Review Force1 F100 Ghost Drone with Camera

Picking a good drone can be a difficult process. While there are many drones out there that are great for beginners and many that are perfect for professionals, there’s not a lot out there for novices who want to get more serious about flying. Fortunately, that’s where the Force1 F100 Ghost drone comes in. This review seeks to determine whether the Force1 F100 Ghost is worth your time and your money – as well as whether it fulfills the needs of those in this part of the market.

The Force F100 Ghost Drone is a great drone for several types of pilots. It’s best features include the quiet flight for video enthusiasts combining an onboard camera mount for GoPro Hero 3 and 4 with brushless motors, this is one of the better budget-priced options for photography and videography fans. The brushless motors enable quiet flight, helping to put the focus on the subject of the video.

This drone has a long flight time, due to its double LIPO battery and light weight that help keep it aloft for up to nineteen minutes. This means more stunts, more pictures, and more time in the air.

The F100 Ghost is capable of 360-degree stunts thanks to an intuitive control scheme. New pilots and old pros alike can get a great deal of performance out of this drone.

Remote Control
If you’ve ever played a video game, you’ve probably got a good idea of how to fly this drone. The controller is simple and works, but it’s not really anything special. The remote fits well in the hand and you’ll have the hang of how all the buttons work in just a few minutes.

The control layout is simple. The left stick controls the throttle and the rudder. The right stick controls the direction of the flight. Under the two control sticks are sliders that control left/right and leftward/rightward trim. Between the control sticks are sliders that control forward and backward trim. There is also a power switch in the middle of the controller.

On the shoulders, there are four buttons. Leftmost is a button that switches between high and low speed. Next to that is a button that locks and unlocks the drone. On the right inside shoulder is a button that allows the drone to do three hundred sixty degree flips. Finally, there is a button that toggles photos and videos on and off.

Flying the Drone
Your first flight will be preceded by a bit of set-up. It’s recommended that you conduct this inside, as you’ll want to lay out all the parts from the box. The instruction manual is very clear on set-up, and you’ll have all the tools you need to put the drone together. You will have to manually attach the landing gear, rotors, and propeller guards before starting. You also have the option of attaching the camera mount, but it might be a good idea to skip that step for your first flight.

This drone is a bit too large to fly inside, so make sure you go outdoors for the first flight. Try to pick a day that’s relatively clear – the drone is still light enough that a good breeze will throw it off course. You may also want to find an area that’s free of trees because the drone definitely gets enough height to get tangled.

You’ll start your first flight by pairing the drone with the remote. This is done by pressing the red button on the remote and turning on the drone. Pairing is usually relatively quick, and any problems can be solved by turning off the drone and/or controller.

It’s recommended that you start your flight from somewhere stable. Flat, empty ground is the best – if you can’t find that, start the drone on top of a flattened cardboard box. You’ll want to start by getting the drone in the air before you focus on movement – the trickiest part will be learning how to orient the drone. Your initial flight should be largely composed of learning how to move the drone around before attempting any stunts. If flown under these conditions, the Force1 F100 Ghost should fly quite well.

Product specifications:

  • Flight: 19min
  • Environment: Outdoor
  • Camera: No
  • Battery: 2×3.7V 150mAh
  • Charge: 120min
  • Weight: 3.1 ounces
  • Size: 16x16x6 inches
  • Range: 500m

What’s in the box?

  • The Force1 F100 Ghost Drone
  • Remote Control
  • 2 LIPO Batteries
  • Camera Mount for GoPro Hero 3/4
  • 4 Propellers
  • Balance Charger
  • 4 High Landing Gears
  • 4 Propeller Guards
  • Small screwdriver
  • Wrench

Pros:

  • The headless mode seems to be aiding the users in flying the drone without worrying about its orientation
  • It is ideal for beginners who can practice flying drones and capture a few aerial photographs
  • It can be flown both indoors and outdoors

Cons:

  • The camera resolution isn’t the best
  • One could expect a better battery life from this product

Final Conclusion:
As you can see, the Force1 F100 is not without its faults. However, Force1 is known for taking other model drones and improving them with their own twist.

Just make sure you pick through the reviews so you can see many different opinions on this drone.

Overall, most people seem to be pleased with this quadcopter.

Review Tenergy TDR Phoenix Mini RC Quadcopter Drone

The TDR Phoenix WIFI FPV Modular Quadcopter is a medium-sized RC quadcopter with a modular design that allows the user to install/exchange parts based on preference. Advanced controller with smart device holder. Ergonomically designed with easy to use one key commends.Fun and Easy to use 4-way 360 degree stunt rolling in 4 different direction of your choice.

Phoenix also comes with an Collision avoidance module that detects obstacles while flying – which greatly reduce the chances of getting a major collision of the drone.

Stabilized drone quadcopter with auto hovering – The advanced altitude holding feature allows the drone to suspend in midair simply even after letting go of the joystick hands-free. This makes it an easy to maneuver drone and easy to fly for starters, beginners, newbies, kids, etc.

720P HD Camera – Capture great HD aerial photos and video footage while it’s in the sky. Perfect for simple and fun aerial photography to show friends.

One-Key Stunt Move – A fun 360 degree rolling feature makes doing tricks easy with the touch of a button. Make your flights extra impressive with your friends and family.
Modular Battery Design – All new hard case battery design gets rid of the exposed wires for a more durable and long lasting battery.

Auto Launching, Auto Return, Headless and Speed Selection Packed with easy to flight technologies, helps beginners to flight like a pro in no time.

Customizable parts designed for easy upgrades, customizations and maintenance.

Modular accerssories includes three types of camera, collission avoidance sensor, and battery.

One-Key Stunt Move
A fun 360 degree rolling feature makes doing tricks easy with the touch of a button.

Modular Battery Design
All new hard case battery design gets rid of the exposed wires for a more durable and long lasting battery.

6-Axis Gyro
Equipped with 6-axis gyro stabilization system for quick recovery after rapid movement.

Product specifications:

Quadcopter Specs

  • Size: 7.7 x 7.7 x 1.8 inches
  • Weight: 2.1 oz
  • Flight Time: Approx. 7.5 minutes
  • Battery: 3.7V/380mAh 1.4wh
  • Flight Modes: Normal, Headless, 360° Roll
  • Speed Modes: Low / Medium / High
  • Drone Keep watch over Range: Approx. 130ft / 40m

Transmitter Specs

  • Size: 3.6 x 2.4 x 2 inches
  • Weight: 2 oz
  • Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Battery: 2 x AAA (not included)

Camera Specs

  • Video: 1280*720
  • Photo: 1280*720
  • Video Format: AVI
  • Photo Format: JPEG
  • Memory Card: Micro SD as much as 32G (not included)

What’s in the box?

  • 1x TDR Phoenix Mini
  • 1x Transmitter
  • 1x Battery
  • 4x Blade Guard
  • 4x Extra Blade
  • 1x Screw Driver
  • 1x USB Charging Cable
  • 1 x Instruction Manual

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 wish it would have a clearer camera. The only thing could be improved would be the inflight time which is around 5-8 minutes max. However, that is usually the average battery life for all other drones in the market.

Final Conclusion:
Lot of experience with quadcopters and drones and this is one of those that’s perfect for beginners! Even for such a simple quadcopter it was really fun for me to fly! Let me start off by explaining why this is the perfect quadcopter for beginners.

Honestly, this is the best and most fun drone. It comes with all that is needed (the drone, controller, free mobile app, obstacle avoidance module, extra blades, battery pack). The functions that it claims to have all work perfectly except for one of them: the auto landing. It works about 85% of the time but sometimes it does not register to land when click the button which could be a little challenging to retrieve the drone back. How easy it is to fly for all ages and controls work great.

This is a nice and easy to fly quadcopter but like the other reviews say the app is worthless. Connected it after turned on the quad then controller then attached phone but when flew it seem to loose control the wifi signal looses it signal and cant stop the copter till it chooses to come down automatically. The camera that it comes with is .3 mg pixel its ok but not great or good for the price tag if it came with at least at 720p camera that would be great but to order that. But if you control the quad ( Like some reviews say) without the app/phone its great but since the controller is small with no atenna the distance is not that long but as for like using the controller better without the phone/app to me it responds way better and doesnt loose signal. Brought it to the park and used the app/phone it lost signal at even 4 ft so it was drifiting towards the fence couldnt stop it even tried turning off the control still wouldnt stop and it finally stopped when it hit the fence and luckly put the props guards if not it would’ve broke a prop or burnt a motor.

Review Contixo F18 Quadcopter Drone Camera

Contixo F18 Quadcopter, the brand new GPS Drone from Contixo. The F18 drone equipped with the GPS assisted hovering, auto return to home functions and loaded with cutting-edge drone technology that makes it easy to fly and control without worry about losing.

This drone is really well packaged and comes in its huge carrying backpack. The backpack is water resistant ready for any outdoor activities. It also well-made and very useful, the backpack can hold everything that you need for the quadcopter in one place plus the compartments for additional stuff like extra batteries or a bottle of water. Just wear it and go to the spot you want to take video.

This Contixo F18 is light, sleek, and powerful. This thing is really fast thanks to its 4 powerful brushless motors which allow this drone to really blast through the air with super responsive. Each motor is managed individually by the electronic speed controllers provide the ability to speed up and quickly increase or decrease altitude. This MT1806 1800KV brushless motors also reduce heat production to ensure minimal friction during engine operation for safe flight.

The first and most important thing that we like this Contixo F18 drone is about the GPS assisted hovering and the Auto Return to Home functions which really take this F18 drone sky high while you can safely bring it back. The GPS works very well enables precise positioning and prevents drone loss which important for new pilots (just make sure you turn it on). If the GPS tracking turns on, it will record the precise takeoff location allow the drone fly back to the home point. The Auto Return to Home functions will be triggered in 3 ways. First, when you press the return home button. Next, when the remote control signal is lost for more than 6 seconds. Last, when the battery is low. The GPS control system will guide the drone automatically to the last recorded Home Point.

Contixo F18 Quadcopter offers a real-time first-person view (FPV) in high definition 1080P with a very sharp image and footage. The onboard FPV HD camera lets you see what your drone sees, ideal for filming a designated spot or simply to look around and admire your surroundings. The 5G Wi-Fi FPV camera works very smoothly for real-time image transmission with the mobile APP “Contixo F18”, compatible with iOS and Android smartphones allows you to preview your recorded videos and photos while in flight.

Drone battery is 7.4V 2100mAh Li-po which works nicely and lasts about 15 minutes of flying. The connector uses standard XT30 connector which means you can use any other battery that fits into the compartment and compatible with XT30 connector. However, we recommend sticking with genuine Contixo battery if you don’t know about electronics because it can damage drone motors if you use incorrect battery power.

Overall, Contixo F18 Quadcopter is really nice quadcopter covers all pilot experience ranges. The GPS assisted hovering and the Auto Return to Home functions make it easy to flight and flight smoothly, really stable for beginners. The downside, not really, it included only one battery, you may need an additional battery because this thing is very fun.

Product specifications:

  • Brand: Contixo
  • Item Name: F18 RC Drone
  • Diagonal: 310 mm (12.2 inches)
  • Color: Black
  • Motors: 1806 KV1800 Brushless Motors
  • Built-in Gyroscope: 6-Axis
  • Remote Control: 2.4GHz (Mode 1/2/3/4)
  • Channel: 4 Channels
  • Camera: 1080P Full HD 1980×1080
  • WIFI FPV Transmission Distance: 1,640 ft.
  • Remote Control Distance: up to 1 (One) Mile.
  • Functions: One key return, one key takeoff, GPS, altitude hold, WIFI FPV camera, up/ down, turn left/ right, forward/ backward, side-ward flight, with LED lights.
  • Transmitter Power: 4 * AA battery (Not included)
  • Drone Battery: 7.4V 2100 mAh Li-po
  • Battery Size: 130 x 35 x 20 mm (5 x 1.3 x 0.78 inches)
  • Maximum Flying Time: Up to 16 minutes
  • Charging Time: About 240 Minutes (4 hours)
  • Weight: About 334g or 0.73 lbs (Excluding Battery)
  • Drone Dimensions: 370 x 340 x 80 mm / 14.5 x 13.4 x 3.15 inches

 

What’s in the box?

  • 1- Drone
  • 1- Charger
  • 1- Drone Battery
  • 8- Propeller Blades
  • 1- Propeller Changing Tool
  • 1- Remote Control
  • 1- Screwdriver
  • 1- Mobile Phone Clip
  • 1- User Manual
  • 1- Quick Start Installation Guide
  • 1- Coverage Card

Pros:

  • The headless mode seems to be aiding the users in flying the drone without worrying about its orientation.
  • It is ideal for beginners who can practice flying drones and capture a few aerial photographs.
  • It can be flown both indoors and outdoors.

Cons:

  • The camera resolution isn’t the best
  • One could expect a better battery life from this product

Final Conclusion:
It really comes down to your own personal wants and needs. Each of these drones have their own pros and cons and could all be great in different areas.

Just be sure to do your homework and read many reviews so you can get a feel for what you are getting into.