Eachine is doing an HD version and a non HD version. In this review I tested the HD versio, but all my comments are available to the other one. The other version will be much more speed due to the gain of weight of the HD camera board.
Yes the frame (and the name) is a copycat of the excellent work from Speed Racer that I reviewed few weeks ago:
The frame is 2.5mm carbon and 115mm wheelbase for around 10 grams.
It is interesting to note few things about this frame:
- 25x25mm for FC board whoop
- 16x16mm for FC
- motor hole mounts for 9mm (classic 11XX or 12XX) but also support of happymodel motor mount !
The canopy is just pretty excellent and light (2g), whoop size to mount it and pretty STRONG. Really one of the best available frame around right now, and can be use with all 14x14mm camera or 19x19mm HD camera.
A hole has been added to the top for the VTX antenna and to maintain it correctly.
The 3025 propellers from Gemfan are really not the best one for this build. The HQProp T3x2 are probably a better choice.
The crazybee F4 pro V3.0 is the latest AIO board from Happymodel and it works pretty well. This board can handle 12A for 2-4S LIPO. So with the motors they choosed and the default 3S LIPO, you will avoid any problems.
I have not seen any reports of problems with this board, so stay tuned.
Pretty insane motors from Eachine, really powerful, maybe too much because you will loose a lot of control during a flight.
- Brand Name: Eachine
- Model: 1105
- Item Name: 1105 KV5200 3-4S Brushless Motor
- Configu-ration: 9N12P
- Stator Diamter: 11mm
- Stator Length: 5mm
- Shaft Diameter: Φ1.5mm
- Motor Dimension(Dia.*Len): Φ14mm*17mm
- Weight: 5.8g
The Caddx baby turtle is really good and you can read my article about it:
The VTX is a classic one and can go up to 200mw so perfect for freestyle outdoors.
Eachine provides a nice box, with spares for the propellers, screws etc
It is clear that this 3 inch is one of the most powerful that I got. Really, if you check the video of the bottom you will see that. You do not feel the HD camera at all which is really nice to have wonderful image.
But with the 1105 motors and the 3025 gemfan props, you will loose a lot of control of this drone. It is still good but you need really a lot of spaces for it to avoid any collision. I would recommand it you are planning to do outdoor freestyle with a lot of space.
Where to buy ?
You can get it dirrectly via Banggood:
- Eachine Twig 115mm HD version for 129.99$ (coupon “BGTWIG” to get 12%)