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== Features ==
 
== Features ==
  
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180-size quad with a 302g carbon fiber frame. Bottom plate 3mm.
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Flight controller options: CC3D, Naze32, SP Racing F3 ($6 difference from CC3D to F3)
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ColorFly Fairy 2-4S ESC with custom BLHeli firmware (no success stories about reflashing), motor sdhaft blocking protection, Oneshot125, 500Hz refresh.
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2204 2300KV motors. 2-4S. 3mm shaft. Max thrust 440g. Specs matches Emax 2204 2300KV.
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RTF comes with FlySky FS-i6 transmitetr, and the iA6 6-channel PWM only Receiver.
  
 
== Package Included ==
 
== Package Included ==
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== Getting Started ==
 
== Getting Started ==
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== Recommended Modifications ==
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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.
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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.
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== Other Modifications ==
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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 ==
 
== Setting Failsafe ==
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=== Accessories ===
 
=== Accessories ===
: AOMWAY 5.8Ghz RP-SMA-Male Antenna for the Video Transmitter and Video Receiver [http://www.banggood.com/AOMWAY-5_8G-3dBi-RP-SMA-Male-Four-Lobe-RHCP-VTxVRx-FPV-Antenna-p-978264.html?p=5U06141050771201501W BANGGOOD] <ref>From user WreckingBall on the Rcgroups forum http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2461697&page=141&highlight=5040#post33131504</ref>
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: B6AC Charger [http://www.banggood.com/SKYRC-iMAX-B6AC-V2-Professional-Balance-ChargerDischarger-SK-100090-p-945684.html BANGGOOD] or Turnigy Reaktor Charger [http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__44112__Turnigy_Reaktor_300W_20A_6S_Balance_Charger.html HOBBYKING]
: Aomway 5.8GHz FPV 4 Leaf Clover AV Transmission RHCP Antenna 1 Pair for the Video Transmitter and Video Receiver [http://www.banggood.com/Aomway-5_8GHz-FPV-4-Leaf-Clover-AV-Transmission-RHCP-Antenna-1-Pair-p-961730.html?p=5U06141050771201501W BANGGOOD]
 
: B6AC Charger [http://www.banggood.com/SKYRC-iMAX-B6AC-V2-Professional-Balance-ChargerDischarger-SK-100090-p-945684.html?p=5U06141050771201501W BANGGOOD] or Turnigy Reaktor Charger [http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__44112__Turnigy_Reaktor_300W_20A_6S_Balance_Charger.html HOBBYKING]
 
 
: Prop Balancer [http://www.banggood.com/ATG-A-1-Propeller-Balancer-Magnetic-Essential-For-Quadcopter-FPV-Prop-p-78478.html BANGGOOD]
 
: Prop Balancer [http://www.banggood.com/ATG-A-1-Propeller-Balancer-Magnetic-Essential-For-Quadcopter-FPV-Prop-p-78478.html BANGGOOD]
: Lipo Safety Charge Bag [http://www.banggood.com/RC-lipo-Safty-BagLipo-Gurad-Bag-For-Charging1857560mm-p-938751.html?p=5U06141050771201501W BANGGOOD]
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: Lipo Safety Charge Bag [http://www.banggood.com/RC-lipo-Safty-BagLipo-Gurad-Bag-For-Charging1857560mm-p-938751.html BANGGOOD]
: Eachine 5.8Ghz Video Receiver [http://www.banggood.com/Eachine-FPV-5_8G-32CH-Wireless-AV-Receiver-RC832-p-975426.html?p=5U06141050771201501W BANGGOOD] or FR632 With Diversity Video Receiver [http://www.surveilzone.com/FR632-58GHz-32-Channel-Diversity-Wireless-AV-Receiver-g-1406 SURVEILZONE]
 
: OrangeRx R616XN DSM2/DSMX Compatible 6CH CPPM Nano Receiver with Failsafe [http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__73005__OrangeRx_R616XN_DSM2_DSMX_Compatible_6CH_CPPM_Nano_Receiver_with_Failsafe HOBBYKING]
 
: Quanum DIY FPV Goggle V2 w/5 inch LCD Monitor (Kit) [http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__78125__Quanum_DIY_FPV_Goggle_V2_w_5_inch_LCD_Monitor_Kit_.html HOBBYKING]
 
 
: FPV Goggles or Display
 
: FPV Goggles or Display
 
: Action Camera
 
: Action Camera
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=== PWM Receiver Connections ===
 
=== PWM Receiver Connections ===
 
 
 
===Connecting remote lights to Spektrum receiver===
 
 
 
=== PPM Receiver Connections ===
 
 
 
=== SBUS with the X4RSB Receiver on OpenPilot ===
 
 
=== SBUS on Futaba R7008sb with LibrePilot ===
 
 
 
  
 
== Transmitter ==
 
== Transmitter ==
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=== BetaFlight Mini USB Port Connection Issues ===
 
=== BetaFlight Mini USB Port Connection Issues ===
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== Propellers ==
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The DALProp 4045BN Bullnose 2-blade props are recommended for best punch on 4S. The 3-blade will supposedly give longer flight time.
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
 
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Latest revision as of 00:56, 2 September 2016

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

Features

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

Versions

Version 1 

Getting Started

Recommended Modifications

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

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

Set failsafe in Flight Controller

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

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

Video Transmitter

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

Parts & Accessories

Suggested list of parts and accessories

Replacement Parts

Accessories

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

PWM Receiver Connections

Transmitter

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

OpenPilot

PIDS

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

Firmware Installation

PIDS

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

Multicolor LEDs

Extras

Mods

Troubleshooting

BetaFlight Mini USB Port Connection Issues

Propellers

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

References