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iSDT SC-608 Smart Charger Review

iSDT SC-608 Smart Charger Review

July 15, 2016 13:05 | By | 1 Comment

This ultra-portable charger sports 150W power and charges up to 6 LiXX cells. But looks aside, is this a good charger to take with you to the field? Find out in our review!

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Walkera Rodeo 150 Review

Walkera Rodeo 150 Review

June 24, 2016 15:23 | By | Add a Comment

Anothert RTF/BNF quadcopter from china? Yawn. But wait, this little guy mixes up the game. Check out how this ready-to-fly FPV racing copter fared in our review.

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Why drone registration solves nothing

Why drone registration solves nothing

December 22, 2015 11:50 | By | 2 Comments

“Drone registration”, as the FAA calls it, makes a lot of sense. That is, until you start thinking about it beyond the usual talking points. Here’s why it actually does not solve any problems whatsoever.

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Blade 200QX Review

Blade 200QX Review

December 29, 2014 16:32 | By | 1 Comment

The Blade 200QX is Horizon Hobby’s answer to all the cheap chinese miniquads. Lacking GPS-driven flight modes, can it justify the price tag with its performance? Find out in our review after the break.

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5.8GHz 200mW FPV Transmitter Review

5.8GHz 200mW FPV Transmitter Review

December 24, 2014 15:31 | By | Add a Comment

Looking for a small, lightweight FPV transmitter that plugs right into your GoPro and has an integrated cloverleaf antenna? This $60 video transmitter for the 5.8GHz band may fit the bill – but is it any good? Find out in our review after the break.

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Blade 350QX Review

Blade 350QX Review

April 13, 2014 13:57 | By | 2 Comments

Finally, we got to play with the 350QX from Horizon Hobby. There’s been plenty of reviews of this little guy, but aside from the usual “flies great” statements in hobby magazines, we wanted to find out how this RTF quadcopter compares against the ilk of a Phantom, Crius, or even a KK2.x. Curious? Read on after the break.

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Event38 Bluetooth Telemetry Bridge Review

Event38 Bluetooth Telemetry Bridge Review

April 6, 2014 14:52 | By | Add a Comment

After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Event38 set out t0 eliminate the need for laptops on the flying field. Sure you can use bluetooth to control and monitor your drone, but that only gets you how far, 30 meters, maybe 40? If you want to use a 430MHz or 900MHz telemetry transmitter, you need an android tablet/phone capable of USB host mode, AND it’s another thing connected to your mobile device.

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Event38’s Bluetooth bridge eliminates all this by offering you a simple self-contained, self-powered device you can just bring to the flying field, clip onto your belt and forget about, using your phone or tablet to control even the most complex and demanding Drone missions. But is the $140 price tag justified? Find out in our in-depth review after the break!

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X100 100W Balancing Charger Review

X100 100W Balancing Charger Review

April 3, 2014 20:51 | By | 5 Comments

The HK X100 balancing LiPo charger, actually a rebranded IMAX unit, is the smaller brother of the X200. According to HobbyKing, the “new X100 Charger is the latest and most innovative battery charger, with its super cool aesthetics and full color touch screen”, and has become the “must have charger”. But is it really? And is it worth getting at the $50 that HK asks for? Let’s find out in our in-depth review after the break.

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T1000FC GPS Auto Pilot Review

T1000FC GPS Auto Pilot Review

February 28, 2014 15:00 | By | 5 Comments

The T1000FC is a cheap autopilot for fixed wing aircraft and promises a simple way to have your aircraft automagically return to you at the flick of a switch. But does it live up to that promise? Find out in our detailed review!

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KK 2.1 Flight Controller Review

KK 2.1 Flight Controller Review

February 23, 2014 14:42 | By | 11 Comments

The KK 2.1 is here! This incremental hardware update features new sensors and a beefier microcontroller, but does this improve performance? Read all about it in our review after the break!

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Locust ARF Quadcopter Kit Review

Locust ARF Quadcopter Kit Review

December 1, 2013 21:58 | By | 90 Comments

The Locust Quadcopter Kit from Goodluckbuy is an amazingly cheap offer for USD $209, complete with Crius AIO, brushless GoPro gimbal and optional GPS antenna. Is it too cheap? Find out in our review below.

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Hubsan H107D FPV Quadcopter Review

Hubsan H107D FPV Quadcopter Review

November 20, 2013 13:57 | By | 23 Comments

Hubsan offers a complete micro FPV quadcopter package with a sleek transmitter design and nifty features, competing with the Walkera LadyBird FPV. It’s quite affordable and definitely in the toy category, but is it any good? Find out in our review!

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Build your own programmable High Power 3W LED Flasher for your FPV model

Build your own programmable High Power 3W LED Flasher for your FPV model

November 17, 2013 3:02 | By | 5 Comments

Want high power 3 Watt LEDs as a highly visible anti-collision flash, but don’t want to spend $50 on a RC-ready product? Make your own programmable device for $12.-! Read on for complete build instructions.

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High-Performance Quadcopter for $120 – Part 3: Flashing and Setup

High-Performance Quadcopter for $120 – Part 3: Flashing and Setup

September 17, 2013 11:24 | By | 28 Comments

In our previous installments we took a look at the shopping list for a $120 high-performance quadcopter, then we built it. Now, we flash the ESCs with a improved firmware for added agility, and finally set up the KK 2.0 flight controller.

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SkyRC T6200 Touch Charger Review

SkyRC T6200 Touch Charger Review

July 6, 2013 1:55 | By | Add a Comment

Let’s get real for a moment here: The fact of the matter is that a simple four-button charger gets the job done, and there’s models ranging from a few bucks for 50W to the ThunderPower 1000W 14 charger. 4-button chargers are mostly very user friendly and easy to use, and there’s no real reason to go for anything else for simple LiPo field charging. So should you jump for this touchscreen-operated spaceship of a charger? Find out after the break.

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