FreeX MCFX – 01 Review

FreeX MCFX 01

FreeX MCFX – 01 Overview

FreeX is not new in the market, the SkyView has been in the market since 2014, marketed by several prominent labels such as OFM, Skyartec, Xaircraft; along the way, Firmware V4 was released.

FreeX MCFX 01 is a quadcopter drone with GPS that allows position hold and hovering. It is ready to fly right out of box after a simple compass calibration, and can fly up to 1km of distance. In case it loses the transmitter signal it automatically go back to the take-off position with the automatic return mode. It also features a built-in 6 Axis Gyro for stable flights and hovering. It features brushless motors, more reliable and durable.

There’s a switch, high and low speed, so it can be used by neewbies with no worries, or by experts with great enjoyment. It also have the headless mode, so the drone will keep the same flight direction while you rotate it. It has high intensity leds to be seen from far even in the night. A large capacity battery 11.1V 3S 3000mAh allows a flying time of 15 minutes.

It comes with a professional 2 axis gimbal, where you can mount a action camera like a gopro or other cheap action cameras., so if you are looking for a cheap but professional drone with GPS and a 2-axis gimbal ready to be used with your action camera, it is probably your best choice, and you can get it for just 189.99$.

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FreeX MCFX – 01 Reviews



No need for any complex pre-flight settings, Its Ready to fly after a simple compass calibration and One touch Gyro initialization with supplied USB Dongle.

This quadcopter carries the new 4.0 firmware with added 2 failsafe design:

  • the flight controller will detect a loss of signal from the receiver and will auto-return home (first ascending to 30 meters).
  • the new receiver will send signal to flight controller every second, if MCU of receiver has any problems (faulty), the quadcopter will auto-return (whereas the old version receiver doesn’t send any signal to flight controller).

Propellers are compatible with the original Phantom 3 Spare Part No 9 self tightening ones, that are really performing, reliable, and fast to mount.

START: When you are ready to fly, move your left throttle down and to the right, to arm the motors. The propellers will begin to rotate slowly, the quadcopter is now live, any movement on the throttle stick will accelerate the motors.

STOP: To stop the motors, lower the left throttle stick to the lowest point and to the left For 3 seconds

When to calibrate:

  • When you change venue a long way from your last flying location (greater than 100 miles).
  • When your quadcopter is drifting or rotating in a “toilet bowl effect” fashion. The inclination and deviation has to be corrected through compass calibration. The inconsistencies between GPS and compass will cause that swirling motion, in a tug-of -war for direction.
  • After a firmware upgrade, as it may carry the factory magnetic values.

Connect your battery to your quadcopter, close battery door and power on, lay the quadcopter flat on a hard surface immediately. Power on your radio and wait for the GPS blinking green light, signaling enough GPS has been acquired. I found that I will only receive GPS outdoors, so fon’t a green light indoors always.

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FreeX MCFX – 01 Features

Ready to fly :
No need for any complex pre-flight settings, Its Ready to fly after a simple compass calibration and One touch Gyro initialization with supplied USB Dongle.

Onetouch 4 Aircraft Control Board:
Onetouch 4 is extremely easy to setup, program and tweak should one need to tweak the parameters further to tame the Quadcopter to their flying tastes.

Two flight modes:
The Attitude and Altitude Hold mode and the GPS Position hold mode.

Headless Mode
It features the headless mode, that keeps the flying direction no matter the rotation of the drone. Here is called Carefree flight mode.

Auto return function
FreeX MCFX controller offers precise and reliable Auto Return to home both on Demand and on failsafe

Failsafe protection
Pilots can choose from two modes upon control signal lose:
1. Auto Return to home
2. Hover at last known position

Low voltage protection
When the batteries have low voltage, the LEDs will blink to inform you of low voltage and you can easily back and land the drone before battery runs out of power.

Propellers
High quality balanced, Self-tightening propellers on motors. You can also use the original Phantom 3 Spare Part No 9 self tightening propellers.

Safety Protocol Algorithm
FreeX has a special SPA (Safety Protocol Algorithm) for electronics, that can prevent GPS glitches once or if the magnetometer is damaged or not working properly. Thus preventing the abnormal flight behavior, out of control drift or out of control Fly away.

High Intensity LED Lights
To Aid Orientation During Flight

Fuselage structure
The fuselage structure is stronger than other brands 70%, resistant to crashes and impacts. It has a diagonal dimensions of 38cm. Standard configuration is for 9 inches propeller, and also supports 10 inches propellers.

Full CNC aluminum alloy brushless gimbal
2 axis gimbal for gopro included in the package

2.4 GHz 7Ch Transmitter
When the control distance is too far or lose the signal, the flight control system of Free X will builds automatic balance out of control protection function, all of the operation stick output will be put on center, under the condition of good GPS signal, auto trigger automatic flight return and safe landing function.

User Manual in English Download: http://freexgroup.com/images/freex-manual-en.pdf

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Main Features:

Ready to fly right out of box after a simple compass calibration
Altitude hold mode and the GPS position hold mode
About 1km superior control distance
Carefree flight mode: Always follow the pilot’s orientation
Lost signal: Automatic return or hover at last known position
CF / attractive headless mode
Low voltage protection
High and low speed switching
Turn left / right, forward / backward, up / down
High intensity LED lights
Large capacity battery for a long flying time
Professional 2 axis gimbal as a gift
Warm Prompt: The decoration stickers of arms come with the quadcopter as DIY parts.
Specifications:
Brand: FreeX
Item No.: MCFX – 01
Copter Size: 28 x 28 x 19.1cm ( Size Not Include the Propeller )
Weight: 840g ( Included the Battery )
Charging Time: About 2.5h
Playing Time: About 15min
Frequency: 2.4GHz
Channel: 7
Gyro: Built-in 6 Axis Gyro
Control Distance: About 1000m
Copter Battery: 11.1V 3S 3000mAh Li Battery
Control Battery: 8 x 1.5V AA Battery ( Not Included )

Specifications

General Type: Quadcopter
Features: GPS,Radio Control
Functions: Automatic Return,Forward/backward,Headless Mode,Height Holding,Hover,Low-voltage Protection,Slow down,Speed up,Turn left/right,Up/down,With light
Built-in Gyro: Yes
Night Flight: Yes
Material: Electronic Components,Plastic
Kit Types: RTF
Level: Intermediate Level
Connectivity Remote Control: 2.4GHz Wireless Remote Control
Channel: 7-Channels
Mode: Mode 2 (Left Hand Throttle)
Control Distance: Above 800m
Detailed Control Distance: 1000m
Transmitter Power: 8 x 1.5V AA battery(not included)
Model Power: Rechargeable Battery
Battery Flying Time: 14-15mins
Dimension and Weight Product weight: 0.840 kg
Package weight: 3.310 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 28.00 x 28.00 x 19.10 cm / 11.02 x 11.02 x 7.52 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 46.00 x 25.00 x 39.00 cm / 18.11 x 9.84 x 15.35 inches
Package Contents Package Contents: 1 x Quadcopter, 1 x Transmitter, 1 x SKYRC E4 Balance Charger, 1 x Battery, 1 x Disassembling Tool Set, 1 x English Manual, 2 x Landing Gear, 1 x Gimbal

 

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