The Eachine X73 Is a $59 Naze32 Tiny Whoop with Decent Specs
Micro Racing drones are currently one of the most sought after products in the drone market. Due to this demand, several companies have been releasing decent and affordable ready-to-fly models. One of the better known brands, Eachine, has recently come up with a Tiny Whoop micro quadcopter — the Eachine X73 which is suitable for both adults and kids. It is available at a very affordable $59, ideal for beginners and children looking forward to get acquainted with the sport of drone racing. Without further due, let’s have a look at the Eachine X73.
Firstly, the Eachine X73 is a drone made for indoor racing and casual flying. It weighs only weighs 40g with a diagonal size of 73mm making it ideal only for indoor flying besides being a good option for beginners. The X73 comes with everything you need to fly right out of the box except a transmitter (remote controller) which needs to be bought separately.
If you’re a beginner and worry about crashing or getting yourself hurt from its propellers, worry not for the Eachine X73 Micro is made of ABS Plastic and the motors as well as propellers are surrounded with a protective frame. This ensures nobody gets hurt when coming into contact with the propellers. The protective frame also absorbs some impact during light crashes though it doesn’t do much if you crash very hard.
- Diagonal size: 73mm
- Flight controller: Naze32
- Receiver: FrSky SBUS (8 channels)
- Video transmission: 5.8G 25mW (32 channels)
- Camera resolution: 5MP (1280 x 960) / 600TVL (1/4 inch CCD sensor)
- Motor: 7016 coreless
- Battery: 3.7V 350mAh 25C Li Po
- Flight time: about 5 minutes
The Eachine X73 was built to be an FPV (First Person View) quadcopter and comes with its own camera module — a 1/4 CMOS 600tvl FPV 5MP camera. Considering the price of the X73 which is reasonably affordable, the camera is surprisingly good. It is paired to a 5.8Ghz 25mW transmitter for transmitting its FPV video feed.
The Eachine X73 flight controller is a Naze32 with a Frsky X9D Receiver which means a FrSky compatible transmitter is needed for flying it. The Naze32 FC enables very responsive and agile flight characteristics which is why it is popularly used in much larger FPV racers.
The Eachine X73 is equipped with 7016 coreless / brushed motors which give it reasonably good propulsion. These brushed motors are also inexpensive to replace. Powering all this goodness is a 1S 350mAh 25C Li Po battery that allows a flight time of between 5 and 6 minutes. Consider having extra batteries with you so you can enjoy flying the X73 longer. Do keep in mind that you should let the motors cool down between battery changes; otherwise they might overheat.
The Eachine X73 is one of the most affordable toy racing drones in the market at this moment with a Naze32 FC and built-in 5.8G FPV. However, the package does not include a remote controller and the drone itself is a bit fragile. Despite this, it is still a great micro racing quadcopter, capable of delivering plenty of FPV fun, especially if you’ve never flown FPV. With that said, the X73 is a good stepping stone for those who want to graduate to flying bigger and faster FPV racers once they have honed their flying skills.
If you’re keen on getting the Eachine X73, GearBest currently has a flash sale for it where you can buy the X73 for just $58.90 with free shipping.
Click here for more details. Each order is limited to one unit only and the sale will go on for another 6 days after which the price is expected to hike up a little.
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