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Review DROCON Drone X708W Quadcopter with HD Camera

If you’re looking for a drone, you’ve come to the right place. Drones can be obnoxiously expensive, and no one wants to be stuck with an expensive drone that doesn’t get the job done. Not only is that frustrating, but it is also a colossal waste of money. There are some great budget drones out there, and this DROCON one is by far one of them. It is perfect for beginners, which is really all I needed. It also comes with some expensive features like a built in camera that I was pleasantly surprised with. While this won’t be the drone of your dreams, you can expect that this is going to be a nice beginner drone.

Like mentioned above, this drone is perfect for the beginner. It has everything you need, and it is equipped with some awesome features that helps you to learn how to fly. The first feature is the Wi-Fi transmission and camera. You can pair with your app so you can see exactly where you are flying as you go. The camera is full 720p, so you can expect that your video footage will be off the charts. One of my favorite features is the one touch return. Basically, you will never lose another drone again. All you do is press a button and it will fly straight back to you, it is perfect for beginners! The drone is also headless, so it is much easier to fly than traditional drones.

According to the manufacturer’s specs, the DROCON Drone X708W has up to 8 minutes of flight time. The 550 mAh Li-Po battery is swap-able,
so in order to have more fun time you can have couple of spare charged ones.

Strong and good quality at a fantastic price: with premium materials very strong when crashes not break. best works in big places such as grassy areas. At night the LED light colors very pretty. In addition, when crashes easy to find. The camera is pretty clear and can take good pictures. Even you screwed in the prop guards and crashing it into the house or a tree it haven’t budged. Don’t be afraid to have fun with this one.

Very good for the beginner it is easy to take off and land. You are even able to have it hover at a steady height without any issues. With TWIN-SPEED MODES, whether you don’t have skill or a first time flier, there is a speed that will suit you.
With the unique streamlined-shaped structure improves aerodynamics, therefore reducing air resistance and makes landing more stable.

Don’t worry about drone loses anymore, with the one-key return feature to make you ensure that don’t worry about losing this
drone.

When the drone is in mid-air. With headless mode, it makes more easier to navigate the drone.
360 Degree Flip this drone is flexible to compete 3D flip round. This can do a full flip with the push of a button and the
movement of one stick!

Its battery takes 550 ma 3.7 volt with standard 2 prong plug. Charging quickly only 30 minute is enough. Battery life is
about 7-8 minutes. Recommend that should transmitter for more funny.
Full battery condition it can fly within a radius of 100 feet in an open field. However, it maybe not too stable enough when
flying on a windy day.

Drones with 6 axis gyro has better stability. Drone weight is less than 0.5lb, FAA registration is not required.
You can 3d mode when there is VR headset while you are flying the drone.

Product specifications:

  • HIGH-QUALITY DRONE GREAT FOR BEGINNERS: Equipped with REAL-TIME WI-FI transmission and 720p camera,Great choice for starting their journey with drone flying. It’s made of premium materials and comes at a fantastic price.
  • ONE-KEY RETURN FOR EASY CONTROL: Never lose your drone again! The one-key return feature of this drone ensures you never have to worry about losing this drone. Wherever you are flying, hit the one-key return button and it will return straight to you.
  • REAL-TIME WI-FI TRANSMISSION WITH HD Camera: Take things to new highs and enjoy a live video feed in high-definition straight to your mobile device with the all new FPV Wi-Fi feature.
  • TWIN-SPEED MODES: Whether you’re already skilled or a first time flier, there is a speed that will suit you. Plus, the unique streamlined-shaped body structure improves aerodynamics, thus reducing air resistance and makes landing operation more stable.
  • NO NEED TO WORRY ABOUT LOSING IT: Thanks to the headless mode, control of this drone is easy and you do not need to worry about the direction of the drone when flying it. You’ll have total control for a straightforward flying experience.

What’s in the box?

  • 1×Cyclone X708W Quadcopter.
  • 1×Controller.
  • 1×Phone Supporter.
  • 1×USB Charger.
  • 1×Lipo Battery.
  • 4×Propeller Protector (4pcs/1 set).
  • 4×Spare Propellers (4pcs/1 set).
  • 1×Screw Driver.
  • 1x Product Manual.
  • Warranty: 1 year.

Pros:
I think it is well worth it. While it isn’t the most expensive drone out there, it also isn’t the cheapest. The fact that it comes with a camera at such a good price is what sold me. When it came, I was really impressed with the quality construction and the look of the final product. It looks very sleek, and it impressed me immediately. I like the features it has, but I especially like the return to me in one button feature. It has helped me multiple times I am embarrassed to admit.

Cons:
Nothing too big, but I wish it would have a clearer camera. I would rather attach my GoPro, but that’s not an option

Final Conclusion:
Honestly, for the price, you are not going to find something better. To me, that’s less than I spend on a week of dinners, so I knew this was going to give me enough enjoyment to justify the price. If faced with the decision again, I would buy this once more.

Review Holy Stone HS170 Predator Mini Drone/Quadcopter Good Choice for Drone Training

Introduction

This mini-drone is a perfect gift for children, or for those interested in getting into remote control quadcopters. We wrote this Holy Stone HS170 review to give you a better idea of the features and performance of this amazing little quadcopter. This drone is of a surprisingly good quality considering the price point. It has 3 different modes for beginners to more advanced modes and really is a lot of fun to fly Included are a set of replacement blades in case you lose or break one with intensive flying. Each of the blades has a different angle to it, so be sure to install the replacement properly, otherwise the drone will not fly properly, and may even flip over. This drone has flexible landing feet to provide some cushioning when the quadcopter lands on purpose or accidentally. The feet are springy, so on landing don’t be surprised if the drone flips over. It also has curved propeller guards to soften impacts on the wall, and on the ceiling. These features increase the robustness of this little drone.

Flying the Drone

After installing the batteries into the remote control, the drone started to light up like a Christmas tree. It’s so silent that we’ve actually managed to pilot it inside a busy office without anyone noticing that it was there.

The drone responds to the controls quite well, and thanks to the headless mode, moving around the environment is pretty easy even for someone who never flew a drone. In fact, the controls are so smooth and responsive that it feels like operating an RC car.

As part of our Holy Stone Hs170 review, we’ve tried to see if the mini-drone can perform stunts as well. Being equipped with a 6-axis gyro stabilization system, the Hs170 performed a couple of 360 degrees spins and some evasions.

The tricky part was to pilot the drone back to “home base” for recharging. As the well begins to run dry, the Hs170 becomes harder and harder to control. We recommend landing the drone after 5 minutes of flight and to switch batteries.

ARGUMENTS:

Holy Stone Hs 170 Pros:
  • The Holy Stone Quadcopter is perfect for a first-time try out, especially for your kids. On top of its advanced flyer modes, it comes with three different modes for beginners. This, together with the highly responsive controls makes this drone quite easy to fly. For an amateur, it hardly takes any practice to get the hang of flying!
  • Excellent controls response time;
  • Decent flight time;
  • No FAA registration is required;
  • Can perform stunts;
  • Wind proofed, and shock proofed.
Holy Stone Hs 170 Cons:
  • Doesn’t have a camera;
  • Incessant beeping during headless mode can get annoying
  • The motor assembly can easily break;
  • Poor battery life;
  • No inscriptions on the remote control;
  • High recharge time.

Holy Stone HS170 Overview


The Holy Stone HS170 Predator Mini Drone is one of todays best-selling mini drones you can buy. Each HS170 packages is fully included with a HS170 quadcopter, a 2.4 Ghz controller, a USB charging cable, and one 3.7V 350mAh Li-Ion battery. This includes everything you need to get your Holy Stone HS170 flying in the air, as soon as possible.

But if you want to add more length to your flying time, we also recommend getting some additional batteries. This will certainly further help to enhance your experience with the HS170 Predator, which we highly recommend for its ease of us, outward appeal, and overall reliability.

For its price, the Holy Stone HS170 delivers plenty of value that shouldn’t go amiss!

Review Syma X5C-1 6-Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera

Introduction Syma X5C-1

This is an amazing little quadcopter that has fantastic flight performance, given its price point. This flies well both indoors, and outdoors. You can fly this in moderate winds, but obviously come in for a landing when the winds speed picks up. It is a smaller quadcopter, and makes for a very good trainer.

This quadcopter is very durable and capable of withstanding repeated crashes. You may find that your dog loves to chase after this quadcopter. It can withstand several successful dog captures, and a few bites from your pooch.

This 2015 upgrade version X5C-1, more stable, with upgrade 4GB micro SD Card
Main Features: 

6-axis Gyro stablization system makes the helicopter more stable and flexible when flying. It has the characteristics of wind-resistant and can be flied indoor or outdoor
Modular design structure is applied, more simple for assembly and convenient for maintenance
360 degree Eversion and throwing flight function.
Equip with HD Camera
Left / Right hand throttle mode can be changeable by the transmitter (2 in 1)

Specification: 
Control Mode: Remote Control
Control Distance: about 30m
Battery for RC Quad Copter: 3.7V 500mAh LiPO Battery
Charging Mode: USB charging
Charging Time: About 100 mins
Play Time: About 5-7 mins

  • Equipped with HD camera.Perform flips at the press of a button with 360 degree eversion, Wind resistant and can be flown indoors or outdoors
  • 6-axis Gyro stabilization system ensures maximum stability during flight.7 Minute flight time and 100 minute charge time.
  • Kindly refer the User manual for troubleshooting steps.

Flight Performance

The quadcopter has a low rate which is great for flying indoors and tight spaces. The high rate opens up the agility and speed of the quadcopter and is amazing for outdoors. The screen will let you know which mode you are in.

This quadcopter flies very smoothly, and is very responsive to commands from the controller. Once you have it trimmed, it is very easy to keep quadcopter stable. This quadcopter has great maneuverability, and has no problem making decent bank turns.

A typical problem that quadcopters of comparable size have, is when you reduce the throttle, and the drone begins to descend, if you suddenly hit the throttle in an attempt to recover altitude, the drone often wobbles, and still crashes. This quadcopter does not suffer from this deficiency. The drone is very responsive to throttle commands.

The prop guards do add a bit of weight. They are good for indoor flying when you are first starting out, but you can eventually remove them once you gain some more experience.

Conclusion

The Syma X5C-1 is a quadcopter that is remarkably stable and a lot of fun to fly. It also makes an excellent trainer drone that you can crash over and over again without worrying too much. Add to that a 2MP camera and a price tag of less than $100 and it becomes no surprise why the X5C-1 is now a must-have quadcopter for both beginners and seasoned pilots.

It isn’t perfect, though, considering that it has a rather flimsy battery door that can be a bit hard to use. Its conventional x-shape body and rather ugly transmitter may not be features to shout about too but the X5C-1 more than makes up for its weaknesses with its reliability, affordability and not to forget, truly enjoyable flight performance.

Pros
  • Extremely easy to fly.
  • Built-in camera.
  • Adjustable trim settings.
  • Easy & Expert flight modes.
  • Remote camera trigger.
  • Under $100 dollars.
Cons
  • Camera mounted at odd angle.
  • Limited flight time.
  • No “true” HD version available.
  • Partial prop guards only.
  • Limited payload capabilities.

 

Pros:
– Has everything you need to learn how to handle quadcopters
– Camera isn’t great but works
– 7 minutes of fly time
– remote control with the screen
Cons:
– you can’t see what your camera is doing
– better consider a wi fi remote using your phone
– buy spare batteries


Pros:
Great quadcopter to learn with. Just started myself and thought it was easy to get the hang of it with this quad. It also can take quite a beating. Crashed a lot and got it stuck in trees, and it also took a few free falls in the house and outdoors but nothing broke and still flys straight! The camera is fun to use but has low quality, which was expected from a 2mp cam. Video is also fun to use but it will drain the battery a little bit more quickly. Great buy for the price!! Lots of fun! If your starting in this hobby and don\’twant to spend too much money to try it out, you should definitely consider this quadcopter as a first choice!
Cons:
Greate flying experience


Great quadcopter to learn with. Just started myself and thought it was easy to get the hang of it with this quad. It also can take quite a beating. Crashed a lot and got it stuck in trees, and it also took a few free falls in the house and outdoors but nothing broke and still flys straight! The camera is fun to use but has low quality, which was expected from a 2mp cam. Video is also fun to use but it will drain the battery a little bit more quickly. Great buy for the price!! Lots of fun! If your starting in this hobby and don’t want to spend too much money to try it out, you should definitely consider this quadcopter as a first choice!  I also bought spare batteries for more time in the air.


Pros:
Im very happy with my order, the drone is amazing!! very stable. The camera is HD, I was expecting a far worse quality but that’s not the case. I can see colours, faces and details!! I mean its even better than expected considering the price!!!!! It comes with everything included. I also bought the 4 slot charger and 4 extra batteries. Very useful!! I am very happy. I recommended it. It made a 26 year old “boy” very happy yestarday. 🙂