UDI RC U845 Wi-Fi 2.4GHz 6 Axis Gyro FPV Drone with HD Camera RTF Quadcopter Bundle with Battery
Product Description: After finding all helicopter shaped drones, here is something different. This UFO shaped drone is sure to excite you, especially when you know that it is much easier to handle than others.
The Headless Mode makes maneuvering simple as you do not need to worry about the orientation of the drone and just take it forward / backward / right side or left side with utmost ease.
The box contains the U845 Wi-Fi FPV Quadcopter with HD camera, 1 controller of 2.4 GHz frequency, 1 USB charger, 2 Lithium polymer (LiPo) batteries (3.7 V 350 mAh), a user manual and 4 spare propellers. You need to buy 4 AAA batteries for the controller.
Features: This drone has multiple- axis- gyro (6 axis gyro) that helps in stabilizing the drone. The U845 comes with 2 batteries so that your flying time is doubled. The USB charger comes handy to recharge the drained battery while you swap it with a fully charged one. However, to increase the efficiency of the USB charger, it is advisable to connect it to a current of 0.5 to 1 A.
The charging time for the drone battery is around 120 minutes and on a single charge the drone can take to air for 6-9 minutes.
The HD Wi-Fi camera of the drone permits real time transmission of videos to your smartphone via IOS or Android system.
Even while performing 360 degrees flips, the video quality is unchanged due to the stabilizing system installed.
The controller range is 50-80 meters and the video transmission range is 30 meters. You can pair the controller with installed app on the phone and then pilot the drone from that. However, this needs practice and good synchronization.
Advantages: The most endearing feature of this drone is its UFO shape. This ensures that the propellers and other control points are well under a “roof”, without projecting out. Thus, there are less chances of the drone getting entangled in tree branches or other stuff. Nonetheless, the quadcopter has pretty powerful and sensitive motors. Therefore, make sure that you push the throttle carefully so that it does not gather extra speed and crash or go out of control.
The camera on drone has Wi-Fi connectivity to transfer the videos or images in real time to your mobile.
This is a very light drone that weighs 1.4 lbs (approx. 635 grams)
Disadvantages: Due to its light weight and powerful sensors and motors, if you do not learn to control it well, there are chances of damage and crashes.
Even though the controller range is 50-80 meters, the video transmission range is only 30 meters. Thus, one needs to maintain that distance while selecting the video shooting spots, in order to obtain good quality footage.
The motors and circuit board takes a direct hit by prolonged usage. Hence, make sure that there is a break of at least 10 minutes between flights to rest the drone. This will automatically increase the life span of the machine.
Verdict: This is a good drone for beginners, more so because of its Headless Mode. So piloting the drone without hassles of orientation is great for novice. Just practice well before you master the art of soaring and scaling the sky.