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OBTAIN F803 drone: Cheaper alternative to Mavic Pro?

OBTAIN F803 quadcopter
At first look, the OBTAIN F803 looks like a great alternative to the popular Mavic Pro. It has not just similar foldable design but also comparable features. The OBTAIN F803 drone comes in 2 Colors, white and black. My biggest concern regarding these new gadgets from unknown manufactures are the after sale support through spare parts availability. Famous brands like DJI are...

MOLA TOURIST1 drone with collision avoidance system

MOLA TOURIST1 quadcopter
Mola, deluxe division of NineEagles recently announced their first drone with obstacle avoidance system. In order to allow easy transportation the arms of the MOLA TOURIST1 are foldable. At first sight, my biggest disappointing regarding the specification of the MOLA TOURIST 1 is the lack of 4k-UHD videos. Unfortunately it supports only [email protected] recording and 720p real-time image transmission (FPV). 3-axis brushless...

Swellpro Splash Drone 3: Fly in the rain, land on water

Splash Drone 3 quadcopter
The SwellPro Splash Drone 3 don’t just fly, it can also float and film underwater. Both, 2-axis gimbal and 4K camera can be immersed in water allowing to record incredible footage bellow the surface of the water. The dream of any fisherman :D When it comes about flying over a lake, I'm always afraid of what happens if the drone falls into...

BAYANGTOYS X21 drone: GPS position system and intelligent flight modes

BAYANGTOYS X21 drone
Dual GPS, Intelligent flight modes and brush-less-motors, just three key features of the BAYANGTOYS X21 which were not imaginable for only $200 few years ago. This new BAYANGTOYS drone was announced in two variants, a cheaper one with fixed camera mount and a more expensive one with 3D PTZ gimbal. Both variants are equipped with Full HD GoPro alike camera. Being powered by...

Walkera VITUS with 3-axis gimbal and 4K camera

Walkera VITUS drone quadcopter
Walkera VITUS, a serious competitor of the DJI Mavic Pro Walkera, one of the biggest player on the drone market, recently announced their new model with MR (Mixed Realty) called "Vitus". The Walkera Vitus will be available in two variants, a "Deluxe" and a "Lite" edition. While both models come with 3-axis gimbal and 4k camera, only the VITUS Pro features obstacle...

Cheerson CX-23 cheap brushless GPS quad

Cheerson CX-23 GPS quadcopter
Following the success of the CX-20 and CX-22, Cheerson announced a newer model called CX-23 with even nicer design and a fine pack of features. The Cheerson CX-23 drone comes with generous 14 minutes flight time and up to 500 meters control and FPV range. Based on my good experience with Cheerson drones, I'm thinking to order this CX-23 for review. I'm curious to...

Xiaomi Mi 4K drone: What we know about it

Xiaomi Mi 4k drone
Based on my good experience with the Yi 2 camera, I decided to accept Flora's guest post about the Xiaomi Mi 4K drone to be published here on FirstQuadcopter. In March, Xiaomi released the 4k version drone, there’s a HD camera on it. And I just fly it just several days ago, and I will let you know what my feelings. It’s easy to fly, with...

Easter bunny comes with Phantom 4 Advanced

DJI Phantom 4 Advanced drone
Phantom 4 Advanced with top-notch video performance Few days before Easter DJI has officially announced a new member of their quadcopter family – Phantom 4 Advanced. Let's discover what brings new and if it's worth to upgrade. In my opinion, like the Phantom 3 Advanced, this P4A was also developed in order to offer an affordable alternative to the "Pro" edition. This time DJI kept...

RunCam 3 HD FPV quadcopter camera

RunCam 3 camera review
RunCam 3 - worth to buy alternative for the GoPro Session 5? When the RunCam 3 was rumored I had a mixed filing regarding this camera. I don't know if it was a smart movement from the manufacturer to announce in 2017 a camera without 4K capability. I contacted RC to request a free sample in order to review the RunCam 3 camera. Frankly they...

HexH2O Pro v2 waterproof hexacopter

HexH2O Pro V2 profesional waterproof drone
HexH2O Pro v2 professional waterproof drone for commercial use Usually I accept for review most of the offered quadcopters. This HexH2O Pro v2, being more expensive than my wife's car, would make me think twice. The predicted price of this marine drone starts from 6000 euro (6449 USD). Quadh2o is a UK based drone company orientated on waterproof multi-rotors. Their first water...

XINLIN X8G cheap GPS quad in 3 variants

XIN LIN X8G GPS quadcopter
XIN LIN X8G powerful brushed quad with GPS Now, thanks to the cheap toys like this XINLIN X8G, mainstream features like GPS positioning, system and altitude hold, are becoming widely available. The XINLIN X8G drone was announced in 3 variants. While the most expensive one comes with a complete 5.8G FPV system (FPV camera and monitor), the cheapest one comes without a...