My second quadcopter after a Husban X4 mini, wanted to learn how to fly bigger and better Quads and this one ticks all the boxes, it's not racer and never will be, but that's not who this quad is made for, its made for beginners, just like me. I have crashed this so many times, the prop guards get damaged but some tape sorts that out, flight time isn't that long, but take the camera off the bottom and its better, the camera works, but that's about the best can be said for it, mine is now tucked away in the spare bits n bobs draw.
If you are looking for a first quad this is a great choice, it flies well and is very easy and stable, prefect for kids, if you don't want to spend a lot and want something that won't break in the first few days, you can fly it indoors if you have a large room, but it's not ideal, with the control on rate 1 its supper slow great for learning but not great if there is more than a slight breeze, press the button for rate 2 and things are much better but again, this thing is so light that it will get blown around a bit, so if you go up above your fence hieght early on, be prepared to go knocking on neighbours doors to get it back if you are flying in a small backyard.
Overall a great first choice just to play around with to see if flying quads is something you want to get into or not, parts are cheap and readily available on Amazon if you do break anything, but like I said I have crashed lots and lots of times and so far hot clue and tape are all the spares I have needed, the only thing you will need are extra batteries, I got 4 x 700mah ones with a charger that work well, with the camera removed it flies for about 10-12 minutes or so, less if you are giving it lots of juice.
As a first time drone buyer, I was aware this was recommended as an ideal starter drone. I can agree wholeheartedly with this, as with a little practice you can have a lot of fun with this. Theres also some room for learning the ropes with modding / repairs with cheap and easy to buy spare parts. The only issue I have had personally, was the pins that the camera connects to are a little easy to bend / snap. I have already replaced a motor after burning one out, and if you plan to do this yourself then be aware you will need a soldering iron. Don't let that put you off attempting a fix like that though, as in the long run you will get more out of it!
Flies very high! Can take quite a beating usually. Aerial acrobatics indoors not recommended! Don't forget to use the controller to tweak hovering for ease of use.
Had this for 2 weeks now and I am having so much fun with it. Easy to fly and once you get a feel for the controls you will be wanting to race it. Or just go fast Range is ok 100feet or so. Camera is good and quality of picture and videos is good. But I tend to fly it with minimal weight for more control and extended flight times.
I treated this drone like it was built to survive, and it is built to survive. Admitignly one of the engine cogs is broke and waiting of parts, but you can pick up replacement drone packs for about £8-15, but I have flown this hard, and it is a brilliant starter drone, for price,flight time and durability and controls.
I am now waiting of the Syma S5SW FPV, as I wanna move up to a diy racing drone. And these symas are the perfect.
And if you treat yours with more respect then mine, then no parts should break. I love extreme flying so i was bound to break a part or 2.
Bought this as a gadget for myself. Must say it's easy to control and robust my only issue is the camera. Instructions tell you how to set it up, but no matter what I do I can't get the camera to connect to my phone. Instructions say blinking red light on camera , but no blinking red light to be had. Searched for a couple of hours on the net all to no avail. Will contact seller for fix. All in all apart from the camera a good gadget. And for info, no FPV or headless mode on this model
Well packaged. Easy to set up. Comes with small screwdriver. Recommend pitching additional batteries and charger if you are like me. Never flown anything so still practicing. Just wanted to try. Not masterd it yet but the controls appears very good and procice.... once I get better. Not tried the camara as yet so can't comment. Need to be able to fly it better first.
I hovered between two and three stars on this. The quadcopter itself is good for this price range, but customer service is not. Regardless of price ! The 'copter flys well and is quite easy to control with practice. My son is much better at that than me. Photo' quality is improving with practice. The buying experience was let down by poor customer service. The original listing I saw offered a spare battery and memory card. Neither arrived with the package. With the battery, I clicked on a 'what other customers bought' tab, this led me to a slightly different product which did not offer battery, my mistake you may say. The memory card was going to be forwarded. Two months later, no sign. They are cheap enough now, but annoying non the less. Read and re-read listings before ordering.
Brought this product for my dad for his birthday and he absolutely loves it. Had a go myself and its very easy to control and use. Very good price and the camera is great for the size and cost of the product. Thank you.