QAV210 Charpu Edition – Maiden FPV Flight

Here’s the maiden FPV flight video of the latest addition to my fleet, the QAV-210 Charpu Edition. These are the components:

  • Cobra 2204 2300 KV motors
  • SN20A ESCs (OneShot125)
  • 5×4.5 Bullnose props
  • DragonFly32 running Baseflight
  • FrSky DR4-II receiver
  • 1400 4S Multistar LiPo
  • Recorded on a RunCam HD

Overall I’m really happy with this quad. Its fast, agile and very maneuverable. Just gotta keep flying to see if I become a decent pilot.

Here’s a photo gallery:

 

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Durafly P-40N from Hobbyking – 1st Impressions & Assembly

Presenting Hobbyking’s newest model airplane from the Durafly line, the Curtiss P-40N Warhawk. I ordered it the day it came out from the US West Warehouse (click here to get yours) and received it 4 working days later, via FedEx ground. Here is my first impressions and assembly video.

I am really impressed with the details, the paint job and the ease of assembly. Not one drop of glue is needed (except for the small plastic details). It comes together really quickly thanks to the easy-to-follow instructions, the labeling of all the servo leads and the plastic bags that have the different types of screws. Assembly took about an hour and installing the decals with probably take another 30 minutes.

Overall, I am really please with the airplane. Stay tuned for the maiden flight video!

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Mini Hex Review – Melo’s Multirotor Minute

Here’s my quick review of the MJX X900 X901 3D Roll 2.4G 6-Axis First Nano Hexacopter from Banggood.com.

Pros:

  • Well built, solid construction
  • Flies stable, but quick and maneuverable if in high rates
  • Flips and rolls are crisp and precise
  • Shipping to 9 days (China – California)
  • Only $20.75

Cons:

  • Remote is kind of small (but standard for this size multi rotors)
  • Need a screwdriver to install batteries in remote
  • LEDs aren’t very bright

You can get your directly from Banggood here by clicking here.

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Caliber FPV Wing – Review Part 1 – Unboxing and Assembly

Introducing the Caliber FPV Wing from Snipe Air Industries. In this video I introduce the project, unbox the package and show you the finished product after it was put together. It measures 37.5 inches (95.25 cm) in wingspan and the kit includes all the nessary hardware, including a plastic center section to hold the fpv equipment, cameras and battery, winglets, stickers, laminate, pushrods and balsa elevons. It also comes with an antivibration mount for a Mobius camera. (more…)

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Durafly Das Ugly Stik Maiden Flight – Review Part 2

Here’s the second part of the review of the Durafly Das Ugly Stik, maiden flight.

Overall, I think Hobbyking hit it out of the park with this one: it came very well packaged, putting it together was a breeze and the maiden flight was uneventful. The plane flew like it was on rails with the recommended battery, the “standard” 2,200 3S lipo. I installed a DR4-II receiver and paired it up with my FrSky Taranis. I decided to run full rates, but I added 50% expo to the ailerons and elevator, which is my personal preference.

The main feature or gimmick of this model is the mockup engine up front. Yes, it seems like this foamy has a glow engine, but upon further inspection you realize that the engine is just a dummy and that there is a brushless motor behind the firewall. I really didn’t pay attention to anouncement videos and I thought that the engine was made out of foam, but it is pretty hefty. Not sure if its the wisest to carry all that dead weight upfront, but it sure looks cool!

Get yours here: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=54646&aff=177452

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Durafly Das Ugly Stik Unboxing & Assembly – Review Part 1

Here’s the first part of my video review of the Durafly Das Ugly Stik, unboxing and assembly.

Overall, I think Hobbyking hit it out of the park with this one: it came very well packaged, putting it together was a breeze and the maiden flight was uneventful. The plane flew like it was on rails with the recommended battery, the “standard” 2,200 3S lipo. I installed a DR4-II receiver and paired it up with my FrSky Taranis. I decided to run full rates, but I added 50% expo to the ailerons and elevator, which is my personal preference.

The main feature or gimmick of this model is the mockup engine up front. Yes, it seems like this foamy has a glow engine, but upon further inspection you realize that the engine is just a dummy and that there is a brushless motor behind the firewall. I really didn’t pay attention to anouncement videos and I thought that the engine was made out of foam, but it is pretty hefty. Not sure if its the wisest to carry all that dead weight upfront, but it sure looks cool!

Get yours here: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=54646&aff=177452

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