The FuriBee Stormer 220 review, unboxing, inspection, setup, betaflight configuration and flight test review.

FuriBee Stormer 220 Racing Quad Review, Unboxing, BetaFlight & Flight Test

FuriBee are on a roll with new racing quad models arriving by the week, the Stormer 220 is their latest offering, an F4 equipped quad with average power-train but featuring OSD, buzzer and LED strip.

FuriBee racing quads have been a little hit-and-miss recently, plagued with quality control issues and occasional inconsistent technical specification, although generally we have been impressed.

The latest racing quad model to arrive from FuriBee, the Stormer 220 - but is it as good as the DarkMax?
The latest racing quad model to arrive from FuriBee, the Stormer 220 – but is it as good as the DarkMax?

The latest model is a budget 220-class racing quad with a fairly decent specification, although lacking in the power department with given a 4s, we suspect that it would come to life with a 5s.

Ours arrived with the Serial RX misconfigured on UART 6 instead of UART 1, our video review shows the fix on how to solve this.

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Where to buy…

The FuriBee Stormer 220 and the FuriBee DarkMax 220 are both available to buy from GearBest via the following links:

The positives…

❍ Includes the brilliant FrSky XM+ receiver.
❍ Well built and feels pretty solid.
❍ Good quality camera and VTX.
❍ Includes F4 flight controller, buzzer and LED strip.
❍ Flies well, very smooth.

The negatives…

❍ Camera tilt mechanism doesn’t secure very well.
❍ No flush-mounted screws on underside.
❍ Side-mounted XT60 is vulnerable.
❍ Not very efficient on flight time.
❍ Insufficient power on a 4S, needs a 5S.
❍ FrSky RX UART misconfiguration on some models.

The FuriBee Stormer 220 package, including spare props, pagoda antenna, battery straps and even a rubber action camera case.
The FuriBee Stormer 220 package, including spare props, pagoda antenna, battery straps and even a rubber action camera case.

Full specification…

The full technical specification for this drone is as follows, based on their current published technical information:

 Specifications:
– Material: 3K carbon fiber frame
– Arm thickness: 4mm
– Wheelbase: 220mm
– Frame weight: 95gOmnibus F4 PLUS Flight Controller:
– MCU: STM32F405RGT6
– Motion processing unit: MPU6000
– Integrated OSD chip: AT7456E
– Video transmitter: 5.8G 48CH 25MW / 100MW / 200MW
– Image transmission: IPEX-2 antenna connector
– Receiver port: DSMX, IBUS, PPM, SBUS
– LED_Strip port: yes
– LED buzzer module: yes
– Voide INPUT port: switchable from 5V to battery voltage; default input: 5V
– Supported micro SD card: included
– UART3 ports: TX3, RX3
– LC filter
– Built-in 5V 3A BECElectric Speed Controller:
– 4 IN 1 BLHELI-S 35A 3-6S
– Communication protocol: Dshot, Oneshot, Multishot, PWM
– Firmware: BLHELI_S J_H_15_REV16_6Brushless motor:
– Mode: FuriBee 2308
– KV: 2200KV
– Input voltage: 3-6S
– Maximum pulling force: 1865gLED Buzzer Module
– Operating voltage: 5V
 Camera:
– FuriBee HS1177 2.5mm 600TVL
– Lens: 2.5mm
– Wide camera: 130 degrees
– Sensor: CCD 1/3 inches Sony SUPER HAD II CCD
– Resolution:650 tvl ( b / w ), 600tvl ( color )
– Minimum illumination: 0.01Lux
– Operating voltage: 5V-22V
– Operating current: 70mA
– Dimension: 25 x 25mm
– OSD menu: support
– Pixel: PAL: 976 ( H ) x 494 ( V ); NTSC: 768 ( H ) X 494 ( V )
– DNR: 2DNR
– WDR: D-WDR
– Power: DC5V – 22V
– Workplace temperature: -10 degrees to 50 degrees
– Working humidity: 20 to 80 percentAntenna:
– Frequency: 5.8G
– Impedance: 50 ohm
– Gain: 5dBi
– Maximum power: 50W
– Connector: RP-SMA male
– VSWR: less than 1.5:1
– Polarization: RHCP
– Radiation: omnidirectionalPropeller: 
– 5042 three-bladeReceiver
– PNP: no
– BNF: Frsky XM Plus Receiver
– 1.5km long-distance reception with dual antennas
– 16 channels available. Compatible with D16 mode transmitters
– Operating voltage: 3.7 – 10V
– Operating current: 30mA at 5V

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