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Posted by fastmax | Yesterday @ 11:44 AM | 805 Views
The new HobbyMate Elite 6A/80W Multi Chemistry AC/DC Balance Charger is now available, and is an excellent, full featured, computerized charger, that won't break the bank.

This little unit has a nice bright blue backlit screen making it easy to move through the menu. It will charge and discharge 1-6s Lilon/LiPo/LiFe/LiHV,1-15cell Nicd/NiMh, as well as 2-20V PB battery, Smart Battery Phantom I,II,III. You also get all the functions sometimes only offered on more expensive, high end chargers. You get Charge, Balance, Discharge,Terminal Voltage Control,Lithium Battery capacity & voltage checking,Battery Internal Resistance checking,Lipo Storage mode, Data storage and loading, and Lipo Meter.

I have been putting this little charger through its paces for about a month now. I have used it to charge every battery type, and capacity in my collection. I've used it to charge 5000mah car/truck packs, as well as 300mah micro drone packs, and everything in between.

This charger has performed flawlessly, and accurately. When used to balance charge, or storage charge/discharge my quad batteries, individual cell voltages are always within .01v of each other. That's great for a charger costing only $39

Anyone looking to upgrade from a RTR/RTF included charger, or looking to put another charger on the bench to decrease downtime, this HobbyMate Elite is well worth the price, and is an excellent option for anyone on a budget. I like it so much that it has become my desktop charger, and my older Hitec charger has been moved to my bench.

Check out the pics, and feel free to ask any questions you might have.
Posted by fastmax | Feb 13, 2018 @ 12:54 PM | 1,740 Views
The new MJX Technic Bugs 3 175mm Mini RTF brushless quad is now in stock and ready for shipping! During the Lunar New Year sales use coupon code BUGS3MINI and get this awesome little ready to fly package for only $79.99

Ok, my initial thoughts upon opening the box were, wow! It's smaller than I was expecting. It is actually pretty close to 175mm diagonally, motor to motor, but for some reason it just looks smaller. It feels very well built, which I expected. I have always liked the original Bugs 3, so I expected good things out of this new mini version, and that same sense of quality, and durability is present with this smaller version.

The radio feels good in my hands, and all of the buttons are easy enough to get to, without feeling cramped, or like you have to stretch fingers to reach them. Binding was a cinch, and took all of about 2 seconds. Hold the arm button down on the radio when powering it on, and it beeps twice, plug the battery into the quad, and bam, your in action.

Much like the original Bugs 3 the lights are nice and bright, and that's something I love about these MJX quads. They make for great night flyers. The proprietary battery is sure to bother some folks, and rightfully so, but I think once spare batteries are available, it won't be too big a deal, as long as they are reasonably priced. I am charging the battery now, and have a timer running so I can see just how long it takes with the supplied USB charger.

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Posted by fastmax | Feb 13, 2018 @ 12:52 PM | 1,411 Views
The HappyModel Mantis 85 has been getting quite a bit of attention lately as a great brushless micro for indoor, and outdoor use. As you'd expect from its name, the Mantis 85 is 85mm diagonally from motor to motor. The little quad comes well protected, in a nicely decorated box, with a foam insert that securely holds the Mantis, the included 400mah 2s battery, a manual, and a spare set of 1935 props.

The quad itself features a 2mm carbon fiber frame, with a reinforcing aluminum brace. You get an Omnibus F4 flight controller with built in OSD, SE1102 9000kv motors, and a 6A 4 in 1 BLheli-S DShot 600 ESC. FPV duties are handled by a 600TVL AIO camera with 25mw VTX. The F4 flight controller is pre-loaded with Betaflight 3.2

Available as an Flysky AFHDS-2A, Frsky D8, or DSMX/DSM2 BNF. It is also available as a Flysky AFHDS-2A RTF with Flysky FS-i6 radio system. The ready to fly version is truly an amazing value, costing only $132.99 The best part is, it comes bound to the included radio, with fail safe, and flight modes pre-programmed, so there is no need to do any setting up in Betaflight before flying. You can simply charge the battery and take to the air. This makes it a very good ready to fly package for beginners looking at getting their first brushless micro, or anyone that just wants a ready to fly model, without having to deal with the hassle of programming in Betaflight.

My first impressions of this little racer are good. It is very well built, and has a nice open...Continue Reading
Posted by fastmax | Feb 02, 2018 @ 12:43 PM | 2,380 Views
A 3D printer in every average household is closer to becoming reality every day! The Aladdinbox SkyCube is truly a beginner friendly 3D printer that requires no special skills, or assembly to use. Best part is, it is also extremely affordable!

If you've been thinking about getting a 3D printer for you, and your family to have some fun with, then this completely assembled, basically ready to print right out of the box printer might be just what you're looking for!

This little printer is about as easy as it gets to set up, and start using. I literally pulled it out of the box, removed the safety clips from inside the print area, loaded the filament, selected an object from the included SD card and started printing. If you can operate a computer, or smartphone, then you can start 3D printing with this excellent little machine.

In the box you get the printer, a magnetic print bed, which makes removing your printed objects very easy. a 1GB micro SD card pre loaded with some fun things to print, a card reader, a USB cable for connecting to your computer, should you choose to print that way. I personally do all of my printing offline using SD cards. You get a spool of PLA filament to get you started, a glue stick for aiding in bed adhesion for your prints, and a quick start user guide which explains basically everything you need to know to start printing.

The printer itself is compatible with Cura, Repetier-Host software which is user friendly, and easy to navigate. I...Continue Reading
Posted by fastmax | Feb 02, 2018 @ 12:42 PM | 2,181 Views
The new Emax Babyhawk R Racing edition micro FPV drone has been making quite a stir in the drone community since being released. As soon as I heard that this new micro from Emax was capable of handling 4s power, I couldn't wait to get my hands on one. Well, my wait is over!

This great looking little racer is very well equipped, and comes in at a very nice price point for what you are getting.

The quad is built on a carbon fiber frame, with replaceable 3mm arms. You get the option of running 2 inch, or 2.5 inch, or 3 inch props with optional arms sold separately, which makes this perhaps the most versatile micro platform currently available.

This little racer comes with the Emax Magnum tower system with F3 FC + 4-in-1 12A BLHeli-S ESC capable of running 2-4S batteries. It is preloaded with Betaflight 3.2.2 and power comes from the very zippy Emax RS1106 6000kv motors. For FPV we're given the Foxeer Arrow Micro CCD camera, and a 25/200mw 40 channel 5.8ghz VTX. Also included are 2 full sets of Avan 2 inch 4 blade propellers.

This set up on 4s should have insane amounts of power, and punch outs should be absolutely awesome! Check out the pics, and stay tuned for flight video coming shortly.

Don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have.

Happy Flying!!

Quick flight video on 4s with Gemfan Hulkie 2040 props.

Emax Babyhawk R 4s Gemfan Hulkie 2040 MICRO POWERHOUSE!! (2 min 22 sec)
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Posted by fastmax | Jan 22, 2018 @ 01:22 PM | 2,344 Views
GoFly RC is relatively new at making FPV Racing Drones, but they are already changing the micro BNF game. The new Falcon CP90-Pro is an awesome little racer that is packed with features, and performs incredibly well.

This little quadcopter comes pre loaded with Betaflight on its Omnibus F3 AIO flight controller with OSD. It has a 20A 4 in 1 BLHeli-S ESC running DShot 600 and powering 1104 7500kv motors. It is rated for 2s, or 3s batteries, so all of you power hungry pilots that love 3s micro speed demons, this might be just the BNF micro for you. For FPV you get the popular RunCam Nano 650TVL camera and a 25/100mw VTX. To top this little package off, you get a programmable RGB LED light bar, and a set of Gemfan Hulkie 2040 props.

This great looking little racer is available as a Flysky FS-RX2A, Frsky XM, or DSMX bind and fly. Here are some detailed pics of everything you get in the box. Stay tuned for flight video coming in just a bit. Don't hesitate to ask any questions. More info, and details coming soon.

Happy Flying!!

Managed to get a quick video today. More video coming soon.

GoFly Falcon CP90-Pro 95MM BNF Micro FPV Racing Drone (2 min 19 sec)


A better quick flight video, in some better weather. Definitely my new favorite backyard flyer!

GoFly Falcon CP90-Pro LOS Flight 2s 2 Inch Gemfan Hulkie Props (2 min 10 sec)
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Posted by fastmax | Jan 18, 2018 @ 09:12 AM | 2,522 Views
EDIT- This buggy is now in stock, and available for $149 during the latest sales event. Click me to order.

It looks like Gearbest is expanding their product line, and is now going to be selling LRP products The LRP S10 BX BL Blast 2 RTR 4WD buggy is now available on their site. There have been a lot of questions surrounding this buggy, and I am hoping that this thread, and info will answer the majority of those questions.

First off, it does appear that the buggy is indeed a genuine LRP product. It is however being sold by Gearbest with a ZD Racing electronics package. This explains how they are selling it for so much less than the buggy can be purchased for elsewhere. As you will see in the pics below, the buggy itself is packaged in an actual LRP box, which even shows the LRP electronics on it. It also includes a full LRP assembly manual. Apparently Gearbest has made a deal with the factory to have their own, less expensive version. I don't see this being much of an issue, as I have some past experience with the ZD Racing electronics package, and it has never given me any issues. The ESC is a 45A splashproof model, and the motor is 3650 3300kv. The included servo is just your standard 3 wire job. It gets the job done, but can always be upgraded for very little money later on.

The included radio system is the same radio that ZD Racing are now including in many of their newer packages. Again this is just a basic 2.4ghz AFHDS radio, but it works just fine, and has a...Continue Reading
Posted by fastmax | Jan 13, 2018 @ 09:47 AM | 3,147 Views
Brushless RTR RC trucks are nothing new. There is no shortage of options in this ever growing category of RC vehicles. A brushless ready to run with shaft driven 4WD, that includes a 2400mah 2s LiPo and a balance charger for only $135 though? Now that's something you don't see every day.

The ZD Racing ZTX-10 is exactly that. A complete ready to run package that gives you everything you need to start running your new brushless 4WD truck except four AA batteries for the remote.

This little truck looks fantastic! You get a 2.4GHZ radio system, with the receiver enclosed in a sealed radio box. You get a 45A splash proof brushless ESC paired with a T3650 3300kv water proof motor. The truck is equipped with an aluminum alloy center shaft, steel front CVD shafts, steel rear dog bones, oil filled shocks with aluminum caps, all metal gears with sealed differentials, an adjustable slipper clutch, front and rear sway bars, and a 2s LiPo battery, and balance charger. All that for under $150 to your door. A few years ago I would have said that this isn't even possible. Today, it is reality. Hobby grade RC models are finally becoming affordable for everyone.

Let's take a close look at this incredibly affordable package, and then take it out for a run in the snow. (Video coming shortly)

Click me to purchase your ZD Racing Thunder ZTX-10 10423 1/10 4WD Brushless RTR RC Stadium Truck/Truggy for only $135.99 with free priority shipping to the USA. Shipping rates will vary to other...Continue Reading
Posted by fastmax | Dec 31, 2017 @ 11:08 AM | 2,139 Views
Parts are starting to roll in. Got the frame for my next build. The HobbyMate Sparrow 145-VX. The 20A BLHeli-S 4 in 1 ESC and F3 AIO Flight Controller with OSD should be here Tuesday. This carbon fiber frame should be very tough. The top and bottom plates are both 1.5mm thick, and the arms are a very stiff 4mm thick, and 8mm wide. I expect that this should be able to take a very good beating, and should you break an arm the entire frame kit is affordable, and readily available, so spare parts won't be an issue. This frame is designed for 130X-140X motors. I had some SZ Speed 1306 3300kv motors here that I decided to use for this build. I plan to fly this on 4s, but it should perform pretty well on 3s batteries as well.

EDIT 1/3/2018

Everything has arrived now except for the FPV camera, and the receiver, so the build continues. I have taken detailed pics of every step along the way, so that anyone wanting to do this build, even those without prior build experience, should be able to complete it relatively easily, with plenty of visual references.

The first thing to do is get the base, and arms of the frame assembled. I then mounted my motors to the arms. I also took this opportunity to add some 3D printed wire protectors, but these are obviously not a must have.

Next up is to mount the 4 in 1 ESC to the standoffs, paying close attention to the board orientation. You want the main socket on the ESC board at the front of the quad. Once you have the ESC on the standoffs,...Continue Reading
Posted by fastmax | Dec 26, 2017 @ 01:09 PM | 1,921 Views
The TransTec TurBowing Kobe 140 is a very cool new 140mm FPV racer. This quadcopter has something we don't usually see on quads in this size class. It has prop guards that completely surround the props, much like the guards found on Tiny Whoops.

ATTENTION! The product description on the Gearbest page is outdated. This quad is equipped an F3 FC with built in OSD, 15A 2-4s DShot 4 in 1 ESC, 1306 3300kv motors, and a 700TVL CCD 1080p HD FPV camera with switchable 25/100/200mw power output on the VTX. In the product description it shows individual ESC's mounted on the arms, and also states that a CMOS FPV cameras is standard equipment. This is no longer accurate and I have notified GB that they need to update the description on their page.

The quad comes with Betaflight installed, and flies very well in completely stock form. This racer is currently in stock and on sale for $132

Check out the pics, and the flight video, and stay tuned for more video and info.

First LOS flight video on 4s

TransTec TurBowing Kobe 140 First LOS Flight Tattu 4s (2 min 36 sec)
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Posted by fastmax | Dec 22, 2017 @ 07:08 PM | 2,935 Views
During the New Year sales get this for only $149 with free priority shipping

Ever since getting some stick time with the FuriBee X140 I have been itching to get in some flying time with the HGLRC XJB 145 which is quite similar in size and specs but with more powerful 1407 3600kv motors. I finally managed to get my receiver installed and the XJB set up in Betaflight, and luckily the weather cooperated with me today so I was also able to get in a first flight with it.

This is an absolutely awesome little quad! As soon as I started to give it some throttle I knew I was in for a treat.

Here's the quick rundown of the specs. Full specs and details can be seen at the link posted above.

Main Features:
● Ultralight 145mm carbon fiber frame with 3mm thick chassis, resistant to crash
● Advanced F4 flight control system with OSD, VTX and 4-in-1 BLHeli - S 28A DShot ESC
● More powerful HF1407 3600KV micro brushless motor + 3045 three-blade propeller
● 5.8G real-time FPV, 600TVL CCD camera with 2.3mm 120-degree FOV lens

Check out the pics, and stay tuned for flight videos, and more info coming shortly!

First flight. Completely stock on Tattu 450mah 4s

HGLRC XJB 145 PNP FPV Racer First Flight Tattu 4s (3 min 23 sec)
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Posted by fastmax | Dec 04, 2017 @ 02:10 PM | 2,835 Views
FuriBee has been hitting it out of the park lately with some awesome performing FPV racers. Their new X140 Racer is no exception, and looks like it might be another grand slam!

This great looking 140mm stretched X quadcopter is loaded with great features. Available as a PNP model ready for your choice of receiver, or as a Flysky, Frsky, or Futaba BNF they have covered the bases for users of all of todays popular radios.

Equipped with an Omnibus 3.1.7 F3 flight controller with built in OSD, and pre loaded with Betaflight you'll be sure to have a great flying experience. You can also expect a very crisp, and clear FPV image from the 600TVL CCD camera, and a user selectable power output of 25mw or 150mw. The 4 in 1 BLHeli-S 20A ESC is rated for up to 5s power, and supports DShot. Power comes from 1306 3100kv motors that are rated for up to 4s batteries. You also get two sets of 3030 four blade props.

This quad is currently on sale for only $119 Click me. This is currently one of the best quads in its class, and at the current sale price it is one of the best deals going for a 3 inch racer.

Check out the eye candy, feel free to ask any questions.

First LOS flight. Completely stock tune on Tattu 4s. I am very impressed with this little quad. It is my favorite 3 inch bird I have flown yet.

FuriBee X140 140mm FPV Racer 4s LOS Flight FAST Micro!! (3 min 26 sec)
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Posted by fastmax | Dec 04, 2017 @ 01:12 PM | 2,533 Views
The new Lieber Birdy LB-1060 is a complete, ready to fly FPV drone package. This fun, and affordable package includes everything needed to start flying your FPV drone all in one box.

For only $71 you get this awesome little quadcopter that is equipped with 7mm motors, tri blade propellers, and a 25mw 40 channel all in one 5.8ghz FPV camera and video transmitter. You also get a nice 4.3 inch 40 channel FPV monitor with a mount for attaching it to the quadcopters radio.

This is an excellent package for anyone looking for an indoor quad for the winter months, and rainy days, that can also be flown outdoors when the weather permits. This is also an excellent option For those looking to get started with FPV flight. It may very well be the best starter package currently available for under $100

Here are some detailed pics of what you get in the box.

Don't hesitate to ask any questions. Stay tuned for more info and flight video coming shortly.

Indoor flight video. This thing flies GREAT! Awesome beginners FPV package.

Lieber Birdy LB-1060 RTF Micro FPV Drone Awesome $89 Beginners Package! (2 min 13 sec)
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Posted by fastmax | Nov 29, 2017 @ 12:47 PM | 2,220 Views
The Holiday Season is upon us! Kids of all ages will have RC Drones on their wish lists. MJX has just the answer for all those aspiring pilots out there. The X708 Cyclone is a complete ready to fly package that includes the quadcopter, radio transmitter, battery, charger, and spare propellers. This is the perfect package for beginners, and for those that are just graduating from micro indoor drones, and are ready to fly something a bit larger outdoors.

This quadcopter has all the features beginners are looking for. It has bright LED lights to aid with orientation, multiple speed rates, and headless mode. The Cyclone is extremely easy to fly, and will make learning a breeze, without breaking the bank.

If you, or someone you know has been wanting a drone to fly, now is the perfect time. During the Cyber Week sales this package is on sale for only $27.99 Click me to purchase

Quick flight video of this great beginners quadcopter

MJX X708 Cyclone RTF Mini Beginners Drone Test Flight (2 min 1 sec)

Posted by fastmax | Nov 17, 2017 @ 07:19 AM | 3,442 Views
Edit 1/31/2018 These are now on sale for $162.99 with free priority shipping. Click me to order.

I've been looking forward to this ZD Racing 08425 1/8 RTR brushless buggy for a little while now. I wanted to get an inexpensive 1/8 platform to convert into a pavement punisher for high speed blasts up and down my street and driveway. I plan on using 3s in my driveway and 4s out in the street. After I get in a couple runs in completely stock form, I will be putting on some street tires, and a custom Delta Plastik USA cab forward body.

My plan is to have a fast, fun, and good looking buggy, and a few battery packs for under $300 total. So far it seems my plan is coming together. I have ordered the Delta Plastik USA EVO DP body, and the street wheels/tires. Now I need to find a couple suitable 4s batteries. Detailed pics, and running video coming ASAP. I will also be measuring max speeds on 3s and 4s with several different size pinion gears using one of my older phones with a speedometer APP. Stay tuned! This should be fun!

For ZD Racing spare and replacement parts in the USA visit EMP Hobby. They are located in Miami FL and carry virtually everything for ZD Racing cars and trucks.

EDIT 11/20

Here's a quick first test run in my driveway. It's good to go, so next I will get it to a more open area and do a max speed test with a speedometer APP.

ZD Racing 08425 RTR 1/8 Brushless Buggy First Test Drive (1 min 14 sec)


EDIT 11/28

A couple quick speed runs on 3s

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Posted by fastmax | Nov 09, 2017 @ 11:41 AM | 3,066 Views
VIFLY is a relatively new FPV Racing Drone manufacturer, but they are diving in head first, and arriving with quite the bang!

The new VIFLY R130 is an amazing looking quadcopter that is built from high quality components. This little racer is designed to be tough, fast, and user friendly.

Aimed at pilots that are graduating from LOS quads, that are ready to get their feet wet in the world of FPV racers, this 130mm bird is loaded with features. For starters the model is available as a Frsky, Flysky, or Spektrum BNF. You also get the popular Omnibus F4 FC, BLHeli-S DShot 15A ESC's, 1306 4100kv motors, a 700TVL 1/4 inch CMOS FPV camera, and a 5.8ghz 40 channel VTX with 25mw/200mw/500mw power output options. They also include two full sets of DAL 3045 props, a prop wrench, and some rubber landing pads. All in all this is a very complete package for getting started. Just add your choice of radio, batteries, and charger, and you have yourself a very high quality, high performance racer.

Speaking of high performance, VIFLY wanted to be sure you didn't outgrow your racer too quickly, so they made this quad capable of 3s and 4s power. For most getting started with FPV racing drones, 3s power is plenty, and is quite fast with 4100kv motors. You will eventually be ready for more speed, and punch though, and when you are, just strap in a 4s battery, and off you go. I will be posting video of this quad flying on both 3s and 4s so that you can see exactly what kind of performance to...Continue Reading
Posted by fastmax | Nov 03, 2017 @ 10:53 AM | 3,577 Views
The new WPL B-1 RTR Military Truck has arrived. I have to say that this thing looks really cool. It looks better than pics can really show. It is a toy though. (To be expected considering how little it costs) Unfortunately we get no proportional steering, and barely any proportional throttle. It appears however that the platform itself will be very easy to modify to accept hobby grade radio gear, and a steering servo.

I have only gotten a chance to cruise it around my basement for a few minutes, and it's not a bad driving experience. Many kids will probably get a lot of enjoyment out of it straight out of the box. Hobbyists will be underwhelmed by it even if only for the fact that the steering is so limited by its lack of digital proportional movement. I love the fact that the battery goes under the hood, and the working headlights made it pretty cool to drive with the lights off. I can see a lot of kids using this truck to compliment their G.I. Joe toys. I wish the doors opened, but it'll be easy enough to stuff a driver in through the window.

As soon as I have some time I am going to do some disassembly, and I will get more pics. For now here are pics of what you get. All in all I am quite impressed with it for $29.99 I can't say that I'd be all warm and fuzzy about it for much more than that though....Continue Reading
Posted by fastmax | Oct 31, 2017 @ 05:37 PM | 3,184 Views
The new iSDT T8 1000W 30A battery charger with BattGO technology has arrived!
I have been a fan of iSDT chargers since getting my first SC-608. It is a fantastic little charger that makes an excellent travel companion. Well, I'm happy to say that the new T8 has taken that same small form factor to a whole new level. One of my favorite features of the iSDT chargers that I have owned is that I can use my larger LiPo batteries to charge my smaller ones. I love that I can just toss this charger into my travel case with a couple 1000-2000mah 4s batteries and use those batteries to charge my smaller micro quad batteries in the field. I fly a lot of 250-350mah 2s batteries on my 90-100mm quads, and I can charge quite a few times without having to go home which is very convenient when the weather is nice and you just want to get in some stick time.

Don't be fooled by the small size of the T8 charger though. It can pack a serious punch for those that want to charge larger capacity batteries. This little charger has an input voltage of 12-40V and a charge current of 0.1-30A and can balance charge up to 8s batteries. The charger supports 1-8s LiFe/LiIon/LiPo/LiHv 1-21s NiMH/Cd and 1-4s Pb batteries, so all of your bases are covered with one compact charger. iSDT was also kind enough to give us a 2.1A/5V USB port for charging our mobile devices.

To make things even better the user interface is highly intuitive, and perhaps one of the easiest to navigate menus I have ever seen on a multi chemistry battery charger. The BattGO technology is a step into the future, and once we start to see BattGO plug equipped batteries, we should have more accurately balanced cells, which will increase the usable life of our batteries.

If you're in the market for a new charger, don't hesitate to check out this new beauty from iSDT. Here are some pics of the charger in action. The last pic with the 100mm quad is just to give you an idea of how small this charger really is.
Posted by fastmax | Oct 31, 2017 @ 04:48 PM | 2,876 Views
As any RC hobbyist knows, safe battery charging practices are a must. With today's Lithium based batteries, it is even more important than ever that we take care not to overcharge, over discharge, or mistreat our batteries. The threat of LiPo batteries bursting into flames is very real, and is not meant to be taken lightly.

I'm pretty sure many of us know someone, or have a friend that knows someone that has experienced a household, or garage fire due to a LiPo battery bursting into flames. Many times this is not even due to misuse, or bad charging practices. It can happen at any given time. Therefore, it has become important to find ways to charge more safely, and with a little added protection in the event that the worst does happen.

Most of us nowadays have begun using what we call LiPo safes, or LiPo charging bags. I use LiPo bags not just for charging my batteries in, but I also store my batteries in LiPo safe bags. It simply gives me a little peace of mind knowing that if something does happen to go wrong, the fire should be contained to the bag, and not spread to the rest of my garage/house etc.

My biggest issue with the LiPo bags I was using was that they just didn't seem to close securely when charging in them. They would seal up just fine as long as there were no wires going into the bag, but during charging, I just wasn't happy with a simple velcro closure.

Well... HOBBYMATE to the rescue! As soon as I saw their new bag with its double zipper closure,...Continue Reading
Posted by fastmax | Oct 31, 2017 @ 04:12 PM | 3,037 Views
Aurora RC is at it again! They just keep on bringing us awesome new FPV racers. First was the ARFUN 90, then in my last review of an Aurora quad, we looked at the Bfight 210, and now it's time to check out another of their new quads. This time it's a new brushless micro. The QAV105, is modeled after the very popular QAV250, and QAV210.

This little 105mm racer comes loaded with features. You get the popular Omnibus F3 FC with integrated OSD pre-loaded with Betaflight, a 48 channel 5.8ghz VTX, and 4 in 1 BLHeli-S 10A DShot ESC. For power we get some very peppy little 1105 7000kv motors swinging 2345 quad blade props, and to top the package off they've equipped this little drone with the amazing RunCam Micro Swift 600TVL FPV camera featuring a Super HAD II CCD sensor, and 165-degree FOV.

All of this in one great little frame could make for one of the best equipped micro FPV racers currently available. It certainly looks the part, and I expect it to perform just as good as it looks.

Here are some detailed pics of what you get in the box. Stay tuned for flight video coming in just a few.

LOS flight video. Very stable little quad, even in some nasty wind gusts.

Aurora RC QAV105 Brushless Micro FPV Racing Drone (2 min 57 sec)
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