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Best for those experimenting with aerial video
on March 23, 2013
The WL Toys V959 provides a low cost entry into the world of aerial video.
It would suit a total beginner (noob, newbie) if they removed the camera and learned the basic operation outside in calm winds or inside in a very large area. Otherwise, you'd probably be better off learning on a machine without a camera and then picking this up as your 2nd quad.
The V959 is quite stable and tame, which is best for video - and the percentage settings on the transmitter allow for more aggressive moves - but beware, the resulting videos are likely to give you and your audience motion sickness.
The secret to good quad video is for the craft to stay as still as possible and for all movements to be slow.
The range seems longer than some others (Syma X1) - although I have not measured this exactly, I flew at least 150 feet away and returned with no problems.
More advanced quadcopter users will have no need for this quadcopter, as they likely have better platforms for flying cameras.
As with all quads, you must make sure the exact features match with your intended use. I did a full review of the one I bought - alongs with videos, etc. at droneflyers.com