Dienstag, 30. August 2016

SJCam M20 is much smaller than it looks! Review / Comparison to SJ5000xElite) | RCSchim

I had the M10+ last year and loved the small formfactor. It was a competitor to the Gopro Session (which has no removable battery, no display). Now they released this next tiny, kind of dice formfactor HD cam which is similar to the great SJ5000x elite I also tested.

For the size, weight, price - you wont find many cams performing so well!
From the pictures you cannot get a good impression how small and lightweight this cam is! This amazed me once I first had it in my hands.
The unusual formfactor makes it a bit harder to mount on your standard gopro mount on a minicopter - I have to figure out a way. I dont wanna use the hardcase (weight) or the clampcase...
I will have to see how I like the slightly lesser wideangle here - but it should be ok.

TIP: Firmware: 1.2.6 (improves Batterylife)

Tech Specs
Chip: NTK96655 (same as 5000x elite)
Sensor: Sony IMX206 (16 Mega Pixel 4608*3456)

►Video Features
4K @ 24fps (2880*2160) ►►interpolated (aka Fake 4k)
2K @ 30fps (2560 x 1440)
1080 FHD 1920*1080 @ 60fps
720P1280*720 120/60/30fps
WVGA 848*480 240, VGA 640*480
Time Lapse Video, Time Lapse Photo
Playback, Motion Detection, Loop Record
Supports SJ-Remote (radio remote control, in a watch or on a selfie stick)
Built in 1.0″ LCD, 6 * Zoom
Storage up to 32GB (up to 128GB with selected cards)
900mHA Battery

Mittwoch, 24. August 2016

Epic Drone Dives in Italy (Vortex250 in Sella Region)

On our trip around the spectacular mountains in the Dolomites in northern Italy (Alto Adige / Südtirol) I found so many very appealing spots but this one was perfect. Very accessible, spectacular vertical cliff with around 350m of height (1000ft) - and even a nice table and bench there!

► Link to Google Streetview of that spot

Flew 4 packs there, the 2nd would have almost been the last of this quad! Because the video cable of the FPV cam was loose - I suddenly flew blind (see it in the end of the video). Luckily I turned around on the first signs of video loss (only 50m away) and I was also fast enough in switching to LEVEL mode - so I could fly it home safe LOS.
After I found the problem I definitly wanted to fly there more, but of course I had even higher pulse now and wasnt too much in the mood for extra stunts up there (like backflips to enter a dive)...

Hope you liked it as much as I while flying, I definitly will keep diving since this is the most fun I have with these quads. A combo of freestyle flying and diving fast in awesome scenery - that's what you should expect here on my channel :)

Dienstag, 9. August 2016

H8mini: Tiny Whoop alternative! (cheap and easy nano FPV fun quad)

Eachine H8 Mini
Transmitter Camera Combo
Eachine H8 3D Battery

Check out Albert Kim's channel, I found out about the H8mini in his video!

Modifications (RCGroups)
Acro firmware, remote control over Taranis? what's the range of stock tiny radio?
Taranis Module (32€ Goebish)

good videos (some mods, firmware hack for acro mode)
Sheoncehadme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAkKlFnk0mw
Sick! high alt flying the H8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRv12y-KUlc

Mittwoch, 3. August 2016

FPV Guests and DIVE FAIL, commented Miniquad chasing

Friends from Denmark made a stop in my region to meet for some FPV flying. They are so nice - and danish "flødebolle" are very tasty, that's what I can say now!
Lars is racing member from danish team "Get out" (apparently they had to leave a lot of places, parking lots they wanted to fly...).