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May 14, 2019, 12:54 AM
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Mini-Review

Diatone R349 pocket rocket!!!


Back from holiday and go some lovely weather for flying yesterday so went up to the park to give this R349 a go, a bit tentative flying because I'm not so used to this yet but once I do ....
Quick review, this is fast and fun and cheap, needed props changing from the 3028 to 3042 or 3052 and a bit of a tune up to fly how I like it, great on 3s or 4s, has good camera and is well under the 250g weight with batteries , flight time of 3 to 5 minutes depending on which battery I used.
More detailed review and pids to follow.
Buy it here ( affiliate link at no extra cost to you and helps me fund future reviews ) https://bit.ly/2WL9XDG
3042 props used here. https://bit.ly/2vYZI2I
3052 props for a little more power if you feel it's needed https://bit.ly/2PZKMKW
4s 650mah tuenigy graphene panther battery used here https://bit.ly/2Hjwxhp
Diatone R349 bench review.....is it any good?... Yes! (14 min 31 sec)

Diatone R329 first flight at the park 3s 850mah lipo (8 min 0 sec)

Diatone R329 first flight at the park 4s 650mah turnigy graphene panther lipo. (4 min 44 sec)

And to compare with my silverware micro brushless whoop build I flew this in same session.
Silverised brushless beta85x frame fpv flight at the park. (5 min 43 sec)



Pros and cons

Pros
Fast and cheap
Nice components
Strong looking frame

Cons
Wasn't tuned well for the supplied 3028 props

Conclusion
It's well worth the money, very fast and flies well once tuned, I suspect going to betaflight 4.0 will make it even better.
Changing props is a must.

Who is it for?

Well it is NOT a beginner quad that's for sure, maybe ok a second or third quad depending on what you have flown before,
I would say it's intermediate to advanced , it's fast enough to keep anyone happy and if like me you don't want to go over the 250g weight limit at which registration is required it's ideal.
Whether you want to race or freestyle I think this would work.
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May 15, 2019, 08:38 AM
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Latest blog entry: Diatone R349 pocket rocket!!!
May 15, 2019, 08:38 AM
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Once I settle on the some pids I can post them here if anyone wants.
Latest blog entry: Diatone R349 pocket rocket!!!


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