Want to make cool little videos with a device that can go anywhere, or almost? Geelang’s Ligo78X is designed to carry an Insta360 GO type camera capable of stabilizing images. It’s a small Cinewhoop (or a big Tinywhoop), which rests on a carbon structure with ducts that act as propeller guards, protected by a strip of foam. It measures 7.8 cm diagonal from motor to motor, with dimensions of 11.9 x 13.2 x 2.3 cm for a weight of 72 grams (without battery or camera). Geelang says it drops to 136 grams with a 3S 450mAh battery and an Insta360 GO camera.
The motors are brushless GL1202 at 8700KV for Gemfan 2023 three-blade propellers. The flight controller is an SH50A (the same as the one on board the Anger 85X 1080p), based on an F4 processor, flashed with Betaflight, with an active OSD, a Blackbox of 8 Mo, and associated with an ESC 4 in 1 of 5A BLheli_S and DShot300. The video part is provided by a FPV GL950Pro 800TVL camera that broadcasts its images via a 5.8 GHz analog video transmitter compatible with 40 channels, with a power of 25 mW (the maximum allowed in France), 100 mW and 200 mW to go further. It uses the SmartAudio protocol for settings via the OSD, and relies on a dipole antenna.
Geelang delivers the device without a receiver or, at choice, with a DSMX compatible receiver, Flysky AFHDS2A compatible, FrSky XM+ or TBS Crossfire Nano RX. Geelang supplies a Lipo 3S of 450 mAh with an XT30 connector. The camera is delivered with 2 Insta360 GO camera supports in blue horizontal and red vertical TPU. An LED is positioned at the back of the device. Price? The Ligo78X is available from $147.99 at Banggood, with an expected availability from December 21, 2020.