solentlife
Well I got caught on a Facebook Scam .... $35 for an Eachine E58 ..... turned out to be a hacked account.

While waiting - I ordered nice case and spare batterys !

Once obvious that I was not going to get my E58 ... I ordered from Banggood ....... 

Why when I have various other 'toy drones' and a Phantom 3 Pro ?

Just for the hell of it !! 

Anyway it arrived. It actually flies sort of OK .... needs practice to fly in any wind .... I lost it into next field when a gust hit it ... lost one front leg and two motors binding. Quick 3D print sorted the leg and a bit of surgery got the motors spinning up again.

Its funny - I used to be a reviewer for Eachine ... have a few of their machines .... this is one of the better ones ...

It has two control methods .... RC Controller - typical design but problem is most smartphones now have buttons on the side - these are pressed by case when put into the holder. The App will not rotate even when phone has been enabled. The other method is by phone alone without Controller. BOTH are limited and really needs both ... 

Is it worth $40 ..... yes as long as you remember its only $40 !!
I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
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mastermalpass086
Shame about the scam. I paid something like £20 for a big 650 electric heli that was on some anniversary sale - no small print, it was clearly advertising a big heli at a 'too-good-to-be-true' price. I thought to myself it could be a scam, but it's worth the gamble... Eventually a joke of a mini helicopter turned up damaged - I would have rather received nothing at all. I mean, it was a coaxial but still had a motorised tail-rotor, WHY THE F?! 

$40/£35 certainly isn't bad. I swear by the Hubsan H107C as the beginner drone, got one myself, bought three for other people and my one's currently on loan to colleague so he can 'try before you buy'.

Its FPV Sister, the H107D is only 480p, and is priced at £50! Okay, the controller comes with a screen and doesn't need to rely on a compatible phone, but it's still a huge leap in price for a live feed from a toy-grade quad.
BRB - Building another nosecone.
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solentlife


The video where it ended up in the water submerged sadly was not very good to use ... camera was out of alignment.

Dried it off .. and she still flies ok.
I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
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thunder
Bad luck guys. A few weeks ago I was searching a buy and sell group on FBK for something different and spotted 2 ImmersionRC mini quads for sale,,Vortex is the name of the quads,i thought yeah why not and contacted the seller. The mini quads have built in FPV and looked really good,i recall that he wanted £300,i offered £225 and he accepted. Both quads arrived and quite frankly I cannot fault them. This is the 3rd time that I have purchased multi rotors from this FBK group and so far so good.                                                                                                                  Extra,,,,,i have just remembered that I purchased a large helicopter from the same group and got slightly conned !!!!!!! motor knackered,,torque tube and innards completely knackered,,,he had crashed it,i I didn't spot it until later. She was rebuilt by me and is super cool now.  cheers guys.
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thunder
Shame about the scam. I paid something like £20 for a big 650 electric heli that was on some anniversary sale - no small print, it was clearly advertising a big heli at a 'too-good-to-be-true' price. I thought to myself it could be a scam, but it's worth the gamble... Eventually a joke of a mini helicopter turned up damaged - I would have rather received nothing at all. I mean, it was a coaxial but still had a motorised tail-rotor, WHY THE F?! 

$40/£35 certainly isn't bad. I swear by the Hubsan H107C as the beginner drone, got one myself, bought three for other people and my one's currently on loan to colleague so he can 'try before you buy'.

Its FPV Sister, the H107D is only 480p, and is priced at £50! Okay, the controller comes with a screen and doesn't need to rely on a compatible phone, but it's still a huge leap in price for a live feed from a toy-grade quad.
  Why would a coaxial have a motorised tail rotor ? lol   that's just wasting battery !
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solentlife
thunder wrote:
  Why would a coaxial have a motorised tail rotor ? lol   that's just wasting battery !


I have seen various Co_ax with tail rotors - the argument being that you have greater / faster response in yaw than if purely differential of main rotors. They say it also gives you more control for 'outside' flight ... 

One day I must get some new batterys for my Syma Co-Ax ... 
I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
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