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Posted by DutchRC | Yesterday @ 12:19 PM | 411 Views
Halloa guys

short review this time! Of a small item: a micro FPV camera.. The new Runcam Robin micro FPV cam..
This is a CMOS racing cam..

Link to the camera: Runcam Robin NTSC / PAL switchable micro FPV cam

Runcam Robin 700tvl CMOS - micro FPV RACING Camera - REVIEW (15 min 39 sec)


Specifications:
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: 5V - 36V
latency: 6ms (min)
weight: 5.5 grams
setup OSD: Not sure...
runtime OSD: Nope!
Posted by DutchRC | Mar 13, 2019 @ 10:20 AM | 1,378 Views
Halloa people

as most of you probably know by now the new version of Ikarus's Aerofly has recently been released!
Happy days! I am not sponsored by them in any way, but to me it is THE airplane / heli simulator..

In this thread anyone can post their experience with the sim.. I'll allso be posting a few video's
of my own..

And to start things of.. Here is a video on how to get started with RC8..
This is actually quite unique: In this video I show you how to install a trial version.. This is not offered directly by Ikarus (but they did O.K. me posting this)

AeroFly RC8 - THE #1 RC Flight Simulator - P1: Getting Started (17 min 16 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Mar 08, 2019 @ 10:11 AM | 928 Views
Halloa guys

another year.. another Quad-Build-Series! Though I can't promis this will be the only one this year :$
Most of my builds so far have been Freestyle quds.. NOT this time! It might not be an all-out Racer,
but it definately leans more to Race, then to Freestyle

So! Part 1.. Frame Review & short parts-intro

Rotorama / HGLRC Mefisto - Super Light FPV Race Quad! - P1 - Frame Review (14 min 54 sec)


Parts list:
Frame: Rotorama 5" Mefistor RED frame
Motors: T-Motor F40 Pro II 2306 1750Kv motors
ESC / FC / VTX: GepRC Span Pro Flytower
FPV camera: Runcam Swift 2
Props: ??? probably DAL Cyclone's
Posted by DutchRC | Feb 20, 2019 @ 09:15 PM | 1,075 Views
Halloa guys,

have you come across this (maybe?) upcoming Topsky goggle? I have not seen a lot of info / postings on it.. But well.. maybe we can use this topic to gather info on it..
So far I actually don't even have a name for it..

Let's start with some pictures..





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Posted by DutchRC | Feb 16, 2019 @ 10:35 AM | 1,582 Views
Halloa people

Like me you might have been wondering if the new(isch) Turnigy Graphene Panther lipo's are wurth their salt..
Somehow there isn't much in terms of YT reviews on these lipo's eventhough they have been available for a while..

So I set about field testing a set of them..

Lipo's tested: Turnigy Graphene Panther 650mah 4S 75C

Comparison lipo's: GensAce Tattu 650mah 4S 75C

Turnigy Graphene Panther vs GensAce Tattu lipo's.. Torture Test / Review (18 min 15 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Feb 05, 2019 @ 10:20 AM | 3,437 Views
Halloa poeple

Soooo! A new FPV quad from GepRC huh.. Have you had / tried GepRC stuff? I have quite a few by now I must admit :$
Okee so this Cygnet is one of the first of a Wave of smaller quads we will see that have an onboard 1080P recorder.. Handy cause the added weight of an action-cam kills the fun in smaller quads

Link to this quad: GepRC CX3 Cygnet - 3-inch FPV quad

In this topic I'll post a couple of video's BUT feel free to ad your own

GepRC Cygnet - 3-inch Full HD Camera Quadro :) - First Impressions! (11 min 29 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Feb 02, 2019 @ 10:18 AM | 2,733 Views
Halloa guys

So yeah.. instead of calling a product a '..... killer' I guess? :P And I allso have to admit I might be a bit of a Matek fanboy :P I am not sponsored by them eighter by the way.. I have allways had good results with their products though

Link to today's FC: Matek F722 -SE - Flight Controller + PDB

This is quite a special one though.. it has A LOT of features.. Really impressive..

The Matek F722-SE.. the Rollse Royce of Flight Controllers :D (14 min 40 sec)


List of special features:
+ It's a Matek product :P
+ Dual IMU's
+ Dual FPV camera inputs / switchable
+ 5 UART's
+ 8 DShot1200 channels
+ Up to 8S
+ VTX shut down
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 11, 2019 @ 10:06 AM | 2,613 Views
Halloa guys,

sooo.. 6S has been here for a while now, but most RTF quads have still been in the 4S arena.. Especially when it comes to budget oriŽnted quads..
But that's about to change.. The previous version of the Eachine Wizard was / is VERY popular.. the new one is now a 6S capable quad

Link to it: Eachine Wizard X220HV PNF Freestyle quad

And.. to start things off.. My first flights with it

Eachine Wizard X220HV - Budget Freestyle 6S FPV Quad - Maiden Flights! (8 min 31 sec)


Specifications:
wheelbase: 220mm
material: carbon fiber + allu standoffs
base thickness: 3mm
fligth controller: STM32F405
ESC's: 45A all-in-one Dshot600
motors: 2306 1650 Kv
camera: Foxeer Arrow mini 650tvl CCD
VTX: 0-600 mW 40 channel
props: Dal Cyclone V2 T5046C
OSD: yes
smart audio: yes
buzzer: yes (lost model alarm)
LED's: nope
spare props: yes 1 set
Posted by DutchRC | Dec 26, 2018 @ 10:04 AM | 4,390 Views
Halloa people

yes.. it IS still 2018 at the time I'm typing this, but here we are looking at a 2019 model from Diatone :P In the past year they have released A TON of new quads.. right? Faaaaar more then in the years before that.. So I guess Diatone has changed their strategy quite a bit..
And well.. with us now allready having 2019 models from them.. I guess we'll see that continue

Link to this quad: Diatone 2019 GT R349 Runcam TX200U version
Allso: Diatone 2019 GT R349 TBS Unify version
And at Banggood: Diatone 2019 GT R349 Runcam TX200U version

So I will be doing a series of video's on this quad.. Let's first have a general overview of it + my thoughts on it..

2019 Diatone GT R349 3-Inch 4S Racing Quad :) Show & Tell (22 min 33 sec)


Specifications:
wheelbase: 135mm
frame base: 3mm Carbon Fibre
flight controller: Mamba F4 MPU6000 16MB flash
ESC: Mamba F25 - 25A 4-in-one
motors: 1408 4000 Kv
props: Gemfan Flash 3052
camera: Runcam micro Swift
VTX: Runcam TX200U or TBS Unify
Lipo: 850mah 3S or 650mah 4S (not included)
OSD: yes
smart Audio: yes
buzzer: yes
LED's: nope
spare props: nope
Posted by DutchRC | Dec 22, 2018 @ 10:16 AM | 3,485 Views
Halloa guys

in case you're in the market for a 4K action camera.. Yesterday I noticed the bagain price the SJcam SJ8 Pro is at now.. I have to of them (and yes.. I payed quite a bit more myself :P) .. Great camera though.. Especially at it's current price..

Link to the cam: SJcam SJ8 Pro - bare-bones version

Link to the cam with accessories: SJcam SJ8 Pro with mounting hardware and WP case

Allright.. and in this video I'll tell you more-less the same as you just read above here :P There is allso some sample footage in the video though..

Buy one NOW - Super Price - SJcam SJ8 Pro 4K Action camera (7 min 8 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Dec 12, 2018 @ 11:15 AM | 3,257 Views
Halloa people

sooo.. what are your experiences with Hubsan? Maybe you've never had one eventhough they Are pretty popular To me Hubsan is a value brand in the entry-level quad flying arena.. All Hubsan quads I've flown required only a minimum of prior knowlidge of quads, at a reasonable price..

Recently they released their X4 Jet, which is aimed at people that would like to have a go at that FPV drone flying, but who don't want to build and/or think that the Betaflight stuff will just be to complicated for them..
Hubsan will probably tell you something ellse, but I think this quad really is Only for people that haven't FPV-ed before...

Link to this new quad: Hubsan H123D X4 Jet - RTF Brushless FPV Quad

I'll be publishing a couple of video's on this quad.. To start things.. here is my detailed Show & Tell of it:

Hubsan H123D X4 Jet! Good First Brushless FPV Drone? P1: Presentation (25 min 24 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Dec 08, 2018 @ 10:04 AM | 2,609 Views
Halloa guys & girls

2018 is nearing it's end so I thought I'd answer a question I get asked a lot:
what is your favo drone?? I have flown a lot of quads this year, so it would seem like a difficult pick between them?
It was actually surpricingly easy though I did pick 3..

Here is my Top-3 for this year Offcourse I'd very much like to see what Your favo's are

My Top 3 Favourite FPV Quadro's - 2 will surprice you :) (17 min 18 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Dec 01, 2018 @ 10:18 AM | 3,355 Views
Halloa people

so you probably know the FlySky brand.. Right? And you know them from affordable radio's, which do work well and are quite popular as well. What you wouldn't know FlySky for is higher end radio that come with braging rights
A couple of months ago I saw some first renderings of the new Noble transmitter and I was instantly impressed I ordered one as soon as it became available..

Link to the radio: FlySky FS-NB4 Noble surface radio

Some pictures of it then:





The Noble transmitter uses a new AFHDS3 protocol and that means the old AFHDS2 receivers don't work with this radio. Regretably you can't set the radio to use that older protocol..
That means you do allso need new receivers with this radio. Those are available by now:
Link to them: FlySky FS-GR4 4-channel receiver

And here are my findings on this transmitter

FlySky NB4 NOBLE ! A Top Quality Touch-Screen Radio From FlySky! FULL REVIEW (38 min 0 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Nov 24, 2018 @ 10:14 AM | 3,682 Views
Halloa guys

in this topic / video I'll take you on a tour on my indoors FPV flying setup See.. it's fall / winter over here and pretty COLD :P Offcourse I still wanna get my FPV flying fix in.. Right?
So.. this is the stuff I use for indoors flying.. I'd allso be interested to see what Your indoors setup is!

The quad I fly: URUAV / Eachine UR65 - US65 - UK65
The radio: Jumper T12
FPV goggle: TopSky F7X V2
The gates: Eagle Pro flying obstacles

And.. here is how that all works out for me

Eachine UR65 US65 UK65 + Jumper T12 + EaglePro Gates = BRUSHLESS INDOORS FPV FUN :D (21 min 28 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Nov 22, 2018 @ 10:32 AM | 4,078 Views
Halloa guys

exciting! A new version of FPV Freerider, and that in itself isn't all that exciting offcourse, but this
version now has a TRACK EDITOR I've been hoping to see that feature for a few years now :P

Link to it on steam: FPV Freerider Recharged on Steam

Short intro video on the new feature

FPV Freerider Recharged 2018 FPV Simulator with TRACK BUILDER! :D (16 min 14 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Nov 14, 2018 @ 10:50 AM | 3,639 Views
Halloa guys..

a simply product tip today.. IF you are looking for your next (or first :P) micro FPV quad.. I think the ET-series by LDARC / KingKong is a very good option.. I've had one for quite a while, and they recently released V2's of that lineup..
It's available as an ET100, ET115 and ET125.. Sooooo which is THE one to get from those???

LDARC V2 ET-Series V2 Micro-FPV-Quads - Which Do YOU want?? (I'll tell you :P) (10 min 5 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Nov 13, 2018 @ 10:55 AM | 3,949 Views
Halloa guys & girls

in case you follow my YT channel, you probably know I like the GepRC brand.. I've had quite a nr. of quads / frames from that company.. So far they have all had a smart design and the materials used were of good quality (probably an understatement)..
And today.. I came across a new 3 inch quad that comes with a Runcam Split 1080P recorder Stock :|
Not only that.. the frame has a really smart design IMHO.. It has more room-to-spare in it then most 5 inch quads have

Link to this new quad: GepRC CX Cygnet 145 BNF or PNF

Some pictures then...





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Posted by DutchRC | Nov 12, 2018 @ 10:16 AM | 3,387 Views
Hi there guys,

Another radio? What do I need another radio for huh? Well to be honnest I definately don't NEED an extra radio, but I do like flying toy-grade quads around (indoors).
Those quads usually come with pretty nasty radio's, so to upgrade that experience I opted for this new Jumper T12 with Multi Protocol Module

The radio is even available with Hall Effect gimbals (the Plus version) but I opted for the base model myself.

Link to both versions: Jumper T12 (plus) low-cost radio with lots of protocols

In this topic I'll let you know what my experience with this radio is like, but I'd allso be very interested to read Your findings..
First an intro with my initial impressions of the radio:

Jumper T12 (plus) Multi Protocol Radio - 1 Detailed Intro (23 min 18 sec)


Allso.. here is my playlist of general OpenTX Info Video's: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...wOAGd_677edxEU
Posted by DutchRC | Nov 09, 2018 @ 10:51 AM | 3,464 Views
Halloa guys

sooo yes.. a new version of FPV Freerider.. An FPV (quad) flying sim as you probably know.. Freerider has been my sim of choise for several years by now, so I was excited to check out it's new version.. Which is now available on steam by the way..

Link to it: https://store.steampowered.com/app/8...FPV_Freerider/

And the biggest addition in this new version is a track generator.. A what?? This generator creates 'random' FPV racing tracks.. Quite fun actually
Here is my overview of the new version:

FPV Simulator: FPV Freerider 2018 New Version! (with Track Generator! :O) (19 min 29 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Oct 28, 2018 @ 10:16 AM | 3,820 Views
Halloa guys

Something completely different for a change.. So this brick build set is Not from Lego.. The components Are compatible with Lego, but the set itself is not a clone / copy of a Lego set.. For as far as I know Lego doesn't do 'war stuff' sets..
This set IS an RC by the way.. It actually uses a 2.4Ghz system for control..

Link to this set: Double E 1500 piece Abrams tank

And here is my review of the set

2018 Christmas Gift Tip #1 - Brick Build RC Abrams Tank - REVIEW (26 min 0 sec)


Specifications:
manufacturer: Double Eagle
model: Abrams M1A2 tank
set ID: C61001W
nr of pieces: 1498
weight: 4.7 Kg
ages: 8 and up
motors: 5
receivers: 3 x 2.4Ghz 2-channel
batteries: 8x AA