In this post I’ll be reviewing the iSDT SC-608 charger. iSDT is a relatively new company that makes a few different LiPo chargers and accessories, which are very different from most of the others on the market (that generally follow the same ‘4 button’ or iCharger inspired templates). After looking at their unique designs, I really wanted to try them and I’d like to thank Gearbest for providing this charge for free to review (though with the customs duties + DHL’s ridiculous ‘storage and handling fees’ I ended up paying the same as the cost of the charger). If you are interested in reviewing products from Gearbest, take a look at this post on IntoFPV and get in touch with them.
In this post I’ll be reviewing the Eachine Micro Skyhunter. This is an EPO foam airplane with a 780mm wingspan. It comes PNP (plug-n-play), meaning that it contains the airframe, power system and FPV system (there is a variant without it as well) and requires minimal assembly. This is my first airplane, since the scratch builds I attempted before this were complete failures. A lot of people say this is not a suitable plane for beginners, as it is fast, does not have self-correcting tendencies, and doesn’t have a rudder. I still wanted to find out for myself though, and my main aim is too determine whether this is a good option for mini quad pilots who want to fly something different (and may be bored by trainer planes). This is very similar to the ReadyMadeRC Nano Skyhunter, probably coming from the same factory, though it uses a different material (EPO instead of EPP). What interested me most about this plane is the compact size and the fact that it uses common mini quad parts, meaning that if you’re a mini quad pilot who wants to fly this, you probably have the right size of LiPo, as well as better motors you can put on it.
Here is a quick disclaimer (inspired by SoloProFan on RCGroups) before we get to the review itself.
Disclaimer: This product was provided for free to review by Banggood. I will do my best to keep this review fair and unbiased. Product specifications and quality may vary at the manufacturer’s discretion, and are beyond my influence. I cannot guarantee you will get a product that performs exactly the same as seen and described in this review.
In this post I’ll be reviewing the new Eachine TX250 250mW video transmitter from Banggood. Here are the specifications:
- Transmitting Power: 250mw
- Operating voltage: 7V-26V
- Channels: 40 (Raceband capable)
- Dimensions: 21X32.5X8.1 mm
- Weight: 7.5g
- Connector: RP-SMA
- Antenna Circular Polarization: RHCP
In this post I will be reviewing the Gemini Dual-Channel (2x)80W balance charger. I would like to thank Banggood for providing this charger for review. Before this, my primary charger was a cheap IMAX B6 clone so when I saw the RCGroups thread on this product it seemed very interesting. This charger can charge all common battery chemistries, has a nice form factor, twice as much power as your average 4-button charger and a built in power supply. You can buy this charger at Banggood.
In this post, I will be reviewing the Firefly 30A ESC made by VGoodRC. This is a very interesting ESC as it has a 32-bit processor, dedicated gate drivers and hardware PWM output to the FETs. More information on these ESCs is available at this RCGroups thread. I would like to thank VGoodRC for developing these ESCs and offering samples and RCHyper for procuring samples for me. I got these ESCs free of charge but I will do my best to keep this review unbiased.