HGLRC Rekon 5 MINI long range FPV drone

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HGLRC is the first drone manufacturer that introduces failsafe insurance for long-range FPV drones. The Rekon 5 MINI is their inaugural product which can be purchased in a bundle with this premium service. You can opt for 3 or 6-month insures. In case you lost your drone during a flight and you can prove it with DVR footage, you...

Caddx Loris Micro: 16 grams 4K@60fps FPV camera

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Caddx new ultra-light FPV camera weighs just 16 grams and it is capable of recording 4K videos with up to 60 frames per second. Like its bigger brother, the Caddx Loris Micro also features a split design, lens module (19x19mm) + DVR board (29x29mm). Similar to the SMO 4K camera, the Loris Micro can be also equipped with ND filters....

TUEO RC Football Drone: Bulletproof 360° prop guard

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TUEO's drone features a football-like sphere shape propeller guard. This concept offers 100% protection in case you bump into something. Of course, if you hit a concrete wall at top speed the damages will be still significant.  The TUEO RC Football Drone is built on a 3" blade compatible frame. The arms are longer than usual in order to hold...

New members joined to the US Drone Advisory Committee

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U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced new appointments to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee or DAC. “The Drone Advisory Committee is key to helping the FAA keep pace with innovation while protecting safety,” said the U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. Members are executives who represent a variety of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) interests,...

STP FLIGGY 147mm micro FPV drone

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The STP FLIGGY is a micro-class FPV drone with a 147mm wheelbase and protective canopy. In the center of the frame is a 20x20mm Rush flight stack (F7 Core flight controller + 30A ESC). Its tiny 4500KV brushless motors are paired with 2.5" Gemfan 2540 3leaf propellers. In front of the STP FLIGGY drone is an 800TVL Caddx Baby Turtle...

XLURC L106 Pro: Mavic Air 2 alternative under $150

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To be honest I was a bit clickbait saying that this XLURC L106 Pro is a Mavic Air 2 alternative. Excepting a similar folding design, it is far behind DJI's drone in almost every aspect. While the Air 2 has a range of 10Km, the XLURC L106 Pro less than 1Km. Flight time is also 5 minutes shorter. But,...

Tattu LIPO review: R-Line, FunFly and GensTattu

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I published my first Tattu battery review in October 2017. Since then, I have had the opportunity to test more of their products. This time we will have a closer look at 3 of their packs, a GensTattu 4S/2300mAh 45C, FunFly 3S/1300mAh 100C, and an R-Line 4S/850mAh 95C one. Tattu LIPOs are very popular among FPV pilots due to their...

M1 PRO GPS enabled EIS 4K drone

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The M1 PRO features a similar camera to the popular F11 4K Pro drone. It also has 2-axis stabilization, PTZ control, and 5GHz WIFI real-time image transmission. Thanks to the triple positioning system, it is very stable in any environment. The Optical Flow positioning and Air Pressure sensor allows stable hovering indoors, and the GPS positioning outdoor. The dual flight...

Eachine VR004: Convertible 2 in 1 FPV goggles monitor

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The Eachine VR004 FPV goggles feature a modular design that allows easy conversion from a 4.3" FPV monitor into a veritable FPV headset. Fully assembled measures about 155x96x128mm and weighs 350 grams. IMHO, due to its small size, it will be difficult to be used with eyeglasses. Thanks to the built-in 1300mAh Polymer battery, it can be used for up...

SMRC M21: DJI MINI 2 like drone for less than $100

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For less than $100, the SMRC M21 drone follows almost in all aspects the design of the popular MINI 2 drone. Of course for its price tag, we can't expect DJI-grade top-notch features. Also, the M21 comes with cheap low-lifespan brushless motors, instead of reliable brushed ones. It measures 15x10x7cm with folded arms, and 35x32x7cm unfolded read to fly. With...