These are the most stable, responsive, and easy to fly of the quadcopters ive had.
The hexacopter I mentioned awhile ago was very stable also, but it had the problem that you had to remove the battery to charge it, and it never slid back in the same way exactly so I always had to spend half the charge “trimming” it.
But these little guys are great and easy to control. You can hover very cleanly. You can spin them around while the hover… and you can flip then over 360 degress. The only thing is the throttle is sensitive, so whenever someone starts using it, they will invariably zoom up, hit the ceiling, overcompensate, and it will drop to the floor. They are pretty durable though - that wont hurt them. And you soon get the knack. They are not so good outside with any wind though, being so small.
Mine has been crashed 100 times - and one of the support bars of the propeller guards snapped, but it doesnt affect anything.
I am able to have it take off from my coffee table, zoom around into the next room, hover over my son’s head, chase him around the house, then come back and land on the coffee table without too much difficulty.
My boss flew it around our office yesterday, and accidentally landed it on one of the light fixtures - upside down. We had to use a mop handle to get it down, lol.
I got notification last night that mine have shipped. My nephew, whose quad I stacked multiple times before one of the motor housings broke (again) will be chuffed I am sure - once they arrive from the usually slow postage at this time of year out of China. But here’s a community service announcement, get in now with ordering stuff so you don’t get hit by the Spring Festival week(s) in February !
@ ianlee74 - AND…that would be one of the reasons I didn’t jump right on this one, though it was tempting.
I’m still pretty leery of dealing with Aliexpress in general. But kudos to them for locking the account…hopefully they will either determine the seller is legit and you’ll get your stuff, or you’ll get your money back.
ehh… I’m not too worried. I do have a shipping # via singapore post, which is what they use for items with lipo batteries - but I also had a message from the seller saying he had sold too many orders too quickly, and didn’t have enough money to ship them all, since he doesn’t get payments until we confirm receipt, and was asking for volunteers to "confirm receipt’ a little early, to help get over the hump (to be compensated with a ‘free gift’)
It does sound a little suspicious - like a scam - but it could also be a case of legitimately being swamped with orders and not being able to pay shipping. It would be a weird scam, since aliexpress doesn’t release money to the sellers until we confirm receipt. Aliexpress will refund the money if it turns out to be non-legit. Maybe I am naive, but I suspect he got dinged for his “Can you please help by confirming receipt of your product early + a free gift” messages, which probably violates some aliexpress seller’s rule.
In any case I’m sorry if I caused anyone any inconvenience with the link.