SIMREX X900 Drone Optical Flow Positioning RC Quadcopter with 1080P HD Camera, Altitude Hold Headless Mode, Foldable FPV Drones WiFi Live Video 3D Flips 6axis RTF Easy Fly Steady for Learning White – $85.99
Make sure this fits by entering your model number.; Phone direct control with transmission OR transmitter contorl with Smart phone. Apple IOS / Android phones compatible.; Altitude Hold. You can release the throttle stick and the drone will keep the current height. One key take off and landing, super easy to fly & easy to shoot quality images or videos with WIFI Real-Time HD carmera.; Headless Security Mode. The pilot can fly the drone to any location without worrying about which diretion the drone is facing. Help bignner to prevent from losing the direction.; Foldable Design. Bring it anywhere, saves the space with folding size: 130×90×45mm.; Range: About 80-120 Meters. Flight Time: About 12-15 Minutes. Charging Time: About 90 Minutes.
I am a retired man in my 70's and was looking for another hobby/interest besides golf. I decided to try drones as I always wanted an airplane when I was a kid.First the drone is relatively easy to assemble and learn if you follow the directions correctly. And in the order as presented. It is probably best suited for someone 12 years or older. I would think someone younger would require parental supervision and assistance.After assembly, I would recommend test flights in a park or other large open space. Avoid trees to avoid losing your drone. The controller is easy to understand, but I recommend downloading the app HFun to use it in the smartphone holder of the controller. This is a much better way to see the photos/video the drone is capable of taking while in flight. The HFun app also provides more instruction on the flight and camera use of the drone than the included printed instructions. And yes, as stated by others, these could use some improvement.The calibration steps are important to follow correctly for successful flight. I am still learning the headless feature, but it seems to be an aid to assist the pilot in getting the drone back to you. If it gets too far away from you, it can be difficult to tell the direction the drone is pointed and flying. The controls allow you to select 3 speeds of flight and do other things, such as rollovers left and right. For learning, I suggest staying in the low speed setting at first.The 1080p camera is quite good for the price of this drone. There are many features, like some that are found on smartphones. 50% zoom, color filters, orientation, split screen (shows the straight ahead and ground views simultaneously). There are some camera features I might never use, such as controlling the camera with hand gestures, or it being able follow a person.**It should be noted that drone use is restricted by the FAA and there are important rules on the FAA website for it's use. For example, it should not be flown over 400 feet in the air, and not near airport/helicopter facilities. The drone should be registered and there are age restrictions requiring parental supervision. The FAA provides an app, B4UFLY, which uses GPS locators to tell you if you can fly at your location.
This is my first camera drone. I have played with it for about 10 minutes now, first tested for couple of times indoors. The video I posted is flying first time outdoors. Below are my impressions:1. It is a lot of fun to fly! I have had a few smaller toy drones in the past, this one feels more professional. It move really fast when you tilt the plane with right control rocker. First time I did this indoors it crashed into a window. So be careful don’t hold on the control when flying indoors. Just push the control for half a second at a time.2. It is easy to fly with the app, and I never used the remote again after downloading app. The advantage is that you see the video on the screen, and it goes into the phone’s album right away. The app is quite intuitive to use, doesn’t require reading a manual.3. The manual is not very helpful. Fortunately it is quite intuitive once you get a feel on left controls the altitude and direction and right controls flying direction.4. The video quality is pretty good in day light. It is a little blurry when rotating the plane, so you should let the plane stay still on object a bit between movements.5. One thing the maker should improve is to add direct plugin for charging the battery of the plane. It is an unnecessary inconvenience to take the battery out for charging.
I really enjoy this drone. This is the first drone I used that allows you to view the flight on your phone and wow...that is amazing! It is also the first one that hold it's position in air! Talk about a game changer! I've had many smaller/cheaper drones and none of them had this feature. I get it because it must cost more to get that technology but I would totally recommend this type of drone to learn on! You don't have to worry about the vertical at all. You push up on the stick, let go and it stays there! It really is nice. It allows you to learn at your pace because normally you are flying and you go to high or two low or heading right for the chair and just let go and the drone falls out of the air. With this one it will just stop in the air!! The pictures are great. Obviously it isn't as good as a drone that you spend $800 on but for $80...you are getting way more than 10% of the quality. If I needed to take pictures of my house or cars or something I would totally recommend this! Charging is straight forward. I like the remote that comes with it. Wish it had another battery because it takes awhile to charge but I can always buy more!For the money this is a great drone. Lots of features you only get on a drone that is $400+. Great job!