Many people know the Tarantula X6 quadrocopter firsthand, the second name of this high-speed quad in the occupied niche is JJRC H16, where the abbreviation JJRC is a sub-brand of the world-famous manufacturer of radio-controlled toys WLToys.
- Quadcopter YiZhan Tarantula X6 (JJRC H16)
- Battery (lithium polymer 7.4V 1200mAh 30C with JST connector)
- Remote control (powered by 6 AA batteries, batteries not included)
- 4 × spare rotors
- 4 × rotor guards
- Instruction (in English and Chinese)
- Dimensions 47.5 × 25.3cm
- Weight 310 grams with battery
- Colour: White with black/White with blue
- Material plastic
- Control frequency 2.4GHz
- Number of channels 4
- Reception range ≈ 100 meters
- Flight time ≈ 10 minutes
- Time to fully charge the battery ≈ 90 minutes
The presented drone is made in black and white with a blue insert in the form of eyes on the front and a similar color insert on its “back”. When the drone is connected, they glow blue. The rotor protection is made of plastic, suspiciously soft. There are doubts about its effectiveness in serious crashes.
If there is a need to reduce the flight weight and the pilot does not plan to use the camera, then the rotor guards can act as drone supports. Note that when the protection of the rotors is removed, the protection installed on the LEDs is also removed. As a result of the lightening, the X6 gets good flight characteristics.
The supports, as well as the protection of the screws, are unreliable; they are mounted on self-tapping screws using the screwdriver included in the kit. Behind the quadric are ventilation holes to remove heat from the battery. The rotors are made in an unusual shape with a bend upwards, the color is white. Screws are fastened with self-tapping screws. The screws themselves are covered with a decorative cap.
Collector-type power plant. The drive is not executed directly, but through a gear.
Classically operates in the 2.4GHz band providing a flight range of up to 100 meters. If for some reason there is a loss of communication, the Tarantula X6 will fall! Let’s take this fact as a big minus. The backlight of the display at the remote control is blue, turns on when the equipment is activated.
When the connection is resumed, the quadcopter starts automatically.
It is worth remembering that the “Return to Home” mode is performed by a drone on a semi-automatic device in an approximate direction and with the direct participation of the pilot, since the height and route will have to be adjusted personally. “Headless mode” works great, beginners will appreciate it.
Preparing the Drone for Headless Mode
- Turn on the Tarantula X6
- Place the drone on the takeoff area (back to the pilot)
- Click on the “Headless mode” button
- Move left stick up/down
- “Headless mode” activated
The Yizhan Tarantula X6 quadcopter proved itself in flight. Especially worth noting is the vertical thrust of the drone, it copes with the third generation GoPro camera without any problems. Pleased with the performance of flips.
There was information that 2 variants of boards are installed on the Tarantula X6. With “Board 1” the quad works fine, with “Board 2” it glitches (the drone itself twists the speed to the full, after which it backs off and flies to one of the sides).
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Yizhan Tarantula X6 $35
- Aggressive design
- Demonstrative thrust
- Flight time 10 minutes
- Control at 2.4GHz
- Friendly with action cameras
- Headless Mode
- Unreliable rotor protection
- Unreliable drone legs
- Falls when communication with the control equipment is lost
- The transmission of torque from the motors is realized through the gear
- Collector motors (small resource)
Great trainer for a first try. Will not leave indifferent even the most demanding beginner. When retrofitted with a good camera, it will prolong the positive emotions from owning a drone.