Low-cost drones like this are KDiRC K918 MAX just as fun for adults as they are for kids, and they’re excellent to learn the basics before upgrading to a more advanced and pricier quadcopter. Thanks to the take-off weight of just 211 grams do not require registration or other special requirements. Anyway, my recommendation is to always check your local regulation for drones under 250 grams.
The KDiRC K918 MAX comes with an optional 4D Infrared obstacle avoidance system. The multiple flight speed rates, headless flight mode, and GPS-assisted flight are also very handy features for beginner pilots.
It comes with brushless motors that are more powerful and durable compared to brushed ones that are commonly available on toy drones.
Despite its attractive price, the K918Max drone comes with a 4K camera that features 50x digital zoom. Another great feat that you won’t find on other similar-priced quadcopters is the ability to change the camera angle from the radio controller, which is super useful.
Price, availability, and options
The KDiRC K918 MAX can be ordered from Banggood with a starting price of $99.99 for the basic edition (without OA), or $124.99 for the advanced version with the OA module. For an additional flight battery, you will need to pay extra 15 bucks.
- With foldable arm, small size, easy to carry;
- 4D Infrared obstacle avoidance, provide safer flight;
- 4K ESC 50x zoom HD camera, supports 90° remote control of lens angle to make the shooting wider;
- GPS positioning mode provides a more accurate flight;
- Optical flow fixed point hover provides stable flight;
- Follow me: the aircraft will fix the controlling cellphone and follow the operator in whichever direction he moves;
- Surround action will enable the aircraft to fly in a circle, providing a cooler shooting perspective;
- Waypoint flight mode, just draws a route on the screen, the copter as the given path;
- With a 7.4V 3000mAh battery, the flight time is up to 25 mins;
- With Headless Mode, no need to adjust the position of the aircraft before flying;
- One key to the return home function makes it easy to find the way home;
- 3-level flight speed levels for beginners.