I have to start this review with a simple question: Who doesn't want a drone?! It has always been a hope of mine but I never actually thought that I would get one! I've always liked remote controlled items. I used to have small RC trucks and the such and always had so much fun with them. I just usually ended up eventually making them crash and burn, like any other teenager would. However, they were always so much fun to play with so I was more than excited to receive this drone to test! I got to have all the fun and help a company in the process!
I do have videos of the first opening of this drone of my youtube. I didn't film them because I was at work at the time but my father was more than happy to open it for me! The drone does come completely put together, unlike the FX1. You don't have to add the guards yours or make sure all the screws are in. However, I would suggest making sure the guard is completely pushed down, as it just clicks in, and the camera in properly clicked on.
As I show in my video, it's as easy as putting the battery in and syncing the remote and drone to fly this drone! Well, there is one other thing you'll need… practice. The first time I flew the drone, I ended up flying it straight up to the ceiling, crashing and watching it helplessly fall to the ground. But, it survived! This drone is very durable and can take a lot of crashes. I have crashed it multiple times, sometimes even badly enough to knock off a propeller, and it's still flying just fine!
What is even more amazing about this drone is that it has live video capabilities! You do need to have a smart phone or tablet but it will work with android and apple! My phone is an android phone and all I had to was scan the QR code to download the app. You do need to connect to the phone via WIFI before you can use the app but there are instructions on the app to help you! I also show a short snippet of the live video in my video but the drones battery died right after so it's not as long as I would have liked!
The only downside is the battery life. You only get around seven to nine minutes battery life. It depends what you're doing how fast the battery drains. If you take the guards off, it will last long. If you keep the camera off, it will last longer but it's not going to go far beyond nine minutes if it goes past it at all. However, that doesn't change my opinion of this drone. It's absolutely amazing and I wouldn't hesitate buying another one just to play with! It's definitely a five star product that I would highly recommend!
Take a look at the video below to see the drone flying and the live video!
Disclaimer: Most, if not all, of the products on this blog were given to me at a deeply discounted rate in exchange for my honest and unbiased review and product testing purpose. All opinions given are my own and do not guarantee that your experience with the product will be the same.