AOTOP FPV Drone with 2MP Camera Review

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Kindly sent to me for review, this is a compact little quadcopter. The main body measures about 10cm and comes with a 2MP camera pre-installed.

Along with the drone you get a small screwdriver to fit the blade guards and landing skids, replacement blades, a remote control and a mobile holder for the remote.

The drone is charged via an included USB wire that plugs into the bottom of the drone. It takes a while to charge up, which is a pity as it rather breaks the flow of flying when you need to give it a good hours charge. Tricky to say exactly how long the battery lasts due to my inability to keep it in the air for a long period of time, I would estimate around 10 – 15 minutes, which might not sound a lot but when you start/stop as much as me that actually lasts a long time.

The remote takes 4 x AA batteries and on connection with the drone you need to push the stick up and down before flight.AOTOP Drone Roll

The drone is much easier to control and fly than previous quadcopters reviewed, after a little practice you’ll be swapping between hovering in place and zipping around. The left stick is used for throttle and rotation, the right stick for forwards/backwards and left/right movement.

The drone can also do tricks, press the right D-Pad to select which way you’d like it to loop and then press the shoulder button and watch it perform some aerial acrobatics.

As you’ll see in the review video I still need to get some further practice in, fortunately this seems robust and able to take a crash landing or two!

The camera can be viewed in real time via a free app. Note that there seems to be two versions of the same app on the Google Play store, one version didn’t seem to record/playback video correctly so I’d suggest testing it out before heading outside for a spot of flying. There isn’t a memory card slot on the drone, or if there is it isn’t especially obvious.

The app allows you to record footage directly to your phone, which can be mounted on the remote for easy viewing. Image quality is OK, it’s good to playback flights to see how smooth you can get the footage.

Fun little drone to get the hang of without the massive price tag that higher end models command.

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SIMREX X300C Mini Drone with Camera WIFI HD FPV Foldable RC Quadcopter RTF 4CH 2.4Ghz Remote Control Headless [Altitude Hold] Super Easy Fly for Training - White

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  • Phone direct control with transmission OR transmitter contorl with Smart phone. Apple IOS / Android phones compatible.
  • 360 Degree Flips & Rolls. One key 3D rolling special effects. Flip in 4-Ways Flip(left,right,forward,backward). Continuous roll for perfect action and wonderful performance.
  • Headless Security Mode. When eyes can't identify the orientation of the drone, the Headless Mode can help to control easier and prevent from losing the direction.
  • Equipped with the latest 6-axis Gyro flight control systems, provide better and safer using experience.
  • Range: About 30-45 Meters. Flight Tim: About 8-10 Minutes. Charging Time: About 60 Minutes.

DEERC D30 Foldable Drone with 1080P FPV HD Camera for Adults, RC Quadcopter with Tap Fly, Gesture Control, Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, 3D Flips, Long Flight Time 34mins, Includes Carrying Case

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  • 1080p HD Wifi Camera: The advanced camera with 110ºFOV and 50ºadjustable angle captures 1920*1080p high-qulity live video and pictures. The FPV real-time transmission can transmit live video to your cell phone, watch the world from different angle.
  • Advance Features: Tap Fly is the latest technology that allows you to easily draw a flight route and let the drone fly according to the path. In addition, the drone can automatically capture selfie by Gesture & Voice control.
  • User Friendly: The altitude hold maintain the drone at a certain height, sable flight makes this a perfect drone for beginners; With just one button, it will take off/land or return home. Smart low battery alarm and the one key return prevents the drone from any unexpected lost.
  • Longer Flight Time: Equipped with 2 powerful batteries, the flight time can reach up to 34 Mins, modular design make it easier and safer to charge. Great toy gift for grown-up friends or kids.
  • Foldable and Portable: Foldable arms design makes the drone compact and portable, carrying case included makes it convenient to carry while traveling.

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  • 【30 Mins Flight Time 】:The drone accompanied with 3 removable and chargeable batteries, triples the flight time up to 30 minutes. A perfect gift to enhance enjoyment and heighten satisfaction!
  • 【 HD Camera Drone 】: 4DRC is Considered all Aspects for Beginners and Kids, All the Functions for Easy Operation Included: HD Camera video /Altitude Hold / Headless Mode / 3D Flip/One Key Take Off and Landing/Trajectory flight.
  • 【 POCKET Size Design】: with portable size, just put the mini drone in pocket and take it to anywhere and anytime to fulfill the passionate enthusiasm. The ultra-bright integrated LED light helps kids easily identify the direction, making the flying experience terrific.
  • 【 3 Speed Mods】: 3 speed modes switchable: Low / Middle / High Speed, help you to practice the flying skills step by step, so that you can grow from a beginner to an expert gradually.
  • 【Security and protection 】:The complete-cover outer case made by nontoxic soft plastic material perfectly decreases the impact of the falling aircraft Collision and avoids body injury in the course of playing. Wise choose for parents!


Mark J Draper is a self-confessed gadget lover who forged a career in the telecommunication and utility industry while maintaining a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk.