There seem to be so many Quadcopter drones on the market these days that it can be hard to know what to choose, but if you’re just starting out, we highly recommend you take a look at the UDI U818A 2.4GHz 4 ch 6 axis gyro RC Quadcopter with the camera.
The UDI U818A Quadcopter is an excellent option for those just starting out in the world of flying drones. For its price, it flies really well – although it does not fare so great in windy conditions (like most Quadcopter drones in the lower price bracket) – and comes with everything you need to get started (except 4x AA batteries you’ll need for the remote controller).
The UDI U818A Quadcopter comes with a single 3.7V 500mAh LiPo battery and charger, but seeing as the flight time for one battery is 7-10 minutes, we would recommend you purchase at least one more battery to help keep your UDI U818A 2.4GHz 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with Camera in the air longer. The batteries take approximately 75 minutes to charge, so the more you have, the less time you will be waiting for them to charge up.
Although the recommended distance you can fly the UDI U818A 2.4GHz 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with Camera is up to 100 feet, it can go further than that so long as you point the remote antenna straight at the Quadcopter and do not have any interference in between the two devices. Battery strength can also play a part in the distance you can achieve – the weaker the battery, the less distance you can fly.
A fun feature that many will enjoy is the Quadcopters 360-degree eversion technique. This allows the UDI U818A Quadcopter to do a 360-degree roll in the air by simply pressing a button on the controller. Please note the Quadcopter needs to be at least 10 feet in the air for this to work properly, as it drops approximately 6 feet during the process.
The package also includes extra blades, battery, adapter, camera, RC controller, mini screwdriver and more.
The dimensions of the UDI U818A Quadcopter are: 13.39 in x 13.39 in x 2.76 in (34 cm x 34 cm x 7 cm).
Other features include:
- 4 CHANNEL functionality for stable flying and easy operation.
- 6 AXIS GYRO means you have can precisely position of the UDI U818A Quadcopter
Pros and Cons
The video quality is average at best. If you’re not looking for professional quality results, then the included 2MP camera will be perfectly fine to use. The UDI U818A Quadcopter comes with a 1GB micro SD card, which is more than enough space for recording video over the course of one or two flights of this drone. The camera also takes still shots if that’s what you prefer – just press the camera button on the remote any time you want to take a snap.This Quadcopter is very durable for its price. It has been knocked about in general use, and also accidentally ran into trees without any issues or permanent damage. The UDI U818A 2.4GHz 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with Camera also comes with a spare propeller and a screwdriver, so if the worst was to happen, it is likely you would be able to repair it yourself. I know of one person who landed their UDI U818A Quadcopter in a pool, and after sitting it in the sun for a few hours, started it up again with no problem!