Spoiler alert: the iFlight Nazgul Evoque F5 is probably the best BNF FPV drone iFlight has ever produced. Let me talk you through the features, how it compares to the previous version, and how it flies.
So Many Variations?!
When I was looking at their product page, I was confused as hell. There are many different variations for the same iFlight Nazgul5 Evoque F5. But basically the differences are:
- Two frame configurations: deadcat (long range) and squashed (freestyle and racing)
- 4S and 6S
- Analog and DJI
- Finally, within DJI versions, you might also have different camera options: DJI camera and Caddx Polar
The one I am reviewing here is the squashed 6S DJI version with Polar camera, with TBS Crossfire receiver.
Where to Buy
- AliExpress: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_DnP7REV
- RDQ (DJI camera): https://oscarliang.com/product-ai4p
- RDQ (Polar camera): https://oscarliang.com/product-bhu6
- AliExpress: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_DnP7REV
The drone is nicely packaged, and you will find all the informative labels and stickers on the drone, super helpful if you are a beginner.
In the box we have the following accessories:
- 1 x Nazgul5 Evoque F5 FPV Racing Drone
- 8 x Nazgul F5 Props
- 2 sets of Battery Pads
- 3 x LiPo straps of different width
- USB-C cable
Note: 3D printed GoPro mount is not included but can be purchased separately.
- Arm Thickness: 6mm
- Bottom plate thickness: 2.5mm and 3mm
- Top plate thickness: 2mm
- FC: SucceX- E Mini F7
- ESC: SucceX-E Mini 45A BLHeli 32
- XING-E Pro 2207 4S 2750KV / 6S 1800KV
- FPV Camera: Caddx Polar
- VTX: Caddx Vista (DJI FPV system)
- Nazgul F5 propellers
- Weight: 421g (without battery and GoPro mount), 780g with 6S 1100mah and GoPro 7
Differences From Previous Nazgul5
My review of the previous iFlight Nazgul5. To sum up the differences, the new Evoque has the following improvements
- FC uses more sturdy USB-C port
- Protective side plates
- Additional options in frame configuration: deadcat and squashed X
- Better FPV camera in DJI version
- More impressive LED lights
As you can see, most of the changes are cosmetics.
The 6mm arms that are sandwiched by two 2.5mm carbon plates, making this quad super sturdy and stiff. This is great for both durability and flight performance. The arms can be swapped out by removing only 3 bolts when damaged.
The side panels is a new addition to the Nazgul5 Evoque FPV drone. Not only for cosmetics, they also provide protection to the electronics inside the frame and keep it clean from grass juice :) This is important as the quad is configured as “props out”, the propellers spins towards the FC stack and everything on the prop will be thrown that way.
Both USB-C port in the FC and Vista come with rubber cap so debris can’t get stuck in there, which is a really nice touch by iFlight.
Some might have concern over cooling due to the side plates, but it doesn’t seem to have an effect on overheating during my testing. As long as you are flying there should be enough airflow to cool the electronics down.
They used a lot more 3D printed parts in this model, which looks cool and also functional.
The XT60 pigtail and VTX antenna connector are fitted very nicely in a 3D printed holder. It looks much better than the previous version, and it keeps the wires away from spinning props.
They are using the XING-E Pro 2207 6S 1800KV motors here, arguably one of the best motors on the market right now. These motors have no marking on them which is kind of interesting.
Battery strap and pads on top plate. You can use two straps if you want, they provided 3 in the box.
The the Nazgul5 Evoque has LED inside, and with the light pipes on the arms, bottom plate and side panels, the drone looks absolutely amazing at night. LED color can be customized in Betaflight.
The new Evoque is using smaller 20x20mm FC and ESC stack, which is really pushing the limit in a 5inch 6S drone. But this drone has been released for months and I have not seen many reports of fault, and so far it’s hold up well for me.
It’s probably not the lightest 5″ quad in the world with all those cosmetic parts, but as a freestyle quad it’s still very decent.
The Nazgul5 Evoque is a high end BNF FPV drone, and it definitely feels like one!
I don’t have much to say about flight performance except it’s really good. Honestly it flies almost the same as the previous Nazgul V2, which is awesome for a BNF FPV drone. iFlight clearly spent some time tuning in factory before shipping them out.
However it is about 20g heavier than the last version, you can kind of feel the difference in handling and momentum especially when flying with a GoPro. It’s not the end of the world, still a very powerful drone and it can handle the extra weight without issue.
If you have the budget, you can’t go wrong with the iFlight Nazgul Evoque.
Like last time i reviewed the Nazgul V2, I think I can still improve the PID and filter tune a little bit more, and I will post my result here with some footage too :)
Hi Oscar and thank you for your interesting review. Could you tell me if with the squashed frame the propellers are visible in the video footage of the Caddx and also of a possible Gopro?
When are you going to post a update on the PID tuning for this specific quad?
At the moment I cannot use PIDToolbox on my laptop because there’s a bug for the latest MacOS causes the problem to crash, still waiting for PIDToolbox to release a fix (they are aware of it).
Also Betaflight will soon release version 4.4 so I might as well wait for it to tune this quad.
Are ready to post the PID PID tuning for this specific quad?
Not until PIDToolbox fix the compatibility issue with MacOS, I can’t tune it outdoor. Not much I can do.
Oscar estoy armando un evoque desde cero tengo algunas dudas sobre el diagrama de los leds no encuentro info tienes de casualidad este diagrama
nice review; are you sure about motors kv? As you can see by the shape, they are Xing2 and not Xing E-Pro; on stores and also on iFlight site, they only have Xing2 2207 black 1750kv, and on others store is reported that Evoque have these motors.
However i don’t think they are really different for just 50kv!
Let us know
Those motors have no label so we can only rely on what the specs says.
But KV on the motors are usually just rough estimation, they are not always accurate.
Hello, my name is Chris, so I have the iFlight Nazgul Evoque F5 with a Blitz Mini F722 E55 2-6s stack combo FC connected to a DJI Vista kit and FrySkyX2 RX and I use an RM TX16S, it was working fine until I upgraded my radio to Edge TX I know I upgraded it correctly because my other quad (ProTek 35) paired fine and flew just fine. I had to bind my nazgul again which worked but now when I hit the arm switch it just beeps at me, and the blades won’t spin and I can’t figure out why. I hooked it up to Beta Flight and everything looks like it’s fine. So any reason or fix that you might know to solve my problem? Thanks! CV.
In this post, scroll down to “How to check for arming issue in Betaflight?”
I explain how to check “Arming disable flag”, it will tell you why Betaflight is not allowing you to arm.
I had the same issue until I set my throttle -100 until then it would not arm if it’s above -100 would not let me arm
I have just received my Iflight evoque 6s but it seems to have crossfire reciever installed I asked for no reciever as I have a dji fpv radio transmitter can I still bind with my dji radio or does the crossfire need to be changed or removed ?
If the SBUS pin on the Vista is connected to the FC already, and it’s not sharing the same UART as Crossfire, then you don’t need to remove The Crossfire receiver. Just need to change RX protocol in Betaflight to SBUS, and enable Serial_RX for the UART SBUS is connected to, disable Serial_RX for the UART Crossfire is connected to.
If Crossfire and SBUS are sharing the same UARt then you definitely want to remove Crossfire as it will confuse the FC.
Thanks for replying Oscar but i have discovered it was not a crossfire but an ELRS 2.4G antenna for binding to the commando 8 radio of which i have been unsuccessful in binding with, i have also tried to bind my dji fpv radio to the Nazgul air unit and i got a green lite indicating it has binded but the radio wont arm it ? i have activated and updated the goggles and air unit but am unable to bind with neither of my radios ? ? ideally i would like to use the dji radio with it is there any help you could kindly share i would be super grateful ?
Jarrod (Thank you)
If you go to Betaflight Configurator, receiver page, can you see any movement in the channels when you move the sticks on the radio?
If the receiver and radio are bound (green light), then the issue is probably just Betaflight configurations. I have a guide on how to setup DJI radio: https://oscarliang.com/dji-fpv-system-setup/#:~:text=You%20can%20configure%20radio%20settings,in%20the%20%E2%80%9CCalibration%E2%80%9D%20menu.
is there enough room to fit a IFLIGHT SUCCEX-D MINI F7 TWING V2?
I have burnt my fc out. Looking to replace it. Would you recommend going with the iflight fc or is there a better one to upgrade to?
Thanks in advance man.
Any updates on the improved PID and filter tune?
I recently bought an iFlight Nazgul5 Evoque F5 F5D DeadCat GPS Version (4S / Analog / with FrSky R-XSR Receiver)
Would you help me to recommend some batteries, radios and FPV goggles with it?
And also did I make the right choice instead of going 6S, I went with 4S as this is my first FPV drone (I used to own a DJI mini)
4S is totally fine for freestyle. 6S is more popular for racing.
Battery recommendations: https://oscarliang.com/best-4s-6s-lipo-batteries/#gaoneng-budget-option-1
For radio and goggles, check out my gear: https://oscarliang.com/my-tools-gear-quads/
Would a Dji remote controller work on this model of nazgul evoque (the model with TBS crossfire… )? I have only the dji remote controller and dji V2 goggles. Would I need to make some adjustments for it to work with the controller?
Yes if you get the one with Vista installed. But you’d have to wire the SBUS pin on the Vista to one of the spare RX pin on the FC and set it up in Betaflight.
If you are not sure, we are happy to help walk you through over at “intoFPV.com”
Now just have to get inav on there ?
Nice reviews, I’m still figuring what to buy for next quad. Nazgul Evoque in my list but I never build my own quad. It’s easy to buy BNF quad no need think to much but if i build my own quad I can learn more about fpv
You should really fact check your reviews, the motors they used are not Xing-E pro they are Xing 2 1855kv painted black and the kv might be different because they don’t list the kv they just say 4s or 6s. Also you say it comes with 4 nazgul F5 props when you clearly show 8 props in the picture, also you say it comes with “3 Lipo straps of differing widths” and also “4 battery straps” uh ok you show the 3 lipo straps of differing widths but you do not show any other straps of any kind to be confused with ” 4 battery straps”. Come on Oscar Liang you are better than this! Also you didn’t mention the analog side of this Nazgul V2 to V3-Evoque comparison. On the analog side they give you less with this quad. 1. the vtx went from 800mw to 600mw, the original nazgul V2 has an F4 FC and BLheli S ESC the updated Nazgul V2 with Iflight Racecam has an F7 FC but still sadly BLHeli S ESC and lastly but not least by a mile the New IFlight Evoque analog model debuted with a BLHeli S ESC but has since been updated to BLheli 32.
I have bought 2 6S Evoques (one each of squashed X and deadcat), ordered at different times from different places and both came with Xing E Pro 1800kv motors and are marked as such. In my experience it depends on timing as sometimes they sub parts when unavailable due to demand (like at Xmas), but they are defo Xing E Pros.
Do you experience any difference in flight behavior between Squashed-X and Deadcat?
To be honest, very little. Probably because Betaflight is now so good. The main difference is just where the FPV cam and GoPro are positioned. you are less likely to see the props in a deadcat config. Maybe X config is a little more snappy when doing acrobatics because the thrusts are more evenly distributed.
Hi Oscar i just bought Nazgul evoque f5 with the dji vista i was wondering if i could install the rssr reciever to it thanks