Holy Stone F181W Wifi FPV Drone : I really like this drone. My review has good and bad points.

Because this is my to start with drone, i can not assess a truthful comparison to other drones. Even nevertheless i experienced only flew this drone for about one hour, i masterted the subsequent: climbing trees (to retrieve drone). How to crash sideways into an outside get rid of. I like the pursuing: the drone is primarily assembled. The integrated screwdriver has a magnetic head to hold the screws in spot for attachment. It is quite sturdy and can acquire a pretty good beating. It has an exterior charging port so the battery does not have to be taken off for charging. For enhancements, have a swap to turn off lights to aid reduce battery drain so you have extra flight time. The instructions could be composed to be a lot more comprehensible (dumb it down a very little little bit for rookies and have much more detailed guidelines).

We gained the drone as a xmas present for me and my daughter. We figured out to fly it and we were working on filming although hovering. The camera will work excellent with the telephone app. The drone is quite delicate to any type of wind so if you fly outdoor you will have to fly on the leeward side of a making as we did. I rated this five stars simply because of the consumer company reply we experienced to a important problem. Though trying to fly it out doors on a extremely calm working day my daughter synced the drone to the distant and calibrated the gyro. She frustrated the consider off button and the drone shot straight into the air at full throttle with no distant management input. The drone continued at full throttle till it was hardly noticeable in the air. It was then that it caught an higher breeze and commenced to drift absent and no make any difference what we tried using it would not respond to any distant manage input or unexpected emergency shut down strategies listed in the guide (go through the guide)we viewed as the drone drifted away into the state forest about 1/four mile absent.

It will be effortlessly overpowered by insignificant winds. The camera is effective fine but it isn’t hd. **update**i previously posted that winds would not trouble way too considerably and i am listed here to say they will. I discovered that i could only fly my drone initial factor in the early morning when the winds were being zero/quiet. Additionally, the url amongst the copter and distant/telephone breaks up very easily triggering the copter to become uncontrollable. Past night i was videoing and had a excellent flight only to know on playback that the video only recorded parts of the celebration and not the complete detail in continuous flow. Now this morning, with no winds, i introduced and acquired the craft airborne, all of a sudden my connection disconnected and it flew off. It maintained altitude but flew away and then descended somewhere over and above my line of sight.

Very first, a several caveats:i have competed at newbie level with rc automobiles applying qualified grade tools. All rc units have specified limitations thanks to the serious globe physics and prevalent sense. True helicopters have a implies of energetic descent exactly where the propeller pushes the plane down. It depends on gravity to descend. In sturdy wind, this drone will not descend. I have an understanding of the variance in between a toy and a refined rc product. Looking at guidance for any complex electronic system is quite important. Now for the evaluate:it is very deserving of five stars. It is a great starter drone for the novice distant regulate younger human being or adult. I bought this drone for my son as a christmas present. Both of those of us have liked flying it, and seeing just about every other fly it. It was a little smaller than i envisioned. I provided a picture with a gallon milk jug for you.

I’ve experienced the drone for a number of months now and i am ready to evaluate. This is likely to be a extensive one so stop looking at now if you are not fascinated. :)positive, i selected this drone mainly because of the functions and minimal selling price to some extent but most of all the great factors stated about their help. I have identified this to be real. The other did not function very well. The drone is very stable.

 the drone would seem really nicely designed. The parts that necessary assembly, prop guards and landing gear hooked up very easily and the screw holes lined up flawlessly. I’m a initial time drone owner, and i was capable to fly the f181w just about instantly. By the time i concluded the first battery. I was traveling it close to my yard by means of the trees and bushes without having a lot trouble. It is rather sensitive to wind. I took it up to about 70 toes, earlier mentioned the treeline, and i just about enable it get absent when a stout breeze caught it. I’ve crashed it several occasions, absolutely nothing serious, mostly just hitting branches or walls, and it has not been destroyed in the minimum. The video camera is effective nicely. I was amazed at the high-quality of the picture at this price tag selection. The gyro helps make it extremely easy to hover in just one spot, just launch the throttle and, if there is no wind, it just hangs there producing for excellent pictures. Minute for me was soon after a crash. Quickly, just about every time i tried to take off, the drone would only veer off in one particular route or a further and then crash.

Holy Stone F181W Wifi FPV Drone with 720P Wide-Angle HD Camera Live Video RC Quadcopter with Altitude Hold, Gravity Sensor Function, RTF and Easy to Fly for Beginner, Compatible with VR Headset

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  • 120° FOV HD Wifi CAMERA: Equipped with the newest 720P 120° Wide-angle HD Wifi Camera, which allows you to take high-res pictures & video during flight.
  • FPV REAL-TIME TRANSMITTION: With the built-in WiFi module, you can see exactly what your camera sees with a live video on your mobile device by installing the APP.
  • AUTOMATIC ALTITUDE HOLD: Powerful air pressure altitude hold function allows you to release the throttle stick and the drone will keep hovering at the current height. Easy for you to shoot quality images or videos.
  • EASY SAFE AND FUN TO PLAY FOR BEGINNERS: Built-in the latest 6-axis flight control systems offer strong stability, easily implement various flight movements, stronger wind resistance; Headless mode eliminates need to adjust aircraft position before flight & improves learning curve.
  • DOUBLE FLIGHT TIME: Includes 2 strong powerful 3.7V 750 mAh LiPo batteries to extend the fun! FAA Registration NOT Required.

This drone is exceptionally secure in flight. It is the most stable drone i have that won’t have gps or optical hold. Of course, it is at the mercy of wind or air currents, but it retains its altitude exceptionally very well. The reduced rpm props make it extremely quiet. It is considerably less than 250 grams, so it is not ruled by any u. I have only two complaints about this drone are that it quickly lands or descends to about 30 feet when it loses handle signal or has lower battery, respectively. They are program troubles which are very easily set. The shopper help for holy stone drones is the finest i’ve at any time encountered.

Holy Stone F181W Wifi FPV Drone with 720P Wide-Angle HD Camera Live Video RC Quadcopter with Altitude Hold, Gravity Sensor Function, RTF and Easy to Fly for Beginner, Compatible with VR Headset :

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Holy Stone F181W Wifi FPV Drone with 720P Wide-Angle HD Camera Live Video RC Quadcopter with Altitude Hold, Gravity Sensor Function, RTF and Easy to Fly for Beginner, Compatible with VR Headset
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4 / 5  stars, based on  1,446  reviews
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$119.95

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  1. I purchased the f181w for my 13 year-old grandson’s birthday in june 2017. He had several months of fun with it until it accidentally crash landed in the swimming pool :-(. The altitude hold and adjustable speed features are great for the novice pilot.
  2. This review is from : Holy Stone F181W Wifi FPV Drone with 720P Wide-Angle HD Camera Live Video RC Quadcopter with Altitude Hold, Gravity Sensor Function, RTF and Easy to Fly for Beginner, Compatible with VR Headset

    I purchased the f181w for my 13 year-old grandson’s birthday in june 2017. He had several months of fun with it until it accidentally crash landed in the swimming pool :-(. The altitude hold and adjustable speed features are great for the novice pilot.
    1. I bought this drone to learn to fly manually. Because of the wind, i fly complex patterns mostly indoors until the battery dies. I always use the blade guards as the drone will harmlessly just bounce off a wall without doing damage. I don’t bother with the camera to extend battery life and picture quality is not great. It’s taken quite a beating and keeps on flying. I wish the battery life was better. It runs out in less than 10 minutes. It does tend to run hot so let the quad cool down when changing batteries. The altitude hold feature works quite well considering they’re using barometric pressure instead of gps.
      1. I bought this drone to learn to fly manually. Because of the wind, i fly complex patterns mostly indoors until the battery dies. I always use the blade guards as the drone will harmlessly just bounce off a wall without doing damage. I don’t bother with the camera to extend battery life and picture quality is not great. It’s taken quite a beating and keeps on flying. I wish the battery life was better. It runs out in less than 10 minutes. It does tend to run hot so let the quad cool down when changing batteries. The altitude hold feature works quite well considering they’re using barometric pressure instead of gps.
  3. This review is from : Holy Stone F181W Wifi FPV Drone with 720P Wide-Angle HD Camera Live Video RC Quadcopter with Altitude Hold, Gravity Sensor Function, RTF and Easy to Fly for Beginner, Compatible with VR Headset

    My first was a small hubsan that was very hard to fly. With the auto takeoff and altitude control, this one is much easier.
    1. My first was a small hubsan that was very hard to fly. With the auto takeoff and altitude control, this one is much easier.
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    The drone was delivered on time and in great condition. Charging the battery didn’t take too long for the first charge and was flying around the house a few hours after receipt, and reading through the control directions. Syncing the phone to the drone took a little bit of time, but once done, worked with no problems at all. Clear picture from the drone camera to the phone. No balanced it for stable flight indoors, too windy to take outdoors but will soon. Great fpv, fun to fly, looking forward to many hours flying the hs f181w.
  5. This review is from : Holy Stone F181W Wifi FPV Drone with 720P Wide-Angle HD Camera Live Video RC Quadcopter with Altitude Hold, Gravity Sensor Function, RTF and Easy to Fly for Beginner, Compatible with VR Headset

    The drone was delivered on time and in great condition. Charging the battery didn’t take too long for the first charge and was flying around the house a few hours after receipt, and reading through the control directions. Syncing the phone to the drone took a little bit of time, but once done, worked with no problems at all. Clear picture from the drone camera to the phone. No balanced it for stable flight indoors, too windy to take outdoors but will soon. Great fpv, fun to fly, looking forward to many hours flying the hs f181w.
  6. This review is from : Holy Stone F181W Wifi FPV Drone with 720P Wide-Angle HD Camera Live Video RC Quadcopter with Altitude Hold, Gravity Sensor Function, RTF and Easy to Fly for Beginner, Compatible with VR Headset

    This is a very cheap product, save your money and get something better.
    1. I could not get it to do anything but fly to the right. Returned it with no problem. May try another holy stone model later.
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    I could not get it to do anything but fly to the right. Returned it with no problem. May try another holy stone model later.
    1. I have a mavic pro $1300 but i learned to fly with the holy stone f181w. I never thought that i would use it after i got my mavic, but for in the house to showing other how to fly before letting then touch the mavic it turned out to be an important part of my drone life.
      1. I have a mavic pro $1300 but i learned to fly with the holy stone f181w. I never thought that i would use it after i got my mavic, but for in the house to showing other how to fly before letting then touch the mavic it turned out to be an important part of my drone life.
  8. This review is from : Holy Stone F181W Wifi FPV Drone with 720P Wide-Angle HD Camera Live Video RC Quadcopter with Altitude Hold, Gravity Sensor Function, RTF and Easy to Fly for Beginner, Compatible with VR Headset

    My second drone, been using with my 5 and 7 year old to learn how to fly them. Good battery life, clear control interface and has stood up to endless crashes.
  9. This review is from : Holy Stone F181W Wifi FPV Drone with 720P Wide-Angle HD Camera Live Video RC Quadcopter with Altitude Hold, Gravity Sensor Function, RTF and Easy to Fly for Beginner, Compatible with VR Headset

    My second drone, been using with my 5 and 7 year old to learn how to fly them. Good battery life, clear control interface and has stood up to endless crashes.
  10. This review is from : Holy Stone F181W Wifi FPV Drone with 720P Wide-Angle HD Camera Live Video RC Quadcopter with Altitude Hold, Gravity Sensor Function, RTF and Easy to Fly for Beginner, Compatible with VR Headset

    Hi helen, here are the answer to your questions. Hello and thank you for your reply. I will answer your questions below. How high and how far did you fly your drone?the drone was approximately 35-40 ft high and approximately 250 ft away from me when it stopped responding. Which speed mode did you fly?the drone was in medium or high speed. How was the weather when you flew your drone?sunny and clear. Did you re-calibrate your drone before flights and how did you do that?this was only my 4th flight. I calibrated before taking off each time by holding the top right button until it beeped and then pointing both sticks to the bottom left corners. The drone was always pointing away from me when i did this. Did you use the headless mode function?i did not stay stationary – i moved approximately 20 ft away from the original takeoff spot. I did not use the headless function. How long did you fly the drone before you found the drone out of control?.Did the battery still has power when you try to fly back your drone?this flight was only about 6 minutes before it flew away from me – there was no indication of a low battery.
    1. Hi helen, here are the answer to your questions. Hello and thank you for your reply. I will answer your questions below. How high and how far did you fly your drone?the drone was approximately 35-40 ft high and approximately 250 ft away from me when it stopped responding. Which speed mode did you fly?the drone was in medium or high speed. How was the weather when you flew your drone?sunny and clear. Did you re-calibrate your drone before flights and how did you do that?this was only my 4th flight. I calibrated before taking off each time by holding the top right button until it beeped and then pointing both sticks to the bottom left corners. The drone was always pointing away from me when i did this. Did you use the headless mode function?i did not stay stationary – i moved approximately 20 ft away from the original takeoff spot. I did not use the headless function. How long did you fly the drone before you found the drone out of control?.Did the battery still has power when you try to fly back your drone?this flight was only about 6 minutes before it flew away from me – there was no indication of a low battery.

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