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Apr 10, 2016, 12:01 PM
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Revisiting the Bojiang S1

Last week, I was in a text conversation with one of my oldest and dearest friends. While he isn't a hobbyist, he enjoys discussing model aviation.

The discussion had turned to quadcopters and something made me think of this:

I reviewed the Bojiang S1 six months ago almost to the day and when I mentioned that to my friend, he thought it would be a great idea to dust it off as another revisited review subject. He enjoyed the previous blogs I did on old subjects, so I figured what the heck.

Beyond the hilariously mangled English and a not-so-great camera is a genuinely fun, entry level quad. As was the case with my other "re-reviews," the S1 had been mostly idle for a long time.

After charging up the battery and taking it for a spin a few minutes ago, I found myself asking why.

It's a very lightweight and responsive little machine, capable of some surprisingly high speeds. Not only that, it's a blast to toss around on high rates. Sure, it can be flown with a bit of decorum, but the S1 is more fun doing high speed passes and turns along with some beautifully executed automatic flips. However, it didn't take long for me to be reacquainted with the model's weird throttle curve; zero throttle occurs well above the throw limit of the stick.

On top of that, run times are seemingly endless. The S1 makes very good use of its battery.

Ah, but those instructions.

There aren't many instruction sheets which instruct one to attach the camera to the "bit bone anterior cingulate" and the "deduction bit of bone," at least outside of a medical textbook!
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