TEST: Yi-Zhan X6 FPV kit and for many more

INTRODUCTION

After the specific model for the Syma X5C (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2447198), here is the YiZhan X6 FPV kit also compatible with serveral other toy quadcopters: WLtoys V686G, XK X250, Cheerson CX-33 and probably many more. For around 50 USD, you have a full kit including a HD ready cam (720p), a 200mW VTX, a DVR and 4.3 FPV monitor!!! Not bad.

BOX CONTENT

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+ 1 x Camera+VTX+DVR+battery combo (with a 1S 300mAh LiPo )
+ 1 x 4″3 FPV monitor (using 1S 300Mah LiPo)
+ 1 x USB charger cable for the camera combo and the FPV monitor
+ 1 x Monitor bracket

Camera

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a DIP switch permits to select one of the 8 Boscam frequencies

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A pinhole lens installed with its narrow Field Of View (approx 70 degrees)

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The main difference with Syma X5 FPV kit is the presence of the 4 position 1.25 microJST connector.

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Here is the pinout

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I already tested succefully the camera record triggering with the YZ-X6, the V686G, the XK X250 and main probably with the Cheerson CX-33 (will be tested)

Standalone, the weight is

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Two camera mounts are also provided

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Disassembling

A 300mAh LiPo with a 2C discharge rate

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You can expect 15min of usage. Around 20-25min to charge the LiPo with the USB charger

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Here, a RTC6705 FM modulator. According to the specifications, the max output power (without a PA and LNA) can be set to +13dBm (=20mW). Far from the announced 200mW (23dBm) advertized (in this configuration a PA+LNA stage is added). A 24pins ribbon cable to plug the lens sensor

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The lens mount is in M6 format

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The good news, you can plug and play the 808#16 lens D to increase the Field of View

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No color distortion, inverted color channel or reverse video

FPV monitor

New model of the 4.3″ FPV monitor with a matte screen

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No blue screen. Only when the signal is recovering, there is a short black transition time to time.

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The monitor have a SMA connector

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A battery bay with a 1S cell and the DIP 3P switch to select one of the 8 Boscam frequencies

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The LCD display is really basic. Any settings can be ajusted . The monitor got a matte screen much more visible in daylight conditions than the previous FPV kit

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No hidden buttons to access to some screen settings.

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UNBOXING AND DEMO FLIGHT

The 720p module is good, color rendition efficient, no frame rate drop and light sensitivity can handle transitions zones. The good news versus the V686G/H6D/… FPV modules, you don’t have any more frame rate drop when recording is turned on. More, the 808#16 lens D can be installed to increase the FOV without any color sacrifice. In this case, you will need to: 1) unglue and uncrew the 808#16 lend D from its sensor, ii) enlarge the current lens hole of the FPV combo cam and iii) insert the lens D through the enlarged hole and refocus the lens.

PROS

+ Full standalone 5.8G kit
+ A solid 100-150m of video range is obtained
+ 720p@30fps recording
+ 300mAh (> 15min of usage)
+ Lens oriention ajustable
+ No frame rate drop while recording
+ Cheap
+ Planar antenna (half plan)
+ Channels selection (Boscam band)
+ VTX Battery information displayed
+ Can be used for several toy-quadcopters
+ 808#16 lens D+sensor (120 deg of FOV) can be installed
+ Works with YZ-X6, V686G, XK X250, Cheerson CX-33

CONS

– 21.5g
– Narrow FOV (approx 70 deg)
– M6 lens mount not compatible with 808#16 lens (you have to swap sensor+lens)
– Can’t disable OSD informations
– No monitor setting
– No PAL/NTSC settings

RCgroups thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2548611#post33272404

This 5.8G FPV kit have been courtesy provided by Banggood in order to make a fair and not biased review. I would like to thanks them for this attitude.
You can find it actually for 50 USD at http://www.banggood.com/JJRC-H16-YiZhan-Tarantula-X6-WLtoys-V666-V686G-V222-5_8G-FPV-720P-Camera-With-Monitor-Real-Time-Transmission-p-1001396.html

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