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Posted by mlilasic | Feb 18, 2018 @ 06:05 PM | 1,335 Views
Review (ip) of FLYFOX from HOBBYCOOL - 110mm, 2mm ARM, 3K CARBON FIBER, FPV RACING BNF DRONE Fly Fox

This is my first drone from HobbyCool, a company in China which deals with all kinds of RC hobby products.

This is the cleanest build I have ever seen. As if Swiss Watchmakers were building this quad. Everything is so neat and all wires are perfectly tucked in the stack. I am really impressed by the build quality. Please see these details:

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Posted by mlilasic | Feb 13, 2018 @ 06:20 PM | 1,726 Views
Review of Eachine Lizard105S FPV Racing Drone BNF Omnibus F4SD 28A Blheli_S ESC 720P DVR 5.8g 25/200mW VTX 4S (beta-reviewers sample)

This is beta-reviewers sample of Lizard105S, mean looking 86g machine from Eachine running 4S. Frame with vertical arms and side support reinforcement looks really complicated but also aggressive.
I thought Lizard95 with its 66g on 3S was crazy fast and more than enough, but, fortunately, enthusiasts from Eachine taught differently and designed more feature packed product Lizard105S, the successor of 95. I hope it will outperform 95 one of which my review is HERE.

Lizard105S looks beautiful. I love aggressive appearance of this quad and its color scheme.
Bind to my transmitter and quick in-house hoover maiden flight went OK. Test flight to follow, so stay tuned.

Onboard built-in DVR - RAW flight footage:

Lizard105S Freestyle Run - 4S mean looking 86g machine - onboard RAW DVR - Eachine (4 min 43 sec)

  • Size: 130mm*130mm*53mm
  • Weight:

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Posted by mlilasic | Feb 08, 2018 @ 07:37 PM | 1,922 Views
Review of Eachine Beecore Upgrade V2.0 Brushed F3+OSD Flight Control Board For Inductrix Tiny Whoop E010 E010S

My Beecore V2.0 FC just came. The first bind to Taranis and flight test went well.
Its almost plug n play. I connected motors and soldered power lead for an initial test that went great (I only had to adjust ch order and arming switch, all other is default).
Later I soldered FPV cam&VTX combo which I had laying around from my Lizard95 as I changed original one for SpeedBee SEC.

Eachine Beecore V2.0 Brushed Flight Control Board is a new upgraded version which integrated Betaflight OSD and MPU6000 at SPI bus. The new version also integrated 2.4G receiver with 3 versions to choose(FRSKY/FLYSKY/DSMX). It's the best flight controller for indoor brushed quadcopter (BeeDuctrix / Tiny Whoop / Inductrix setups/Eachine E010 E010C E010S ect.).

DVR flight of Eachine Beecore Upgrade V2.0 Brushed F3+OSD Flight Control Board build (2 min 38 sec)

Eachine QX65 - race test - 700TVL Camera F3 OSD 65mm Micro FPV Quad - tiny whoop (2 min 49 sec)
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Posted by mlilasic | Jan 21, 2018 @ 06:25 PM | 1,608 Views
Review (ip) of Eachine TX5258 - 5.8G 72CH 25/200/500/800mW Switchable FPV Transmitter w Support OSD Configuring (SmartAudio)

This is first, at least that I know of, SmartAudio capable VTX named TX5258 from Eachine.
I find Smartaudio protocol, and its capability to control VTX settings trough Betaflight OSD or with BetaFlight LUA script for Taranis (OpenTX) super convenient and I am starting to use it on all my newly built quads.

  • Antenna Gain: 3dBi
  • Frequency: 5645-5945MHZ

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Posted by mlilasic | Jan 05, 2018 @ 03:44 AM | 3,056 Views
Review of Hubsan H122D X4 STORM - Micro Racing Drone Quadcopter With 720P Camera - 5.8G FPV and Goggles & DVR flight footage

My new brushed quad from Hubsan, advertised as Micro Racing Drone, just came. Its Hubsan H122D X4 with catchy callsign STORM.

It came in the compact box although my version comes with box style goggles. Never the less, the box was so small that it passed DHL customs process without any expenses. It was delivered to my door in very short time (5 days).

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Posted by mlilasic | Dec 29, 2017 @ 04:10 AM | 4,004 Views
Review of EX1 from Eachine - Brushless GPS WIFI FPV With 1080P HD Camera RC Drone RTF Quadcopter

In great looking and compact box came EX1, my newest quad from Eachine. Never the less, the box was so small that it passed DHL customs process without any expenses. It was delivered to my door in very short time even holiday season is in full swing.

Quad feels nicely build, looks great with black glossy finish and there's no weird sound from motors etc. Quad and transmitter are small in size but transmitter feels nice in hand and I can fly it without strap.

  • Frequency : 2.4G
  • Channel : 4CH
  • Gyro:6 Axis
  • Motor Type: 2300KV 1806 Brushless Motor
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Posted by mlilasic | Nov 25, 2017 @ 07:50 PM | 2,791 Views
Review (ip) of AKK FX3 - 5.8Ghz 40CH 25mW/200mW/400mW/600mW Switchable FPV VTX with MMCX and SmartAudio (Configuring via Betaflight Flight Control Board or through BF OSD)

VTX for my new quad build just came. Its small VTX with MMCX antenna connector and SmartAudio from AKK.
VTX looks great and quality build. Still waiting for motors for my build to come, so stay tuned for some test flights.

  • 7-24V input, 5V output for your camera
  • 25mW/200mW/400mW/600mW power switchable
  • 0.01mW parameter-adjusting Mode, power with zero interference
  • One button setup channel/band/power with LED display
  • Support OSD Configuring via Betaflight Flight Control Board
  • Integrated with UART, compatible with Betaflight OSD FC

  • Input voltage: 7V-24V
  • Power supply: 5V Camera @ under 0.3A max.
  • Output power: 25mW: 100mA
  • 200mW: 200mA
  • 400mW: 250mA
  • 600mW: 320mA @12V
  • Range: Up to 2 km with omnidirectional RHCP antennas
  • Port connector: JST, 6pin
  • Antenna connector: MMCX
  • Dimensions: 26(W)x26(D)mm
  • Weight:4.6g(excluding antenna), with antenna pigtail:

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Posted by mlilasic | Nov 22, 2017 @ 06:12 PM | 3,135 Views
Review (ip) of AKK F4 Flight Controller with Integrated OSD and SD Card slot

FC for my new quad build just came. Its F4 Flight Controller with Integrated OSD and SD Card slot from AKK.
FC looks great and quality build. Still waiting for motors for my build to come, so stay tuned for some test flights.

AKK F4 FC Specifications:
  • Size: 36MM*36MM
  • PCB Thickness: 1.2MM
  • Processor: STM32F405RGT6
  • Transmitter: MPU6000 integrated accelerometer/gyroscope
  • Preset firmware version:3.1.7-OMNIBUSF4SD
  • Signal of receiver supported: PPM/SBUS
  • Barometer: BMP280
  • OSD: Flight Control Board IMU with Integrated OSD, support ground station Betaflight OSD parameter configuring; support tunning PID with OSD by using the remote controller; Transmitter power, frequency band/CH can be tuned with OSD based on the Betaflight.(Support FPV transmitter like AKK X2/X2P)
  • Galvanometer: Integrated Gal, power current consumption real-time monitoring available
  • Power supply: Built-in power module BEC
  • SD card slot: standard SD card slot
  • Weight: 7.5gram

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Posted by mlilasic | Nov 16, 2017 @ 06:42 PM | 2,738 Views
Review of DJI Spark 2KM FPV - 12MP 2-Axis Mechanical Gimbal Camera QuickShot Gesture Mode RC Drone Quadcopter

My first DJI product came and I am really impressed.

Its has cool name: Spark.

Out of the box experience is awesome and quad is very easy to use. Every info you get displayed in app on your mobile screen.
This review is in early progress, but I will update it regularly as I record and find new stuff. So stayed tuned. I already have few test videos.

DJI Spark, a mini drone which boasts all of DJI's signature technologies, allows you to seize the moment whenever you feel inspired. With various Intelligent Flight Modes, a 2-axis mechanical gimbal and a 12MP camera, your creativity is sure to meet no boundaries. With FaceAware, Spark can be launched on your palm and hover at a desirable height. You can use Gesture Mode to take selfies and control the drone when it is within 3m away. The little quadcopter is bound to spark your creativity and enable you to film like a professional.

Main Features:
● 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor, f/2.6 wide-angle lens, 2-axis mechanical gimbal for stabilized 1080P videos and 12MP stills
● Powerful propulsion enables Spark to fly at up to 50 kph in Sport Mode
● 720P FPV, up to 2km long-distance image transmission by connecting your phone to the transmitter
● Multiple Intelligent Flight Modes available - ActiveTrack, TapFly, QuickShot etc.
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Posted by mlilasic | Nov 15, 2017 @ 06:55 PM | 2,350 Views
Review of Eachine E011C Quad - Flying Santa Claus

Another Christmas toy arrived, its small quad, Tiny Whoop clone with Santa standing on it. Looks really cute! My daughter enjoyed putting together Santa while I was taking photos of the quad.
I flew it and quad flies really good and stable.

Quadcopter Size: 8.3x8.3x8cm
Gyro: 6-axis
Frequency: 2.4G
Battery: 3.7V 260MAH (included)
Transmitter Power: 3 x 1.5V AAA battery (not included)
Flight time: 4-5 minutes
Charging time: 30-50 minutes
Flying distance: 50 meters

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Posted by mlilasic | Oct 27, 2017 @ 07:31 PM | 3,051 Views
Review of FQ777 FQ20W - 2.4G WiFi FPV 2.0MP Detachable Camera, Detachable Arm, Altitude Hold, RC Quadcopter from RC Moment

In this great looking box

comes nicely tucked and protected in foam cutouts

this great looking quadcopter

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Posted by mlilasic | Oct 11, 2017 @ 06:05 PM | 6,910 Views
Review of AOSENMA CG035 Double GPS Optical Positioning WIFI FPV With 1080P HD Camera RC Quacopter

Quad is on special action now at 20% OFF Coupon Code: df76aa

This is my first quad from AO SEN MA company so we will see how it goes.

Quad, in hand, feels very quality and it looks also very nice. I especially like the look of headlights.

Some test flight

AOSENMA CG03 fix of "out of the box" vibrations & follow me mode test - WIFI FPV 1080P (10 min 24 sec)

Quad is very compact, it uses 2S lipo and it comes in rather small box.
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