OBTAIN F803 drone: Cheaper alternative to Mavic Pro?

OBTAIN F803 foldable drone with Full HD camera and 3-axis gimbal

OBTAIN F803 quadcopter

At first look, the OBTAIN F803 looks like a great alternative to the popular Mavic Pro. It has not just a similar foldable design but also comparable features. The OBTAIN F803 drone comes in 2 Colors, white and black.

My biggest concern regarding these new gadgets from unknown manufactures is the after-sale support through spare parts availability. Famous brands like DJI are continuously offering firmware updates for their products which can solve hidden issues as well as bring some new features.

According to the C-fly OBTAIN F803 specifications, the 3 cell 3800 mAh battery allows about 22 minutes of flight autonomy – a bit less than its competitor. Thanks to the “Fail-safe RTH”, when the battery is near empty the aircraft will return autonomously to the take-off point.

OBTAIN F803 features and specs

  • Foldable arms and propellers;
  • GPS positioning system;
  • Intelligent flight modes (Like Follow me);
  • Fail-safe auto return to home (Low voltage or Out of control range);
  • 2212 brush-less motors with strong power;
  • 5MP camera for photos and videos;
  • Up to 2K photo resolution and 1080P video recording;
  • HD real-time image transmission (FPV);
  • 3-axis brushless gimbal;
  • Up to 54 km/h flight speed;
  • About 22 minutes of flight autonomy.

In order to allow vibration free and smooth aerial videos, the 5MP camera is mounted on a 3-axis gimbal.

OBTAIN F803 drone camera and gimbal

Included with the OBTAIN F803 quadcopter

  • Transmitter with phone holder;
  • Flight battery (3s – 11.1V, 3800 mAh);
  • Battery charger set;
  • 1 set of spare propellers;
  • 4GB micro SD card;
  • USB memory card reader;
  • English manual.


  1. DJI is overpriced and they have there share of problems. I owned a DJI Inspire 1, DJI Phantom 2, DJI Phantom 3, all had there share of problems. I have sold them and moved on. I,ll stick with an open source drone and modified toy drones, for what I do I don’t need an expensive drone. High demand , If the Chinese get wind of it up goes the price.

  2. Just watched a review by Dustin D. and he was having a lot of trouble with just about everything on the drone. Then he tried it with just his phone and it went crazy and crashed into a tree resulting in a front leg breaking off! His assessment was, do not buy!

    • Yes, I always mention that you got what you pay for. We can’t expect from the Obtain F803 to provide same readability, features and performance as the twice more expensive DJI drone.

  3. Range is only 500 meters not 7 km like the Mavic has. If You want a toy buy than buy the C-fly Obtain, you want a professional drone than go for the dji

  4. interesting! do you know if it will work with the DJI GO APP? Or it will have a similar APP?
    Any info about the range of the OBTAIN F803???

    • Very interesting quad-copter! almost like Mavic minus the nice price tag (they say its around 350 USD). This definitely will have its own app. Some added info below:

      Model: OBTAIN F803
      Colors: Black / White optional
      Motor Type: Brushless Motor
      Remote Control: 2.4G
      Detailed Control Distance: About 500m
      Image Transmission Distance: About 1000m
      Transmitter Battery: 3.7V 2200mAh rechargeable 18650
      Camera Pixels: 5.0MP
      Video Resolution: 1080P
      Photo Resolution: 2K
      Gimbal: 3-axis brushless
      Flying weight: 810g
      Product size: Unfolded: 476 * 476 * 92mm / Folded: 233 * 135 * 97mm


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