Makerfire Armor 85 HD DVR FPV Brushless Cinema Whoop Drone Flight Test Review

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This brushless tiny whoop drone includes a built in DVR that records 1080p full HD at 60 fps. Find it here and here is its online instruction manual

– CADDX Turtle V2 full HD camera.
– Makerfire was able to keep the weight low at 75 grams
– 40 channel 25 and 100mw switchable FPV transmitter.
– Smartaudio capability.
– Onboard DVR with 1080p 60/30 fps, and 720p 60 fps recording capability.
– Omnibus F3 FCB with OSD. FCB loaded up with Omni 3.5.4 dated 17 Dec 2018.
– With provided plug-in OSD control card, you can also modify camera settings to include NTSC/PAL, aspect ratio, WDR, resolution and frame rate, exposure, metering, FOV, light frequency, saturation, sharpness, brightness, and contrast.
– 1103 10000KV motors.
– 2S or 3S XT30 compatible (comes with 2S 400mah 30C battery).

– Not very zippy with stock 2S battery. You'll likely want to purchase an optional 3S battery to see full performance capability of this drone.
– Although easily corrected in Betaflight, I found it unusual that the drone was set to angle mode out of the box for all switch positions.
– The drone does not sit level when placed on the ground and tilts at a large angle. This creates arming problems in that the stock Betaflight will not allow arming if the drone tilts more than 25 degrees. You'll either need to increase small_angle in CLI, or simply level the drone (with any object) to correct.

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Comment (28)

    1. Congratulations. You were the first to say First (and who had not already previously won). You win a shoutout in a future QC101 video. Again, congratulations!

    2. +Quadcopter 101 Thank you very much. Thank you for all the amazing content 🙏 can’t wait to watch the next video😊

      Rhodowayne /Wayne from South Africa

  1. Is this program already installed in the T8 controller or did you have to install it to bind the controller

    1. The T8SG already has all the protocols that this drone is available with. I received the Frsky D8 receiver version, and yes that option is available in the T8SG.

  2. Looks like the caddx turtle hd board, its wery nice 👍 but i would not think this quad can take a lot of beating. Nice cinema whoop i guess

  3. Thanks for video. Have you constat aime jello because fait all Mother vidéo or this quad seem To have jello problem
    Is it your case ? It seems not but….max je ? Sorry for my english from swiss (Today 20cm Snow bbbbrrr it s cold) hihihi

  4. Great picture, now I wish they would give you a flat lense, and stop with the fisheye, so you could make some amazing shots.

  5. OK then, not a bad looking little guy but a little pricey. You could try the Betaflight CLI commands: get small_angle to see the arming angle then set small_angle = 180 to change it.

  6. Very nice & being a b/l snob i checked the link. Thank You & I’ll get the phicodelic painted version, if avail. 👍


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