Article #4 from the FreshGoods series is here! Today I’ve a bunch of Eachine stuff here. I personally adore Eachine for what they do — they don’t just keep churning out quad after quad, but they also try to get in the shoes of the pilot. Thus, they’re at the top of the market, pretty much, predicting and riding trends!
Since the last FreshGoods article, we’ve posted reviews of the following:
Let’s have a look at what’s fresh today!
Fresh Goods #3 – 22nd December 2016
Quite clearly, the indoor FPV brigade is still going strong. And it’s no surprise, given that winter is already upon us (no more ‘winter is coming’ puns fellas).
1. Eachine E50 ‘Selfie’ Drone
We wrote about the JJRC H37 Elfie a few weeks back, and the drone turned out to be a hugely popular one. It’s a clone (‘clone’ as in lookalike, not a one-to-one clone) of the Zerotech Dobby, which happens to be one of the first foldable selfie drones to hit the market.
The Eachine E50 is essentially the same thing as the H37 Elfie. You control the quadcopter using your smartphone, and it takes aerial selfies for you — as simple as that.
View the Eachine E50 selfie drone on Banggood.
2. Eachine Turbine QX70 — Ducted Indoor FPV Platform
Moving on, the next shipment had in it the Turbine QX70 quadcopter. It is — as the name states — a 70mm quadcopter with ducted fans to make for a great Tiny Whoop alternative.
First impressions of this quadcopter drone aren’t great, but apparently like most pilot projects, there are certain mods you can perform to make it fly better. Anyway, more about those in the full review in the coming few days!
View the Eachine Turbine QX70 listing on Banggood.
3. Eachine Fatbee FB90 — 2S Ducted Tiny Whoop Alternative
Let me be honest — this is the one I was most excited about. Why? After flying the QX90, QX80 and other indoor FPV drones, I wanted two things — a faster quadcopter and some decent propeller shielding.
The Eachine Fatbee FB90 seemed to have checked both boxes, (i) with the 2S battery and (ii) with the ducted design. It’s been a so-far-so-good experience flying it around for a day, but as usual, there’s be more information in the full review very soon.
Also had a crash soon after taking it out of the box. 🙁
View the Eachine Fatbee FB90 listing on Banggood.
In a nutshell
It’s been pretty hectic with Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas around. Optimizing the site for the season, while taking care of the content!
We’re also concentrating a bit on some best buy lists. This one’s a good one for starters — Best Drones Under $100 for Christmas 2016. You can find more Christmas 2016 deals here, or simply visit our lists archive for more lists.