TEST: Skytech TK110

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INTRODUCTION

The Skytech TK110 is basic toyquadcopter offering altitulde and WiFi video transmission. The main originaly is probably the presence of foldable arms “Γ  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

BOX CONTENT

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+ 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)

OVERVIEW

Much larger than the Dobby, the TK110 is a 210m and can’t be really transported into a pocket even folded.

-FRONT VIEW

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Folded position

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A ground clearance of 33mm with the landing skid is deployed

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-SIDE VIEW
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-REAR VIEW
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-UPPER VIEW
Like the Dobby, a unique button to power/disconnect the machine. Hold more than 1s to turn on. The same to shut down.

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-BOTTOM VIEW
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With the battery inserted

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No real free room to install a larger model

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The FC can be guessed below the battery bay

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-WEIGHT
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Close to 158g… a little bit heavy IMHO but the machine includes a gear system

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Motors

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.

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LiPo

A 850mAh 1 cell LiPo module. No discharge rate mentioned

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Camera module

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.

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Transmitter

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.

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A XN297 RF chip is ised for the 2.4G part.

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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

CONCLUSIONS

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.

PROS

+ Stable machine
+ Foldable arms
+ Altitulde hold ideal for beginners
+ Good ascent/descent rate
+ Can be controled either by the radio or the app

CONS

– 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

You can enjoy a the following coupon code “TKHW6” to grab it at 50USD

43 Comments

  • mike says:

    do you know of any drones you can fly gps and waypoints without an app or internet connect to use ? Just drone and radio? Thanks Mike

  • driver says:

    Hello. I hurt controller of this drone. Is it possible to buy to him some not expensive controller as control smartphone is difficult.

  • Dan says:

    Camera just pulls out very easily. Not screwed in.

  • DJ says:

    I’m completely new to drones, and this is the first one I’ve bought. This past weekend I let my dad fly it, and he ended up crashing it. By the time we found it, I guess the propellers had been trying to spin the whole time, because one of the motors was burned out. Can you suggest where to go to find a new motor/ what kinds of terms I’m looking out for to ensure I have a motor that will work properly? All I have to go off of is the manual, and the part name, TK110-08 or TK110-09 aren’t returning results anywhere I look.

    • SeByDocKy says:

      No real information about spare too for me … but I am pretty sure you can buy standard coreless motors. Can’t remember well if they were 7mmx20mm or 8.5mmx20mm (probably more the second option)
      In the worse case, you have to remove the original pinion and install it on the new motors. Be aware you have CW and CCW motors …

  • Vittorio says:

    I read that the transmitter has an XN297 chip. I guess the same of Cheerson CX-10WD or Eachine E10WD
    If i buy the BNF version, do you think i can use the CX-10WD or E10WD transmitter??

    • SeByDocKy says:

      Well in fact, there are a lot protocols based on the XN297… so absoluptly no piece of evidence of radio compatibility… more I don’t think there will be.

  • redouane says:

    i have ordered one but it was version without remote controle!!
    can you help to bay one transmiitter for this one?

  • Bob says:

    The camera won’t connect so I can’t use the camera. It continues to have the flashing red led and says camera is not connected when pushing the picture or video buttons. I have the app and connected to the skytech wifi., but it drone flies very well with the remote.. Any ideas to help get the camera to connect or do I have a defective unit?

  • Vittorio says:

    Hello,
    i love this drone but during first flight i burned one motor and broke one transparent under gear plastic cover.
    No problem for the motor i found spare part, but i can’t find the plastic part indicated in the user manual by code TK110-07.
    Does anyone knows how to find it??
    Couple of days ago i landed on a website on which it was avaliable like all the other parts. But i can’t find anymore that website nor remenber the name πŸ™
    help…

    • SeByDocKy says:

      For this machine it’s very hard to find spare parts πŸ™ …Sorry I have not yet any web sources for them πŸ™

  • vittorio says:

    I just bought a new one to use just as a spare parts, i don’t need it all, so if anybody need some spare i can sell πŸ˜‰

  • redouane ayad says:

    me, i’m interseted to the transmetter!!
    how much?

  • shah says:

    Brought it without rc and using huawei p9lite. So far very stable and modify camera antenna and the picture in fpv more clearly. can go until 30m – 40m. Tested video time can ladt unti 8.5 minute using ori battery and if using lipo 3.7 1200mah around 10 minute.

  • jyfont says:

    Hi Seby

    This quad is very similar with 8807HD – G quad

    Did you test the “Flytec T22” model ?
    It is a huge inexpensive quad from gearbest but i don’t found test or videos about it

  • Hila Halberstadt says:

    Hello,
    I bought this Tk110 skytech when I was in China .
    Now it doesn’t work , it has a problem to fly up, due to the propellors and the motor.
    I live in Israel , where is the nearest distributor that I can send it for fixing?
    If there is no such place in Israel , what is the address in China to send it and how much it will cost?
    Thanks
    Hila Halberstadt
    My email
    Hilaka1@gmail.com
    +972545449267

    • SeByDocKy says:

      Well … I have no idea where there is such place πŸ™ … maybe the best option is to buy a new one … or a better model

  • omidasemani says:

    hi . my coadcopter no take off

  • Laxminarsimha says:

    Hi, i bought this skytech quadcopter recently. Because i m a newbie i have collided it couple of times. Now it started drifting on one corner side. All motors are spinning though. I have replaced propeller on the drifting side but still same problm.
    Can anyone help. Wat could be the issue?

  • Anonymous says:

    How High the altitude is

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