Review: VIFLY R220 A Different Kind Of FPV Drone

The VIFLY team consists of FPV Racers and enthusiasts. Who really enjoy the passion and fun that the drone racing brings The VIFLY R220  is a 100% ready-to-fly FPV Racer, no assemble, no calibration, just fly it right out of the box. We employ a brand new unified body design which makes the drone compact and the performance is amazing.

It is a 100% ready-to-fly FPV Racer that requires no assembling or calibration. You can just fly it out of the box. They have also added many smart designs such as a LED display to show the battery voltage and channel information, one button to switch the video transmission channel and output power, a DVR port design, warning buzzer, etc. All of these features together make the FPV Racer drone one of a kind and super easy to fly.

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VIFLY R220 comes ready to fly right out of the box, with assembled drone body including FPV camera , OSD module, and video transmitter. The package also comes with remote controller, battery, charger, and propellers.

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VIFLY R220 employs unified body design which makes the motors, OSD module, video transmitter and all other electrical components neatly installed within the main airframe.  It addition, this design combines with the carbon fiber airframe which makes the drone compact and brings perfect anti-crashing performance.

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220mm makes VIFLY R220 racing drone much smaller than normal 250mm FPV drones that means it will give you faster and agiler flight experience.

VIFLY R220 is driven by four 2205 size 2300kv motors running on a 3S/4S battery pack which means it is very powerful that the speed can reach up to 60 miles per hour.

DVR ready with LED display                                                                                                                                                                              dsc06176-003_dbsu0p-min                                                                                                          VIFLY R220 uses tact switch to replace traditional DIP switch which makes the  channel and power changing much easier. VIFLY R220 reserves the port for the DVR module, just plug it and you can record the video onboard. 

VIFLY R220 added the LED screen where the battery voltage can be displayed when plugged in. In addition, the video transmission channel can be showed when you switch it.  It provides great convenience for the pilot.

Warning Buzzer

The buzzer will alert you when the low voltage threshold has been reached. Also, it will help you locate the drone if it lands out of sight.     

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Anti-Crash & Angle Adjustable Camera

The camera body is made from rubber for better protection. The camera angle is adjustable from 0 to 90 degrees for a better field of view in various speed.

 

Pro’s

  • Good entry level racer.
  • Swivel lens 600 TVL camera.
  • On Screen Display (OSD).
  • 20 A ESC’s, and 2300 KV motors.
  • 3S 1500mah battery (can use optional 4S)
  • Low power, or lost quadcopter buzzer.
  • Output video and power plug for optional DVR.
  • RTF, comes with Flysky i6 transmitter.
  • 40 channel FPV transmitter, with LED display, and selectable power levels (25mW, 200mW, and 500 mW).
  • Unique sandwich design. All components are protected within rubbery side panels, and top and bottom plates.

Con’s

  • Difficult to access the interior components.

Conclusion

Our number one concern with VIFLY was is this just another crowdfunding startup offering a new drone that might not deliver.  The answer is no VIFLY is a real company with a real product!

After talking with the team at VIFLY  they have confirmed to us that quote “No matter if we can achieve the goal or not, we are moving ahead and production has started and we plan to ship at the end of October”.

The protective sandwiched design of this quadcopter makes this an excellent entry level racer drone. Intended for intermediate fliers wishing to experience FPV racing. VIFLY is a technology startup who is dedicated in FPV racing drones. Their goal is to design and produce one racing drone that everybody can fly.

So far we like what we see!

Currently being offered via IndieGoGo https://igg.me/at/vifly

More information here http://www.viflydrone.com/

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