Eachine Assassin 180 FPV Drone Flight Test Review

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This FPV flier includes GPS, OSD, barometer altitude hold, FPV googles, and a Naze32 flight controller. Available from Banggood. http://www.banggood.com/Eachine-Assassin-180-FPV-wEachine-VR-007-HD-Goggles-I6-Transmitter-Built-In-OSD-GPS-NAZE32-RTF-p-1028910.html?p=RB0922217402201307U3

Pros
– Nice carrying case
– Includes three selectable flight modes with flip of Switch C. Position 1 is stabilized “Angle” mode which includes both accelerometer and gyro stabilization along with tilt angle restriction. Position 2 is Horizon Mode with heading lock. Position 3 is Horizon Mode with heading lock and both barometer altitude and GPS hold.
– Very easy and stable flier in position 1 angle mode.
– Naze32 flight controller.
– 3S 1000mah battery gives plenty of power.
– GPS and barometer altitude hold.
– Includes FPV goggles.
– On screen display (OSD) includes remaining battery power, flight time, battery temperature, speed, GPS status, height, course, and low battery warning.
– Nice carrying case.

Cons
– Uses proprietary Smart batteries for both the quadcopter and goggles.
– FPV flying in position 1 angle mode seems to be easiest to fly with. Position 3 barometer altitude hold is not very steady. Also GPS lock on is “iffy” and can take some time using precious battery power (Although it was not overlapping the GPS module, maybe the back end of my Runcam was blocking reception of some satellites? ).
– GPS does not have a return to home feature implemented (might be possible with mods to GPS and Naze32?). GPS seems intended mainly to improve altitude hold accuracy.
– Some quality control issues. Mine came with the GPS disconnected and some loose screws. Disconnected GPS seems to be a common theme, and may be due to adhesive failure during storage/shipment.
– FPV goggles are very low resolution. Also, FPV camera produces jello artifacts. Combination of both makes for very blurry video through the goggles making FPV flying somewhat difficult.
– User manual is very sparse. Does not include instructions on assembly or operation of the aircraft.

And here is its flight demonstration review.
Eachine Assassin 180
Size(mm): 128x180x74
Weight: 288g
Camera: 520TVL, supports HD night flight, adjustable camera angle
Brushless motor: 1806-2300KV
ESC: 6A(3S)
Flight controller: Naze 32
Battery: smart battery 3S 1000mAh
Image transmission: 5.8G 600mW 40CH
Propeller: 4 inch
Flight time: 7-9 minutes

Eachine VR-007 HD Goggles
Dimension(mm): 148x176x102
Screen size: 4.3 inch
Screen resolution: 480×272
Working temperature: -20℃-80℃
Ultra-lightweight design: 256g(battery not included)
Battery weight: 24g
Power voltage: 800mah 7.4V standard configuration(2S smart lipo battery, with power display function, supports USB 5V charging)
Antenna: 5.8G 3dB
Power dissipation: 500mA
Frequency channel: built-in 40CH 5.8GHz A/V automatic search receiver
Language choice: multilinguals can be choosed in osd menu(English, French, Italian and so on).

Eachine I6 2.4G Transmitter
Channels: 6 Channels
RF Range: 2.40-2.48GHz
Bandwidth: 500KHz
Band: 142
RF Power: Less Than 20dBm
Sensitivity: 1024
Low Voltage Warning: less than 4.2V
DSC Port: PS2;Output: PPM
Charger Port: No
ANT length: 26mm*2(dual antenna)
Weight: 392g
Power: 6V 1.5AA*4
Display mode: Transflective STN positive type, 128*64 dot matrix VA73*39mm,white backlight.
Size: 174x89x190mm
On-line update: yes
Model Memories: 20

Package included:
1 x Eachine Assassin 180
1 x Eachine VR-007 video glasses
1 x Eachine I6 2.4G transmitter
1 x 520TVL camera
4 x 6A 3S ESC
1 x Naze 32 flight controller
2 x 1806-2300KV CW motor
2 x 1806-2300KV CCW motor
4 x 4045 CW propeller
4 x 4045 CCW propeller
1 x 11.1V 1000MAH smart battery
2 x 7.4V 800mah battery
4 x NIMH AA 2400mAh 1.2V battery
1 x Charging dock
1 x Charger adapter
1 x Wrench for propellers
1 x L type wrench for screws
1 x Operating manual

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