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Eachine EF-01 compared to the FXT FX797T
The Eachine EF-01 compares well to other integrated Camera/VTx offerings such as the FXT FX797T. It has 40 selectable channels across 5 bands, including Race Band. It provides a visual indicator in the form of LEDs of the selected band and channel. The right hand polarized 3 lobe clover leaf antenna is mounted on a semi-flexible coax cable, rather than a rigid PCB board. This should help protect the antenna during incidental contact while flying. The metal case around the camera is easily removed after the 2 retaining bolts are released. This saves some weight, bringing the EF-01 within 1.5 grams of the FX797T. One oddity is that the socket for the power connection to the EF-01 is reversed in polarity compared to the micro JST equipped battery, Inductrix, and the FX797T camera. Be careful to adapt your wiring harness to the correct voltage polarity if you are swapping to an unmodified EF-01. I chose to invert the socket on the camera using a soldering iron, so that a battery can be plugged directly into the camera socket, or a single power harness can be used with either the EF-01 and the FX797T.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
Not recommended for Tiny Whoop
I have built and flown a lot of DIY drones and racers. This camera works OK for mounting on larger quads and racers . The video transmission is pretty good and clear. However, it is a bit too heavy and consumes a lot of power when I used it on my Tiny Whoop build. I was only able to get one minute of flight time with it mounted on the Blade Inductrix while I get about 4 minutes of flight time with the lighter FX797 camera / VTX combo.
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By matthew smith
I took this little camera and stuck it on a cheap sky viper quadcopter i bought at walmart and it works great. I can fly around my whole house, both floors, and keep a solid signal even through all the walls. I took it outside to see how far it goes and the thing landed because the transmitter and reciever lost signal, but i still had video without static. When i took my goggles off i couldnt believe how far away it was. I soldered the wires that came with the camera to the power on the board so when you plug in the battery the camera and drone both come on. I stuck the camera to the top with double sided sticky tape and its more than secure. I have some 25c 3.5v lipo batteries with just a few more mah than the stock batteries and i use fatshark goggles.
I am very happy with the camera and how inexpensive it was to get a small fpv quadcopter that is almost as fun as racing the big ones. It only took me 30 seconds to unbox the camera, plug in a battery and have a signal with my goggles.