Quadrotor Drone | Review and recommendations
If you're into collecting and flying quadrotor drones, you've come to the right place.
Not only do we have an amazing comparison chart that allows you to easily pinpoint whatever type of quadrotor drone you're looking for, we've also include our #1 recommendation, the Holy Stone F181 RC Drone. We think you're going to love this drone for it's amazing maneuverability but also the tech it can carry.
A quick overview of the Holy Stone's specs:
2.4 GHZ control
Now let's get into what makes this drone stand out above the rest. While this is considered an entry level drone, it can hold it's own against other drones in higher price points.
One of the main concerns with quadrotor drones is the fear of losing them in flight. You don't have to worry about that because this drone come equipped with Headless Security which makes it impossible for the drone to be pushed by the wind, veering off course, and ultimately getting lost. It's a must have feature that we've seen on the more expensive drones. Yet, you get this amazing technology at this entry level price.
2. Protection Frames
You can purchase optional protection frames which prevent the propellers from breaking should you bump into any stationary objects. Not necessary but highly recommended.
If you love maneuverability, the Holy Stone has it all. It can handle 4 way flips, 360 degree turns, and barrel rolls flawlessly. It's a ton of fun!
We love the fact that the 181 comes with 2 3.7 volt batteries. It's predecessor came equipped with just one. Now you can keep the drone in flight twice as long.
5. Battery charger
Get your drone recharged fast with just an 80 minute recharge time. This is pretty quick compared to other chargers in its class. Comes with two USB charging cables making it easy to charge from any USB port. Use your computer or a stand alone usb charger or wall outlet with a USB plug.
6. 2 megapixel camera
While a 2 mp camera isn't going to win any awards, it is a 720p resolution allowing for some pretty decent still images. For this price point we feel the 2 mp camera is fair.
Stability is absolutely necessary when flying a drone. Without it, the flying experience is sub par. The 181 comes equipped with a 4CH Six Axis Gyro system which provides all the stability necessary to perform arial flips under complete control.
8. Cylon ion headlamp and LED headlights
For amazing orientation the F181 is equipped with an ion LED headlamp. If you fly at night you'll have no problem seeing clearly and the blue and red lights make for an amazing sight to bystanders. Each leg also has blue and red light attached.
9. User-friendly transmitter
The standard transmitter has an LCD screen making it very user friendly. This LCD screen controls the quadrotor's security system to ensure complete control during flight by the pilot.
A 40, 60, 80, and 100 miles per hour tilt rate helps the pilot control the pitch and yaw speed. Too stop from advancing too quickly, simply press the one-key return which gives this quadrotor drone a very long range of around 330 feet.
10. Replaceable motor
Don't worry about being stuck with a bad motor. Change out the motor any time with the equipped screwdriver. It's fast and easy.