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Today we’ll be looking at the DBPOWER UDI U818A WiFi FPV Quadcopter Drone Headless Mode with HD Camera with Battery-video.
If you’ve heard about quadcopter drones and you want to buy one for yourself or for someone you know, you may be wondering what the differences are between them or what to look for when buying a quadcopter drone for beginners.
Well you might find this review interesting as this WIFI FPV Version U818A Drone is a good starter drone and it has a camera for video and photographs too.
Check our review on another quadcopter the DBPOWER MJX X400W FPV Drone if you want a comparison.
DBPOWER U818A Review
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What’s in the box
1* U818A WiFi FPV RC Quadcopter with Camera
1* 2.4GHz Controller
2* 3.7V 700mAh LiPo Batteries
1* USB Battery Charger
1* 4GB Micro-SD Card
4* Spare Propellers
1* User Manual
- HD CAMERA : Capture pristine HD aerial footage and photos – 720p HD / 30 fps; Needs to switch the resolutions in the setting interface of the APP.
- FIRST PERSON VIEW (FPV): Enjoy live video feed of your flight from your iPhone or Android Smart mobile device with the all new FPV WiFi feature.(FAA Registration NOT Required!)
Headless Mode: When eyes can’t identify the orientation of the drone, the HEADLESS MODE can help to control easier by making the forward/backward/leftward/rightward commands remain constant.
- GRAVITY INDUCTION: Just download the App on your mobile phone and connect to your wifi drone. This will allow you to fly your RC drone in all directions according to the angle to which you are holding your mobile device!
- SAFE & FUN: Your U818A WiFi Drone makes flying remarkably intuitive and easy. The headless mode, low voltage alarm, 360° flip functions ensure that you have optimum maneuverability, exhilarating fun and safety with the quadcopter. Do not worry about the FPV Drone flying away.
This DBPOWER UDI U818A WiFi FPV Quadcopter Drone is made from a soft bendable plastic which provides a natural blade guard. This material means that this drone gives when it bangs into something making it very durable.
Atttached to this quadcopter drone is the onboard camera, this is installed with 480p but can be changed to 720p using the app. In the pack a 4gb SD card is provided for storage of your videos and pictures and this is installed in the allocated slot in camera housing. There is also a card reader supplied. It’s very easy to record a video with a press of a button on the remote controller, it shows a light when recording. The drone flies very steady and lets you record good video with very little vibration.
The WIFI FPV Version U818A Drone includes a standard type of controller, it has a phone holder for app control and a small screen in the controller which can show wifi strength and battery power available. It’s powered by 4 * AA batteries which are not included in the box. It’s easy to pair with the drone by moving the throttle up and then holding down.
There are buttons on the front for headless mode and speed mode, it has trim buttons and an on/off button. There is a trigger button on the top left which you can use to flip, once it beeps you can push the direction lever in whichever direction you want it to flip. The trigger button on the top right can turn off the lights on the drone.
This DBPOWER drone is powered by a 3.7V 700mAh LiPo Battery which can fly the drone for around 6-9 minutes depending on how fast you fly or if you are using the video which use up more power. It also comes with 2 batteries so you can change them over and get longer flying time, it also comes with a usb charger which you can plug both batteries into and takes about 2 hours. The battery is easy to attach into the drone without having to remove the camera. There is also an alarm which sounds when the battery is running low to give you time to get the drone back to you.
The U818A drone comes with a button to change between hi/lo flying modes, the lo flying mode is suitable for beginners as it gives a smoother flight and obviously slower, the higher mode is for when you want to fly more aggressively. The drone is very light and it flies very well but can get caught up in the wind so it’s better for flying on calm days.
There is a headless mode for if you have difficulty in identifying the front or back of the drone as it will presume the front is the side opposite the controls, and it is switched on by the simple press of a button. The propellers are different colours which help identify front and back with the white being at the front and also the lighting system can help with blue at the front and red at the back. There is also a headlight too. All these features are a great help to beginners.
The app is downloaded from a q code on the box and allows you to get first person view live as you are flying, you can also view what you are videoing. There is a VR mode which allows you to use 3D goggle too. A sun visor is supplied to fit over your phone to help with visibility.
Customers have said that they loved the control on this drone and that the altitude control is one of the best they have seen. They have found it to be great for beginners although learning the controller takes a little time. Buyers highly recommend this drone, its great for family time.
Negatives found are that some people had the motors burned out quickly, some had problems with pairing the device, some couldn’t get it to work out of the box and had to have it replaced or get a refund.
This WIFI FPV Version U818A Drone with 720P HD Camera DBPOWER Headless Mode Quadcopter isn’t the cheapest drone but it does offer a lot of features for a reasonable price. It’s suitable for beginners or more experienced fliers and would be great to learn how to fly and video without too much of a financial investment. This best seller drone deserves it’s place.