Now that you know everything there is to know about this birdie’s features and imaging solutions, let’s take a closer look at its specifications too. Obviously, camera birds usually come with long operating ranges. This one proves that theory by being able to reach up to 150 meters away from its controller. Pretty neat, right? Well, if you think that’s neat, wait till you hear about its battery duration. Believe it or not, UDI U818Plus can fly for roughly 12-15 minutes per charge. Combine that with everything above and I’m sure you will realize what a steal UDI U818Plus really is.
That special accessory I announced above is called Karma Grip. It effectively breaks the boundaries between aerial and handheld photography by providing its users with a versatile imaging stabilization. Karma Grip is basically a handheld/body-mounted stabilizer which transforms your aerial platform package into a handheld one. It’s as simple as detaching the camera (GoPro Hero 5 or GoPro Hero 6) and attaching it to the Karma Grip.
It’s always better for beginner pilots to keep their drones close by, where you can see and retrieve them at a moment’s notice. You’ll also want to form the habit of watching for low battery indicators.
There are a couple of minor gripes which let it down slightly. Unlike some of the more expensive models, it doesn’t have any removable storage, so once you’ve filled up the 8GB drive you have to wipe and start again. Also, the wi-fi connection between the controller and the drone cut out a couple of times when it should have been within range, which was a little frustrating.
New pilots want to get as much flying time in as possible. Well, the ‘Fly More Bundle‘ gives you two extra batteries and a charging hub. There’re more goodies, but the batteries alone are worth the extra.
Start by raising the selfie drone between 5 and 10 feet off of the ground. Then face the camera towards yourself and ensure the desired background is behind you. If your drone has an advanced gimbal, it is recommended to set this at a level angle so that when it backs out it captures the horizon rather than the ground.
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Some of the budget starter drones have features like flips, and 3D rolls, but they usually lack the more advances safety features of the prosumer drones, like return to home, follow me mode, hover, point of interest and often dont have live streaming.
And finally, we have reached specifications of DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone with video camera. Starting off with 27 minutes of flight time on a full charge, It’s safe to say that Phantom 4 Pro belongs to the very top of the drone market when it comes to battery life. To top it all off, DJI implemented their extreme flight range technology called OcuSync (available with Inspire 2 and Mavic Pro) which allows Phantom 4 Pro to go as far as 7 kilometers away from its controller. With all that being said, it becomes pretty clear that DJI Phantom 4 Pro is second to only one mainstream drone… DJI Inspire 2!
Those new to drones should be looking at affordable, easy-to-fly drones, which come fully set up with all the required parts for immediate take-off. These cheaper drones are more like toys, compared to the full-fat, more expensive drones which are for more experienced flyers.
The quad is powered by these absolutely tiny 2-inch props mounted on equally tiny brushed motors, the whole assembly here is protected at each end by these prop guards which is really helpful for when you bump into things especially when you fly indoors and trust me you will bump into stuff.