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Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Dec 15, 2017 @ 09:16 PM | 963 Views
Looks like Gearbest finally have some better specials on with their Xmas coupons:

2-5s BlHeli_S HGLRC ESCs (28A): $1.99 code RcgroupsXmas23 edit: I think this has expired (100 only) but try anyway
Bfight 210 PNP $99 code RcgroupsXmas18
Darkmax BNF FRSKY $139 code RcgroupsXmas24
FrSKY XMplus receiver: $9 code RcgroupsXmas17

Or you can get all my cumulative quadcopter coupon codes here:

http://quadifyrc.weebly.com/coupons-and-discounts.html


Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Dec 13, 2017 @ 09:38 PM | 813 Views
I now have 5 brushless quads 3" and smaller and none of them have good battery straps. I'm always jealous of the Airblade UAV straps Nick Burns has in his videos but the shipping outside of Canada and the US is not flash. BG are now selling several straps that fit, are inexpensive and have free international shipping. More details in my brief tips and tricks review:

http://quadifyrc.weebly.com/tips-and...rap-for-micros


Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Dec 07, 2017 @ 05:18 PM | 1,490 Views
You can currently build a micro 'whoop' for $50 including some decent goggles using a Furibee F36 quad, LST micro AIO camera / VTX and the Furibee VR01 5.8GHz goggles since all are on sale at the moment.

Also, you can get a Leader 120 with runcam micro sparrow and adjustable 25/200mW VTX for only $130 - again, all on sale. Here is my review on that setup

More details here on these on other XMAS deal that are better than the crappy ones I posted earlier:

http://quadifyrc.weebly.com/coupons-and-discounts.html


Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Dec 04, 2017 @ 03:18 PM | 1,073 Views
Gearbest have just started updating their Christmas specials. So far they aren't as good as the cyber monday ones but will heep them updated here:

RCCool1111 is still working till the end of the year which is 27% off the retail price (?) of brushless quads

http://discounts-coupons.quadifyrc.com/


Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Nov 30, 2017 @ 06:23 PM | 1,692 Views
I've now put around 50-60 packs through my Furibee X140 and my opinion on this one has shifted. I think the price, durability and completeness of this quad make it an ideal starter or a good back-up for the intermediate pilot when all your other quads are under repair.

Check out the third part of my review here:

http://quadifyrc.weebly.com/reviews/...ng-term-review


Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Nov 28, 2017 @ 03:17 PM | 1,509 Views
Updated the discounts page for deals that are made live for 29 November Beijing time. Limited numbers so some will sell out more quickly (probably the XJB 145 and Arfun Pro). Will try to keep page updated as new deals come in, go out.

http://discounts-coupons.quadifyrc.com/


Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Nov 27, 2017 @ 05:44 AM | 2,009 Views
My picks of the bunch of the cyber Monday specials over at Gearbest are

the Furibee X140 (flysky) for $79 - sold out
the Holybro Kopis 1 (PNF) for $199 - sold out
theHGLRC XJB F425 stack (f4 FC and 25a ESC 2-4s) for $39

New

Bfight 210 for $99
Aomway commander for $265

More details here:

http://discounts-coupons.quadifyrc.com/



Never seen such a full featured quad for this kind of price.

My reviews here:

http://quadifyrc.weebly.com/reviews/...1-bench-review
http://quadifyrc.weebly.com/reviews/...ght-controller
Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Nov 23, 2017 @ 07:53 PM | 2,438 Views
Just finished updating my discounts/coupons page with what I consider to be the best quadcopter Black Friday deals. Confirmed all awe working as at time of posting. Good time to buy if you are looking

http://discounts-coupons.quadifyrc.com/


Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Nov 21, 2017 @ 05:03 PM | 2,285 Views
The Gemfan 2540 props are quieter, better balanced and only slightly less powerful that the stock king kong 2840 propellersbut they are MUCH more efficient = longer flight times. Lastly they are inexpensive - $1.20 - $2.00 per set depending on where you get them. Until something better comes along I will not be using any other props.

My full review here including sections specific to 2s and 3s batteries: http://quadifyrc.weebly.com/reviews/...540-propellers


Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Nov 19, 2017 @ 03:12 PM | 1,057 Views
Gearbest are currently running a promotion till the 24th of November discounting all quadcopters by 27%. This discount is off their RRP price. In general this takes pretty much all BNF and PNP quads to their best promotional prices except perhaps the Bfight which has been $99 in the past.

Link to brushless quads where discount applies here

Use code RCCool1111 (who comes up with these)


Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Nov 18, 2017 @ 02:17 PM | 1,420 Views
Here is my Leader 120 reviews parts 1 and 2. The Leader has become my most used quad because it is so versatile. It has the benefits of a micro (crash resistant and easier to fly in smaller and busier spots) but has power that is getting close to a 5 inch. It is such a good mix of price and performance. Review is based on version 2 with the better black motors.

Part 1: Bench review

Part 2:First flights and no brownouts
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Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Nov 15, 2017 @ 08:51 PM | 1,150 Views
Found a good non-slip battery pad that actually works and is cheap. Currently available for $1.50 and is enough material for a few quads

Article here: http://quadifyrc.weebly.com/tips-and...ip-battery-pad
Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Nov 14, 2017 @ 04:20 PM | 2,212 Views
Just added a new category to my discount/coupon page - video and photography drones. Some really good specials on DJI products at present especially the Spark and the goggles.


Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Nov 12, 2017 @ 07:54 PM | 1,379 Views
The Furibee X140 is an extremely durable 3" stretched x quadcopter capable of 3s and 4s. The price is very sharp at around $100

In part 1 of my review where I look at this one the bench, part 2 initial flight to be completed shortly. TLDR from the article:

Early pre-flight conclusions
I really like the components on this one especially at the price point ($105 currently for PNP). I think it was unecessary to build the frame with removable arms and heavy 4mm thick ones at that. Micro quads tend to be more crash resistant because they are lighter so this looks like an overkill. In saying that it should be VERY VERY durable and should offer good flight times with the more effcient low kV motors it has. I'll comment after part 2 of this review on mods but I have a few in mind that should really make this move.

Review:

http://quadifyrc.weebly.com/reviews/...1-bench-review


Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Nov 07, 2017 @ 11:17 PM | 1,167 Views
Latest pick of the bunch specials at Gearbest: the BNF Bfight 210 with frsky transmitter is only $99. The E011 santa (JJHRC H67) is only $11

Details here: http://quadifyrc.weebly.com/coupons-and-discounts.html
Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Nov 07, 2017 @ 05:32 PM | 1,314 Views
I've detailed my experiences of getting into multigp racing here starting with a build of a low cost super light 5" quad. This is centred largely around the XJB F428 TX20 stack and whether it can stretch to run a full 5" set up.

More details here:

http://quadifyrc.weebly.com/getting-into-multigp-racing


Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Nov 05, 2017 @ 03:34 PM | 1,203 Views
As you may know the big Chinese hobby retailers are running a number of specials RC specials leading up to 11.11. I've picked through and listed all of my favourites which I have some experience with:


Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Nov 02, 2017 @ 06:23 AM | 2,224 Views
The Santa quads from Gearbest and Banggood can be whooped and are a lot of fun. Plus you can make the whole thing for only $25.

Check out the build on my site with some handy tips and tricks.

http://quadifyrc.weebly.com/reviews/...nta-fpv-for-25

PS the onboard sound is hillariousy loud and obnoxious!


Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Oct 23, 2017 @ 07:38 PM | 1,313 Views
Have just heard of a some pretty good specials on Gearbest at the moment and have updated my page with the details.

You probably know about the $299 Aomway commanders but there are some good deals about if you want to build a FPV whoop over the cold season in the northern hemisphere. More here:

http://discounts-coupons.quadifyrc.com/
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Posted by QuadifyRC.com | Oct 17, 2017 @ 07:12 PM | 1,560 Views
I've just finished field testing the new full speed tx200 piggyback 25/200mW VTX with the HGLRC F428 Elf Camera.

To summarise the camera is a great mod that will really improve your FPV experience. I used the camera from the HGLRC XJB F428 Elf which performs very similarly to the foxeer micro and runcam micro as well.

The VTX was good but I needed to route to VBAT because of the electrical noise I got through the FC's 5v circuit. The upside of this is it reduces current draw on the FC 5v which can lessen the risk of receiver brown out especially when transmitting at 200mW. Having 200mW available is very good btw!

See my review of the TX200/Elf here: http://quadifyrc.weebly.com/reviews/...200-vtx-review

And my experience fitting to the Leader 120 here: http://quadifyrc.weebly.com/tips-and...nd-vtx-upgrade