I spend up to 12 hours daily in front of a personal computer. I am a professional software developer, open-source developer, YouTube creator and I run a couple of smaller websites, including this one. I write. A lot. I am also a happy owner of Logitech G915 Mechanical Keyboard. It’s great but it’s also big and expensive.
How about a custom, Italian design, crabon kick-stand for FrSky X10 Horus? You know, FrSky somehow forgot about making this accessory and it’s a super useful thing.
Niccolo designed it and now he is offering this great Horus accessory for others.
Although I moved to 7-inch FPV drones, from time to time I would like to have something small. Not a whoop, just something small. Like 2-inch propellers. Banggood has a nice promo, so I purchased a Diatone Rabbit R249 NX and here is what I think about it. “Amazing”? Niah. Closer to “fine” than “good”. For all the details watch the review.
Gimbals are just amazing when you want or have to move the camera. Good luck in having a steady video without a gimbal. DJI won market thanks to gimbals. They put amazing gimbals on their drones and for some time they also sell “independent” units like my brand new DJI Osmo Mobile 3 – the latest gimbal for smartphones. Both Apple iPhone and Android.
Bench power supply units are quite useful devices. Especially when they can deliver a decent current. I needed one, found Long Wei PS-3010DF on Aliexpress and now let’s do a teardown on this $70 PSU. And test it a little with a load resistor…
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
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!
Only a few weeks ago I shopped for 7-inch frames in China, and look what appeared in the mail the other day. AlfaRC Fighter 290mm for 7 inch props. Let’s see what goes where and what is wrong with the frame from the beginning!
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.
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 🙂