I've only had this drone less than 2 weeks. The 2 things I like most about it are its size and how well it maneuvers. My 2 least favorite things are the battery life and the 4 second emergency prop off situation. I've only been getting 4-5 minutes of battery life from this drone. I bought another battery but it's kind of disappointing to have to spend so much time charging for so little flight time.
The 4 second thing is the most difficult thing about this drone. Like another reviewer said; the rotors begin spinning once the transmitter is paired with the drone. Problem is that the only way to stop the rotors is to hold the stick down for 4 seconds. That is a terrible situations when my 4 year old daughter is around. And problem is the drone sometimes moves along the ground during that 4 second period, so I ran into the side of my car once. But the absolute WORST part about it is when descending rapidly. I was bringing the drone back down, not even in an emergency situation, and held the left gimbal down for 4 seconds so the props stopped completely and the drone fell from around 20 feet in the air. It flipped over right before crashing to the ground; luckily the only thing that broke was the camera. I guess lucky since it still flies, but really unfortunate since I can't use the camera anymore. Buyer be aware of this feature; it REALLY sucks. Once the rotors stop spinning it takes at least 10 seconds before they begin again. So don't make the same mistake I made.
Got this quad for Christmas from my girlfriend I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to buy one for the 1st time or as a replacement it's very well made easy to operate once you get the hang of it and I have crashed it many times haven't broken a blade or a guard nothing unlike another drone I had prior to this it cost more money harder to fly and always breaking blades and guards by the way that drone takes off while 50 ft in the air and I have not found it to this day
I liked it for about 2 minutes. Then it fell out of the sky, I walked over to it flipped it right side up and tried to take off again but it wouldn't leave the ground. One of the 4 motor barely spinning. I let it sit for about ten minutes and tried it again and it took off felw about 30 seconds and fell!!! So I let it sit . picked it up and hit to altitude. One of the motors spins fine for about 30s-1m and then starts spinning super slow! I tried both resets. But, the problem stays. I believe it is a faulty motor and would like a new one. I don't see any one this site though
Enjoyed It so I bought another one. Look at box tho to get a newer one that comes with revised instructions it comes with a few extra things like extra set of blade guards and screws for rotors which didn't come in the first one I bought and the box on the first one said it takes 6 AA batteries when it really takes 4 AAA and newer box had right battery info. Recommend getting extra battery.
Have had it about 2 weeks and fly it every chance I can (4x daily usually). Flight time is various from 5 minutes to 12 as far as I can see. I disconnected camera to allow for longer flying since it doesn't work well. Not sure if it added flight time. It seems to grind and won't turn correctly. I'm not sure if it is a defect or was the last box on shelf. 3 different speeds of responsiveness. Higher speeds drain battery faster. Wish it gave more time or an audible alarm when battery is getting low. I drop altitude after 3 or 4 minutes flight so it doesn't fall out of the sky. Your only cue battery is getting low is the lights on drone blink, if they are shut off for daytime flight there is no cue. Either way, easy to fly for good price. Definitely pick up an extra battery and charger, maybe 2. I call it my mini theme park ride, 2 and half hours to charge for 5-11 minutes of flight. Downloaded app hoping had a visual or audible battery life indicator but it didn't. App allows video recording and pictures, the vids are IN the app. Click thru icons when drone off to find the icon for videos. Tricks are easy with the 1 button trick assist. Drone handles very well once you get comfortable.
My wife got this for me for Christmas to learn with and I haven't been able to fly it at all. The control just will not connect to the drone and I have tried everything to get it working. I would love amend my review but as it stands not a good product.