Review of the DYS Elf 83mm, a brushless micro quad! of the DYS Elf 83mm, a brushless micro quad!

We love our micro-class quads, this new brushless set from DYS includes not only an 83mm class ducted brushless quad but also an FrSky-compatible transmitter, battery, charger and spares! Bargain or bin it?

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Part 1: Unboxing, Inspection & Setup

Part 2: Flight Test (LOS and FPV)

Where to buy…

The DYS Elf 83mm is available from GearBest and in a selection of colours, take a look via the link below for any applicable discounts.

The positives…

❍ Includes everything for the FPV newbie except for goggles
❍ FrSky protocol transmitter and so can be used with other models
❍ Concealed and protected VTX antenna with impressive range
❍ Strong and fairly crash-proof design
❍ Brilliant fun to fly, very quiet too

The negatives…

❍ No ability to tilt the integrated camera
❍ Does not fly in breezy wind particularly well
❍ Transmitter switches are not labelled
❍ Factory tune/PIDs could do with a little work

Full specification…

The full technical specification for the DYS ELF 83mm is as follows, based on their current published technical information:

GeneralBrand: DYS
Type: Frame Kit
Version: RTF
Size: Micro
MotorModel: BE1102
Motor Type: Brushless Motor
KV: 10000
Flight ControllerFlight Controller Type: F3
Remote Controller SpecificationsChannel: 8-Channels
Remote Control: 2.4GHz Wireless Radio Control
Mode: Mode 2 (Left Hand Throttle)
Detailed Control Distance: About 300m
FPV Distance: 300m
Transmitter Power: 4 x 1.5V AA (not included)
Model Power: Built-in rechargeable battery
CameraVideo Resolution: 800TVL ( horizontal resolution )
Electronic Speed ControllerFirmware: BLHeli-S
Functions: DShot150,DShot300,DShot600,Multishot,Oneshot125,Oneshot42
Continuous Current: 10A
BatteryBattery (mAh): 600mAh
Battery Coulomb: 25C
Flying Time: 5~6mins
Charging Time.: about 1 hour
Battery Size: 4.4 x 2.3 x 1.4cm ( not including connectors )
Plug Type: Other Plug
Charger InformationsCharger Power Supply: AC
Output Voltage (V) : 13.5V ( 1A )
Input Voltage (V): 100 – 240V AC ( 0.5A ) 50 / 60Hz
Dimension and WeightProduct weight: 0.0880 kg
Package weight: 0.7430 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 11.00 x 11.00 x 5.00 cm / 4.33 x 4.33 x 1.97 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 33.00 x 8.80 x 21.70 cm / 12.99 x 3.46 x 8.54 inches
Package ContentsPackage Contents: 1 x Drone ( Battery Included ), 1 x Transmitter, 4 x Spare Propeller, 1 x Balance Charger, 1 x Power Adapter, 1 x Chinese-English Manual

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