Makerfire Blue Shark FPV

Makerfire Shark: An All-in-One FPV Solution with Altitude Hold

Makerfire Blue Shark

Starting under $90
Makerfire Blue Shark
7.9

Overall Quality

8.0 /10

Stability

8.0 /10

Speed/Agililty

7.0 /10

Durability

8.0 /10

Value

8.0 /10

Features

8.0 /10

Camera

8.0 /10

Pros/Cons

  • PROS:
  • All-in-one FPV package
  • Good Camera
  • Altitude Hold
  • CONS:
  • Gimbals could be better
  • Not good outdoors in wind

Specs

  • Range: 70 meters
  • Flight Time: 5 minutes
  • Camera: 1000 TVL
  • Size: 65 mm

The Makerfire Shark is a very good beginner FPV drone. It is an excellent indoor Tiny Whoop and the best feature is that it comes in a complete all-in-one package. You will get the drone, a remote and even a pair of FPV goggles. It is very similar to the super-popular Eachine E013. What else does the Shark bring to the table? This little Whoop from Makerfire has altitude hold. That separates it from the E013 by making it a very stable indoor flyer. This drone is a lot of fun for less than $90. Keep reading to learn more.

What is the Makerfire Blue Shark?

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The Makerfire Blue Shark is a fun little quad.

The Shark is a small ducted quadcopter. It has a built-in camera so you can fly it FPV (first person view). The Shark has small 6 mm motors so don’t expect a ton of power from this little machine. It is basically an Eachine E010 with a premounted camera. This setup is ideal for anyone that wants to learn how to fly FPV. You can fly this little quadcopter around the house and not worry about breaking a window or smashing up a wall.

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Take a look at the Makerfire Shark from above.

The built-in propeller guards act like bumpers. You can literally bounce off of objects and keep on flying. While this is a great drone for beginners a lot of hard-core enthusiasts often also keep a small drone like this around to fly indoors on cold or rainy days. These Tiny Whoop drones are a blast to fly. I’ll sometimes chase my dog or even my kids around the house with one like this.

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You can see the motors can be easily changed on the Makerfire Shark.

Makerfire Shark Features

There are two things that really separate the Makerfire Blue Shark from the other small ducted quadcopters. The first is that it comes with both a controller and a pair of FPV goggles. Very few come with FPV goggles. The other is that it has altitude hold. Altitude hold is an excellent feature for beginners because it helps keep the drone level while flying. It makes learning to fly a lot easier for beginners.

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The Makerfire Blue Shark is a good beginner FPV drone.

The Makerfire Shark also features one key takeoff and landing. It has multiple speeds and can do flips and rolls with the push of a button. There is a return to home button and headless mode, but we do not recommend using either of those features.

makerfire shark camera

You can see the camera can be replace fairly easily if needed.

The camera on the Makerfire Blue Shark is a 1000 TVL resolution. This is one of the sharper cameras out there. It transmits the video via a 5.8 GHz signal from the 25 mW video transmitter.

Makerfire Remote and FPV Goggles

The remote transmitter that comes with the Makerfire Shark has a decent feel to it. It is an upgrade over the standard E010 remote for sure.  However, the gimbal sticks on it do not have good feel. In particular, it sometimes would stick when I was yawing the drone. It can get the job done, but we are looking for the protocol to bind it to our T8SG Jumper remote.

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The take a look at the remote for the Makerfire Shark

The FPV goggles are small but they definitely get the job done. You can do an auto scan to find the right channel if your Shark isn’t set up right away. The goggles fit comfortably but don’t expect to be able to wear glasses or adjust the IPD on this set. There is no DVR so unfortunately, you can’t record your flights with this set. They are a good inexpensive option, but once you are ready for a good pair of goggles consider upgrading to some Fatsharks.

MakerFire Shark Cons

FPV goggles

We would recommend you keep the box to store your Makerfire Shark, remote and goggles.

This little machine is a lot of fun to fly but we would have liked it to have a little more power. The 220 mah battery is nice because you’ll get a bit more power and flight time than you would from the E013. This is an excellent indoor quad, but it gets pushed around in even the slightest breeze. We would have loved to have seen 7 mm motors on this. Also, the altitude hold feature is nice and really a good thing to have for beginners, but we would have preferred the ability to turn it off much like you can with slightly larger and more powerful Eachine M80. Think of the M80 as the bigger brother to the Makerfire Shark. It is a little larger, more powerful and has a handful of solid features. Learn more about the M80 here.

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The Eachine M80S is an excellent quadcopter and maybe our current favorite, especially for indoor flying.

Should You Get a MakerFire Shark?

Makerfire blue shark fpv

You will get everything you see here when you order the Makerfire Blue Shark

If you are a beginner looking to get into flying FPV then you definitely need to consider looking at the Makerfire Shark. Its altitude hold is a nice addition to this small indoor flyer. Then after you’ve mastered it you need to look into the bigger, more powerful DYS Shark. The DYS racer is the super-charged version of the Makerfire Blue Shark. Learn more about the DYS Shark-Mako here.

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DYS Shark

The little blue Makerfire Shark is fun, but the DYS Shark Mako takes it to another level.

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Half Chrome • April 29, 2018


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