FUAV Smargle complete fpv quadcopter

FUAV Smargle quad
FUAV Smargle - the next Phantom killer? I already introduced an interesting multi-rotor model from FUAV, the Seraphi-GPS. This new FUAV Smargle 1 is something totally different in a positive way. It has a very stylish design with retractable landing skids that are absolutely necessary for aerial filming.The FUAV Smargle's remote controller is designed to be used for first person view flights. On the...

Syma X5sC-1 test flight video

Syma X5sC-1 maiden flight video My first flight with the Syma X5sC-1 was very smooth without any issues. As shown in the video, this quadcopter is very stable and easy to fly.The still photos have a disappointing image quality but the videos are pretty good and acceptable for "home" use. Syma X5sC-1 test video https://youtu.be/UZx04RIi5EEI own this Syma quadcopter for about one month and I have not noticed (yet)...

FPV 2 axis brushless gimbal review

2D Gimbal review
The cheapest 2D brushless gimbal First of all, cheap does not necessary mean poor quality... OK, not all the time:). The popularity of the FPV 2 axis gimbal is the best proof of this fact.Lets talk a bit about what means exactly a gimbal and why we need such a device. A "Gimbal" has roughly two main functions: to keep the camera steady and to allow...

Upcoming reviews in October

October's quadcopter reviews
October’s quadcopter reviews on www.firstquadcopter.com Last month I reviewed the XK X380 quadcotper and I'm still impressed, it can't be compared with any other of my cheap models. Next step is to equip it with gimbal, HD camera and a 5.8GHz video transmission module for first person view flights. I can't wait to go out and fly it again.As it is full autumn and rainy...

Z1 quadcopter with HD camera

Z1 quadcopter
Z1 quadcopter with headless mode and RTH It looks that the Chinese manufacturers remained without inspiration in finding fancy codename for quadcopters, this new model is called simply the "Z1".This Z1 quadcopter comes with all the latest innovations like headless mode and one key return to home.The angle of the camera's lens can be manually adjusted so that the pilots can set their...

MJX X700C low budget quad with camera

MJX X700C Quad
MJX X700C affordable quadcopter with 0.3MP camera Usually, quadcopers like this MJX X700C are just perfect for newbies. I think $50 is not a big investment for practicing and learning how to fly a multi-rotor.Anyway, after 15-25 flights most of these cheap remote controlled toys are ending in trash-bin because too many crash-lands or only one but fatal.Another thing that you should know is regarding the short lifespan of the brushed...

XK DETECT X380 review

XK X380 quadcopter review
XK X380 GPS Quadcopter I received some useful critics on the RC Groups forum regarding my previous quadcopter review and thanks for this. I kindly ask all my readers, in case they find incorrect facts or just some mistyped words in my XK X380 review or in any of my articles to notice me. I never claimed that I'm a professional writer or a quadcopter specialist but I'm...

Walkera Runner 250 Advance

Walkera Runner 250 Advance Quadcopter
Walkera Runner 250 Advance racing GPS Quadcopter Adding GPS features to a racing quadcopter it looks maybe somehow inappropriate but, taking into consideration that the Walkera Runner 250 Advance has about 1km flight range it is good to have a backup in case the pilot can't find the way back.In order to buy a racer quadcopter you should now that this kind of "toys" are...

FUAV Seraphi GPS quadcopter

FUAV Seraphi qudacopter
FUAV Seraphi affordable GPS quadcoper aka Seraphi Phantom If I remember correctly, few months ago I have already introduced on the quadqopter news section a similar aircraft with this FUAV Seraphi but under a different brand name.The actual tendency of the multi-rotor manufactures is to use their own gimbal and camera without letting any upgrade and tuning possibilities. This new Seraphi from FUAV is trying to...

Syma X8W test flight and impressions

Syma X8w test flightvideo
Syma X8W quadcopter maiden flight I received this quadcopter about a month a go. Over this period I have flown it many times and I can tell that it is a nice and stable flyer.During one of my test flights with the Syma X8W I lost my control over the aircraft and crash landed. The quadcopter almost hit deadly a wild rabbit that probably came from the nearest forest right into my...