JJRC X1 Cheapest RTF Brushless Drone Camera Test Flight

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This cheap brushless quadcopter has plenty of lifting power, stability, and fantastic range. Attach just about any action camera, and it becomes a great video drone. Find the JJRC X1 here http://www.banggood.com/JJRC-X1-With-Brushless-Motor-2_4G-4CH-6-Axis-RC-Quadcopter-RTF-p-1011622.html?p=RB0922217402201307U3

Pro’s
– Currently this is the cheapest ready to fly brushless motor quadcopter.
– Powerful D1806 – 2280KV brushless motors with 6 inch props provide plenty of lifting power. Should be able to lift most action cameras such as GoPro.
– Transmitter range of between 300 to 400 meters. Should be able to fly it and control it as far as you can see it.
– Extremely maneuverable. Also has the power to maintain altitude at steep pitch = extremely fast quadcopter.

Con’s
-Not recommended for beginners. High speed turning propellers can be a hazard. Also, this quadcopter accelerates quickly and can be somewhat hard for a beginner to both control and maintain orientation.
– Motor starting and shutdown procedures are complex, and quite different than most other quadcopters.
– Landing gear is bouncy and somewhat unstable. Quadcopter can easily tip in a landing possibly causing damage to propellers.
– Body shell plastic seems to be stiff and possibly fragile. May not be very impact resistant to crashes.
– I couldn’t get the flip button to work. But it may be my inability to understand the translated English of the user manual.

Specification
Brand Model: JJRC X1
Functions: Up/down, Aileron Trim, Forward/backward, Idle Trim / Stop, Aileron Elevator, 360 degrees spin, Rudder Switch, With light, Turn left/right
Age: Above 14 years old
Built-in Gyro: Yes
Night Flight: Yes
Material: ABS/PS, Electronic components
Remote Control: 2.4GHz Wireless Remote Control
Channel: 4-Channels
Mode: Mode 2 (Left Hand Throttle)
Control Distance: 300-400m
Quadcopter Battery: 7.4V 1300mah (provided)
Charging Time: About 90mins
Flying Time: 13-15mins
Transmitter Power: 4 x 1.5V AA battery(not included)
Dimension and Weight
Flying Weight (with battery and prop guards): 284 grams (i.e. will require FAA registration)

Package Contents: 1 x Quadcopter, 1 x Transmitter, 1 x English Manual, 4 x Propeller, 2 x Landing Bar, 4 x Propeller Protector, 1 x Charger

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