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Posted by JohnVH | Mar 10, 2017 @ 01:09 PM | 914 Views
Taped it into a lightweight quad to see how it would do, it works great!

Flying the Eachine DVR03 DVR 5.8G 72CH Switchable VTX/ FPV Camera (3 min 33 sec)

Posted by JohnVH | Mar 06, 2017 @ 11:21 AM | 890 Views
Durafly J-3 NAVY CUB Maiden flight with FPV footage! From Hobbyking (5 min 37 sec)

Maiden flight and a little FPV action from the awesome new Navy Cub! More to come!
Posted by JohnVH | Mar 03, 2017 @ 01:22 PM | 1,192 Views
Eachine DVR03 DVR AIO 5.8G 72CH 0/25mW/50mW/200mW Switchable VTX 520TVL 1/4 Cmos FPV Camera (6 min 25 sec)

Very cool all in one DVR, FPV VTX and a camera! Compact, runs off a 1s lipo, light weight with high power, 200mw! This is the unboxing and a little run down of some button features, more to come later when the weather lets me fly.

Initial impressions:

- Compact
- Light
- 1s
- Selectable power output
- 200mw!
- DVR!
- Price

-Latency, I can tell there is a little, but we will see how it is in flight.

FPV Camera Brand name: Eachine
Sensor: 1/4 " CMOS
Resolution: 1MP
Viewing angle: 120 FOV
Format: NTSC / PAL switching
Power consumption: 700 mA (typical)
Power supply: 3.2-5.5V
Video format: AVI
Recording Size: 1280 * 720 @ 30fps
Video output resolution: 640 * 480
Lens mirror diameter: M7 lens 10mm
FPV Transmitter Support memory card: Max 32G (CLASS10)
Support video format: NTSC / PAL switch
Output impedance: 55Ω
Output signal strength: 14 1dbmdBm
Output power: 25mW 14dBm
Output power: 50mW 17dBm
Output power: 200mW 23dBm
Wireless channel: 72CH
Operating voltage: 3.2-5.5 V
Working temperature: -10 - 60 ℃
25 mW Current: 640-330 mA
50mW Current: 730-410mA
200 mW Current: 860-553 mA
Audio carrier: None
Weight 6.8g
Size 30.3mm * 18.4mm * 11mm (without antenna, lens)
4 In 1 AIO design, Super mini size and light weight
0/25mw/50mw/200mw Switchable
With DVR function, images can be acquired and recorded in real time.

User Manual, please click here.

Package Included:
1 X DVR03 AIO FPV VTX Camera
1 X Manual
Posted by JohnVH | Feb 20, 2017 @ 10:18 AM | 1,303 Views
Posted by JohnVH | Feb 06, 2017 @ 04:27 PM | 1,701 Views
Durafly EFXTRA LOS Maiden Flight by HobbyKing (5 min 26 sec)

The legendary EFX racer is updated to the new EFXtra! And they come in 3 different colors, here is the maiden video of how I launch my green EFXtra from HobbyKing.

Initial impressions, this bird is AWESOME! Ive never had an EFX racer, so I wasn't 100% sure what to expect, but everyone needs one of these. It tracks like a pylon plane, carves corners with no bad habits, I am impressed.

Stay tuned, these also come with an FPV pod that goes on in place of the canopy, high speed FPV? Yes please! I cant wait to try that out. We are in a winter advisory here, with snow, freezing rain and NE winds, so as soon as this clears, Ill have some FPV action from the EFXtra.

In the video I used a 3s 2200MAH lipo, you want a higher C rating for this airplane. It includes two props, one for 3s and one for 4s. I have some 4s batteries on their way, so 4s flights will come soon. On the radar gun in the video flat and level its doing around 80 mph, with a little dive I was hitting 85-86 mph, I'm sure with 4s its over 100 mph.

Launching, 2/3 throttle, and a simple underhand toss, if you watch in the video, I hold the TX in my right hand, this way I'm fast on the elevator, in case there is a problem. I recommend this method to everyone on everything hand launched.

Landing was pretty easy, it glides very well, so judging landings can take a round or two, but its predictable with no bad habits. This is a winner! More to come soon!

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Thanks to ShawnG and GBlynden for the help.
Posted by JohnVH | Jan 30, 2017 @ 01:25 PM | 1,820 Views
JJRC H37 ELFIE Foldable Mini RC Selfie Drone Unboxing Review PT1 (8 min 8 sec)

Where to get one:

Fun folding drone, uses your phones Wifi to control it, removable lipo battery, flies very nice, does flips, fits in a pocket. Its advertised as a selfie drone, its really hard to get a good selfie, but it is possible to get picture and video of yourself!

It flies outdoors very well, I enjoyed its stability, plus is was easily manageable indoors as well. But this would be mostly an out door model in my opinion. Hope you enjoy the video!

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- Size
- Folds up small
- Durable
- Flips
- Tiltable camera
- Price
- Carry bag
- USB Charger
- Power button

- Video was notchy for me
- The mode where you tilt your phone the direction you want the
drone to go barely worked for me, which is a bummer, because
that would make it alot easier to handle IMO if you wanted a selfie
- Little tricky to cram all the wires in the battery bay, could use a tiny
bit more room

Main Features:
- WiFi FPV
Its HD camera allows you to get great selfies effortlessly. The 100m control distance offers you the awesome bird's-eye view.
- Headless Mode
In this mode, the drone flies to any direction you want even though you do not know its orientation.
- Aerial Show
It is capable of carrying out 360-degree rotations towards various directions with amazing agility.
- G-...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Jan 26, 2017 @ 11:13 AM | 1,433 Views
FEILUN FX133 Mini RC Quadcopter FLYING REVIEW (3 min 55 sec)

Where to get one:

If your looking for a stable min quadcopter, here is a great option. The remote is very comfy, buttons are pre labeled, prop guards are tough and work great for flying indoors, it does flips, which is always fun!

In high rate it really scoots, and is very predictable, the transmitter is proportional, so feel is great. Thanks to its size you can enjoy this indoors when the weather wont let you play outside!

- Spare props
- USB charger
- Lights
- Great transmitter
- Buttons labeled
- Flip button
- Lands on its own when out of range
- Fun

- Flip button sometimes wouldnt work after changing rates, so Id
have to turn off and back on the quad for some reason

This ladybird-like quadcopter features Headless Mode, 360 Degree Eversion as well as One Key Landing. It also provides protections against over current, low voltage, and short circuit. Therefore, it offers you an easy and safer flight.

Main Features:
- Headless Mode
In this mode, you are allowed to ignore the orientation of the drone and fly it to whatever direction you want.
- Awesome 3D Stunt
The UAV offers you the wonderful performance of 360-degree rotations towards various directions in the air.
- One Key Landing
If you turn off the transmitter or pilot it beyond the control range, the aerial robot will land slowly. You...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Jan 20, 2017 @ 10:19 AM | 1,652 Views
WLtoys L343 1/24 Electric Brushed 2WD RTR RC Monster Truck Review PT2 Running! (5 min 41 sec)

Where to get one:
RCMoment Website:

Here is a fun affordable rc truck! Small enough to drive in your house, fast and durable enough to enjoy outdoors. I was really impressed with its speed! In this video you will see it on the radar gun, yes, 25mph!

Steering and throttle are proportionate, which is always the best way to have it, reverse is pretty quick, the steering adjustment on the transmitter works great. Range is fantastic, I have crashed it a few times and it appears to be quite durable! Always a bonus. On a model this size you will get spring shocks, and on this one a live transaxle type rearend. They work great, but are a little bouncy on rough terrain.

Ill have a future update with an FPV system on it too!

- FAST! 25 MPH!
- Price
- Radio range
- Proportionate steering and throttle
- Steering trim on radio
- Long battery life
- USA adapter

- None for the price

2.4GHz 2WD electric RC monster truck RTR.
1/24 Scale suitable for indoor and outdoor control.
High quality car body.
High speed ball bearing are used for whole car.
Designed with shock absorber.
Powerful high speed motor.
Speed can reach 25km/h.
The remote control distance can reach 50m.

Brand name: WLtoys
Brand model: L343
Item name: RC Monster Truck
Material: ABS
Controller mode:...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Jan 16, 2017 @ 10:12 AM | 1,750 Views
Having a blast with this truck

Redcat Everest 10 Rock Crawling FUN! (3 min 23 sec)

Posted by JohnVH | Jan 13, 2017 @ 11:00 AM | 1,865 Views
LE NENG TOYS K5 CLIMBER MECHA RC Climbing Car Driving Review PT2 (5 min 36 sec)

Where to get one:

Check out this crazy mecha climber! Similar idea to the car I did recently (check out my vids), but this is one serious offroad/big obstacle machine. Stairs, curbs, speed bumps, rocks, doesnt matter, it just goes! Only things that will stop it, is spinning out, wrapping long grass around the wheels, and hooking the tail.

- Long run time
- Climbs almost anything!
- Easy to control
- Red eyes look cool
- Durable
- Fast
- Tail comes off easily for transporting if space is limited

- Not proportionate on the controls, on or off
- The tail sometimes got stuck on a rock, or while turning

The scorpion-like K5 CLIMBER MECHA has a robust body and an excellent climbing capability. Look! It is capable of coming out from the soil, withstanding the impact of the falling bricks, and going upstairs. It is such an invincible robot that can fall freely from a high platform. This incredible climbing car makes its way to wherever you want, thus, it will be a perfect companion for nearly any outdoor activity!

Main Features:
- Its reinforced plastic shell is impact-resistant, so it can deal with falling bricks and freely falling easily.
- Two rotatable lines of all-terrain wheels ensure its excellent climbing capability.
- 40 minutes' playing time is provided by the 9.6V...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Dec 29, 2016 @ 06:07 PM | 1,623 Views
Having a little fun tidying up around the house..

Huina Toys 1570 Log grabber and 1540 Dump Truck cleaning up around the house! (2 min 42 sec)

Posted by JohnVH | Dec 29, 2016 @ 10:27 AM | 1,729 Views
Posted by JohnVH | Dec 27, 2016 @ 02:31 PM | 1,571 Views
Eleven Hobby T-28 T28 Trojan Customized Yellow 1100mm 43" Wingspan Warbird MAIDEN FLIGHT PT2 (4 min 34 sec)

Where to get one:

You cant deny that T-28's fly amazing, and this one is no exception! Its also feature packed with Flaps and retracts! And is the perfect size to fit in your car assembled!

The weather here has been terrible, I finally got a maiden in, but the sky conditions dont really make for the best video, there will be more! Be sure to subscribe to see me put this bird through its paces!

- Scale 3 blade prop
- Good looking scale gear struts
- Cockpit with a pilot
- Large top hatch
- Accepts 3s 2200mah lipos, very common size!
- Excellent flight characteristics
- Scale outline
- Predictable stalls

- Spinner was hard to screw down snugly against the prop hub
- Prop was loose in the hub, I used a dab of hot glue to fill the gaps

The North American Aviation T-28 Trojan is a piston-engined military trainer aircraft used by the United States Air Force and United States Navy beginning in the 1950s. Besides its use as a trainer, the T-28 was successfully employed as a counter-insurgency aircraft, primarily during the Vietnam War.

Eleven Hobby is honored to present the new T-28 Trojan. There are numerous T-28 in the current market. This T-28 might be the most controllable T-28. It is a mutual work of three national and foreign engineers. In the...Continue Reading