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Eachine Aurora 90 BNF review

Review of Eachine Aurora 90 90mm Mini FPV Racer BNF

Since the tinywhoop was brought out to the public it has started a new micro FPV quadcopter revolution. The problem with many of those quadcopters is their weak brushed motors. This has lead to many custom builds with micro brushless motors to gain power, speed and increased motor life. Eachine has brought alot of brushed micro fpv quads to the market such as the QX95, QX90, QX70 and e010 FPV but now they are entering the micro brushless fpv market with the brand new Eachine Aurora 90. It comes packed with features and high grade components such as a mini F3 betaflight compatible Minicube Betaflight F3 6DOF with built-in OSD.

Link to Aurora 90

The Aurora is the perfect entry level quad to the micro brushless scene. It’s BNF (bind-and-fly) and compatible with the three big radio techonologies Spectrum DSM2/DSMX, Flysky and FrSky. If you don’t have a radio and are wondering which one to get I would suggest either the cheap but excellent Flysky FS-i6X 2.4GHz 10CH or the brand new FrSky ACCST Taranis Q X7 2.4GHz 16CH. You have to decide which receiver to use before you order the quad since they are shipped together with the receiver. The receiver can of course be changed later but save yourself the hassle and order the correct one from the start.

What’s included in the BNF kit

– Aurora 90 Mini FPV Racing Drone BNF
Eachine 1104 7500KV brushless motor x 4
– 10A BLHELI_S 16.5 1-2S 4 in 1 ESC Dshot600
50mm 4-blades propeller
– Receiver: Frsky/DSMX/Flysky AFHDS2A (optional)
– Camera/VTX: 600TVL HD CMOS 1/4 inch, 5.8g 25mW 48ch VTX
– Minicube Betaflight F3 6DOF built-in OSD
– Betaflight OSD
– Buzzer
– 7.4V 450mah 80C lipo battery
B3PRO 2S balance charger

The only thing you need is a radio transmitter and a video receiver/goggles. I mentioned my recommendations for radio transmitters above in this post, either Flysky FS-i6X 2.4GHz 10CH or the FrSky ACCST Taranis Q X7 2.4GHz 16CH.
For video goggles recommend getting either a used pair of fatsharks or the Eachine VR-007 goggles. The Fathshark goggles are very popular but expensive so I don’t recommend buying a new pair if this is your first quad.

Since it’s a BNF package you also get a 450 2s 80c lipo and a charger but you should buy a better charger which let’s you monitor the charge and also perform storage charging of your batteries. The iMAX B6 digital charger is super popular and well used within this community. For spare lipos (which you will need sooner or later) you could go with the Gaoneng 450 2s 7.4V 80C which will provide the needed power.

Specs

– Motor-to-motor size: 90mm
– Size: 118mm*118mm*70mm
– Weight: 73g without battery
– Flight time : 3-4minutes

Motor specs

– 7500kv
– 1104 size
– Max thrust: 115g
– Max amps: 8A

ESC specs

Minicube 10A BLHELI_S 4 in 1 ESC Dshot600
– Hole spacing: 20mm*20mm
– Size: 27mm*27mm*5mm
– Firmware: BLHELI_S 16.5
– 10A continuous
– 15A burst
– 5v BEC

FC specs

Minicube F3 6DOF flight controller
– Hole spacing: 20mm*20mm
– Size: 27mm*27mm*5mm
– STM32 F303 MCU Processor (F3)
– SPI Sensor MPU6000
– Built in Betaflight OSD
– Buzzer and vBat support

Spare parts

Frame
Camera
Motor
Propellers
Charger
Spare lipo

Summary

With it’s protected propellers this is the brushless micro quad we’ve all been waiting for. With its brushless motors it’s super powerful and can be flown both indoor and outdoors. Thanks to it’s protected propeller you don’t need to worry about crashing it into walls, shattering props or nasty marks on furniture. If you crash it outside in high grass you can easily locate it with the integrated buzzer (bind it to a AUX channel on your transmitter). The flight time might vary between 3-4 minutes but if you fly it with full throttle you can expect a flight time of under 2 minutes. Since it’s fully customizable through Betaflight GUI it’s possible to tune it to perfection and probably a great contender for a micro indoor fpv race or tight freestyle/acrobatics.

This might be the ultimate indoors brushless micro FPV quad. Get it here before it runs out of stock!