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Posted by old4570 | Nov 16, 2017 @ 11:54 PM | 832 Views
king kong 90mm brushed (1 min 28 sec)

Did I mention I got me a 90mm 2s Brushed .. was waiting on the Rx and battery .

Battery is a little 250mAh 2s
Rx is a DSMx 11ms Satellite ( Would not bind DSM2 ) off Ebay .. ( Was cheap )
Apparently the quad is a King Kong 90mm Brushed ( 2s )
Way too much for indoor use , though it hovers really nice . ( I should add some expo around the center )
One of the switches on the Tx toggles between horizon and angle modes ( I will stick with horizon for now )

I am thinking I should try a 350mAh 2s ...

Well , my first problem was the USB cables I have , none seemed to work . Well , until the very last one I tried . ( That was a time waster I can tell you )

The second problem I had was getting the DSMx Sat Rx to work ( yes ) . So simple , yet frustrating . ( Lots of youtube video watched ) .

Third and final problem was arming the motors . Seems the throttles end point was stopping the FC from arming due to some safety feature ...
I will do another post with my settings ( Cleanflight ) ..

I have to say , the last two days . I was Schooled !

Aside from the three problems that were like applying a hand break , it was relatively pain free ( well .... except for the PAIN )

But seriously , it seems to handle really well ( except for the power ) . The 2s seems to really make this quad a little lively , and I am not sure it would be good indoors . I will have to go somewhere with some space and see if I can't FPV ( why I got it ) ... Might even have to set up dual rates , mild / wild .
Posted by old4570 | Nov 14, 2017 @ 07:03 PM | 1,786 Views

Just when I fell in live with the iRangeX IRX4 , well they had to go and improve it !
Now we have the IRX4 Plus .
Product Link

( Yeah I want one )
Posted by old4570 | Nov 14, 2017 @ 12:11 AM | 1,017 Views
What a day !
Its Warm very warm ( 34deg C )
And my antenna came , 2 meter / 70cm base station antenna ( 8 foot Tram )

I was so proud of myself when it was assembled and up on its pole ..
Oh the disappointment when there was no transmit signal ( could not activate a repeater ) ...

So down it came , I put a new PL 259 on the coax ( cable was a little lose ) and re-assembled the Tram .. Back up it went and VIOLA !
Near perfect SWR , what more could one ask for .

Also in the post was my DSM2 Rx for my 90mm 2s Brushed FPV quad , but Im a little Fukujima right now .. That sun burns !
So I will hit that another day .
Posted by old4570 | Nov 11, 2017 @ 07:40 PM | 939 Views
I did spend some , the folks at GB had some items on sale that tickled my interest ..
And its funny how some things work out some times ... Both these are Futaba S-FHSS ....
So that means I can play : I can play with my IrangeX multi protocol module and I can play with the XK transmitter ..
Strange , the XK transmitter sells for around $50 or more , so I wonder ?
I think this is my Christmas pretty much taken care off , not going to do what I did last year .. Time to put a cork in the spending .

Posted by old4570 | Nov 09, 2017 @ 08:50 PM | 1,236 Views
11:11 Sale Starts @ Banggood
As I post this , it starts in about 10 minutes .. for 48 hours
Posted by old4570 | Nov 06, 2017 @ 10:11 PM | 1,421 Views
Eachine E58 Crash Highlights (1 min 21 sec)

Well its been windy , and as I have slowly learned the E58 does not really like windy conditions ..
Just yesterday we had a strong wind warning ( expected 50mph winds ) ..

Not really good weather for RC unless your into cars / buggies ( your probably laughing ) ...
So just posting some of the onboard crash footage ..

Posted by old4570 | Nov 05, 2017 @ 01:21 AM | 907 Views
Posted by old4570 | Nov 04, 2017 @ 12:07 AM | 1,517 Views
Product Page @ Banggood

Ok , I have the app on my phone ...
I hate the google app store ( sorry ) , but I find it a PITA .
Now I fired up my Wifi , connected my phone and tried to download the app ( nope )

I reset my phone to Fact Default ( deleting all apps etc not stock )
And Google refused to allow me to try and download again saying the app was installed Google ...


Try one of these links for the app :

So with the app installed I simply fired up the phones Wifi , connected to the drones Wifi and then started the app .
Yes we have video

Now I did try to fly the E58 via my android phone My recommendation is dont .. ( for me it sucked beef chunks )
Unfortunately you need the app to turn on the video recording , and for 720 its not bad .

I need some decent weather , windy as all outdoors at the moment .
Posted by old4570 | Nov 03, 2017 @ 09:15 AM | 1,297 Views
Product Page @ Banggood

I will be doing a review on this in the next couple of days .
I have been both impressed and unimpressed ( yeah , at the same time )
Posted by old4570 | Oct 31, 2017 @ 10:30 PM | 1,190 Views
Remembrance Day (sometimes known informally as Poppy Day) is a memorial day observed in the Commonwealth of Nations ...

Online ( the cyber world ) 11 November is a big day for Sales ( Discounts ) .

Just might be a good time to pick up those Christmas presents ! ( When they are on sale )

Banggood has started with the deals as of 1st of November ..

From now till the 11th might be a good time to keep an eye out for online deals ( especially if you had an itch that needed scratching )
Posted by old4570 | Oct 28, 2017 @ 01:14 AM | 1,239 Views
I wanted to play but decided to wait .
Just checking the on board camera with the eachine VR006 goggles .
Cam seems to work just fine ..

I was going to put on a flysky PPM Rx , but decided to order a DSM2 micro Rx as it would plug right in and save me from having to do any soldering .

This little quad is 2s so will hopefully not suffer the power issues some 1s quads seem to suffer .
( One can hope ) ..

So hopefully this will be in the air when the DSM2 micro Rx gets here , sorry and the battery I ordered .
I have some small 2s but not sure they are small enough .
Ok for checking things and maybe for programming once the Rx gets here .
Posted by old4570 | Oct 13, 2017 @ 07:13 PM | 1,759 Views

Product page @ Banggood

Banggood sent me the Drillpro 400W 220V Variable Speed Rotary Tool for review . So I would just like to take this opportunity and say thank you ! I have owned a lot of these rotary tools over the last 30+ years and in all fairness some have been decent , some have been junk and all of them have been less than perfect . I am referring to the collets that are used to hold tools in the rotary tool . If you use anything not designed specifically for that rotary tool then you will most likely suffer frustration when the drill bit or what ever just does not fit right .

So many times I have had non original tools just spin in the collet and been left with either trying to do something silly to get what I want or simply being forced to give up and go with a much larger and clumsy drill to do what needs doing . Well no longer . Cruising Banggood ( as I do sometimes ) , I came across this motor tool with a chuck . I was a little surprised ( pleasantly ) and after a quick enquiry I was very pleasantly surprised to find that a Drillpro Rotary Tool was on the way for review . So I took some video and just let me post that here .

Drillpro 400W Variable Speed Rotary Tool from banggood (7 min 5 sec)

What you get is a bag full of tools , sorry I didn't bother to count them . But for me , they should last for years considering just how much I use my current motor tool . It's a 220v tool and comes with a US plug , so you will...Continue Reading
Posted by old4570 | Oct 12, 2017 @ 07:48 PM | 1,480 Views

My 90mm quad came .. This one is 2s , so hopefully wont suffer 1s power woe's .
Also got a very small Rx for it ( flysky )

What I need to sort out is the battery and plug ( quad might need re-plugging )

A couple of wires there that I dont know what they are for (?)

Drillpro review will be posted shortly ( oh I like it )
Posted by old4570 | Oct 10, 2017 @ 08:29 PM | 1,598 Views
https://goo.gl/kqZuTJ = Product page .

It's here at last !
I just dont know what to say . So I will quote my brother .
It feels , it sounds and it smells industrial .

I have been using multi tools for a long time , perhaps more than 30 years . Some have been decent , some have been rubbish and none have been great .
And what I am referring to is those collets . Never the right size for the drill bit or non Kit hardware I wanted to use . And now some truly awesome person has gone and put a chuck on a multi tool .

At last you can fit those tinny little drill bits to your motor tool . So many times I have given up trying to drill something with my motor tool because the drill bit was spinning in the collet .

So far I have taken some pictures and just spun up the MT a little to see how the motor runs . I will give it some more running to help it run in and so far I am simply tickled pink by this MT . There will be a review shortly .
Posted by old4570 | Oct 01, 2017 @ 10:17 PM | 1,576 Views
Banggood currently has the spirit 500 and spirit 600 flying wings on sale .. ( Cheap cheap )

Spirit 500 = https://goo.gl/ABjppf
Spirit 600 = https://goo.gl/4XxpL8

For around $25 ozzi bananas , I would indulge , but blew my wad on a 2s micro quad and a small flysky Rx .
So if you been looking for a cheap RC plane ,
Posted by old4570 | Sep 22, 2017 @ 12:35 AM | 1,698 Views
Bad news - For me !
My order for the WL toys 977 was cancelled ( I was really looking forward to flying this one ) Shuzbutt !

The good news !
Who does not love motor tools ? I love them ...
But there has always been one issue that gets my claw ! The inserts for drill bits and tools ..
They never seem to be just the right size .. Especially for drill bits .

I was on banggood just cruising all the goodies they sell when my eye spied this motor tool with a chuck .. ( A Chuck )
I just had to have it ( for review purposes mind you ) .. Because I love motor tools .
Currently on back order ...

Now I haven't seen a motor tool with a chuck before , this is a first for me so excuse me if I'm a little like a 8 year old waiting for Xmas . So hopefully some time in October I will have a really cool motor tool to play with ( eeeer I mean review ) .
Posted by old4570 | Sep 11, 2017 @ 02:39 AM | 1,715 Views
It has taken me the longest time to get around to buying one . But I finally put my money down . I thought about the BNF version but decided to pony up for the full kit .

Also on the way is the Eachine E012HW Should be fun ...

I am not sure but I think I need to pony up for the Taranis Q X7 as well . ( I was supposed to stop buying stuff = save money )
Posted by old4570 | Sep 07, 2017 @ 01:10 AM | 2,990 Views
Eachine EV100 720*540 5.8G 72CH FPV Goggles With Dual Antennas Fan 7.4V 1000mAh Battery

Banggood has a special on the Eachine EV100 FPV goggles , $99.99 USD ( $100 )
Posted by old4570 | Aug 30, 2017 @ 12:58 AM | 1,907 Views
I have installed a motor onto the XFX 280 ( Mystery Brand ) I don't remember the specs on it ( A real mystery )
Also got a 20A ESC for it ... So I guess the next step is setting up and thread locking .
I have Rx , servos and gyros on hand , so just need to set up and thread lock .
Could take for ever ?
Posted by old4570 | Aug 27, 2017 @ 11:54 PM | 2,577 Views
Just got the E-ZEE Electric Control line timer MK5
I hope to play with it shortly ..