The drone comes with very good transmission range, I took the drone to 116 meters in altitude and it was very much responsive, and in control; stability of the drone at that altitude was very impressive, it was holding its altitude pretty well which was very much visible in the video recordings. Video recordings at that level was smooth and stable. The features that makes me very comfortable while flying this drone is the Auto Return in case of signal drops or out of range or best, when the battery starts running low on power. I came across all the 3 scenarios and was happy to see that drone started coming back to its take-off location. Transmitter is powerful and reconnects on its own as soon as drone comes back in the range. This drone has a built in self monitoring system that keeps check on the battery charge and the distance its away from the take-off location, it starts Auto returning to the take off position as soon as it senses that the charge just enough to go back to the base.
Take-off and landing is super easy, it comes with one-key take-off and landing button on transmitter. While flying if you click land button, drone will auto land vertically down, controlling the speed on its own. This drone also comes with Smart Return to home option that means no matter wherever the drone is, on clicking Return To Home button, it will come back to the start location. It does not have obstacle avoidance so before hitting Return to Home button make sure it has clear path. The drone is also equipped with Follow Me mode, which is very cool. The follow me mode operates using Smart Phone GPS signal following you wherever you go; I used it while flying the drone and it worked pretty well. There is headless flying mode option in the drone too, this feature is very useful for beginners when you are learning flying a drone.
The drone comes with wide angle HD camera recording the videos in 720P; it can record the video or take the pictures in high definition. It comes with 90 degree Camera angle adjustment allowing you to record videos at multiple angle. While recording the video, transmitter keeps on continuously beeping, I really wish if there was a way to mute that. I recorded the videos from 116 Meters and the quality of the recording is very good. When connected to smart phone, drone is able to stream LIVE video’s. Camera comes with microSD card slot to store the recorded videos and pictures. Although when connected to smart phones, 2 minute videos are also recorded on the smart phone, while full videos are recorded and stored in attached microSD card. Since smart phone is connected over 2.4 ghz WIFI channel, the connectivity is limited and is lost after reaching certain altitude, definitely its not connected when flying at 100m altitude. I used their iOS app, it comes with lot of features including viewing live streaming in VR mode. The app also maintains the flying log showing the details like, Altitude, Distance and Speed per flight. The app also provides various flying status like “Waiting for GPS single”, “Transmitter not connected” and bunch of other details, helping first time flyer to get use to this Drone in no time. Talking about flying time, one full charge gives approximately 15 minutes of continuous fly time, which is pretty good. The only thing I think needs to be improved is the battery charging time, it take about 3-5 hours to get a full charge.
The drone comes with extra spare parts, starting from landing gears to propellers, propeller guards, blade caps to screws, almost all the spare parts except for extra battery. I really liked that they provide those extra spare parts, haven’t seen many other manufacturers doing that. It also comes with a User Guide providing assembling instructions plus guide on setup and various modes. I used the guide to learn all the modes it comes with.