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DJI Phantom 3 price drop

dji phantom 3 price cut
Amazing price cut of the Phantom 3 Advanced and Phantom 3 Standard Few days ago, at CES, was announced a new DJI model, the new Phantom 3 4k. Everyone, including myself, expected that they will come out with something totally new. We all wanted to see a new DJI Phantom 4 with obstacle avoidance, smart watch control and other high-end features. The...

Syma X5SC Falcon

Syma X5SC Falcon - Headless quadcopter The popular X5C gets his second upgrade. This time, the engineers from Syma added headless mode to this model of quadcopter. Compared to the older model, the X5SC will be also available in black finish not just white and gets some high landing skids. The Syma X5SC Falcon is using the same 2MP camera instead of a new generation 5MP...

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...

Eachine QX90C Pro: Best Micro FPV drone under $100?

Eachine QX90C Pro Micro FPV drone
This new Eachine QX90C Pro was completely redesigned compared to its predecessor (the QX95). In order to protect the electronic parts, as well as the VTX camera, during crashes, Eachine equipped the QX90C Pro with a cool plastic canopy. Based on the versatile F3 flight controller, the QX90C Pro drone can be configured with multiple flight modes. While "Angle" mode is suitable...

ARF, PNP, BNF and RTF drones explained

ARF vs PNP vs BNF vs RTF drones
If you are a regular reader of FirstQuadcotper.com, you probably noticed that in my drone reviews I use many times terms like "ARF", "PNP", "BNF" or "RTF". In this article I will explain each of these jargons. It is very important to know what exactly stands behind this acronyms because you can find the same drone in multiple package variants (PNP, BNF...

iRangeX iRX-IR8M transmitter: One RC for all your drones

iRangeX iRX IR8M remote controller
At first sight, excepting the lack of FPV screen, the iRangeX iRX-IR8M comes with all the features that you can expect from a multi-protocol transmitter. It claims that is capable of controlling most of the popular radio protocols like: FlySky, DSM/DSMX, FrSky, Futaba, Syma, Hubsan and also most of the Chinese protocols adopted by toy grade drones. In addition, iRangeX includes...

Walkera PERI with 4K camera: The DJI Spark killer

Walkera Peri mini drone
It seems that finally Walkera strikes back, their PERI drone is a worthy competitor for the DJI Spark. Like its contender, Walkera PERI will be also available in 4 outstanding colors (Red, Orange, Silver and Blue). Walkera claims that Peri is equipped with world's smallest three-axis mechanical PTZ gimbal. Peri's camera allows to capture aerial footage with resolutions up to 3840 x 2160...

BAYANGTOYS X20 sElfie drone with voice control

BAYANGTOYS X20 selfie drone
Frankly, I got bored from this "Selfie drone" madness, there is no week without a new model. Like this BAYANGTOYS X20, all want to pose as the perfect personal flying camera. The truths is that without spending few hundred of dollars you can't expect a truly selfie drone. Additional to the usual features (Alt-Hold and Headless flight mode), the X20 foldable quadcopter...

EVERWING X220 professional racing drone

EVERWING X220 racing quadcopter
The EVERWING X220 is a pre-built racing drone requiring minimal setup to get up in the air. It comes with top-notch hardware and attractive design. It is available with or without a FrSky receiver, no other bundle radio options. All the 3-leaf propellers are transparent. Maybe they look cool, but I would rather prefer some vibrant colors. Unfortunately blades are not self...

TOPSKY F7X FPV goggle: DVR and HD screen

TOPSKY F7X FPV glasses
With 1280 x 720 pixels, the TOPSKY F7X FPV goggle claims that features the highest resolution on the FPV glasses market. The HD image quality is paired with a premium design. Thanks to the HDMI input, this FPV goggle can be used not just for first person view flights but also to watch your favorite movies from an external media player....

Quadcopter flying tips

Reading the FY-X8's user manual, I found some interesting and useful tips for all quadcopter flyers. If you are a beginner flyer or you just bought your new quadcopter, firstly try only with basic movements, up and down, back and forth. Once you know those movements properly move up to repeating the same movements with nose in, tail out. The configuration of the...