Review: iFlight Nazgul Evoque F5 FPV Drone

by Oscar
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Iflight Nazgul Evoque F5 Fpv Drone Gopro

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

Analog Version: 

DJI Version: 

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.

Iflight Nazgul Evoque F5 Fpv Drone Unbox

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
  • Screws

Note: 3D printed GoPro mount is not included but can be purchased separately.

Iflight Nazgul Evoque F5 Fpv Drone Unbox Accessories

 

Specs

  • 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.

Iflight Nazgul Evoque F5 Fpv Drone Fpv Camera

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.

Iflight Nazgul Evoque F5 Fpv Drone Frame Side Panel

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.

Iflight Nazgul Evoque F5 Fpv Drone 3d Printed Parts

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.

Iflight Nazgul Evoque F5 Fpv Drone Crossfire Antenna Xt60

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.

Iflight Nazgul Evoque F5 Fpv Drone Motor

Battery strap and pads on top plate. You can use two straps if you want, they provided 3 in the box.

Iflight Nazgul Evoque F5 Fpv Drone Top Plate Battery PadThe 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.

Iflight Nazgul Evoque F5 Fpv Drone LedThe 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.

Iflight Nazgul Evoque F5 Fpv Drone Fc Stack Vista

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.

Iflight Nazgul Evoque F5 Fpv Drone Gopro

Iflight Nazgul Evoque F5 Fpv Drone Gopro 2

Flight Testing

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 :)

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6 comments

Matt 10th January 2022 - 9:09 pm

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?
Thank you!

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Oscar 12th January 2022 - 11:31 am

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”

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Mark 4th January 2022 - 9:22 pm

Now just have to get inav on there 😎

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Juanito 3rd January 2022 - 1:06 am

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

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Jacob Hughes 2nd January 2022 - 8:59 pm

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.

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Jacob 10th January 2022 - 10:38 pm

Jacob,
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.

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