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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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RCExplorer.se: “Everglades”

RCExplorer.se: “Everglades”

July 13, 2011 23:52 | By | Add a Comment
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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FPV Central launched

FPV Central launched

July 13, 2011 11:51 | By | Add a Comment

Hello and welcome to FPV Central!

We’re aiming to provide you with a stable and trustworthy source for news and reviews about the wonderful hobby of FPV flying. We’ll be examining both general RC gear and gadgets as well as FPV systems and components, from camera modules to transmitters, video goggles and On Screen Display systems.

We intend to bring you more in-depth reviews than the usual “seems to work okay”-stuff. Flying a model plane or helicopter from the cockpit perspective is a subject with lots of question marks, and you can easily burn though hundreds of dollars before finding out that what was advertised as FPV system is not really up to the task.

We want to take out some of the guesswork and give you a good, balanced and honest coverage of the products on the market. If something’s a piece of crap, we will let you know!

We’re still getting settled in right now, but expect more content and especially the first detailed reviews here soon!

Upcoming reviews

Upcoming reviews

July 13, 2011 9:00 | By | Add a Comment

There’s a number of reviews being prepared right now. For starters, we will compare the famous FatShark FPV goggles with some non-brand and cheaper competition. Suffice to say that there are a few surprises there!
Furthermore, there’s been a slew of new chargers that we’ll cover, as well as various FPV cameras. We will establish a standard comparison process that will allow you to visually compare the quality of the camera picture, among other things.

Finally there’s a number of HowTo’s on the way, for example a build and wiring instruction for an all-in-one FPV camera pod that can be easily removed and attached to different airframes.

Stay tuned!

HD FPV Tricopter Chasing Planes

HD FPV Tricopter Chasing Planes

July 12, 2011 8:14 | By | Add a Comment