4DRC F3 Beginners GPS Camera Drone Flight Test Review

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This folding GPS camera drone is very appropriate for beginner fliers. Weighing only 239 grams, it does not require registration in most countries. Find it here http://bit.ly/4DRC_F3

Pros
– Light weight and folding arms make it easily portable. Comes with its own carrying case for the drone and accessories. Weighing only 239 grams with installed battery, it does not require registration in most countries.
– Available with both GPS and Optical Flow sensors, or as cheaper version with Optical Flow only for stable automatic horizontal hover. The GPS version also provides other abilities of automatic return to home and landing on command, loss of signal, or on low battery. It also allows use of advanced flight modes such as follow me, and circle position.
– 7.4V 1800mah battery provides up to 25 minutes of flight time in stable hover. I got 18 1/2 minutes of flight time while maneuvering the drone.
– FPV video and photos are viewed and recorded directly to your phone via 802.11ac WiFi using the 4DRC Pro. This app is available here on Google Play https://bit.ly/4DRC-Pro and here on the App Store https://bit.ly/4DRC_Pro. Video is recorded at 1080p or interpolated 4K resolution, depending on your phone’s processor.

Cons
– The 4DRC Pro app is very processor intensive. It produced significant lag with FPV video. It also had some unresolved “bugs” in that waypoint flying would not work. Additionally, the geofence feature was using feet for units, while displaying meters.
– This drone uses brushed motors in order to keep down both the weight and cost of the drone. However, they may require replacement someday as brushed motors are less durable than more costly brushless motors.
– The drone requires using a phone or tablet with 802.11ac WiFi. Not everyone has this type of WiFi on their devices. Before purchasing, it is very important to first verify that your phone is capable of using 802.11ac WiFi. To do such, simply Google search your phone model, along with the terms 802.11 and specifications. Then see if 802.11ac shows up in the search results.

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