Eachine Q90C: Is This the BEST All-in-One FPV Package You Can Buy?
Eachine Q90C Flying FrogUnder $90 for the FPV Package
Ease of Use7.0/10
- Included FPV Goggles and Remotee
- 1000TVL Camera
- Powerful 2S
- Fixed Camera
- Limited Betaflight
- Inexpensive Remote Transmitter
- Flight Time: 5 minutes
- Range: 100 meters
- Size: 90mm
- Weight: 44 grams
- Camera: 1000TVL
The Eachine Q90C is an all-in-one FPV package. It is an excellent deal for anyone looking to get into flying FPV (first person view). You’ll get the drone, goggles and even a remote controller that you can connect to your computer and practice on an FPV simulator. For those with dreams of racing, you are in luck – the Q90C Frog is one of the least expensive drones you can find that includes acro mode.
Q90C vs the Original Q90
The Q90C is the second version of the Q90 Flying Frog. This version does have some important differences and some improvements. The original Q90 was a BNF (bind and fly) quad only, without a remote or goggles. Not only does the Q90C come as an all-in-one package, but the drone itself has some changes.
The new Q90C has an improved and more sturdy semi-transparent shell. The new Frog has tri-blade propellers and a smaller 2S battery. The smaller 2S battery may seem like a downgrade from the original Frog’s 3S batteries, but the original drone had issues with the larger battery and this smaller battery may have solved them. There is still plenty of power in this little quad. In fact, this little frog has more punch than most quads its size.
The camera on the Q90C is 1000 TVL (total vertical lines) with a 25 mW transmitter. That means you’ll get a pretty clear picture, better than most inexpensive FPV cameras. Unfortunately, the camera angle is fixed horizontal so there won’t be any adjustments to the angle unless you do a little DIY work on it. The old frog had a 200 mW VTX so the range was a little better, but 25 mW is good enough for most beginners.
The Q90C is one of the only all-in-one packages out there for under $100. While the remote and goggles aren’t top notch they are pretty good and certainly a great choice for beginners. One of the best features of the new Q90C is the ability to fly in angle, horizon and even acro mode. This allows the beginner to build the skills necessary to be competitive as a drone racer or freestyle FPV pilot.
The Q90C can be connected and tuned in Betaflight. That said, it is important that you DO NOT change any settings other than the stock PIDs. If you try to change anything else the motors get stuck at full throttle and you’ll have to do a full reset.
There really aren’t many other good options for all-in-one FPV solutions, but one we do like is the Eachine E013. The E013 is a smaller ducted quad. It doesn’t have the power that the Q90C does. The lower power makes the E013 easier to fly and well suited for indoor flight. If you want more juice go with the Q90C. If you are a true beginner or shopping for an indoor flier then the E013 may be a better option.
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The propellers of the Q90C aren’t the best. They break easily and are prone to spinning off. I’ve been experimenting with other propellers and am a fan of the Hubsan Ladybird props. The small size of the Eachine 006 goggles isn’t ideal and they don’t have the ability to record your flights. The included remote works well enough but I’d prefer better gimbals. The inability to really customize the quad in Betaflight is unfortunate. Finally, we would like it if the camera could be tilted up for fast FPV flight. None of these cons are dealbreakers, and that’s what makes the Q90C one of our favorite new packages.
Should You Buy a Q90C?
If you are looking to get into FPV and you want something with some power then the Q90C might just be the best option on the market right now.
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