The UFO85X 4K is a new 85mm cinewhoop drone, with 4K recording. After the Beta85X 4K and the Eachine Cinecan, let’s see how this one performs if you want to record easily nice video with high definition everywhere.
The UFO85X 4K has a weight of 85g (without LIPO), and can handle perfectly 3S/4S with the AIO FC (FrSky/FlySky/DMS2-DSMX/TBS Crossfire). This drone is designed for Cinewhoop recording, do not expect to use it as a freestyle one, it is really not the idea.
But with 4S you will be able to chase a lot of speedy things, as shown in the following video on a race led track.
The frame is a 85mm wheelbase one in plastic, with duct (designed for a max of 48mm props). The plastic used is pretty solid and it can take some times to damage it 🙂
They added a carbon piece to solidify the frame and avoid washout. You will need to remove it to have access to the receiver in order to bind it. But otherwise you will still have access to the usb port, so you will probably do it one time.
Moreover they added foam on the carbon piece to maintain securely the LIPO.
Thie piece of carbon is also used to use their provided LIPO strap, it is a plastic one that could fit multiple LIPO size. But if you wan a classic LIPO strap it is also possible to use the hole in the carbon to attach it.
This frame is for FC AIO (25×25) and 11XX motors (9mm) so you could swap other motors if you wish. And it is also possible to add some classic LED at the back of the frame too.
I noticed too that they added an extra hole at the back in order to pass the antenna of the receiver which is a great idea.
The canopy is also in plastic, pretty strong like the UR65 from Eachine probably.
It is designed for the Caddx Tarsier in the sense that the boards of the caddx is maintainted by the top of this canopy, like the VTX (and the antenna is hold too).
The main advantage of that it that for high temperature, everything will be cool down correctly because there is enough space between all components.
Moreover they have added two led strips, which render really a nice effect.
They decided to use the EMAX Avan 2inch 4 blades (1.5mm shaft), which is probably the best option for this kind of configuration (85mm and duct). They performed well and are enough smooth for a cinewhoop.
It is the first time that I see the Supra FC+ESC board. It is an AIO board that can handle up to 12A, from 2S-4S.
- BLheli_S 12A ESC GEP-12A-F4 the largest support 4S Lipo battery, with Current meter
- F411 Flight Controller
- MPU6000 Gyroscope
- Include Buzzer pad
During my tests I have not observed difference compared to the other one (BetaFPV, Geprc, NamelessRC).
The motors are 1204/5000Kv. For this configurqtion they performed well but they should be clearly awesome with bigger props.
They are really smooth for this type of whoop and you could do better plan compared to the Cinecan.
The problem is that I don’t find any spare but it is probably a question of time.
- Stator specifications：D12 * H4 0.2mm Kawasaki
- Stator Diamter:12mm
- Stator Length:4mm
- Shaft Diameter:Φ1.5mm
- Motor Dimension(Dia.Len):Φ16.0mm15.8mm
- Magent specifications: N52H
- Shift specifications: 2mm High strength steel
- Bearing Specifications: d2D5H2.5 MR52zz Japan ISC Custom made
- Winding Specifications: 200℃ Class Multiple oxygen-free copper Weight(g):5.8g
- No.of Cells(Lipo)：3S-4S
Nothing fancy, the only good 4K camera for drone is the Caddx Tarsier. The main difference compared to the Cinecan is that the canopy is attached by two screws on top of the frame, which will avoid jello if you break something.
I think that the VTX is the HEMCU SIVTX 5840. I have not noticed any problems too and it is cool down correctly with the canopy.
- Input voltage: DC 4.5-5.2V
- Input current: 200MW = 400 MA
- Power switching: third gear 25MW, 100MW, 200MW
- Signal channel: 40
- Frequency switching: manual button / OSD (IRC Tramp) (also supported)
- Dimensions: 20MM20MM Pitch: 1616MM, M2
It is a nice box protection that you will find for it, probably the better one I got for a drone ! It is strong so prevents any damage to the drone.
Moreover Geelang added many things inside, just in case you need it:
- caddx telecommand + manual
- spare props
- spare foam
- usb cable
- spare led strap
Moeover they included a 4S LIPO 260mah to start to record immediately:
- Lipo Battery Capacity:260mAh
- Continuous Discharge Rate：40C
- Instantaneous discharge rate：80C
- Size：52mm x25mmx11mm
Probably the most important part. Is it good or bad ? If you are looking for a cinewhoop, it is probably the better one according to my note. It is stable, and really powerfull to chase anything and no jello.
I used their provided LIPO, but you could also use the GNB 3S 520mah if you want much more long flight and smooth.
After unboxing it, the only require stuff is to unscrew the bottom carbon plate and bind your receiver.
After that, all settings in Betaflight are correctly setup (you need to associate your switch to arm it etc), and PIDs are correct (I used the default one in the videos).
If you are a beginner and want to start 4K cinewhoop it is really a good choice !
Where to buy ?
You can get it mainly from Qwinout right now: