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Oct 24, 2017, 11:16 AM
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Mini-Review

MANA M285 Folding FPV Quadcopter


The MANA M285 is a 295mm FPV quadcopter that is perfect for park flyers, and for those pilots that want a quad that can carry an HD camera, yet easily fit in a backpack. Thanks to its folding design it can easily slip into even small backpacks and totes. Best part is, it is highly affordable and is currently available for only $121

Even though this quad has been designed to be compact when folded up, it is still big on features. You get a carbon fiber frame, and arms, and a vibration dampened carbon fiber plate for mounting the HD action camera of your choice.

You also get an excellent electronics package with an SPRACINGF3 flight controller with MWOSD, 20A 2-4s ESC, and 2204 2300kv motors. If there's a downfall to this electronics package it's that it ships with an older version of Cleanflight, and will either require you to use to an older version of the Chrome APP, or update the firmware on the FC. I chose to update the firmware, and installed Betaflight 3.1.7 and it installed easily, and without so much as a hiccup. If you have, or get this quad and need any assistance, just ask and I will help walk you through the process.

On the FPV side you get an excellent performing 700TVL camera, and 600mw 40 channel 5.8ghz VTX.

I managed to get mine set up, and got a receiver installed, and of course it is raining, so a test flight will have to wait. For now here are some pics. Flight video coming as soon as the rain stops so stay tuned!

First LOS flight on 3s

MANA M285 285mm Brushless Folding Drone First Flight (1 min 53 sec)
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Nov 03, 2017, 04:03 PM
Time For Me To Fly!
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Flight video added above.
Dec 19, 2017, 03:16 PM
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Link to manual or anything available? Wondering 1) how to connect a Spektrum sat and 2) can you use a 4649t and get telemetry?


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