Team BlackSheep, the Gemini’s manufacturer, has revolutionized the way we think of mini racer multirotors. I mean, this is one sleek, awesome looking product. All matte black with neon green propellers, this copter is simply stunning and is packed with features that advanced and novice users will enjoy.
Excited as I am to see this bad boy in action? You can view a video from the manufacturer right above.
TBS Gemini FPV Racer Specs
- Top speed of 90km/h.
- 8 GHz and 2.4 GHz video variant availability.
- 4” props.
- 6 rotor design.
- Built-in FPV Camera.
- 3S and 4S battery capability.
Meant for racing, this copter is lightning fast and will dominate any race you participate in. Topping off at 90 km/h, you’ll reach top speeds that heavier models simply can’t match.
The features of this little racer will blow your mind, and its agility is simply unseen anywhere else.
One of the standout features is the ESC being fully-modular. This allows the flyer to be able to customize their flight and repair as necessary.
Other models do not allow you to swap out parts with this level of ease or ensure that you’re able to optimize weight efficiency to maintain high flight speeds and the utmost in control at the same time.
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Team BlackSheep also includes what they call their secret sauce in the design. What does this mean? No one knows for sure, but from the current mentions of the product online, it seems to make the product extra durable and easy to swap out parts.
Speed and Control
The major factor you need to consider when buying a FPV racer is the speed and overall control. A quadcopter is no good if it can hit 90 KM/h, but handles like a shopping cart with a loose wheel. Instead, you need to balance speed with agile controls so that you can maneuver through the air smoothly. That’s not too much to ask for, right?
We already mentioned that the Gemini can hit speeds of 90 KM/h, but this is paired with some serious control that will make any pilot’s jaw drop.
Using a forward tilting motor design, pilots are able to reach high speeds while being able to turn on a dime.
You’ll find that this product is very versatile. You can use it on a straight race, or zip in and out of trees without fear of not making a sharp turn in time.
The controls are based on the Taulabs flight control design, so you know that it’s good.
There is a built-in FPV camera. The camera details are oddly not mentioned on the manufacturer’s website, but you have to assume that since so much detail has gone into this product, it’s decent.
If you’re like me and only the best camera will do, there is an option to add an HD camera to the copter. This is what I would feel most comfortable doing as of right now until I had a chance to see how the built-in camera works.
Since a modular design is used, you may or may not want some of the options included. Upon buying the product, you can remove some of the included items if you don’t need them. However, for an insanely low price, you’ll get:
- The TBS Gemini frame
- 6 motors
- All necessary props
- TBS Unify 5.8 GHz
- 3S Battery
- Flight control
- CORE PNP25
- FPV camera
You’ll also receive the option to buy spare parts. I would suggest buying a few extra props as these always seem to be the first item to break on any FPV racer.
You’re probably ready to pull out your wallet and plunk some money down on this product. Unfortunately, you may need to wait – maybe.
The first batch released sold out super-fast and made it nearly impossible for everyone to buy the Gemini.
After the test run, the manufacturer saw such a high demand and immediately started working on the second batch of the product.
Batch 2 was meant for any preorders that were pending and shipped out at the end of October. Now, you can expect to wait 3 – 4 weeks if the product is sold out before more will become available.
It’s recommended that you check the product page right on the manufacturer’s main site, found here, to see if the product is in stock.
New features and news about the Gemini is still coming out. You can keep up with the latest news by visiting Team BlackSheep’s official YouTube page found here.
Pilots that have been lucky enough to preorder this product and have received their item simply love it. Everyone states how fast and easy to setup this model is. The speeds are also said to be insanely fast.