Alright… I will admit that upfront: I purchased that thing purely for the canopy.
As some of you know, I live very close to one of the most iconic Australian surf beaches, our local rugby and soccer teams are “the Sharks”… I HAD to have this.
However, as you might guess by the category/title, the even more interesting part of this quad is the flight controller.
I paid for expedited shipping
The description contains a wonderful amount of hilarious chinglish BS, so I had a good laugh even before it arrived.
I watched this video here every time they sent me a shipping update:
When Sharky surfaced yesterday, I was very pleased with the appearance of the canopy and removed it from the model in order to prepare it for painting in Rasta colors.
Once I had the FC connected to the configurator, the radio bound and the video feed on the screen, I changed from amused to impressed:
- LemonF3 FC preinstalled with BetaFlight 3.2.3
- SPI receiver connection to the D8 FrSky receiver
- BMP280 barometer
- telemetry output (RSSI, altitude, heading, AccX, AccY, batt voltage)
This is the first Whoop board I have in my hands that support telemetry and OSD. Its also my first one with SPI receiver.
Have only briefly test-flown it, and with its stock motors and battery, its pretty weak. Similar to the original E010 with a cam on top.
But the FC features as per above all seem to work, so the FC/cam shall be updated to ButterFlight/MockingBird and planted onto a more capable airframe.
There will be some video content soon, and in preparation for that, I would like to give you guys the chance to ask questions!