Dienstag, 19. September 2017

Why you shouldn't buy Eachine EV100 FPV Goggles!

ignore my review and buy here 20% off for FPV Gearsext DVR, 15$

Claimed FOV: 28°  but from my measurements it's rather 24°!
see my math here on my GoogleDrive (ALSO FIND A VIRTUAL SCREENSIZE Calc.XLS there!)

5:23 FOV
6:40 Goggles AND Lens of FPV Cam should match!
7:50 Comparison of screensize

Kabab FPV indepth review: https://youtu.be/FWfnQzaPApk
UAVFutures (positive review): https://youtu.be/aXBiKreCbJQ
AliShanMao: 2 thumbs up  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeT2SjaUOls
Bardwell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW3Go490OyM

nice teardown and closeup pics of all the electronix: http://fishpepper.de/2017/09/18/eachine-ev100-99-fpv-goggle-disassembly-components-pcb-pictures/

Dienstag, 12. September 2017

Runcam Micro Swift 2 (Review, testflights, compared with Foxeer Micro Arrow 2)

00:52 testflight Foxeer Micro Arrow2
02:11 flight footage RUNCAM Micro Swift2
04:16 closeups, menu walkthru
06:30 box contents (kind of)
06:44 short intro of micro VTX
07:24 latency testing - almost NO latency!
08:00 other cams (soon the Sparrow series)

Why do you need "normal" sized cams at all if those micro FPV cams are THAT good? How does the Foxeer Micro Arrow2 compare? Find out in this video! Runcam Micro Swift 2 micro VTX

Donnerstag, 7. September 2017

Sestri Levante - Bella Italia with the Mavic

We spent a week in this wonderful town, authentic Italy, great Hotel "Dei Castelli" and a nice view from the hill down to the harbour! Of course I had my drone with me...

Filmed with:
DJI Mavic Pro + ND16 filter
SJCam SJ7 Star (timelapse, slowmotion, snorkeling)

Samstag, 2. September 2017

Drone Dive Paradise!!! (Vortex250 with Runcam Split at awesome location Höllental / Hells Valley)

This is the best spot for drone dives in my region. 30mins drive, 5min walk, 2 massive walls (250 and 300m high), not too far to fly, awesome scenery... I've had some issues first (uncalibrated gimbals on my modded taranis....) but enough time to burn 8 batteries there.
Split worked ok there - still some jello but the ND Filter on it + new props do good. Split is good for my setup here because it reduces weight and increases flighttimes a bit...

If you like this kind of flying - check out my drone dives playlist - I've done a lot (even at this spot, with some major problems...).
Mountain DIVES Playlist

Freitag, 1. September 2017

Foxeer Box 4k Action camera review - watch this before you buy a Gopro Session!!!

If you search a really good DICE style actioncam (like the Gopro Session5) but dont want to spend over 300$ then consider this "BOX" from foxeer. and their shop: (NO AFFILATE Link)

Video jumpmarks:
01:24 Comparison Box vs Legend3, sample shots, quality
04:02 closer look at the box
04:08 angled mount for copter
06:11 Runcam3 vs Box? Sample flights
09:20 1080p50 Supervision mode (superview)
10:08 2.5k50 (my fav mode)
11:03 2.5k50 stabilized and modified in post
11:33 Downsides? Batterylife, chargetime
12:22 access settings only with Wifi app...
13:24 Upgrade from Legend3 to BOX?

Tech specs:
CPU: Ambarella A12
Sensor: Sony IMX 117
Lens: 155° FOV

Recording Time:
56min with 2.5k50fps
54min with 1080p60 (in a second test)

Charging Time: 2h:17!    on a good USB charger (2amps available per slot)

USB/Servo cable for liveout: the red/black part (power) MUST be 5Volts according to Foxeer!
Dont power/charge your cam with 12 or more volts directly off your flight battery!

4k25/30 (~60mbit)
2.5k50  (~41MBit)
1080p50 (~34MBit)

Samples (NOT recoded, just split the file - with MKV Tool)
Files around 140-260mb, please download them from there and view locally - DONT view the Preview there (that is recoded by google).

High Hopes - Johan Borjesson
Furious 3 - Niklas Gustavsson