TEST: Ideafly F210

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INTRODUCTION

Another 210mm full RTF racer is introduced here with Ideafly F210. The bundle announces to integrate a SPracing F3 board as main FC, a strong FPV ring and a 4.3″ 32CH FPV monitor.
The general design is an H structure and diagonal distance is 210m as we could expect. The front par welcomes longer standoff to offer a HDcam plateform to install for example your möbius, runcam HD. Benath, the FPV cam is completly jailed and protected from any frontal shocks.

BOX CONTENT

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+ 1 x Idealfly F210 (with a 3S 1500mAh LiPo with XT60 connector)
+ 1 x Transmitter (using 4xAA batteries not included)
+ 1 x Charger
+ 1 x 4.3″ FPV monitor 32CH
+ 1 x FPV monitor mount
+ 1 x 5.8G cloverleaf RX antenna
+ 1 x AV-RCA to 2.5mm jack cable
+ 4 x Props biblades 5030 (2 CW, 2 CCW)
+ 4 x Props triblades 5020 (2 CW, 2 CCW)
+ 1 x 5.8G linear antenna
+ 1 x CD-rom (instruction manual)
+ 1 x Screwdriver
+ 1 x Instruction manual (English)
+ 1 x Transportation bag

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OVERVIEW

First of all, all the horizontal structure is 100% 3K carbon based … A good start at least for the robustness of this machine. The standoff are metal based. The unique plastic parts are the motor’s pod used also as landing gear.

-FRONT VIEW
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-SIDE VIEW
The left side shows the microUSB port of the SPF3 board as weel well different ports mainly some other UART.

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On the right side, the tiny switch permits to turn off completly the FPV ring

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The lower frame welcoming the arms are pretty strong and 3K 3mm of thickness

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It should survive to most type of crash but if one arm break, you will have to change all the lower plate structure.

5″ props fit the frame without problem but

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unfortunatly, 6″ props can’t be installed

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-REAR VIEW
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-UPPER VIEW
Good news, you have at least individual ESC taped on each arm. I strongly advise to secure them with the zip-ties given in the bundle.
They are some DJI model announced to handle up to 18A and 4S battery. Good news, they are supporting Oneshot125 so probably flashed with a recent BLheli firmware but not so newer because there are not seen in BLheli suite.

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-BOTTOM VIEW
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PWM connexion of the receiver

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-WEIGHT
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Close to 436g AWG …

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Motors

2204 brushless motors are installed announced to be 2300Kv

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with 5mm shaft diameter

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Motor’s are jailed and partially protected by a strong plastic casing

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LiPo

A strong 1500mAh 3S LiPo with XT-60 connector. Announced to have 30C for discharge rate.

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Camera module

A 700TVL cam is well protected in case of frontal crash. The maximum tilt angle ajustable is around +45degrees so perfect for agressive FPV flights.

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Video transmitter

The Video transmitter is also jailed into a heatshrink tube. It’s assumes to be a TS5823, a 32Ch model to be more precise.. Be aware, no visible button to select the Vfreq/bands since the VTX is jailed into a heatshrink tube. On the right side of the VTX, you can press on the tiny button selecting the current Vfreq (short press) or the band (long press)

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The VTx is installed rear and the SMA connector is not directly exposed

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More than 400mW is emitted so quiet strong signal.

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Transmitter

The transmitter is a rebranded FlySky i6 but with two 2-way switches and two 3-way switches. The installed firmware seems really hold but 10channels are transmitted…. Be aware, Failsafe is not set out of the box. It means despite the excellent range, if you are loosing the radio control, the Ideafly F210 will go in flyaway.

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FPV monitor

It’s nothing else than a FXT 4.3″ model already included for example in the Cheerson CX-91 and other different racers. It’s a pretty good FPV monitor with a matte screen and a good brightness. No problem to see the FPV transmission even with strong daylights The Firmware is FPV friendly (whitesnow when the FPV link is lost).
To turn on the English language, press 5 times the “M” button then 2 times the “+” one.

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It’s really a comic situation. The FXT comes with a FPV mount system not compatile with the Flysky radio… It means you can’t install it out of the box… Really a shame ….!!!

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Nice and clear image thanks to the matte screen and the sunshade

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FIRST USAGE

With 100g less than a 250mm with same type of motors, I was expecting a super sporty machine, a monster of power… In practice, I am not super impressed with punch out, at least in tri-blade configuration. Definitively, with 4S LiPo, things will be completly different. I noticed also some jello in the FPV transmission. Anyway with default CF settings, this machine is flying superbly…. Be aware with a looptime set to 600, the leveling in angle mode is relatively weak. Props also are fragile in practice too. I regret the absence out of the box of basic OSD informations and a buzzer.

CONCLUSIONS

A strong 210mm fram with a powerful SPF3 board and FPV ring represents the main advantages. Serveral points must be improved such as the non possibility to fix the FPV monitor on the TX, the absence of a buzzer and a basic OSD. A 4S powering should also boot performances.

UNBOXING

PROS

+ Solid 3K carbon
+ SPracingF3 FC
+ Strong VTX
+ Good 4.3″ FPV monitor
+ Individual ESC
+ Support Onshot125
+ Flashed with last CF version (1.13)
+ 4S supported

CONS

– Can’t install the FPV monitor on the radio
– Presence of Jello in FPV transmission
– No builtin OSD
– No builtin buzzer
– Not 6″ prop compatible
– Failsafe not set

RCgroups thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2712175

This quadcopter have been courtesy provided by Gearbest 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 255.64USD at http://www.gearbest.com/multi-rotor-parts/pp_400424.html

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