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
- Banggood: https://oscarliang.com/product-4om8
- RDQ (DJI camera): https://oscarliang.com/product-ai4p
- RDQ (Polar camera): https://oscarliang.com/product-bhu6
- Banggood: https://oscarliang.com/product-bqyb
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 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 :)