Potensic F181DH 5.8GHz RC Drone Quadcopter Review
It was the year 2014 when drones literally took off and became so popular that you would normally see people in different places such as parks, beaches or on a simple grassland with an open-sky area, hover and fly these friendly machines around. They have become so much of a success because owning one somehow gives a sense of experiencing a first-class flight with majestic and remarkable views.
Electronics companies have long begun investing in these devices and have made a wide array of user-friendly, simple-to-use, high-definition, installed-camera mini quads.
For anyone attracted to challenging the skies, the Potensic F181DH 5.8GHz RC Drone Quadcopter is a good way to start. This gorgeous quadcopter in blue has it all, from simple, recreational hovering, to capturing vivid and high-resolution images.
- It does not require FAA registration
- It has a built-in altitude hold technology
- It comes with a 2-megapixels camera
- It comes with a 5.8 GHz wireless monitor screen
- The drone is installed with a one-key takeoff and landing
- It comes with an extra set of 750 mAh Li-Po batteries
- The drone is equipped with a 6-axis gyro stabilization system
- It has a 360° special rolling and headless mode
- It has distinguishable blue LED lights
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires people to register unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that weigh from 250 grams to 25 kilograms. Fortunately, the Potensic F181DH falls under this category, saving potential buyers from the cost and hassle of registration.
Probably the most appealing feature of this drone for its price is its 2-megapixels camera as well as the wireless monitor screen attached to the controller. The 720p camera allows you to shoot remarkable eye-in-the-sky videos as well as capture candid moments of your child while they are using it.
The 5.8 GHz wireless monitor, on the other hand, saves you trouble since you do not need a mobile device or to install an external application to watch or stream live videos.
The FPV feature allows you, as the pilot, to experience the freedom to go anywhere in the sky, just like birds do! Some might say that this experience is exhilarating since the degree of freedom provided by FPV drones is second to none.
On a more serious note, the FPV feature provides you sight of your mini quad, preventing you from losing it while flying for a very long range.
The Potensic F181DH also comes with a hover/barometer set height function in which the built-in air pressure sensor affords you to hold the aircraft in a hovering position at your preferred altitude. This provides you to remove one hand or stabilize and set the integral camera when you want to take crisp videos and photos.
Aside from the altitude-hold function, the 6-axis gyro stabilization system stabilizes further the mini quad which provides firm correction during altitude displacement. The additional 3 accelerometers compensate for any unnecessary movement such as unwanted flipping derived from gusts of wind.
Another cool feature is the presence of the one key taking off/landing which makes the drone easier to control, allowing even starting hobbyists to handle it naturally.
In terms of its airborne longevity, the drone package comes with an extra set of 750 mAh Lithium-polymer batteries. This allows you to fly for a longer period of time since you can swap it out and charge after draining the first set of batteries.
One cooler thing is that, when the battery starts to drain, the mini quad hovers and lands slowly and softly, preventing it from crashing!
Lastly, the blue LED lights add an eminent glow to the aesthetics of the drone, making it highly appealing to children or even adults. It is impossible not to imagine the glee on your child’s face when they receive this start-out flying kit.
One of the drawbacks of the Potensic F181DH 5.8GHz RC Drone Quadcopter that we have found is that the quad’s motors wear out due to heat after a few flight sessions. However, this is manageable since you only need to cool it down after every flight to prolong its lifespan.
Another technical issue we have seen is that there seems to be some sort of difficulty when syncing the drone with the controller. You have to turn it on and off again and restart syncing if this issue persists.
The Potensic F181DH 5.8GHz RC Drone Quadcopter is one of the better mini quads you can find across its price range. For one, you do not need to drain the life of your mobile device in using it since it already flaunts a wireless monitor screen that serves as your eyes.
This drone is recommended for those not on tight budgets who want a well-constructed, durable and sleek FPV drone.