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I want a gremlin... (can't decide on a drone)

Jason of Gaming

Gravity is heartless...
#1
I recently got an Eachine QX70 (https://www.ebay.com/p/?iid=371843981009&lpid=82&&&ul_noapp=true&chn=ps) and it was really fun, but I was unimpressed with its build quality. I have covered the thing in hot glue trying to fix it. I really want a tiny whoop that could withstand my flying, but was still small and under 100$, or at least under 120$ and had a flysky RX. I was looking into buying a gremlin, but they are a little expensive and i didn't see any frames with blade guards, which is a must-have for me, as I may crash into family members or cabinets. Any feedback appreciated!
 
#3
I just ordered mine with bateries and receiver cant wait for it to get here by watching the video it looks as if there will be a frame with bumbers on it. Also mabe you should relook at the Gremlin if you are looking for an indoor flyer
 

earthsciteach

Moderator
Moderator
#5
I second the e010 that TazRC recommended. I have one (not the version with camera) and it is a great indoor quad. I bought the "universal module" from banggood, installed in my Turnigy 9x transmitter and it really makes flying it fun (although I can't find it on BG's website at the moment). Only drawback is, I added an fpv cam/vid tx to it and it really can't carry the weight. I'll upgrade the motors someday, perhaps.
 

AkimboGlueGuns

Biplane Guy
Mentor
#10
Have you seen the Emax Babyhawk?
Yup, has the same issue that the gremlin has. Not a very good indoor flyer. I've flown one in my (small basement) and it is controllable, but it's really difficult to to anything fun with it because it has too much power for such a small space.
 
#13
Thanks. I don't have any video, the Fatshark teleporters don't allow for that. But it flys well.

Frame: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BJ7JN5U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Props: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NBLYQPO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Flight Controller: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MY0877V/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Motors: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M4QRVA1/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Camera: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LYAW6S6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Batteries and connector: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N0Z0ME2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Once the frame is screwed together using the smallest screws in existence, I just double sided taped the FC and camera to finish it all. After that is was a matter of flashing and programming in betaflight. The only thorn I came across was the yaw axis needed inverted in the CLI. I found that procedure doing a Google search.

I'd like to mount the FC with nylon hardware eventually, but for now I am pleased.
 

PsyBorg

Just cant shut up!
Mentor
#14
I love the color on them prop guards. Shame carbon fiber is hard to keep paint on with all the crashing nicks and dings. I will jump on the must have video wagon as well
 

JimCR120

Got Lobstah?
Site Moderator
#15
Will the camera you used for the still photo do video? That would be fine.

Nice build. Congratulations.
 
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