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Posted by mlilasic | Today @ 05:27 PM | 206 Views
Review (ip) of URUAV UXII 5.8GHz 220Mhz 8.4dBi Gain 76 Degree RHCP FPV Patch Antenna With SMA/RP-SMA Connector

My directional goggles receiving antenna unit for my LR quad (more details on the quad HERE) just came:



We will see how it performs. Stay tuned for flight test/video.



Description:
  • Frequency: 5.8GHz
  • Bandwidth: 220 Mhz
  • Gain: 8.4 dBiC
  • Beam Width: 76°
  • Polarization: Right Hand Circularly Polarized (RHCP)
  • Connector: SMA Male, RP-SMA Male (optional)
  • Application: Fits Fat shark Goggles and others using SMA/RP-SMA FPV Goggles
  • Dimensions:
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Posted by mlilasic | Today @ 05:17 PM | 214 Views
Review (ip) of Eachine TX806 leaf 5.8Ghz 72Ch 25mW/200mW/400mW/800mW/1000mW AV FPV Transmitter Smart Audio MMCX MIC


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



We will see how it performs. Stay tuned for flight test/video.



Features
  • Support smart audio
  • 25mW/200mW/400mW/800mW/1000mW power switchable
  • One key searching and power setup
  • OSD configuration using smart audio
  • Wide input voltage with 5V for camera
  • Solid MMCX antenna connector and rp-sma pigtail cable
  • Digital display
  • 72 channels with MIC







Description
  • Input voltage : 7v to 25v
  • Output voltage : 5v camera supply
  • Working current : 80mA-25mW@12V;150mA-200mW@12V;220mA-400mW@12V;300mA-800mW@12V;450mA-1000mW@12V
  • Extra feature : smart audio
  • Output Power : 25mW/200mW/400mW/800mW/1000mW switchable
  • Antenna connector : MMCX
  • Cable : JST-SH 1.0mm 6P
  • Dimension : 50mm*28mm*5mm, 43 stackable hole
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Posted by mlilasic | Jan 05, 2019 @ 11:52 AM | 2,593 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 | 4,679 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 | 7,006 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 | 6,532 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 | 7,094 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:

WowtationŽ 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 | 7,858 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 | 7,006 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 19, 2018 @ 06:44 PM | 8,360 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 | 8,174 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)
-Telemetry mode (25mW)/non-telemetry mode(200mW / 500mW) (EU Version)
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Posted by mlilasic | Nov 19, 2018 @ 05:59 PM | 8,349 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 | 7,450 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 | 7,222 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 | 8,581 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 | 7,586 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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