PERFECT FPV DRONE FOR BEGINNERS – NEW’ Eachine NOVICE II V2 RTF – REVIEW & FLIGHTS ?
Today i have the novice 2 ready to fly Music Music what's up guys welcome to today's review i'm justin davis. Today i have something pretty awesome here for the new guys. This is an all in one ready to fly kit with goggles. It has a radio in this box and batteries, a charger and everything you need to get started flying fpv. Now. The cool thing about this combo is that it does have one of my favorite 1s chargers and you can fly this little quad on 1 or 2s. So either way you want to start out. You can start out with a lot of speed on 2s or you can fly 1s and have a little more control. It also comes with betaflight pre installed on the quad, which is really nice, because, if you want to play around with the on screen, display change your pilot name on there, you can change all kinds of information, add or take away things from the screen and customize. It and make it look like how you want it to look like that's, the greatest thing about on screen display inside betaflight and the fact that the software running on there is actually open source. So it gets updates regularly from the programming community and we have some new features being added all the time to these quads so it's, just an ongoing project around the world, which is really nice, so the novice 2. It does come with ishii and goggles.
They are kind of like starter, goggles and i'll i'll put some links down below to my preferred goggles. If you want to spend a little more money, you can spin around the 200 to 300 to 400 range for some analog goggles, and you can go up all the way up to 500 if you want to, but depending on your budget today. We'Re talking about doing this with a less of an expensive budget in mind, something a little easier to just get your feet wet in fpv and find out, if you actually like it or not and that's the that's, the big thing about fpv. Some people try it it's, not for them, but the majority of people that try it and put on the goggles for the first time and you get inside that quad in the cockpit. It totally changes everything, it will change your life and it it changed mine, but uh let's go ahead and put this on the bench, and let me show you this uh. I think you're going to like what you see a little closer up. Let me show you the case and everything and what comes included with the novice 2 ready to fly here. We go Music, Music, Music, Music, Music, Music, all right guys here it is, and let me just go ahead and say before i get started with this sort of unboxing and overview and review and opinion on the novice 2 that this is a different version than the Previous novice 2.
, this one is the version 2 with the flat sky transmitter. It is the fsi6, and this is a very versatile transmitter. You can fly several models on this, so if you started out with this combo and this quad, you can bind up other models that have fly sky receivers on there so on the banggood website right now, it's crazy. This is this is actually on a flash sale. I just i just looked at it. It says it's 149 right now so 149, us dollars for everything you see here to go out and fly with two batteries to start with is is pretty awesome. Um the greatest thing about this whole combo, in my opinion, is the fact that you can fly these 1s 450s on there, and these are really pretty cheap to buy. These are also hvs. They have that ph 2.0 connector on there and you can fly at 1s or you have the option to fly at 2s because it does have two different plugs on the bottom that come out from the single v. Bat power input on the flight controller or on the all in one flight control that we have here with five amp esc's onboard. We have a 200 milliwatt vtx, which is really really nice. We have a cadx eos 2 camera on here, which is not really my favorite camera, but we have that classic top plate here, which you can also add something like the insta 360 go on top and produce some really cool cinema quality.
Video uh 1080p stabilized by the way i'll try to put the link for that one as well. We have a dipole coming out the back right here for your 200 milliwatt video transmission and there should be a fly sky receiver on here somewhere. If not, it is the built in spi, receiver and spi is just built right into the flight board. This is an f4 flight controller with betaflight on there. You can find the usb port on the very bottom. It has these two tpu mounts on the bottom. You could take these off to save a little bit of weight and use, maybe like a battery strap, but these will work pretty good because they do fit the 2s configuration quite well. If you're going to fly it on 1s, it might be a little more sketchy because it could come loose a little bit on you, but it seems to be pretty snug in there when i do put it in there. It shouldn't move around too much unless you crash it could fly out, but with two in there it fits just perfect and then you have your connector back here, and these are the two connectors and you can fly it 1s or 2s. If you wanted to have it super snug, if you're flying at 1s, you can always just put one on there plug in one at a time and then fly the out the other one after you're done with the first one now.
The motors on here are also what i call my micro, brushless, sweet spot and i've been flying micro, brussels for years on the drone camps channel – and these are 1103 8500 kv motors – very, very nice motors two bolts on the top. This is a 65 millimeter prop, and these are by blade, props and they're super smooth. When you turn this quad on and fly for the first time, you'll feel like it has a lot of float. It is an awesome, freestyle quad. If you want to do tricks and stuff – or you can just fly straight ahead, because it does come with stability mode on a switch there's. Also, an arm switch on here that you have to activate and you'll see that the motors spin up, if you don't, have the motor spinning up. It is possible that this quad has motor stop on inside beta flight. If that's the case make sure you turn motor. Stop off because you want to know that your quad is armed when you hit the arm switch and you have that low idle and that low idle should be air mode and air mode just keeps your quad from dropping to the ground. When you get to zero throttle, it just keeps about ten percent or so motor power throttle in the motor when you're flying it just keeps a quad from turning into a rock. Basically, it does have pretty tall standoffs on here as well and actually quite thick camera protection up front.
We have about two and a half millimeter there on those two side, plates that's really thick for the size of this quad and two and a half millimeter unibody x, x, frame bottom plate, so very nice, but the quad fits just down here like this, with the Props on in the box that that i'd love fits down like this and the transmitter itself, this takes four double a batteries, and you can also fly this on simulators as well. A lot of fly scout guys around the world fly the fpv simulator with this. So, if that's something you're looking for, that is a really nice option. It also has a computer display right here that you can go in and change things you can even fly fixed wing with this particular transmitter now also in the box, you get this charger right here and i've shown this charger so many times on my channel, and I recommend buying one because it's not very expensive, i think they're about ten dollars, but you can charge up to six 1s batteries at a time and the ph2 connector is here and the original style. 1S connector is here. These aren't used as much anymore because these are a little better as far as voltage, output and less sag in the battery. You can plug in a 4s 1300 and this one's a 1550. But you can plug this in and it's very simple to get your batteries charging. All you have to do is take your battery and you want to make sure that this is an hv setting on there and the way you do.
That is just this little switch right here, switch it to the up position and it will charge to a max of 4.35 volts and that is per cell. So you only have one cell here if it's 4.20 that's a standard lipo setting and the top switch on each terminal here is how much you're putting in so you can do 0.2, amp for or 0.3 amp for a slow charge or 0.5 amp there. On top. So i'm, going to do a fast charge: 1.5 amp, this one's fully charged and ready to go on the other side over here. We also have an ac input. They make an adapter for this. You can actually plug it in the wall, which is really nice and then you can charge at home or you can charge in the field with this setup, and you also have an additional 2 amp output for any type of iphone or android phone or device, which Is really nice, so super cool little charger? It does not have a built in fan. It just has a heat sink in the back and plenty of venting, and these things will get some heat to them. Just uh. Never leave these batteries charging alone go to the store or leave them all by themselves. Charging will always want to be around for your lipos charging. They can start a fire in your house, so be very careful with these, but you also have eight slots here for extra batteries.
You can even put more up in here. You have tons of room in the very top right here. We have sort of a little mesh pouch up here with some additional stuff. You have some information here for how to bind it up, how to use your battery charger as well as some flight controller diagrams and the best thing about this quad, i think, is that it's all plug and play when i say plug and play, i mean that Everything on this quad has a plug, which is nice. So if you break a motor, you burn up the camera on the bottom of the squad. You can see there's plugs here and the same thing for the vtx and the camera. It just plugs in no soldering required if you crash this or you break something which, for the new guys is golden. But if you're a new guy, you want to start out with a ts, 100 soldering iron, and i really need to put a link down below. For that, if i forget it, please let me know sounds like some batteries are done. These are some additionals that you get in the box extra set of 65 millimeter props, which is sweet, prop remover tool. Screwdriver you get this little plug in here, it's very important for flying 1s. You plug this in one side and then you can fly it 1s. Take it out the fly 2 and some extra bolts. It looks like extra little m2 plastic nuts in there and you also get a little diagram instructional as well additional information on your flysky fsi6 transmitter, which is cool also how to use blheli suite that runs on the pc, as well as the mac.
More information about your vtx settings: how to change it to uh 200 milliwatt. It will come in 25, milliwatt stock and the settings you need to bind up the afhds2a receiver and, i believe, that's the one that's on mine for that fsi6 transmitter. So everything fits back in the box and you really have a lot of room in this case. They they gave you quite a large case for this setup, which i really like. I think that if you want to upgrade to some better goggles later, the cool thing is that you could cut out this foam right here and you could fit in a full size pair of goggles. You can see that this would absolutely fit my sky zones in here. These are my goggles of choice. Right now, these are the cream of the crop, analog goggles o4x. They just came out. They come with a module. This is a diversity. Module you'll have to put two antennas here and i have usually have my recommended antennas down below as well as an extra bay over here. If you want to run quad version, you can run two of these modules at once and really really get a nice solid. Video feedback to these goggles really plush around the face plate and you get two different size face plates with this set of goggles. You get a smaller narrow one and you get a wider face plate for guys that have a little larger head than me, but the eachine goggles that come along with it there as you can see, they're, not quite as good as something like a pair of binocular Style goggles, which the skyzone o4x's are.
You can see two screens there at the top and then this one has a singular screen. So this is called a box goggle and it has similar foam padding, but these are usually better for people with a little smaller head, and maybe you know if you're a kid and you're getting started, you're going to take these off inside the box. You also get these two antennas right here which will screw onto this, and so this has several different menu settings here: go into the menu you press, this button for auto search and it'll loop through all the bands and channels and it'll find your video signal. Coming from your quad, and you can do bands there and there's usually about eight bands and about 40 some channels, you can change channels on this one. You got an av port here, a usb port battery indicator, and this is the power button press and hold there and it turns on the goggles. So you can see it starts up with eachine logo there and goes straight into the static feed. But in real time, the greatest thing about analog video is that there's virtually no lag and that's what we need for fpv, so, if you're brand new to flying fpv that's, why a lot of the video doesn't look as good as like your typical dji goggles. Look! We'Re not running ocusync on this, it doesn't have wi fi. This is made for flying really fast and in some pretty small places, so that's the benefit of analog video and if you already have a bunch of analog quads already or you plan to just stick with analog, because these quads are cheaper than the dji quads.
If you're more of a budget – but you want like premium goggles, grab these, but if you're just going to stick with these for a while and figure out, whether you like fpv or not, this is kind of the way to go so 150 dollars for everything. In the box and it's actually updated to 2020 late 2020, not like some uh, you know 2016 gear off of craigslist. Try to avoid that if you can i've seen a lot of people get burnt on craigslist buying, really really old, quad setups that people just had sitting around in their closet, which is not the way to go. So i appreciate you guys watching my reviews, and hopefully you learned a little something today, if you're brand new and just getting into fpv. This is the channel to subscribe to, because i pretty much do a new quad review almost daily on the channel and all kinds of really cool stuff here on the channel, as well as the full review coming up on my new skyzone 04x goggles. Thanks again guys take care.