My family is huge with electronics and remote toys. Over the last year we have tried out several different types of drones. We have big ones, and tiny ones for the kids. I am always amazed at the differences in them, and how each one tends to do something different.
I was able to try out the Kolibri Discovery Delta-Recon Drone over the last month. I have had a few experiences with it that has shaped my view of the drone drastically. I'll get into that in a minute. First off, we shall start with an overview of the drone's specifications.
The military inspired Delta-Recon Quadcopter with HD Camera in tactical matte green from Kolibri, includes an FPV 720p resolution camera enabling you to stream and record your aerial missions in HD quality, directly to your smart device. It features a quad-rotor design with integrated prop guards. To pilot the Delta-Recon, a 4-channel, 2.4GHz handheld transmitter comes in the box and is pre-bound to the aircraft, or simply download the; "UDIRC-FPV" app to your smart device and take control.HIGHLIGHTS:
- FPV Stream directly to your iPhone or Android Smart Device (All new FPV WiFi feature)
- Download the App UDIRC-FPV and take control of your quadcopter without the
- On-board 720p HD / 30 fps camera with recording.
- 4-Channel, 2.4GHz Transmitter with Smart Device Attachment.
- Headless Orientation control mode.
- Automatic Return Home Failsafe.
- Takes JPEG still photos.
- Up to 8 minutes flight time.
- Low voltage warning.
- Latest 6-axis flight control system with adjustable gyro sensitivity.
- Transmitter supports mode 1 and mode 2.
- Flying indoor and outdoor.
- Perform flips in the air.
- Permits super stable flight.
1 x Kolibri U818A Delta- Recon WiFi FPV Quadcopter
1 x 4-channel, 2.4GHz Transmitter with Smart Device Attachment
2 x 3.7V 700mAh Li-Po Batteries (Batteries are made up of 2 cells, each cell has a capacity of 3.7V 350mAh)
1 x USB Charging Cable
4 x Spare Replacement Blades
1 x 4GB MicroSD Card
1 x SD Card Reader
1 x Instruction Manual
Basically, it's a really nice drone. When I opened the box, I was happy to see that it has many replacement parts (which I haven't needed yet), 2 batteries, and everything you need to fly this amazing toy for a while.
One thing we immediately encountered was the Altitude Trim button on the remote didn't work. It wasn't able to be pushed, so I contacted the Amazon seller. They immediately got back to me and let me know, "The trim altitude button is a false button, there is no reason to have an adjustment in trim due the that fact the altitude joystick remains where you leave it rather than return to the middle. If there is something you see wrong with the joy stick or controls please let us and we will correct it immediately." They had a very fast response and that has really been the only issue with the drone.
I downloaded the app for the video to work on my phone, and it was very simple to install and use. I love this, as I can do the video from the drone to my phone. I also have an iPhone 4 (the only iOS) and the app worked! This was an amazing point for me.
Now, the drone itself is very touchy. As with all drones, it takes some getting used to. Once we got it trimmed and set up, the flying began. Even my 9 year old son was able to fly it, albeit a bit jerky (as you can see on the video). Here is where my opinion shaping experience comes in. As we were flying the drone, at the very end of my video you will see that he "landed" it about 20+ feet up in the branches of a tree. There was no way to safely climb the tree, nor put up a ladder to get it down. I decided to wait for my husband to help, but that was 3 days later. The drone had been in the tree for days. It had been rained on. The only solution my husband had was to make me super worried by tossing a basketball into the tree as gently as possible and knock it down. With all that happened to it, it came down in one piece and it STILL WORKS!!!
Overall, this drone is amazing. It can withstand so much more than I expected and can obviously handle to abuse that I'm sure most drones don't go through.
If you want to check out the Kolibri Discovery Delta-Recon Drone, you can find
it HERE on Amazon.
I received this free in exchange for my review.