SHENGKAI D97 WIFI quadcopter

SHENGKAI D97 Quadcopter
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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.

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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.

Important Update!

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.

8 COMMENTS

  1. I bought a SHENGKAI D97 from Ebay and didn’t came the english manual.

    Could anyone please send me a picture off the manual by e-mail?

    Really thanks

  2. My Shengkai quadcopter transmitter was damaged. I saw the circuit board is broken.
    Can you help me to find a PCB or a transmitter that will work on my Shengkai D97 quad copter ?

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