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Posted by jimabbett | Dec 03, 2017 @ 09:46 PM | 1,619 Views
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*** First Impressions ***
The GP Toys H20 Aviax Quadcopter seems like a well made quadcopter. Even the packaging is impressive.

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Whatís in the box:
- 1 x Quadcopter
- 1 x Transmitter
- 1 x 3.7V 650mAh Li-poly Battery
- 8 x Blades
- 4 x Protective Cover
- 2 x Undercarriage
- 1 x USB Charger
- 1 x Manual

Specifications:
- Color: Silver
- Frequency: 2.4G
- Channel: 4CH - Battery:3.7V 650mAh Li-poly
- Battery for controller: 4 "AA" batteries(not included)
- Charging Time:About 60 mins(USB charging)
- Flying time: 8 -10 minutes
- Controlling Distance: About 100 meters
- Quadcopter Size : 10.83 x10.83 x 3.74"

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Posted by jimabbett | Dec 03, 2017 @ 09:33 PM | 1,614 Views
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*** First Impressions ***
The GP Toys F2 Aviax Quadcopter seems like a well made quadcopter. Even the packaging is impressive.

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Whatís in the box:
- 1 x Quadcopter
- 1 x Transmitter
- 1 x 3.7V 650mAh Li-poly Battery
- 8 x Blades
- 4 x Protective Cover
- 2 x Undercarriage
- 1 x USB Charger
- 1 x Manual

Specifications:
- Color: Silver
- Frequency: 2.4G
- Channel: 4CH - Battery:3.7V 650mAh Li-poly
- Battery for controller: 4 "AA" batteries(not included)
- Charging Time:About 60 mins(USB charging)
- Flying time: 8 -10 minutes
- Controlling Distance: About 100 meters
- Quadcopter Size : 10.83 x10.83 x 3.74"

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Posted by jimabbett | Dec 03, 2017 @ 05:49 PM | 1,711 Views
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This is one fast and maneuverable quadcopter. I have flown many quadcopters. This one is by far one of the easiest to fly. It is well made and pretty durable too.

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The F1C Trooper comes equipped with a camera for recording in flight action. The LED lights are very bright. This makes nighttime flying fun. The bright blue LED makes keeping orientation very easy. You can see the light during sunny daytime flying.

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Posted by jimabbett | Feb 20, 2016 @ 10:55 PM | 3,243 Views
The Night Lions Tech N017 Mini Quadcopter is cool little quad. It is loaded with features such as headless mode, single key return and cool LED's. You can find them on Amazon.

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Product Description
Six Axis Gryo
2.4GHz
4 Channel Remote Control
3.7V 300mAh Battery
8 Minute Flight Time
3D Flips and Rolls
60 Minute Charge Time

What's In The Box
Mini Quadcopter
Transmitter
Charging Cable
Manual
Landing Skids
Extra Propellers
Screwdriver
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Posted by jimabbett | Feb 17, 2016 @ 09:01 PM | 3,552 Views
There have been several attempts to create a combination RC car and quadcopter. Most of the previous attempts were less than impressive. Syma has entered into the RC car/drone arena with their Syma X9 Flying Car. Syma claims the X9 is a good RC car and a good flying quadcopter.

Battery Superstore sells this quadcopter on Amazon. They were kind enough to provide their "Tenergy Excluisive" Thunder Blue version for me to review. Mine came with an extra battery. Not sure if this is standard or not. Customers on Amazon have given this special edition of the Syma X9 Flying Car a rating of 4.4 stars out of five.





Description
• Syma X9 RC Flying Car
• Fast and slow speed mode
• LED light: Suitable for flying in the dark at night.
• 2.4Ghz radio
• 4 Channels
• 6 axis gyro for easy control
• 50 meter range (approx)
• Battery charging time of 95 minutes
• 3.7V 600mAh li-po Battery
• Flight time of 5 minutes
• Transmitter uses 4 x 1.5V AA batteries

What's in the box
• Quadcopter
• 2.4G Remote controller
• USB charging wire
• Instruction manual
• Battery
• Extra Props (4 pieces)
• Screwdriver

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Posted by jimabbett | Feb 16, 2016 @ 08:17 PM | 2,561 Views
Many quadcopter enthusiasts have quadcopters with cameras that use microSDHC cards. Quadcopter pilots record aerial video and capture still photographs during their flights. Samsung is well known for their high quality electronic devices. The Samsung Evo 32GB microSDHC Class 10 Memory Card is no exception. It is loaded with features and comes with a 10 year warranty.



Cost
Detroit Packing Company sells the Samsung Evo 32GB microSDHC Class 10 memory card on Amazon.com for $13.59 with free shipping to Prime members.

Click here to purchase this memory card on Amazon.com
http://astore.amazon.com/4a01-20/detail/B00J29BR3Y



Key Features
  • SD Card read speeds up to 90MB/s, write speeds up to 80MB/s
  • MicroSD Card read speeds up to 48MB/s
  • UHS I / U:1, Class 10 cards
  • Water proof
  • Magnet proof
  • Temperature proof
  • X-ray proof
  • Shock proof (SD card only)
  • 10 year warranty

Uses
This memory card will work with many cell phones, video cameras, tablets or any other device that accepts a micro SD card. Quadcopter pilots will find the Samsung Evo works well in many standard quadcopter cameras. It also works with GoPro, Mobius and RunCam HD cameras. Being waterproof and shockproof is a huge plus for quadcopter pilots who encounter the occasional mishap.

Data Transfer
Recording high definition video requires fast data transfer speeds. The Samsung Evo micro SDHC class 10 memory card delivers. It is rated as a Class 10. It can handle 10MB per...Continue Reading
Posted by jimabbett | Feb 07, 2016 @ 04:24 AM | 3,494 Views
We all know that short battery life is one of the frustrations of quadcopter flying. Cameras,flying in wind and acrobatic flying all drain batteries. Buying extra batteries can be expensive. This is especially true if you have to buy several to find ones that work. Many of the knockoff batteries have quality issues. There are also safety concerns with some of them.


A big thanks to Battery Superstore on Amazon for supplying this Tenergy T439 5-in-1 charger and 5 piece 700mAh battery set for me to review.

What's Included

  • Tenergy Intelligent Charger
  • 5 Tenergy 700mAh Batteries
  • 5 Adapter Cables
  • USB Charging Cable
  • User Manual



5 In 1 Charger

The 5 port charger has overcharging protection and short circuit protection built in. Each battery charges on its own individual circuit. Therefore, you can charge batteries of varying charge states without worrying about overcharging. These safety features are reassuring. Still, I only charge batteries when I am home and always keep an eye on them. The red LED’s glow when charging and go dark letting you know the battery is fully charged.




Batteries

The Tenergy batteries are 3.7V 700mAh LiPo batteries. These have a nice quality look and feel to them. These stand above most OEM quadcopter and generic replacement batteries I have bought and used. Sometimes, the cheap batteries have markings that wear off. The Tenergy batteries have nice labels with big easy to read printing on them....Continue Reading
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Posted by jimabbett | Feb 02, 2016 @ 09:33 PM | 9,767 Views
G-Maxtec 865C FPV Quadcopter




I received the G-Maxtec 865C Quadcopter as a Christmas gift. I wanted the Syma X5C-1 but Santa brought the 865C instead. Nevertheless, I was happy to receive it. The camera and FPV capability peaked my interest. Internet searches turn up little information for the G-Maxtec 865C. This quad is somewhat of a mystery. There just isnít much information about it on the internet. Some of the photos I have seen online show a different part number. Nevertheless, letís take a look at it.

Packaging



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Posted by jimabbett | Feb 02, 2016 @ 03:32 PM | 3,618 Views
Cheerson CX-10 Nano Quadcopter Review

I have some larger quadcopters but have never tried a small or ďnanoĒ quadcopter. I decided to try the Cheerson CX-10 Quadcopter. It is surprisingly small. Donít let the small size and low price fool you. It is loaded with features found in full size quadcopters. The CX-10 is available in several cool colors. This one happens to be ďairplane blueĒ in color. You can pick one up anywhere between $15 - $18 depending on the seller.

Whatís In The Package:

These tiny quadcopters come with an internal battery, remote control, charging cable, and 4 spare propellers. It has nice orange and blue LEDís. You won't believe how small it is when you open the box!

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My Experience:

Setting up the CX-10 is a breeze. Just charge the internal battery and install the (2) AAA batteries in the remote control. Follow the instructions for accelerator aligngment. The manual does have some goofy English translation but it isn't that hard to read. I won't go through the use of the controller here. See the manual that I attached to this post.

Flying the CX-10 is simply a blast. For itís size it is very robust. I have bounced it off of the ceiling and walls several times. I havenít damaged it yet. I did install a propeller guard. I like that it has 3 speed modes. You can set it faster for outdoor flying or set it slower for indoor fun. It has nice orange and blue LEDís for night time fun and low battery warning. It is very stable in flight. A...Continue Reading