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Apr 05, 2017, 12:02 PM
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Akk s2, bs2 5.8ghz all in one fpv camera 2.8grams review

Just got this this very light 25mw camera vtx combo from akk technology.
Aliexpress shop
They do a good range of fpv gear and i also got 600mw vtx and camera too.( Will review that soon )

Arrived very fast, great service!

This review will concentrate on the s2 but I tested the bs2 later which saves 0.7 grams by using dipole antenna and found it performed just as good!

Initial impressions are very good.
It arrived well boxed and i hooked it up right away to a single cell lipo and got a very nice picture, really clear , nice colours, focus was better then other cameras i have of similar size.
Viewing angle is very wide but not distorted too much but slight fish eye effect is there, perfect for indoor and proximity quad flying.
Light handling is excellent, copes really well with changing light conditions and colours are perfect, i tested it indoors at dusk with lights off and the camera picture was much brighter then reality but with only slight grainy effect, very impressive!
Weight with connector is 4.2 grams but it has circular polarised antenna fitted , there was a dipole antenna included in the box ( not included in box anymore ) so fitting this would no doubt bring the weight down closer to the advertised 2.8 grams( instructions say 2.8g with without antenna and lead )
Built quality looks to me to be of very good quality , solder joints look cleanly soldered , everything is neat and no flux residue.

Some pictures
Side by side with eachine tx03, as you can see akk s2 is much smaller
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Edit here is bs02 which weighs 3.5 grams. Performance is as far as I can tell identical to the s2. It's the same camera but with dipole antenna to save weight.
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Video bellow.
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Apr 06, 2017, 06:28 AM
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First flight indoors using my new 2.8 gram camera/vtx akk s2 (0 min 52 sec)

Testing akk s2 2.8 gram fpv camera/vtx on my h101 silverised quad. (1 min 25 sec)

1103 6500kv one cell. (5 min 13 sec)
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Apr 06, 2017, 02:07 PM
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Akk s2 great in low light. (0 min 20 sec)

Low light testing!!!
This is amazing, it's almost completely dark indoors and i can still fpv around the house all be it a bit grainy with no lights on..
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Apr 09, 2017, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by nigelsheffield
Impressive low light performance. Do they ship to UK? If so, how much was the P&P?
Apr 09, 2017, 02:17 PM
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I ordered the other camera too and got free shipping.
It says won't ship to UK now though!?!?
I will contact them and ask ...
Apr 09, 2017, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by nigelsheffield
I ordered the other camera too and got free shipping.
It says won't ship to UK now though!?!?
I will contact them and ask ...
Apr 10, 2017, 03:41 AM
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The seller is going to open up an aliexpress shop very soon and will make the akk s2 available to UK etc from there and will inform me of the details.
I will update this thread as soon as i know more.

We had some old friends come visit us at the weekend and i gave them all a " ride " around the garden , they had never seen anything like it and it was very funny watching them duck and dodge when i flew close to things lol!
Apr 10, 2017, 04:00 AM
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Cheers for an update.

My friends are usually amazed by the size of the FX798 combo.
Apr 10, 2017, 06:43 AM
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Yeah this tech is SOOO small it's amazing, i used to replace single components in TV repair jobs a few years back which were bigger and heavier then this camera lol...
And i remember the first camcorder radio rentals used to hire out for weddings etc,
It was HUGE, separate camera which sat on your shoulder balanced and held with one hand, sperate tape recorder in a bag on one shoulder and a separate battery pack which lasted about 20 minutes powering all the gear, it weighed a ton , cost thousands of pounds and was very unreliable , now look what we have for $20 and 4 grams lol...
Apr 11, 2017, 06:18 PM
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Most impressive to me is your dog........completely relaxed.
Apr 12, 2017, 12:52 AM
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Originally Posted by aMax
Most impressive to me is your dog........completely relaxed.
Yeah, he is so used to my RC toys that they just don't bother him at all.
I could probably land on him and he wouldn't move lol.

He much prefers my dlg down in field, he chases it all over., To him it's a stick that keeps coming back for more.
Apr 13, 2017, 06:47 PM
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Looks like that one might fit the Rakonheli adjustable Delrin/CF Whoop mount.

Only .6 grams! Yum!

Apr 14, 2017, 02:31 AM
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Yes, looks like the right size.
Probably lighter than my rubber band and heat shrink mount lol.

Got my silverwhoop built and flying now without camera, a bit weak on power compared to my x9 frame so I'll need as light a camera as possible,
Will try this one, i might have to lighten it up even more with a dipole or even just a whip antenna.
Or just buy some boldclash or f36 motors....
Apr 14, 2017, 03:42 AM
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Aliexpress shop open now and it's on there.

So can be pruchased in Europe now.
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Apr 15, 2017, 04:48 AM
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I just ordered 20 1103 6500kv motors as they were a bargain(but out of stock now ) need a cheap frame and escs and this camera along with my h101 acro for a nice tiny light brushless build...
Will start a new thread for that one when motors arrive..

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