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Posted by JohnVH | Dec 01, 2016 @ 01:25 PM | 948 Views
JJRC H20H Nano Hexacopter Flying Review PT2 (3 min 56 sec)


Where to get one: https://goo.gl/VbaLUx

Here is the flying portion of the review, I finally found a little spot out of the weather to get some stick time on this fun hexacopter!

As you will see in the video, its another great JJRC product! Very proportionate on the sticks, nice tight flips and rolls, headless and return to launch worked very well. Altitude hold worked great too. Very nice flying drone!

PRO:
- Quality Hexacopter
- Flies great
- Tight flips and rolls with no altitude loss
- Headless worked great
- One key return worked great
- Triple rates
- Spare props
- USB Charger
- Good flight time
- Removable battery

CON:
- On triple rate, full yaw and let off, it takes a second to stop turning
and can be tricky to see which way your facing


Description:

Item name: JJRC H20H Nano Hexacoper
Frequency: 2.4G
Gyro: 6 axis
Product battery: 3.7V 150MAH(Included)
Remote battery: 2 x AA dry battery(Not included)
Charging time: 30mins
Flying time: 5-6mins
R/C distance: 30m
Flying distance: 30m
Color: red,yellow
Features:

With altitude hold mode can set height.
With Headless Mode,no need to adjust the position of aircraft before flying .
One key to return function makes it easily to find the way home.
4 Channel which can do ascend, descend, forward, backward, left sideward fly, right sideward fly and rolling 360°
It has 6-axis gyro which can have more stable flying and be easy to control
It can realize 3D tumbling in four directions with 4 LED lights.
Lightweight airframe with nice durability
Battery protection

Package Included:
1 x JJRC H20H Mini Hexacoper
1 x 3.7V 150MAH battery
1 x Transmitter
1 x USB cable
1 x Screwdriver
6 x Propeller
1 x Manual
Posted by JohnVH | Nov 28, 2016 @ 01:38 PM | 882 Views
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Couple more flights today, awesome flyer!!

P-51B Boise Bee Mustang JB Hobbies, VQ 5th flight review (7 min 47 sec)

Posted by JohnVH | Nov 21, 2016 @ 05:33 PM | 794 Views
GPToys S607 1:24 Racing Car Bashing, Speed Run! PT2 (4 min 38 sec)


Where to find one: https://goo.gl/XTA5jP

This is a really cool little truggy style vehicle, its small enough to drive indoors, yet fast enough to have fun with outdoors. This is PT2 where you will see how fast it is, it goes faster than advertised.

I had a great time running it around on pavement and gravel, grass is a little too tall for it, and big gravel rocks are a little bumpy, but otherwise it does awesome. The 4wd makes it hook and go, on smooth surfaces it has the power to drift very well. The batteries last a long time, and charge fast. And you can remove and install them without taking off the body.

Be sure to subscribe, in an upcoming video I even put FPV on it, and it was FUN!

PRO:
- FAST
- Durable
- Great bang for the buck
- Indoor and outdoor operation
- Powerful
- Great range
- Can replace batteries without taking off the body each time
- 4wd
- Long run time
- Fast charge times
- US plug on the charger

CON:
- None yet!


Description:
The GPTOYS S607 RC Racing Car takes you into a wonderful RC world with its 2.4GHz 1:24 full proportional radio control system. The 4 wheel drive ( 4WD ) independent suspension system is shock-absorbing, which provides you with a steadier run.

Main Features:
- Immersive driving
Thanks to the 2CH 2.4GHz 1:24 full proportional radio control system, the car follow your commands according to how much your turn the...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Nov 14, 2016 @ 03:31 PM | 781 Views
FMS Edge 540 EPO 1320mm Maiden Review PT2 (2 min 43 sec)


Where to get one: https://goo.gl/19URxf

Big Gearbest sale: http://gearbest.com/m-promotion-active-257.html

Here is one of the flying portions of the review, Ill have more soon as the weather lets me with my better camera.

The airplane has a ton of power, unlimited vertical on my 4s lipo, balance was spot on, I am still adjust the throws and rates to my liking, I need to get more up and down elevator yet, everything else is good.

It was a little windy as you can hear in the video, hopefully next time out it will be nicer and I can wring it out more closer to the camera.

Hope you enjoy!

Flight impressions

PRO:
- Flies light
- Very aerobatic, will do 3D
- Power, unlimited vertical
- Fast axial rolls
- Predictable flight
- Handled the wind great
- Great flight times, did two 6 min flights on one 3200mah lipo, but
I was not pushing it very hard, Id think one 8-10min flight of hard
3d could be easily done.
- 3 Blade prop slows it down nicely


CON:
- No flight cons yet other than need more down elevator


Description:
The durability of the EPO foam has been further bettered with a high gloss surface finish and factory applied decals.
Stability and predictability are two strong points of this airframe and together with the high power brushless motor, scale 3 blade propeller and long duration ESC. It results in a great trainer and intermediate aircraft.

Version:...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Nov 10, 2016 @ 02:52 PM | 1,719 Views
Unboxing portion of the review, Pt2 coming soon:

FMS Edge 540 EPO 1320mm Unboxing Review PT1 (10 min 4 sec)


Where to get one: https://goo.gl/19URxf

Here we have a really nice Edge 540 from FMS. Reviews are great, finish is very nice, it came well packaged and it goes together very fast. It feels very light, and so far it flies very well! Flight videos coming in the next part of the review.

Only thing I would like to have seen, was a fast easier way to secure the wings so it would be easier to take apart to transport, its 4 screws now, not a big deal, but something easier would be nice.

To complete it I used 4 of these servos:
Turnigy™ TGY-9018MG MG https://goo.gl/vZKWcy
They are not a drop in, I did have to glue them into place, but bang for the buck they work awesome!

And a 4s 3200 mah lipo


Initial impressions

PRO:
- Light
- Great looks
- Finish is nice
- Big battery compartment
- Servo extensions and Y's included
- 3 blade prop with chrome spinner looks great
- Plenty of power!
- Most things are pre done, assembly is FAST!
- T connector on esc


CON:
- Servo holders for aileron servos are made to accept one size
Servo, so I had to glue mine in.


Description:
The durability of the EPO foam has been further bettered with a high gloss surface finish and factory applied decals.
Stability and predictability are two strong points of this airframe and together with the high power brushless motor, scale 3 blade...Continue Reading
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P-51B Boise Bee Mustang JB Hobbies, VQ First flights review (4 min 54 sec)


She flies! Very happy with how it handles the skies, you have to use rudder on takeoff, this is not a floor it and hang on airplane, haha, typical fighter Landings are pretty easy, Im still dialing in my rates and throws a little, with the flaps it slows down very well!!

I didn't notice any bad habits, loops, rolls, point rolls, vertical climbs, 3 point landings, all very easy. Just a couple clicks of trim and it was doing great, I did mix some down in with the flaps, but it doesn't take much on this one.

It even took off and landed fine on grass, wasn't sure with the little wheels, but it did great. Ill have more video as soon as the weather lets me. Hope you like it! More info in the video description.
Posted by JohnVH | Oct 27, 2016 @ 05:55 PM | 762 Views
Here is the first of a bunch of running videos, this is the maiden run, I have a ton of great footage with some huge jumps and crashes coming soon too!

Enjoy!

JLB 1:10 Cheetah Racing Truggy First drive PT2 (5 min 10 sec)


Check it out here: https://goo.gl/clztXO

PT2 Maiden run impressions

Maiden run of the fast Cheetah from JLB. This is a very well built truck, and its crazy fast, my radar gun had a best of 52mph, with a few 48 and 46mph runs.

And it is tough, I had too much footage for one video, so there will be a couple more, besides its explosive power, its STRONG, I botched a number of jumps, one landing it inverted on top of a jump, nothing broke ever!

Run times are great, I figure 18-20min how I drive, I do recommend two things, 1 adjust the wheelie bar down farther, it helps some on flipping over on wheelies. 2 Check the main gear mesh, mine had a tight spot, you can hear it in the video, it doesnt do that anymore.

The esc is not waterproof, after hitting a couple puddles on accident it had moisture in it, but it does still work, I took it apart and cleaned it, and had to put some stronger tape under it.

After run impressions:

Very happy with this truck! I would recommend it.

PLUS:
- BIG!
- Powerful
- 3s lipo included
- Great suspension
- Well packaged
- Great run time
- FAST!! Radared at 52mph, with 48 and 46mph backup runs!!
- Flexibility with the transmitter adjustments

MINUS:
- One led headlight didnt work on...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Oct 24, 2016 @ 02:52 PM | 792 Views
Posted by JohnVH | Oct 19, 2016 @ 06:35 PM | 1,046 Views
Unboxing of the 1:10 JLB Cheetah, Ill have video of it running next week!

JLB 1:10 Cheetah Racing Truggy Unboxing and Initial impressions PT1 (11 min 12 sec)


Check it out here: https://goo.gl/clztXO

Just the unboxing, the video ran a little long, and the weather has not let me play with it yet, but that will change soon! Other running videos of it look amazing though, its very fast, they claim 50mph!

3s Lipo power, 2.4G radio, huge oil filled shocks, metal gears, great looks, check it out!!

Initial impressions so far:

PLUS:
- BIG!
- Powerful
- 3s lipo included
- Great suspension
- Well packaged
- Supposed to have long run times
- Supposed to do 50mph!
- Flexibility with the transmitter adjustments

MINUS:
- Missing the tools, not a big deal, I never use supplied stuff much
usually anyway
- One led headlight didnt work on mine
- Toe out on the steering, easy fix though



Main Features:
2.4GHz transmitter power ensures the strong anti-jamming capability.
Waterproof electrical parts make the whole car can show itself in all weathers and on any terrain
4 wheel drive design with brushless motors and ESC
Large torque can help the rally car show more on the ground
1 : 10 Scale and inside simulation design give you a great surprise
Strong cantilever and linkage end structure
All metal skeleton strengthen it for prevent crashing
3.84kg heavy design with low 62mm ride height ensures its stability
Suitable for indoor racing and...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Oct 13, 2016 @ 05:47 PM | 1,207 Views
Geebee Model Q Ascender Flight at Wenatchee Scale Event Red Apple Flyers (3 min 25 sec)


Geebee Model Q Ascender Flight at Wenatchee Scale Event Red Apple Flyers
Posted by JohnVH | Oct 10, 2016 @ 01:55 PM | 1,032 Views
Posted by JohnVH | Oct 06, 2016 @ 06:06 PM | 1,142 Views
XK A1200 EPO FPV Plane Full Review (9 min 41 sec)


Where I got it: https://goo.gl/BlCwl9

Full review video of the XK A1200 FPV airplane, there is a version with the FPV installed, but this is the version without. It is ready to fly, everything is bound and ready, and it literally takes 3 minutes to assemble it out of the box. Just two screws and it even included a screwdriver!

In the video Im doing aerobatics, loops, rolls, stall turns, in 3D mode, it has a 6G mode, where it is almost like auto pilot, it is honestly hands off flying! You will see a section in the video showing the plane and the transmitter, and Im not touching any sticks. I did have some bobbling in 6G mode when you use the elevator, Im working on how to tune that yet.

It comes with a big 2000mah 2s lipo, they claim super long flight times, and it has a ton of power, I can take off in the grass! Slow speed flight is amazing too, its like a glider! I hope you enjoy the video.

I will be adding FPV to this and doing more videos in the future, make sure you subscribe!


PRO:
- POWER!
- Stable - hands off in 6G
- Aerobatics in 3D
- Super fast assembly
- Flies great
- Transmitter feels good and has a lot of features
- Long flight times with the big battery
- Great looks
- Glides well

CON:
- In 6G mode it 'bobbles' when you use the elevator, looks like the
gyro sensitivity is too high or something, its not a big deal, but
it can be a little annoying, it doesn't do...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Oct 03, 2016 @ 02:46 PM | 1,172 Views
DM009 RC Quadcopter Full Review (12 min 40 sec)


Where I got it: https://goo.gl/Zyb1V6

Here is a great flying quadcopter, the DM009

It has a bunch of cool features like one key return, flips, lights, automatic landing, and if you turn the transmitter off in flight, or loose range it will land on its own, a really awesome feature! No more falling out of the sky.

I was really impressed with how fast it would go on high rate, how tight the flips were, and how proportionate it felt on the sticks. Great flight times too! Add that to the spare props and an SD Card and a reader and you have a really great package. I'm having alot of fun with this one!

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PRO:
- Looks cool
- Flies awesome, very solid feel!
- Extras, SD card reader, SD Card, spare props
- Triple rates so you can have it as responsive as you'd like
- Long flight time
- Strong, I've flipped it over on landings a couple times, no broken
props!
- Great feel to the transmitter
- Automatic landing if out of range or TX is turned off on accident.

CON:
- One light burnt out
- I couldnt get mine to take pictures or video in flight, Ill keep playing
with it and see if Im doing something wrong
- No US adapter for the charger


Description:
DM009 RC Quadcopter excels in anti-interference thanks to its transmission frequency of 2.4GHz. RC enthusiasts can control several DM009 drones nearby. Your pilot skills can be greatly...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Sep 29, 2016 @ 03:01 PM | 3,223 Views
JJRC H36 Mini Quadcopter Review (9 min 32 sec)


Where I got it: https://goo.gl/DgMuWE

Flying at: 3:42

The JJRC H36 is cool little tiny whoop option! I need to solder on a camera yet, but the platform is stable, and I love that it has a flip button too! Small enough to take anywhere, it did good in the little wind I was flying in. Obviously in a house it would do better.

With the guards around the props it adds a level of safety, its much harder to damage the props when you bump into things, in fact, you can graze off things and not even stop flying, its a great feature! I had alot of fun with it!

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PRO:
- Stable in slight winds
- Flip button
- Removable battery
- USB charger
- Spare props
- Fast on high rates
- Proportionate control, feels predictable
- Great flight time 6+ min

CON:
- 1 key return didnt work for me
- Lights not easiest to see in flight


Main Features:
2.4GHz control system:
Ensures the stronger anti-interference performance and powerful signal

360-degree flip:
The quadcopter will flip forward / backward / leftward / rightward according to your instructions

6 axis gyro:
Provides the best stability during indoor and outdoor flight

Colorful LED light:
The drone will shine in the darkness, shows you the right flying direction and gives you a special look

Super mini design:
Easy to carry, takes it into your pocket and enjoys flight anywhere anytime

Tumbling skill:...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Sep 26, 2016 @ 03:32 PM | 6,747 Views
Here is something different, and alot of fun!

JJRC H23 Quad Vehicle Full Review (10 min 49 sec)


Here I got it: https://goo.gl/DBPUMV

I have never had/flown/drove one of these before, and Ill tell you, its FUN! Your not going to be offroading it, but on a hard surface you can see how much fun I was having driving and flying it around, this is a really cool, fun, unique quad!

The battery charged up fast, and as you can see it lasted a long time! you'll notice in the video that the wheels don't turn to steer, the rear wheels spin opposite directions, it works pretty well, but its a little different feeling to drive than an rc car or truck.

In flight this quad handles really great, one key return without a gps is always hit or miss, I think that feature only works right after the initial takeoff, otherwise I think it gets confused with all the different stick inputs to come back to you.

PRO:
- Stable
- FUN
- Flips great
- Long run time
- USB Charger - Don't need adapters -
- Standard battery plug
- Great size
- Proportionate control, feels great in the air
- Cool futuristic looks


CON:
- One key return didn't work well for me
- Smooth surfaces only for driving


Description:
With both flying and racing capabilities, the JJRC H23 2.4G 4CH 3D flip RC quadcopter flying car is truly amazing

Features:
Fly in the sky
Switch to flight mode can fly in the sky makes turn 360 degree of the special effects in the air

Drive on the land
...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | Sep 19, 2016 @ 06:22 PM | 1,435 Views
REMO 1631 1/16 SMAX Shortcourse Truck Review (15 min 25 sec)


Where I got it: http://bit.lc/4Tad

Unboxing and Driving/Bashing!

This is a really great looking truck, it drove great, handled the terrain great, goes pretty fast, is durable, easy to drive, I do think that oil filled shocks would be better yet, but it still did great.

It has plenty of power to spin all the tires, goes through grass and rocks no problem, high speed on the road you will want to dial down the dual rates, at full speed it will get loose if you saw on the wheel too much.

Throttle and steering and very well proportionate, so it has a great feel. With the standard battery connector you could easily get more batteries for it.

PRO:
- Big tires, goes over almost anything
- Long run time
- Steering dual rates on the TX
- 4WD
- Steel drivetrain parts
- Great range
- Proportionate feel on the TX
- Great looks
- Durable
- Easy to drive
- Fast
- Spare parts and tools
- Standard deans T plug

CON:
- It says they are oil filled shocks, but they are empty, and Im pretty
sure would leak if you put oil in them, there doesn't appear to be
a seal at the bottom of the shocks to keep oil in

Description:

Brand: REMO
Item Name: SMAX
Item NO.: 1631
Scale: 1/16
Color: Red, Blue
Max Speed: About 50km/h
Motor: 390 Brushed Motor
ESC/Receiver: Waterproof (Rating: IP68); 3CH; 27.2*17.6*11.4m
Servo: 5-wire Servo
Frequency: 2.4GHz
Operating Mode: AFHDS
Modulation: GFSK
Battery For Transmitter: (NOT INCLUDED)
4pcs AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED)
Battery For Car: (INCLUDED)
7.4V/1500MAH Li-ion Battery (2 cells;T-plug)

4WD front & rear differential
Alloy cap oil-filled shock absorbers
Metal dogbone drive shaft / wheel hub
Metal differential gear
Metal drive gear hub
Metal spur gear
Whole chassis use molded tub / nylon composite
Packge Size: About 350*270*210mm
Car Size: About 285*210*125mm
Front Track: About 210mm
Rear Track: About 210mm
Wheelbase: About 185mm

Package Included:
1 x RC Car
1 x Transmitter
1 x Charger
1 x 7.4V Battery
1 X Manual
1 x Small Accessories Bag