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Posted by DutchRC | Jan 16, 2018 @ 10:05 AM | 1,082 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 @ 10:22 AM | 1,295 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 @ 10:02 AM | 1,126 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 @ 05:17 PM | 984 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

...Continue Reading
Posted by DutchRC | Jan 02, 2018 @ 11:58 AM | 2,552 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: [ulr=https://goo.gl/o4ss12]24 in 1 allu. screwdriver set[/url]

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)

Posted by DutchRC | Dec 30, 2017 @ 10:13 AM | 1,321 Views
Halloa people

soo yeah.. not every RC has to be high-spec and fast.. Right? This time I felt like reviewing something more affordable & entry level. Besides that, I wanted to see what these kinds of quadcopters are like these days

The quadcopter in question: TIANQU VisuoDrone XS809W

And spare batteries are even available 900 mAh 3.7V lion

I have to say this quad isn't bad at All for what it costs.. I was pleasantly surpriced, eventhough it's offcourse quite plasticky

DutchRC - TIANQU XS809W Foldable Entry level FPV Quadcopter - Show & Tell (10 min 16 sec)

weight: 160 grams
Battery: 900 mAh 3.7V lion
altitude hold: Yes
FPV system: WIFI (app)
range: 70-100 meters
flight time: 10 minutes
Posted by DutchRC | Dec 11, 2017 @ 04:04 PM | 1,592 Views
Howdy people

allright.. not Really a RC proeduct in this thread, eventhough I do regularly use this phone when flying a video-quad
So.. I recently ordered up a new Smartphone from Gearbest. Originally I had not really planed on doing a review of it, but the other reviews I came across omitted some crucial info.. So I decided to do a review of it anyway

Link to this phone: Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 5.99 inch smartphone (256 GB version)

DutchRC - Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Smartphone Review (256GB version) (23 min 6 sec)

screen size: 5.99 inch
resolution: 2160 x 1080
CPU: Spapdragon 2.45Ghz Octacore
Memory: 6 GB
Storage: 256 GB
Battery: 3400 mAh
OS: Android 7.1.1
Camera: 12 MP single lens
Bluetooth: 5.0
Interface: USB-C
Posted by DutchRC | Dec 09, 2017 @ 02:38 PM | 1,058 Views
Howdy people

I got an email today from Inch.io with release notes for an updated version of FPV Freerider.. Not a whole lot has changed. The biggest addition is the custom maps.. I do not know if we will see new maps for this feature in the Near future, but at least we get 3 new maps with this new release

DutchRC - New December 2017 version of FPV Freerider FPV Simulator :) (11 min 10 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Dec 05, 2017 @ 02:38 PM | 1,472 Views
Howdy people

as you know, if you know my channel, I very much like to build things myself (like my XJ470 video quad).. There is a time & place for just buying & flying as well though Besides that the Xiaomi Mi 4K Drone looked very promissing to me, so I ordered one from Gearbest..

Link to the quad: Xiaomi Mi 4K Video drone

A nifty option is to use it's camera & gimbal on a handheld grip by the way: Xiaomi Mi gimbal grip

So.. I'll start this thread with my full review.. On my 2nd channel though, I've got a good amount of uncut aerial video's from the drone by now though:

DutchRC - XIAOMI Mi 4K Video Drone - Review (31 min 16 sec)

Frame class: 400-size
Weight: 1.4 Kg
Max speed: 18 m / s
Motors: brushless
Battery: 5100 mAh 4S Lion
Camera: 4K 30 fps or
2.5K 30 fps or
1080P 100 / 60 / 30 fps
Max photo res: 4,000 x 3,000
Posted by DutchRC | Nov 18, 2017 @ 09:09 AM | 1,765 Views
Halloa people

soo a what?? Is this even an RC? Well yes it is, but it's more an action-sports thing this Skateboard However.. it sure is remote / radio controlled..

Link to this skateboard: Hiwheel ready to run electric skateboard

And in this topic I'll be posting several video's about this electric longboard If you have experience with this (or other) board, I offcourse welcome your input!

DutchRC - Hiwheel affordable Electric RR Skateboard! :) - Show & Tell (12 min 39 sec)

Length: 1 meter
Board: maple wood
Weight: 6.2 Kg
Battery: 4400mah 6S Li-ion
Max speed: 20 Km/h
Range: 12-20 Km
Max weight: 120 Kg
Posted by DutchRC | Nov 12, 2017 @ 06:08 PM | 1,446 Views
Halloa guys

sooo yeah.. I had kinda expected the Topsky F7X to be my daily driver for a while, but that was a bit of a let down regertably.. So I went for more of a tried & true option this time The Aomway Commmander..

Link to this FPV goggle: Aomway Commander v1 FPV goggle

Obviously I'll be reviewing the goggle, but at THIS moment it's on offer (see link above) which is why I'm posting this up right now..
I only just ordered the goggle Today..

DutchRC - The Aomway Commander FPV Goggle at a GOOD price! :) (3 min 47 sec)

Resolution: 854 x 480px ( WVGA )
Aspect ratio: 16:9
System: PAL / NTSC auto select
FOV: 32 degree
IPD: 59 - 69mm adjustable
Receivers: 2x 40cm
Antenna connectors: SMA
Memory: SD Cards up to 32GB
Diversity: Yes
External video-in: Yes
External video-out: Yes
Audio out: Yes
DVR: Yes Mjpeg 30fps
Auto search: Yes
Supports 3D FPV: Yes
Battery: not included
Headtracker: optional
Posted by DutchRC | Oct 14, 2017 @ 05:29 PM | 2,594 Views
Halloa people

regretably the shipping took a while this time cause I was really looking forward to getting my hands on this one The previous Furibee (full size) quads I've tried worked out Well
So how about this one? I just got it in last week, AND it's on offer now

Link to the FPV Quad: FuriBee X215 Pro - BNF (FrSky D16) version

Allso available without a receiver: FuriBee X215 Pro - PNF version

And I'll be flying it on: Hyperion G7 LiHv lipo's

Sooooo nice specs! Does it fly well though?

DutchRC - FuriBee X215 Pro Racing Quad - ON OFFER NOW! :) (14 min 37 sec)

Wheelbase: 215 mm
Weight: 95g
Size: 175 x 225 x 60mm
Arm thickness: 5 mm
Brushless motor: 2206 2600KV
Propeller: 5048 three-blade, PC + fiberglass
Video transmitter: 5.8G 40CH 0 / 25mW / 300mW
Antenna type: pagoda antenna
Flight Controller: F4 32 bit
Base firmware: Betaflight
ESC's: Blheli-S 30A
Camera: 1200tvl CCD
OSD: yes
Buzzer: yes
LED's: yes (programmable)
Posted by DutchRC | Oct 09, 2017 @ 05:34 PM | 2,305 Views
Halloa people

a new offering in the FPV-goggles scene.. These aren't el-cheapo though which makes them competitors to Fatsharks & Aomway goggles.. Are they any good? We'll find out

Link to this goggle: Topsky F7X fpv goggle

And, as the goggle is modular, I'll be using this receiver in it: Realacc Pro Plus diversity receiver

Time for a first look!

DutchRC - The TopSky F7X FPV Goggle! A First look / Show & Tell / Unboxing (22 min 35 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 | Oct 03, 2017 @ 09:09 AM | 2,796 Views
Halloa people

So.. it has finally happened.. I've ordered me a 3D printer which is something I had wanted to do for quite a few years :$ It arrived yesterday I am very very excited I do expect to run into some hurdles, but that's
okee & to be expected

The printer I chose: Creality CR-10 (30x30x40cm)

In this topic, or rather my series of video's, I'll take you along in my journey into 3D printing. This Should servo to illustrate how easy / hard it is to get from a cardboard box to a functional print

DutchRC - 3D Printing Series! P1: Creality CR-10 Show & Tell :) (21 min 16 sec)

Printing size: 300*300*400mm
Printing type: FDM (Melting touch stack molding technology)
Body structure: Patent technology V-Slot aluminum bearing
Nozzle diameter: Default 0.4mm, one 0.3mm nozzle for free
Filament diam: 1.75mm
Plug: Default EU plug
Print speed: 200mm / s, normal printing speed: 100mm / s
Accuracy: 0.05-0.4mm (adjustable)
Power supply: Input 110-220V switchable, output 24V
Actual power: 160-200W
Menu language: Chinese or English
Print accuracy: ±0.1mm
Environmental: 10-30°C, humidity 20-50%
Posted by DutchRC | Oct 01, 2017 @ 07:08 AM | 1,879 Views
Halloa people

yes sir.. It got me another new aeroplane in From ZOHD this time (from the same manufacturer as SonicModell planes).. ZOHD have released quite a few new planes in short order, and I kinda like all of them :O

The plane in question: ZOHD Nano Talon PNF version

Allso available with FPV gear: Nano Talon with bells & wistles

I have at this point not flown the plane yet, but I am quite impressed with it's design! Very smart IMHO
In this topic I'll allso post flight video's offcourse.. Let's first have a close look at it though

DutchRC - ZOHD Nano Talon - a smart 860mm (FPV) Aeroplane :) - Show & Tell (19 min 36 sec)

FPV gear I'll be using in it:
Camera: Caddx Turbo S1 camera
VTX: Eachine TX526 5.8Ghz (selectable output power) VTX

wingspan: 860mm
length: 570mmm
weight: 361g
motor: 2204 1870kv
ESC: 30A + BEC (3S) with XT60 connector
battery: 1300-2200mah 3S (not included)
propellor: 6x3
material: EPP
ailerons: yes
rudder: yes
flaps: no
stabelizer: yes
Posted by DutchRC | Sep 26, 2017 @ 08:05 AM | 1,993 Views
Halloa people

So yes.. another FPV-camera comparison here. The specs & pricing are Not in the same range this time though do you lose a lot if you go with a low budget FPV camera?? Let's see

Link to the low budget cam: Eachine 1000tvl CCD camera

And I'll compare it with: Runcam Swift Mini

DutchRC - Brand OR Budget mini FPV camera? (Eachine vs Runcam) (14 min 11 sec)

Specs of the Eachine cam:
sensor: 1/3" CCD
res: 976tvl
TV system: PAL or NTSC switchable
lens: 2.8mm 1.2F
WDR: yes
OSD: no
power in: 5-20V
weight: 10.4g
dimensions: 24.5 x17.5 x 28mm

Specs of the Runcam Swift Mini
sensor: 1/3" CCD
res: 600tvl 4:3
TV system: Pal or NTSC (non switchable)
lens: 2.5mm 1.2F
WDR: yes
OSD: yes
power in: 5-36V
weight: 12g
dimensions: 22.3 x 22x 27mm
Posted by DutchRC | Sep 22, 2017 @ 07:51 AM | 2,729 Views
Halloa people

for an upcoming project I needed me a Slightly smaller FPV camera, and offcourse I could have just gone with the RC Swift Mini.. While looking that one up though, I came across a new contender in the arena of FPV cams: the Caddxx Turbo S1.. They claim it to be better in several aspects, so I decided to compare the 2

Option nr.1: the Runcam Swift Mini

Option nr.2: the Caddx.us Turbo S1

And this is what things look like side by side:

DutchRC - Runcam Swift Mini vs Caddc Turbo S1 FPV Camera's - Good alternative?? (16 min 0 sec)

Caddx Turbo S1 specs:
sensor: 1/3" CCD
res: 600tvl 4:3
TV system: Pal or NTSC (non switchable)
lens: 2.5mm 1.2F
WDR: yes
OSD: yes
power in: 5-40V
weight: 12g
dimensions: 22 x 22x 27mm

Runcam Swift Mini specs:
sensor: 1/3" CCD
res: 600tvl 4:3
TV system: Pal or NTSC (non switchable)
lens: 2.5mm 1.2F
WDR: yes
OSD: yes
power in: 5-36V
weight: 12g
dimensions: 22.3 x 22x 27mm
Posted by DutchRC | Sep 16, 2017 @ 08:11 AM | 2,203 Views
Halloa people

Eachine / Banggood recently introduced their new visor-style goggle at a budget price. Exciting and Highly anticipated.. I don't think I'm overstating things here..

In this topic I'll be reviewing the goggle but... BUT! I'll actually start with a giveaway of 3 of them! :O
Link to the goggle: Eachine EV100 lightweight budget FPV visor

And again.. Here is my giveaway video with rules that will surprice you

DutchRC - 3x Eachine EV100 FPV Goggle GIVEAWAY! :D don't miss it! :) (12 min 38 sec)

More about the goggle itself in the (near futute) offcourse

Frequency : 5.8G 5333Mhz-5945Mhz
Sensitivity : <=-93dB
Antenna Impedance : 50Ω
Antenna Gain : 3dBi
Antenna Connector : RP-SMA
Video Formate : NTSC/PAL
Support AV IN/OUT
Support Focal Length/Brightness/Contrast Adjustment
Suport Firmware Upgradeable
Power Input : 7.4V
Low Voltage : 6.8V
Battery : 2S 7.4V 1000mAh
Charging : USB Cable
Working Temp. : -10℃-+40℃
Posted by DutchRC | Sep 06, 2017 @ 10:01 PM | 2,962 Views
Howdy people

soooo yeah.. a BG sale coming up! I'm pretty sure most of you here were aware of That

What ou were NOT aware of however: I've got a giveaway coming up My first actually!
I'm gonna be giving away 3 of these: Eachine EV100 FPV goggle

DutchRC - Banggood 11th Anniversary Sale :) AND GIVEAWAY ANNOUNCEMENT! :O (4 min 7 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Sep 02, 2017 @ 08:47 AM | 2,154 Views
Halloa people

I recently ordered me a new multimeter, and offcourse I could have done a review-video on that MM itself. I though more people would be served with a 'how to' on multimeters in general though

So.. here is a video on the how & why of multimeters.. Yes, this is a beginner-instructions-video.. Experienced builders will allready know most things I sohw & explain..

Link to the MM I got myself: Mustool MT826

And here is the instructions video itself

DutchRC - Why would You want a Multimeter AND how do you use them? :O (Mustool MT826) (29 min 10 sec)