New Low Priced First Person View (FPV) Quadcopters
Update 31-01-2015 The WLtoys V686G FPV Quadcopter with the 2 MP camera has just been released
As expected a number of FPV RC Quadcopters have recently been released. We are going to have a look at two of the most affordable FPV Quadcopters for sale, the JJRC H9D FPV Quadcopter CLICK THIS LINK and the SkyHawkeye FPV Quadcopter CLICK THIS LINK
Update 19-01-2015: Please note when the weather improves we will be extensively testing both these FPV Quadcopters
Both of these FPV Quadcopters are available from Banggood at under $100 but what is the best FPV Quadcopter model for you?
The first noticeable difference in the two FPV models is that the JJRC H9D comes with the option of adding propeller/blade protectors the SkyHawkeye FPV Drone however does not have any. Adding the guards to the JJRC H9D make it look considerably larger than the SkyHawkeye. If you are fairly new to flying RC Quadcopters of this size then the JJRC H9D may be a better option for you. As far a quality of build is concerned they are both of a similar standard most probably using recycled plastic to keep the price down. That said there is nothing wrong whatsoever with the quality of either of these FPV models. If you look after your FPV Quadcopter you will get hours and hours of enjoyment from them.
FPV Quadcopter Batteries
The JJRC H9D FPV Quadcopter is powered by a 500 mAh Lipo battery whereas the Sky Hawkeye FPV Quadcopter uses a 700mAh. The Remote Control Transmitter for the H9D takes 6 x AA Batteries and the Sky Hawkeye 4 x AA Batteries. The FPV screen on the H9D takes its power from the transmitter batteries but the FPV screen on the SkyHawkeye has an inbuilt battery that is charged by a USB charger. We prefer this option as previous experience with FPV models show that the JJRC H9D option tends to rapidly drain the batteries. We haven’t yet tried rechargeable AA’s but again we have found that many of the transmitters for Low Priced FPV Quadcopters won’t accept rechargeable batteries.
What we do like is on the SkyHawkeye you have an on/off button so you can charge then connect the battery and switch the FPV Quadcopter on when ready you don’t have this option on the JJRC H9C.
FPV Quadcopter Cameras
Both these models have .3 MP FPV cameras. Recording from the SkyHawkeye is done via a Micro SD Card inserted into the FPV screen on the transmitter. On the JJRC H9C you have the option to insert the Micro SD card directly into the camera or the FPV screen.
The angle of the lens on the Sky Hawkeye camera can be adjusted whereas the lens on the JJRC H9D is fixed.
JJRC H9D 2.4G FPV Digital Transmission Quadcopter with 0.3MP Camera CLICK THIS LINK
Brand Name: JJRC
Item Name: H9D FPV (First Person View) Quadcopter
Frequency: 2.4G digital transmission
Channel: 4 CH
Gyro: 6-Axis Gyroscope
Pixel of Camera: 0.3MP
Control Distance: About 100M
Flying Time: About 8min
Battery Charging Time: About 60min
Battery for FPV Quadcopter: 3.7V 500mAh
Battery for FPV Transmitter: 6 x 1.5V AA Battery (not included)
Dimension: 23 x 23 x 13cm
With 0.3MP Camera
Transmitter with LCD display screen.
FPV functionality that can transmit Real Time Images.
Integrated speed control
2.4G digital transmission, more accurate operation, more sensible response and further RC distance
4CH digital proportional RC system can fly both indoor and outdoor.
6-Axis gyro quad-rotorcraft flight, strong stability, can easily implement various flight movements, stronger wind resistance, easier to control.
Function: Video/Photograph/Raise & Down/Forwards & Backwards/Left & Right Turning/Left & Right Flying/Hovering/360 Degree Rotating
1 x JJRC H9D FPV Quadcopter with Camera
1 x Transmitter with FPV Display Screen
4 x Propeller
1 x Lipo Battery
1 x USB Charging Cable
1 x User Manual
SKY Hawkeye HM1315 5.8G FPV RC Quadcopter with Real-time Transmission CLICK THIS LINK
Item name: SKY Hawkeye HM1315 5.8G 4CH RC Quadcopter
FPV Quadcopter Battery Charging time: 60 minutes
FPV RC Quadcopter Flight Time: 5 minutes
Remote control distance: 50m
Camera: 300,000 pixels
Lipo battery: 3.7V/700mAh (included)
Battery for Remote Control Transmitter: 4×1.5V AA battery (not included)
Color: Green and white
5.8GHz transmission systems
Real time video transmission
Fly up/down; turn left/right, forward/backward.
360 degree flip flight
Stable flying, easy to control.
Indoor and outdoor flying
5.8G FPV Real Time Transmission 2.4G Remote Control
Your Package includes:
1 x SKY Hawkeye FPV Quadcopter
4 x Quadcopter Propellers
2 x USB Charging cable
1 x FPV Transmitter
1 x LCD FPV screen
1 x 1GB SD card
1 x 3.7V 700mAh battery
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