The Skytech TK110 is basic toyquadcopter offering altitulde and WiFi video transmission. The main originaly is probably the presence of foldable arms “à la” Zerotech Dobby. This flying machine targets beginners who want to have a live feedback via the WiFI connexion while being confortable thanks to the altitulde hold. Let’s discover the bundle
+ 1 x Skytech TK110 (with a 1S 850mAh LiPo with JST connector)
+ 1 x Transmitter (using 4xAA batteries not included)
+ 1 x USB charging cable
+ 4 x Spare props (2 CW, 2 CCW)
+ 1 x Screwdriver
+ 1 x Smartphone holder
+ 1 x Instruction manual (English)
Much larger than the Dobby, the TK110 is a 210m and can’t be really transported into a pocket even folded.
A ground clearance of 33mm with the landing skid is deployed
Like the Dobby, a unique button to power/disconnect the machine. Hold more than 1s to turn on. The same to shut down.
With the battery inserted
No real free room to install a larger model
The FC can be guessed below the battery bay
Close to 158g… a little bit heavy IMHO but the machine includes a gear system
Motors are 8.5mmx20mm well jailed so no risk of dust intrusion. All rotative elements are nylon based a good news for the durability of the meshing. Motors can be in theory quick replaced thanks to the conector. Now the open question is about the availability of corresponding spare parts. Especially for coreless motors, it’s strongly advise to stock in advance 1 CW and 1 CCW.
A 850mAh 1 cell LiPo module. No discharge rate mentioned
The 2.4G WiFi camera module screwed on the machine. So no easy and quick way to unmount it. The linear antenna is installed horizontally favorizing more the vertical propagation so more high altitulde flights versus long range. The camera orientation can be ajusted from 0 to -25 degrees targetting more the ground. As for almost camera module especially those dedicaced for FPV/live transmission, we can regret the narrow Field Of View, limited to 70 degrees. Here no real possibility to use a lens with a wider FOV.
A basic chassis with a small monochrome LCD display. basic buttons: headless, auto-take off/auto landing, 360 flips and speed button. Only two speed modes are available.
A XN297 RF chip is ised for the 2.4G part.
UNBOXING, ANALYSIS AND DEMO FLIGHT
In practice the machine is super stable and rates are clearly dedicaced to offer smooth flight and stabilize videos. Even in sport mode, the forward/backward mouvement is not super fast. In the other hand, the TK110 offers strong ascent rate. The gear system is efficient. Motors are not warming a lot too. A good sign for longibity. The control range is limited to 25m-30m when the machine is piloted by the radio-transmitter. As expected the frame rate drops versus distance for the WiFI transmission and it’s not rare the have the scene freezed. Flight duration is in avaerage of 6min
A basic machine without major drawback dedicaced to beginners who want to lear how to fly while controlling the current scene via their smartphone. It’s absoluplty not an FPV machine since the frame rate is most of the time irrigular and far to reach 24fps. But thanks to the efficient altitude hold, the new pilot have to play mainly only the right stick and can be concentrated more on the smartphone feedback screen.
+ Stable machine
+ Foldable arms
+ Altitulde hold ideal for beginners
+ Good ascent/descent rate
+ Can be controled either by the radio or the app
– 25m of control range with the radio
– Narrow FOV (70 degrees)
– Not super fast machine
– No possibility to quick unclip the WiFi module
This quadcopter have been courtesy provided by Tomtop 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 56USD at http://www.tomtop.com/rc-quadcopter-1192/p-rm5505r.html?aid=frc6
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