GoPro Hero 7 Black review (FPV edition) – many NOPEs and one YESSS!

To keep it nice and simple: GoPro Hero 7 Black is a great camera and HyperSmooth is just an amazing option. Really, HyperSmooth does the job on FPV quads in a way that I did not expect was possible without a real gimbal. But… like always, there are buts: GoPro Hero 7 Black is bloody expensive, heavy and not that tough as you might imagine. I hit a twig and LCD cracked… for a 400 EUR that was rather unexpected.

And finally example footage recorded with GoPro Hero 7 Black on this year’s holiday in the mountains

Armattan Marmotte Schmarmotte

This is my second adventure with Armattan frames. The first one was Rooster. And it would be great if not moving arms. I yielded again and got me an Armattan Marmotte this time. I recorded this video before flying it. When I write those words I already know how it flies. It flies good, but I still have to tune and update motors to something more modern and not beaten up. In other words: Armattan Marmotte is great in the air but some of the design elements are extremely bad!

Bench power supply Yihua PS-3010DF

Some time ago I started to feel a need to have a bench power supply. Not laboratory-grade, but something that can deliver both some volts and amps. Of course with overcurrent protection. Aliexpress is full of such a power supply units and at the end, I’ve decided on Yihua PS-3010DF with 30V voltage and 10A max current.

Yihua PS-3010DF power supply

My initial thoughts are:

  • On the outside, it looks and feels pretty solid
  • You can power a drone on a workbench from it. Even with motors running!
  • Current limiting works and it can replace a smoke-stopper
  • Too bad you can not set max current before turning this thing on
  • It only shows current current, not the limit
  • USB is a nice touch
  • Teardown in a few weeks 🙂

PS-3010DF PSU from Aliexpress