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Posted by scousethief | Yesterday @ 05:29 AM | 1,020 Views
Eachine VR D2 Pro 5 Inches 800*480 40CH 5.8G Diversity FPV Goggles w/ DVR Lens Adjustable

So , my trusty Quanums are starting to get a little "tatty" which is a shame as they perform flawlessly , with the cost of replacements in mind i have been looking around for something to replace them with, the goggles Two are an obvious choice but realistically atm i dont need a 1080p screen and i want something with a DVR, i know i can solder in the DVR to the G2 but it would mean cutting the case, however , these popped up today. which i am considering, they may just fit my fat head

Brand name: Eachine
Item name: VR D2 Pro FPV Goggles
Screen size: 5 inches
Screen resolution: 800x480
Frequency channel: built-in 40CH 5.8GHz receiver
Battery : 2S 7.4-8.4V Lipo battery
Battery work time: 2.5-3 hours
Operating current: 600--680mA
Receiver sensitivity: -95dBM
Antenna connector: RP-SMA
DVR Max Support: 64G TF Card
Goggles weight: 285g (without antenna)
Antenna weight: 29 g (Flat: 13g, mushroom: 16g)
Dimension(mm): 150 X152 X96 (without antenna and antenne mount)

Features :
Upgraded Receiver, more sensitive.
Auto search, you can search all frequencies around or select your own frequency to avoid interference
Add the power indicator function instead of the built-in buzzer, you can check the power on displayer directly.
With white noise and snow screen
Dual receiver to get strong and steady signal
Support Lens Adjustable
Support upgrading
Built-in DVR function, record every wonderful moment and play back
With comfortable face sponge
With accurate capacity, 7.4V 2200mAh Lipo battery consists of 2 x 18650 battery
Support one key into power saving mode

Package Included:
1 X VR D2 Pro FPV Goggles
1 X Mushroom antenna
1 X Flat antenna
1 X 7.4V 2200mAh Lipo battery
1 X Charger
1 X User Manual

Posted by scousethief | Mar 20, 2017 @ 06:55 AM | 943 Views
4-in-1 BLHeli - S 20A ESC Electronic Speed Controller $16.38 / £13.13

No Bec but for the price this is a pretty good deal for a 130-180 sized quad build

BEC: no
Processor: EFM8BB21F16G
Firmware: BLHeli - S
Continuous current: 4 x 20A
Burst current: 4 x 25A, 5 seconds
Driver: new-generation 3-in-1 MOSFET driver
Power supply: 2 - 4S LiPo / 2 - 4S HV LiPo
4-in-1 BLHeli - S 20A DShot ESC uses the latest digital signals for more accurate control

Micro F3 with 5V 2A Bec $16.21

Main Features:
- STM32F3 microprocessor, low-noise MPU6000 connected via SPI
- With built-in PDB, BEC, LC filter, it is easy to use and performs well
- Tiny but powerful, it supports up to 50A input current and 6 motors
- BetaFlight preloaded, CleanFlight support, one-key to boot

Voltage input: up to 21V ( 5S LiPo )
Max. current: 50A
BEC: 5V 2A
Receiver input: PPM 5V
Battery monitoring: yes
Size: 27 x 27 x 7.5mm
Mounting hole: 20 x 20mm
Weight: 2.7g

F3 Flight controller **dirt cheap**
F3 Flight Controller
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Posted by scousethief | Mar 16, 2017 @ 06:05 AM | 1,744 Views
SPC 90S 90mm FPV Racing Drone BNF with Omnibus F3 OSD Blheli_S 10A 5.8G 48CH 25mW VTX

The PERFECT micro ? Video antenna at the rear , 2-4s , F3 , choice of receiver , penta-props AND 25mW to keep those boring authorities away

Now, how will this compare to the Emax Baby Brushless ??

Item Name: SPC 90S 90mm Mini FPV Racing Drone
Model: SPC 90S
Wheelbase: 90mm
Material: 3K Full Carbon Fiber
Size: 73mm*85mm*23mm
Weight: 56g( battery not include)
86g ( Including battery)
Motor: 1104 7500KV brushless motor
ESC: 10A BLHELI_S 4 in 1 ESC
Propeller: 50mm 5-blades propeller
Receiver: DSM2 Receiver/ Frsky Receiver/ Futaba Receiver (optional)
Camera: 600TVL 1/4 CMOS Camera PAL/ STNC Switchable
VTX: 5.8g 25MW 48CH FPV transmitter
Battery: 7.4V 450mah Lipo battery (JST 2P Connector)

Omnibus F3 Flight Control:
Flight controller: Omnibus F3 Integrated with OSD Built in 5V@1A BEC
Processor: STM32F3CCT6 MCU
Sensor: SPI Sensor MPU6000
Size: 27mm*27mm*5mm
Mount hole: 20mm*20mm
Lipo: 2-4S
Supports popular receivers such as SBus, PPM, DSMX.
Buzzer, programmable LED, voltage monitoring, HLHeli ESC
Weight: 8g

10A Blheli_S 4 In 1 ESC:
Size: 27mm*27mm*5mm
Mount hole: 20mm*20mm
BB2, 48MHZ Chip
Lipo Battery: 2-4S
Con. Current: 10A
Peak Current: 15A (5S)
Programming: YES
Support D-Shot, Oneshot, rotation directions
Weight: 6.3g

Package Included:
1 x SPC 90S
1 x 600TVL camera
4 x 1104 KV7500 Brushless motor
1 x DSM2 receiver Or Frsky Receiver Or Futaba Receiver
1 x Mini F3 OSD Flying Tower
4 x 50mm propeller
1 x 5.8G 25mw image transfer
2 x 7.4V 500mAh battery

Posted by scousethief | Feb 28, 2017 @ 07:00 PM | 1,946 Views
Posted by scousethief | Feb 17, 2017 @ 05:34 AM | 1,701 Views
Emax Babyhawk Brushless 85mm racer, click me
Presale Price : $99.90

PREORDER is up and ready for this little beast of a micro, got my preorder in already Link is at the top of the page.

Main Features:
- EMAX Femto micro F3 flight controller with STM32F303 CPU and MPU9250, ideal for micro brushless racing drone
- Furious flight and accurate operation with 1104 5250KV high RPM brushless motors and Bullet Series DShot ESCs
- 520TVL CMOS camera, 5.8G 40CH VTX. 25mW / 200mW adjustable power for different flying environment

Wheelbase: 85mm
Size: 132 x 132 x 48mm
AIO FPV camera: 520TVL CMOS, 5.8G 40CH 25mW / 200mW
Propeller: TS2345 tri-blade
Flight controller: Femto micro F3
Brushless motor: 1104 5250KV
ESC: Bullet Series BLHeli - S 6A
Weight: 60.3g

Recommended Battery:
No. of cells: 2S
Capacity: 300mAh
Connector: 51005 plug
Size: 42 x 20 x 15.8mm

This is the PNP version which does not include battery, transmitter or receiver.
Brand: EMAX
Type: Frame Kit
Version: PNP
Model: 1104
Motor Type: Brushless Motor
KV: 5250
Flight Controller
Flight Controller Type: F3
Video Resolution: 520TVL
Sensor: CMOS
Electronic Speed Controller
Firmware: BLHeli-S
Continuous Current: 6A
Dimension and Weight
Product weight: 0.0603 kg
Package weight: 0.3100 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 13.20 x 13.20 x 4.80 cm / 5.2 x 5.2 x 1.89 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 22.50 x 14.50 x 6.90 cm / 8.86 x 5.71 x 2.72 inches
Package Contents
Package Contents: 1 x Frame Kit

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Posted by scousethief | Feb 14, 2017 @ 12:27 PM | 1,901 Views

If your gonna do it right :P
Posted by scousethief | Feb 09, 2017 @ 10:36 AM | 2,148 Views
Boldclash F-02 Two piece 25mW Camera and VTX

The Boldclash F-02 Two piece 5.8GHz 48CH 25mW Camera & TX is a micro lightweight unit designed to work around the constraints placed on pilots flying micro quads who would like a little more flexibility with regards to placement from their components, the F-02 works on voltages from 2.9V-5.5V meaning it can be powered from a single cell lipo or from your quads UART connectors, the F-02 is Pal/NTSC selectable with the following resolutions
PAL: 720 x 540
NTSC: 640 x 480

The F-02 features a wide-angle lens to cover a broad range giving a wider screen than the general 4:3 image and as my Quanums, Fatsharks and Eachine display are widescreen this suits my current needs down to a T , i record video using the Eachine ProDVR at D1 setting which is closest to the F-02's native 720x540 and the image is clear and crisp. [/COLOR]
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Posted by scousethief | Feb 03, 2017 @ 02:36 PM | 2,255 Views
Link for Fatshark Dominator V3

Just so we are clear as i go through this , i wear reading glasses with a teeny tiny prescription less than +1 ( on shelf bought glasses) my normal and far eyesight is according to the optician " well above the national average" , there are no other "issues" with my vision. My spotter wears bifocals so there is some adjustment needed there.
In my opinion these are PREMIUM goggles , supposedly some of the best and judging by the price these should be perfect out of the box, yes ? this is the level i am working around, for this price these should be absolutely spot on ! , should be , but imo are far from it.

With FPV these are the Goggles/Headsets i have used.

Teleporters : the screen image was ridiculous, like looking at a portable tv and had very low detail.
Quanums V2 : spotter swapped to my Quanums and with his readers on the image is large and clear.
Eachine VR009 : same as the Quanums with his glasses, but the actual image looked very washed out and grainy to both of us.

I have no issues at all with the delivery everything arrived perfectly boxed. The build quality of the Goggles is very good, the plastics are of good quality and the strap, antennas and other addons are perfectly fine , not too sure about the clip in receiver and diversity antennas adding weight to the push in clip but i am confident it will be perfectly sound.

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Posted by scousethief | Jan 31, 2017 @ 12:10 PM | 1,965 Views
Eachine QX105 "The BAT"

Click For User Manual

A Few Quick Words.....

The "Bat" is "the" latest feature rich Quadcopter to hit the shops from Eachine and Banggood, building on the success of their previous brushed micro's Eachine have packed nearly everything you could ever want into their latest offerings. The flight control boards are based around the F3 Evo giving you the same processing power as their bigger brushless counterparts, on top of a current gen FC the boards also combine an onboard Flysky/Frsky/DSM2 receiver with enough range to go exploring, a "buzzer" because we all like to push a little too far now and again, 4 programmable LEDs at the rear AND ! now the boards include a pretty sweet OSD.

As arrived, all safe and sound.

All safely packed away , those are big props lol
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Posted by scousethief | Jan 24, 2017 @ 11:08 AM | 2,235 Views BLACK $114.00 RED $114.00

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.

With the current trend of shrinking Quadcopters down as small as possible ( which is great ) i thought for a change i would go up in size to see what "off the shelf" Quads were available that i could use primarily as a trainer to introduce newcomers into the Brushless world but also something that i could use to take some aerial video with. Now that Christmas has passed i know a few family members who have bought their first or second Quad and so my motivation was to find a device that was relatively cheap but something that i would be comfortable letting someone with basic flying skills use, obviously under observation. The Bugs 3 ticked many of the boxes i required and the one that it didnt i was confident i could adapt very easily to my needs.

In the box

All laid out
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Posted by scousethief | Jan 14, 2017 @ 09:48 AM | 2,392 Views
Well one JJRC X1 board smoked and then my newly built Diatone 180 decided to blow all 4 escs at the same time for no reason.

Loadsa Fun.
Posted by scousethief | Jan 06, 2017 @ 09:15 AM | 2,851 Views
Walkera Rodeo 110

Disclaimer : The Walkera Rodeo 110 was provided by for independent review , i do NOT receive any payment for the review nor earn revenue on any links posted within.

A brief intro.

Many moons ago when i jumped feet first into the hobby my very first real purchase was a Walkera 36 6ch 400 size helicopter, after spending weeks reading about servo travel, rate gyro's and adjusting links to the Nth degree i took my very first breathless plunge in to what i found to be the most enjoyable and consuming of hobbies RC Flight. For a long time my addiction was actually Walkera , even when working in the hobby with the higher end of the market my wall was lined with Walkera ( and some Esky ) heli's , at the time they produced good low priced budget helis that with a little tweaking flew perfectly fine, then the great transmitter debacle happened and i swerved away from my staple supplier and moved more towards planes thus ending a long time affair.
Fast forward to 8-9 months ago and a phone call from a friend who had bought a pair of Walkera Runner 250's and needed some assistance getting them to fly how he wanted, personally i had moved towards micro planes but had kept my feet wet with a few micro quads so agreed to help, in all honesty i wasnt too impressed , they they had some nice features and flew relatively fine but even after tweaking they felt a little sluggish and the carbon framework was pretty thin for the size of Quad. Then came the...Continue Reading
Posted by scousethief | Jan 01, 2017 @ 06:48 AM | 3,381 Views
X73S 73mm Betaflight Naze32 Brushless 1S FPV Racing Drone ARF US$95.99 ~ 110.99

Come on whats not to like ? its Micro Brushless

Quadcopter Size: 105*105mm
Rack: X-type 73mm

ESC 1S 3.5A (Blheli)
Flight controller Naze32
(6dof) betaflight firmware
Motor 1103 Brushless Motor KV10000
Receiver Compatible futaba s-fhss receiver/ Frsky D8 receiver/ DSMX receiver
AV Wireless Transmitter 5.8g 32ch 5.8Ghz 25mw
Propeller 4-leaf efficient
Camera SENSOR: 1/4"" HD Sensor
Resolution: 1280*960
Pixel: 5MP
Definition: 600TVL
Min.Illumination: 0.5Lux
SNR: >48db
GAMMA: 0.45
Refresh rate: 60F/S NTSC,50F/S PAL
Shutter Speed: PAL;1/50'1/100,000s NTSC:1/60'1/100,000s
Working temperature: -40~+85℃
White balance: automatic
Video output: 1vp-p75 Europe
Synchronous system: Internal synchronization
Color: color
TV Format: PAL

Flight time 5-6 minutes
Takeoff weight <43g
Batterry 1S 450mah 25c Lipo battery (Not included)

Package included:
1 x X73S Multirotor frame
4 x 1103 Brushless Motor KV10000
1 x Naze32 FC
1 x Futaba Compatible s-fhss receiver/ Frsky Compatible D8 receiver/ Compatible DSMX receiver
1 x Mini Camera
1 x Protection cover
4 x Blade

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Posted by scousethief | Dec 16, 2016 @ 11:35 AM | 2,913 Views

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.

Brand Name: JJRC
Item NO.: X1
Item name: RC Quadcopter
Frequency: 2.4G
Gyro: 6 axis
Material: ABS
Size: 21*21*11cm
Motor: D1806-2280KV brushless motor
Flight time: about 15 minutes
Charging time: 90 minutes
Control distance: about 300-400M
Battery for quadcopter: 7.4V 1300mah Li Battery (included)
Battery for transmitter: 4 x 1.5V AA battery (not included)

5.8G FPV Specification:

5.8G Transmitter module power: 350mW
Standard antenna: 5.8G glue stick omnidirectional antenna
Antenna gain: 3DB
Camera: 600TVL HD Lens
Clarity: 0.01LUX
Effective pixels: PAL=780(H)*570(V)
Video output: 1.0Vp-p/75
Viewing angle: 120 degrees
Lens: complete bo wide-angle large lens

As is customary a little unboxing then teardown and some mods , oh yes.
My apologies if some of the pictures are a little dark i think my Nikon needs some attention.

The X1G arrives in a box.......believe it or not

Everything is safely packaged in a molded plastic frame.
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Posted by scousethief | Dec 04, 2016 @ 06:10 AM | 3,076 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. Itís amazing, you only just get ready your VTX and camera, itís 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 @ 06:54 AM | 4,098 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 @ 06:30 AM | 3,284 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 @ 12:18 PM | 2,955 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 @ 07:48 AM | 3,252 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 @ 07:47 AM | 3,233 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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