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Posted by siriusflier | Sep 25, 2016 @ 09:08 AM | 3,767 Views
I had been interested in the CX-20 for months mainly because it is an inexpensive brushless quad with GPS. I was very tempted when I saw it on sale for $199, but when Banggood put it on sale for $160 and the points I could use made it $140 inclluding DHL shipping for me, I could no longer resist. I ordered it from the BG US warehouse on Sunday, September 18, 2016, and recieved it on Sep 24th.
There are already several review threads, but as I looked through them, I found it difficult to easily find the answers to my questions, so I decided as an experienced reviewer, I would post about my experiences with the CX-20 in my Blog. Since I just got it yesterday, I do not have a lot yet, but will be adding as my experience with it expands.

One of the first things I noticed about the CX-20 is the impressive packaging. But that was after I noticed how heavy and large the box is. Inside the large box are several smaller boxes. One for the quad, one for the transmitter, one for the battery, one for the props, one for the landing gear, one for the camera mount, and another for the battery charger. In my opinion it is very well packaged and it was probably the least mangled in transit packages I have ever received.
Posted by siriusflier | Feb 16, 2016 @ 10:46 AM | 2,742 Views
Tarantula X6

I have been interested in the X6 quad for a couple of months. I have read a lot in the X6 threads and read about the change of fcbs. I never had a quad bigger than a 250mm until I received two JJRC H26Ws the last week of December, 2015, and the first week of January, 2016. I like the fight characteristics of the H26Ws and read that the YZ X6 is similar, plus it uses the V2x2 protocol, so I already had a few transmitters I could try it with. Then I also realized that some of the parts were interchangeable between the X6 and the H26. I had ordered 6 X6 motors to use as spares for my H26 quads.
I also wanted to order some main gears and prop shafts and direct replacements were not available for the H26, so I did some checking and decided that the X6 gear/shaft would fit the H26. Then I decided to look and see what it would cost to buy the rest of the parts to build an X6. When I found out I could probably do it for less than $30 with things I already had on hand, I got serious about ordering the parts. I found out I could order the body and gears on Amazon for $1.19 using my Amazon points. I got the fcb and battery door from Banggood. Ordered the motor mounts from Gearbest. And already had bearings to replace the bushings. Not counting the bearings because the motor mounts actually come with bushings, I ended up spending $25.73 US for the parts.

I couldn't really start until I got the body, because I had to solder wires to the fcb and...Continue Reading