Estes Proto-X FPV Quadcopter

BH #ESTE4716 • MFR #ESTE4716
Estes
Estes Proto-X FPV Quadcopter
Key Features
  • On-Board 720p Camera with Recording
  • Camera Features 120° FOV Lens
  • Transmitter with 4.5" FPV Screen
  • Beginner and Expert Flight Modes
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Enjoy the immersive experience of first-person view flying, and record your adventures to share with friends with the Proto-X FPV Quadcopter from Estes. This 4.5" diagonal mini quadcopter is ready-to-fly - meaning no assembly is required - and includes an integrated flight camera with 720p, 30 fps recording capability. So you can fly with a copter's eye view, the transmitter (radio controller) features a 4.5" LCD screen and built-in video receiver. Video can be recorded either within the camera or remotely on the transmitter - in either instance, a microSD card is used. A single 2GB microSD card and USB card reader come in the box.
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Estes Proto-X Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Ready-to-Fly
  • 3First-Person View Fun
  • 4On-Board or Transmitter Video Recording
  • 5Intelligent Flight Control System
  • 6Expert Mode
  • 7Flip Mode
  • 8Seven LED Running Lights
  • 9650mAh 1S LiPo Battery Included
  • 10Spare Rotors In the Box

Enjoy the immersive experience of first-person view flying, and record your adventures to share with friends with the Proto-X FPV Quadcopter from Estes. This 4.5" diagonal mini quadcopter is ready-to-fly - meaning no assembly is required - and includes an integrated flight camera with 720p, 30 fps recording capability. So you can fly with a copter's eye view, the transmitter (radio controller) features a 4.5" LCD screen and built-in video receiver. Video can be recorded either within the camera or remotely on the transmitter - in either instance, a microSD card is used. A single 2GB microSD card and USB card reader come in the box.

A computerized flight control system with multiple flight modes means the Proto-X is suitable for all skill levels. By default, full safties are enabled to help keep the quadcopter flying even if the pilot makes an overzealous move. For experienced multi-rotor fliers, Expert Mode can be enabled to unlock the Proto-X's full potential. In this mode, aerial acrobatics including flips become possible. The Proto-X is suitable for indoor use, and can be flown outside as long as wind is minimal.

Propelling the quadcopter is a 650mAh LiPo battery, which is included along with a USB charging cable. The transmitter powers from four standard AA batteries, available separately.

Ready-to-Fly

A 2.4 GHz, 6-channel transmitter (radio controller) comes included and no assembly is required. The only thing you will need for it is four AA batteries. The transmitter features a 4.5" LCD display showing a live feed from the flight camera. A nondetachable LCD hood is included for use outdoors in bright sunlight

Note: Be sure to follow the pre-flight setup instructions in the manual before your first flight

First-Person View Fun

The integrated 720p camera in the Proto-X plus a 4.5" full-color display on the transmitter (radio controller) combine to give you an immersive FPV (first-person view) flying experience. On top of that, you can record your aerial adventures to share with friends - for this purpose, a 2GB microSD card and USB card reader are included

On-Board or Transmitter Video Recording

You have two choices for recording video: placing a microSD card in the camera itself; or placing a microSD card in the transmitter. The advantage of using the transmitter is that you can start and stop recording as you like; the advantage of recording in-camera is higher quality (720p at 30 fps) and an image that is free from radio static. A single 2GB card is included in the box - however, with a second card you can record both in-camera and to transmitter at the same time

Intelligent Flight Control System

A 3-axis gyro plus three accelerometers provide the flight control system (the on-board computer) with essential data to help ensure a stable flying condition - even during the most daring aerial acrobatics

Expert Mode

In this mode, computerized intervention is minimized to give advanced pilots the greatest degree of flying freedom

Flip Mode

When in Expert Mode, you can use rapid stick movements to flip the Proto-X in any direction - left, right, front, back (refer to manual for details)

Note: The Proto-X will not flip if the battery is too low

Seven LED Running Lights

Seven on-board running lights add to the fun, and allow visual contact with the Proto-X to be maintained at night

650mAh 1S LiPo Battery Included

The included flight battery features USB charging, making it easy to find a power source from which to refuel. A USB power cord also comes in the box

Spare Rotors In the Box

A set of four spare rotor blades are included, as well as a special "U" wrench used to remove and install them

Estes Proto-X Specs

Flight Control System
Sensors3-axis gyor
3 x accelerometers
FPV Camera
Resolution1280 x 720 (720p)
Frame Rate30 fps
LensFOV: 120°
Recording MediaMicroSD card
Flight Battery
Type650mAh 1S LiPo battery (1 x included)
Charging MethodUSB
Transmitter
Frequency2.4 GHz
Number of Channels6
Control ModesDefault: Mode 2
Supported: Mode 1
FPV DisplaySize: 4.5"
Power Requirements4 x AA batteries (available separately)
General
Replacement PartsESTE4556: Body Set
ESTE4557: Rotor Blade Set (4-pack)
ESTE4558: Motor Holder Set (4-pack)
ESTE4559: Rubber Landing Gear (4-pack)
ESTE4560: Screw Set (4-pack)
ESTE4561: Main PCB
ESTE4562: FPV Camera
ESTE4563: 5.8G Antenna
ESTE4564: Motor Set (4)
ESTE4565: USB Charging Cord
ESTE4566: LiPo 1S 3.7V 650mAh Flight Battery
ESTE4567: Rotor Blade Wrench
DimensionsDiagonal Distance Between Motors: 4.5" / 115 mm
Blade Length: 2.2" / 55 mm
WeightProto-X: 2 oz / 58 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.2 x 7.9 x 4.2"
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what can you do when the on an off switch comes apart ?
Asked by: Ralph B.
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Answered by: JOHN T.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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what is maximum range?
Asked by: Anonymous
I did a lot of looking into this unit before I bought it from B&H I watched a video on Youtube from some people who where able to get 90 yards flying at head height before they lost signal and to achieve a tremendous altitude have no idea how high but it was HIGH!!! i couldn't tell you my results because of my inexperience I lost (yes lost!!!) the unit in the first 15 minutes of using it Do yourself a huge favour and make sure you can hover indoors and all trim issues are solved before you take it outside. I thought in my large yard I would be safe but I lost control (I have NO experience with these things) after six hours searching I gave up. having said that it is an excellent little unit and if I could afford another done would get one!
Answered by: Andrew K.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Is it sturdy?
Asked by: Anonymous
It is strong and responsive , it is for outside fly more than inside . You need enough lite to have a good picture . The transmitter consumes a lot of batteries .
Answered by: dimitri j.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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how long will the battery last in minutes ?
Asked by: Anonymous
For the transmitter, about 20 minutes on a set of four AA's. The quad about 7 minutes.
Answered by: Joseph C.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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how fast does the proto x fpv fly?
Asked by: Anonymous
Way too fast for me. I keep crashing it.
Answered by: Sandra K.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

are there rotor guards that fit on this product?
Asked by: Anonymous
Nope. There is a guy out there that sells a 3D printing planf or one, but I can't remember what his name was. I took some light gauge aluminum wire and made loops around the blades, and then wrapped it to the body. It helped. The wire didn't seem to be affected by the wind. After A crash the blades were still ok, but sometimes I had to bend the wire back into a circle.
Answered by: Sandra K.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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what is the highest capacity micro SD card that can be used in the camera and also in the transmitter?
Asked by: Anonymous
I use 32mb and it captures about 5 flights.
Answered by: Joseph C.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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