I am no drone expert so lets get that out of the way nor claim to be one however I am seeing many people in the tech world (some that never flew drones either and this being their first) pushing a certain brand claiming €400 is what you call an affordable drone which is utter bullshit. OK the brand in question is DJI that make good drones dont get me wrong but the constant push at €400 and affordable is BS and should be ignored unless you are using in a professional capacity and have being flying drones before and have had the practice of their basic functions before you go and shed out big money on the more expensive ones.
Drones come in all shapes and sizes and of course price point and can be picked up cheap as the one in this review for example. If you are new to drones start out on the smaller cheap scale to get the skills to understand how they work rather than shell out and lose your affordable €400 drone and be pissed off for a long time over it, At least loosing a cheap drone is not a big deal and a fraction of the price.
This drone comes in several variants and all cheap but can go up much higher and here is where to start. I have lost a drone and I know many other who have only my first drone loss was non expensive and I got over it however I know some folk who have lost expensive ones going in with the expert approach and never flew a drone before and I just laugh.
This drone has all the features of more expensive drones bar the camera quality and it is sufficient to have fun and learn the basics before you move up to more expensive gear, As with many drones battery life is the problem but you can purchase separate batteries to have longer sessions and fun and get shots you could never do otherwise and drones are a new approach to getting things done in more ways than one. You can configure your package here with this drone with battery quantity,camera quality and more which I think is great.
It is simple to setup use and learn the basics with easy to use controls on the joypad or use the on screen controls from your smartphone with basis toggles again on both to capture images,record videos and do basic commands controlling it. This is a first of several drones I will be checking out and this time around I had brutal weather and it was windy which made it hard to get good stabilised footage but I went out to see what it was capable of doing in such conditions and the results are good given the poor camera on this but the day footage is good enough and a great way to get started before you get the skills and knowledge built up and shed out truck loads of money for the likes of DJI and so on.
– GPS positioning mode provides a more accurate flight.
– 5G wifi fpv distance up to 250m.
– Follow me: the aircraft will fix the controlling cellphone and follow the operator whichever direction he moves.
– With altitude hold mode function provides stable flight.
– One Key Takeoff /Landing. One press automatically taking off or landing, the drone will take off or go back to the position where it took off.
– With low power protection overcurrent protection.
Function: Up/down, Forward/backward, Turn left/right, Sideward flight, 3-level flight speed, LED Light, GPS Positioning, Follow Me, Surrounding Flight, Waypoint Flight, Altitude Hold Mode, Headless Mode, One Key Return, One Key Takeoff /Landing, WiFi FPV, Camera/Video