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Posted by nigelsheffield | Feb 23, 2018 @ 11:55 AM | 1,120 Views
I built another boldclash brushless whoop b06 with upgraded parts from boldclash
I'll start with the videos of the result which pretty much speak for themselves.
Upgraded boldclash b06 motors from 15000kv to 20000kv comparison Los flight. (1 min 13 sec)
Boldclash b06 FC with osd and upgraded 20000kv motors fpv flight with bonus rolls and crashing end. (5 min 12 sec)
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Posted by nigelsheffield | Feb 09, 2018 @ 10:39 AM | 2,116 Views
Akk eio DVR fpv camera first test indoors (1 min 32 sec)

Ok my first test of the akk EIO recorded directly on the camera on sd card.
Look pretty good , no lag in the fpv footage that I could tell.
Picture quality is ok, better on the recorded video than the YouTube upload, guess yt reduced quality quite a bit there for some reason.
Light handing was ok, but as all these camera struggled a little with the direct sunlight streaming in through the windows but still very flyable.
I will upload more soon.
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Find it at akktek.com https://www.akktek.com/akk-eio.html
Currently only 12 but normally only 15 odd anyway so absolute bargain in my book.

Here is the same video but via Vimeo because youtube compressed and messed up the video so much I thought I better show it in a better light.
PICT0026 (1 min 32 sec)
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Posted by nigelsheffield | Feb 03, 2018 @ 05:02 AM | 1,252 Views
I got this from banggood to compliment my taranis for taking out with me when I don't want to carry a big bulky tx,
It comes with a futaba reciever but I flashed it with frsky firm ware so I can use it with my frsky quads.
I knew it would not be same quality as my taranis so did not expect much from the gimbals to be honest and it turned out that my expectations were about right....
The gimbals are defo better than any stock toy tx I have used but does still feel very toy like and there seems to be a dead band programmed in to cover the poor centering of such gimbals which makes flying acro indoors on my b06 brushless whoop very difficult, however in level mode it's fine and perfectly flyable indoors, I think outside in acro it would be fine too.
It's small but not too small like the supplied toy txs and fits my hands ok.

There are 2 aux channels accessed via back buttons,
One is on off the other has 3 positions, useful for flight modes and buzzers.

Some pictures, as you can see the finish is quite nice and it seems sturdy and well made.

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Posted by nigelsheffield | Jan 13, 2018 @ 08:17 AM | 2,447 Views
Just recieved another akk delivery, fast as usual and all in good working order.

Got my favourite bs2 camera but this one has osd option connections for easy adding of osd from betaflight boards etc.
Also the eio ( everything in one ) fpv camera and vtx which has DVR built into it for clear recordings independent of signal strength.
Lastly 2 aio cameras which have OSD built into the cameras!

Some pics here and video to follow when weather cheers up some..
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Posted by nigelsheffield | Dec 16, 2017 @ 04:53 AM | 2,106 Views
Insane 19000kv motors and new 300mah batteries in my boldlcash b03 acro silverised quad fpv. (2 min 44 sec)


Motors. https://goo.gl/EpZsu7 $8.50 a set of four, a bargain for such performance.

Batteries from same boldclash site are the 300mah b03 pro 35 to 70c ones!

Huge improvement in performance for my tired b03 stock motors and batteries.

Note i did do the motors first and speed was great but on some old batteries I got corner dipping and around 3 to 3.5 Mon flight times, with new batteries too I got no corner dipping and even more speed and flight times are over 4 minutes.

Highly recommend this upgrade to anyone.
Oh and of course I fly on acro silverware and will be doing a how to on that soon.
Posted by nigelsheffield | Dec 05, 2017 @ 07:50 AM | 1,882 Views
Just short unboxing video, will build with these later on and upload video of each respectively once done and written review here on my blog but for now I can say that everything looks good as usual with boldclash and akk tech.

Boldclash pcb antenna looks good and tested fine a quick check walking around the house and garden.
The akk fx2 fx3 and X5 are all different sizes of vtx which support betaflight osd control of frequency and power levels.
I've been very impressed with boldclash and akk tech and they are my main supplier of parts for my quads these days, be sure to check them out, both make quality products and reasonable prices and I've not been disappointed with anything I bought from either of them.
Here are some links to purchase.
Akk tech home page https://www.akktek.com
Boldclash pcb antenna https://goo.gl/XmBzn2

Unboxing fpv gear, boldclash omnidirectional antenna, akk fx2 fx3 X5 and mmcx linear antenna (4 min 45 sec)

Posted by nigelsheffield | Dec 01, 2017 @ 11:09 AM | 2,213 Views
Just installed these motors in my boldclash b03 whoop and WOW it's a whole lot faster and better control all round, almost feels like a brushless quad now.

19000kv insane boldclash motors upgraded in b03 (3 min 20 sec)


Motors. https://goo.gl/EpZsu7 $8.50 a set of four, a bargain for such performance.

I will be getting more for my other b03 pro.
Posted by nigelsheffield | Nov 11, 2017 @ 04:00 AM | 6,381 Views
I have been flying the boldclash b06 brushless fpv whoop for a couple of days now and it is seemingly unbreakable (I've crashed it a lot ) and here is my written review.
Video review here for those who prefer that.
Boldclash b06 brushless fpv quad bind and fly whoop review unboxing and short setup (9 min 26 sec)


Item and spares here link http://www.boldclash.com/tag-bwhoop-...utm_term=tower
Price is around $100 for bnf versions which are available as frsky, spektrum dsm2/X, futaba and a version without reciever for $90
First up some pictures of what you get in the box.
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Posted by nigelsheffield | Nov 01, 2017 @ 01:43 PM | 3,746 Views
Just been informed that there is a boldclash b06 whoop on its way to me which is a total redesign of the b05 with a aio FC and ESC and should be a great indoor brushless quad at last, just in time too hopefully because it's getting a bit cold outside here in the UK!

I've looked at specs and reviews and it seems like it should be great for indoors with the prop guards but still have enough power to have some fun outside too, though obviously not as much as my 2s bamboo rocket which is just waaay too fast for indoors or even the garden lol..

Edit, first Los video
Boldclash b06 brushless whoop line of sight indoors acro flight with flips. (1 min 3 sec)
Boldclash b06 brushless fpv quad bind and fly whoop review unboxing and short setup (9 min 26 sec)
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Posted by nigelsheffield | Oct 31, 2017 @ 05:56 AM | 2,607 Views
Post man just brought me some goodies from akk teck who are my favourite fpv supplier of fpv cameras.
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Posted by nigelsheffield | Oct 26, 2017 @ 07:10 AM | 2,313 Views
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Apart from a barbecue some of these will be flying lol.....

If you don't know check out my blog and all will become clear lol!
Posted by nigelsheffield | Oct 18, 2017 @ 10:36 AM | 2,758 Views
This is just so much fun i can't stop flying it lol, punch outs and flips are so addictive!

Just playing with the tree, so much fun! Feels like a much bigger quad than it really is! Power!!!!! (5 min 27 sec)


Again camera is the akk teck bs2 which is still working great!
6500kv motors 1103
Silverised h101 as FC and Rx
6a 4in1 ESC from banggood
Cheap a setup as you can get but flies so well!
Posted by nigelsheffield | Sep 28, 2017 @ 12:13 PM | 3,164 Views
Just opened this fpv transmitter https://www.akktek.com/akk-x2.html and it will be going on a bigger quad or a plane sometime soon once I figure out how to use it and connect it all up to beta flight and a camera etc,
It has uart control so it can be controlled via betaflight with osd to switch channels and set power output levels ( has 25mw 200mw 500mw and 800mw )and also has a mode where the power is only very weak so not to interfere with other flyers whilst setting up.

For now I just tested the setup of power output and channel frequency and that was easy with one button.
Here are a few pics of the unboxing , everything was well packed and looks top quality as usual from akkteck.
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Posted by nigelsheffield | Sep 27, 2017 @ 08:23 AM | 3,651 Views
I am really happy with this charger and wanted to share why I think it's the best option for charging single cell lipos right now.
First of all some pictures and a link to my first video review and also a short video demo of it whilst it is charging so you can see the display and see how it works.
Buy it here( none affiliate link) http://www.boldclash.com/boldclash-p...lack-p129.html
Or support me by using these links at no extra cost to you.
B06:https://goo.gl/tpmw6H
B06 & spare parts:https://goo.gl/i4cRw2
B06 Battery:https://goo.gl/Qu3ikW

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Posted by nigelsheffield | Sep 22, 2017 @ 10:45 AM | 4,001 Views
Here is my review on the boldclash f02h camera from boldclash.( Work in progress )
Plus a preview of my next review which will be a high end 1s lipo charger for whoop batteries and any other 1s batteries.
I'll start with some pictures and a couple of video showing it's looks and performance both of which are pretty nice!
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Posted by nigelsheffield | Sep 08, 2017 @ 07:31 AM | 3,448 Views
I ordered a bunch of stuff from akk when they had another special offer on which they seem to be doing a lot!
All arrived perfectly boxed well and safe.
First up is the x1p vtx which I will be putting on my planes and bigger quads as it has selectable power outputs of 25mw 200mw and 600mw so covers all my needs from small park flying quads to longer range glider ..
http://www.akktek.com/akk-x1p-5-8ghz...ing-drone.html
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Posted by nigelsheffield | Aug 25, 2017 @ 06:58 AM | 3,420 Views
My 2s bamboo skewers micro brushless at the park. Been waiting for a nice day like this and today was that day, had a lot of fun with this quad being so light and powerful and frugal with battery capacity.
And I think I'm getting better at flying slowly...
Bamboo skewers micro brushless 2s acro in the park on 400mah cells Silverised h101 6500k 1103 (5 min 59 sec)

Bamboo skewers micro brushless 2s acro in the park on 250mah cells hand catch! Silverised h101 6500k (4 min 41 sec)
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Posted by nigelsheffield | Aug 24, 2017 @ 07:09 AM | 3,484 Views
Bit rough with the wind and some wobbles with prop balance but it is not bad for a cheap diy micro out of bamboo skewers and toy FC with new acro fw on it.
Battery went too low and lvc kicked in hence the poor landing , I think the wind and my enthusiasm used more mah than usual.
2 cell lipo micro quad bamboo skewer brushless build with silverised h101 VERY windy day. (6 min 0 sec)

Posted by nigelsheffield | Aug 14, 2017 @ 03:48 AM | 6,498 Views
After the success of the 1s bamboo brushless quad ( https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...quad-1s-6500kv ) which achieved good power and LOOOONNNNG flight times of over 12 minutes on a 350 mah one cell lipo I decided I would try similar build but this time use 2 cell lipo for a ton more power.

I will be using a silverised h101 toy quad board in acro with d shot 600 and a 6 amp 2s 4in1 esc along with 1103 6500kg motors and 3 inch props.

I've built the frames ( I will be making 2 , 1 will have a straight 2s ESC and the other capable of 1 to 3 s lipo for some experimenting with different setups .

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I made a notch for each arm to slot into each other for a flat top this time to make mounting FC etc level easier, still used a servo horn and epoxy and heat shrink for a strong and true join.
Motors will be mounted directly on the arms as previous build did the same and worked out well.

Next I need to fit motors and props and line them up to get level which took some fiddling last time...
Then will mount ESC and FC to make sure I have clearance for props..
I used the carbon frame in the picture to mark out motor holes before drilling , after drilling holes the arm is then sanded flat at the top with flat file and then a rounded file is used to make the scooped out bits being careful not to take too much out and weaken the arm too much.

I've been asked a number of times about the props used, they are these. 75mm DIY RC Quadcopter Spare Parts Blade Propeller Prop 2CW+2CCW
https://banggood.app.link/eDO9Gk4s6J