The Sailfly-X is a new quadcopter made by Happymodel that is due for imminent release. The objective of this preview is to run through the specifications published and comment on their suitability for this build and expected performance. A review will follow as soon as the first round of reviewer samples are available.
Full, comprehensive review of the HappyModel Sailfly-X has been completed here: https://www.quadifyrc.com/reviews/happymodel-sailfly-x-review-best-value-quad-ive-reviewed-in-2019-so-far
I can't start this component overview without noting that this specific combination of parts (the Toothpick) was heavily researched by Bob Roogi at kababfpv.com
As you probably know, Happymodel's most successful launches have been based around the all in one crazybee board: the snapper7 (reviewed here), mobula7 (reviewed here), eachine trashcan (reviewed here) and the mobula7HD. The Sailfly-X is a departure from the ducted design in response to the massive performance gains shown by Kabab as above. Lets have a look at the specs below and I'll give you my thoughts and a conclusion based on the entire package.
That wraps up my review of the component specs. As a package it looks like the plan on retailing at $89 which represents really good value for money - that would only buy you the motors and flight controller right now even if they were in stock (which they are not!!). The overall build looks solid but my main complaint is too high motor kV and too low VTX power but in the scheme of things these are not major. The thing I am most pleased about is the light weight. This is VERY light for such a quad and is sure to perform in terms of flight. Of course, please take this preview with a pinch of salt, until I do my full review it is conjecture but does represent my best guess at this stage.
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19/4/2019 09:49:47 am
Upgradable to 200mw vtx?
25/4/2019 03:41:48 am
Yes but not with this canopy I suspect. Ill look at this in a review
22/4/2019 09:37:00 am
Great summary, thank you.
25/4/2019 03:43:46 am
Sounds like some good observations you have always a trade-off with fixing cam angle and durability especially with the weight of an aio cam. I hear you on the nylon!
28/4/2020 01:19:45 am
At the beginning I will commend. It's a very fast and agile microquad, because it is light. Good years already on 2S 300 mah 30C, on 2S 450 mah 80C from GNB is a total firecracker. The original 3S 300 mAh battery is unfortunately very weak, it gives about 2-3 minutes of fast flight, quickly loses voltage with aggressive flying and gets hot. After about 10 flights, it was swollen ...
28/4/2020 08:49:16 am
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I'm still on my first frame but I know others that are on their second. Happymodel made a V2 frame shortly after so that is probably recognition of weakness. I've also has a top of the motor shaft break but after emailing happymodel they sent me a replacement free of charge. Other than that mine is still running. Only other thing I changed was lengthening antenna to 1/2 wavelength to improve range a little. Batteries are hit and miss but I always use my own anyway
3/6/2020 06:21:43 am
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