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Caddx Turtle v2 🐢 Mini Drone New Camera Glass Lens and ND Filter Set-up 🌳


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Test of New Caddx Turtle Special Glass Lens and ND Filter (N8)

I had a lovely day flying in the sun among trees with leaves for the first time this year. It was the perfect opportunity to test out the new Caddx Turtle Special Glass Lens and ND Filter from Caddx.us. I am unsure how this compares to the Runcam Split Mini Glass Lens.

Caddx Turtle v2 🐢 New Camera Glass Lens and ND Filter 🌳 "Canopy CorkScrew" Drone Move 🌳 (2 min 31 sec)


I also got to practise some smooth close proximity with a few new trees without fear of hitting any ghost branches. For want of a better name and until I'm corrected my new move is called the 🌳 "Canopy CorkScrew" 🌳 !! It's funny how I seem to automatically follow the same lines when looking back at footage of the day's runs.

My last Caddx Turbo Eye Lens got scratched a few weeks ago so I had to wait to receive my glass lens which hopefully will be more resilient. On first look the Caddx glass Lens is definitely an improvement on the Caddx plastic lenses. There is less need for any colour grading and the image seems much clearer. I did to bring the colours out a little on this video.

When fitting the ND Filter (N8) to the glass lens I had to use some BluTak as it's not a perfect fit. However, the ND Filter stayed on all day despite my crashes. The ND Filter takes away some of the glare and reduces the sharpness a little to make the overall picture more pleasing (imho). Anyway, let me know what you think? I shall order the ND Filter (N16) next to see if I get more dramatic footage.

Apologies for any jello and vibrations but I think I need a couple of new motors !

Music - Flight of the Bumblebee (to match the vibrations and flying style)...almost went for the Vosi Bop

Equipment Used:

Flying the Kwad Karl (Bando Racer 3) BR3 Frame

Caddx Turbo Eye Lens (not Caddx Turtle glass lens)

XJB 145 Drone build and motors https://www.banggood.com/HGLRC-Flame...18277502201801 [hglrc xjb 145]

Caddx Turtle v2 https://www.banggood.com/Caddx-Turtl...18277502201801
XM+ https://www.banggood.com/Frsky-XM-Micro-D16-SBUS-Full-
Range-Receiver-Up-to-16CH-p-1110020.html?p=YE151218277502201801

VRD2 Pro Goggle rather than the TopSKy Prime 1S https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-VR-...tlinkid=124518

Jumper T8SG https://www.banggood.com/Jumper-T8SG...d=124521124520

Gemfan 3052 https://www.banggood.com/2-Pairs-Gem...18277502201801

Adobe Premier Pro for Caddx Turtle V2 post-production

I still think this footage is better than the output of the Runcam Split Mini 2 . It's not quite as good as as a Go Pro but at least as good as the Foxeer Mix. Which fpv hd camara do you think is best?

Firmware version dated 7th September 2018
Caddx Turtle Best Settings for fpv (less washed out):
1080p 60FPS
Wide FoV
7 saturation
1 Sharpness
5 Contrast
5 Brightness
EV -0.3
WDR on

Ensure you lower the sharpness to 0 or 1 unless using another lens (like the Caddx Turtle Glass Lens)

(Note: How to repair a bricked Caddx Turtle with black screen)

How to repair a bricked Caddx Turtle from a firmware update
http://www.multirotorguide.com/guide...rmware-update/

September Firmware - works with v2 and v1 board https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...5&d=1541439082

Caddx Turtle/RunCam Device Protocol
https://github.com/betaflight/betafl...evice-Protocol

Caddx Turtle January Firmware (untested by me)
https://www.youtube.com/redirect?stz...AxNTU1MjMzMTU2

Caddx turtle mods: What changed?
-Fixed power button issue to turn on and off DVR
-Increased Bitrate
-Brightness and Sharpness adjustment

Caddx Turtle Competitors -
Foxeer Mix HD Camera
https://www.banggood.com/Foxeer-Pred...tlinkid=127401

Worth Trying: Special lens for turtle V2 and ND FIlters available from Caddx.us
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