The Eachine QX95 is the last brushed FPV racer introduced Eachine just few weeks after the QX90 & QX80. All the three models are equiped of a powerful SPF3 FC board, a 32CH 25mW VTX-600 TVL FPV camera. The QX95 is a 95mm/56g machine still compatible with indoors flights but
+ 1 x Eachine QX95 (with two 1S 600mAh LiPo with microLOSI)
+ 1 x USB charging cable
+ 4 x Spare props (2 CW, 2 CCW)
+ 2 x Spare motors (1 CW, 1 CCW)
+ 1 x Charger Y cable
+ 3 x Velcro bands
+ 1 x Instruction manual (English)
The QX95 offers more a H frame design compared to the X structure as for the QX80 & QX90. Except the frame, all other conpounds are identical. Same SPF3 Evo board, same FPV-VTX camera combo. The QX95 offers two new choices of nanoreceiver after the FrSky D8, i.e. a DSM2 for spektrum radio and a FlySky AHFHDS for FS-i6 radio for example.
From left to right, the QX90, QX95 and the QX80
The FPV camera is this time completly installed on front. No more partial view blocked by the props like we can have for the QX90 for example. A first positive point. Unfortunatly, the CL antenna will be versus time the victim if your multiple crashes. The fact that the camera is attached by a simple rubber band is paradoxally a way to increase the life duration of the FPV cambo at impacts..
No landing skid… so be aware, the battery rubber band and motor’s wires can be damaged versus time crash after crash
The LED strip bar is based on 4 individual LED lights configurable via Cleanflight/Betaflight. Paradoxally this bar taped on the rear standoff is blocking the microUSB port
Gently shift the bar 1cm higher to free the configuration port.
The receiver is installed on top of the upper plate. For the FrSky receiver, no insulation on the 2.4G antenna.
It’s strange since there is enought space to install it between the lower and the upper plates. Just remove the top four screws to access to the internal elements.
To be well secured, it’s advised to do a double loop with the rubber band to attach the battery
If motors are still 8.5mmx20mm, the model installed on the QX95 are much more stronger and powerful than ones installed on the other QXs
Now, you will be able to enjoy a real acrobatic machine 🙂 Let’s go for flips & rolls
Two 600mAh LiPo are given. The same batteries than other QX models. They should give 6min of flight time
The same 600TVL CMOS camera with a 170degrees FOV lens. Maybe for outdoors application, a 120 degrees would have been enough.
The light sensitivity is only of 1Lux but the WDR is working not so bad. Notice that the 6th DIP switch selects the PAL/NTSC mode
The VTX supports 32CH including the race band
1.2g can be saved if you remove the top plate and secure the receiver wit the ribbon band attaching the LiPo
The total AWG go down to 55.4g
If you want absoluptly to save extra weight, the rear LEDs light can be removed. You should also save 1.3-1.3g
The FC is taped on three small pieces of foam
It’s strongly advise to spread some liquid electrical tape to avoid any shorts on wet grass for example.
The board is the SPF3 evo V2.0 so can handle up to 6 motors. FET can support up to 6A at peak.
The default OS installed is Cleanflight V1.13. Only two flight modes are pre-programmed: angle and acro. Good news, with default PIDs the machine flies great :). I found the LED strip default settings are not well established at least for turning indications (see unboxing video to fix that). It’s not hard to installed Betaflight OS too but you will need to install a DFU driver to flash the program via the Betaflight configurator.
It’s official, offical props can really pop off easily. You will need at least to glue them. Better, installed some better models. The QX80 props can be a choice. The best performances can be achieved with the parot rolling spider props:
With the QX80 props, you can get even more thrust.
The machine is just great 🙂 No more instabilities after hard turns like we can meet with the QX80/QX90. New motors brings something really insteresting and punchy. With default Cleanflight settings in windfree conditions, acro flight is super easy and fun. You can have ultra precise controls for narrow proximity flights
Without any doubt the Eachine QX95 is the best of the three QX models. More powerful, more stable and faster…. the QX95 is a super great FPV acro trainer compatible with both indoors and outdoors practicing.
I recommand it without any hesitations this racer. The Eachine QX95 would won the Q4-2016 SeByDocKy’s award if a builtin buzzer and better props were provided….
+ Super acro trainer
+ SPF3 board
+ Cleanflight/Betaflight compatible
+ More powerful than QX80 & QX90
+ FOV free of props
+ 3 choices of receiver
+ More than 6 min of flight time
+ Spare battery and motors
+ Great control range
+ Good FPV range (>100m)
+ Rear LED strip bar
– Props can pop off easily
– MicroUSB port blocked by the rear LED bar
– Cloverleaf antenna not protected
– No builtin buzzer
RCgroups thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2759666
This quadcopter have been courtesy provided by Banggood in order to make a fair and not biased review. I would like to thank them for this attitude.
You can find it actually for 73USD at http://www.banggood.com/Eachine-Tiny-QX95-95mm-Micro-FPV-LED-Racing-Quadcopter-Based-On-F3-EVO-Brushed-Flight-Controller-p-1085818.html