Review Force1 UDI U818A Drone with Camera

Wanting to include some experience to your next outside adventure? The most recent Force1 UDI U818A WiFi Drone with HD Camera will enable you to baptize yourself in air travel while recording splendid aerial photography and video footage.However, despite having released some very good toy drones such as the U32 and U28, the brand is still synonymous with the  older Force1 UDI U818A which was released two years ago.

Since it was released, the humble U818A has made its mark in the toy drone scene as being one of the toughest toy drones around with plenty of value to boot.

It is not surprising why many online sellers still stock the U818A because it sells so well and for good reasons — it was build to withstand plenty of abuse, flies reasonably well.

WiFi FPV – This drone includes WiFi connectivity and the ability to view your flight through FPV (first-person view) in real time.

Custom Route Mode – Input your desired flight path by tracing it on the mobile app screen and the drone will follow along the path without any assistance.

VR Headset Compatible and Live Video – Sync a compatible VR headset directly with the controller to really bring life to your flight! Enjoy live video and photo feeds while in flight.

HD Camera – Capture pristine high definition 720p aerial photos and videos of everything in its path with its 2MP stationary camera. Video footage has been upgraded to 1280 × 720 at 30 FPS, which is a major plus for aerial photographers and videographers.

Altitude Hold – Set the quadcopter to hover at your preferred altitude. This makes controlling the drone super easy for beginners and stabilizes the camera for crisp aerial photography and videography.

Headless Mode – Prepare yourself for a super smooth and steady flight; It’s ready to fly straight out of the box and there is no need to adjust the position of the quadcopter prior to taking off.

Great for Beginners – Its lightweight, ready to fly design makes it a perfect choice for novice pilots.

This Force1 UDI U818A drone is the current Wifi Drone FPV drone specifically by USA Toys upgraded with WiFi and FPV (first-person
view.).

Pairing your mobile device and drone is simple through Android and iOS systems.

Catch live video and picture feed through any suitable gadget while in air travel.

Gravity Induction mode permits you to fly the drone without even touching your mobile phone.

Equipped to fly right from the box!

The U818A is very easy to pilot and reasonably stable in the air despite having integrated prop guards. Two speed modes are available — Mode 1 (Low) and Mode 2 (High). These shouldn’t be confused with Mode 1 and 2 transmitter stick modes.

In fact, the plastic is so thin it measures a mere 0.75mm thick at most parts and makes the U818A feel like it was pieced together with transparency slides. But don’t let that flimsiness fool you, though. This is one drone that can take so much abuse, you’d be surprised at how resilient it is.

Being a drone that was released some two years ago, the U818A does not have altitude hold and features only headless mode and one-key return. It can also do 3D flips which are executed quite well. Having integrated prop guards means it is quite susceptible to wind currents. For those who find the prop guards a hindrance, they can be removed along with the entire body shell. This creates for a lighter and more agile quadcopter. Removing the prop guards and body shell also makes for slightly longer flight times.

When it was first released, the U818A came with a camera that had a much lower resolution. To keep up with the times, UDI have given it a better HD 720P camera which produces 1280 x 720 resolution videos and images. It is a step up in resolution when compared to other toy drones in the same price range that feature 0.3MP cameras.

Product specifications:

  • Dimensions: 330 x 340 x 55mm
  • Platform: Quadcopter
  • Diagonal motor distance: 230mm
  • One-key return
  • Headless mode
  • 3D flips
  • 2 flight speeds (High and Low)
  • Propulsion: 8.5mm coreless (motors) / 135mm propellers
  • Weight: 131g (with battery)
  • Camera resolution: 1MP stills and video (1280 x 720 / 32kHz mono audio)
  • File format: JPEG/AVI
  • Battery: 3.7V 500mAh Li Po
  • Charging time: 80 minutes
  • Flight time: about 8-10 minutes
  • Control distance: about 50 to 100 meters
  • Transmitter power: 4 AAA batteries (not included)

What’s in the box?

  • 1 Controller
  • 2 Batteries
  • 1 USB Battery Charger
  • 1 SC Card reader
  • 1 4GB SD card
  • 4 Spare Blades
  • 1 Spanner
  • 1 Manual

Pros:

  • Durable and stable
  • Decent flight time
  • Bonus battery, easily swappable
  • Removable Micro-SD included
  • App works really well
  • Surprisingly fast and snappy, reactive

Cons:

  • Not too stable in windy conditions
  • Mediocre design and looks
  • Can move out of signal range Unexpectedly
  • Mediocre HD video, could be better

Final Conclusion:

The Force1 UDI U818A may have been around for some time but it still packs a good punch when it comes to value. It does not have the latest features in toy drones such as altitude hold and auto take-off/landing but I believe most people can live with its basic set of features, particularly those who prefer to have more manual control over their drones.

 

Ayan Ayan