Wingsland Scarlet Minivet FPV Drone – REVIEW

Wingsland Scarlet Minivet FPV Drone – REVIEW

►Wingsland Minivet FPV Drone:

The Wingsland Scarlet Minivet FPV Quadcopter/Drone. It has a 1080p HD video camera on a 3-axis gimbal. Photos are captured at 3MP. Battery life is incredible, the 5200mAh battery can fly ~25 minutes on a single charge, very cool!
The wide angle lens has fisheye distortion (this should be possible to clean up in editing), but at least it’s nice to have a wide FOV when flying FPV. VTX (video transmitter) is on 5.8GHz, and I read online that you can use another VRX (video receiver) monitor or goggles (Boscam or Fatshark) to receive the picture. When I can test this out, I will update here.
UPDATE 5/5/2016: I was VERY easily able to change channels on my “Goggle2” FPV goggles and receive a clear video image from the camera. My only complaint, distance was pretty weak (fuzzed out around 200-400ft) and that is probably due to a weak VTX?

The included video monitor is a bit small, only 2.5-inches. It has a built-in sunscreen which I found very helpful. The FPV includes OSD (on-screen display) info, like connected GPS satellites, height, speed, battery info, and more.

Flying is a lot of fun. The quad is very responsive and zippy, and crazy fast too; it’s rated to go around 40 MPH.
It also features RTH (return to home), so I can flip a switch and it will automatically fly back to its take-off point and auto-land itself. It also has headless mode and POI mode. (POI and manual mode did not work in my testing.)

With all the features that you get, GPS, FPV, 1080p camera, 3-axis gimbal, it’s pretty incredible technology for the price.

Check out current pricing here:

(Side note: I did NOT upgrade the firmware, even though this is possible and a nice feature. You can even update/tweak gimbal software as well. It was too much hassle and I did not have time, nor did I want to break anything.)

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