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Eachine Wizard X220S review

Eachine Wizard X220S Review

Banggood just announced the Eachine Wizard X220S which is an upgraded version of the super popular Eachine Wizard 220. The original Wizard is already a very proven design with great performance and durability.

Image of x220S
Note. The runcam 3 is not included!

The upgraded Eachine Wizard X220S will be available both as an RTF package where everything you need to fly is included except for FPV goggles aswell as a ARF package which means that only the quadcopter and it’s core components are included, no lipo, transmitter or receiver.
If you buy the RTF package you’ll get the awesome iRangeX iRX-i6X 2.4GHz 10CH remote controller which is basically a rebranded Flysky FS-I6X. The transmitter is paired with the iRangeX iR-A8S receiver.

It has the following specs:

Frame specs

Motor to motor length: 220mm
Arm carbon thickness: 4mm
Center plate carbon thickness: probably around 1mm
Max propeller size: 5″
Weigh: 356g without battery
Total weigh: 561g

Motor specs

Eachine MN2206 2300KV motor
KV: 2300
Max thrust: 1100G
Length: 35MM
NO.OF cell: 3-5S
Diameter: 28MM
Framework: 12N14P
Shaft: 3MM
Propeller: 5 inch
Weight: 28g

ESC specs

Eachine 30A BLHELI_S 4 in 1 ESC
Current: 30A
Burst current: 35A
Input voltage: 2-5S
BEC: No
Programming: YES
Firmware: blheli_s
Weight: 28g

FPV camera

Eachine 1179 800TVL CCD camera
Sensor: CCD
Resolution(horizontal center): 800TVL
Weight: 11g
Resolution: PAL: 1980H×1080 (2MP) NTSC: 1980H×1080V (2MP)

Flight controller

Omnibus F4 V3 flight controller
Mounting holes: 30.5×30.5mm
Formware: Betaflight 3.0.1 firmware
OSD: over SPI bus in DMA mode.
Input: SBUS AND PPM
Output: 6 PWM

Eachine wizard x220S vs x220 differences

Although the quadcopters are quite similar there are some major differences which you can read about in this brief comparison.
The x220S motors are slightly bigger 2206, vs the old 2205. This means that the x220S is probably more powerful but also a bit more power hungry. The old 4 seperate 20A ESCs has been replaced by a 4 in 1 30A ESC to handle the more powerful motors. 30A is more of a standard nowadays and 4 in 1 ESCs are getting more popular so it’s good to see Eachine picking this up. A 4 in 1 ESC also makes for a cleaner build with less wires. Together with the bigger motors the X220S is also shipped with 5051 3-blade propeller instead of the old 5040.
Perhaps the biggest difference is the new Omnibus F4 V3 flight controller. The F4 has a more powerful processor which lets you run faster PID loops than the F3 board. This board running Betaflight (pre flashed) is an absolute beast. Apart from a faster processor the F4 Omnibus board also includes OSD which is great news. An OSD had to be retrofitted to the old x220 but now it’s integrated into the Omnibus F4 flight controller board and can be configured through Betaflight GUI. This means even less wires, yay!
The included battery in the RTF package is upgraded to a 4s 1500mah lipo. The difference between 3s and 4s is like night and day and a must for seasoned pilots.
The fpv camera is also upgraded to the awesome 800TVL hs1179.

Summary

If you are thinking about either upgrading or buying a brand new quad I would totally recommend going for the new X220S instead of X220. There are so many new, great features and just the F4 FC with integrated OSD alone makes it worth picking the new X220S.
If this is you first drone grab yourself either a pair of Fatsharks or the cheaper Eachine EV800 800×480 FPV Goggles

Links to both packages:
RTF Ready-to-fly
ARF Almost-ready-to-fly