Just 2 months after the introduction of the Wizzard X220, here is a new update where now the FC upgraded for a SPF3 and motors for 2205 type. Both the Eachine Wizzard ARF and RTF mode 2 now integrate all these updates. This short mini-review is more focusing on the new elements and associated configuration. Other informations can be found in the former X220 review
+ 1 x Eachine Wizzard X220
+ 4 x Spare props (2 CW, 2 CCW)
+ 1 x 5.8G linear antenna
+ 4 x Nuts (2CW, 2CCW)
+ 10 x 5045 tri-blades props
From a visual point of view, no real visible difference. Still a strong 3K carbon H-frame. The devil is in the details. The SPF3 board is flipped of -90 degrees and flashed with betaflight 2.9.1
Some strong 20A BLHeli_S ESC multishoot compatible. They are flashed with the BLheli 16.2. Good news they can be upgraded via BLHeli suite or even simpler via BLheli configurator
Still no Cloverleaf antenna but a simple linear antenna. A rubber o-ring jails the SMA connector. To fasten correctly the 5.8G antenna, you need to push the o-ring
A PPM receiver can be easily installed inside. You have servo plug to attach the RX module. If you plan to install a SBUS receiver, more work is required
If you plan to carry a HDcam, the battery strap must be placed more rear.
Now location of the lights are fixed correctly, green on front and red on rear.
484g total weight
2205 motors (right) versus former 2204. They give more punch for sure something around 10-20% more. Always appreciated
UNBOXING, CONFIGURATION AND DEMO FLIGHT
The Wizzard X220 was already one of the best Eachine racer. With this evolution, you have in hand a stronger machine and a super acro flyer. The BLHeli_S ESC are doing a fantastic job and thanks to the SPF3 FC, the machine really reactive. With last BF installed, even with default settings, beginners can learn to fly acro so easily. I just regret the absence of a builtin buzzer and eventually a OSD would have been perfect.
+ Super acro flyer
+ BLheli_S 20A ESC
+ 2205 motors
+ Strong machine
– Still no builtin buzzer
– No OSD
– Narrow FOV
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 130USD at http://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