Category: Reviews

iSDT SC-608 Smart Charger Review

iSDT SC-608 Smart Charger Review

July 15, 2016 13:05 | By | 2 Comments

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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Follow me to the New Drones of CES

Follow me to the New Drones of CES

January 10, 2015 16:33 | By | Add a Comment

It was obvious, especially after the Christmas rush of new UAS sales. This is the next “in” technology. But is it technology or a toy? We look at the new offerings at CES after the break.

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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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Plastic 2-axis GoPro Gimbal Review

Plastic 2-axis GoPro Gimbal Review

May 28, 2014 19:52 | By | Add a Comment

Gimbals are all the rage. This cheap plastic gimbal offers 2-axis stabilization and an extremely lightweight construction. But is making a gimbal out of light plastic a good idea? Read on in our review after the break.

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DJI Phantom 2 with H3-2D Gimbal Review

DJI Phantom 2 with H3-2D Gimbal Review

May 12, 2014 22:34 | By | Add a Comment

The Phantom 2 is available as a complete package complete with 2-axis brushless gimbal. The price for this combo started out at over $1000.- but has recently come down to a more manageable $680. Magazine reviews are glowing, but few of them have any comparisons to make. Is the Phantom 2 combo offer worth the price of admission, or should you look elsewhere? Find out in our review!

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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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RC701 7 inch 5.8GHz Diversity LCD Monitor Review

RC701 7 inch 5.8GHz Diversity LCD Monitor Review

January 11, 2014 17:24 | By | Add a Comment

There’s a metric ton of various LCD monitors geared for FPV flight. The RC701 is an all-in-one package with integrated diversity receiver for safer FPV flying, and we took a look at the ups and downs of this model in our in-depth review.

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AfroFlight Naze32 Flight Controller Review

AfroFlight Naze32 Flight Controller Review

December 19, 2013 15:59 | By | 5 Comments

8/16bit flight controllers are outmoded, at least that’s what the folks at AbuseMark are telling us. But are 32 bits really making a difference? Let’s find out in our Naze32 review.

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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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