Category: Reviews

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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Smart 6 Balance Charger Review

Smart 6 Balance Charger Review

July 13, 2011 22:34 | By | Add a Comment

(Note: This review was written by me a couple months ago and was posted on HobbyKing.com and rcmodelreviews.com before)

The Smart6 charger is a 6-cell charger with up to 80W charging and 5W discharge rating, at a max of 7A for charging and 1.5A for discharging respectively. The biggest eyecatcher is of course the graphical display, showing the charge curve just like the much more expensive models by graupner, robbe or schulze. Is that charger a winner? Does chinese quality control get things right with this one? Will it blend?

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Mobile Cinema Glasses Review

Mobile Cinema Glasses Review

July 13, 2011 22:09 | By | 1 Comment

Video goggles designed for FPV flight often cost a fortune, but there’s also models meant for movie viewing – the Mobile Cinema Glasses fall into that category, but are they usable for FPV flight? Read on to find out in our in-depth review!

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