MINI & MICRO FPV DRONE RACERS REVIEWED AND TESTED
We saw a vast number of small size FPV (First Person View) Drone Racers released in 2016 and expect to see many more variations both with brushed and brushless motors released in 2017. In this post the Drone Flyers Team review, test and comment on some of the latest Mini and Micro FPV Drone Racers from Eachine, JJRC, Walkera and other leading Brands. All the models we are testing are available from BANGGOOD the leading supplier of Drone Racers and associated products.
All these Mini FPV Drone Racers will be tested using the new Eachine Goggles 2 CLICK THIS LINK
These Eachine FPV Goggle 2 are the latest to be released on Banggood. The advantages of the Eachine Goggles 2 are evident with excellent screen stability, 40 channel auto frequency search and great brightness adjustment. You get a 1080P screen resolution with dual antenna and a motherboard cooling system. The power comes from a 7.4 volt 2200mAh battery and silicone sets provide comfort and skin protection. There is also a Built-in audio volume headphone output(adjustable volume) and a built-in headset with a HDMI jack
Banggood have great seletion of FPV Goggles to suit any budget CLICK THIS LINK
The Eachine EV800 5 Inches 800×480 FPV Goggles 5.8G 40CH Raceband Auto-Searching with a Built in Battery represent great value for money at $54.99 ONLY AT BANGGOOD
Walkera Rodeo 110 Mini FPV Racing Drone
The latest Walkera Rodeo 110 FPV Racing Drone is on its way to us for testing purposes. It has just been released on BANGGOOD CLICK THIS LINK
Walkera have previously released a number of versions of the Rodeo, this 110 is about as small as it gets in the Brushless motor class. There are two versions of the Rodeo 110 available for sale a Bind and Fly version and a Ready to Fly version with a Devo 7 remote control.
Walkera Rodeo 110 Mini FPV Racing Drone Features:
The Rodeo 110 combines the strong brushless motor power with a high-strength carbon fiber frame kit
The front-view lighting, the high definition camera and 5.8GHz real-time transmission, allow you an effortless flight even in the dark indoors.
With the size and weight of the hollow-cup aircraft, the violent acceleration of the racing drone allows you to indulge in the fun of both flying indoors and outside.
The Walkera Rodeo 110 uses integrated PCB circuit board, inherent PDB, flight control, transmission, receiver and other modules in one, the size is only 33mmx68mm,
significant savings in space and weight, in order to obtain a smaller size and greater thrust to weight ratio.
Core components are a closed modular design, power transfer, map-chip are plug-in installation for easy installation and disassembly making the Rodeo 110 easy to maintain.
Your Rodeo 110 FPV Drone Racer Package will include the following items:
The Bind and Fly Rodeo 110 Version:
1 x Walkera Rodeo 110 frame kit
1 x Receiver
1 x 600 TVL Camera for FPV feed
1 x Transmission
4 x Brushless Motors
4 x Brushless ESCs
1 x Lipo Battery
1 x Lipo Battery Charger
The Ready to Fly Rodeo 110 Version:
1 x DEVO 7 Remote Control
1 x Walkera Rodeo 110 frame kit
1 x Receiver
1 x 600 TVL Camera
1 x Transmission
4 x Brushless Motor
4 x Brushless ESC
1 x Battery
1 x Charger
Eachine 130 Mini FPV Racing Drone
THE EACHINE 130 MINI FPV DRONE RACER
Personally the Eachine 130 FPV Drone Racer is one of my favorite Drone Racing kits, it comes with a tiny 720P little camera to record your flying footage, a great carry case and is easy to set up and fly. Spare parts are readily available, the propellers are fairly brittle we suggest you do as we have done and order some spares along with a few extra batteries to prolong your flying time CLICK THIS LINK
If you are wanting a change from Aerial Photography or want to move up from flying small brushed motor Quadcopters or looking to experience the thrill of FPV Racing we highly recommend this Eachine 130 Mini Drone Racer Kit.
Grab yourself a set of FPV Goggles, BANGGOOD have a great selection CLICK THIS LINK
What you get in your Eachine 130 Drone Racer kit which comes already asembled is the following:
The Carbon Fiber 130 size Drone Racer frame with four 1105 4000KV motors, four 10A Electronic speed controllers and the flight controller, the the popular Naze 32 6D with a PDB board. For the FPV feed there is a 700TVL camera and for recording your flight footage a tiny lightweight 720P camera that is powered by the Drone Racer’s battery. You get 8x 3inch propellers (which are as previously staed pretty brittle so get some spares) and a 3S 450mAh battery. The transmitter is your standard i6 Eachine/Flysky and this comes with a Eachine strap, 4 rechargeable AA batteries and the whole kit fits neatly into the superb Eachine carry case.
The Drone Flyers Team have extensively tested this Eachine 130 size Drone Racer and will continue flying it when weather permits. It is a pleasure to fly, super stable and packs a punch.
Eachine FatBee Modified Racing Drone
The FatBee needs sliming down for maximum performance
What we did find disappointing was that the FatBee from Eachine was sluggish to fly in its out of the box format, however with a few mods you can turn it into a super responsive fast coreless motor Mini FPV Drone Racer
We are currently re-tuning our FatBee modification and will publish out findings as soon as we are 100% happy with the set up. This coreless motor FPV Drone Racing setup will challenge similar size brushless motor racing drones in both speed and agility. To purchase the original FatBee CLICK THIS LINK
Eachine Falcon 120 Mini FPV Racing Drone
We have the CC3D version of the Eachine Falcon 120 FPV Racing Drone. The Falcon 120 has a BLHELI-S 20A 4 in 1 Esc that supports DShot with 1306 3500KV motors and 3 inch 4 blade propellers for maximum thrust. You can use a 3S or 4S lipo battery with this set up.
COMING SOON FPV DRONE RACERS
Eachine Aurora 90 Mini Racing Drone
The Eachine Aurora 90 Mini FPV Racer CLICK THIS LINK
This model will come as a Bind and Fly model
Brand name: Eachine
Item name: Aurora 90 Mini FPV Racing Drone BNF
Weight: 73g( battery not include)
Motor: Eachine 1104 7500KV brushless motor
ESC: 10A BLHELI_S 16.5 1-2S 4 in 1 ESC Dshot600
Propeller: 50mm 4-blades propeller
Receiver: Frsky/DSMX/Flysky AFHDS2A (optional)
Camera: 600TVL HD CMOS 1/4 inch
VTX: 5.8g 25MW 48CH NTSC/PAL video transmitter
Flight controller: Minicube Betaflight F3 6DOF built-in OSD
OSD: Betaflight OSD
Firmware of flight controller: Betaflight 3.1
Flight time : 3-4minutes
Rear LED Ready (LED_Strip function)
Battery: 7.4V 450mah 80C lipo battery
Charger: B3PRO 2S balance charger
Minicube F3 6DOF flight controller:
Mount hole: 20mm*20mm
Processor: STM32 F303 MCU
Sensor: SPI Sensor MPU6000
Built-in Betaflight OSD (Batt voltage, RSSI, Artificial Horizon, Fly mode, Flytime, Craft name etz.)
Firmware version: Betaflight 3.1 Dshot ready
Minicube 10A BLHELI_S 4 in 1 ESC Dshot600:
Mount hole: 20mm*20mm
Firmware version: BLHELI_S 16.5
BB2, 48MHZ Chip
Lipo Battery: 1-2S
Con. Current: 10A
Peak Current: 15A (10S)
BEC: 5V @0.1A
Betaflight passtrough ready
Support oneshot42 oneshot125 Multishot Dshot
Damped light on
Eachine Aurora 90 Mini FPV Racers Features:
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
1. BNF receiver (intergrated buzzer) option:
Compatible Frsky SBUS receiver
Compatible Flysky 8CH AFHDS2A receiver
Compatible Specktrum DSM2/DSMX receiver
1). Frsky Receiver compatible with FRSKY ACCST, X9D(Plus)DJT/DFT/DHT
2). Flysky Receiver compatible with FS-i4, FS-i6, FS-i6S, FS-i6X, FS-i10, FS-GT2E, FS-GT2G, FS-GT2F.
3). DSM2/DSMX Receiver compatible wiht Satellite receiver.
Your Eachine Aurora 90 package includes the following items :
1 x Eachine Aurora 90 Frame kit
1 x Betaflight F3 6DOF flight controller build-in OSD
1 x Frsky/DSMX/Flysky AFHDS2A (optional)
4 x Eachine 1104 7500KV brushless motor
1 x Minicube 10A BLHELI_S 16.5 1-2S 4 in 1 ESC Dshot600
4 x 50mm 4-blades propeller CW
4 x 50mm 4-blades propeller CCW
1 x 600TVL HD CMOS 1/4 inch camera
1 x 5.8g 25MW 48CH NTSC/PAL VTX
1 x 7.4V 450mah 80C lipo battery
1 x B3PRO 2S balance charger
Eachine QX105 Racing Drone
PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE TWO VERSIONS OF THE EACHINE BAT QX105 AVAILABLE
Eachine BAT QX105 Micro FPV Racing Drone CLICK THIS LINK for the BNF Version
CLICK THIS LINK for the version with the i6 Transmitter
Eachine BAT QX105 w/ AIOF3_BRUSHED OSD 600TVL CAM 1020 Motor Buzzer Micro FPV Racing Drone Bind and Fly
The adjustable angle of camera, the OSD, the LED Strip, the carbon fiberglass frame, the buzzer, all the equipement that you can think of for great FPV flying has ben included. So buy The Eachine BAT QX105 and enjoy a fantastic FPV Drone Racing Flying experience
TheEachine EX120 120mm With 800TVL FPV Camera F3 EVO Brushed LED Buzzer Racing Drone CLICK THIS LIINK
Eachine EX120 Racing Drone
This little Hexacoptet is great fun to fly we have just received our review copy from Banggood and will post up our review very soon.
This EX120 FPV Racing Drone is a Hexacopter format
Eachine EX120 FPV Racing Drone specification:
Brand Name: Eachine
Item No.: EX120
Flight controller: SPRACING F3 EVO
Firmware version: BetaFlight 1.3.1
Motor: CL820 5200RPM motor
Prop Size: 56mm
Camera: 800TVL HD CMOS 1/3 inch Camera
AV Wireless Transmitter: 5.8g 25mw 40ch
Batterry: 3.7V 1S 450mAh 25C Lipo battery
Flight time:3.5-4 minutes
Package size: 215*110*265mm
Package weight: 236g
Eachine EX120 FPV Racing Drone features:
Flight control base on SPRACING F3 EVO, high current MOS output,convenient according to the personal touch.
Made of high quality carbon fiber material, a full set of take-off weight of 80 grams with battery.
The user only need to be equipped with a remote control to experience the indoor FPV flight.
Use buckle structure, no screw fixation, installation is very convenient.
With 7 LED light, have LED_Strip function.
F3 flight controller tail light with a buzzer, can provide low pressure alarm, signal loss alarm, searching alarm.
FPV Racing Drone Compatability:
1.Frsky Receiver Support FRSKY taranis X9D/X9D PLUS(D8 mode),and XJT (D8 Mode),DJT DFT DHT Transmitter.
2.Flysky A8S Receiver Support FS-I6, Echine I6, TH9X, DEVO 7E with A7105 Module series Transmitter.
3.DSM Receiver Support Spectrum/JR(DSMX/DSM2 protocol) DEVO10/DEVO 7E(with deviation firmware).
BNF version come with receiver (4 options: Frsky Receiver, Flysky Receiver, DSM2 Receiver).
The Almost Ready to Fly version come without a receiver.
1 x Eachine EX120 Carbon Fibre Frame kit
6 x CL820 5200RPM Coreless Motor
1 x F3 Brush Flight controller
1 x Receiver (Optional)
1 x 5.8G VTX w/Camera antenna
12 x 56mm Propeller
1 x 3.7V 450mah 1S Battery
1 x USB Charging cable