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Posted by DutchRC | Mar 20, 2018 @ 10:52 AM | 895 Views
Halloa people

remember this one? It was one of the last planes Stuart announced back in 2017.. My crystal ball tells me it's finally nearing release, so I thought I'd scrape together what I know / expect from it here

Wingspan: 1100mm
Motor: 3536-1780kv Brushless
ESC: 60A Aerostar
Prop: 5" for 4S & 6" for 3S
Base chord: ?
Tip chord: ?
Sweep: ?
Lipo: 2600mah 3S / 2200mah 4S

And for now. here is the old announcement of it:

Durafly Sidewinder 1100mm FPV Race Wing - HobbyKing Announcement Daily (6 min 45 sec)

Hopefull I (or others) can tell you more about the plane shortly
Posted by DutchRC | Mar 16, 2018 @ 10:02 AM | 679 Views
Halloa guys

time (I think) to do another action-cam review.. This is a (VERY) long term review as I've had this SJ7 Star in use for over a year by now.. It still IS SJcam's flagship action-cam though..

Link to this camera: SJcam SJ7 Star true 4K action camera

The camera's price is lot nicer by this by the way then when I ordered mine :P

DutchRC - the SJcam SJ7 STAR - SJcam's Flagship camera - LONG term review (27 min 19 sec)

Video resolutions:
4K 30 fps
2.7K 30 fps
2.5K 60 fps
1440P 30fps / 60 fps
1080P 30 fps / 60 fps / 120 fps
960P 30 fps / 60 fps / 120 fps
720P 30 fps / 60 fps / 120 fps
Posted by DutchRC | Mar 14, 2018 @ 10:51 AM | 622 Views
Halloa guys

I've been looking forward to getting my hands on this quad sinds the day I first saw pictures of it This is offcourse not the only plus-configuration quad out there, but it's still quite uncommon Apart from that the specs are quite impressive for a little 3-inch FPV quad

Link to it: Diatone 2018 GT M3 PLUS

There is allso a normal X version of it

And allso a streched X 2018 GT M3

So! Let's see what this quad does

DutchRC - The Diatone 2018 GT M3 Plus DRAG RACER :) - Show & Tell (14 min 52 sec)

Wheel base: 110mm/170mm
Frame base: 1-piece 3mm CF
Flight controller: F4 32K
Firmware: Betaflight 3.2.1
ESC's: 20A 4S max Dshot600
Motors: 1408 4000kv (beefy!)
Camera: non-brand 600tvl CCD
VTX: Genuine TBS Unify
Props: Gemfan Falsh 3052 tri-blades
Dry weight: 120g
Smart audio: yes (SA protocol)
Receiver: none
Black box memory: yes 128 MB
OSD: yes
Buzzer: nope
Posted by DutchRC | Feb 26, 2018 @ 09:57 AM | 1,447 Views
Halloa guys

soooo yes.. I've got me another FPV quadro in about a week ago It's a 110mm size one, and if you have followed my channel you might remember me daying I didn't really want smaller then 140/130 size quads anymore.. Mostly because most/all of them have crappy Cmos camera's, and are mostly quite fragile..

So yeah.. I couldn't resist ordering this Fly Fox because this one Does have a nice CCD cam, and on top of that: Smart Audio (Tramp protocol)

Link to this quadcopter: Fly Fox 110 micro FPV quad at HobbyCool

And here are my initial findings:

DutchRC - Fly Fox 110 - Brushless Micro FPV Quadro WITH Smart Audio :) - Review P1 (27 min 51 sec)

Wheelbase: 110mm
Frame base: 3mm carbon fiber
Flight controller: Omnibus F4
Firmware: Betaflight 3.2
Motors: 1106 7600 Kv
ESC's: Dshot 600 20A
Camera: Sony CCD 600 tvl
VTX: 25 / 100 / 200 mW 48 channel
Lipo: +/- 500 mAh 2S or 3S (2S included)
OSD: yes
Smart Audio: yes
Leds: yes
Buzzer: yes
Posted by DutchRC | Feb 14, 2018 @ 09:15 AM | 3,023 Views
Hi there guys

yes.. we don't Only have lipo's etc to charge in this hobby :P Sometimes you need AA's or AAA's for radio's.. But these kinds of batteries are used in all manner of house-hold stuff as well offcourse
So far I used like really Dumb chargers for those types of batteries.. Time to step that game up a bit

Link to this charger: ISDT C4 8 Amp battery charger

DutchRC - ISDT C4 - Smart Battery Charger - Show & Tell (10 min 53 sec)

Input power: DC 12-24V/2.5A
max.charge power: 25W
max.discharge power: 10W
Battery size: AAA, AA, 10440, 10500, 12500, 13500, 13650, 14500, 14650, 16650, 17650, 18650, 20650, 22650, 26650
Posted by DutchRC | Feb 08, 2018 @ 09:04 AM | 2,340 Views
Hi there guys

Recently I was getting a new FPV quad ready (again :P) and though it might be nice to record that process.. So this video is mostly aimed at people that transition from a brushed (FPV) quad to a brushless one, with all the Betaflight bells & wistles Can be quite dawnting I think!

As I've said over and over: it's Very advisable to first get the flying part down with a brushed quad.. such as this one:

DutchRC - THE beginner FPV Quadcopter?? The XK X130-T (32 min 6 sec)

And after that.. here is a how-to on getting your new brushless monster in the air (safely):

DutchRC - Getting a new FPV Racing Drone ready for takeoff :) - How To Video (32 min 52 sec)
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Posted by DutchRC | Feb 06, 2018 @ 01:42 PM | 1,333 Views
Halloa guys

trying out yet another micro FPV quad over here.. Still something quite different though! We don't see a lot of 140-isch size quads with prop guards huh? Let's see if that actually works out..

Link to the quad itself: TransTec Kobe 140 PNF

and the receiver I used for it: FrSky XSR (so with smartport)

And here are findings on the little bugger

DutchRC - TransTEC KOBE 140 - a DIFFERENT FPV Quadro :) - Show & Tell (19 min 50 sec)

wheelbase: 140 mm
weight: 150 grams
frame: 3mm carbon fiber
motors: 1306 3400 Kv
ESC's: 15A
propellors: 3030
flight controller: F3 with OSD
receiver: not included
camera: CCD HS1177 (good!)
VTX: 25 / 100 / 200 mW
battery: +/- 550 mAh 3S (not included)
OSD: yes
buzzer: yes
Posted by DutchRC | Feb 04, 2018 @ 09:12 AM | 10,738 Views
Howdy peoples

soooo yes! I'm going to be doing another giveaway! Quite a nice (IMHO) 145-size FPV racing quad I'm giving away this time
At This point it's new-in-the-box.. What do you say.. Should I fly it first or give it away as-is?

Link to the quadro at Banggood: HGLRC XJB-145 at Banggood

Link to the quadro at Gearbest: HGLRC XJB-145 at GearBest

The give-away itself is coming up.. This is just an announcement

DutchRC - International GiveAway Announcement! HGLRC XJB-145 Racing Quad! :) (3 min 48 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Feb 02, 2018 @ 09:11 AM | 1,868 Views
Halloa guys

yet another FPV quad from Furibee / Gearbest.. Rated for up to 6S this time :| (I wouldn't on the stock props by the way) .. Let's see if this is a decent flyer then

Link to this quadro: Furibee Dark Max 220 FPV quad

And here are my findings on it so far

DutchRC - The Furibee Dark Max 4-6S FPV Racer :D - Review (24 min 1 sec)

wheelbase: 220 mm
frame: 4mm Carbon Fiber true X
flight controller: Omnibus F4
ESC's: BLHeli-S DShot 600
motors: DYS 2205 2550 Kv
camera: 600 tvl CCD NTSC or PAL selectable
VTX: 25 / 100 / 200 mW 48 channels
receiver: DSMX or Flysky of FrSky or without
lipo: 2-6S! (not included)
OSD: yes
buzzer: yes
LED's: yes (programmable)
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 31, 2018 @ 09:14 AM | 2,165 Views
Hi there guys

Soooo round 2 for the TopSky F7X goggle huh? Have they made enough improvements to make this one a contender?
I must say I now Do enjoy using it, where I definately did Not like the V1...

Check out the current price by the way.. far more interesting now..
Link to this goggle: TopSky F7X V2! 42-degree-fov FPV Goggle

The receiver I use in it: Realacc Pro Plus receiver

I will do a Long term review of the goggle as well.. For now my short(er) term review:

DutchRC - TopSky F7X V2! 42-degree-FOV FPV Goggle.. Should you want one? (24 min 32 sec)

FOV: 42 Degree
IPD: 58~72mm
Resolution: 1280*720(0.5”LCoS) backlight
Video format: NTSC/PAL auto selection
Module: Head tracking module (optional)
Head tracking: Head tracking module: optional
DVR: DVR of RF, TF Card, up to 32GB, MJPG 30fb
3D: Sied by side
Video fomat: NTSC / PAL, auto recognition
Receiver: Built-in high-sensitivity receivers with 40 channelshigh-speed one-touch search
Digitas Video:MJPG 30FPIntegrated mode DVR (only for RF), micro TF card and support 32GB, video compression format MJPG/30 FP
Buttom adjustment: Intensity control/contrast control/ channel control/display mode control/ DVR switch/ head satrration control/tracking module
HDMI: Support 720/1080P HDMI signal input ( 2D/3D auto slection)
Ports: Headphone jack/ AV-IN port/ DC IN port/ PS2
Power: DC7-18V (3h-4h) Image voltage indicator function
Package Size: 230*165*100mm
Weight: 190g(with battery)
Package weight: 700g
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 27, 2018 @ 09:45 AM | 1,507 Views
Halloa guys

another brushed / entry-level quad this time.. This one Is quite a bit faster then your average brushed (FPV) quad though
I would Not call this a racing quad though, because it can not fly in acro mode (with the current firmware)
It does however sport an onboard 720P video recorder...

Link to this quad: Hubsan H122D X4 Storm

NOT unimportant: spare parts for it are allready available

Speaking off.. Extra lipo's will offcourse come in handy: 2S HvLi for the X4 Storm

And because the props aren't standard ones.. Some extra spare ones might allso be a good idea: 2 inch props for the Hubsan X4 Storm

My review of this little quad then

DutchRC - The Hubsan H122D X4 Storm :) Great Sightseeing FPV Quad :) - Review P1 (29 min 27 sec)

wheelbase: 140mm
weight: 116.5 grams (incl Lipo)
motors: brushed
camera: 1080P (with recorder)
lipo: 710 mAh 2S Hv Lipo
VTX: 5.8Ghz (25mW)
flight time: 6.5 minutes
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 26, 2018 @ 06:22 PM | 3,439 Views
Halloa people

wow! I had actually expected a product like this to be released by FrSky when they introduced the QX7.. Sooo a Turnigy Evelution kinda radio.. Should be great for quad flying? What do you people think? I would definately want to try it..
It even has a module bay
The material it's shell is made out of looks really comfy by the way...

Link to it: FrSky Taranis X-LITE ACCST 16CH Radio

Ohw.. and it will be available in at least 2 colors (red & black) to start with.. I expect other colors to come available later..

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Posted by DutchRC | Jan 25, 2018 @ 09:11 AM | 1,754 Views
Halloa people

a few days ago I got me my first ISDT charger in.. Quite POPULAR chargers them people make huh? Some even say they are (currently) the best chargers.. I think that would be a bit of an overstatement :P
BUT.. the majour innovation in the ISDT chargers is their user-interface. Comming from the 'old world' Imax kinda charger (display + 4 buttons) these ISDT chargers sure are quite a easier to opperate.. Especially for people that don't know all the ins-and-outs of Lipo's (yet)

Linkje to the charger: ISDT T6 Lite 600W charger

and the more powerfull version: ISDT T6 BattGO 780W charger

With all that said.. Here is my quick-review of the T6 Lite

DutchRC - ISDT's T6 BattGo & T6 Lite Chargers.. Show & Tell :) (10 min 55 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jan 22, 2018 @ 09:33 AM | 1,893 Views
Halloa guys

sooooo.. I've build a couple of quads from GepRC frames by now.. Nice frames! But can they allso deliver in the BNF / RTF market?
My first impressions are quite positive.. I very much like this little bugger

Link to this 3-inch-quad: GepRC MX3 Sparrow - aka Master Blaster

And.. here is the first part of my review on it:

DutchRC - GEPRC MX3 Sparrow BNF - a Master Blater FPV Quad :D - Review P1 (24 min 22 sec)

wheelbase: 139 mm
arm thickness: 3mm carbon fiber
motors: 1408 3500 KV
ESCs: BLHeli-S 4x 28A in 1 DShot600
current: 3S or 4S
receiver: FrSky XSR (D16)
props: 3042 3-blades (2 spares)
camera: Runcam micro V2 600tvl CCD
VTX: 25-100-250mW 72 channels
OSD: yes (in the Runcam micro V2)
Buzzer: yes
LEDs: yes
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 18, 2018 @ 09:19 AM | 2,041 Views
Halloa guys

yes sir! An actual RC motorcycle! The first time I get my hands on an RC like this. Exciting!
I've been interested in them for years.. Most cost more then I wanted to spend.. This H-King 1/8th scale
bike looked good to me, for what it costs

Link to this motorcycle: H-King HKM-390 Onroad Racing Motorcycle

Link to the lipo's I'll use: Turnigy 1300 mah 2S

Link to the allu bike stand: Optional allu bike stand

Obviously I'll allso do dring-video's with the bike.. For now, here is my show & tell on it

DutchRC - Vroem VROEM! :) The 1/8th scale HobbyKing HKM-390 Onroad Racing Bike - Show & Tell! (17 min 31 sec)

Length: 289 mm
Width: 72 mm
Height: 140 mm
Wheelbase: 204 mm
Full weight: 735 g
ESC: 25A brushed w/XT30
Motor: 380 21T Brushed
Battery Bay: 70x18x38 mm
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 16, 2018 @ 09:05 AM | 1,886 Views
Halloa people

yesss.. all them nice speedy brushless quads are great offcourse! Lot's of fun
However.. everybody has to start somewhere so I felt like reviewing something more entry-level this time..

And.. no real surprice: it's a brushed quad.. it IS a bit bigger then most of them though..

Link to this quad: XK X130-T brushed FPV quad WITH acro mode

And.. here is My review of it

DutchRC - THE beginner FPV Quadcopter?? The XK X130-T (32 min 6 sec)

framesize: 130mm
frame material: carbon fiber
frame thickness: 1.5mm
motors: 1020 brushed
propellors: 66mm (4 spares)
battery: 700mah 1S 25C
VTX: 5.8Ghz 25mW 32 channels
camera: 600tvl CMOS
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 14, 2018 @ 09:22 AM | 2,101 Views
Halloa guys

Soo yes.. I just got me this new FrSky radio in a couple of days, and how offten does one order up a new radio right? Only once in a few years. At least I do :$
So! I'm quite excited to try this one out, as it's not really an entry-level radio eighter :$ I ordered me this Horus X10S so it Might replace my Futaba T14SG, but the verdict's not in yet offcourse..

Link to the new radio: FrSky Horus X10S transmitter

I'll be doing several video's on this radio.. Maybe allso some 'how to ones.. To start things off though, here is my Show & Tell on this radio

DutchRC - FrSky HORUS X10S 16-channel mid-range Radio - Show & Tell (23 min 37 sec)

Specs (of the Horus X10S)
channels: 16
protocol: default FrSky ACCST
system: 2.4 Ghz
OS: frOS (openTX can be flashed onto it)
model mem: 60 (unlimited by adding a TF card)
screen: 480 x 272 color LCD
gimbals: MC12 plus
battery: build in Lion
telemetry: yes
module bay: yes
touchscreen: no
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 10, 2018 @ 09:02 AM | 1,799 Views
Halloa people

I feel like building me a new FPV aeroplane! And in this case 'build' means: buying a PNF airplane, and adding FPV & autopilot stuff to it..

To start this project off however, I need YOUR input See, I don't really know which plane to order yet.. I would very much appreciate your input in this

Here is a video about my shortlist & reasoning for picking those planes

DutchRC - HobbyKing Bixler 3 or Volantex Ranger or MPX EasyStar II ????? (21 min 50 sec)

Links to those planes:
The Volantex Ranger 1600: The Volantex Ranger 1600 at banggood

The HobbyKing Bixler 3: The HobbyKing Bixler 3 (new version)

The MPX EasyStar II: The MPX RR EasyStar II
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 09, 2018 @ 04:17 PM | 1,627 Views
Halloa guys

I came across a new quad on BG today.. It is a DJI quad that costs less then $100 :O That is a first! More importantly however: it's allso the first brushed (in other words: entry level) camera-quad with image stabilzer I've been hoping to see quads like that for a few years now

Link to the quad / drone: DJI Tello 5MP video quad

Time for some pictures offcourse

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Posted by DutchRC | Jan 02, 2018 @ 10:58 AM | 3,191 Views
Halloa people

first of all: best wishes for the new from the Nehterlands!

and.. to kick things of, an unusually short video this time.. Just a simple tool-tip.. I picked up this good quality Xiaomi Wiha (German manufacturer) screwdriver kit: Xiaomi 24 in 1 allu. screwdriver set

There is allso a powered version of it by the way: Xiaomi WOWSTICK

and here is a closer look at it:

DutchRC - Tool Tip: Xiaomi Wiha 24 in 1 screwdriver set (6 min 9 sec)