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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...

DJI Phantom 3 SE with extended flight range

Phantom 3 SE drone
Second skin of the Phantom 3 series Firstly, the Phantom 3 series was announced in 3 variants: "Standard", "Advanced" and "Professional". Few month later DJI announced the "4K" edition with WiFi FPV and now, here is the Phantom 3 SE. This is weird, at least for me, because in most of the countries DJI already stopped selling the P3A and P3P because they are focused...

Huanqi H899C cheapest GPS quadcopter for GoPro

Huanqi H899C drone with GPS
Huanqi H899C drone with headless mode and GPS return to home Surely, biggest advantage of this Huanqi H899C over the Syma X8 series is the GPS assisted return to home. When the flight battery is near empty, the quadcopter will automatically return to the take-off point. While the H899C drone comes without a camera, it is promoted that is capable to carry GoPro...

Yuneec H920 Plus professional hexa-copter

Yuneec H920 Plus drone
Yuneec Tornad o H920 Plus drone for unmatched aerial filming After the HT520, Yuneec announced a more professional hexa-copter called Tornado H920 Plus. This new drone is suitable for industrial applications and professional aerial filming. In order to allow easy transportation, the Yuneec H920 Plus features foldable arms. The landing gears are retractable, which is a must have for professional aerial videos. The...

Syma X8SW review: Best budget drone in 2016?

Syma X8SW drone review
Syma X8SW drone with altitude hold and WiFi FPV Through X8SW it seems that Syma ends a good year with a good quadcopter. Although, I was in the winter holiday rush, I was truly happy to be between the first ones to test and review the Syma X8SW. Over the last years I reviewed many Syma quadcopters and I can say that their nice design is paired with a very good...

Eachine Aurora 90 mini brushless FPV quadcopter

Eachine Aurora 90 drone
Eachine Aurora 90 brushless Tiny Whoop clone Following the success of the Tiny QX95, Eachine comes up with a similar sized brushless quadcopter called Aurora 90. The Eachine Aurora 90 adopts the same ducted fan design as the popular TW. Also, in the rear part of the quad there is a nice status bar. According to your existing transmitter you can opt to...

Xiaomi Yi 2 camera in-depth review

Xiaomi Yi 4K camera review
Xiaomi Yi 2 4K- Best camera for aerial filming? Yesterday, out of curiosity I searched with Google for "Xiaomi Yi 2 review". The results were pretty impressive. I found plenty of professional articles about this camera. Most of the reviews have concluded that the Yi 4K is an excellent action camera with superior image quality. Even when the Xiaomi Yi 4K was put in a side-by-side comparison with the...