Eachine Wizard x220S — A well-done 5-inch FPV quad

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The Eachine Wizard has been around for a while, but this is an upgraded version. The Wizard x220S is an awesome quad. I finally got my hands on one and I was pleasantly surprised by its polish and how well it flies. You can pick one up as a stand-alone drone or opt for the all-in-one package if you don’t have a controller already. If you are looking for a 5-inch FPV drone and don’t want to build your own, this might just be the quad for you. If you are looking to get into FPV, then check this out.

Eachine Wizard x220S

At first glance, this Wizard looks menacing. The purple 5-inch 5051 propellers have some serious pitch to them. You will get 10 pairs in the ready-to-fly kit so if (when) you break them, you’ll have plenty of extras. It looks and feels well-built with the 4 mm carbon fiber frame. I was surprised, as Eachine doesn’t always pay attention to the little details. This quad is an exception, and most definitely an upgrade over their other Wizard models. Eachine got most of the little details right with this quadcopter.

Wizard is powered by 2206 2300KV motors, and they have some serious punch. It can handle 3-5S batteries, but I found the 1500 mah 4S battery that it shipped with to be an excellent option. The flight controller is an Omnibus F4 v3 and it uses a 30 amp 4-in-1 BL Heli S ESC. This is a very powerful drone and is capable of freestyle or even FPV racing.

The camera is a purple Eachine-branded model that has a clear picture. It is an 800 TVL camera and is connected to a 25-200-600 mW VTX. The VTX antenna I received was a pagoda style but it seemed quite flimsy so I replaced it. After doing so, my picture was much better and my range was more than adequate. Swapping out antennas is a quick and easy fix if you have to do so.

I was happy that Eachine did little things to make this quad look and fly better. The purple accents on the carbon fiber look cool. The LED setup is excellent. It has a very loud beeper. The Wizard even comes with a mount for your GoPro Session style camera. These are all nice little touches that help make the x220S an even better quad.

Wizard x220S RTF

The RTF (ready-to-fly) package is nice for beginners as you’ll get everything you’ll need to get flying with the exception of the FPV goggles. This package included the drone, extra props, battery, charger, remote, and receiver. It was easy to get the drone in the air.

If you are looking for goggles, I highly recommend the SkyZone 02C FPV goggles. I’ve used a handful of different pairs, and these are the best in terms of performance and value.

My issue with the RTF package is the remote. The Flysky i6x is good if you have never used a Taranis, but I find it flimsy and the gimbals are light. It certainly gets the job done, but lacks the refinement of a QX7 or even an X-Lite. I understand it is the low-cost option, and getting a drone with a remote for about $200 really is a solid deal. I flew a few batteries with the i6, but then converted the receiver to FrSky, and it now flies on my Taranis.

The switches on the i6 weren’t set up to arm or change modes on the Wizard. It was bound to the radio, but Eachine didn’t bother to set up an arm or an angle switch for the quad. It is easily done but not a step that a beginner should have to deal with, in my opinion. The Wizard x220S will fly without having to do so, but I like the safety of an arm switch and think it is an important thing to use.

Should you get the Wizard 220S?

Overall, the Eachine Wizard x220S is a really nice drone.  If you are looking for a good 5-inch quad and don’t want to break the bank, then this is a great place to start. Yes, there are certainly better FPV drones out there, but the Wizard is an excellent low-cost option. Right now, Banggood is running a summer sale, and you can look to save on the Wizard x220S as well as on loads of other great stuff.

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