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Posted by nickburns | Yesterday @ 11:46 AM | 763 Views
The Furibee version of the lizard has come to market. How does it compare? Well the quality control has some issues. Mine camera burned out before the first flight, the out of box antenna mounting is flawed and the fpv camera was not wired to the OSD....which the flight controller has. Outside of these issues the vehicle flies very well, its has good puchouts/thrust but not the best I have seen, fpv camera angle change be changed and with the right battery the legs provide landing protection.

Furibee Q95 (9 min 35 sec)

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Posted by nickburns | Yesterday @ 11:39 AM | 710 Views
One of the firs sub micros to offer a micro ccd camera under $170. Although the specs indicate 2s and 3s compatible, I am not certain 3s is going to viable long term. My machine after approximately 15 flights started to suffer from shorter and shorter flight times. At this time after more than 30 flights, the flight time is less than one minute before low voltage is indicated. I did test to ensure the voltage sensor is reporting accurately.

QAV105 - A 2S! (10 min 9 sec)


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Posted by nickburns | Yesterday @ 11:08 AM | 638 Views
Most of us start with a pair of box goggles due to the high price of goggles. While box goggles are generally serviceable for most, some due to vision or eye strain cannot use them. Others prefer the mobility of these smaller goggles or the ability to add a specific receiver. In the video below I discuss my thoughts and experience having used box goggles and three popular smaller goggles.

Its time to buy Goggles, Can't get ANY cheaper! (22 min 5 sec)

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Posted by nickburns | Yesterday @ 11:02 AM | 609 Views
This is likely the best deal on a 4s capable 3inch quad. 3 inch quads are in right now, I expect this category to gain momentum. The tall stack of the x140 limits the prop fpv view. Having a stretched arm design allow the vehicle to set its forward angle with ease and decrease the amount of input on the roll axis, both good for fast forward flight (Racing). Additional speed and thrust can likely be gained with higher pitched props. I like to stay light and agile and thus prefer to fly with a light 450mah 4s battery, in this case I used a Tattu battery.

Furibee x140 - PNP $115 (17 min 43 sec)

x140 PNP
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Posted by nickburns | Nov 09, 2017 @ 09:18 AM | 1,109 Views
Crazy price on a good quad
BFight 210 for $99 only 100
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Posted by nickburns | Nov 09, 2017 @ 01:39 AM | 1,251 Views
Brushed whoops can be good safe fun. The "pro" kit comes with a radio for no fuss charging and flying. The radio and flight controller also come with modes selected and labeled, making it super easy to understand. The 250mah batteries provide a nice longer than normal whoop flight without adding to much weight. The only deficiency is the charger requires a battery, which requires another charger. The Tiny 6 also comes without the radio and 4 batteries.

KingKong Tiny 6 (14 min 33 sec)

Tiny 6 kit
Tiny 6 only
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Posted by nickburns | Nov 09, 2017 @ 01:32 AM | 1,121 Views
This video is a general discussion of items not fitting neatly into any one product specific video. On YT this video has been well received.

Quattuor V2
tlas 130X 130mm

RCX RS1407 4100KV
SunnySky R1406 4000KV
Realacc Orange85 1106 6000KV
DYS BE1104 7000KV
Brotherhobby Returner R3 1106 7100kv Brushless Motor
Brotherhobby Returner R3 1106 5100kv Brushless Motor

RotorX RX 3025 T-style
RotorX Triblade RX 3044T
RotorX Triblade RX 3044TX
RaceKraft 3041 Clear Smoke 4-Blade
RaceKraft 5051 Tri-Blade
RaceKraft 3076 Clear Smoke 3-Blade
Lumenier 3x4x3 V2
Racerstar 2435PRO

Gaoneng GNB 7.4V 450mAh 2S 80C/160C
Gaoneng GNB 7.4V 350mAh 80C 2S

FPV Camera
RunCam Micro Swift

Eachine VTX02

Realacc Fire Retardant Lipo Battery Bag
Posted by nickburns | Oct 22, 2017 @ 12:59 AM | 1,793 Views
The EV800 Pro box goggles checks many of the feature boxes. This form and function comes in more than one brand. The goggles are comfortable and the end load of the weight distribution doesn't add discofort. The screen is large and immersive and clear...even for me, a glasses wearer (my prescription is very light). The main feature is tested in the video below...reception!
EV800Pro - RedPawz (19 min 17 sec)

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Posted by nickburns | Oct 14, 2017 @ 03:42 PM | 1,568 Views
I have below posted a number of sales and coupon codes. I believe these will only work in North America, but give them a try if your interested.
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Posted by nickburns | Oct 13, 2017 @ 01:46 AM | 1,300 Views
Top notch carbon fiber
12amp DSHOT 4 in 1 ESC
F3 with OSD
1106 6000kv motors.
It comes with an AIO cmos, but can natively accommodate a RunCam Micro.
Strider x2

iFlight Strider x2 Stretch 122mm (20 min 10 sec)

Posted by nickburns | Oct 05, 2017 @ 01:11 AM | 1,240 Views
The Fighter 130 is another fine offering from FullSpeedRC. With 1106 motors and 3 inch props the quad can be power hungry, using a quality battery will be key to flight enjoyment. This quad while not as good overall as the Leader 120 is fast and has throttle response unlike other micro quads. Huge punch outs and good hang time will allow you explore larger acrobatic flight. I would encourage you to change the jst battery lead for an xt30, which will open the battery options.


Fighter 130 (11 min 10 sec)

Posted by nickburns | Oct 04, 2017 @ 07:29 PM | 1,289 Views
The video below is a comparison of the two mini ccd cameras available and the larger owl plus to compare night vision.

Caddx Turbo S1 (5 min 40 sec)

Caddx Turbo S1 or Green
Posted by nickburns | Oct 04, 2017 @ 07:26 PM | 1,280 Views
Combining an indoor friendly whoop style quad, box goggles and battery this kit has every component needed to start your FPV journey. The googles are very small for the design making them more easily packed for travel but not glasses ready. For the normal sighted the google will work well, for the rest modding would likely be needed. The R011 comes with one battery and a flight time around 4mins. The flight controller is not natively configurable, with self leveling always active. The three available speeds increase pitch, roll and yaw at each increment. The yaw is very twitchy. The remote control is slightly larger than the normal sized controller we see with this type of offering. The thumb pads do remove, allowing a mod to extend the sticks, which could give use more fine control.

RedPawz R011 (20 min 52 sec)

Posted by nickburns | Sep 26, 2017 @ 12:33 AM | 1,551 Views
Just a quick run for those looking to take the Leader 120 into a MultiGP race, 2S and 66mm props.

Leader 120 Rerun Request (6 min 49 sec)

Leader 120
Posted by nickburns | Sep 26, 2017 @ 12:30 AM | 1,507 Views
With 6 minute flights this has potential to be a really good training quad. While not a rocket it will allow you to "fully" explore FPV and all the fun to be had. The downside, as you progress the camera angle is static, to continue to fly faster if that is a goal a mod will be required.

Youbi 95 (16 min 24 sec)

Youbi 95
Posted by nickburns | Sep 26, 2017 @ 12:26 AM | 1,516 Views
One of the most frequent questions I am ask on my channel: "what batteries do you recommend"? Its not only important to know what to get but what to avoid. Let's start with the bad, zop and zop power are poor performing batteries, also I don't recommend you buy anything used or "lightly used". The good, I prefer the blue and silver GNB, MyLipo, Infinity graphene, Tattu and lastly the Eachine. In the video is a resistance test I did with my Q200, these number can be a basis, I prefer to go by feel.

3s Lipos - Micro Group (12 min 45 sec)

GNB 450mah version
Tattu 450mah version
Posted by nickburns | Sep 12, 2017 @ 08:32 PM | 1,833 Views
Early reviews unveiled a issue with the Leader 120, yes flips of death aka death roll. It appears FullSpeed RC heard the cries and have fixed the issue with new all black motors and 20amp esc. Yes, the websites all still list 10amp. Lewis with FullSpeed confirmed they are no longer using the 10amp ESC version and retailers should no longer have 10amp ESC stock.

With that early issue aside. The current Leader 120 is a blast to fly and as you see in the video thumbnail the best micro RTF/ARF/PNP I have flown. It has loads of thrust, agility, it comes well tuned, a buzzer, a single led, OSD and is stood up to all my crashes. I crash often . The 2.8inch props are well balanced provide a 3.5-4+min flight time, and are very durable.

Some might prefer a micro swift, I don't think at the Leader 120 price point we can get a micro ccd camera and vtx. Also, the weight would go up as a micro ccd and vtx will add 12+ grams changing the flight characteristics.

Add your receiver and charge many batteries, your gonna have fun.

Posted by nickburns | Sep 11, 2017 @ 02:55 PM | 1,540 Views
A top mounted battery 130mm sized micro quad that is 4s compatible. This quad is well constructed, with many features not found on other quads whether 130mm or larger, but with the construction comes some extra weight. On 4s there is plenty of thrust for punch outs and high flying maneuvers. The CMOS camera is one of the better/best CMOS cameras on the market with a full range of angles available. The camera is also protected with a rubber housing. The stock props will be serviceable but you will likely notice a verticle shake to the image. Simply change to more recently designed props and the shakes will disappear, I used Racekraft 3041 props.

This is a quad you truely won't have to turn a screw or warm a soldering iron to prepare to be flown. Bind your receiver with the button, set your fpv channel and frequency with the other button and your all set.

Not to be overlooked is the ViFLY Care program. Essentially a warranty that will replace the frame if broken or repair your electronic damage with the associated cost. Please see the website for full ViFLY Care details.

ViFly R130 (14 min 59 sec)
Posted by nickburns | Sep 10, 2017 @ 01:22 AM | 2,081 Views
The BAT100 can make use of all your tiny whoop style batteries as well as the included 500mah battery. Flight times are about a minute per 100mah, with the included battery you can easily achieve a 5min flight, one of the longest flight times of the micro brushless quads I have experienced. The quad is well tuned, add your receiver of choice, set your switches/modes and out the door for a nice relaxing flight experience. You won't experience giant punch out, but that isn't what this quad is designed for. Check the flight video for the experience you can expect.

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Posted by nickburns | Sep 06, 2017 @ 04:57 PM | 2,339 Views
FullSpeedRC brings another quality quad to market here. This time in a sub 100mm quadcopter. The Grasshopper checks a lot of the feature boxes: OSD, buzzer, led, durable frame, tuned, balanced and durable props and a tiltable AIO camera/vtx that works as well as other AIOs. The 5 bladed props provide a unique flying experience, more like driving a car in the air, point it in the direction you want to go and it goes...its a bit hard to explain . With low weight and less than 2in props the "float" time on punchouts/full throttle is somewhat limited.... as expected.

The Grasshopper 94 comes as a PNF or ARF, as we have to provide our own receiver. I suggest using a micro receiver about or less than 2 grams.

A con I have is the frame does not appear to be carbon fiber. As I stated previously I did find it to be durable, as none of my crashes resulted in anything more than a bent prop. Also, the battery does not cope well with aggressive maneuvers, if you do acrobatics with the stock battery you may get the roll of death. I would only use the stock battery in a testing or early flight phase capacity.

Grasshopper 94 (14 min 34 sec)

Grasshopper 94
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