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Posted by scousethief | Dec 04, 2016 @ 07:10 AM | 857 Views
Eachine Brushed board with OSD

The multi-purpose Flight controller with built in brushed esc AND receiver now gets an upgrade !, it now includes an OSD !! come on ! what more do you want ? a free toaster ? lol

User Manual, Please select Download

1. Built-in Frsky Receiver version

The AIOF3_BRUSHED flight controller is a Highly integrated F3 flight controller both for Indoor FPV flight and outdoor FPV.
The flight controller integrate OSD and Receiver, run Betaflight firmware. Its amazing, you only just get ready your VTX and camera, its simple to DIY a whole FPV racing Quadcopter with brushed motor .

Brand Name: Eachine
Item Name: Flight Control Board
Size: 38mm*19mm
Weight: 3g
Processor: STM32 F303 MCU
Sensor: SPI Sensor MPU6000
Target Omnibus: F3
Firmware Version: Betaflight 3.0.1

-LED_STRIP solder pin
-BUZZER solder pin
-Air mode ready
-Built-in OSD(Using F3 MCU controls OSD over SPI bus in DMA mode)
-OSD Configuration has been include in BETAFLIGHT GUI
-With 4 large current NMOS transistors, operating current of up to 10A each
-Radio Stick to control PID Tunes

Receiver Option:
-Frsky D8 mode SBUS Output 8ch With RSSI output (OSD display Channle9 / X9D telemetry)
-Flysky compatible 8ch PPM receiver(AFHDS 2A Mode)
-DSM2/DSMX compatible Receiver

Installation and Connection diagram:

OSD Stick Commands
On startup screen, When disarmed, enter THR MID + YAW RIGHT + PITCH UP
Page Navigation Cursor on PAGE
Next Page: YAW RIGHT
Previous Page: YAW LEFT
Cursor Navigation
Changing Values
Increase: YAW RIGHT
Decrease: YAW LEFT
Cursor on EXIT or SAVE+EXIT then YAW RIGHT
(Be careful that the cursor disappears for EXIT)

Posted by scousethief | Nov 22, 2016 @ 07:54 AM | 1,032 Views
Every time i spend my money something else pops up .............!!!!! a mini Skyhero Annakin Clubracer clone from King Kong

KingKong Swift 135
KingKong Swift 165

Description: Obviously change 135 to 165 were applicable im not writing this out again :P
Brand: Kingkong
Item name: Swift 135 PNP
Wheel base: 135mm
Frame material: carbon fiber
Motor: 1306 3100KV
ESC: BLHeli 6A
Camera: Cmos 600TVL
Video TX: 5.8G 400MW 40CH
Flight controller: Micro F3
Propeller: 3030 2-blade

This is the PNP (Plug and Play) version that comes without battery, charger, receiver or remote control.

English manual

Package included:
1 x Kingkong Swift 135 Kit
1 x Micro F3 flight controller
2 x 1306 3100KV motor CW
2 x 1306 3100KV motor CCW
4 x BLHeli 6A ESC
1 x mushroom antenna
1 x Cmos 600TVL camera
1 x 5.8G 400MW 40CH transmitter
1 x red plastic shell
1 x yellow plastic shell
1 x white plastic shell
10 x 3030 2-blade Propellers red CW
10 x 3030 2-blade propeller red CCW
1 x 4 pin cable
1 x 9 pin cable
5 x rubber band
1 x Instruction

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Posted by scousethief | Nov 19, 2016 @ 07:30 AM | 1,132 Views RTF

Some nice new Brushless quads from Furibee Looks like Furibee have avoided the issue of overly thick arms hith hubs to close to the mainframe that block thrust.

Main Features:
- Self-balancing, semi self-balancing, and manual mode are available for players in different levels
- This ready-to-fly version does not require any assembly and debugging
- The latest F3 flight controller + BLHeli 20A ESC + AIO FPV Camera ( with RaceBand coverage )
- Top configuration under the guidance of the most popular professional races

Different Versions:
ARF: not including transmitter and receiver
RTF: including transmitter and receiver

Carbon Fiber Frame
Wheelbase: 120mm
Size: 140 x 140mm
Thickness: 2mm

F3 Flight Controller
The latest F3 flight controller with CleanFlight 1.12.0
All the functions are accessible
3-in-1 tower structure with integrated 4-in-1 ESC, FPV transmitter, and OSD

4-in-1 BLHeli 20A ESC
Integrated with PDB, BEC and battery power detection module
Supports 2 - 6S, Oneshot125 and BLHeli Suite settings
Firmware version: BLHeli 14.6

AIO FPV Camera
Resolution: 700TVL
Angle of lens: 148 degree FOV, 160 degree DFOV
Input voltage: 3.6 - 5.5V
TV system: PAL / NTSC switchable
Lens diameter: 15.3 x 14mm
Weight: 9.2g

1306 3100KV Motor
Input voltage: 2 - 3S
Continuous current: 7.6V
Shaft diameter: 5mm
Size: 34 x 17mm ( diameter x height )
Weight: 13g / piece

3045 Three-blade Propeller
Material: ABS + PC
Big windward area and reinforced hub

FLYSKY FS - i6 Transmitter Set
Frequency: 2.4GHz
Channels: 6
Bandwidth: 500KHz
RF power: less than 20dBm
2.4GHz System: AFHDS 2A and AFHDS
Code type: GFSK
Sensitivity: 1024
Low voltage warning: less than 4.2V
Power: 6V DC, 4 x 1.5AA ( not included )
Certificate: CE0678, FCC
RF power: less than 20dBm
Receiver: 2.4GHz 6CH
RF receiver sensitivity: -105dBm

Posted by scousethief | Nov 15, 2016 @ 01:18 PM | 919 Views
Becoming a little bored waiting for my micro Flysky receiver to turn up , a while ago i grabbed one of these......

.....but was incredibly underwhelmed with the performance of "wifi fpv" underwhelmed is a bit of an understatement. So with free time on my hands , an active imagination and a micro 5.8ghz FPV cam i decided to start hacking away with my sledge hammer , in truth no tools were needed except a small screwdriver and a soldering iron.


Remove the 8 screws and take the top off

Get rid of all this rubbish

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Posted by scousethief | Nov 08, 2016 @ 08:48 AM | 1,145 Views

Main Features:
- Considerate Durable Design
All the propellers, motors, and electronic components are protected by the carbon fiber frame, which prevents them in the event of a crash since the impact distributes much more evenly.
- Amazing Agility
It is extremely maneuverable because of the "x" configuration and the perfect center of gravity.
- Ease of Maintenance
It is easy to replace the parts of the frame because it consists of modular components and soldering is not needed.
- Perfect Connectivity
The 600TVL HD aerial view can be transmitted in the real time thanks to the 5.8G 32CH FPV transmitter.

500 - 1000mAh 11.1V Battery

Model: GB110
Wheelbase: 110mm
Material: 100% carbon fiber
Weight: 55g

DYS 1306 4000KV Motor
Size: 18 15mm
Shaft: 2mm main shaft, 5mm prop shaft
Recommended voltage: 2 - 3S ( 7.4 - 11.1V )
Weight: 13.6g ( not including connectors and hardware )
Mounting holes: M2

Input voltage: 2 - 4S LiPo
Signal frequency: 20 - 500Hz
Output PWM frequency: 18KHz
Compatibility: SimonK, BLHeli
Size: 23 x 12 x 4.5mm
Weight: 7.6g

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Posted by scousethief | Nov 08, 2016 @ 08:47 AM | 1,152 Views
The HolyBro Shuriken 250

Disclaimer : i do not get paid nor make any money from this mini review which is why i live in a cave ! . Product specification may change at the manufacturers behest any changes will appear on the linked webpage.

COUPON : rc18off $197.41

Shuriken details :

Race32 F3 32-bit Flight Controller with Independent Anti-vibration IMU
5.8GHz, 25/600mw switchable, 40 Channel Vtx with built in push button switching and channel display
Integrated PDB with Fiberglass-reinforced Heatsink Bottom Plate
Intergrated MWOSD
OneShot125 30A / 40A burst ESC's
2205-2550kv Motors
PAL/NTSC switchable. 700 TVL Camera
Vibration-free Camera mount
3K Single-weave 3mm Carbon Fiber Top Plate with Injection-molded Heavy-duty Plastic Skirt and Skid Protection
Futaba and FrSky S.bus, Spektrum DSMX, or PPM Compatible, Receivers available
250mm, 5" props , 465g
CleanFlight Pre-loaded | BetaFlight Ready
Weight, ~465g as shipped,ARF

A little unboxing and teardown :

The Shuriken arrives in a nice little box......

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Posted by scousethief | Oct 26, 2016 @ 09:38 AM | 1,214 Views

Another "night time bird" style frame this time from Realacc.

Brand name: Realacc
Wheelbase: 130mm
Bottom plate thickness: 1.5mm
Top plate thickness: 1.5mm
Weight: about 55g
recommanded partsnot included)
Motor: 1104/1306
Paddle: 3 inches
Flight control: F3 flight control
ESC: LittleBee Pro 20A
Camera: HS1177 camera
Battery: 3s 1500mah
Remote control: Flysky FS-I6

Surrounded type
Safe and convenient to carry

Package included:
1 x Realacc MM130-O top board
1 x Realacc MM130-O bottom board
1 x Camera adjust mount
10 x M3 * 30 aluminum column
Some screw nuts

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Posted by scousethief | Oct 19, 2016 @ 02:11 PM | 1,449 Views

Brand name: Eachine
Item name: ET526 FPV Transmitter
Wireless Channel: 40CH
Transmitting Power: 25mW/200mW/600mW Switchable
Video Format: PAL720 * 576 NTSC720 * 480
Working Current: (25mW 130mA & 200mW 200mA & 600mW 350mA) @ 12V
Audio Bandwidth: 20hz-20khz
Video Bandwidth: 0-6mhz
Output signal strength: 13 1dbm or 23 1dbm or 28 1dbm
Operating voltage: 7-28V
Antenna connector: SMA male
Weight: 6.8g
Size 28.5 * 22.4 * 10mm

Output power 25mW/200mw/ 600mW Switchable
Support control the channel by PWM (only channel)
Micro sized, lightweight and durable

Package Included:
1 X ET526 FPV Transmitter
1 X Antenna
1 X Cable

Nice simple clean set of LED lights denote power level, frequency and channel.
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Posted by scousethief | Oct 17, 2016 @ 05:49 PM | 1,223 Views
The two Kingkongs.

On the left : KingKong GT210 stock. 12 amp escs , mini cc3d.

On the right KingKong with Racerstar 2403 2300kv littlebee 20amp esc's mini NZ32 and it whoops arse.

Changed the stock KingKong's camera and videorx to an Eachine 1000tvl CCD and a TX526 which is a massive improvement over the stock camera and Vtx. we now have approx 40-45 degrees angle on the cam and it is SWEEEEET !

Props are Kingkong 5x4x3 , KingKong on the left uses Fatshark antennas and on the right Aomway cloverleaf.

Kingkong stock

My custom arse ripper
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Posted by scousethief | Oct 17, 2016 @ 08:02 AM | 1,707 Views

Price $ 245.30 / 199.32

Well , in truth it was only a matter time before something ARTF/BNF appeared to rival the very popular Owl range of quads and coming already built ready for you transmitter and battery these do offer an attractive alternative........

Model: GB110
Wheelbase: 110mm
Material: 100% carbon fiber
Weight: 55g

DYS 1306 4000KV Motor
Size: 18 15mm
Shaft: 2mm main shaft, 5mm prop shaft
Recommended voltage: 2 - 3S ( 7.4 - 11.1V )
Weight: 13.6g ( not including connectors and hardware )
Mounting holes: M2
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Posted by scousethief | Oct 09, 2016 @ 07:35 AM | 1,453 Views
Apologies to everyone clogging my PM box :P unfortunately it would seem there is no one left in Britain who can fix ANYTHING !!!!! except me

Normal boring service will resume as soon as ive finished varnishing Ben Nevis
Posted by scousethief | Sep 20, 2016 @ 12:39 PM | 1,775 Views

Price $49.99 / 38.79

Like it or lump it those dark evenings are drawing closer in , pretty soon for a lot of us the dark evenings mean we either find somewhere with flood lighting or move indoors to get our adrenaline fix.
Over the last couple of months as ive flown more and more FPV the approaching dark nights have been sat at the back of my mind, a couple of weeks ago i was still able to fly at 10:30 but now its 8:00 soon 6:00 so now is the time to grab an FPV cam that can replace my current one and give me more of a chance to fly later rather than be cooped up , if i grab it now i still have at least a few weeks were i can tune the image to my liking whilst still keeping a reasonable amount of light.

There are a couple of models around but im going to grab the Runcam Owl Plus, the price is pretty good and its a proven model so it makes sense to me.

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Posted by scousethief | Sep 16, 2016 @ 05:35 PM | 2,174 Views
Got to admit , I miss this street , the restaurants are as amazing as the owners

Liverpool's famous China Town ( well, a bit of it ) food fit for the gods
Posted by scousethief | Sep 04, 2016 @ 11:51 AM | 3,416 Views
It would seem there are now 2 Star Wars themed quads available via Gearbest

The Millenium Falcon $64.33 / 52.59 ( currency conversion rate may change)

And the Tie-Fighter $57.57 / 47.06 ( currency conversion rate may change)

Pretty cool for all the Star Wars fans out there

~Install one of the single cell powered AllInOne camera and video transmitter systems and FPV Tie Fighter vs Millenium Falcon with a buddy
Posted by scousethief | Aug 21, 2016 @ 12:16 PM | 2,186 Views
I decided to install Dronin on my Robocat as a test to see if i could get a tighter tune than my manual "random clicking of anything"

It was so solid i decided to flash it to my Eachine Racer 250.

Below are RAR compressed .UAV files taken before AND after running Dronin's Autotune if you feel like having a quick gander.

On both quads IBUS was used.
On both quads CC3D.

Robocat :

Motors 2204 2300kv
Esc Little Bee 20 amp.
Battery used 1500mah 3cell 45C

Eachine Racer 250 : All stock components.

Motors 2204 2300kv
Esc SimonK 12A
Battery used 1500mah 3cell 45C.
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Posted by scousethief | Jul 28, 2016 @ 09:38 AM | 2,330 Views
Ok i have had a few pm's asking why i have deleted certain links from my personal blog so rather than answer each one, as it concerns my blog its simpler to just reply here.
I removed the posts for 2 main reasons , first and foremost i dont like being lied to , i forgave the first time then it happened again, that in truth was enough for me and enough reason for me to remove the posts , secondly and its just again personal choice , i dont agree with their idea of "reviews" , there is nothing nefarious going on i just prefer to not take part in that side of things.
I just want to be clear that no one has asked me to remove those posts i am doing it purely for the reasons above. The links that are left on are put there because i want to put them there to provide to information to anybody reading.

Anyway, back to posting nonsense........

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