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Eachine Wizard X220 FPV RTF Racing Drone

Eachine Wizard X220 FPV RTF Racing Drone

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RTF quads shouldn't be a thing. If you need a separate transmitter then you haven't been able to spend time in a sim. If you haven't been able to spend time in a sim then you're just going to crash over and over and over again, and you'll have to spend time and money to fix things as you learn how the controls work.
Do yourself a favor and buy a frsky controller, download a free sim off steam or something, and learn how to fly a quad before you spend money on the quad itself. You wouldn't buy a plane without learning how to fly first, either.
This is the ancient model that still uses a Naze32 as the flight controller. They have more modern version with the F3 controller for waaaay cheaper. Like $115 cheaper.

https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-Wizard-X220-FPV-Racing-Drone-Blheli_S-F3-6DOF-2205-2300KV-Motors-5_8G-48CH-200MW-VTX-ARF-p-1085802.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN

Hell, the Wizard S version with the upgraded motors, and F4 flight controller is still cheaper than this drop.

https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-Wizard-X220S-FPV-Racer-Omnibus-F4-5_8G-72CH-VTX-30A-Dshot600-2206-2300KV-800TVL-CCD-ARF-p-1155399.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN


They're trying to sell an incredibly old version of this quad.
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DrKhanMD
Thank you for the info. Do you. Recommend the wizard a version?
jods
If you're new to drones and just looking for an RTF kit where you can play around with it and learn, here is the wizard RTF kit with a more modern F4 flight controller.

https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-Wizard-X220S-FPV-Racer-Omnibus-F4-5_8G-72CH-VTX-30A-Dshot600-800TVL-w-iRangeX-iRX-i6X-RTF-p-1153989.html?rmmds=category&cur_warehouse=USA



If you're a little more experienced in RC, or willing to learn I'd honestly recommend the newer Eachine TS215 over any of the wizard series these days. Keep in mind it is NOT an RTF kit. You would still need a transmitter and receiver for this drone, and know how to install and configure them. It's specs vs it's price point is basically unbeatable right now though. Only real complaint I had was it has a weirdly shaped PDB on it, but if you're handy the frame could be modified to take a more traditional flight stack no problem.

https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-Wizard-TS215-215mm-FPV-Racing-RC-Drone-F4-5_8G-72CH-40A-BLHeli_32-720P-DVR-1200TVL-BNF-PNP-p-1259022.html?cur_warehouse=CN

The drone itself is comparable to some of the higher end custom builds I've done, while still being almost a $100 cheaper than buying the parts and building it yourself. I almost don't know how they make profit off it.
Oh god, are people still buying this obsolete piece of crap. So many other better options.
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AudioFlight
Seriously, please don't buy this. It was mediocre at best on launch day. Massdrop, if you want to do a PNP quad, maybe do something like the TBS oblivion?
AudioFlight
New to this, what are some good other options?
Good price on RTF.
Blacplastic
no, it objectively isn't. You can grab an iRangeX for $80 and a Holybro Shuriken for $100, which will be less restrictive than any FlySky (seriously? FlySky?) radio and include a F3 flight controller and FrSky receiver with telemetry support (or Futaba, or DSMX, your choice since the TX you bought can use any of them). Sure, you'll still need batteries+charger, but it's worth investing in a decent charger over their no-name one, same with batteries. You shouldn't be using a 3S on any 5" drone.
Note how my setup didn't include a headset? Yeah, you'd have to buy that too if you joined this drop
FredtheFailLord
oh and the Shuriken has 10 amp greater sustained motor output. There's that, too
I've had my Wizard for two days and here is what I've learned:

It came with loose screws, and the stock blades can not handle a 4s battery. Other then those two issues, it's (mostly) a pretty great entry level racing quadcopter.

On my maiden flight, I armed the copter and put it in the air with it hovering just above eye level a few feet in front of me and I see something black fall off the bottom . I put it back on the ground for inspection.
The thing that fell out? You guessed it, a screw had fallen out, in fact it was missing two screws. So I took it back inside to make sure everything was nice and tight and replaced the missing screws. When all was said and done there were quite a few screws that were not tight enough. There was also no loctite to be seen, so I will be going through later to fix that.

So fair warning, make sure to go over every screw and bolt on this thing before putting it into the air, and buy yourself some loctite.

After a few flights with the Wizard I decided to go and buy an upgraded 4S battery, since the ESC's are rated for it and I wanted a spare battery for more flight time. I made a few passes on my brand new, fully charged 4S. Then I decided to punch it; full throttle, full forward pitch. After a few seconds of this shenanigans the props completely grenaded mid-flight. I could actually hear pieces of blade, a few hitting the frame of the quad and one piece whizzed by my head, while the poor Wizard fell helplessly to the ground. How do I know that the blades didn't break when the quad hit the ground? There wasn't a single chunk of blade to be seen anywhere in the vicinity of where the quad landed, and it was on dirt, no grass no bushes.

So if you're going to run a more powerful 4S battery, be sure to buy some upgraded blades too! Otherwise you're going to be making some repairs as I did:

Other then the above issues, I'm pretty happy with this thing. It's super responsive, with a strong frame (no damage from my blade explosion incident), good electronics, and very reasonably priced. I would suggest downloading Betaflight so you can do a little tuning on this thing, as from the factory it is only configured for Angle mode.
Jedimindtrix
A wonderful example of a couple of things -- If goes up, it will come down. Beware of unintended consequences when you upgrade any part of a system. The Loctite is a great reminder to us all to beware of vibrations in anything we buy
Jedimindtrix
So "some unpredictable assembly required" :)
Have to say I'm disappointed in the price. Pnp should be no more than $100, seeing as you can find the rtf version (receiver, battery) for $100 now
This is way over priced. Banggood.com, the primary retailer for Eachine products, has the ARF model for $109.
wes.crockett
but the RTF model is still cheaper here
GhostBird
Not atm. The RTF is 195 dollars on Banggood.com
Thanks. Yeah just got the same mail myself.
Did these ship?
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JadoJodo
I emailed support about it a few days ago and got this back:

"At this time, we have not received any update from our vendor on the new estimated ship date, please stand by as they will be sending all of the drop members an email update in the next few days. I apologize for any inconvenience. "
JadoJodo
"Due to an unexpected delay, these orders may ship later than the original estimated ship date. Our apologies for any inconvenience. If we find that the drop is going to be delayed by more than 30 days, we will let you know.

If you would prefer to cancel your order, please contact Community Support using the “Contact Support” button on your transactions page and our Community Support Team will be able to help cancel your order up until it is ready for shipment."

The most generic update I can imagine.