight 3.2 and all I did was set my preferred channel order and rates and few tweaks on the osd.
Bound to my frsky taranis in D8 mode easily with a nice big button that's easy to press.
Everything worked first time and the b03 flew great on stock settings , no need to change pids or filters.

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Posted by nigelsheffield | Jun 10, 2018 @ 02:44 AM | 25,787 Views
Ok I already have 3x 75mm brushless whoops but decided I wanted a smaller one for easier indoors flying more like the original whoop size and this seemed to fit the bill.
It's from hobbycool affiliate link to their site please use this link if you find any of my reviews useful as I get a small commission and no extra cost to yourselves. They do a lots of good RC and quad drone related stuff and are reasonably cheap and I've always had too service from them.
First a video to show how well it fly's , this was only one of my first flights with it and immediately I found it well tuned and easy to fly indoors( it even flies nicely outside in a little wind )

Hb64 first acro flight indoors flips 64mm brushless whoop from hobbycool (3 min 13 sec)

The quality of this model is really nice, it's quiet , powerful ( for a 1s ) , responsive and has taken multiple crashes in its stride with no damage.
It has betaflight 3.2 loaded and d shot commands so TURTLE MODE and motor beeps is available and works great.

No reciever but that means you can choose your own and I put in a frsky xm+ which I walk bought from hobbycool and was cheapest I've found it anywhere else.
This gives FULL range and is better than other quads with built in recievers.
There is plenty of room in the canopy for the reciever and I routed the antenna out through the slots in the side of canopy.

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Posted by nigelsheffield | Jun 08, 2018 @ 08:09 AM | 26,425 Views
In my pursuit for cheap but good to goggles I am trying out these SJ-RG01 bought from hobbycool.
Arrived to UK n under a week in and in good condition.
$89 US stock
Main reason I wanted to try these is that they record video footage and they are reasonably small and light for not much money $79 .

Also very tempting is they have diversity And IPD adjustment.

Internal battery and a socket to plug in fatsharks battery or a supply such as a 12v supply I use for my taranis is useful.

Usb socket for uploading to pc / tablet without needing to remove micro SD card is also a nice feature.

Audio /video in and out is there too.

All the usual bands are there and are selectable either directly using channel/frequency buttons or with auto channel search.

As you can see it's a fully featured set of fpv goggles.

The one thing I was concerned about was the screen resolution, it is described as 960 by 240 and so only half the lines compared with other goggles which have 480 lines. Whilst this was definitely noticeable I found that I was still quite happy with the picture and could still fly my quads ok and I will use these when I want to record video and maybe as a second set to share the experience with others.

The field of view is quite big without being overpowering, similar to my attitudes V2.

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