The Eachine Wizard X220
Should the Eachine Wizard X220 be everyone’s first real FPV racing drone?
Probably yeah….. here’s why.
Ready to Fly and Almost Ready to Fly Choice
The Eachine Wizard X220 is one of if not the best FPV racing drone that Eachine has ever released. Some might think that is not saying much as they have had their fair share of… not so great drones and even some real stinkers.
What makes it the best drone for beginners and why should it be everyone’s first drone?
Simple, the ease of a complete ready to fly(ish) kit and the amount of attention and information there is on this drone is astounding.
You have a choice of two kits.
- Ready to Fly – Controller, Drone, Camera, Battery all you need (minus goggles and charger)
- Just the Drone – Just the Drone fully assembled – good for if you want a better receiver (Tarranis or Telogy) and choice of better/different batteries (tattu are great!)
Full Eachine Wizard X220 FPV Racing Drone Stock Specs:
The table below shows you all the parts that come as part of the Wizard X220 package fully assembled. This gives you an idea of the choices you have to make to build your own let alone the hours to build and soldering skills required.
Some of the parts did not get great reviews but they are functional and easily replaceable.
|Stock Motor||Eachine MN 2205 2300kv||Eachine MN 2205 2300kv 5" Props||
|Stock Camera||Eachine Wizard X220 Camera||1/3 CMOS FVP Camera 700 TVL - 27 Degrees 2.8mm IR coated System: Pal||Buy Camera|
|Stock Carbon Frame||Thick Carbon Frame||Top - 1.5/2.0mm Carbon Fiber Bottom -2.0/3.0mm Carbon Fiber Sides - .5 Arms - 4mm Carbon Fiber||
|Stock ESC||Eachine Wizard X220 ESC Bhleli_S||20A BLHELI_S 2-4S Lipo Batteries Peak Current : 25A Programming: Yes||Buy ESC|
|Stock FPV System||Eachine Wizard X220||Skyzone 5.8G System 200mw 48 Channel Transmitter Antenna Connector: RP-SMA Male||Buy FPV|
|Stock Flight Control||F3 Flight Controller||F3 Acro 6DOF betaflight Ver 2.9.1 USB port on side panel||Buy FC|
|Stock Antenna||RP -SMA Antenna||RP-SMA||Buy Antenna|
Reputation and Parts Availability
Everyone’s talking about the Wizard X220 and the overall response is extremely positive.
Hell, it even earned “The Drone of the Year Award 2016” from Steward from UAV Futures, one of my favorite YouTube Channels about drones and the reasons I bought the Eachine Wizard X220.
UAV Futures – Wizard X220 Video
Eachine Listens to Customers
Surprisingly, Eachine made some major fixes and changes have been made along the way as a result of listening to their customers. I don’t like that, said nobody ever…
Motors – Standard upgrade from 2204 to 2205 making this quad = FAST!!!
ESC – The escapes pair perfectly with the motors to allow the use of 4S batteries = FAST!!!
LED Lights – They fixed the problem with green/red lights being on Left/Right. Now Green on back Red on Front. – Sweet (should have been that way from the start but fixed none the less)
Wizard X220 Upgrade Options
|Motors||EMax 2205||RS2005 2300KV||Buy Motors|
|Cameras||Runcam Swift||600TVL 2.1mm Lens IR Blocked||Buy Swift|
|ESC||LittleBee 30A||30 Amp ESC Dshot/Multishot||Buy ESC|
|FPV System||FT48X||48 CH w Raceband .25/25/200/600 mw LED Read Out Button Switch||Buy FPV|
|Goggles||VR D2||5.8Ghz 800x480 DVR Diversity Antennas||Buy VRD2|
|Antennas||Aomway 5.8g||5.8G 3DBi High Scoring RP-SMA||Buy Aomway|