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Flying Piggies and Turtles: Two new FPV racing drones

Flying Piggies and Turtles
Here, on FirstQuadcopter.com we already wrote about many drones with weird design. We had flying frogs, flying eggs, even flying Santa Claus :). Now, it is time to introduce two more flying animals: the SKYSTARS FlyPiggy and the Helifar Turtles.Both FPV drones are based on the popular F3 flight controller. According to your flying skills you can pilot on Air, Horizon or...

GoolRC X5C, Oldies but goldies drone

GoolRC X5C drone quadcopter
Five years ago I started my journey in the world of multi-rotors with a Syma X5C. At that time it was the first affordable drone. GoolRC X5C follows its epic design while bringing new features like headless mode and on key return to home.According to the manufacturer's specs, the 500 mAh battery allows about 5 minutes of flight time. In...

The best drone deals in the February sales 2018

Best Drone deals in February 2018
It's pretty amazing how quickly drones have progressed from expensive, but with limited functionalities, to affordable models with top-notch features. Whether you are newbie or skilled FPV pilot you can find pretty nice quadcopters for less than 200 bucks.What you decide to spend on your first drone should be determined by how much you are willing to lose. Based on...

Eachine Wizard TS215: Racing drone for Prof

Eachine Wizard TS215 racing quadcopter
Last week when I wrote the news about Eachine QX65, I accidentally came across this Eachine Wizard TS215 drone. It is Eachine's latest and probably their best racing drone ever. It comes with the versatile F4 flight controller, 1200TVL camera and 72 channel VTX. In addition, Eachine includes an on-board DVR which allows to record the journey of your flights.Eachine...

Phantom 3 Standard sale: Only 372.67€ from Europe

Phantom 3 Standard for sale from Europe
Evan if we introduced the Phantom 3 Standard 3 years ago, it is still a good entry level drone with plenty of nice features. As it has become discontinued by DJI, you can find it only from some third-party retailers. Now, during flash sale, you can grab one from TomTop for 372.67 euro.Admittedly, at that time I was a bit confused...

FEILUN FX137: Big bird for beginner drone pilots

FEILUN FX137 drone quadcopter
With the size of 52 x 52 cm, the FEILUN FX137 can be considered quite large drone. Unlike most of the toy drones, the motors are mounted under the arm (up-side-down) instead above the arms. Due to this design approach, propellers are closer to the ground, thus may hit the grass.Headless flight mode allows beginner pilots to give up worrying...

DYS Shark-Mako, quite expensive mini FPV quad

DYS Shark-Mako drone
DYS, a popular brush-less motor manufacturer just announced their micro sized FPV quadcopter called, Shark-Mako. Frankly, it is a quite funny name for a drone.DYS Shark-Mako 100mm can be ordered in two variants, RTF (in bundle with RC) and BNF (with FrSky D8 receiver, but no transmitter). Both, variants are available in gray and orange colors.Like the Blade Torrent...

DJI Mavic Air vs Mavic Pro vs Spark vs Walkera Peri: Which is better?

DJI Mavic Air vs Mavic Pro vs Spark vs Walkera Peri comparison
Over the years, DJI became the most reputable consumer drone manufacturer. In order to cover all market segments, they recently announced the Mavic Air. As price tag, this travel-friendly drone is located between the Mavic Pro and the DJI Spark. Everything would have been very smooth for DJI if Walkera would not have announced their Peri, an ultra compact...

Eachine QX65 micro racing quad for cold winter days

Eachine QX65 mini racing drone
Eachine, expands its Tiny Whoop fleet with another micro sized drone. Eachine QX65 is equipped with upgraded Beecore V2 flight controller, which allows 3 type of flight modes. According to your flight skills you can opt for Air, Horizon or Angle flight mode.Being powered by a 250mAh LiPO battery, I expect about 3~4 minutes of flight time from this 65mm sized...

DJI MAVIC AIR: Downgrade or Upgrade from Pro Platinum?

DJI Mavic AIR drone
It looks like the rumors were true, finally DJI officially revealed their Air drone. At first look it is a mix of advantages and disadvantages, a kind of compromise between Mavic Pro and the little Spark. The additional portability coming from the smaller size brings unwanted shorter flight time.The lightweight Mavic Air features a camera with a 1/2.3" CMOS...

Jumper T8SG Plus transmitter: Rumored specs and features

Jumper T8SG 2.0 Plus remote controller
Following the success of the T8SG transmitter, Jumper announced an upgraded version called T8SG Plus. In addition to the open-source software and adjustable transmission power, the Jumper VT8SG V2.0 Plus comes with nice gold finish design.Similar to other professional remote controllers, the upgraded "Plus" edition comes with 6 shoulder switches, instead of only 4 like the first model had.By default,...