Few months ago I ordered the Lizard95 from Banggood. I saw many reviews on it and I saw it many times too.

It was really a good and bad surprise ! I got a broken camera, the image was really horrible and I got weird pixels on it. Fortunately, Banggood changes it for free so I have been able to play with it.

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You will be able to find many reviews about it on rcgroups and on others blogs so I will not go with that in this post.

I will focus on what things I did to improve my flights !

Probably the first tiny modification to do is to change the velcro for the battery because the one provided is really poor quality. After multiple search I found that the 3M dual lock is perfect. You cut a piece for the drone and one for the battery and it is amazing how it is strong and easy to remove !

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You will notice that you don't have a lot of space on the bottom of the drone to lock the battery, so I suggest to 3D print one of these parts to have a correct support for the battery and the dual lock:

Camera

I'm still using the default camera provided by Banggood:

I'm not really sure why the "replacement" camera I got is not the same as the default camera sent with the drone, but it seems a better one and I have not noticed any problem with the temperature with it, contrary to the default one.

You can change the frequency by clicking on the only button.

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and change the 25mw/100mw power by doing a long press, and an indication is done via a blue led (on = 100 mw, off = 25mw)

Please note that is only a NTSC camera and not a PAL.

I will try to update this part when I will get a DVR :)

I saw some people embedded RunCam Micro Swift so it seems that you can do if you want. I have not been able to do it, because I don't have this camera, and unfortunately I don't have access to a 3D printer for TPU :(

Battery

The stock battery from EACHINE is really good, and they have a lot of spare.

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It is a 3S, 11.1 V, 550 mah, 40C rate, 44.5 grams and with an XT30 connector.

I searched across posts and blog what could be a good battery for such drone, and I think that the Tattu (3S, 11.1 V, 450 mah, 75 C rate, 42 grams) are really nice.

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I'm really doing better flights with the Tattu compared to the stock one, and I have not really good numbers but I'm sure that I did longer flights.

Propellers

The default propellers are good but not too strong when you crashed :(

I tried the Gemfan Hulkie 2040 and they are really awesome and durable (and you have multiple colors)

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If you want to improve the protection for the drone and the propellers you can use these propellers guard !

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So finally with these modifications the look of the drone is totally different and you will enjoy it !

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"That's all folks !"