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Larva X Quadcopter review

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Larva X Quadcopter review

The new Larva X from Happymodel is out and it’s ready to give you a lot of joy. It’s a small but really powerful drone, of course, it won’t be as fast a bigger 5-6 inch done but considering his dimensions he is one of the fastest in the business of small drones a.k.a. small drones. However, don’t be confused by the size of the little aircraft. This little guy can do more than you imagine. You can do cool tricks with it, aerial photos and you can even use it with an FPV headset. And the best part is that you can get one for under 100$ so let’s explore the Larva X Quadcopter in this review.

What’s in the box?

  • 1x Larva X frame drone
  • 1x Remote controller (you have 5 option)
  • 4x 1103 KV7000 motor
  • 1x 2.5inch propellers (4cw+4ccw)
  • 1x Camera : Runcam Nano2
  • 1 x Propeller disassemble tool
  • 1x Screwdriver

Specs and features:

  • 100mm size carbon fiber frame with a protective canopy;
  • 2.5-inch propeller compatible (Micro Avan Rush 3-leaf);
  • Crazybee F4 Pro V3 flight controller with optional built-in radio receiver;
  • BetaFlight OSD support;
  • On-board 10A 4in1 ESC;
  • 1103/KV7000 brushless motors;
  • Happymodel Diamond FPV transmitter (25~200mw VTX power, SmartAudio ready);
  • RunCam NANO2 FPV Camera with angle adjustment;
  • 2-3S LIPO compatible (2S/450mAh or 3S/300mAh-350mAh compatible).

Receiver

The most interesting part about this drone that you can choose the receiver you get beside your drone. You can choose between 5 options. Within each option, you will get different extras and prices as well. Here are the receivers:

Larva X Quadcopter review

1. Internal Frsky NON-EU receiver Version

  • SPI BUS receiver
  • Frsky D8/D16 switchable
  • Compatible Non-EU transmitter both D8 and D16 mode
  • Channels: 8ch or 16ch
  • Failsafe support
  • Doesn’t work from ground ( Transmitter and receiver 1 m from the ground): 300m

2. Internal Flysky receiver Version

  • SPI BUS receiver
  • Protocol: AFHDS and AFHDS-2A Switchable
  • Channels: 8ch(AFHDS) or 14ch(AFHDS-2A)
  • No ground meddling ( Transmitter and receiver 1 m from the ground): 300m
  • Failsafe support

3.  External TBS Crossfire version

  • CRSF Protocol , Official TBS transmitter compatible

4. External DSMX version

  • Frequency range: 2.403-2.479Ghz
  • Input power: 3.3V — 5V
  • Response time: 22ms / 11ms
  • Resolution: 1024/2048
  • Display method: LED
  • Operating voltage: 3.3V
  • Working current: 60MA
  • Size: 18mmx13mmx5mm
  • Weight: 0.9 g
  • Antenna length: 30mm
  • Data format: Serial port
  • Protocol: DSM2/DSMX
  • Distance: no interference from the ground (1 m from the ground ) > 300m

5. External Frsky RXSR version

  • Weight: 1.5g
  • Number of working channels: 16CH (1-16CH from SBUS and 1-8CH from CPPM transmit )
  • Operating Voltage Range: 3.5V~10V
  • Operating Current:[email protected]
  • Firmware Upgradable
Larva X

Design

The first thing you need to know about this drone is his size, it’s a really small drone that’s why they call it toothpick drone as well. So don’t expect a big drone when you want to order it. More exactly it measures  88mmx88mmx45mm without the propellers, and it weighs 50 grams without the battery. As you can see you can store this little aircraft basically everywhere. Just be careful because if you transport it in your backpack it can break easily. Better find a little box for transportation.  

Viewing the drone’s design from the esthetic part you can observe that it doesn’t have many layers on the outside. You can see all the cables and all the interior. Which is applied in the case of the Eachine Tyro 129 as well. This design gives a raw look for the drone which makes him really badass.

Camera

The drone’s camera isn’t the best, but nobody buys a toothpick drone for its good camera.

Here are some specks about the camera that hopefully will help you:

  • Image Sensor: 1/3″ CMOS;
  • Lens: 2.1mm(M8) FOV 155°;
  • Signal System: NTSC / PAL;
  • S/N Ratio: >50dB;
  • Electronic Shutter Speed: Auto;
  • Auto Gain Control (AGC): Auto;
  • Min. Illumination: [email protected];
  • D-WDR: Auto;
  • Day/Night: Color;
  • Power: DC 3-5.5V;
  • Current : [email protected] [email protected];
  • Housing Material: ABS;
  • Net Weight: 3.2 grams;
  • Dimensions: 14 x 14 x 16mm.

Conclusion

The Larva X from Happymodel it’s a great little aircraft. But if you consider buying this drone as your first and only drone then I would rather advise you to get more money and get a better drone. Nowadays you can get a decent drone from 250$ that will give you a much better flight experience

Larva X closeup

But for those who want this drone just to have one more drone, it should be a great idea. I say this because you can’t do much with this drone other than to place it on your shelf. I mean you can do more of course, but after a few flights you will get bored of it. So consider it twice before you buy it.

If you wish to buy the drone check out these pages: Banggood, Amazon, and Geekbuying.

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