Holy Stone F180C Mini RC Quadcopter Drone : Awesome. I’m buying my 5th one now.

Com/look at?v=oudkyfywe7qtakes time to find out/get utilized to the controlsnot for beginners. (it can be irritating for starter, but it you do not brain crashing usually then it performs definitely nicely)-fantastic tuning does not perform very nicely, i good tuned then moments later i had to refine tune. -the smallest motion in controllers can despatched the copter off in a course (start off off applying it at twenty five% electric power manner)-tricky to manage equivalent altitude. -follow in regions without having wind. (at twenty five% ability the wind will have it absent)(use 50+% electric power in light winds)(medium to significant winds ignore it)-ideal use is outside the house in vast open spaces (far too prevent hitting partitions and trees)reduced quality camera-has issue using movie-reduced impression (expected for a 2mp camera)short flight time-fight time on full battery is shorter than advertised (3-five minutes flight time).

So much i’ve bought five of these. The initially just one just stopped doing work, so i gave holystone a different likelihood. The second one i got caught in a tree, and it rained afterwards the working day so i imagined it would not get the job done all over again and bought one more a single. The drone from the tree arrived down just after 3 times of rain and still labored properly. I flew 1 up superior and a sturdy wind caught it, blew it over our lake and it disappeared. My previous drone i flew on a relaxed day over the lake. I come across that anytime it is about a human body of drinking water, the sign stops doing the job. I watched as as 4th drone plummeted into the h2o five feet from me. If it goes up superior and will get out of sign, the video will quit recording. When it arrives back again into signal it thinks ‘record’ suggests ‘stop record’ so i convert off and back on the drone just about every number of minutes incase this ‘reverse’ takes place. The microsd has failed to appear with the drone fifty% of the time, and each time it does it will not very last past 2 flights. Invest in a new microsd has always accomplished the trick. Really like these drones and i’m about to acquire an additional one particular. Get a new microsd, really don’t fly about drinking water, unplug the battery every single five-10 mins to make sure it documents, and you’ll be good. Also, two motors spin a person way and 2 spin yet another way, so when replacing propellers, know that the entrance motors demand distinctive propellors. A video clip of me traveling it is on youtube.

This was my first drone and i can tell you it’s so easy to fly. When connecting the drone to the controller place it on a level surface, get it off the ground and start to get your bearings. I recommend starting outdoors with little to no wind so you have some room for mistakes because you will crash it. It comes with 8 spare blades and for the two weeks i have been flying this drone i have only used one of those blades. When you feel out of control or about to hit a wall or tree i kill the throttle(max downward on the left hand joystick) that prevents the blades from hitting hard surfaces as well as the blade guard(the blade guard has a little flex whenever you hit something which usually results in chipping the blade). Going high altitude be careful since it is a small drone its easily pushed by the wind and is easy to lose orientation, i try to focus on the white blades and steer it home. On the left hand directional pad, right is the return home feature which i find is never accurate and only results in the drone crashing into something so i avoid it. The video quality is decent and fun to play with, it is pointed slightly downward so if you are trying to capture yourself the drone has to be elevated well above you. At first i was a little intimidated trying to get the drone to go where i wanted, there’s a small learning curve and once you start to get more comfortable you’ll start zipping it around in no time. This has been an excellent drone to learn on and i’m looking forward to mastering this one and then going to the next level.

The unit arrived on time and was exactly as described but after only 2 days the negative battery cable that connects to the battery to the main board on the quadcopter broke off. (see attached photos) i quickly noticed that the main battery leads had no strain relief, so every time the battery is connected and disconnected it caused a lot stress on the solder connection on the main board. Being a electronics technician myself i was able to re-solder the battery connections so they are now on top (and goes through the top of plastic cover, to provide some strain relief) of the the main board to get them out of the way and give the solder connection some strain relief. The quadcopter is now once again operational, and working fine. I had thought about contacting the vendor about this problem but i figured that they would just simply send me another unit with the same problem. I do hope the vendor/manufacturer realizes this is a problem and does something to fix it. The easiest fix i could see if putting the battery cable on top and securing them with a tie or maybe glue.

I commenced off with the nighthawk dm007 drone from gearbest. That is a superior drone but i discovered from that one particular that you have to have to wait around at the very least 10 minutes between each flight so that the components in the drone can great down. I broke several props with this the 1st working day. I ordered some extra from gearbest but it has been a thirty day period and no blades but. Luckily while i was opening the holy stone, i recognized that this drone uses the identical props as the dm007 so now i was again flying both drones now. I procured this drone for the reason that i just desired to check out a thing distinct. I was seeking to determine temperature to get a larger drone or keep with the smaller sized kinds. I am glad i created the preference to purchase this a person. For just one, i am still finding out to fly these issues.

This was to be a christmas present for my son and i bought it specified the modest value, the ability to record video, and the constructive on the web opinions. When obtained, i opened the deal and was immediately underwhelmed. It is pretty smaller and disappointing. I pulled it out and set the 4 aa batteries in the controller and billed the excess battery they provided (wonderful). On the other hand, when i tried to get rid of the other battery that is transported now installed in the drone, it was really challenging to get out and i can’t visualize pulling on those wires to remove it is good long-time period. Also the charging adapter only appeared to perform on just one facet, the other side couldn’t get a excellent consisten link so i could only charge a single battery at a time (imagined it is setup for two at a time). I attempted it in our den and our dog’s interest to it immediately reversed as she fled upstairs to disguise. I could not get the trim ranges set accurately letting it to just hover. It was also tricky to preserve regular altitude often (although this is my 1st drone so i am could be to blame). Following adapting to the controls and emotion like my son’s current wouldn’t fly absent never to be observed yet again if i took it outdoors, i turned it off and ventured outside.

Holy Stone F180C Mini RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Bonus Battery and 8 Blades

  • Super mini drone for beginner, perfect drone trainer
  • A key 360° 4-ways flip(left, right, forward, backward), continuous roll for perfect action and wonderful performance
  • Equipped with video/photo camera(1280×720 pixel),4 kind of sensitivity modes for any level of player
  • Comes with bonus stock battery & 12 blades for longer flight time
  • Function: Hovering/360° flips/up/down/left/right/forward/backward

Update 7 feb 2016: i finally had an opportunity to test the free replacement drone and it works just fine out of the box. Also, the included battery charger has been upgraded and can now charge two batteries at once. The drone itself seems to be upgraded in that maneuverability and control response seems a bit better than the original. I am upgrading my rating to 5 stars to reflect these improvements and holy stone’s excellent customer service. Update 9 june 2015: holy stone sent me a free replacement drone. Unfortunately, i am currently out of the country, away from my original shipping address for several months. For this reason, i will not be able to test the new drone for some time. Until then, i am changing my rating to 4 stars to reflect the excellent customer service. Camera’s micro sd reader no longer recognizing memory cards after only a handful of short, non-eventful flights on batteries’ first charge.

Holy Stone F180C Mini RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Bonus Battery and 8 Blades :

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Holy Stone F180C Mini RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Bonus Battery and 8 Blades
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  1. Would be a great introduction to drones, especially for kids. It does record video but there’s no display in the remote control, so you can only see what you have recorded after you land it, remove the memory card and pop it into your computer. While you’re flying you pretty much gotta average and guess what you’re filming. Buy extra batteries for sure, you’re gonna need them.
  2. This review is from : Holy Stone F180C Mini RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Bonus Battery and 8 Blades

    Would be a great introduction to drones, especially for kids. It does record video but there’s no display in the remote control, so you can only see what you have recorded after you land it, remove the memory card and pop it into your computer. While you’re flying you pretty much gotta average and guess what you’re filming. Buy extra batteries for sure, you’re gonna need them.
    1. Had issue with the camera, holy stone reached out to me right away with some other tips about how i could fix camera. I did try all and still was not happy, returned to amazon and as always they are the best.
      1. Had issue with the camera, holy stone reached out to me right away with some other tips about how i could fix camera. I did try all and still was not happy, returned to amazon and as always they are the best.
  3. This review is from : Holy Stone F180C Mini RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Bonus Battery and 8 Blades

    Bought as a christmas gift as for my kid. It stopped working by early january. One of the motors on the drone will not turn. Purchased a second one to replace the original one and that one did not work out of the box. I contacted holy stone and asked them how to pair the remote with the drone since that appeared to be the issue. I was contacted by two representatives who ask me where i bought it, wanted proof i of when i bought it, photos of the product, and a video of it not working. They informed me this models was outdated and has not been sold by them for over a year. They failed to answer my question after i asked them to several times. After three days of trying to get some help from holy stone i just gave up and sent the second drone back.
    1. Bought as a christmas gift as for my kid. It stopped working by early january. One of the motors on the drone will not turn. Purchased a second one to replace the original one and that one did not work out of the box. I contacted holy stone and asked them how to pair the remote with the drone since that appeared to be the issue. I was contacted by two representatives who ask me where i bought it, wanted proof i of when i bought it, photos of the product, and a video of it not working. They informed me this models was outdated and has not been sold by them for over a year. They failed to answer my question after i asked them to several times. After three days of trying to get some help from holy stone i just gave up and sent the second drone back.
      1. The controller does not match or work with the provided instructions, therefore, unable to set up and fly the drone.
  4. This review is from : Holy Stone F180C Mini RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Bonus Battery and 8 Blades

    The controller does not match or work with the provided instructions, therefore, unable to set up and fly the drone.
    1. This is an amazing drone, i bought this for my sons birthday and he said this was awesome. He shot some videos and photos and they were quality. I suggest you get this but i think the price is a little to much but worth every penny. The only down side is the battery, the battery will slowly die over time like a normal battery. But it’s been 2 years since so it’s time for new ones. All time amazing product 😁👍.
  5. This review is from : Holy Stone F180C Mini RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Bonus Battery and 8 Blades

    This is an amazing drone, i bought this for my sons birthday and he said this was awesome. He shot some videos and photos and they were quality. I suggest you get this but i think the price is a little to much but worth every penny. The only down side is the battery, the battery will slowly die over time like a normal battery. But it’s been 2 years since so it’s time for new ones. All time amazing product 😁👍.
    1. This product was poorly constructed. However holy stone has sent a replacement, which works much better, unfortunately it does not have a camera (which was why i purchased it for my husband). Because i appreciate them sending another i changed the rating from1 to 3.
      1. This product was poorly constructed. However holy stone has sent a replacement, which works much better, unfortunately it does not have a camera (which was why i purchased it for my husband). Because i appreciate them sending another i changed the rating from1 to 3.

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