If you have seen our previous posts, you know that we are intrigued with Eachine products due to their affordable pricing and great value. We are excited to see one of their upcoming offers hit the streets. The Eachine Aurora 68 is a brushless micro drone purposely built for indoor and limited outdoor applications.
Dimensions & Weight
- Wheelbase: 68mm
- Dimensions: 93mm x 93mm x 50mm
- 38.1mm 4-blade propellers
- 48g (without battery)
To start, this thing is TINY! The Aurora 68 is the smallest brushless racing drone (BNF) that we could find on the market, coming in at 68mm. A very close competitor with respect to size is the Furious FPV Moskito (70mm). Both of these drones come with propeller guards and are perfect for racing around the house, or garage if you’ve been banned! The biggest difference is the Aurora 68 is marked around $159.99 and possibly cheaper through sites like Banggood ($139.99 as of today). The Furious FPV, on the other hand, will set you back $249.00.
Let’s take a look at the guts of the Aurora 68.
- Minicube F3 w/ built in OSD (on-screen display)
- 10A BLHELI_S 16.5 1-2S 4 in 1 ESC Dshot600
- Eachine 1102 11500KV brushless motor
- 600TVL HD CMOS 1/4 inch FPV camera
- 5.8GHz 25mW 48 channel NTSC/PAL video transmitter
- Receiver options
- Betaflight OSD
- Rear LED ready
- Buzzer ready
- 2S 7.4V 400mah 30C lipo battery
There is a lot that Eachine packed into this tiny package. The flight controller and ESC are both mounted on a 20mm x 20mm hole pattern which saves space on the frame. The flight controller comes with a built in on-screen display for real-time readouts of battery voltage, RSSI (Received signal strength indication), artificial horizon, fly mode, fly time, etc. This is not a must have, but it is a nice addition if it serves no other purpose than telling you when the battery is getting low. The Aurora 68 also comes with an adapter cable to extend the connection to the flight controller out to a more accessible location.
4 in 1 ESC for Compact Construction
The 4 in 1 ESC provides a continuous 10A supply to the 1102 motors and short bursts (10 seconds) up to 15A. The motors are 11500KV (85100 RPM) and are paired with 38.1mm 4 blade propellers. No thrust data is provided for the motor, but we are assuming that the high speed motors are well paired with the tiny blades.
The Aurora 68 comes with a basic camera and leaves room for a possible upgrade. The video transmitter is also a fairly basic unit with 25mW output power. This seems to be geared more towards indoor flight which makes sense given its size and protective ducting.
As with other Eachine built drones, this one comes with the option between the three main receiver packages (Spektrum, Flysky, and Frsky).
That’s about it for the Aurora 68. This is not the lightest or the cheapest drone out there for this size, but it looks to offer a great alternative to the existing options on the market.
- It’s TINY!
- Likely resilient due to frame design
- Looks slick!
- Tiny Whoop alternative
- Basic camera
- Slightly heavier than Moskito
We are excited for the this drone to be released and hope to complete an Eachine Aurora 68 review as soon as we can get our hands on one! Check back soon.