Eachine Falcon 180

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Falcon 180 is a UAV developed by the Chinese company Eachine.

Features[edit]

180-size quad with a 302g carbon fiber frame. Bottom plate 3mm. Flight controller options: CC3D, Naze32, SP Racing F3 ($6 difference from CC3D to F3) ColorFly Fairy 2-4S ESC with custom BLHeli firmware (no success stories about reflashing), motor sdhaft blocking protection, Oneshot125, 500Hz refresh. 2204 2300KV motors. 2-4S. 3mm shaft. Max thrust 440g. Specs matches Emax 2204 2300KV. RTF comes with FlySky FS-i6 transmitetr, and the iA6 6-channel PWM only Receiver.

Package Included[edit]

Versions[edit]

Version 1 

Getting Started[edit]

Recommended Modifications[edit]

The SP Racing F3 Flight controller is mounted true to flight direction, but that results in USB port being unaccesable. FC must be turned such that the USB port is on the left side of the quad, and orientation must be changed in CleanFlight/BetaFlight. Naze32 does not have this issue.

Landing legs are mounted with 6mm M3 screws thru a 3mm carbon fiber plate. They will break off quickly. Replace screws with 10-15mm M3 before first flight.

Other Modifications[edit]

Many cuts the top plate behind the standoffs to make room for fatter batteries. The Turnigy Graphene 4S, 1300mAh does not fit in the standard cage.

Setting Failsafe[edit]

Set failsafe in Flight Controller[edit]

Openpilot GCS failsafe setup https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHyeY3TSTuo
Cleanflight failsafe setup https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dikr9oDzQqc

Set failsafe on receivers with failsafe built in[edit]

See also Lemon Rx set #Failsafe
See also on OrangeRX R616XN Review [1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUzjYCzqsxQ

Video Transmitter[edit]

Important! - Always make sure your VTx antenna is attached before powering up your Eachine Falcon 180. Running it without the antenna can result in VTx failure.


VTx Frequencies[edit]

Parts & Accessories[edit]

Suggested list of parts and accessories

Replacement Parts[edit]

Accessories[edit]

B6AC Charger BANGGOOD or Turnigy Reaktor Charger HOBBYKING
Prop Balancer BANGGOOD
Lipo Safety Charge Bag BANGGOOD
FPV Goggles or Display
Action Camera
Batteries to power up VRx

Receiver[edit]

PWM Receiver Connections[edit]

Transmitter[edit]

OrangeRx R616XN PPM Receiver Binding[edit]
FlySky i6 (Eachine i6) Set Tx Failsafe[edit]

OpenPilot[edit]

PIDS[edit]

PIDS are highly dependent on flight setup, which includes props, battery size, externally mounted camera, etc. and also when new firmware versions are released. With each component change, the values in gyro filters and/or other features will be needed to tune again. The user postings of PIDS is to provide an approximate value covering a specific flight setup, so that pilots can tune further from there.

BetaFlight[edit]

Firmware Installation[edit]

PIDS[edit]

PIDS are highly dependent on flight setup, which includes props, battery size, externally mounted camera, etc. and also when new firmware versions are released. With each component change, the values in gyro filters and/or other features will be needed to tune again. The user postings of PIDS is to provide an approximate value covering a specific flight setup, so that pilots can tune further from there.


Receiver Channels[edit]

Multicolor LEDs[edit]

Extras[edit]

Mods[edit]

Troubleshooting[edit]

BetaFlight Mini USB Port Connection Issues[edit]

Propellers[edit]

The DALProp 4045BN Bullnose 2-blade props are recommended for best punch on 4S. The 3-blade will supposedly give longer flight time.

References[edit]

  1. From Painless360 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp1vASX-fg959vRc1xowqpw