Resolution 640 X 400 OLED (NTSC/PAL auto selection)
DVR: analog video recording
SD card support to 32GB (AVI file)
Support playback recording file
Firmware upgrade via SD card
Auto save recording file when power off
Wireless Receiver: True Diversity Receivers with OLED display
(Auto Scan Channel/Spectrum Analyzer)
Interfaces: DC power port
AV in/out port
Color: Black and Green
Fan plate: Face foam and velcro sticker(easy replacement）
Anti-fogging mini fan
1x Attitude V5 OLED Headset
1x 5.8G diversity receiver with OLED display
1x 5.8GHz SpiroNET Circular Polarized antenna
1x 5.8GHz FS RHCP patch antenna
1x 18650 Li-ion Battery Case
1x Zipper case for carrying
My opinion – These goggles should aim at mid-range of the market, for those people, who wants OLED, but arent willing to pay 500usd for FPV goggles. I currently got HD0s, there is no way I would swap for these Atti v5. The FOV and resolution is too small for me and I would rather spend 300usd for older nonOLED goggles.
When I was asked to do a review of Firefly micro HD cam, I thought it will be similar to other types of these micro cams (SQ11,SQ12, …). So I did not expect anything from it at all. But hey, this is something completelly different ….
There are only 2 buttons. One is for changing the resolution of the footage (720p/1080p). The second one is for turning it on (long press) and then (short press) for recording. There is small LED which shows you the state of the cammera. If it blinks green then you are recording. Bad point – The LED is hard to see.
Its made of plastic with amazing weight – 15.6gr. The front side is all made of glass (I would use some king of protective shield there). The battery is integrated and should last for 2-3hours while recording.
The market with micro quadcopters grows every day but there was a hole for the camera which is capable of HD recording. At this moment, there is awesome solution – runcam split mini, but due to its high double stack which you need to put inside of your quadcopter, its unable to use it with most of the micro frames. So this firefly micro cam is perfect solution, You just mount it on the top of the quadcopter (camera frame is included in the package, its like 30° angle)
+ price+ weight+ quality of the recording – LED is hard to see– vulnerabilty
Here comes a new Eachine clone – wizard TS215. Original frame is Floss V1 from Bob Roogi. Pretty unique design, powerfull 2306 motors, upto 800mw VTX, 40A escs, seems pretty cool, right? But the most important thing is how will it behave in the air and what will be the quality of the build. Ive struggled a lot with eachine models in past so I hope eachine improved their build quality.
Eachine Wizard TS215
Material: 3K carbon fiber
Frame arm thickness: 4mm
Top plate thickness: 3mm
Bottom plate thickness: 3mm
A lot of people asked for portable radio. Something like Turnigy Evolution, but without the useless display and with better protocol thank flysky. And here it is – the new Frsky Taranis X-LITE!
You can choose from Black or Red. It has got 2x 3way switch, it could be upgraded with hall gimbals. There is also gamepadstyle button for moving in the menu. At the bottom there is a slot for SD card and also mini usb connection.
It has got 16 channels and there is the best part – it supports external modules! So like with its bigger brother x9D, you can easily plug in the crossfire module.
There was some whisperring about the price, it should be about 130usd. Its not for sale yet, here is the LINK – https://goo.gl/wRcXmm
Brand name: FrSky
Item name: Taranis X-LITE
Color: red, black (option)
Digital high accuracy hall sensor gimbals
Open source operating system – OpenTX
Easy access battery
Internal and external antennas
Supports external modules
Mini USB-B port, Headset port and Micro SD card slot
128*64 outdoor readable LCD
Foxeer Legend 3 UHD 4K FOV 155 Degree Wide Angle WIFI FPV Camera with OLED Sport Action Cam
120 FPS on 1080p??
Wow I am amazed. It should be available around 15th Apr. and this one is must have for an FPV pilot. I was planning to buy Legend 2, Im glad I waited a little bit. Expect video review soon on my YT channel
Item Name: Legend 3 WIFI FPV Camera
Camera Size: 67 X 42.5 X 23mm
Weight: 67g (with Battery)
Main Chip: Ambarella A12S75
Image Sensor: Sony IMX117 1/2.3 Inch 12MP
ISO : AUTO,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Lens: F2.8 ((includes 1 x aspherical glass lens))
Angle of Field: FOV 155 degree
TV Output: NTSC/PAL
4K30fps/2.5K60fps/1080P120fps/720P240fps/4K25fps SuperVision/2.7K30fps SuperVision/1080P60fps SuperVision/720P120fps SuperVision
Focal Length: 2.6+/-0.2mm
Color: Black / Yellow
Video Mode: Normal/Time-lapse/Loop record
Resolution:4K (16:9)2160(4:3)2.7K(4:3)2.7K(16:9)2.5K(16:9)1440(4:3)1080(16:9)960 (4:3)720(4:3)
Frame rate: 3025
Time interval: 1,2,5,10,30,60sLoop Record:
Record continuous loop video recording self-coverage
Video loop length: can be set to 2min / 3min / 5min
Video Format: H.264 codec,mp4
16M: 4608×3456 4:3
14M: 4254×3264 4:3
12M: 4000×3000 4:3
8.3M: 3840×2160 16:9
5M: 2560×1920 4:3
3M: 2048×1536 4:3Photo Mode: Normal/Timer/Auto/Continuous
Timer: Countdown timer 2/3/5/10/30/60s
Auto: Press the shutter to set the time interval (3s/5s/10s/30s/60s)
Continuous: Keep pressing shutter, photograph at 3s/5s/10s/ speed
Time exposure: apply only to single photo
Shutter setting: 1/30s,1s,2s,5s,10,30s,60s
Built-in 3 axis gyroscope and 3 axis accelerometer. Uses a cross-border compensation algorithm to compensate the motion change to produce stable video quality
Built in HiFi microphone,4800Hz sampling rate,AAC compression
Support 16-128GB microSD card (not included)
5V/1A 1000mAh lithium battery
Operate Temperature: -20 – 55 degree centigrade
Operate Humidity: 15-85%RH
Storage Temperatur:-20 – 70 degree centigrade
Waterproof: Up to 40 meters with the waterproof case.
Bluetooth: Support Bluetooth 4.0,compatible with Bluetooth 2.0
G-Sensor: Built-in 6-axis gyroscopic, provides precise acceleration and angular rate measurement.
Indicator Light: Bicolor power indicator(blue,green),a red status indicator.
Focal length: 2.6+/-0.2mm
Max code rate: 60Mbps
Sony IMX117 1/2.3 Inch sensor
155 degrees Ultra Wide Angle Lens
Built-in 3 axis gyroscope and 3 axis accelerometer
1000mAh battery provides longer service life
1 X Legend 3 Camera
1 X Battery
1 X MicroUSB to USB Cable
1 X TV-Out Cable
1 X Engligh Manual
As I opened well packed box, the size of Aurora surprised me. I am used to use 210size quadcopters, so this is really small piece of multirotor for me. My first question was – ,,will it even fly?“
But as I raised it in my hands, the quality of the build impressed me. Very tought frame and powerfull-looking tiny motors, that is what answered positively to my previous question. The manual is helpfull – there is binding process, some basic configuration in betaflight, basic wiring diagrams and so on. Four spare 4blade propellers (+screws), charger for 2 & 3 cell batteries and the 2cell 450 mAh 80C battery with JST plug.
The camera can be tilted in a range of 10 to 55 degrees angle. It is easy to change the angle, By just 2 screws.
It was already darkness outside and -12°C, but Aurora made me to charge the battery right away and take it outside.
The only one issue that I found so far is that the part of the frame needs to be taken down to access the micro USB port. Once I connected Aurora to betaflight, I checked the version. Latest BF 3.1.0 – great! Flight modes are preset, but I changed it how Im used to have it. I havent changed the PIDs, its not needed. There is possibility to set the OSD via BF. What a nice feature. I have put the name, voltage and flight time to my screen in just a few seconds.
Demonstration of possible angles:
I was not expecting a power. I have a lot of brushed quadcopters of size 70-105, But nothing can compare with this brushless beast. Really, only 2cell batteries and it flies like a beast? I was able to do flips and rolls like with my normal sized racing quadcopters. Even with stock PIDs! The flight time on 450 mAh battery is just 3 minutes ( but it was -12°C).
clean lightweight build
OSD configuration via BF
latest version of BF
lot of power
short flight time (3mins)
USB port hiden behind frame
If you cant decide whether to buy it or not, definitely buy it! it is great pocket-flier. Easy to take it with you and still able to do awesome acro.
These 550mAh batteries perform the same as the included one. They weight 4grams more, while adding like 20 secs of flight time
Extremely light and more powerful
STM32 F303MCU + BLHELI_S ESC make your Operating feel more stabilly and silky
Adjustable Angle of camera
Jaw-dropping flight performance
Acro mode / Air mode /Angle mode support
Built-in OSD(Using F3 MCU controls OSD over SPI bus in DMA mode)
OSD Configuration has been include in BETAFLIGHT GUI
Radio Stick to control PID Tunes
BLHELI_S pass-through ready
Telemetry RSSI Output ready
Eachine released its new tiny BRUSHLESS 90mm quadcopter. That is awesome how small something like that can be. It has many great features – for example built-in OSD (config thru BF), integrated buzzer or adjustable angle of camera. I had already preordered this boy to make a full review. It should be shipped on 25th on JAN.
This build is pretty cheap (except the frame and FPV system) and its performance is little bit better than average. Its not my fastest but still my favourite build because of its solid performance. Currently I have got 2 of these and if I want to fly without any problems, I always choose these two. One as a main and one as a backup (in case of crash). If I want to build a bucket build with great performancey I would go for this one.
Its pretty expensive frame, but the quality of the carbon is outstanding, I have crashed mine a few times and the frame still looks as a new one. There is a lot of space for the build and also the cam can be placed easily. Link – HERE
I have got Naze32 in this quadcopter. I am satisfied with it. Its cheapest FC on the market right now and still it is my favourite. Link – HERE
I have got Racestar 25A regulators in it. They do their job pretty well. I have got lastest Bl_Heli on them. Link – HERE
There are Racestar 2205 2300 KV. They cost little bit under 30 US which is absolutely amazing. I love these motors. Again, they are not the most powerfull, but for the price they are awesome. You can choose from 7 colors and they look realy cool. Link – HERE
Foxeer 1177 – 34 USD, this cam is my favourite. It can be configured via cable which is included. Link – HERE
FOXEER TM25 switcher – transmitter with great quality. It is switchable (25/200/600mW). There is 4cm long cable to mount the antenna in, so it is easy to mount everything into the frame. Link – HERE
Matek – It makes build a lot easier. I usualy use only these
Do you want to start with FPV flying and are you looking for the cheapest way? Then this article is right for you!
All you need to start with FPV is quadcopter, radio and goggles/screen.
It is possible to get into this hobby with only US$ 86.98.
E010C – for only US$ 36.99 you get a tiny quadcopter with camera and video transmitter already attached onto it. There is also a radio and battery+charger included in this package. Surely it is not the best machine. But if you want something to start with, this is a great solution. Link – HERE
Basically there are two types – ,,LCD in a box“ type and small gogless type. Second one mentioned starts at US$ 350 . So for the beginning I would go for box type. They start at US$ 50 which is great!
I would recommend you Eachine VR D2. For the price US$99.99 you get great goggles with diversity receiving (it improves quality of the received signal a lot) and also a DVR function (possibility to record your flights to sd card). Link – HERE
The cheapest option is Eachine VR008 (US$ 49.99). They will also do the job for the beginning. Link – HERE
Get some extra batteries so you can fly longer – HERE
spare motors (in case of some fatal crash or faulty) – HERE