Have fun with these fab but techie gadgets designed to fly and record video footage. Take the quadcopter for a spin and spend many hours gathering great footage to share on social media and friends. With a camera and monitor set up you can see what you are filming in real time a great help if you want professional results.
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UDI U818A WiFi FPV RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera Review
This is a newly released Quadcopter for 2016 and comes packed with features you can fly it using the controller or download an app that connects it with your iPhone or Android Smartphone.
Who Would Buy It?
The manufacturer recommends this drone for 14 years and up, we’d agree but also like to mention even though this is classed as a toy, adults will love it too. It would make a great gift for any adult newbie who is interested in getting started flying drones.
Things We Like About This Quadcopter Drone
Everything is included in the box to start flying this drone once you have charged it. While you are charging download the app on your phone and you are ready to go. Do read the instructions though as otherwise your first experience with quadcopter flying could be a disaster.
The UDI U818A is a lightweight drone and because of this is classified as a toy which means you don’t currently have to register it with the FAA (double chaeck though!). The drone will work both indoors and outdoors but we suggest trying it indoors at first while you are getting used flying it and getting to grips with the controls.
Reports from users of this UDI quadcopter are reporting it as really durable and surviving multiple crashes. The drone comes with 2 batteries so when one is running low you can charge it while using the other which gives you much more flying time. The package also comes with 4 replacement propellers and a screwdriver.
Other nice features were that it lights up at night, has a 360° Flip Function and also a push button return home feature. The low voltage alarm function is also handy as the controller beeps when the battery is getting low so you can get your drone back before it crashes.
Things We Did Not Like About It
The main issue with the UDI U818A quadcopter is that it is very lightweight which makes it harder to handle if the weather is windy. If the weather is still or you want to use it inside it will be fine.
Another issue with some users was that the return home feature didn’t work and they lost their drones. This is more likely to be a pilot issue rather than a problem with the quadcopter. If you don’t have the drone in Headless mode the return home feature won’t work. Make sure you read the instructions!
You need an iPhone or smartphone to make use of the camera function.
Is This Quadcopter Value for Money?
This is a durable drone with a lot of features, if you have a compatible phone this is certainly worth the money. If you don’t have a phone you might want to look at other drones with cameras that don’t require a phone for photo/movie taking.
Conclusion and Final Thoughts
This is a lightweight but durable quadcopter with lots of nice extra features. We would recommend this as a great gift for novice drone pilots.
The UDI U818A quadcopter is fun to fly and will provide hours and hours of enjoyment.