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  2. Best $99 - 4k camera drone in 2019 The Tactic Air Drone has features like Mavic Pro and is incredibly too cheaply priced, maybe because it's new and not yet popular. It currently sells for $99, and am really loving every bit of it. Amazing price, great product. > Smart Follow Me Mode / Private Photographer > Dual Camera & Picture-in-Picture Display > Intelligent Gesture Recognition Control > Motorized Active 4K Camera > Modular 20 Min Long Fly Time Battery > Optical Flow Positioning See it here: https://techmsx.com/intl_2/order.php?prod=tacticairdrone&net=2198 Sent from my TECNO F3 using Tapatalk
  3. Hi All, I read your article on the One Key Return feature and i would like to ask you a question about my Drone and it's Holy Stone and its RTH feature? I have a Holy Stone F181C and when i press the RTH or One Key Return Button the Drone fly's away from me to about 150' or so and i have to call it back manually.I contacted Holy stone and they said that my drone will only fly to where it was "Bound" to instead of where the remote controller is located.The manual says to Bind.Calibrate the drone with the head facing away from me and i should stay still.I have done this numerous times to no avail and the drone keeps flying away from me to about 150'or so.Can you please explain to me what "Bound" means and also can you give me some advice on the best way to use this feature with my F181C.I really appreciate your time on helping me because i am at a loss as to what to do about making this feature work on my drone.Thank you so much for your time,TECH5960
  4. I recently purchased an Eachine Trashcan but unable to bind it to my Taranis QX7 radio. The lights are blinking fast on the whoop and the bind button does nothing. I have tried every bind command I can find and betaflight just says unknown command. When I type help, there is no bind command listed. It’s the latest version of BF so maybe I’m doing something wrong. I hate that I have a brand new quad and have spend hours trying to bind it. Can someone give me the exact CLI command? Or better yet, help me understand why my lights flash fast and not the normal slow blink?
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  6. I recently purchased a 75mm eachine trashcan whoop. I am attempting to bind it to a Taranis QX7 radio. When I click the bind button on the whoop, it initially was blinking slow but now is blinking much quicker and I cannot get it to bind to my radio. I have attempted to flash it, bind D16 and D8, all unsuccessfully. Has anyone experienced this before?
  7. As you already noticed since close to one year, now a lot of new machines are introduced in “HD” edition, i.e. with a FPV-camera combo able to shoot 1080p@60fps videos while broadcasting the FPV signal with low latency. With the associated new Cinewhoop machines, it’s possible to have high manoeuvrable flyers shooting vibration free videos. Among these new modules, we have the Caddx Turtle V2, the Runcam split mini 2 (M12 fixed). Caddx today strikes again with the first dual camera 4K FPV combo: https://www.banggood.com/Caddx-Tarsier-4K-30fps-1200TVL-Dual-Lens-Super-WDR-WiFi-Mini-FPV-Camera-HD-Recording-DVR-Dual-Audio-OSD-for-RC-Racing-Drone-p-1467840.html In the menu, a new combo able to broadcast FPV signal with a latency < 10ms up to 4K@30fps but also a 2.7K@60fps and even a 1080p@90fps. More, a builtin EIS “Anti-shake” is here to remove some vibrations. The total weight of this combo is about 18g. The HD part is based on a 12Mpx 1/1.8″ sensor and offer a FOV about 150 degrees. The Tarsier is compatible with ND filters so even more vibrations can be removed via this addon. This combo looks impressive…. of course it will be reserved for >= 3″ machines IMHO…. 18g is not a detail…. By the way, Hawkeye also teased on social networks a new 4K combo but with one unique lens… and look much more lighter. But how will be the associated latency ???? Whatever, 4K models are in the corner…… and cinewhoops machines even more amazing…. Finally, we can thank to all law regulations around the world whom forced constructors to miniaturize electronics. Features 1080P HD resolution dual lens- 4K F2.8 lens and 1200TVL FPV lens – to satisfy different needs. Dual digital microphones that outputs audio separately in different camera modes. Support video transmssion via WiFi signal, the live image can be received by APP on smartphone . With DVR board, HD recording, support U3 sd card. Support OSD display separately Support parameter adjustament via APP Support remote tuning via flight controller Anti-shake performance for stable aerial photography. Package Included 1 x Caddx Tarsier 1200TVL 4K 30fps HD Dual Lens Super WDR WiFi FPV Recording Camera 1 x DVR Board View the full article
  8. Here's our quick video review of the Potensic A30W Navigator III FPV Mini Drone. Great beginner drone if you are just starting out or want something inexpensive to fly. Flight by controller and FPV through the Potensic App. This is a Mini RC Nano Quadcopter with Camera, Auto Hovering, Route Setting, Gravity Induction Mode and 500mAh Detachable Battery, Easy To Fly! You can buy this drone on Amazon for $59.99 and also apply a 20% coupon!
  9. Gary

    SHRC H1 APP

    Will give a shot. Much appreciated friend.
  10. Alex

    SHRC H1 APP

    Might be these apps? https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shrc/id1229580117?mt=8 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ihunuo.unity.wifi.fyd.shrc&hl=en_US
  11. Alex

    SHRC H1 APP

    Is this the drone you got?
  12. Gary

    SHRC H1 APP

    What app do I use to fly my SHRC H1 GPS DRONE?
  13. The Fullspeed Tinyleader HD was probably the first jellofree HD FPV tinywhoop plateform mainly thanks to the Caddx Turtle V2. This latter dislike the first edition of the Runcan split minit 2 offers out of the box some pretty nice HD footage without being too much sensitive to microvibrations. Here is a V2 version: https://www.banggood.com/FullSpeed-TinyLeader-75mm-HD-V2-Cinewhoop-FPV-Racing-Drone-2-3S-F4-FC-25600mW-VTX-Caddx-Turtle-V2-Cam-p-1461367.html Now the 75mm structure is hybride with a main carbon body (1mm tickness) and all guards full plastic based. Motors are mounted directly on the plastic guards themselves linked with the main body via 3 screws. In term of weight, we are still around 55g without battery (so at least 10g more heavier than the Modula7 HD). The electronic looks more or less the same i.e. a strong F4 FC with builtin 12A 4-in-1 ESC 3S compatible, 0803/11000Kv motors, a 48CH VTX delivering up to 600mW and IRC tramp compatible for controls via OSD. You can find the V2 in three different BNF version (FrSky,Flysky or Spektrum) or in PNP. Well I liked the first version… was not a monster of power but it was a real Cinewhoop jellofree…. There are not huge differences with this V2… More robust ? easier access to camera & Vtx buttons ? that are at least two opened questions associated with. Wait & see. View the full article
  14. Biggest FPV Compilation 2018 - EPIC Drone Cinematics
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  16. Want a long range HD FPV machine with a GPS module for emergency RTH ?. Have a look to the new Skystars G370L HD: https://www.banggood.com/Skystars-G370L-HD-F4-OSD-FPV-Racing-Drone-PNP-BNF-w-RunCam-Split-2S-1080P-Camera-Mini-M8N-GPS-p-1455775.html In the menu, we have an old fashion H frame in 300mm format with 4mm arms but all electronics are updated: a F4 + betaOSD + a barometer, super strong individual 50A up to 6S BLHeli32/Dshot 1200 ESC, 2306/1600Kv motors associated with 7″ props!!!!. I can’t imagine in 6S!!! You will need a super super strong battery to avoid massive battery brownout. The VTX can output up to 800mW !!! with 40CH. No clear indication, if the VTX can be controled via the OSD… It mentions a voice control…. At least via PWM, the VTX can be controlled. The Runcam split mini 2 is here to broadcast both the FPV video in PAL/NTSC and to record HD videos up to 1080p@60 fps… Last element, the presence of a mini GPS module, very usefull for long range FPV flight in case of lost signal. Pre-program a RTH with a nominal altitude… and you are saved. For the receiver part, we have either a FrSky XM+ (medium range) or the FrSky R9 MM but this latter you will need a compatible transmitter module. I can guess this machine in 6S can probably reach top speed about 200 Km/h… a real beast. Wait & See. View the full article
  17. Dislike the term “HD” could mean, this is not a new 75 HD cinewhoop machine but “only” a new classic 75mm tinywhoop FPV machine, a new direct compatitor of the Eachine Trashcan. Here is the Supra 7: https://www.banggood.com/–p-1452202.html In the menu…. the same durable 75mm chassis of the trashcan with the dual-branch system reforcing considerably the extreminity of each duct’arms. For the electronic, some 15A !!! 4-in-1 ESC board… so no risk to cook mosfet even in 3S. Associated with, some 0803/16000Kv strong motors. The fight controller is F4 based with of course a Betaflight OSD builtin chip. The 40CH VTX offers an output power up to 200mW but no VTX control via OSD (no smartaudio or tramp support)… The main promoted feature is the presence of the caddx EOS 1200TVL. Be aware with such advertizing… first at the end only a pure NTSC/PAL signal will be transmitted whatever before the camera got higher resolution. If higher resolution mean probably better interpolation, it means also more sensitivity to the noise and more latency… so no free lunch…. Even with the presence of a WDR feature, in low light conditions this camera can be very noisy. Whatever, the machine is announced with the support of the main 3 receivers of the market and can be found also in PNP. With a weight of 35g without battery and 55g in 2S setup… the main advantage of this Supra 7 Pro over the Trashcan is the direct 3S support. Wait & See. Specificaiton: Model: Supra7 Pro Item Name: 75mm F4 OSD 2-3S Whoop FPV Racing Drone Version: Without Receiver/ with Flysky Receiver / With Frsky XM+ Receiver/ With DSM2/X Receiver ( Optional) Drone Wheebase: 75mm Dimension: 98x98x36mm Weight: 35g ( Without Battery) Takeoff Weight: 55g Flight Controller: F4 Flight Controller integrated with betaflight osd On-board ESC: 15A BLheli_S 2-3S 4in1 DShot600 4in1 ESC FPV Transmitter: 5.8G 40CH 25mW/ 100mW/ 200mW VTX Motor: 0803 1600KV Motor Propeller: 1636 4-Blade Propeller FPV Camera: CADDX.US EOS2 1200TVL Camera Lipo Battery: All Version DON’T INCLUDE battery Package Included: 1x Supra7 Pro FPV Racing Drone View the full article
  18. Want a 2S 65mm brushless tinywhoop with the new 0802 motors ? Here is the new HBRC HBX64 for you: https://www.banggood.com/HBX64-1-2S-64mm-Micro-Whoop-RC-FPV-Racing-Drone-F3-OSD-S0802-Motor-25-200mW-800TVL-p-1449239.html Ok ok…. the electronic elements are old now….: a basic F3 board with at least a builtin betaflight OSD, an external serial based receiver (FrSky D8 w/ RSSI, FlySky AFHDS-2A and Spectrum DSM2/X). For the ESC… a 4-in-1 solution up to 10A, so no problem to handle 2S voltage. They are also Dshot 600 compatible. In the other hand, no control via the OSD for the VTX …. This latter got 48 channels and is able to output up to 200mW. The FPV camera is a basic CMOS 800TVL model… Of course no HD recording coming with….. but !!!! this machine weights only 24.5g (probably 26g with the receiver installed). The HBX64 is annouced to not exceed 40g (in 1S i guess) so should be around 47-50g in 2S setup. So nothing extraordinary but it’s small and powerfull in 2S so compatible for both indoors and outdoors applications HBX64 1-2S 64mm Micro Whoop RC FPV Racing Drone F3 OSD S0802 Motor 25-200mW 800TVL Specification: Item name: HBX64 1-2S micro whoop FPV racing drone Wheelbase: 64mm Weight: about 24.5g (without battery) Rec.flight weight: <40g (with battery) Flight time: 3-6mins (2S 250-450mAh) Flight controller: 1-2S F3, built-in OSD & smartaudio, OMBS firmware ESC: 1-2S 10A BLHeli_S Dshot600 Motor: 1-2S S0802 16000KV Propeller: 31mm 4-balde VTX: 0/25/100/200 48CH Camera: 800TVL FOV 150° Receiver: PNP without receiver/ BNF FS-RX2A/ BNF DSMX Pro/ BNF FrSky D8 receiver (option) Package included: 1x HBX64 1-2S micro whoop FPV racing drone PNP/BNF View the full article
  19. Great for beginners and adult pilots... Features & details PRO QUALITY CAMERA DRONE - Drone photography and video for advanced and beginner pilots from kids ages 12+ to adults will love this multirotor, includes First Person View & supports Virtual Reality! GPS DRONE - Enjoy the safety of remote control flying using GPS and go long range up to 1000 meters (3000 feet). RETURN HOME FEATURE - This customized MJX bugs 2 WiFi quadrotor will come back to you using GPS, feel the security of flying with 3 auto return home buttons. LONG FLIGHT TIME - Get 20 minutes of flight time when fully charged and fly 1000 meters with 500+ meter WiFi video transmission range. Impress your friends with how far the Outlaw goes! HIGH QUALITY & AFFORDABLE - The Altair brand based in the USA out of Lincoln, Nebraska stands for quality, integrity and service. Top tech specs for under $300, one of best drones for the money! Updates - You don't need WiFi or a Phone to Fly the Outlaw & Batteries are Rechargeable. Sent from my TECNO F3 using Tapatalk
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  22. Here's a good read on this: http://www.droneguru.net/license-to-fly-a-drone/ Flying a Drone Recreationally The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has provided clear guidelines regarding pilot license requirements for flying drones recreationally. If you fly your drone indoors, you don’t need a remote pilot’s license and you may not even need to register your drone with the FAA. If you fly your drone outdoors for recreational purposes then you will need to register the device if it weighs more than 0.55 pounds. At this point you have two options for flying your drone recreationally. According to the FAA, you do NOT need to obtain a remote pilot license under the following conditions: You are flying the drone purely as a hobby and for solely recreational reasons. You follow the guidelines set forth by your local community. You keep your drone within a visual line-of-sight. Yield to any and all manned aircraft. Remain at least five miles away from airports and air traffic control towers. Your drone must not weigh more than 55 pounds. You can also fly your drone for recreational purposes if you or someone monitoring you has a valid remote pilot license. The restrictions for such recreational flights are as follows, according to the FAA website: You must register your aircraft as a non-model, unmanned aerial vehicle. You must adhere to the FAA’s Small UAS Rule, Part 107. It is an absolute requirement that if you operate your drone under this second set of rules that either you or someone supervising you has a valid remote pilot’s license. Long story short, if you plan to fly your drone in a field, park, or other area where there manned aircraft aren’t constantly passing through and there is no immediate threat to power lines or people then you do not need a remote pilot’s license, although you will likely need to register your drone and ensure that you are only using the device as a hobby.
  23. Best budget drone in 2019 - best under $300 drone 2019 Lots of drones have been introduced into the marketplace in the last 3 years. Majority are just basic, and just few top class drones with super features are available. But then you need to know what's best for your investment. If you want the best, go for something inbetween cost, and yet of top standard. That's why drones that fall within the $200 - $300 range delights drone pilots, because of affordability and delivery. Currently in 2019, I found the Altair Outlaw drone selling at $279 the best under $300 drone with super features. FLY WITHOUT FEAR In addition to its durable plastic design and extra included parts, the Outlaw features built in controls to ensure that you don't lose your drone. Built-In Features: One-Touch Return Low Power Return Lost Contact Automatic Return Return to Home Function (RTH Procedure) In plain English: the drone will prevent itself from crashing under certain circumstances and even fly back to you if you've lost contact. Watch this video about this outlaw drone and all its features below: All the best flying the best... Sent from my TECNO F3 using Tapatalk
  24. INTRODUCTION Better late than Never…. Here is my review of the Hubsan Zino. This is a foldage 3-axis stabilized 4K@30 video plateform. The FPV link is done with a specialized 5.8G connexion. Main caracteristic are solid: about 700g, 23 min of flight time and about 1km of control range. No obstacle avoidance sensors or VPU unit. The main positive point is its price!!! less than the half of a DJI mavic. Of course many many brands try to “wannabe” DJI … Almost all failed. This review comes after 3 months of the introduction of the Zino. First reviews shown a very bad GPS altitude hold performances, some toiled bowling effect and even some fly aways… We will see if with the new batch machine I received, flashed with last firmwares, the situation is improved. Here is my first elements of my review. BOX CONTENT + 1 x Hubsan Zino + 1 x Transmitter + 3 x USB charging cable + 4 x Spare props (2 CW, 2 CCW) + 1 x Power unit + 1 x Charger (15V, 1A) + 1 x Screwdriver + 1 x Instruction manual (English) Three USB cables are provided. One for iOS, one with USB-c and the last with a microUSB. Seems they are specialized cable and not simple OTG. 10cm only…. They are too short if you plan to use a tablet with a DIY holder. Important, you can replace this cable with a simple microUSB to microUSB cable. You will need a cable extender plugged from one of these three cables. OVERVIEW -FRONT VIEW Unfolded, we have a 350mm machine. Everything is fully plastic based for the structure. The general quality of the plastic is average more hard than flexible. We could expect more quality for the plastic. A plastic dome covers and protects pretty well the 3-axis camera-gimbal system I received the last batch model since the camera house got now a square shape instead of a circular one. -SIDE VIEW The left side shows respectively from left to right: a led light showing the camera activity, a microUSB port to flash a new camera firmware and the microSD card slot. Prefer a fast U3 card, for example a 32GB formated in FAT32. If you plan to use a larger model, you will need a specific software to format the card. -REAR VIEW -UPPER VIEW A unique power button. Press and hold 5s this button to turn on or off the Zino. When turned on, the Hubsan delivers a very treeble sound almost unaudible. -BOTTOM VIEW -WEIGHT 710g with the battery. Motors and props Battery A 3000mAh 3S LiHV battery with a specialized connector. No specific led status to visualize for example the amount of remaining of charge. It’s not a big deal, but the more important is more the presence/absense of a autostorage buitin circuit when the battery is parked for several day With the original charger, it takes more than 2.5h to fully charge the battery. It’s super long …. The leds are solid red when charging and becomes solid green when it’s done. It’s strongly advise to build a DIY 3S balancer plug with a lead power connector. Here is mine. It can be used to fine balancing all of the three cells. Important, when I used my own cable, I noticed that the cells 2 under load presented a voltage drop of -0.2V versus cells 1 and 3. I don’t know if it’s linked with the builtin electronic board biasing the voltage reading. Camera module The gimbal system is dampened but the immediate feeling with this gimbal is its fragility…. Be sure from a medium shock on the system, the gimbal will break. The sensor offers to record video in 4K up to 30fps. Same for the 2.7K resolution. From 1080p, faster fps are offered (60fps). With the original camera firmware, the datarate is around 40Mbit/s. Transmitter The transmitter is a Mavic inspired model with the possibility to attach directly a smartphone but not a tablet out of the box. Everything is white…. even the buttons. It’s super hard to guess the logo printed on them especially with strong lights. So in practice, you will have to loose 3-4s to guess the role of each buttons.. There are small also. The general plastic quality is not good. It’s more a toyquadcopter transmitter than a >350USD one. Even worse, the sticks are fully plastic. No possibility to install some metal models. Springs are weak… Controls are imprecize. For example, it’s hard to keep a full straight one …. I don’t like the transmitter. Unfortunatly, it’s a new protocol developped by Hubsan. No possibility to control the craft with a DeviationTX compatible radio. The pitch of the camera can be control via this left dial. Until last firmware, this control was very touchy. It’s solved with last updates where now you can tune the rate by yourself. The specific microUSB port used to charge the builtin battery and to connect the transmitter to your smartphone A 5 pin port. This one is important if you want to flash a new RC firmware. Unfortunatly, you will need to short the two left pins. One safe solution is to use a 1.5mm JST 2positions cable. A maximum of a 6.3″ can be installed. If you plan to install a tablet, unfortunatly the dimensions of the transmitter are incompatible with all Mavic tablet holder available. You will need to mod yours. Here is my mod but better solution can be obtained without problem As said proviously, you need to use the original cable with a cable extender. No possibility to install directly a 20cm OTG cable for example. It’s not working. UNBOXING, ANALYSIS AND TESTING The first video is the unboxing and the introduction of the “X-hubsan” appz. This latter unify all WiFi based Hubsan product. It’s a very good application in general. For example, the waypoints definition for mission planning is simple. The orbit mode also offers a lot of options. It’s great. As the Hubsan Zino is known to have poor GPS hold stability, be sure before each take-off to perfom locally a compass calibration. A minimum of 9 satellites is required to take off (You can fly without GPS assistance, but you have to turn off the corresponding option in the settings). This second video shows the general performances of the machine in term of GPS hold, video stabilization and advanced flight modes. If I can confirm that the GPS hold is not beyong the best, it’s not also catastrophic, at least with moderate wind conditions. The z-elevation deviation is about 1.5m and is more severe when the machine is below 3m high. The x-y deviations are about 1m. For the video stabilization, the performances are great….. No real complain/vibration can observed. That’s the most positive point. With the original video firmware, if the color rendition is good, the video is not super sharp especially for the background scene. Trees and branches are blurred for example whatever the resolution. In term of FPV distance, with the original firmware, seems there is a 1Km geofence barrier. For the advanced flight modes, the visual tracking model is just working great…. I liked the fact that if he lost the track, he offers to you a target re-association solution. The orbit mode works perfectly also.. One can regret the lack of specialized selfie flight modes “à la DJI”. The flight duration was reported in practice between 22-23 min. If you are using the original charger, it’s advised after a first charge, to restart the charging procedure after a couple of minutes. Some extra mAh can be stored in this way. With last firmwares, a new video setting is available where the datarate is increased correspondly With these last updates, when the sharpness is set to maximum, the general quality is improved… I even found the gimbal stabilization also improved. In another hand, no real improvement for the GPS hold stabilization. It’s not a drama but it will be for example hard to have a stable selfie video in low altitude, i.e. the machine will move constantly. Another introduction is the possibility to monitor the SNR of each available 5.8G WiFi channels and select the less noisy. Of course in order to maximize the video link. I was also able to go beyound 1 km. I am pretty sure some with some windsurfer installed on both antennas, we can go further. CONCLUSIONS Clearly the Hubsan Zino suffered of some imature firmwares linked with a too early introduction. Probably hubsan knew than Xiaomi will delivered soon the X8 SE. In fact the Zino is blocked between the Xiami A3 and the X8 SE. If you are looking for a brainless RTF machine ultra stable and durable, probably go for the Xiaomi A3. Anyway, if you want more advanced flight modes, a better gimbal stabilization and camera, finally flashed with all last firmwares, the Zino is a good machine and can be recommanded. It’s not an amazing plateform but a good one. Orbit mode, waypoint planner and visual tracking are really efficient. The flight duration of 23min checked in practice is good enough. But be sure with the Zino that you will need to perform each time a solid compass calibration before each take off. Actually thanks to the code f7c8f3, the Hubsan Zino can be found around 238 euros… so more or less the same price as the Xiaomo A3. PROS + Great Gimbal video stabilization + 23 min of flight time + Foldable + 710g + Good iOS/Android appz + Good visual tracking + 4K@30 resolution + Nice videos (improved with last firmwares) + Relatively cheap CONS – Not ultra precize GPS-hold (improved with last firmwares) – Potential toilet bowling effect (improved with last firmwares) – Some reported fly away (mostly with first firmware releases) – Loose 4-5m of altitude after a fast u-turn (fixed with the last firware 1.1.48 update) – Poor plastic quality for the transmitter – No color printed TX buttons/hard to guess with strong day lights – Imprecize transmitter controls/sticks – Need to turn on developper/USB debugging for android connexion – 1Km max distance hard-coded into the Zino’firmware (fixed with the last firware 1.1.48 update) – High compression/blurred background details (new “sharpness” option available with last firmware increase the datarate) – Props occlusion from mid-forward speed or fast turns – Need sometimes multiple USB plugging/unplugging to retrieve the video feedback – Need an extra 1.5mm JST XH plug for the TX’firmware update procedure – Long battery charging (>2.5h)=>Need to special 3S balancer plug for professional LIHV charger usage – Short USB cables (10cm only). Impossible to plug directly with them a tablet – Real 4K sensor? optional – No obstacle avoidance sensor This quadcopter have been courtesy provided by Banggood in order to make a fair and not biased review. I would like to thank them for this attitude. You can find it actually for 320USD (code f7c8f3 ) at https://www.banggood.com/Hubsan-H117S-Zino-GPS-5G-WiFi-1KM-FPV-with-4K-UHD-Camera-3-Axis-Gimbal-RC-Drone-Quadcopter-RTF-p-1361281.html View the full article
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