Even though I’ve only flown my 5" Nazgul about three or four times, I fancied also picking up a 3" quad for throwing about and learning some acro skills, plus also coming in under 250g so as to make life a tiny bit easier in terms of regulations. The Eachine Tyro79 at £58 for everything (excluding receiver) seemed like a bargain.
I thought I’d pop a few photos up here as I put it together. It arrived on Thursday and, to be honest, you could put the whole thing together and have it up and running in an evening. There’s minimal soldering to do - just motor wires and battery lead onto the ESC. Everything else is done with plugs (mostly).
One thing I’ve noticed on the Nazgul, with the motor wires coming out the side of the ESC board, is that if you hold or strap the quad to something around its waist, the solder joints look like they’re at risk of taking some of the strain. So, on this one, I soldered the wires facing inwards and brought them around the standoffs.
Motors seem ok. A bit notchy perhaps. The nyloc sections at the top of the prop nuts are super tough though - very hard to tighten them up and I still have the marks on my fingers as a result. Hopefully once they’ve been on and off a few times they’ll loosen up a bit.
I said everything connects together with plugs… The supplied VTX cable is missing the Smartaudio lead, which is annoying. So I soldered the green smart audio wire from vtx to FC seperately.
Generally, there’s a fair bit of head-scratching involved in putting this together. All the YouTube videos I found appear to use different components to the ones I got with this with totally different layouts and plug locations. There are no instructions at all and the pad labelling on the FC is pretty fuzzy and ambiguous. Nothing show-stopping though.
More to come…