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Posted by aben71 | Dec 04, 2017 @ 04:44 PM | 964 Views
Here is a nice little fpv quadcopter ,the Eachine E013./This is basically a E010 that is built up with better motors and a nice all in one fpv camera installed..This is quadcopter is best suited for indoor flying but on a calm day like I had here it does well outside also..

Have a look at my flight here

Eachine E013 Mini FPV Quadcopter Outside Test Flight (8 min 53 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Nov 21, 2017 @ 07:25 AM | 2,405 Views
I have had many runs since this video was recorded a couple weeks ago meant to post this sooner,better late than never lol.l

I also confimed that this is the 120 amp esc and here is a link to more info on this esc as it is not the esc which is marked on the Bison packaging box.https://www.hobbytown.com/ezrun-max10...

And here is the video of my first drive

Vkar Bison First Run And First Impressions (10 min 16 sec)

I bought my Vkar Bison here https://www.gearbest.com/rc-cars/pp_...?lkid=11789093
Posted by aben71 | Nov 13, 2017 @ 03:37 PM | 1,447 Views
Here is a really cool little r/'c truck I have been checking out,this is the GP Toys s608 Green Thunder.The Green Thunder is a 1:24 scale 4x4 brushed motor buggy.This little thing has a lot to offer such as near hobby grade build quality,independent suspension and runs on 2 3.7v 800mah LI Ion batteries.Did I mention this is a fast little thing?

Have a look at my test run here

GP Toys Green Thunder 1 24 scale 4x4 rc car Review (9 min 30 sec)

on sale here https://www.amazon.com/GPTOYS-S608-T...395404&sr=1-10
Posted by aben71 | Nov 05, 2017 @ 03:56 PM | 1,178 Views
Yay!My Vkar Bison is here at last I have had a couple runs on it so far and really like it.The truggy itself is great,I do have some minor complaints to the seller mostly it appears to be an 80amp version when I had ordered a hobbywing 120 esc vesrion,kinda need to research it more as the box it came in indicates two versions now,the bison with a 60 amp esc and the bison extreme which comes with a 80 amp esc and neither check box is indicated on my package.I also have a different controller than the one I have seen in reviews as there is no lcd screen on mine ,this may be a good thing as I have heard previous models have issues with the stock tx/rx and I have had no problems thus far.

More to come from me on this Bison for sure ,I will say I am really enjoying it so far ,here is a highlight video of some run time I have had with it

Vkar Bison Park Fun Run Highlight Video Clips (2 min 45 sec)

I bought my Vkar Bison here https://www.gearbest.com/rc-cars/pp_...?lkid=11789093
Posted by aben71 | Oct 30, 2017 @ 08:59 AM | 1,769 Views
So I picked a really windy day to try the Attop A1 for a outside test flight but the little quadcopter held it's own despite the wind gusts,this is a really nice flyer,it also has a 180 degree flip function so it can fly upside down.Also the A1 comes with a nice large controller for more flight control accuracy.
The red version I bought is no longer available at Gearbest.com but they still have it available in blue.

You can get the Attop A1 here https://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopt...&lkid=11715892

Here is my video
Attop A1 2 4G 4CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter,Windy Day Flight Test Review (9 min 27 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Oct 26, 2017 @ 08:53 PM | 1,450 Views
I know this quadcopter has been out for a while but I still find it is my best camera bird so here is another flight with my Hubsan H501S ,went a bit higher and flew a bit toward the river for better views.Very happy with the Hubsan H501S,in my opinion it is the best gps quadcopter available in its price range,thinking I might get a second one with the pro edition transmitter as well

Hope you all enjoy my video

Hubsan H501S Quadcopter Fun Fall Flight Around My Block (5 min 57 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Oct 26, 2017 @ 07:59 PM | 1,466 Views
I have had problems logging in to my Banggood account for a few months now,the link to reset did not send me a link so I finally tried the live chat and within a few minutes I can now log in again to Banggod on my account and get some more goodies !Sorry to my wife hahaha
Posted by aben71 | Oct 23, 2017 @ 03:07 PM | 1,345 Views
Here I have put a CM275T mini AIO 5.8ghz FPV camera on top of my MJX X708 Cyclone This basic fpv setup works excellent and the MJX Cyclone flew perfectly for a very enjoyable FPV flight experience.

MJX X708 Cyclone FPV Flight With CM275T AIO Camera (5 min 55 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Oct 18, 2017 @ 08:03 PM | 1,660 Views
Wow! I am impressed with this little quadcopter I bought from Gearbest,and it is selling for under $15 u.s. Fast and fun and super affordable and it comes with a realy nice full size controller!i ABSOLUTELY PLAN ON PUTTING A MICRO AIO FPV CAMERA ON THIS QUAD I like this a lot for many reasons,it is very affordable ,flys great and comes with a nice TX..more to come

Check out the here https://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopt...?lkid=11619157
Posted by aben71 | Oct 13, 2017 @ 08:22 PM | 2,178 Views

Sharing some night flying here with my Hbsan H501S,the 501S camera works nice in the dark !

Hubsan H501S Nightwatch Jam (4 min 28 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Oct 10, 2017 @ 09:04 PM | 1,832 Views
Update,Gearbest confirmed,1-2 days to wait,so OK please do ship then

Been hoping to get a run on the VKAR Bison out but Gearbest has seems to be dragging it's feet on shipping mine,been on packed status for over a week.What is the hold up Gearbest,you have done good for me for a while now and now this is my most expensive single purchase and it has sat for almost 2 weeks now with no shipped status,.Is Gearbest moving backward with things as far as customer service?I am worried as I thought they had been gaining customer support.Three products on order at the moment and none have arrived in almost a month now.COME ON GEARBEST ,YOU WERE DOING GOOD
Posted by aben71 | Oct 04, 2017 @ 08:27 PM | 1,591 Views
Ha Ha ,so I seriously broke my budget recently with my recent r/c purchases but so far have liked what I have bought.I do get free review stuff from time to time but mostely I see things I just gotta try and buy it myself,)as this is my hobby and fun for me.That being said I have spent a good deal(for my budget) lately on some r/c goodies that I am looking forward to share my reviews on soon. Mostly quadcopters ,a fpv camera,and the big purchase for me the VKAR Bison

Check me out on twitter https://twitter.com/IthebigB

and my Bensonhobbies Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bensonhobbi...media_composer

Just trying to share the r/c love to the masses
Posted by aben71 | Oct 03, 2017 @ 02:13 PM | 2,514 Views
Here I am putting the MJX Cyclone through a night flight test and I will say it passed with bright night flying colors!Fun Little quadcopter indeed

Great lights,fun flyer.Totally like this little quadcopter 

Check out my night flight video

MJX X708 Cyclone Quadcopter Night Flight (7 min 20 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Oct 01, 2017 @ 01:00 PM | 1,787 Views
Hey All,

So I have been considering buy the VKAR RACING BISON for a while now and this weekend it went on flash sale at Gearbest for about $245 ! I had to jump on it :") Sale is over now so glad I ordered when I did.

The Bison looks to be a good deal compared to other r/c buggies in this class but at more affordable price point.

I will be doing a full review as well and some possible mods I have seen soon as my Bison is delivered,can't wait

As I said flash sale is over but the VKAR RACING BISON is still a good deal here https://www.gearbest.com/rc-cars/pp_...?lkid=11487335
Posted by aben71 | Sep 25, 2017 @ 03:23 PM | 2,062 Views
Here I am checking out the new MJX X708 Cyclone ,this is a really nice little quadcopter ,smooth and easy to fly and would be an excellent quadcopter for a beginner.The build quality is very good on this one and also the flight times are not bad,I like it
I find this is actually quite fun to fly,especially in a small park setting and even indoors.
I plan on fitting the Cyclone with a micro aio fpv camera soon for a little light fpv fun

You can buy the MJX X708 Cyclone here https://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopt...?lkid=11256727

Come check out my video review

MJX X708 Cyclone Brushed RC Quadcopter Review (7 min 12 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Sep 16, 2017 @ 06:53 PM | 1,934 Views
Here is another semi seasonal flight from my driveway with my Hubsan H501S,I like to take her up for a look at the changing of the scenery as the seasons change..fall foliage coming soon
I have had the H501s for over a year and it contiues to be a joy to fly,during this flight I was flying fpv with my Eachine VR006 goggles which are a decent,compact and very affordable fpv goggle .

Hubsan H501S Flight From My Driveway September 2017 (3 min 51 sec)

Posted by aben71 | Sep 12, 2017 @ 07:52 PM | 2,175 Views
Eachine E56 Folding Selfie Drone With "G"Sensor Remote Review (12 min 47 sec)

Hi all ,
I have been checking out the new Eachine E56 selfie drone .This is a wifi fpv quadcopter which includes a one handed gravity sensor controller and I have to say it works quite nicely Yaw and throttle are controlled by a single stick and pitch and roll are controlled by tilting the controller forward,backward,left and right.This takes a little getting used to but does work good and is fun to fly.The E56 can also be flown with a smartphone using the Eachine Fly app but I prefer the included controller
Video wifi looks good and Video and pictures save onto your smartphone.
I feel this may be the best wifi selfie quadcopter in its class and I am liking this one

Get the Eachine E56 here https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-E56...p-1187787.html


Eachine E56 Foldable Selfie Drone With G Sensor Control Sneak Peek Video (4 min 12 sec)
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Posted by aben71 | Aug 22, 2017 @ 08:33 PM | 2,606 Views
Ok ,so I ask this question,who really likes these wifi selfie drones?There are so many coming out now ,I have tested a few and honestly think they kinda suck,they fly terrible,the picture and video quality is garbage.Honestly,seen better quadcopters before this selfie wifi junk came out.my opinion.Move forward with this manufactures please,my two cents
Posted by aben71 | Aug 22, 2017 @ 06:48 PM | 2,643 Views
I picked up this new action camera for my videos and I am pretty impressed with it,especially for how well it works AND I bought it for under $50 Video looks good and sound quality is decent for review work,I am pleased with this little camera
I ,like most of us work on a tight budget and it is always nice to find something that works well and doesn't cost a bunch.
I bought my Activeon CX camera here https://www.walmart.com/ip/ACTIVEON-...creen/45910547
Posted by aben71 | Aug 21, 2017 @ 06:47 PM | 3,330 Views
This solar eclipse of 8/21/2017 was not very eventful in my area,daylight was somewhat dim for a few minutes and that was kinda the the extent of it,I did still enjoy taking the Syma X8HG out for a flight and got to check out the scenery

Syma X8HG Solar Eclipse Flight Attempt (3 min 17 sec)