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Review Dbpower MJX X400W FPV Drone with Wifi Camera

The Dbpower MJX X400W (also known as The Hawkeye-VII) is a product of the Hawkeye Company that was released early this year. When we analyzed the features and capabilities that this drone is able to perform, it became quite clear that the DBPOWER X400W is likely to become a game-changer in the current market.

This drone has incorporated a few features that have made it trendy even with the social media platforms. Never before did recreational drones, costing about $80, implemented features of VR 3D headset, remote control features, and a headless mode like this drone does!

This being a very new drone in the market, you could suspect that it has been sailing low in the sales. However, this has not been the case. The drone attracted a huge market, and will undoubtedly go higher to compete with the leading drones in the market like the Syma X5, for which you can get more information by reading our in-depth review. If you’ll need a recreational drone that has both looks and an unmatched flight experience, then try out this drone. It hardly disappoints.

In this review, we’ll take a look at some of the great features of this drone as well as the popular drawbacks that are likely to face its dominance. We will also showcase the popular drawbacks that you may never get to read anywhere else. So, make a point to read every detail.

 

The Dbpower X400W (also known as The Hawkeye-VII) is a product of the Hawkeye Company that was released early this year. When we analyzed the features and capabilities that this drone is able to perform, it became quite clear that the Dbpower X400W is likely to become a game-changer in the current market.

This drone has incorporated a few features that have made it trendy even with the social media platforms. Never before did recreational drones, costing about $80, implemented features of VR 3D headset, remote control features, and a headless mode like this drone does!

Product specifications:

  • Headless Mode: Usually, the forward direction of a flying multi-rotor is the same as the nose direction.
  • 3D Split Screen Display: Compatible with 3D VR HEADSET on MJX FPV APP.
  • FPV Real Time Transsmision: Connect your phone with the drone and the view will be shown directly on your phone.
  • High Capacity Battery: Control the X400W drone from 100 meters away.
  • One Key 3D Roll.

Build Specifications

Packaging:

The DBPOWER X400W is often packaged in an RTF (Ready-To-Fly) state. This means, it does not require welding at all: it is able to take flights off the box (if the battery is well charged). Besides the drone, you will find the following components in the packaging:

  • The DBPOWER X400W drone
  • A transmitter
  • A battery (3.7V, 750maH)
  • A USB charger
  • 4 spare blades
  • A user’s manual

Note: The TX transmitter requires three AA 1.5V batteries that are not included within the drone’s package. So, make a point to buy them separately. In addition, one of the iconic features of the Hawkeye-VII is the 3D VR headset. This peculiar headset combines an advanced type of glasses that are enjoined in a classy wearable headset.

The glasses can be interlinked with the drone camera to offer an exact look as that of the drone while on air. That is a great feature, isn’t it? Yet, these headsets aren’t included in the drone packaging either. You will have to buy them separately from the drone itself.

Design And Durability:

As mentioned before, this drone’s design is both fancy and ultimately very distinctive. The physical anatomy seems like something drawn out of a science fiction scene of Star Wars.

The DBPower MJX X400W has two double slanted fronts (headless) with one of the fronts having cutely placed LED lights that look like two eyes.  This double slant design (headless design) enables the drone to navigate with agility both to front and back directions as it tends to switch the head direction.

Either way, the LED lights serve a great deal when flying in night mode.  Also, the drone has a somewhat raised landing gear that helps to protect the fragile lower parts like the camera.

The plastic material used for the body seems durable enough to sustain most of the crashes that the drone may encounter during flights. In addition, the prop guards of the DBPOWER X400W drone are in such a unique design that they protect the propellers from any crushes.

If you’re a beginner, we recommend starting with indoor flights as there may be connectivity issues – especially when controlled by the app. Thus, it is advised that you first learn to use the manual TX transmitter controls perfectly before taking the drone for outdoor flights.

The main shortcoming that is likely to hinder this drone’s durability is the drone’s light weight. The DBPOWER X400W weights a staggering 112g only! Though this weight enables it to move easily on air, it also makes it vulnerable to strong winds (winds exceeding 5mph).  Also, never fly this drone in a rainy season; it will be blown away. Yet, the fact that it isn’t water resistant means it will get spoilt by water quite easily.

Camera:

Since DBPower MJX X400W is more of a recreational drone, producers didn’t put that much emphasis on the camera quality. Thus, the drone is equipped with a fixed camera with medium resolution which is able to create videos at about 30 fps. The first conclusion you can take from here, is that this drone was not designed for aerial photography.

However, the camera was installed to offer a full FPV experience as well the Virtual Reality view with the aid of the 3D headset. After all, given the $80 price tag of this drone, what could you expect anyway?

Among the key strengths of this drone is the drone’s stability when operating in a calm environment. With the help of the 6-axis gyro, it is able to shoot awesome videos that lack the shakiness of most drone videos. In addition, this drone lacks the long signal lag that most mini-drones have. As such, it does have a faster speed of sending images and videos that could help you shoot live domestic events like birthdays. It isn’t advisable to use this drone in commercial filming/photography.

Battery & Flight Time:

The DBPOWER X400W quadcopter comes with a single 3.7V 750mAh battery that takes about 120 minutes to fully charge and drains in between 8 and 9 minutes. If you are a hobbyist then you know one battery won’t be enough for the little bird. Thus, go ahead and buy at least 3 batteries. This will stretch your flight time from 8 minutes to about 25 minutes.

Keep in mind that this flight time can be lowered if you fly the drone in the night mode and use the FPV control features because the two drain a lot of power.

In order to get a longer lifespan for your drone’s battery, you should always ensure you discharge the battery completely before recharging it, and you can find out more about such tips and tricks in our article about the ways to extend your drone flight time.

Controller:

The effective control of the Hawkeye-VII combines the strengths of both the TX transmitter (with manual controls) and an app controller in piloting the quadcopter. The TX controller gives you an easy-to-connect access via the use manual controls and 2.4G connectivity.

It also helps you mark the altitude of the drone as well as the signal strengths. The app, on the other hand, is more user-friendly and allows you to have the FPV experience. But it should be noted that the drone responds faster to the transmitter controls than those of the app.

Due to the fact that this bot has in the past recorded cases of total failure to respond to app signals, it is highly recommended that you learn to use the manual controls in an indoor setup before starting to use the app in an outdoor setup.

In a nutshell, the control mechanism of this drone uses a private WiFi network. The drone initializes itself and broadcasts special Wi-Fi signals that can be picked by the transmitter and the phone controller to ease control. Thus, always ensure you avoid using this drone in a place with many WiFi networks for more efficiency.

The controlling app is known as “MJX C4005 FPV” and is free to download for both iOS and Android users.

Flight Performance:

The X400W drone is far too awesome in flight performance! As mentioned before, this drone fits perfectly as a recreational drone and it doesn’t disappoint. It can make instantaneous 3D spins, as well as swing to and from, with agility. Its transmitter has a one-key-3D roll that makes the spin drill even more fascinating. The other distinctive flight features include:

  • Effective flight control range: 100 meters
  • Maximum flight speed: 5mpH
  • Maximum flight duration: 9 minutes

Value For Money & Guarantee:

Currently, the DBPOWER X400W costs between $80 and $140 according to the seller. However, you should know that you can negotiate the price with certain sellers and even get it lower than $80!

We checked and it seems that the producer doesn’t offer any warranties. Nonetheless, most sellers will accept to replace the drone in case it arrives in an incomplete or broken state. Still, you need to check thoroughly because there are sellers that will not accept any changes or returns.

Unique Features:

The DBPOWER X400W quadcopter has the following 3 unique features:

  • The Headless Mode: normally a drone’s head (nose) determines the drone’s front direction. However, with the X400W’s headless flying mode, the nose has nothing to do with the forward direction. The front will be determined by the direction of the remote controller.
  • A VR 3D headset: This unique headset allows you to experience a view that is similar to the one you could have if you were really inside the drone.
  • It also has a one-key 3D roll button that helps to perform instant 3D spins.

What’s in the box?

The package of the drone contains:

  • One quadcopter with camera;
  • A transmitter;
  • The 3.7V 750mAh battery;
  • USB charging cable;
  • Four spare propellers;
  • The user manual;
  • A screwdriver.

 

DBPOWER MJX X400W Drone Pros:

  • Compatible with VR headsets;
  • Is very steady when flying and has a headless mode for easier flying;
  • Has LED light for visibility at night;
  • The battery lasts for a sufficient amount of time;
  • It is compatible with iPhone and Android devices;
  • Capable of giving real time video transmissions;
  • Because it is lightweight, you do not need permission to fly it

DBPOWER MJX X400W Drone Cons:

  • It does not come with a VR headset, so you have to get your own.

 Final Conclusion:

As you have probably concluded from this DBPOWER MJX X400W review, this quadcopter is one of the best you will find for the price. It is rich in useful and necessary features that are obviously missing in other gadgets. Some of these are the FPV capability and 6 axis gyro technology. These allow the drone to fly very steadily and the videos transmissions are, therefore, very pleasant to watch. When you get a nice view, you can even snap a picture. If you have already used this gadget, please leave your thoughts in the comment section below!

 

 

 

 

 

Review Eachine E010 Quadcopter Drone with Camera

The Eachine E010 is an unapologetic clone of the original Inductrix from Horizon Hobby. This micro flyer is an great indoor drone that can pinball off walls and keep on going. The ducted propellers help keep it quiet, aid in efficiency and are excellent propeller guards. Its small size, durability and ability to be upgraded make this an ideal starter drone. Whether you plan to add an FPV camera, or leave it as is, this is a fun and inexpensive little drone.

This fun micro drone performs flips with the push of a button and can even fly in headless mode. The E010 can be flown in beginner mode, which limits the power and makes the drone much easier to fly. High mode is a lot of fun and makes the drone quicker and more active. Most drones in this price point the features are over promised and under delivered. Remarkably, headless mode works fairly well which is almost unheard of for drones that don’t have GPS. Not surprisingly, the return home feature is laughable. We have yet to find a drone without GPS that has a return home feature that works even remotely well, so it is hard to knock this little guy for trying.

This excellent starter drone has a fantastic feature a lot of other beginner drones do not have. It can be easily be converted into a FPV Tiny Whoop, or a first person micro racing drone. Many people have converted this quad by removing the cover and adding a camera. If you make this modification, this little guy does become an ideal indoor FPV drone. It is not as powerful as the Inductrix, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun. Flying FPV (first person view) brings a whole new element to drone flying.

The Eachine E010 is undoubtedly a miniature drone. Its measurements barely surpass a few inches in length and width. Being only 3.7 inches in length and width, and only 2 inches in height, this is a drone you can easily choose to fly indoor and outdoors.

One thing to consider is that the Eachine E010 definitely won’t perform as well when its windy outside, which is clearly due to its miniature size. But on a nice, calm day, you should have no problems flying the Eachine E010 outdoors. Surprisingly, the Eachine E010 can even be flown outdoors, at nighttime, due to its use of 4 LED lights!

The remote controller with the size of only 10 x 6cm may be a little small in my hands but all the controls can be easily accessed even by adults.

The Eachine E010 Mini UFO is the type of drone that can come in handy. This is due to its extreme ease of use and allow you to control the drone, without having to worry whether or not you’re going to crash or not have the greatest landing. This is a simple mini UFO drone made for nothing but pure and simply enjoyment.

There are few key features to note about the Eachine E010 as well. It makes use of a one-key return, which is totally amazing.. One simple push of the one-key return, and your quadcopter comes flying right back to you. When it comes to doing tricks, the Eachine E010 truly performs in this area with an upgraded 3D rolling effect.

One feature we would have really liked to see used with the Eachine E010 is a Headless Mode option, which is especially useful for beginners. Headless Mode would’ve made controlling the Eachine E010 quadcopter a lot simpler by not having you be concerned over the orientation of the drone. It does make use of a Compass Mode however, allowing you to change your drones flight direction by changing the direction of your control, which is definitely helpful.

Nevertheless, the Eachine E010 has just about everything we could ask for in a quadcopter of this price. It flies great, it’s durable, and while the controls may be a little clunky at times, there is still a lot of fun to be had with the Eachine E010 drone.

Product Specification:

  • Compact and durable design
  • Headless flight mode (Compass mode)
  • One key return to home (without GPS)
  • One key course reversal
  • LEDs for night flights
  • Low battery voltage alarm
  • Up to 5 minutes of play time
  • About 30 meters control range
  • Size: 8cm x 8cm.

What’s in the box?

  • 1x Quadcopter
  • 1x Transmitters
  • 1x USB charging cable
  • 1x manual
  • 4x propeller

Pros:

  • Easy to land because of the one key return feature
  • Comes with four spare propellers
  • Can perform flips and 360-degree rolls
  • Arrives assembled
  • It’s made with the 6 axis gyro technology, which makes it steady in the air
  • It is small and affordable
  • The design is strong enough to withstand a few crushes
  • Has bright LED lights for visibility at night
  • Can detect the direction of the remote control and turn accordingly.

Cons:

  • Flight time is too short;
  • Cannot be used outdoors in light winds.
  • Doesn’t include a headless mode for better drone orientation.
  • Faces similar common problems any other drone might have.
  • Control/transmitter is too small.

Final Conclusion:
It is our hope that this Eachine E010 review has helped you understand what the quadcopter has to offer, and where it fails. Its biggest features are the compass mode and one key return. Both of these make it easier for users to operate the drone.

Review Potensic Quadcopter Drone With 720P HD Camera

This beauty in red and black is a beast of Potensic Quadcopters . The striking combination of prime colors and neat cuts give it an edge over the other drones for kids. The amazing looks will surely make people’s heads turn. The finest feature of the drone is its adjustable camera. You can tilt the camera suiting to your needs and requirements. It will give you nothing but the best clicks with its uber fine camera quality. You would be amazed how much a little kid’s toy can do. The Wi-Fi enabled 720p camera can even record videos. Capturing the candid moments of your child’s growing years was never this easy. It can hold a high altitude and remain steady to capture blur free pics and videos with crystal clear precision.
It has FPV via a free application you can download for Android or iOS devices. It also has a camera and multiple flight modes. The camera quality is only so-so (as you can see in the video), but the flight of this thing is actually pretty good. It uses a 2S 7.4 Volt 500 mAh battery that gives it plenty of punch. And you can set up the remote control for customized responsiveness. You do this by turning the dial on the remote control. The default setting for the responsiveness is 50, which is actually a pretty good, middle of the road setting for the drone to fly at. But when you crank the dial up to 75 or 100, you get alot of performance. The drone still has stabilization built in, but at 100, this thing will really move, as I demonstrate in the video.
The continuous airlift is as smooth as butter due to its high rpm (rotations per minute) and aerodynamic cuts. The light weight and sleek design also aid in high flying. You can use the hold function to flaunt the unbelievable skills like 360 degree rolls, flips, 3D flips and what not. The headless mode eases the effort of your little pilot and provides immense freedom of flying in the winds. You can spend quality father-son, father-daughter time bonding over this adrenaline pumping activity.
Another cool feature of this drone is the bright, multi-colored LED lights all around it. There are 2 sets of blue lights on the sides, red in the front, and white in the rear. The nice thing about the LED lights is that not only do they look really cool, but they also help you orient the craft. As long as you remember that the white lights are in the rear, you can always keep your orientation. Of course, if you decide to fly it in headless mode, you won’t need to remember the orientation because the quadcopter will orient itself automatically.

Product specifications:

  • No FAA Registration required.
  • 6-Axis Gyro Stabilization.
  • You have 2 Accelerometers and 3 Axis, making for a more stable and faster flight, even when the wind is mild. It has a highly anti-collision elastic plastic protective flame, so you can rest with the satisfaction of knowing that it is capable of handling more crashes than a regular quadcopter.It also has Hover / Barometer Set Height Function.
  • The drone has high quality anti-collision elastic plastic protective airframe that enables it to survive many crashes.Built in ALTITUDE-HOLD Technology.
  • With this quadcopter, you have first person view. On screen, you can watch live video – you don’t have to use your smartphone, or install an app and there’s no need to find a stable WiFi connection. This quadcopter is accompanied with a Monitor screen.
  • The Air pressure sensor helps hold the flight stably at a certain height. it has 2 megapixels camera.
  • There is no need to download or install any app on your smartphone to see real time video recordings of the drone.
  • This particular machine has a LCD monitor attached to the transmitter that displays the real time transmission of videos, as the drone captures them. There is no need to worry about seeing it on phone or accessing any Wi-Fi hotspot.
    5.8GHz wireless monitor screen.
  • Beginner or an expert both can enjoy flying this quad due its simple operating system. The quadcopter has one key takeoff and landing, thus making matters easier for the pilot.
    Enjoy real time beautiful scenery and live video feed
    One key taking off and landing.

What’s in the box?

  • 1 x 2.4GHz Transmitter (4 x AA batteries NOT INCLUDED)
  • 5.8GHz FPV LCD Screen with built-in 500mah Li-po Battery
  • 2 x 3.7V 750mAh Li-Po Batteries(1 outside,1 equipped)
  • Carrying Case
  • 4GB TF Card
  • 1 x USB Card Reader
  • 1 x Battery Charger
  • Three 500mAh Batteries
  • Two spare motor replacements
  • Blades
  • User Manual

Pros:

  • First of all, I loved the design of the drone. The blue was very cool and unlike many other drones on the market. However, it is also a high quality drone. All the pieces and parts were very secure, and I dropped it once and it wasn’t hurt at all. I think it is going to last me a long time, so I am very excited.
  • Altitude hold is useful and on spot.
  • The biggest advantage is that the product has its own LCD display monitor on transmitter for first person view. There is no smartphone app needed to synchronize the drone with the phone for real time transmission. This cleverly eliminates the need for Wi-Fi, for establishing connection between the two.
  • FPV module is bar-none.
  • Very durable.
  • Do you wish to go on a vacation and desire to carry the quad? Think no further and just pack everything up in the carrying case that comes along with the quad and off you go!
  • Very responsive drone.
  • Easy to fly.
  • Most of the time people complain about the motors burning down and rendering the drone functionless. Well, you certainly cannot say the same about this quad since you get 2 spare motors in case of breakdown.
  • Comes with everything you need.
  • With a compact carrying case and enough spares to keep you happy (LiPo batteries, motors, rotor blades), it is an ideal drone for outdoor flying. Just go out in wild open and capture the most picturesque videos. All this is ready for viewing in real time on the LCD screen attached to controller.
  • Extra battery can be used for longer flying sessions
    The altitude hold feature permits the quad to hover at a particular height and remain in the position for stable recording of videos and quality picture shoot.

Cons:

  • The only thing I wish to change is the charging time. However, this is an issue with many drones.
  • There is one review that mentions problems with the charger.
  • However, we cannot find anyone else that has problems with their charger, so it is probably just the individual.
  • There are not many disadvantages associated with this product. However, there are instances when the drone fails to respond to the controller, drifts out of sight and does not return “home”. The reason why they provide 2 spare motors may be that the motors burn down easily in many cases and need replacement.

Final Conclusion:
The quadcopter motors wear naturally the longer you fly it due to the heat generated. Please make sure to cool down the motors and board circuit after 2 or 3 flights to extend their durability.
If you want to take to flying drone for the first time and enjoy the sight of the aerial view that the drone captures in real time, then go ahead and purchase this quad. Its stable maneuvering system will help you get the hang of flying.
While there could be some things to change on this drone, all in all I am very happy. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy flying the drone as much as I do, and I have even ordered some virtual reality glasses to experience it on a whole new level.

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