The scorpion looking racing quadcopter has arrived with built-in OSD GPS NAZE32 Ready To Fly. Eachine Assassin 180 FPV, VR-007 HD Goggles with the I6 transmitter.
The 180 racing quadcopter flew really well, it handled a RunCam HD camera 43 grams with ease. I have not found any issues, no bad flight characteristics. On a Naze 32 flight controller, it was easy to maneuver and I give it a thumbs up.
If you have flown quadcopters manually, this is easy. For beginners, please note, it is not a drone, it is not going to auto land or auto return home.
Unboxing, I noticed the GPS is glued under the tail plate and actually fell off. Taking a look at the schematics, it seem to be intended to be on the front. However since I may be placing a secondary camera just above that spot, I decided to move it face up, keeping the same location it came with. I think it fits well there. You can see it on my FPV video. The GPS does not serves much, it is not intended for Auto Return Home, but just only to assist with directions.
► Where To Buy
- 180: http://dronemission.com/find/assassin-180-vr-007.php
- VR Goggle http://dronemission.com/find/eachine-vr-007-goggle.php
- RunCam selfie shot http://dronemission.com/find/runcam.php
- Goggle3 http://dronemission.com/find/walkera-goggle-3.php
The landing skid is made of plastic, so it bounces off concrete, I had to land on grass only, unless you add some padding, which is an easy mod for a hobbyist.
It comes with a tiltable low lux 520TV Lines camera, capable of night flying with some street lights
The only set back on this Ready to Fly package will probably lies on the battery design. The general consensus is; not only is the battery proprietary, you are not able to tell if all the cells are fully charged, and the adapter indicator is not accurate at all. Lessons learned, when the adapter LED turns solid green, you may not get a fully charged battery. It reminds me of mine Nintendo Wii charging station. it never fully charges.
The only easy way to tell if the main battery is fully charged is to either press the smart battery button or to look at your On Screen Display voltage status. However on the plus side, when the battery is low, not only does it show on the OSD as a warning, but it shows on my transmitter and the alarm eventually begins to sound. The 180 quickly descends and will not power up again to protect the battery. Note that it does descend, hard landing and not return home.
It is comfortable and light, and if you are planning on building one yourself, for $60 plus dollars, this might be worth the consideration to just buy it ready. I have not tested the 40 channels, but if it is accurate, this will include the alpha, beta and race channels.
I like the two usb smart batteries provided. I believe they will work on other goggles, so if they are priced well, this may become popular.
|Eachine Assassin 180||
Total Weight: 343g
Camera: 520TVL, supports HD night flight, adjustable camera angle
Brushless motor: 1806-2300KV
Flight controller: Naze 32
Battery: smart battery 3S 1000mAh
Image transmission: 5.8G 600mW 40CH
Propeller: 4 inch
Flight time: 7-9 minutes
Delicate and compact, light and portable.
NAZE 32 flight controller, high stability flying.
Integrated barometer, electronic compass, acceleration sensor, GPS.
Supports Baseflight and Cleanflight.
520TVL, highly integrated, supports HD night flight. Camera angle is adjustable.
Highly integrated camera, recording every moment of flight experience, experience colorful life!
Built-in OSD to display flight altitude, flight speed, course, battery voltage, image transmission frequency.
OSD data will popup a window to remind low battery and the drone will also have flashing taillight and alarm.
Smart battery, 3S 1000mAh, extractable and quick-release design, easy to replace. Using lithium polymer battery, performance security, quick charge, abandon the traditional balance charger.
|Eachine VR-007 HD Goggles||
Screen size: 4.3 inch
Screen resolution: 480×272
Working temperature: -20℃-80℃
Ultra-lightweight design: 256g(battery not included)
Battery weight: 24g
Power voltage: 800mah 7.4V standard configuration(2S smart lipo battery, with power display function, supports USB 5V charging)
Antenna: 5.8G 3dB
Power dissipation: 500mA
Frequency channel: built-in 40CH 5.8GHz A/V automatic search receiver
Language choice: multilinguals can be choosed in osd menu(English, French, Italian and so on).
Small size, light weight.
Designed according to ergonomic.
Settled three-point fillet can reduce the pressure of long-time wear to the head.
High softness, ventilate and environmental sponge fit the contours of the face, more comfortable, less ambient light.
Customized eyeglass, myopia below 400° needn’t to wear glasses.
Built-in 40CH 5.8GHz A/V automatic search receiver.
Two groups of standard 800mAH 7.4V (2S) Lipo battery, with power display function, supports USB 5V charging, long life.
|Eachine I6 2.4G Transmitter||
Channels: 6 Channels
RF Range: 2.40-2.48GHz
RF Power: Less Than 20dBm
Low Voltage Warning: less than 4.2V
DSC Port: PS2;Output: PPM
Charger Port: No
ANT length: 26mm*2(dual antenna)
Power: 6V 1.5AA*4
Display mode: Transflective STN positive type, 128*64 dot matrix VA73*39mm,white backlight.
On-line update: yes
Model Memories: 20
Works in the frequency range of 2.405 to 2.475GHz.This band has been divided into 142 independent channels,each radio system uses 16 different channels and 160 different types of hopping algorithm.
This radio system uses a high gain and high quality multi directional antenna,it covers the whole frequency band. Associated with a high sensitivity receiver,this radio system guarantees a jamming free long range radio transmission
Each transmitter has a unique ID,when binding with a receiver,the receiver saves that unique ID and can accepts only data from the unique transmitter.this avoids picking another transmitter signal and dramatically increase interference immunity and safety.
This radio system uses low power electronic components and sensitive receiver chip.The RF modulation uses intermittent signal thus reducing even more power consumption.
a contribution from DroneMission.com, Leo is a voting member at Linux Foundation dronecode.org & Walkera USA R&D