TechTronic9000's blog - RC Groups
Shop our Airplanes Products Drone Products Sales
TechTronic9000's blog View Details
Posted by TechTronic9000 | Oct 24, 2017 @ 04:52 AM | 1,762 Views
So I've got the the new Up Air One Plus 4K - "WiFi Digital Edition" which is an updated model that comes with several key improvements such as new and much more better 32bit flight controller (PX4 based), while the "analog fpv version" was using a 8bit APM, digital WiFi FPV streaming in HD quality directly to mobile phone app and 4K capable video camera. The new app permits camera and some of the drone settings to be done quickly like on DJI drones.

Available from: https://goo.gl/p8fVcq

Main Features:
● GPS-enabled RTH, including Smart RTH, low-voltage RTH, fail-safe RTH.
● 2-axis gimbal, 4K video, 16MP picture camera, 100-degree FOV and 800m FPV range.
● Waypoints and follow me.
● Position hold and altitude hold
● Up to 25min flight time provided by the 5400mAh 3S intelligent battery.

Up Air One Plus 4K - Digital WiFi Edition - Full Review Part 1 (15 min 29 sec)



The test flight with the new Up Air One Plus 4K - Digital Edition is now live on YouTube. Although the drone flies flawless there are 2 things to investigate: microSD card format and size compatibility and gimbal + camera static balancing as the weight is offset currently and in some situations it will generate shake and jello.

Up Air One Plus 4K - Digital WiFi Edition - Flight Test - Part 2 (17 min 20 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by TechTronic9000 | Aug 25, 2017 @ 07:54 AM | 1,827 Views
Now this is a contradiction, named KingKong and it's only 117mm in "wheelbase", a mad racing mosquito with the name of a legendary movie character. Usually my reviews are split in two and normally first part is the one to get released initially, well this time I didn't have patience to try it and flew it directly and it was with some consequences as my setup for the flight controller was almost non existent. If you want to find more details about it you can check it here: https://goo.gl/csT4XL

Part 2 with maiden flight, crashes and why I don't fly FPV too often

KingKong 110GT Mini Brushless FPV Racing Drone - Review - Part 2 (10 min 28 sec)

Posted by TechTronic9000 | Aug 09, 2017 @ 03:17 AM | 2,864 Views


The Bugs 6 with FPV kit is available from HERE
Use the coupon: c80241 and get 25% OFF


The Bugs 6 (also called Bugs 8) is what MJX says it is an entry level racing quadcopter, a thing that I can only partially agree with and I will tell you why. The new Bugs 6 is a brushless 250mm class racing quadcopter with a twist, it uses just a "2S" LiPo battery, small 1806 motors and lacks acro mode, but here is where entry level ends and gets interesting as like the other "bugs" it does come with some really nice extras such as 2-way radio telemetry which will warn you about aircraft battery level and also signal strength. Beside this feature you also get a lost alarm and FPV camera modularity, you can opt for the MJX combo camera which will record 720p footage and also will output 5.8G FPV, or use the designated space to install your own system.


The build construction and design are also well thought and makes it easy to modify and service the quad, it only takes 2 seconds to pop out the top cover and have access to the internals. The propellers are also fixed on the motors with thumb friendly nuts makinging it very easy transport by taking the props off.

...Continue Reading
Posted by TechTronic9000 | Jul 27, 2017 @ 07:07 AM | 3,172 Views
Eachine Goggles Two 5.8G Diversity Raceband HD 1080p FPV Goggles Review and DVR MOD


Introduction


The Eachine FPV goggles are a know brand already, it's an exclusive Banggood brand and they supervise the product quality. What is nice about this way of releasing products is the fact that the seller will note the user's desires and implement them thus getting newer modeles with better functions. In this case we will have a thorough look at the Eachine Goggles Two, a FPV headset that really stands out of the crowd due to their specifications. The most important thing that i must start to specify is the type of used screen which in this case is a Full HD 1080p 5" LCD screen, taking image clarity to a whole new level. Of course you may ask why full HD when 5.8Ghz FVP is analog and has ~VGA resolution ? The answer is simple, the Eachine Two also has HDMI input thus enabling digital usage with high end devices and not only that, you can now use them with DJI quadcopter such as the Phantom 3&4, Mavic and Inspire, along with media players, tablets and even PC's making an impressive and immersive experience.

The goggles are available at a special price (currently) from the single existing provider, here: https://goo.gl/oBHSfL



I will start by adding the video review first as you can observe a lot of details from it and then i invite you to read more about the Eachine Two and how to mod them by adding a DVR.

...Continue Reading
Posted by TechTronic9000 | Jul 05, 2017 @ 07:20 AM | 3,643 Views
The new HawkEYE Firefly 8S is another action camera based on the solution provided by Ambarella A12 platform chipset and the Sony IMX 117 CMOS sensor. The main features are real 4K resolution, Full HD at 120 FPS and an impressive 720p @ 240 fps which will make stunning slow motion videos. The camera also provides extra functionality such as WiFi connectivity, Bluetooth remote control, external microphone, PWM remote control, FPV video outpout and provides a lot of functions like time lapse or long exposure photography. The 8S is also available in two lens options which are wide: 170 FOV and no fish eye distortion 90 FOV. In the first part of this video review you will be able to see: unboxing, accessories overview, Bluetooth remote paring, full menu walkthrough with explanations, WiFi application complete demo test.

So far I'm really impressed by:

- GoPro format
- Mini USB 10P with audio input, pwm control, fpv output
- Hi voltage battery (4.35V/cell)
- Sunlight readable display
- Sun hood included
- Generous bundle
- Stable firmware
- Firmware updates !


Part 1 of the review

Unboxing, accessories, Bluetooth remote paring, full menu walkthrough with explanations, WiFi app complete demo test.


HawEYE Firefly 8S - 90° FOV - Full Review - Part 1 (31 min 26 sec)


The 8S is available from:

90 FOV (GearBest) https://goo.gl/U1GKvw
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
90 FOV (Banggood) N/A
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
90 FOV (TomTop) http://shrsl.com/ip07
Coupon: "HTYHF8S" - 15$ OFF
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
170 FOV (GearBest) https://goo.gl/tioRX7
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
170 FOV (Banggood) https://goo.gl/trThNY
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
170 FOV (TomTop) http://shrsl.com/ikam
Coupon: "HTYHF8S" - 15$ OFF
Posted by TechTronic9000 | Jun 14, 2017 @ 04:47 AM | 6,028 Views
The Hubsan H501SS Advanced is an updated model of the older H501S, it uses an improved circuit board and optimized firmware, actually the board is similar with the one found on the X4 Air model but it does not have the WiFi module. It also comes with the FPV1 transmitter that has built in GPS and will enable functions such as follow me to work by just flipping a switch. This is the first part of the review where I have a in-depth bench inspection. Part 2 will come soon with flight time test, video footage, testing flight modes and more. The H501SS Advanced is available for EU customers (tax free and fast delivery) from an EU warehouse: https://goo.gl/K9yjYB and you can use my discount coupon "GBHubsan" and get an extra 44$ OFF from the list price. For the rest of the world you can order from here: https://goo.gl/JPI9yY

Hubsan H501SS Advanced - Full Review - Part 1 (16 min 4 sec)



2nd part of the Hubsan H501SS Advanced review in which beside flight performance you will see real flight time, camera footage, follow me, RTH working mode and other interesting things. Let me know what you think of if and what do you want to find more about it.

Hubsan H501SS Advanced - Full Review - Part 2 (18 min 31 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by TechTronic9000 | May 08, 2017 @ 08:49 AM | 4,950 Views
The VolantexRC V767-1 "Firstar" is a 758mm wingspan powered glider that is easy to control and relatively durable. This version is BNF 4CH so it has functional aileron, elevator and rudder but it doesn't include a battery, receiver or transmitter. It comes pre equipped with a 10A ESC that works with 2S LiPos and a 4000 KV brushless motor. In the first part you are not going to see a boring unboxing as this is also a full build and trim guide.

The plane is available from https://goo.gl/H4sXp9 ans you can get it with a 10$ OFF discount if you use the coupon: LQPV767

First part of the review with full build setup, binding and trimming.
VolantexRC V767-1 Firstar 758mm Wingspan Power Glider Review - Part1 (24 min 28 sec)

Posted by TechTronic9000 | Apr 28, 2017 @ 05:23 AM | 9,316 Views
The iSDT SC-620 is a highly compact charger that is capable of a 500W high power output. It's new technical design also adopts a wide voltage input so you can power it with voltage ranging from 9 to 30V making it extremely versatile, you can power it with a car battery, larger LiPo, notebook power brick, dedicated PSU, etc. The charger is also easy to use and program, it only has one push jog dial and the menu is highly intuitive and all the settings are put in a logical way. Available from: https://goo.gl/fmK34T

iSDT SC-620 500W Smart LiPo / NiMh / LiHv / Pb Charger (7 min 55 sec)

Posted by TechTronic9000 | Apr 06, 2017 @ 05:45 AM | 5,859 Views
Video review / test flight of the Volantex V761-1 Trainstar

Volantex RC V761-1 Trainstar 400mm Wingspan 6-axis Gyro Airplane - part 2 (4 min 33 sec)

Posted by TechTronic9000 | Mar 30, 2017 @ 07:18 AM | 6,082 Views

The Volantex V761-1 "Trainstar" is a mini 400mm wingspan EPP based ready to fly airplane that is mostly intended for beginners and indoor use. It's 6-axis gyro is specially designed to help people learn faster how to fly model airplanes and will also prevent most crashes due to lack of experience. When your confidence and skills increase you can always disable the stabilization system and take full manual control and increase your skills. To get more in detail about the gyro i must specify that this is a automatic leveling system that continually adjusts the control surfaces so that the plane is easy to control and prevent it from flipping, rolling or inverting it by mistake, the gyro will also increase the overall stability. The gyro has 3 workings modes and those are: beginner (full assist), mid (some assist), expert (gyro off-full manual).



The Volantex design is based on the real "Cessna" airplane model and has a common appearance. It's body is made of EPP foam which will provide sufficient resistance to an amount of crashes. Last but not least the wings are reinforced with carbon fiber rods for overall strengthening. The plane also comes with a landing gear included and very useful for taking off and landing on pavement or asphalt. The propeller is made from soft ABS so it won't get broken in a crash.

...Continue Reading
Posted by TechTronic9000 | Mar 01, 2017 @ 09:12 AM | 6,329 Views
Video review of the Hubsan X4 Pro H109 low edition and comparison with the IdeaFly Mars350 and Phantom3 Pro

Part 1 - Bench review and comparison

Hubsan X4 Pro H109 Hands-on review and comparison with Mars 350 and Phantom 3 Pro - part 1 (16 min 15 sec)



Par2 - Maiden flight with no gimbal and with the GitUp Git2 (direct swap) with gyro image stabilization enabled.

Hubsan X4 Pro H109 Maiden flight with GitUp Git2 (gyro stabilization On) (12 min 55 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by TechTronic9000 | Jan 18, 2017 @ 08:53 AM | 6,380 Views
Optical flow / position hold working perfectly in the indoor maiden flight:

XK X300 - Indoor Flight with Visual Positioning (Non GPS Position Hold) - part 2 (2 min 40 sec)



Full bench inspection review, with unboxing, accessories presentation and full transmitter overview:

XK X300 The Most Advanced Budget Drone of 2017 - part 1 - Full bench presentation (12 min 54 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by TechTronic9000 | Jan 05, 2017 @ 09:06 AM | 8,356 Views
Part 2 of the series

Eachine Tiny QX90C 90mm FPV Quadcopter - part 2 - Cleanflight Setup (10 min 51 sec)


Get it from: https://goo.gl/T60alR

The Eachine Tiny QX90C is a 90mm micro FPV quadcopter that features: SP F3 based racing flight controller and a FPV AIO camera with 25mW transmitter. The frame is made from plastic and can take a lot of beating. Of course the rest of the quad is built in such of way that it also enables quick repairs, the motors are easy to swap and come with connectors so there is no need of soldering, while the battery has it's own tray and it's simple to swap out.
Posted by TechTronic9000 | Jan 03, 2017 @ 07:21 AM | 5,959 Views
Part 1 of the video review

Eachine Tiny QX90C 90mm FPV Quadcopter - part 1 (8 min 1 sec)

Posted by TechTronic9000 | Dec 23, 2016 @ 08:29 AM | 7,728 Views

The mini quad scene is taken by storm, almost all producers try to produce as small as possible quads mostly for indoor flying. This was not a real challenge until the trend imposed other rules, make it smaller, put FPV and make it acro like a real racing quad. Of course this was only possible with the arrival of tiny AIO cameras that include their own vTX module. Further on in this review we are going to discuss about the Eachine Tiny QX90C, which is a 90mm micro FPV quadcopter that features: SP F3 based racing flight controller and a FPV AIO camera with 25mW transmitter. The frame is made from plastic and can take a lot of beating. Of course the rest of the quad is build in such of way that it also enables quick repairs, the motors are easy to swap and come with connectors so there is no need of soldering, while the battery has it's own try and it's simple to swap out.



As the flight controler is SP F3 based it means that it runs cleanflight and / or betaflight making it extremely configurable, you can program multiple flight modes like angle mode, horizon mode, rate and full acro.

...Continue Reading
Posted by TechTronic9000 | Dec 20, 2016 @ 07:34 AM | 6,784 Views

The MJX X916H is a combination between all the latest trends in technology and social life and I'm saying this because it's a combination between: a drone, a smartphone and a flying camera. The tiny drone is only controlled by a smartphone application thus no transmitter is needed or included in the package. Another particularity of this model is the striking design "borrowed" from the Lily drone which makes it looking different from all the "sci-fi" looking ones. First thing to mention is that the camera is not doward angled and this is a good thing as it will not film only the ground but you can film yourself or take decent selfies without the need of going to high.



The goodies don't stop here, the MJX 916H has some other useful features under it's sleeve, a very import one of them is the altitude hold which I consider a key feature for a smartphone quad as the difference control method makes is more slow and docile to control thus permanent altitude correction would make it hard to control for a beginner. Of course the altitude hold option comes with auto take of and auto land. A manual take off or landing is still available and you have an option to arm the motors and control them.

...Continue Reading
Posted by TechTronic9000 | Nov 18, 2016 @ 06:22 AM | 6,993 Views
The Tie Fighter is an iconic spaceship featured throughout Star Wars movie series. This model is a fully functional quad-copter that has adjustable rates, 360 flips and comes with an impressive look. It is available from here: http://www.gearbest.com/classic-toys/pp_491182.html?

Part 1 - full product presentation.
Star Wars Tie Fighter R/C Quadcopter Drone - part 1 (8 min 38 sec)

Posted by TechTronic9000 | Oct 28, 2016 @ 07:49 AM | 11,947 Views
WLtoys 10428A 1/10 Wild Truck Warrior 4WD Crawler Review


The WLtoys 10428A is a four wheel drive 1:10 scale crawler that also features a two speed gearbox to better adapt to road and off-road conditions. Before we enter in details and technical specifications I must mention that the car comes in a Ready To Run configuration and it only needs 6XAA batteries for the transmitter, it's even supplied with a small LiPo balance charger so you don't have to provide your own one. At first contact with the transmitter I was impressed by it, beside it's large number of adjustment switches it also has a large LCD back lit screen from which you can further adjust settings to have better car control.

The WLtoys 10428A is available from: GearBest
Discount coupon: "rc18off"






Under the hood


Under the decorative plastic shell that comes already painted you get a full reinforced roll-cage structure which adds overall rigidity and protects the precious internals. The fist thing to be noticed at this stage is that almost all the screws are identical in size and pattern (hex - Allen) making it very easy to assemble and disassemble.

...Continue Reading