SHENGKAI D97 affordable FPV quadcopter
Another X5C clone was just listed on GearBest’s website, the SHENGKAI D97 with 2MP Wi-Fi first person view camera. The design of these two quadcopters are almost identical but they use a completely different remote controller.
The biggest advantage of the SHENGKAI D97 quadcopter is the 2MP first person view camera that can be connected to any iOS and Android based WI-FI mobile device (tablet and smartphone). The angle of the camera’s lens can be manually adjusted for the desired point of view.
Unbelievable but most of the latest feathers like the headless mode and one key return to home are available in this extremely cheap quadcopter too. Some of the images that I found with the SHENGKAI D97 are suggesting that the Quad can be also controlled over the WI-FI signal with a mobile phone, but I have a doubt about it. Maybe I will get one for review and I will test this feature too.
SHENGKAI D97 features and specs:
- 2MP camera with adjustable point of view;
- WIFI real time image transmission;
- Both iOS and Android support;
- Headless flight mode;
- One key return to home (RTH);
- Battery overcharging protection;
- 3.7V 600mA Li-Po battery;
- Play time: around 7 minutes;
- Control range: up to 100 meters.
The price of the SHENGKAI D97 is more than attractive, it is probably the only FPV Quad under $50. For those who are interested to play with it, now can be ordered with 62% discount for only $34 right here. (I just checked and it seems that the promotion has expired)
SHENGKAI D97 package includes:
- The FPV quadcopter it self;
- 2.4Ghz remote controller;
- 3.7V, 600mAh Li-Po battery;
- 2pcs of spare propeller (CW and CCW);
- 1set of prop guards;
- USB charging cable;
- Screws and screwdriver;
- SHENGKAI D97 user manual.
I just got one of this quadcopter from review. Unfortunately it has a problem, it doesn’t take off the ground and the transmitter works chaotic.
I opened the transmitter to see what can be the issue. The remote controller’s circuit board is full of bubbles, the copper layer is puffed.
I tried the SHENGKAI D97 quad with remote controllers from my other quadcopters but can’t bind with either.
I searched on Google for this issue and I found that others have this problem too.
I recommend those who still want to order the SHENGKAI D97 to ask the seller to test it before they send it.