Note (April 2018): We are stocking the updated version with the new Sunnysky motors (less weight & better cooling), new props, and the EMAX Pagoda 2 VTX antenna for much better signal. That is what we love about Vifly, always looking to improve their already excellent products.
The VIFLY R130 is one sweet little quad. On a 3s battery it's easy to fly and tough enough to endure the beginner / intermediate pilot. Conversely, plug a 4s into it and it will transform from mild mannered teacher to a hang onto your pants acrobat. On 4s there is plenty of speed and agility and tricks are a piece of cake.
The R130 is powered by 1306-4100kv motors and a 15amp 4 in 1 ESC running DShot 600. Flight operations are handled by an Omnibus F4 flight controller, zipping along at 168MHz, running Betaflight firmware.
Built like a tank but reasonably light weight the R130 has 3mm carbon arms, a 2mm carbon bottom plate and a 1.6mm top plate of GRP that also doubles as the PDP. The top and bottom plates, sandwich a red injection molded plastic spacer. This combination results a very rigid, torsion resistant frame. The flight controller and VTx are housed inside the frame and as a result are well protected.
The 4 into 1 ESC is mounted on the top plate via 3 standoffs and 3 screws. Covering the ESC is a 2mm thick plate of aluminum which also doubles as the battery mount, very strong.
The FPV camera is 120° field of view. Collecting photons is a 1/4in 700TVL, CMOS unit produced by On Semiconductor. The camera pivots in the frame which allows you to adjust the video angle to your liking. The video transmitter is a 5.8GHz, 40 channel affair with an output power that is adjustable between 25, 200 and 500mW. It comes with a stubby, right hand circular polarized antenna. The antenna connection is SMA male. The channels and output power are adjusted utilizing an easy to reach push-button on the side of the quad, marked CH. It is the familiar routine of: "quick press" to change channels, "long press" to change power output. On the top of the frame, just behind the camera there is a 3 digit LED display that that's shows you what channel the transmitter is on and what power level it is transmitting at. In addition, it also displays the battery voltage. A quick start guide is included with the R130 and covers how to use these features in greater detail.
|Weight||165g (no battery)|
|Flight Controller||Omnibus F4, 168MHz|
|ESC||BL Heli S|
|Gyro||SPI 8Khz loop speed|
|Battery||850mAh 3s - 550mAh 4s / Lipo 35c minimum|
|Max Battery Dimensions||55 x 30 x 30mm|