This is a flywood’s second hexacopter that i have reviewed comes in this nice box here, really like it. When a company spends time on the box makes you feel like you’ve got something special it’s got a lot of the specs on here already so says: receiver tbs version and there’s also an xm plus version of it as well. The camera is the codex and it says the battery 4s. I believe they are saying between a 300 milliamp hour and 450 milliamp hour, i would say 450 milliamp hour as i’m, not even sure, 300 milliamp hour 4s batteries are easy to get hold of says. The motors are robo, 1202.5 doesn’t have the kv on there and the stack is the goku f411 hex fc 16 by 16 stack. Now. I went on flywood’s website to try and find out some more of the specs and it just listed really what you could buy as an optional extra. It was quite difficult to find out what the specs of the vtx is but anyways. This is the thing. It looks very strange doesn’t it, so it is a 1.6 millimeter hexacopter, so it’s a micro hexacopter and i have to say i do appreciate them – trying something different, but it doesn’t off look strange with this smo camera on here, so there’s some options on their website. You can buy the smo camera mount here and it actually comes with the smo connector already installed. You can get an insta 360 go adapter, which is probably going to suit it better.
However, i really wanted to see what this thing would be like with this camera. On the top, because yeah they are just 1.6 millimeter push on props, but you know we’ve got more motors, so i wanted to see what the tune was like, and you know what the quality of the footage would be like with this thing. So i’ve got this 450 milliamp power, hv 4s lipo, it doesn’t come with this. This is one i’ve got from another model and it’s a bottom mount now. This is the beta flight edition, but it is going to be available with inav and i really wish they had sent me that version, because i am yet to receive a bind and fly inav model. I think that would have been interesting. However, you know the type of model this is i’m, not sure it would suit an inav setup. I think they say that it’s gon na get a five minute flight time with this battery and that’s, not including this camera. So, even though we have got the tbs tiny antenna on here and a tbs nano receiver on here, it’s not going to be a long range model. The vtx here it’s 450 milliwatt. It comes locked out of the box, so you have to press this button for 10 seconds to unlock it, and even then, when i unlocked it, i don’t know if it’s because of the antenna placement, so i’ve got a right hand polarized antenna here and i wasn’t Getting good reception out of it, i felt like it was running at 25 milliwatt, but i have checked and it was running at the full 450 milliwatt as you’ll see in the flight, but yeah as i was flying around trees and stuff.
I was getting a lot of break up and it felt like it: didn’t have the power of 450 milliwatts, so i like that they’re trying something different, but well it’s a little bit gimmicky isn’t it. So you get some nice stuff in the box and you know it comes nicely packaged. We have got some more information here, so this is about gps rescue, which this one doesn’t have. So the inaud version has the gps mounted on the top so stuff about gps rescue setup. Then there’s some more specs here about the stack and i was really more interested about the vtx so it’s here it says it’s 40 channel and it says that it is 450 milliwatt the esc’s. It says that they are bl heli s 2 to 4 s, input and the flight controller is an f4 flight controller, but no real instructions on beta flight, so you’re going to need to be accustomed to beat a flight to get it going in the air. We have got some cable ties here: we’ve got a spare, velcro strap, which i think you will need now. I understand they are wanting to save weight here, but this velcro strap here. Even though they’ve got a foam battery mat, regardless of your battery it’s, going to slip out easy, so the velcro also got worn very quickly. I’Ve done what maybe four flights with this thing, and i don’t know if it’s me trying to stretch the velcro to keep the battery in as tight as possible, but it’s already, you know losing some of the fabric on there now these ones that say gift on Them that was the tpu printed part for the smo camera.
This one’s looking a little bit stretched and that’s. Just because i was lazy and i didn’t want to remove the mounting there for the beta fpv aircraft. So i just sort of budged it and seems to fit on there. Fine we’ve got some spare screws in the package here, and this is a problem with a hexacopter right. So i was like wow, you get lots of spare propellers, but you don’t, you just get two it’s, because the majority of them have to go on the model like this, so they’re an hq propeller and they are a 40 millimeter propeller, so it’s like 1.6 inches And i also received these spare screws here as well. This is for the insta360 go the version, one, not the new version two and you have to actually take this top plate off to fit it because it’s got a recessed screw underneath this top plate, and then you have got a nut which you have to place Inside the mount here – and if i can show that on here, yeah this one’s got it as well, so like a recess – and you tighten it from underneath, so you do have to take it apart to get these mounts on here. The frame is a unibody to keep the weight down a little bit of flex in there and we have the motor size already on the box, so it’s a 1202 and the kv is 5000 kv. It says on the side of here: anyways flywood branded motors it’s.
Very smart we’ve got the tbs receiver just tucked under there it’s already bound to my crossfire setup. I did have to press the button and update the firmware it’s, not one of those where it will just bind there’s no physical buzzer on board. There is no self powered buzzer, so if it throws a battery, then you are out of luck. The camera is the cadets ant. I don’t like the fact that it is mounted in tpu, because that can give us vibration problems, although that does feel really sturdy, but even so i’m expecting vibration problems with that. Also, the camera is slightly sticking out as well, so there’s, no real camera protection there. Okay, let’s see how much this guy weighs with the smo camera. I would weigh it without but it’s such a pain, to get it out of this holder here so it’s 98 grams and then with a 4s battery. That is 151 grams, so it’s under 250 grams, and it might look a bit silly. But if it does the job with this camera, that would be interesting because you know it’s quite a small footprint. It goes on my hand like that, so maybe it’s got a use or maybe it’s just a gimmick. What do you think? Let me know in the comments: okay: here we are in the beta flight. Configurator i’ve already set everything up ready for flying, it’s come flash with beats flight version 4.2. If we go into the ports tab, you can see that gps is set up so i’m.
Guessing that originally the gps version was going to be betaflight, and then they decided to go with inav. Unfortunately, they have left all of the settings, including the failsafe as gps, so they are using a soft serial here for the protocol, which doesn’t always work correctly. So they could have actually put that on the uart too, but they have just left it as gps and then we’ve got the uart one here for crossfire. If we go into the configuration tab. I use this to know what direction to put the props on, because it’s a hex copter it’s, not something that i’m used to we’ve got d shot 300 here and it had motor stop on. I have turned that off. We’Ve got some board alignment correction on here. Arming set to 180, which is fine and we’ve, got some personalization here now you can see again, it’s got gps turned on here, but it’s not doing anything. It did have air mode on permanently and we’ve got on screen, display and dynamic filter. I had to turn these on. I think d. Shot commands for a lost model arm is better than nothing, especially with something, this small and carrying something expensive, whether it be an insta360 go or the smo camera. You really want something there, but the only thing i changed in here was motor stop power and battery. I did set this to 3.3. It’S got its own pids in there just one profile, and i put my own rates in there.
I think it just had stock rates, the receiver, i changed and i think the rssi was set to auxiliary eight, but i had to set that up in crossfire, then we’ve got seven for the rc dead band. I added that so that the center of my stick doesn’t drift the modes i just set up how i like it so i’ve got armin on the aux one. I think they had horizon mode in here, no angle mode, so i just got rid of that. They didn’t have a beeper, i don’t think because they didn’t have it set up anyways. So i added a beeper. They did have flip over after crash on here on the auxiliary one which was causing me problems. I couldn’t get it to arm because the auxiliary one was already in place so watch out for that something else that they did is they had the fail safe set to gps. So if we go to failsafe so they had gps rescues, the failsafe it’s got no gps. So i think i also had to turn this on as well, because it was waiting for satellites that it couldn’t get anyways just changed it to drop. So you know if you’re beginning you’re, probably not going to know any of this so yeah they really should have set it up like that out of the box, but anyways the on screen display also had all of the gps stuff turned on. So i have put a tick where i have disabled them, so you know we haven’t got altitude without gps, i turned off uh average cell voltage and the black box log status code.
Temperature is important to have on this one because the 16 by 16 boards, they are basically just a usb connector. They get so hot so make sure you have that on there once you’re in there it’s not a problem, but if you’re sat on the ground setting everything up, then they can overheat so yeah. These are all the things that i turned off. All the gps. Stuff was turned on. This was just covered with gps information and also had timer one on don’t know why you would want that turn warnings off as well, but we have the vtx channel info on there, which is important. If we go to the video transmitter setup, then it’s set to have 600 milliwatts, but it’s only a 450 milliwatt vtx. If that i was struggling with it, but it was set to max out of the box like i say you have to unlock it as well. Otherwise, you won’t be able to get some of these channels either. So things like race, band, 1, doesn’t work, that’s, that’s kind of how you know that you have unlocked it because they give you a chart with the channels that don’t work when it is locked and race band. One to three. I think don’t work there’s led strip on there, but doesn’t have any leds. That is the beta flight setup for this guy alrighty let’s go for a line of sight flight with this guy, oh it’s, already making quite a lot of noise Laughter, Music, Laughter yeah.
I wouldn’t say that was quiet probably going to be quieter if it wasn’t carrying this massive camera kind of looks a bit daft as well with this style of lipo. Of course, you can get flatter lipos than this that’s on about oh, what 60 throttle it feels like just to get a hover, let’s see what the punch is like yeah. I mean you know not amazing, as you would expect, it does look a little bit ridiculous. I have to say just looks like a brick with blades on it that just aren’t big enough kind of funny seeing it do flips and stuff. I think you could very easily lose orientation with this guy say it’s, just one big stack be interesting to see how the insta 360 1r footage comes out. I mean it does look like it’s flying pretty smooth and flywood. They they put up a good package, but would you actually buy this guys? Let me know in the comments: is this like a novelty item or something you would actually buy to stick your camera on there? Oh so much throttle just to keep it in the air. I think this would be a really fun one. You know just to fly and have fun with because it seems like the tune’s nice, but it does look a bit ridiculous with that big camera on the top, and i think it would look a lot nicer with it. Not there or maybe the insta 360 go.
You know, but i don’t know it’s sort of hit and miss whether you get good footage out of the other 360 go and whether it records it or not. This is pretty funny. I tell you the tune feels alright, though i’m not hearing any oscillations or anything like that, it could be a a different kettle of fish once it’s in the air, but line of sight at least even though it does look a bit ridiculous, it’s flying all right. No idea what type of flight time we’re gon na get out of it, i mean, i think they say with a 450 milliamp they’re expecting five minutes does not say if that is with the smo camera on top. But you know i’m getting some flight time here and it seems to be doing all right. So maybe that will be the case, but anyways let’s bring it in for a landing and go for an fpv flight with it straight away i’m seeing lines and lines of noise across the screen. I did wonder whether it was my rapid fire module, but i’ve got a spare set of goggles here that are non rapid fire and they’re still there it’s just that, you can see them more clear on the rapid fire. Let’S go for a roll, you know it’s quite funny. I think it’s flying all right. Can you see where it says max on the power output so it’s set to max, which i think is 600 milliwatt in beta flight? The thing is, you have to unlock the vtx i’m, pretty sure i’ve done.
That, though, i think it is just getting bad reception around those trees, because the antenna placement, because when i turn to the side i’m getting a way better picture. So this is the beat of flight non invad version and i was a little bit disappointed and then i thought to myself. Hang on a second it’s. Not like this thing is long range i mean you know: it’s got crossfire as an option i’m flying crossfire here, which is why the link quality is 99, but then you’re not going to have a long flight time with it. I don’t think we’re already at 14.6 volts two minutes in and you know with it being analog. We aren’t going to get amazing range out of it with the power that they have provided, but that’s fine, because i’m not sure i’d want to fly it any further out of this field anyway, the thing’s, so damn small, no loss model alarm on this one i’m. Trying to think how useful i nav in all the gps business would be okay. Of course, you know you wouldn’t be using it as a camera quad, because the gps stuff would be in the way of that. So i don’t know maybe that’d interest you. I would have liked to have tried something different and tried the inaud version, but they said they couldn’t send it so i’m guessing that meant that it wasn’t ready already in the 13s at three minutes here so that’s the voltage sag.
So the voltage is going to sag quite a bit we’re going to get short flight time with this camera. I want to go through those trees, but i can’t get around them. Well, there you go! That is my video on flywood’s nano hexacopter i’ll, put a link in the video description, as well as a pinned comment.