Mobius to GoPro Form Factor Conversion

61696The introduction of the Mobius Action Camera ushered in a new expectation of FPV and general RC video quality that prior to that had been only with-in the grasp of those who had plenty of cash to splash; however while the video quality of the Mobius is on-par with the higher priced entry-level GoPro 3 White unlike the GoPro options for using your Mobius with a Gimbal have been few and far between, normally involving lots of custom building and questionable results.

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ImmersionRC 2.4Ghz NexWaveRF is here..

nexwave24..Well its nearly here, ImmersionRC have announced that their next generation of 2.4ghz video transmitters will be shipping soon. I’m not sure if that’s an ImmersionRC ‘soon’ or a normal persons soon but we’re exited none the less!

There is also talk of new higher sensitivity NexWaveRF receiver modules for the FatShark range of goggles along with new 2.4ghz UNO and DUO receivers. Continue reading

iMax X100 Intelligent Touch-Screen Battery Charger from HobbyKing

chargingThe all new X100 “Touch Screen” Charger is a feature packed bargain; at the time of writing this article it was available for $59.99 (USD) which equates to a few pennies over £40 (GBP) delivered to your door. The charger boasts a vast array of functions and offers a pretty impressive 100W output for a charger with an internal power supply.

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Zenmuse H3-3D – Swapping the USB Ribbon Cable for the Hero Bus

h3_3d_02[1] When considering the low price tag (£250 GBP / $400 USD) The performance of the DJI Zenmuse H3-3D 3-axis gimbal is pretty mind-blowing!

The first version of the H3-3D we saw on the market (the V1) retained the same ‘Hero Bus’ port that was used on the original H3-2D gimbals which allowed you to simply ‘click’ your GoPro 3 or 3+ onto the camera plate and fit the retaining bracket; it was extremely tidy with no extra cables or connectors.

DJI have now released the V1.1 H3-3D and the first thing you’ll notice is that the Hero Bus has been dropped (rumour is DJI didn’t want to pay GoPro the license fee to use the Bus) and replaced with 10pin USB connector to provide power and live video output. Continue reading

UK First successful prosecution of an FPV Pilot

I suppose we all knew it was inevitable, one unlucky soul would be made an example of and an unfortunate precedent set for everybody else.

Robbie Knowles has been successfully prosecuted by the CAA and handed a hefty fine after his craft lost contract and headed into protected air-space. Continue reading