Over the last few years, we published drone news about KF quadcopters from various brands such as KFPLAN, KaiFeng, and Kylin. This KF101 features Mavic Pro-like backpack-friendly folding design.
The KF101 drone is equipped with 4K EIS camera installed on a 3-axis gimbal that allows remote angle adjustment. It is capable to record 2560*1440P@25fps videos and to take 3840*2160 photos.
According to the advertised specs, the 3 cell 2500mAh battery allows up to 30 minutes of flight time. Based on my experience and taking into consideration that it weighs more than 500 grams I expect a real battery life somewhere between 18-22 minutes.
Thanks to the fail-safe return to home function (RTH), the drone will automatically return to the take-off point in case of RC signal loss or low flight battery voltage. RTH can be triggered manually as well.
KF101 drone features and specs
- Mavic-like folding design (200 x 110 x 80mm / 578g);
- GPS/Optical Flow positioning system;
- Strong 3200RPM motors with Level 8 wind resistance;
- 4K EIS 3-axis gimbal camera (2560*1440P@25fps video resolution);
- Fail-safe RTH (Low battery and RC signal loss);
- Intelligent flight modes (Smart Follow and Waypoint);
- About 1KM flight range;
- Up to 30 minutes battery life.
200$??? too expensive!
Well Todd… I am an RC pilot for about 20 years, an actual FAA licensed pilot for 42 years. New to drones and I find that the throttle and rudder on the left stick is like most RC set ups. Not sure if this is unusual for a drone as I’m inexperienced there. But I wouldn’t crawl into a plane and take off without positively knowing and controlling my flight surfaces. Sounds like sour grapes to me.
I am an experienced pilot have been flying for seven years I am immediately noticed that the KF10 one controller is backwards throttle is on the left side completely ridiculous after doing all my calibrations and satellites I begin to fly the drone at flips on the ground and rips up the propellers will be packing this piece of crap up and sending it back
there are at least 4 different remote controller layouts. most commonly used are mode 1 (throttle on right) and mode 2 (throttle on left)
How can I get better range on my kf101 drone?
The 1km flight range and decent camera mean this could almost be a decent option for a beginner looking to get into drone mapping and surveying. It’s a shame about the battery life though.