I am no drone expert so lets get that straight first, I have dabbled with those micro copters before and this is my first proper drone and my experience with it was great with the learning curve on how to operate this drone which is packed with features you would see on more expensive drones such as DJI at a fraction of the cost..
Drones are huge now but of late have been causing issues around airports which is kinda stupid and going forward I can see new laws set in place which will topple the current ones we have here in Ireland and of course laws set out around the world. The cost to performance ratio has hit drones just like mobile phones and other tech and this makes it easier to put such tech into peoples hands which in turn will see more issues arise around the safety aspect of using drones which can be used quite well in a productive manner but we have to also look at the destructive side too.
This drone is easy to set up once you have some technical knowledge and then you have the app to accompany it once you are over this procedure you are good to go and start to enjoy what a drone offers. You have a decent sized control unit to attach your phone to with the ability to take images and record some great video once you get the basics right,the same controls are found both on the app and on the control unit.
My use of the drone was to firstly get use to using one which I did until a fucking seagull attacked it whilst getting some visuals over a local lake with waterfall and therefore lost a great deal of footage so pro-tip do not fly around gulls we all know what they are like in general.. It took me a few days to get the flight controls right and how to navigate with ease and thats how this drone works, A line from an old tv show once said “If you let it. it will almost fly itself” and it does and the only downfall is the 15 min battery life which is akin to electric cars but the one I tested only came with one battery,you can buy a configuration with three batteries and this is the one you need to go out and have some real fun with your drone.
The most important thing asides flying is how good the footage and images are well you can see below some images and then some video before my accident but overall I think they are impressive when you see the cost of this. The drone also took two drops from a height and lasted which is in the video,we hide nothing in this as all reviews and let it roll as you see it, it will happen but to be honest I thought it was finished but no.. You do get spares and I would strongly advise you use the blade protectors.
SOME PHOTOS TAKEN LOW LIGHT AND DAY TIME
Overall this is a simple to use drone once you get the hang of it packed with specs galore and can be used in many scenarios be it just for fun,film,media and reporting within legal limits and so on and for me this is easy to recommend due to the value for money you get compared to the competition out there, I know some guys own drones that have spent hundreds more on drones getting what this one has to offer and there is several variations of this model that are really affordable in comparison, See more in the review below.
– GPS positioning mode provides a more accurate flight.
– with low power protection overcurrent protection.