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Posted by TeeSCee | Sep 27, 2017 @ 01:43 PM | 1,178 Views
Previously I have reviewed (among others):
The iFlight RC Strider V2 racing frame, the Eachine C800T FPV camera, and the Eachine TX801 video transmitter.
I made an update video on them after I have used them for a month or more.
Also some thoughts on the rcINpower 2306 motors and Kabab FPV prototype frame.
Hope you find it usefull. Get some , it's a long one
review update:iflight Strider V2, eachine C800T, TX801, rcINpower 2306, and more (18 min 36 sec)

Posted by TeeSCee | Sep 21, 2017 @ 03:27 AM | 1,700 Views
Hi everyone.

I bought this frame about 3weeks ago and after a few good crashes the strider has shown it's week points.
Let's start with the positive first:
The bottom portion of the frame is REALLY strong. I think the arms will be nearly impossible to break. They are 5.5mm thick and the carbon is of great quality.
The arms interlock in a clever way making the bottom part as solid as a one piece bottom plate.

The geometry of the frame is just perfect. You can even use 5.5" props if you want and the electronics are fairly easy to fit inside the frame.

Then the parts that need improvement.
The arms are 5.5mm thick and they are sandwiched by 2 2mm plates, this all adds up to a heavy frame. If the arms would be 4 or 4.5mm thick, a few mm narrower and the sandwich plates a bit smaller, the weight of the frame could be lowered to suite the demands of hardcore racers.

Also the camera plates are a bit out dated. The single hole fastening does not hold the camera firmly in place. Most modern FPV cameras have 2 mounting holes and the mounting plates should support this. Other iFlight frames like the iFlight iX5 V2 already have this "feature".

The last on MOST crucial flaw is the top plate. The back of the top plate has a VERY week point and I actually already broke mine, in my first crash...
This can be very easily fixed by leaving a little more carbon fiber around the back bolts.

I do hope that iFlight will release a strider V2.1 with theese things redesigned.

iFlight RC Strider x5 V2 - Best looking quad so far (6 min 40 sec)

Posted by TeeSCee | Jun 06, 2017 @ 01:52 AM | 2,455 Views
I received the new Martian_S frame from Banggood for review.
The Martian_S looks exactly like the Martian 2, but it's made out of a different material.

Here's my Video review/first look of the Martian_S:
RealAcc Martian_S 220 From Banggood - unboxing, build & review (11 min 45 sec)


PROS:
+You can get spare parts for every single part of the frame individually!
+Same shape as Martian 2, so all spare parts fit both versions
+Rigid Build
+Plenty of room for your components
+Can easily be modified to a stretched X
+Price

CONS:
-Quality of the carbon fiber (top and bottom layers) is poor
-Camera plates are "old fashined"
-The antenna plate is useless
-All edges of the arms are sharp and crack open easily if you don't file them.
-Top plate is quite thin. It could be 1mm thicker in my opinion, but that would add some weight...

Overall:
The Martian 2 and Martian_S are GREAT frames, especially for new pilots. The new material of the S-version did not convince me right away, but time will tell if it's better or worse then the carbon fiber of the original Martian 2.
Posted by TeeSCee | May 22, 2017 @ 03:21 AM | 2,860 Views
I drove past a local train yard and saw some empty lumber cars there. I couldn't resists, I had to fly there. My personal little Dubai racetrack, but more for freestyle =).

A few weeks ago I was flying with some friends and they pointed out my Super Power which I 'v had since I was 6 yr. Just like when playing Nintendo (8-bit ofc) Mario jumped higher when you jump with it... same thing with FPV, the quad turns better when you turn your head with it

Tracking movement (3 min 28 sec)

Posted by TeeSCee | May 03, 2017 @ 09:47 AM | 2,637 Views
Hi again every one.
Up until now, I haven't really been interested in FPV racing, only freestyle. A few days ago I when flying with some friends and eventually me and Don Hilloo ended up in an old ski jumping spot in the middle of the forest... the spot had some small walk ways and one open area... while there, I got bitten by a racing bug...

Super secret FPV race track (2 min 31 sec)

Posted by TeeSCee | Apr 18, 2017 @ 04:11 PM | 3,029 Views
It's finally getting a bit warmer in here and days are getting longer...that meens more time to fly.
Here's clip from yesterday:

Winter Is Not Coming (3 min 39 sec)

Posted by TeeSCee | Mar 27, 2017 @ 02:26 PM | 3,365 Views
A few weeks ago I bought an unused set of KISS 24 ESCs and the KISS FC from a guy in my city who was supposed to start flying FPV, but i guess he just didn't have the time for it. The parts had laied on his shelf for a good 6 months or so and the ESC's were v.1.1 So I had to flash them the hard way. But of course found that out only after I had soldered everything together. I few nights ago I finally unsoldered the motors and the signal and telemetry wires and flashed the ESCs with proper firmware, DShot of course. The trouble was worth it for sure!

Learning to KISS... (3 min 7 sec)

Posted by TeeSCee | Mar 23, 2017 @ 10:24 AM | 3,400 Views
Hi fellow RC fanatics =)

I thought I'd share my FPV and RC electornics related ups and downs (plenty of those).

Let's start with a down
I killed my Mobius the last time I when flying with my friends at an abandon factory...
The first attempt was fatal for the mobius, even though I barely had any speed and I didn't break a single prop on the quad...
Oh well, Yi cam, your up...

That is a GREAT spot. I'll visit that place a gain for sure...

End of a mobius (1 min 0 sec)