Eachine Novice IV is an excellent all-in-one package for anyone looking to get started with flying FPV. Unlike many all-in-one packages, the Novice IV has some very solid components. You get a remote drone, Radiomaster remote control, FPV goggles, battery, charger, bag and more. If you’re thinking about getting into the FPV drone hobby, this is a great place to start.
The Eachine drone itself is a 4 inch long range FPV flyer. This implies that it is a lightweight and efficient drone that is better fitted for long distances than high-speed rolls and somersaults. This is a better choice for most beginners. You can still do flips and reels, but it won’t have the seemingly unrestrained power that comes with a typical 5-inch freestyle drone.
No, the rc drone with camera itself is not 4 inches. 4 refers to the size of the propellers and usually FPV pilots classify their drones. The standard 5 drone uses 5 propellers. The smaller rc racing drone 3 has 3 propellers. These 4 propellers are connected to a 1404, 2750 KV motor. The brushless motor is efficient and gives the quad about 20 minutes of flight time with the included 4S 1100 mAh battery. With the 4S 18650 battery, you can increase your flight time to about 30 minutes. The Novice IV weighs 215 grams on battery, so you don’t need to register it with the FAA.
The Eachine Novice IV racing drone uses an AIO F4 flight controller with a built-in 25 amp ESC. The camera is a Caddx Baby Ratel 2 and is connected to the built-in VTX (video transmitter) 25-400 mw. Novice even have a missing model GPS device and alarm. GPS gives you additional flight information and can be used to return home, and a missing model alarm will help you find your drone if it crashes, even if the battery runs out.
Radiomaster makes quality radios and the T12 is a great radio for beginners. This is not a full multi-protocol radio so you are limited to Frsky/Futaba/RadioLink receivers. Each contains a Radiomaster R81 compatible FrSky D8 receiver with a range of up to 1 km. This remote control can be used with other drones if you want to expand your fleet.
The Eachine EV800 DM FPV goggles are another great component for beginners. They have a built-in DVR so you can record your flight. They also have a variety of antennas for better flight reception. The screen size is 3 with a resolution of 900×600 with a built-in battery which is claimed to last up to 2 hours. These glasses work with any analog FPV drone. So if you choose to go for a 5 inch or small group, you don’t need to bring extra glasses.
Overall, the Novice IV is a good package. The components are solid, the drone is sturdy, and it all comes in a nice little carry case. Some plans don’t include batteries or chargers, but the Eachine has everything you need to get started. Get your Novice IV drone from Banggood which is the global leading online shop; passion shopping on Banggood.