why-i-want-ev100 | Micro blog
│ WHY I WANT THE EACHINE EV100
└──[ Sunday, October 25, 2020
FPV is all about connecting the pilot with its drone using a remote camera.
You need a good camera, transmitter, receiver, and goggles. The last part
is most important. Without good goggles, other parts will be irrelevant.
Since I started my journey I wanted good and comfortable goggles. To this
day I have my box type goggles from EMAX. Very cheap and basic. I can fly
using them but it's just not the same. They are bulky, fornt heavy, not so
good reception and the screen is just way too big.
The one that pro pilots use costs too much. Way more than the drone itself.
Like three times more. So I started to look for something less advanced
but reasonably priced. It turns out it's not that easy.
Every reviewer or race pilot recommends Fat Sharks. They compare other
goggles to those pointing out why are they superior and why I should
but them. For a long time, I just thought that is the reality. But recently I
started to really analyze the market and watch amateur reviewers and causal
pilots. What I found opened my eyes.
Many people enjoy way cheaper goggles and really recommends
them. One in particular - Eachine EV100. The exact one that all those
professionals say is so bad.
What do I want from goggles? They should be light, small, have good screens
and reception while keeping the price low.
EV100 seems to check all of those boxes. From what I learned they are the
best you can get in that price range. And this is the key part. They are
not the Fat Shark killers/replacement. Never meant to be. They are a very
good goggles for less than $100. Or 1/4th of the price of a Fat Sharks.
Eachine made an excelend looking pair. They look way better than most of the
expensive ones. Hard to imagine but that's the reality. They look premium
and clean. Almost like made by Apple. And I like this style. Every
reviewer accepts that. But from this point, I found two oposite camps.
One camp says that EV100 are bad because they don't have a true diversity.
They only have antenna diversity. One receiver that uses two antennas and
chooses the best signal from them. The other camps says that they can't
see any difference between two receivers (like in Fat Shark) and one. And
that Eachine has a very good reception. Good enough for me. I have a small
drone with small antenna and having even four recievers would change
The screens. This is the most talks about aspects of the EV100. Everyone
says it has very small screens. At first, I discarded those goggles because
I thought this will be a deal breaker. But the more I dig into it I started
to change my mind. First of all, when I saw a real honest comparison it
turns out that many expensive goggles have the same or little
bigger screens. Or have 16:9 screens what I do not want. Eachine has 4:3 as
it should be. I read that it's just a fist glance and more you use it the
more you adjust to the size and it will not be a problem at all.
The screen resolution and colors are very good. With that size, it's like
retina displays. You can not see the pixels.
I need a DVR and EV100 doesn't have one. But there is an official external
module that fixes this and it costs around $15. So on any comparisions it
says a lack of DVR but it's super easy and cheap to have one. That was
Knowing all of this I started to realy want Eachine EV100. It looks more
and more like the perfect fit for my TinyHawk. When I knwo what to expect
I will not be disappointed. But this information was hidden for some reason.
It looks like Fat Shark just overshadows it.
I found many amateurs like me that were super happy with those goggles. I
hope I will join them soon!