September 2020 Updates

Channel roadmap updates and new channel supporter options.

Website Comments Fixed

Blood pressure is high, so I need to keep this short and sweet:

  • Added plugin to speed up website
  • Plugin broke logins
  • Broke logins broke comments
  • Broke-ass plugin removed with malice
  • Developers chastised
  • Logins work–in theory

Thanks Jim

Radiomaster TX16s • Jumper T18 • OpenTx

It turns out there is some desperate need of OpenTx training material for Radiomaster TX16s and Jumper T16/T18 radios. Since I started posting tutorial videos on these radios and how to use OpenTx, the RCVR YouTube channel has exploded in views and subscribers. As the objective of just about any serious Youtube channel is to grow–views and subscribers–I will do my part to meet the demands of the audience by continuing to post material on these radios and OpenTx. However, I will not abandon the other primary objectives of the channel in providing first look videos, product reviews, how-to, and flight footage. I’ve been hitting the OpenTx material pretty hard lately because there are strategic advantages related to channel growth in doing so, but you have my commitment to keep the other material coming as well.

Articles

Did you know there are articles right here on the website? Yeah, in addition to the videos on YouTube, I also write supplemental articles for certain products. I just put some material together on the whole Radioking TX18s entry into the multi-protocol OpenTx radio market. Check it out!

Ad Free

Have you ever noticed RCVideoReviews.com is ad free? I must be the last website on the entire Internet without ads. I can turn ads on with the flick of a switch–believe me, they’re installed and working. I made this decision because I am SO SICK AND TIRED of having ads stuffed in my face everywhere I go. So I’ve opted to take a different approach. I’ve recently added affiliate links and opened a Patreon.com account.

You can help keep rcvideoreviews.com ad free by joining me on Patreon and using my affiliate links. If I can generate enough income from alternative channels, I would even turn ads off on the YouTube videos–ALL OF THEM, but that can only happen by developing revenue streams outside of YouTube. If you are willing to help, keep reading.

Affiliate Links

Affiliate links are provided by retailers to content creators and reviewers as a means for those content creators to earn commissions for referrals. Those commissions cost you nothing. Using affiliate links doesn’t cost you anything extra, it doesn’t save you anything extra. Commission expenses are part of the retailer’s marketing budget. So one way you can help the channel without spending a dime of your own money is to use my affiliate links for Amazon and Banggood. The best thing you can do is to replace your own bookmarks for Amazon and Banggood with these:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3lEz5ZL
Banggood: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3DDRJ4cBuV

If you use my links, anything you buy at those two sites will generate a small commission for the channel. So please consider taking this very small action to help support the hard work I put in to bringing you information on YouTube and here on RCVideoReviews.com.

Patreon

I finally got around to getting started on Patreon and I hope those of you who have offered support of the channel through monetary donations will continue to do so and join me on Patreon. I opened that channel of communications and monetization because the supporter list started to grow over the past few months and I needed to establish a way to not only keep track of who is supporting the channel, but also to manage special treatment for those supporters in terms of perks, giveaways, and engagement.

There are three tiers of support: Flight Crew is $40/mo. Ground Crew is $20/mo, and Maintenance Crew is $10/mo. Each tier comes with a specific set of benefits from access to the Monthly Insider Update I publish (mostly 2x/mo) to Automatic Entries in all RCVR Giveaways. You can click on the images below to get more information. If you benefit from the work I put into producing material for the channel, please consider showing your appreciation by joining me on Patreon.

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RC Video Reviews Latest Video

The latest RC Video Reviews video is always available right here. Feel free to watch below or to visit on YouTube. The descriptions below the video have turned into a real bodge job ever since I started adding things like affiliate links. I’ll apologize for the text beneath this video up front–so just go watch the video and read the description on YouTube! 🙂

The ZOHD Dart 250g gain settings are solid now. Rates and expo are in good shape and the ZOHD Dart 250g plane carried my Runcam2 for the first time today. Check out the video to see how it went. I have triple rates setup, but in the video I used only high rates: Aileron - Weight 100 Expo 60 Elevator - Weight 100 Expo 60 On the Kopilot there are no numerics for gain: Aileron is almost turned off completely. I have the dial just a sliver away from the 12 o'clock position and the ailerons move very slightly under stabilization. Elevator is about 1 o'clock. Huge thanks to Banggood.com for sending this review unit. Check them out if you'd like to grab a ZOHD Dart 250g. They are shipping this plane from the U.S. so you can get one in about a week: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/mvDYCf1hga Like the work I do here? Join me on Patreon: https://patreon.com/rcvideoreviews Want to hang out with the RCVR crew? Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/jSFTASU RC Pilot T-Shirts! https://teespring.com/stores/rcvideoreviews Amazon Affiliate: https://amzn.to/3lEz5ZL Banggood Affiliate: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3DDRJ4cBuV