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SG106 quadcopter: Entry level drone with 20+ flight time

SG106 drone
The time I started my journey in the world of multi-rotors, the expected flight time from an entry level drone like the SG106 was about 5~7 minutes. Thanks to the improved electronic and, of course, of the higher capacity LIPOs, these days airborne time was tripled. Being powered by a 1600mAh LiPo battery, the SG106 drone is advertised with up to 22...

Coming soon: Flysky FS-FT18 Paladin Transmitter

Flysky FS-FT18 Paladin transmitter
2019 comes with a new FlySky transmitter called FS-FT18 Paladin. As its name says it, will feature up to 18 channels. But why so many channels? anybody use them? Let's be fair, drone pilots will never need more than 6~8 or max 10 channels. The Flysky FS-FT18 was announced in mode 1 and mode 2 variants.On top of the remote controller...

Coming soon: JDRC JD-65G quadcopter

JDRC JD-65G drone
Following the great success of the JD-20, JDRC will come up in 2019 with a new drone called JD-65G. While, usually, the "G" letter in the name of the drone means GPS positioning feature, the JDRC JD-65G will have only optical flow positioning.Like its predecessors, the JDRC JD-65G also features cool foldable design. Ready to fly (expanded arms) it measures about...

SMRC ICAT2 drone: Features & specs

SMRC I CAT 2 drone
The SMRC ICAT2 is mixing all the good features of the MJX B2SE and the JJRC X7. It features cool design and powerful brush-less motors. It has dual GPS positioning system and full HD camera with 5G WiFi real-time image transmission. Moreover it has up to 22 minutes flight time.Through phone APP, the SMRC ICAT2 quadcopter is capable for intelligent flight...

TIANQU VISUO XS816: Optical flow sensor & 20 minutes flight time

VISUO XS816 drone
Towards the end of 2018, Santa Claus comes with a new TIANQU drone, called VISUO XS816. Following the great success of its predecessors, the XS 816 also has cool Mavic alike design with foldable arms.While the VISUO XS812 is equipped with GPS positioning system, the TIANQU XS816 has optical flow positioning. Both version are powered by a similar type of battery. According to the...

WFLY T18 transmitter: Android OS & 7″ FPV screen

WFLY T18 remote controller
If you read our PNP, BNF, ARF, RTF comparison, you probably already knows that only RTF package includes a remote controller. In case of the rest, you will need to use your own transmitter. Featuring up to 18 channels, built-in W.Bus and PPM transmitters, the WFLY T18 can be used with many BNF and PNP drones. Furthermore, thanks to the...

Eachine Tyro79: Best DIY FPV drone under $80

Eachine Tyro79
Just as the Tyro99 is sold for $99, the new Eachine Tyro79 is advertised for $79. While the Tyro 99 is based on a 210 mm sized frame kit, the Tyro 79 is built on a 140mm sized one.The Eachine Tyro79 DIY drone comes in parts and needs to be assembled by yourself. The KIT includes the frame, flight controller, ESC, motors,...

JDRC JD-20S PRO: Nicer design & Better flight time

JDRC JD-20S PRO drone
Following the great success of the JD-20 drone, JDRC came up with an upgraded version called JD-20S Pro Elves. Compared to its predecessor, the JDRC JD-20S PRO has nicer design and longer flight time. It also features better camera (5MP vs 2MP).Thanks to the fold-able arms, the JDRC JD-20S Elves quadcopter is very portable. When is folded, it measures only 15 X...

ATTOP Wolvy GPS camera drone: Features & Specs

After several toy grade drones, ATTOP finally came up with a nice GPS enabled brushless drone. The ATTOP Wolvy is equipped with a removable 1080P camera with 1-axis gimbal. In order to reduce the jello effect, the camera mount has 4 pieces of vibration reduction damping balls.Like the JJRC X7 Smart, the ATTOP W quadcotper also features remote camera angle...

Coming soon: T-Motor TM-2419 HD Edition

T-Motor TM-2419 HD Edition
At first sight, the T-Motor TM-2419 is a re-branded Diatone drone. It adopts similar design as Diatone's upcoming micro FPV drone series (2019 edition). The 95mm sized carbon fiber frame comes with a "protective" canopy. IMHO, the canopy is more for giving the drone a nice design than for a protection function. On both sides of the drone, the electronic...

Coming soon: SHRC H1G drone with 25 minutes flight time

SHRC H1G drone
The SHRC H1G drone pushes further the flight time limits. Compared to the JJRC X7, it promises two minutes longer flight time. According to the advertised specs, the 7.4V/850mAh battery allows up to 25 minutes flying time.Sanhuan Technology offers their SHRC H1 drone with two type of cameras. For lower budget you can opt for the 720P version with 2.4G...