Category: Reviews

Hubsan H107D FPV Quadcopter Review

Hubsan H107D FPV Quadcopter Review

November 20, 2013 13:57 | By | 25 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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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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MultiWii 2.2 vs. MegaPirate 2.9 Beta

MultiWii 2.2 vs. MegaPirate 2.9 Beta

June 22, 2013 11:47 | By | 6 Comments

When you buy a new open source flight controller with decent power you usually get the choice between “MWC” and “MP” for your software. MWC in this case stands for MultiWii (why they put the extra C for Controller at the end is a mystery), and MP stands for MegaPirate. Both are flight controller software capable of controlling your multicopter, though they are radically different under the hood. But which one should you flash onto your controller? Find out more after the break.

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Crius All In One Pro Review

Crius All In One Pro Review

March 18, 2013 15:38 | By | 7 Comments

With MultiWii 2.2 out and advanced features like waypoint navigation becoming really usable on this platform, versatile flight controllers become more and more important. But is the Crius AIO Pro a solid choice, or should you keep your distance? Find out in our review after the break!

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Hubsan H510 FPV Glasses Review

Hubsan H510 FPV Glasses Review

August 15, 2012 21:34 | By | 5 Comments

Looking for lightweight FPV video goggles that don’t break the bank? You’re not alone. Hubsan has a product to fill that itch, the H510 FPV glasses, which are available for as low as $119. Can they scratch the itch, or are they complete garbage? Read our in-depth review after the break!

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Foxtech HorizonHD 2 FPV Camera Review

Foxtech HorizonHD 2 FPV Camera Review

July 29, 2012 13:04 | By | Add a Comment

There’s a new FPV HD camera contender in town. Can Foxtech’s HorizonHD dethrone the sturdy but heavy GoPro, or are you better of sticking to the more established products? Find out in our review!

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KK 2.0 (KK2) Multicopter Controller Review

KK 2.0 (KK2) Multicopter Controller Review

July 4, 2012 11:17 | By | 35 Comments

LCD Screen! Accelerometers! It even glows in the dark! The new KK2 flight controller from Rolf Bakke sure has a lot going for it, but is it worth the noise that HK is making around this controller? Read on for an in-depth review!

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Crius MultiWii Lite Review

Crius MultiWii Lite Review

June 15, 2012 0:16 | By | 8 Comments

MultiWii is perhaps one of the most well known Open Source multicopter projects. All its hardware and software is open source. Originally based on sensors taken from gutted Nintendo Wii controllers, this project has come a long way – and these days you don’t need to cannibalize a WiiMote or Nunchuk controller anymore. You get a board like the Crius in this review, and you’re set. But how well does it work and how difficult is it to set up? That’s what we’re looking into in this review.

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Q450 Fiberglass/Nylon Quad Frame Review

Q450 Fiberglass/Nylon Quad Frame Review

June 10, 2012 14:54 | By | 1 Comment

The Q450 frame sold by HobbyKing is a sturdy, cheap frame with a simple construction that can take quite a beating. It’s being marketed as the RM450 V1 by RcTimer for a few bucks more, and both are completely identical. But how does it fare in the air? Find out whether saving money with this DJI-clone is worth it in our review

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Hobbyking i86 / Eagle N6 Multi-Rotor Control Board Review

Hobbyking i86 / Eagle N6 Multi-Rotor Control Board Review

June 7, 2012 22:34 | By | 10 Comments

At a mere $20, the Hobbyking i86 is a cheap clone of the Eagle N6 V1 board. Unlike KK, MultiWii and most other boards it does not require the user to flash a firmware in order to fly, instead the airframe type can be set via DIP switches. It’s simple, it’s cheap and it’s small, but is it worth saving money on the controller board?

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IFly4 Quadcopter and Rabbit Flight Controller ARF Set Review

IFly4 Quadcopter and Rabbit Flight Controller ARF Set Review

May 9, 2012 7:32 | By | 16 Comments

A complete, receiver-ready quadcopter for 240 bucks? That’s what GoodLuckBuy is offering, but can this ready-to-fly package really satisfy, or is it a useless china gadget? Find out in our review!

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Walkera Devention Devo6 Review

Walkera Devention Devo6 Review

October 15, 2011 16:09 | By | 1 Comment

Up until now getting a Transmitter with a color touch display set you back at least 2 grand. The Futaba 14MZ was the de-facto standard for this kind of extravaganza. But bling aside, a colorful touch display has another advantage: It allows for much more intuitive controls.

But who are we kidding? It looks cool too. But is cool enough to justify fumbling with a touchscreen? Find out in our in-depth review!

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KX171 1/3 Sony CCD Camera Module Review

KX171 1/3 Sony CCD Camera Module Review

July 23, 2011 20:18 | By | Add a Comment

FPV cameras have very specific requirements, they should have a good sensitivity, a reasonably wide field of view, shouldn’t draw too much power and they should react quickly to changes in lighting conditions, i.e. a camera that takes over a second to recover from a bright light means your plane/helicopter travels 30-50 meters without the pilot seeing a thing. While any CCD or CMOS camera module will give you a picture that looks okay at first glance, flying with a bad camera can really ruin your day.

So how did this camera fare? Read on to find out!

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Fat Shark Base Edition Review

Fat Shark Base Edition Review

July 14, 2011 20:14 | By | Add a Comment

See someone flying FPV? Chances are they are wearing a FatShark. With a brand this ubiquitous, can they actually live up to the hype?
It should be noted that RCModelReviews have made a excellent review, so we’ll try to shed light on some of the aspects that weren’t the focus of that review. Read on to find out the details!

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HobyKing 3S 4 Balance Charger Review

HobyKing 3S 4 Balance Charger Review

July 14, 2011 9:41 | By | Add a Comment

A balance charger strictly for 3S battery packs? What might sound like an insane design choice at first blush does make a lot of sense when you think about the fact that most FPV platforms run on 3 cells, it’s the most popular pack configuration and thus always the first to go out of stock at retailers. But is this charger a hidden gem or a battery killer?

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