About three weeks ago i purchased a toruk ap9. This purchase almost never happened. After reading another customers review,i became apprehensive and skeptical of the ap9. I evening considering canceling the order. Fortunately i seem to live my life by the motto”why do today that which you can put off till tomorrow. ”this time it worked to my advantage and before i knew it with the miracle of amazon prime, my package had arrived. I cautiously opened the packageand the first thing i noticed wasthis quadcopter is huge. I own a syma 8xc and a chearson cx 20 and this bird is half again as big as those are. Like most guys i don’t always read the directions however with the ap9 you have to read the directions or you will never get it off the ground. If there’s any problems in understanding the directions,there is plenty of instructional videos on youtubethat can help.
Ok this is my 2nd ap9 the 1st one crash and landed in water that on me 2nd still flying like the 1st one better seem to have more power but over all good flyer but on the other hand can’t add 3 axis when adding action cam to much jelloall email sent to aee were answer but never what i wanted to hear it was like you can’t add this you can’t that so for my next drone ill stick with something i can upgrade still like this drone.
Purchased a total of 3, 2 for me and one for a friend. One sits in a box with close to 25 flights on it. The other has been flown in warm, cold, rain, snow, wind, etc. My neighbor recently named this drone ‘bouncing betty’ since he has personally witnessed 90% of the crashes this has endured. No, this will not do manual flips. For it’s intended purpose this is a good drone. This is not a sport flyer, though it is pretty fast. This issue is a result of sheer mass, that much weight does not like to change direction quickly. As a camera platform it works decently, though will never be a phantom.
You may want to order an extra battery. I also own the aee ap10 but i like this better because i use my own camera.
I would have to say the this drone is one of the best drones i’ve flone.
For the price it’s the best phone out there once you program it right it’s an easy drawing the fly if it goes 500 past that you’ll come back to you automatically and it’s really fast i bought two of them.
Key specs for AEE Technology AP9 GPS Drone Quadcopter Aircraft System for AEE S-Series and GoPro Action Cameras (White):
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- Camera Mount Capability (No Camera Included) GPS auto stability semi-autonomous flight (Automatic position hold and hover), maximum flight range of 500 meters.
- 10 inch propellers for maximum flight stability and maneuverability, 44 MPH maximum speed, 22 – 33 MPH cruising velocity, all weather body for light to medium rain and snow, Class 4 wind resistance rating.
- 5300 mAh intelligent LiPo battery for up to 25 minute flying time, fail safe protocol with auto return home feature (returns to takeoff point).
- Compatible with AEE S-Series and GoPro HERO action Cameras (Camera Not Included). Mini-B USB input for hassle free firmware updates.
- Not intended for children under 18 years of age.
Comments from buyers
watch out for big trees
Misunderstood gem, polishing required.
This is a fun drone. The instructions could be a bit more
Flown it about 15 times and have taken 30 pics, all really great. The auto land i tried up close and it jumped up to about 75 to 80 ft then after 10 sec came down slowly and landed about a foot from where it took off, tried it a long distance off and it just hoover ed for a bit then came slowly and landed about a foot off again. . It is large and from my point of view pretty fast. I would not fly out of sight since the live view has enough delay to get you in trouble. Have flown to 96 meters high and it was windy and it held it’s own.
Love this flyer, just wish the batteries where not so much money.
Only down fall is it doesn’t fly well in wind.
The drone does everything advertised that it would. This is my second ap 9, crashed and burned the first one, probably my fault. The current one has new software and seems to fly better than the earlier version. There are excellent videos on getting it set up on utube, but it is necessary to keep in mind there are at least two versions of this drone. My only negative on the drone is that it is tedious to get everything calibrated correctly; and you need to re-calibrate the compass each time it is flown from a new location. It is a good, sturdy, machine. Without camera, but i’ve never gotten more than 20 min; and usually around 15 min. Don’t know what its load capacity is, but it will carry at least a couple of lbs.
I just bought my second ap9. It flys great, it just doesn’t like trees or cars. After two hardcore accidents, i did have to replace the props and it knocked the camera mount off. The thing still flys perfect. I bought the second one for filming. Broke off in big fat tree mishap). I only programmed the first set and it took a while. Be patient when you hold the levers down and it will come on. I just purchased a third one for a gift.
It’s an excellent drone, controls are complicated though. The throttle down function could use some tweaking but overall really impressed with the drone. I was careless and didn’t put the prop guards on and paid the price. Ended up with stitches in my hand. Don’t blame the company for my accident. They have warning signs posted all over this thing. Impressed with the camera as well. It has a vertical gimbal, helping with the shake (only corrects itself when on). Self-tightening props don’t mess around either. They say don’t over tighten them and after my test flight i couldn’t get one off without damaging it.
For the price,,, you cant beat it or the features it has most drones with this would cost well over 400. 00,,, dont waste money buying spare batteries,, just buy another drone,, save 50.
Very large quadcopter that when calibrated correctly has incredible agility and good flight time. The 915mhz transmitter ensures video will not interfere with controls weather you are using a 2. 4ghz smart device based fpv or a more advanced 5. 8 off another drone i had zip tied to the gimbal mount. The gps position hold is amazing with less than a foot of drift in any direction. This is much better than my hubsan or dji drones.
I now have three of them if that tells you anything. Far superior to other drones i’ve had. Customer service has been easy to contact and service has been great.I would definitely recommend this drone to anyone.
The instructions could be a bit more detailed but overall, it is well worth the money. The package included an extra set of props and everything necessary to properly fly it. The app was easy to download and run. The video is pretty good for an onboard camera. This drone is advertised as being able to fly for about 22 min. This is what convinced me to buy it. I have charged the battery twice since getting it and it does last about 20+ min. I would recommend this drone.
Received one as a gift and i really like it. The camera does a great job, very crisp and clear in bright daylight. Not bad in late evening, but all ccd chip cameras get more grainy when it is dark. I took the time to read the instructions and go through the calibration steps. Very easy to fly, and i am new to drones. I am amazed at how ready this drone is when i take my hands off the controls. It just hovers in place very still. Once i flew it in a pretty decent wind and it bobbed a little up and down and side to side but did a really good job of trying to maintain its position in space and kept coming back to its position, never deviating more than about 2 feet in any direction. On a calm day, it is very steady and still. I love the ‘fail safe’ homing function.
I really enjoyed this item while i had it. It is everything stated it is. It operated very easily and doesn’t take a lot of thim to get proficient at controlling it. The problem i had is that it just flew away, the third time i was using it. I bought this item specifically because it was supposed to return (to the spot it took off from)if it lost contact with the controler. Well i’m sorry to say, it didn’t do that. I returned this item as defective(which it was because it didn’t return) and amazing amazon returned my money. Thank god for amazon’s fantastic return policy.
Very nice, good for a beginner, i liked it so much that i bought a second one for a friend.
I can almost guarantee you that the bad reviews are because people don’t know how to properly fly a drone. More specifically, how to prepare the drone to fly. This is not for beginners (thats not to say that one could learn, but more so that you don’t just take this out of the box, turn it on and fly). There are pre-flight calibrations and checks that need to be done, some of them before every flight. And, the instructions can be a bit confusing and overwhelming. However, if you follow the directions and use common sense, this is a very good drone. It’s responsive, and rather easy to use (once you get it set up). The return to home feature works flawlessly, and the camera produces quality video. I knocked a star off because the fpv app seems to disconnect frequently, the instructions are meh ( i had better luck with aee’s youtube videos), and the footage does seem to come back with a little bit of the ‘jello effect’.
Arrived on time and was what i expected. Easy to set up and fly and good quality camera. Video is very jumpy when i flew it in mildly windy conditions but that’s not what i got this for. The still camera is very wide angled, a little more than i was hoping for. It has some of fish-eye distortion that i was mostly overcome in lightroom. All-in-all, it’s the quality i expected.
The quad copter is amazing, having loads of fun with it.
My first real drone and it’s a blast. Be sure to have lots of space to fly in, this drone is no joke and has some weight. You will damage objects/people if this lands on them.