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Posted by DutchRC | Yesterday @ 09:09 AM | 957 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)


Specifications:
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 | 719 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)


Specifications:
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 | 1,669 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)


Specifications:
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
Receiver:
Camera: 1200tvl CCD
OSD: yes
Buzzer: yes
LED's: yes (programmable)
Posted by DutchRC | Oct 09, 2017 @ 05:34 PM | 1,691 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)


Specifications:
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 | 2,196 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)


Specifications:
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 | 1,303 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

Specifications:
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 | 1,337 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 | 2,047 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 | 1,588 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

Specs:
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 | 2,383 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 | 1,561 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)

Posted by DutchRC | Aug 14, 2017 @ 09:18 AM | 2,890 Views
Halloa people

yep... I've got me another micro FPV quad in.. Not an Eachine one this time.. I had personally not heard of GoolRC before, but there's a first time for everything It was offered to me, and at that moment I really felt like trying something ellse to see if That could have me get rid of them flips of d**th

Link to the quadcopter: GoolRC G90 Pro, micro FPV Quad - BNF
And you would want to use this coupon here: 7380J
I don't get a kickback on this by the way..

This first video is basically a fyll review, but I will come back with some longer-term findings..

DutchRC - GoolRC G90 Pro - Brushless Micro FPV Quad with OSD :) - REVIEW (21 min 27 sec)


Specifications:
Wheelbase: 90mm
Frame material: carbon fiber
Flight controller: F3 with embedded OSD (not an Omnibus)
ESC: 12A x4
Motor: 1104 8000Kv! (brushless offcourse)
Lipo: 450mah 2S (1 included)
Propellor 1935 x5
Camera: Cmos AIO
VTX: 25mW 48 channel
Receiver: FrSky D8
Spare propellors: Yes - 1 set
Prop guards: Yes
OSD: Yes (with PID tuning via FPV-feed)
Telemetry: No
Posted by DutchRC | Aug 07, 2017 @ 09:33 AM | 9,019 Views
Howdy guys

sooo.. a new option in the FPV-goggle arena, and one at quite a Low price.. Especially for small visor-type goggles. Are they any good though? I haven't gotten my hands on a set yet.. Maybe You have? in that case I'd appreciate your input on them!

The goggle in question: Eachine EV100 goggle

The product-page says it will be available in white & black.. I think especially people living in warmer climates would appreciate the white option..

Some pictures then:



IF I end up ordering a set, I'll post my finding here offcourse.. But again.. I'd appreciate your thoughts & experiences with the set..

Display
Resolution : 720*540
FOV : 28° diagonal
IPD : 58-64mm
Focal length adjusting: under 400 degree of myopia

Specification
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 Upgrading
Power Input : 7.4V
Low Voltage : 6.8V
Battery : 2S 7.4V 1000mAh
Charging : USB Cable(not included)
Working Temp. : -10℃-+40℃
Posted by DutchRC | Aug 06, 2017 @ 03:48 PM | 1,884 Views
Howdy guys

THE question I get asked the most is: what is a good beginner airoplane mr. DutchRC? It's mostly RC Car drivers & quad pilots posting up that Q.. Soooo I did a bit of a look-around to see what a Good beginner plane would be..

This is what I came up with: WLtoys / XK A700B beginner plane (with action camera

As you can see, in the link I went to a different store for this one as the plane was out of stock, or not listed at my usual go-to stores..

Soo.. here is my initial review of it.. In this video I flew the poor plane in High winds, making my narration not really audible I'll be posting up a second flight-video shortly

DutchRC - The perfect beginner RC Airplane? - The XK A700-B - Review (22 min 42 sec)


Specifications:
Wingspan: 750 mm
Length: 565 mm
All up weight: 95 g
Motor: brushless
ESC: ?
Lipo: 300mah 2S (included)
Radio: 2.4 Ghz (included)
Ailerons: no
Rudder: yes
Stabeliser: yes
Camera: yes
FPV: no
Posted by DutchRC | Aug 04, 2017 @ 07:33 PM | 2,157 Views
Howdy guys

sooo a What? A FREE radio? Yeah man.. A few weeks back I posted up a rant-video about my Turnigy 9XR radio (no spare parts available!) .. I guess somebody from Banggood spotted that video, and I was offered a Taranis Q X7 as a replacement I won't say no to that offcourse

In case you don't know that radio yet.. this one: FrSky Taranis 16ch radio (in white)

And here are my firts impressions of the radio

DutchRC - A Free frSky Taranis Q X7 from Banggood.com :O How did That happen?? (13 min 39 sec)


I allso went ahead and ordered up the Hall Sensor gimbals as an upgrade myself..
As well as some receivers
Posted by DutchRC | Jul 31, 2017 @ 06:00 AM | 2,687 Views
Howdy people

so yeah.. a brick-based quadcopter that's supposed to actually fly? I would have though it would be to heavy.. Turns out, the power-to-weight ratio indeed IS pretty low
Nevertheless.. it Does fly

Link to this quadcopter: Lego / Realacc quadcopter

And here is what that looks like..

DutchRC - A LEGO quadcopter that actually Flies? :O (9 min 43 sec)

Posted by DutchRC | Jul 27, 2017 @ 07:28 AM | 2,842 Views
Howdy people

I got me another FPV quad here, and this time it's not a racing quad.. Far from it actually To be completely honnest, the first thing that made me want to order it was the looks of it I really like well designed things in general, and this quad is one of the better looking ones (IMHO)..
Okee.. but it allso does it's FPV-trick over 5.8Ghz and not the dreaded WIFI :P Comes with a screen.. records video in the quad..

Link to this quadcopter: Cheerson CX-23 video FPV quad

Offcourse everyone is free to add Their findings / questions etc in this topic.. I'll start the party with a full review:

DutchRC - Cheerson CX-23 a Truely RTF Video FPV Quadcopter - FULL REVIEW! :) (30 min 2 sec)


Specifications:
Quad size: 245 x 245 x 90 mm
Weight: 230 grams
Motors: 1306 3000Kv
Propellors: 4" 2 blades
Lipo: 1200mah 7.4V (2S)
Flight time (real life): 8.5 minutes
Picture resolution: 1920x1080 (full HD)
Video resolution: 1280x720 (HD)
FPV resolution: looks like VGA
FPV type: 5.8Ghz
Control range: 500m
FPV range: 500m
Max altitude: 100m
Posted by DutchRC | Jul 24, 2017 @ 07:58 AM | 2,740 Views
Hi there guys

soo last year I did a couple of video's on JLB Racing's Cheetah (the monster truck version) which was quite a nice car IMHO Well put together and very fast This year, they released an upgraded version of that car, and at first I thought 'well yeah.. mostly the same car man!' but I simply couldn't resist, so I ordered me one :$ The Truggy version this time thouhg..

Link to this car: JLB Cheetah 120A Truggy version
And for the MT one: JLB Cheetah 120A MT version

One majour concern with these Chinese cars however is parts-support offcourse. I guess what it comes down to: if the car is popular, they will have parts support for them, and with the previous model being quite well sold (parts from the previous version Do fit).. all parts are allready available.

Allright.. I'll be shooting several video's on this car.. Let's first see what it looks like

DutchRC - JLB Cheetah Truggy EXTREME 120A Edition :O - Show & Tell! (22 min 20 sec)


Specifications:
Length: 500 mm
Width: 360 mm
Height: 205 mm
Weight: ??
Speed: 80 km/h
Type: Truggy / Monster Truggy
Drive setup: 4 wheel drive
Motor: 3670 2500Kv 4-pole
ESC: HobbyWing 120A (max 4S)
Servo: 15KG Metal gear analogue
Battery: 4000mah 3S (included with car)
Radio: 2 channel FlySky GT2B
Posted by DutchRC | Jul 23, 2017 @ 09:26 PM | 3,495 Views
Halloa people

I just came across this new 900 FPV wing from Soicmodell.. It's product name is 'AR Wing' and has a 900mm wingspan. Looking at the pictures the Sky Shadow Reptile 820mm wing comes to mind. This is offcourse Allso a flying wing, and is made out of black foam.. I do think however they are quite different wings..

Link to this new Sonicmodell wing: AR Wing 900mm PNP version
There is allso a kit version: AR Wing 900mm KIT version

I have not ordered this new wing myself yet, but I might.. Offcourse I'd invite everyone (owners & pilots who are interested) to post your thoughts & experiences with the plane in this topic..

Some pictures:




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Posted by DutchRC | Jul 16, 2017 @ 02:02 PM | 2,827 Views
Halloa people

this topic is Not about a newly released plane (at all) for a change.. I pulled an Ancient HK plane out of my hanger, to see if it actually still flies well
On top of it being old, it's actually not even sold by HK anymore.. They DO however now have an EDF version of it..

Link to that EDF version: HobbyKing EDF PushyCat / Flycat kit

So... does it still fly (well) then??

DutchRC - HobbyKing Vintage Airplane! :) The PushyCat / FlyCat :) (7 min 40 sec)


Specifications:
Wingspan: 640mm
Length: 800mm
Weight: 290grams
ESC: 25A (not included)
Servo's: 3x 9grams (not included)
Lipo: 1300mah 3S (not included)