Wingsland M5 GPS Drone Distance Test and POI Circle Me Flight Test Review

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I fly the M5 over 500 meters (as far as I could still see it). It still had good FPV reception and control. Home Lock and POI (circle position) modes were also demonstrated. Find it here https://goo.gl/KzLiqF

Advanced R6 flight controller includes built-in WiFi repeater/amplifier. This allows long range digital FPV flying using your smartphone as viewscreen.

Pros
– Real time and long range FPV video can be viewed via your smartphone using the Wingsland M5 app available on Google Play here https://goo.gl/jgD3ip or iTunes here https://goo.gl/FxAeKd. If you have issues with this app, close any other unimportant apps that may be running in the background.
– Advanced positioning sensors include GPS, optical flow, and dual acoustic.
– 720p camera. I know what you’re thinking, but as seen in the video, its imaging is very good for its resolution.
– Circle position mode (sorry that I didn’t have time to demonstrate it in this video).
– Also has automatic loss of signal or command initiated return to home and landing.
– Also has intelligent flight modes of course lock (headless mode), and home lock. Home lock is unique in that no matter what direction the quadcopter is pointed, pulling back on the pitch/roll stick will always bring the quadcopter back to its takeoff point (and pushing forward the opposite).
– Can be quite a sporty flier for a GPS quadcopter.
– Long landing gear legs lessen the chance of hitting high grass or objects on landing.

Cons
– The camera is angled downward (why oh why do some drone companies do this?). Thus when flying forward you’ll see lots of ground. You will need to hover and rotate, or fly backwards to see the horizon.
– Big 3S 1850mah battery. But it only seems to give under 10 minutes flight time. Maybe hovering flight only will increase flight time to advertised 17 minutes?
– Mine came with Chinese manuals only. Hopefully this will be corrected soon. But if not, watch my video to help get you in the air. You can also install Google Translate on your phone. With translate you can use your phone’s camera to translate and view the manual in your own language.

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This video along with every video of the Quadcopter 101 channel was produced and edited with VSDC Free Video Editor. You may download this excellent, and no kidding “free” video editor here http://www.videosoftdev.com/free-video-editor

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