Looking for a Aerial Filming Platform? Try the Tarot FY650 - 650 size Foldable Quadricopter
One thing special about the FY650 is the versatility, you can put smaller and lighter motor and props, 3S battery on it to become a GoPro Camera platform, or put a big motor and props, 4S battery on it to carry bigger camera and bigger camera gimbal, the FY650 can handle it, we tried different config from 2.5kg All-up-weight (AUW) to 3.5kg All-up-weight, this is huge difference for a drone this size, it handles pretty well, and
we love the FY650 because of it's size, it is a relatively small Hexacopter on the market and still able to carry heavy load, the arms and legs can be folded up for easy transportation, besides it is a versatile platform, for the 650mm size you can use smaller motor and propeller if you just carry GoPro and a Brushless Gimbal, or upgrade with bigger motors and propellers to extend the flight time or carry something much more heavier. The FY650 is the great choice for you in Price and Performance for shooting beautiful natural scenery or funny footage for YouTube.
For economical flying (GoPro config), we recommend you to use 3S 11.1V 5500mah Li-Po, 800kv motor and 10" propeller, for heavy lifting job we recommend you use 4S 14.8V, 800kv and 11" prop, or even more powerful config like 6S 22.2V Li-Po, 390kv motor 11" propeller, this can carry payload up to 1.5kg.
The assemble is pretty easy (it's not hard anyway...), the frame balance is quite good, by default you put the battery on top of the body to counter the camera weight (factory assume you mount a camera underneath), our tip is if you move the camera forward, you need to put the battery at the rear end of the drone to have better C.G., you should get the TL68B14 Battery Mount.
We recommend this FY650 frame to anyone who wants to carry a Mini DSLR or GoPro, the payload (the loading the drone can carry after putting on the heavy battery packs) is about 1~1.5kg.
What's the difference between FY650 and FY690S?
They are almost identical, only FY650 has four rotors and FY690S has six rotors. For payload ability, they are almost the same, but in theory FY650 can carry the same payload to fly a bit longer because it has two rotor less than the FY690S, just like a car with 4 cylinders vs 8 cylinders, it simply consume less power to run. So what's good about the FY690S, why the extra motors? Because six rotors usually fly more stable than four rotors because six rotors drone respond quicker to body roll, you can actually feel the increased stability.
Great to carry GoPro and Camera Gimbal for 13 minutes of mixed flying with 3S battery
That means you will get 10 minutes of Non-Stop and Stable movie quality footage, this is the tool to get it done!
High end material to keep it light weight and strong
Carbon Fiber and Aluminum CNC parts everywhere!
Light weight and easy to adjust motor mount
Support motor up to 45mm Dia., with 16mm, 19mm and 25mm hole spacing.
Fold up in 20 seconds
One man can do it all, transport it and deploy it!
Smallest 800 Drone on the market
Easy transportation is very important, especially when you try to put it in the car by yourself...
Lock the arms with butterfly nut
No tool is needed.
Legs are secured with strong clamps
Flip the leg down and it will be secured in place, make sure you get the "Click" sound.
Great all around drone
You can put quite a lot of different gadgets on the drone, for lighter payload you can use lighter and cheaper config like small motors and battery, if you want to go big, just increase the size of the motor and props, we like this FY680 platform a lot.
Came with Foldable Legs and Mounting Rail, that save you money
Mounting rail is 60mm apart, Tarot has a lot of funny gadgets to mount on this rail like Battery Mount, Hooks or even Brushless Camera Gimbal.
- Frame weight : 470g
- Arms diameter : 16mm
- Drone dia : 650mm
- Center body dimension : 163 x 144 x 2.0mm
- Drone's weight (everything it needs to fly) : around 2.5~2.8kg
- Drone's all-up-weight (when it lift the ground with payload) : around 3kg
- Payload (it can carry) : 1~1.5kg
Our Flight Reference :
- Battery Supply : 3S 11.1V, 5500mah for 10 minutes
- Motor : Storm AS2832 800kv
- ESC : Hobbywing Platinum 30A-OPTO
- Propeller : 1045 or 1147 Carbon Propellers
- Flight Controller : We used DJI NAZA-M, you can use DJI NAZA Lite / NAZA V2 / DJI WooKong with GPS / DJI A1
- Carrying : Tarot T-2D Brushless Gimbal, TS352 FPV System, GoPro Hero 3 (They weight about 700g)
- Remarks : Remember to BEC Unit to power up the Flight Controller (11.1V) and Receiver (5V) since you are using 22.2V battery pack, and get some extra electric cables, JST plugs, T-Join or XT60 plugs to connect the drone.
This package includes :
1 X FY650 Frame
1 X Manual with English
Rubber Mat for battery
Suitable for :
This is a Frame Only
!! You need to put many electronics on it yourself, namely Motors, ESC, Flight Controller, FPV, Radio Controller, Camera Gimbal and Propellers, they are NOT easy stuff for beginners, so we recommend this FY650 frame for those who can solder stuff and willing to put things together. This is a professional thing for movie grade video shooting, not a toy!!
Get it now for
USD $199.00 USD $99.90 only!