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Holy Stone F181W WiFi FPV Drone with 720P Wide Angle HD Camera Live Video RC Quadcopter with Altitude Hold Gravity Sensor Function RTF and Easy to Fly for Beginner Compatible with VR Headset

Last Updated: 4 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.9
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1000
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Review Summary - 753 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Ease of Use
 187
easy to use, fly, easy to learn, drone, easy to assemble
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Very easy set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Well made and relatively easy for a beginner to fly.  ...  "
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" ...  This, for the most part, has been extremely easy and fun to use. ... It should be mentioned that although I found it easy to learn to control, there WILL be factors beyond your control that can throw you off course and cause a crash, the most obvious of which is wind.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use right out of the box.  ...  "
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" ...  The instructions are easy to follow and they give great advice for beginners like myself.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to get started for my 14 year old.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy enough for an older beginner .  ...  "
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" ...  I was really worried when buying because usually drones can be difficult to handle, but this device handles all environments with ease including pretty powerful wind!  ...  "
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For Kids
 115
son, loves, christmas, year old son, kids
+98%
-2%
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" ...  My son flies it perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  Brought for my daughter for Christmas.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazing drone for begginers and advanced people.  ...  "
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" ...  He used his young nephew to help him get started.  ...  "
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" ...  Great Drone, it's easy to fly and enjoyable. ... This is my first one so I don't have anything to compare with it unless you count my daughters helicopter.  ...  "
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" ...  We got for our 8 year old son for Christmas, and he loved it.  ...  "
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" ...  We bought this drone for our son for his birthday.  ...  "
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" ...  My husband loves his Christmas present of the drone. ... Of course, he is still learning through ropes of flying.  ...  "
Battery Life
 106
batteries, battery life, minutes, drone, extra batteries
+90%
-10%
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" ...  I am happy with the camera quality battery life seems decent so far.  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with two batteries, one already in the drone to begin with. ... There is a very nice optional part available that allows you to charge up to 5 batteries at once - each of which provides about 7 minutes of flying time, though the directions do warn that you should provide some cool-down time between flights to keep from overheating the motors.  ...  "
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" ...  I've started unplugging it when not needed to help extend battery life - although it's probably a very small improvement.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery lasts around 7-8 minutes for flight time, which is pretty good considering I was also running video and using the flip feature as well. ... The batteries charge in about 90 minutes, which is faster than other drone models I looked at. ... I bought 2 extra batteries with the drone to have additional flying time.  ...  "
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" ...  Flying time is decent for the price, but it's helpful to have extra batteries on hand (does come with 2), but could be a little longer.  ...  "
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" ...  Customer service provided a spare battery for completing a review.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life is between 6-9 minutes on a full charge.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life is good and everything functions as it should.  ...  "
Price
 102
drone, money, worth, value, point
+96%
-4%
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" ...  First and foremost, for the money your're paying, the value contained in this drone is phenomenal.  ...  "
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" ...  And the range is unbelievable!!!!!  ...  "
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" ...  After wasting money on other "inexpensive" brands I found this one to be the best in all categories!  ...  "
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" ...  Solid unit for the cost.  ...  "
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" ...  Great little drone to learn on and has a lot of great features for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great drone for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  worth every penny!!  ...  "
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" ...  It handles pretty good and I like the camera for the price.  ...  "
Camera
 97
pictures, video, drone, takes, flying
+99%
-1%
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" ...  Other than that I have been using it without issue all day and the camera quality is great too!  ...  "
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" ...  Video is good for the camera.  ...  "
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" ...  The camera takes good pics and video but not the quality I am looking for, but that is not why I got this.  ...  "
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" ...  Takes clear pictures.  ...  "
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" ...  The camera quality is superb. ... It is a totally new experience and a different aspect to the outdoor pictures.  ...  "
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" ...  The camera is not perfect, but it does a good enough job.  ...  "
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" ...  Great drone with camera for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Photos are better then I expected.  ...  "
For Fun
 94
drone, flying, fun to fly, lot of fun, fly
+100%
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" ...  If your're a first time drone flyer and you want something that's fun and functional then this drone is something I would highly recommend!  ...  "
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" ...  Even better, it's actually a great little product that so far has been a ton of fun to operate.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and fun!  ...  "
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" ...  Lots of fun without being too expensive, but not perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  It does take some getting used to but is a lot of fun.  ...  "
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" ...  This, for the most part, has been extremely easy and fun to use.  ...  "
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" ...  It's easy to fly, it's fun to fly, and it's fairly inexpensive.  ...  "
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" ...  Right out of the box the drone was fun to play with. ... The camera is fun to play with as well as flying the drone without the camera.  ...  "
As Gift
 80
christmas, son, drone, christmas present, birthday
+98%
-3%
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" ...  Bought two of these as Christmas presents for my husband and brother.  ...  "
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" ...  Gave this one as a gift to a youngster, he was flying it in no time and really enjoys it.  ...  "
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" ...  I haven’t tried the camera yet but didn’t really “need” that function as it was a gift mainly for the flying  ...  "
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" ...  Bought as a gift for teenage boy,easy to put together,easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  (Purchased this as an Xmas gift for David Pedersen, his review is above)  ...  "
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" ...  All in all, the best birthday gift in many years !  ...  "
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" ...  Fun Christmas gift for my husband.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this as a Christmas gift for my son.  ...  "
For Travel
 55
drone, flights, flying, stable, wind
+96%
-4%
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" ...  The packaging for the drone was well organized, although it would be great to have the box hold all the stuff between flights without having to take the propeller guards and landing skids off, those tiny screws are tricky.  ...  "
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" ...  • Flight adjustments seem to work sometimes.  ...  "
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" ...  Another thing to mention that really stood out was how long the flight time lasts, around 9.5-11 minutes depending on how much I was whipping it around my yard.  ...  "
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" ...  Took her two flights and she was flying like a pro and having a great time.  ...  "
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" ...  Sometimes the breeze likes to try and take over flight control, but overall, I've had a great time using this drone and can't wait to use it more often as we move into the spring and summer.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a smaller drone that I want to flew exclusively indoors for practice.  ...  "
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" ...  Happy and safe flying.  ...  "
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" ...  plane or drone before.  ...  "
Setup
 53
easy to assemble, assembly, setup, flying, drone
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Setup was fast and instructions better than average.  ...  "
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" ...  It is fairly simple to use and was easy to assemble.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to assemble.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to connect to the app for use on the phone, a little tricky for less tech savvy people.  ...  "
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" ...  The drone was extremely easy to assemble with the provided instructions.  ...  "
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" ...  Wow, did I ever find it not only easy to set up as your instructions were very precise but once I set it up I was immediately able to fly.  ...  "
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" ...  I worker with their customer support who sent me some parts and a video that I could follow.  ...  "
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" ...  Pretty easy to assemble.  ...  "
Build Quality
 51
drone, damage, easy to fly, crashes, screws
+82%
-18%
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" ...  The quality of the drone was great did not break easily.  ...  "
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" ...  Parts for the drone are easy to come by but I dropped the controller and broke off the joystick.  ...  "
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" ...  The construction is sturdy and the orientation of the lights (blue to front, red to rear) really helps with maintaining proper awareness of the drone's location while in flight, especially in dusk/evening situations.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the fact this Drone is very flexible.  ...  "
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" ...  when it gets in contact with other objects it doesn't break.  ...  "
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" ...  Nothing broke yet.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to put the pieces together.  ...  "
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" ...  It is lightweight, yet sturdy enough to withstand frequent crashes to the wall or furniture that will probably happen as you’re getting used to the controls.  ...  "
Features
 45
drone, headless mode, feature, fly, flips
+100%
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" ...  Love the features, headless mode, return to home, easy landing and great product.  ...  "
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" ...  The drone can be for beginner or advanced flyers because of its features.  ...  "
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" ...  The many features allow me to explore different modes, speeds, and flips.  ...  "
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" ...  I went from 1 to 2 and it was then able to overcome a light breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  Light and strong.  ...  "
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" ...  The F181W is a surprisingly fun and easy quadcopter to fly and, though small and light, packs a lot of features into a small package.  ...  "
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" ...  Functional quad with useful features.  ...  "
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" ...  affordable price and it does all the basic functions.  ...  "
Controls
 43
control, controls, responsive, press, easy to learn
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Easy to control fly and land.  ...  "
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" ...  It is still a bit tricky for the One Key Return and the flip, but am sure we will get the hang of it.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a fun and relatively inexpensive way to practice your stick (control) skills.  ...  "
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" ...  Controller is very easy without alot of buttons and switches to confuse a new pilot.  ...  "
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" ...  It should be mentioned that although I found it easy to learn to control, there WILL be factors beyond your control that can throw you off course and cause a crash, the most obvious of which is wind.  ...  "
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" ...  It is the perfect size and weight to travel with and carry around and the remote control buttons are easy to read and understand.  ...  "
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" ...  More features and more intuitive controls too.  ...  "
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" ...  Controls are easy to use and quite intuitive.  ...  "
Marketplace
 40
thank, company, described, advertised, service
+95%
-5%
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" ...  And these sellers are one of the best on Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  There are a number of people commenting about the free battery for a Amazon review.  ...  "
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" ...  Just as described  ...  "
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" ...  It definitely goes right along with what I have come to expect from Amazon!  ...  "
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" ...  Everything was as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  They are a responsible, easy to work with company.  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks for great product,  ...  "
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" ...  What sold me was the customer service I got on the website outside of Amazon. ... THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 35
defective, crashed, flying, error, drone
+57%
-43%
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" ...  I knew that there had to be a reason that when I told it to turn left, it turned right!  ...  "
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" ...  But, it was a blast for a couple of weeks anyway.  ...  "
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" ...  They sent us a new unit and it works great.  ...  "
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" ...  I have "crashed" it several times and it still flies fine.  ...  "
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" ...  great item but one of the engine stopped working.  ...  "
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" ...  and with my luck I had it for 7 days and got attached to it right away.  ...  "
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" ...  Finally it could almost hover, but by then the fly time was half over.  ...  "
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" ...  It worked right out of the box. ... They resolved my issue immediately.  ...  "
Charging
 28
charging, batteries, battery, drone, minutes
+89%
-11%
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" ...  I really loved the way this thing was ready out of the box and also came with two batteries and cables to charge both at the same time.  ...  "
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" ...  Each battery will last about 5 minutes, it comes with 2 (I purchased 4 more and the special 5x charger: great!)  ...  "
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" ...  The batteries charge in about 90 minutes, which is faster than other drone models I looked at.  ...  "
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" ...  I'd suggest purchasing extra batteries and the multiple battery charger which extends the flight time significantly.  ...  "
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" ...  Holy Stone saw my review and sent me another drone free of charge!  ...  "
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" ...  Not only did they respond immediately, but they agreed to send me the parts free of charge.  ...  "
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" ...  Not sure if there are some upgrade charging options to juice these things up quicker.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery charges reasonably fast if you use a 2A charger - I use the one provided with my phone.  ...  "
Apps
 27
video, fpv, open, drone, app works great
+85%
-15%
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" ...  The free 3D google.  ...  "
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" ...  The app and first person view works easily.  ...  "
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" ...  Great mobile app and camera.  ...  "
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" ...  It flies great and now thanks to Sunny I can figure things out how to fly with app!  ...  "
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" ...  The FPV app is fantastic and so is the video/pics, some people complain about the video quality but what is there not to like for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  And the App works great while she is flying I am able to watch and record on a separate iPad.  ...  "
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" ...  I have of 20 flights and never had an issue with syncing the app with my iPhone.  ...  "
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" ...  The app on my iphone syncs up with it well.  ...  "
Fit
 25
drone, holder, controller, altitude hold, prop guards
+80%
-20%
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" ...  I did read the bumper guards had the screws already mounted.  ...  "
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" ...  The altitude hold is great on this thing.  ...  "
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" ...  I was educated I can secure it with a screw.  ...  "
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" ...  The included screwdriver has a magnetic head to hold the screws in place for attachment.  ...  "
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" ...  You can put prop guards on it as well to protect the props when learning. ... Your phone mounts right on top of the controller to be used to view what the Drone is seeing, or you can use your phone as the controller at the same time if you like that option.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the flips and I have bounced it off several things now and have been very lucky to not break anything.  ...  "
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" ...  Can anybody tell me where the little silver screw goes?  ...  "
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" ...  The feature I like the most is the gravity lock - or altitude hold.  ...  "
Overall performance
 24
stable, quad, flies, crashes, fast
+96%
-4%
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" ...  The drone handles well with responsive controls and quick speed. ... I fly it fast and high with no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  It has 4 speeds.  ...  "
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" ...  stable and fast.  ...  "
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" ...  Even though it's very fast, it controls very well.  ...  "
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" ...  This quad is very durable as it already survived several crashes, not hard ones, but survived it has.  ...  "
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" ...  Its pretty durable and has really stable flight performance.  ...  "
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" ...  The different speed levels are great, and the maneuverability corresponds to the level.  ...  "
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" ...  So far, I have just done the basics with it but it has the capability to do some pretty fancy stunts.  ...  "
Software Platform
 23
android, error, drone, connected, user error
+70%
-30%
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" ...  The app on my iphone syncs up with it well.  ...  "
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" ...  It flies great and now thanks to Sunny I can figure things out how to fly with app!  ...  "
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" ...  Just for the benefit of other customers benefit I have an android and I read there was a problem for others with android to connect the wifi for the drone to their phones for live video feed.  ...  "
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" ...  Will update status.  ...  "
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" ...  The app was self explanatory and the connected to my galaxy s7 without issue.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to pair by downloading the free Holystone app for iOS or Android.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up was a simple and app works great.  ...  "
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" ...  Great mobile app and camera.  ...  "
Remote
 23
drone, control, app, buttons, respond
+74%
-26%
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" ...  It is the perfect size and weight to travel with and carry around and the remote control buttons are easy to read and understand.  ...  "
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" ...  The app is fun, though I prefer to use the regular remote.  ...  "
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" ...  Forward is forward based on the position of the drone to the remote control.  ...  "
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" ...  My son is good with RC's and he's 12 so a remote control in his hand is very natural.  ...  "
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" ...  I prefer the remote instead of the phone app remote.  ...  "
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" ...  The remote is user-friendly and held the iPhone 6 plus easily, connectivity was not an issue.  ...  "
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" ...  The remote set up is similar to a video game counsel so it was pretty easy to use as well.  ...  "
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" ...  I think the remote is easier to use then the remote using the app but maybe with more practice we’ll get the hang of that too.  ...  "
Capacity
 22
flying, range, fly, weather, living room
+100%
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" ...  A little windy here for me to fly it outside right now but flying great in the house.  ...  "
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" ...  After 2 days, I've been able to fly to different rooms with not much problems.  ...  "
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" ...  100 yard range.  ...  "
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" ...  When i get better I need to get a look at the roof of the house.  ...  "
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" ...  I didn't make anything of it, since the piece was small enough to have been blown into my yard. ... As I have a two-story house, I didn't want to climb up to see if that broken shingle was mine.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for family bonding time.  ...  "
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" ...  He has only flown it in the house so far due to the weather but, we are very satisfied.  ...  "
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" ...  Range is ok for its size.  ...  "
Picture Quality
 17
picture, clear, quality, pictures, photos
+100%
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" ...  easy to flight and clear image  ...  "
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" ...  The camera is clear, though you loose picture sooner than I’d like depending on your surroundings.  ...  "
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" ...  Photos are better then I expected.  ...  "
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" ...  I've taken photos - which are nice quality - but no video yet.  ...  "
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" ...  The pictures are wonderful as well as the video.  ...  "
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" ...  Campers works great, not the clearest picture but not horrible either.  ...  "
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" ...  Video and pictures are decent.  ...  "
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" ...  The photos I took were crisp and clear as well as the video content.  ...  "
Video Playback
 16
videos, phone, see, looks, cool
+100%
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" ...  It's relatively easy to fly, and the video quality streaming to my phone is pretty good.  ...  "
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" ...  We still enjoy watching the videos on the computer.  ...  "
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" ...  takes clear video.  ...  "
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" ...  Clear video and stills.  ...  "
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" ...  With 6 total batteries, I was able to try most of the features including the use of my smartphone to monitor the video.  ...  "
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" ...  Live video looks amazing!  ...  "
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" ...  Can't wait to start making videos.  ...  "
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" ...  Videos are really cool!  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 16
connected, controller, wifi, tricky, drone
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Getting used to the basics, then will experiment with the camera and using smartphone.  ...  "
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" ...  No experience with RD devices, but pleasantly surprised with this product.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything connected on the first try and I was able to fly high above my house while viewing the whole thing on my phone's screen.  ...  "
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" ...  Paired it quickly with an iPod Touch for live FPV.  ...  "
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" ...  But I was hooked. ... The app on my iphone syncs up with it well.  ...  "
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" ...  Connect the drones camera to my iPhone before flying it and you can video the whole experience to your phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to connect to the app for use on the phone, a little tricky for less tech savvy people.  ...  "
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" ...  Paired perfectly with my iPhone 6S.  ...  "
User Manual
 15
instruction, written, time, read, owner
+40%
-60%
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" ...  I would have appreciated a few more details in the user guide. ... The manual only tells you that's the button.  ...  "
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" ...  :D I wish the documentation was a little more thorough  ...  "
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" ...  First of all I would like to mention that we were VERY careful in handling and read the instructions before initial use.  ...  "
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" ...  The manual is awful.  ...  "
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" ...  A little disappointed in the user manual but after a little research figured it out.  ...  "
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" ...  Since this is my first drone, I was hoping the instruction manual could be a little more informative.  ...  "
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" ...  On the down side, the instruction manual in the box is a waste of time, go straight to the website.  ...  "
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" ...  The instructions could be written to be more understandable (dumb it down a little bit for rookies and have more detailed instructions).  ...  "
Product As Described
 15
advertised, everything, picture, expected, exactly
+93%
-7%
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" ...  When the camera is looking at the sky, the picture becomes black.  ...  "
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" ...  This product delivers the goods as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Photos are better then I expected.  ...  "
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" ...  It has worked great and is as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  exactly as shown in vids, very happy  ...  "
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" ...  Everything as described.  ...  "
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" ...  I recently purchased this unit and found it to be exactly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Pictures look great.  ...  "
Comfort
 15
comfortable, hand, throttle, landing, feels
+73%
-27%
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" ...  In a way this was great because it taught me how to maneuver in tight places.  ...  "
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" ...  THe 181 has a nice solid fell to it.  ...  "
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" ...  I received the replacement drone the other day and feel immensely relieved on how they stepped up to the right thing.  ...  "
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" ...  I felt comfortable after 4 or 5 flights.  ...  "
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" ...  This one is hands down night and day from the other one.  ...  "
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" ...  Controller is comfortable although feels relatively cheap, but it is responsive (think cheap oversized PS3 controller).  ...  "
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" ...  I also enjoy chasing my kids with it while they wear the virtual reality glasses.  ...  "
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" ...  It only took me about 5 minutes of flying/hovering to get comfortable with the controls.  ...  "
Storage
 13
micro sd card, sd, recorded, gig, drones
+92%
-8%
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" ...  It also is recording onto the drones SD card.  ...  "
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" ...  The camera includes a 2GB MicroSD card for recording 720p HD full-motion video and stills.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a 720p removable camera with SD card slot.  ...  "
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" ...  When we viewed the SD card that came with it, it contained a recording from the person who purchased it previously.  ...  "
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" ...  Most drones under $200 require you to record to an sd card and you have no idea what you have recorded until your out of the air and back at your computer.  ...  "
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" ...  The drone also has a camera that can record videos and take photos and save them in a micro-SD card attached to the camera.  ...  "
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" ...  It took me a minute to find the little slot for the SD card and I was elated to find that at this pricepoint it even came with a little card already installed!  ...  "
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" ...  Finally it comes with a lot of goodies, such as the SD card (4 Gig) for the camera, screws and some replacement parts.  ...  "
Returns
 13
replacement, back, sending, window, send
+54%
-46%
comment
" ...  The company was very understanding and are sending me a replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  Received a return email in just a few hours and they were able to resolve my issue.  ...  "
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" ...  Changing review from 3 to 5 stars.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you so much Libby for sending me a new replacement!  ...  "
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" ...  I have revised my rating from 4 stars to 5 today.  ...  "
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" ...  I emailed them and within a couple of days we had the replacement without any hassle.  ...  "
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" ...  Even after the above, the offered another replacement drone, they offered to send a motor as a replacement part, but in the end I asked for a refund and they graciously obliged.  ...  "
Delivery
 13
days, arrived, product, package, one
+92%
-8%
comment
" ...  It was well recieved.  ...  "
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" ...  Right out of the box!  ...  "
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" ...  I placed the order late Sunday night and received the item in less than 24 hours.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived broken on the skids (no fault of them I'm sure--just the delivery and it was Christmas rush) .  ...  "
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" ...  After a few days, I received the package.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived promptly and seemingly no damage.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivered on time.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived today and out of the box it was everything they said it would be.  ...  "
Network
 12
wifi, feet, signal, 100, walls
+92%
-8%
comment
" ...  100 yard range.  ...  "
comment
" ...  About 50ftish but the controller signal is excellent.  ...  "
comment
" ...  When i get better I need to get a look at the roof of the house.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Range is 100 meters (according to the instructions).  ...  "
comment
" ...  Range is good, havent taken it to max range yet.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Perhaps even their attempts to fly it inside a small apartment messed it up and is what caused our navigation problems???  ...  "
comment
" ...  I’ve put it into a couple trees and walls/furniture.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The range is quite impressive  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 9
product, one, faulty, defective, motors
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  Since it might have been a faulty product I won’t slam the manufacturer.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I was so disappointed that they sent us an opened item.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It seems one of the rotors was faulty.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Not only is it a waste of time needing to return a defective product, but this was a gift for a significant other making it even worse.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I have had some crashes and they only left a couple scratches.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Maybe I just got a defective one but .  ...  "
Gaming
 8
controller, fun, feels, cheap, video
+88%
-13%
comment
" ...  I was never into video games and I've never flown a drone, so I'm a true beginner and it's really fun.  ...  "
comment
" ...  He does play PS4, so joy stick usage is easy.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It works well both ways - using either the supplied game style controller or the iPhone in 3D mode.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Controller is comfortable although feels relatively cheap, but it is responsive (think cheap oversized PS3 controller).  ...  "
comment
" ...  The cats have won the game, but I had fun trying to make this work.  ...  "
comment
" ...  perhaps I can use the drone to record the kids' flag football games, next.  ...  "
Freebies
 8
starter, kit, drone, money, excellent
+100%
comment
" ...  This is a great starter drone.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Great starter drone for the money.  ...  "
comment
" ...  An excellent starter drone.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Great starter drone.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Good for starter kit, the camera works well.  ...  "
comment
" ...  great starter drone  ...  "
comment
" ...  Great starter drone.  ...  "
Hair
 7
trim, drift, try, trimmed, tends
+43%
-57%
comment
" ...  Tried using the trimming buttons but does not work.  ...  "
comment
" ...  "Trimming" (right, left, etc) does absolutely nothing meaningful to correct the constant drift.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Only complaint I have is in trimming the drone to fly level in one place. ... Every time I think I have it trimmed it starts to veer off and I have to bring it back and try to trim it again. ... No matter how hard I try just can't get it trimmed.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Keep it away from long grass, bushes, and other objects that may wrap around a propeller.  ...  "
Resolution
 6
hd, camera, took, resolution, quality
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  The photos I took were crisp and clear as well as the video content.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The picture quality and video footage is decent at 720P and the field of view is acceptable.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The video resolution could definitely be improved some, but for $120 I cannot complain.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Hd camera looks great when upin the sky.  ...  "
Cables
 6
cables, battery compartment, wire, slide, putting
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  One thing I dislike is how the battery compartment is a little small for how long the cable that has to fit in there is.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I may have clamped down on one of the thin wires putting it back together, defeated at this point.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I am afraid that I will eventually damage the wires while stuffing them into the smallish battery compartment.  ...  "
comment
" ...  With repetitive use, I’m afraid the wires might break.  ...  "
Lens
 6
eye, drone, camera, want, capability
+100%
comment
" ...  It was pretty cool and the wide angle lens was really nice for getting a picture of the surrounding area.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The only real draw back I can find so far with this drone, is when you have the prop guards, camera and landing gear attached it seems to be weighted down.  ...  "
comment
" ...  OK I didn't want a cheap drone with no capability nor did I want to shoot the moon for capability that I would never use.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Since i had the camera set up i decided to get a birds eye view of my house.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I flew my F181W for six batteries today at a local soccer field.  ...  "
GPS
 5
drone, come, back
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  The altitude hold feature works quite well considering they're using barometric pressure instead of GPS.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Just may have to purchase the HS-100 (has GPS) for myself as my husband has "adopted" this one as his own!  ...  "
comment
" ...  I have so much fun with it, I love the gps so it will come right back to you if it is too far.  ...  "
comment
" ...  But hey, you’d pay a lot more for a drone with true GPS capability.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 5
screen, phone, customer, good, flying
+100%
comment
" ...  The add shows a screen included without any mention of the screen being a smart phone that the customer must  ...  "
comment
" ...  The LED’s really look cool for flying at dusk and makes it easy to distinguish the front from the rear and flying at maximum height you can capture great sunset video.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I was drawn by great customer support reviews, ease of use for a beginner, and the ability to display first person view on a phone through a wifi connected app.  ...  "
comment
" ...  There are blue and red LED lights on the bottoms of the struts to the propellers and when it arrived one of the blue LED's was inoperative.  ...  "
comment
" ...  After fighting through underbrush, led by blinking LED.  ...  "
Wifi
 5
camera, range, drone, give, wi fi
+100%
comment
" ...  I had the model without wifi but exchanged it for this one and it's well worth the extra 20 dollars.  ...  "
comment
" ...  As soon as I hit WIFI it connected immediately.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It is easy to fly through the use of the WiFi camera to my phone.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Good WiFi range distance.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Wifi functions work as advertised.  ...  "
Video Recording
 4
video, recording, takes, good, clear
+100%
comment
" ...  It does flips, records 720p video and takes photos.  ...  "
comment
" ...  takes clear video.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Video is good for the camera.  ...  "
Night Photography
 4
low, fly, conditions, wind, pretty
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  I suggest you fly at night.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Although not recommended for windy conditions, it’s actually more fun to fly in light winds.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The camera seems to take a decent picture when there is good light. ... Again, low light levels made it tough to do anything last night while I experimented.  ...  "
Size
 4
little, wind, way, larger, holder
+100%
comment
" ...  3) Easily transportable.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It is a nice size and design.  ...  "
Design
 4
nice, space, size, look, design
+100%
comment
" ...  It is a nice size and design.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Cute but useless. ... The drone looks very cool in the air - the led lights are very nice.  ...  "
comment
" ...  the look on his face on Christmas morning .  ...  "
comment
" ...  Great produyct and will defienlty look to this brand when I get my new one someday.  ...  "
For Running
 3
time, running, days
+100%
comment
" ...  Ran great for two days ! ... Runs backwards all the time !  ...  "
comment
" ...  Great for beginners, and run time is just enough.  ...  "
comment
" ...  He burnt 2 of the motors by constantly running it.  ...  "
Color
 3
clear, video, took, pictures, photos
+100%
comment
" ...  The photos I took were crisp and clear as well as the video content.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I like the size and color .  ...  "
Lagging
 3
fpv, little, camera, would, video
-100%
comment
" ...  Delay on FPV is unflyable through the camera.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It would fly for 5-15 seconds then it would just shut down and crash.  ...  "
Outdoor Unit
 3
use, indoor
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  It is perfect for indoor or outdoor use!  ...  "
comment
" ...  This is really an outdoor toy.  ...  "
Cooling
 3
weather, house, get, air
+100%
comment
" ...  Can not go outside do to cold weather but in the house it's quick to get up in the air seems to be simple enough to get in the air.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The flips are cool.  ...  "
Cleaning
 3
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  They replaced broken pet quickly and with ease!  ...  "
comment
" ...  My only issue is the batteries are a bit cumbersome to change but the tradeoff is a very clean looking undercarriage and an impressive looking drone in the air.  ...  "
Weight
 3
light, winds, little, fly, easy
+100%
comment
" ...  Controlling it is easy, but the light weight struggles with minor winds.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Light weight and easy to fly .  ...  "
comment
" ...  However, for it's light weight, the drone is incredibly durable.  ...  "

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Specifications

Connectivity
WiFi:  Yes 
Camera
Video:  Yes 
Display
Resolution:  HDTV 720p 
HDTV 720p
RESOLUTION
Yes
WIFI
Yes
VIDEO