Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Eachine Aurora 100 Brushless Review (BNF)

Eachine Aurora 100 quadcopter courtesy of

The Eachine Aurora 100 is a 100mm frame Quad X quadcopter, suitable for intermediate pilots that want to try doing FPV flying and stunts. The platform is based on the popular SeriouslyPro Racing F3 flight controller and comes with integrated OSD, video transmitter and power distribution board (PDB), all neatly packed on a cube-type frame. The board comes with BetaFlight v3.1.1 pre-flashed and configured. Regarding the receiver, three options are available: DSMX/DSM2, FrSky and FlySky. It is a bind-and-fly (BNF) solution, the only thing needed is a compatible transmitter.




Package contents:

  • The Aurora 100 quadcopter frame, fully assembled with one pair of blades installed
  • One full set of extra blades
  • One 7.4V 450mAh 80C LiPo battery
  • Some Velcro-type adhesive mounts and strap for securing the battery
  • One small screwdriver and torx key used for securing the blades and various screws


The Aurora 100 is made out of a light carbon fiber frame, with the lower and top plates secured via four metallic cylinders. The whole construction is very tight and inside the two plates the Racercube board (Flight Controller, OSD and PDB/ESCs) are installed.


The Aurora 100 features an Omnibus F3 flight controller running BetaFlight 3.1.0. The flight controller is the middle board of the ‘racercube’ kit (the one with the Mini USB port), with the receiver board (options include FrSky, FlySky and DSMX/DSM2) on top and the 4-in-1 ESC board (running BLHeli_S, supports DSHOT600) at the bottom. The flight controller board also features the OSD circuit, which is fully controllable via the Betaflight Configuration application. The Aurora LED strip is also configurable from Betaflight and it comes pre-programmed with a nice “Knight Rider” (Larson) effect.



On the front of the frame, the All-In-One 600TVL camera is mounted with the lens slightly uptilted (the tilt angle is adjustable using two screws), which is essential for fast FPV flying. On top of the all-in-one camera, there are two buttons: the outer one (near the lens) flips the image (short press) and switches between PAL/NTSC (long press), the inner one (near the antenna) changes the channel (short press) and the band (long press). The whole construction is rigid and can withstand crashes (up to a point) but the FPV antenna is exposed and this would be the first thing damaged in a crash.


The Aurora BNF kit comes with an Eachine-branded 7.4V 2S LiPo battery which is rated at 450mAh and with an 80C discharge rate. No other information for this battery is available.


The quadcopter feels – and is – snappy and extremely controllable. Although you can fly it LOS, it is advised to fly in FPV due to it’s small size.

Here is a test flight review video and another video taken using a DJI Phantom 4.

Flight Log, Eachine Aurora 100 BNF

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