Good day everyone, Today I would Ike to review a product I recently purchased. I wanted to try a larger drone to find out if flying was any easier than the previous Sharper-Image DX-1. Although they are two different types of drones, the both should operate about the same, in my opinion. This is my second Drone and I am excited to charge it and fly around with it. I may have paid a bit too much for it, however I was not in a deep search, Much like a child on Christmas morning, I couldn’t resist opening the box while riding home! I read the manual and toyed around with it. A battery pack that I brought with me and, I charged the battery on the way home. I was emotionally ready to plug in and fly, I decided to go over a few things again first.
Understanding how to use the controls and what each button is assigned to do is the first item about flying a drone that I concern myself with. First and foremost is the safety of yourself and others when you are flying, you can refer to Drone Rules article for more rules. The transmitter from top left to right, shoulder buttons are left: video/picture, right: flip. Left thumb stick: throttle/yaw center: power on/off, right thumb: pitch/roll. Last but not least the rate button top is rate up and bottom is rate down. This is so you can go fast or a bit slower if you are recording slower is best. The buttons immediately to the right are: top center:auto take off directly below is auto land. Buttons left and right are yaw trim. In the center is a power LED to indicate connection and power. Finally, the last circular set of buttons to the right are top and bottom are pitch trim. The left and right is the roll trim. Finally, the last set of buttons are simply power on the motors and power down.
Revolution Drone: A Deeper Look.
The first look of this drone looks like fun sitting there, right! This being my second drone I am thankful that the prop guards are permanent. I am not an experienced pilot, so it helps. Many drones do not have a poser on button, most turn on once the battery is plugged in. The camera is positioned in the front, the battery is inserted into the back of the drone. Click on the image above to see footage of my first flight with this drone. Remember this is an inside drone it cannot handle very much wind.
The battery is non-proprietary easy to find more batteries. This drone uses a 380Ah 15 3.7V 25C Li-Po. The flight time is moderately surprising for my second drone. I did not time my first flight as most was setting the trim. I believe it was about 5 to 8 minutes total if I had to guesstimate.
Tools: Repair / Operational!
The remaining items that come with this drone are four spare propellers, colored to match originals and to help when one is needed to be replaced. They also included a small screwdriver, batteries, USB charging cord, and a Cell phone holder. There is one other tool you will need that does not come in the box. Flying FPV once you are comfortable with this or your drone requires a phone app. Vizo View is the app you must download and install to use your phone for either controlling the drone or just using it as your eyes. The Vizo View and can be found in the Google play store for free. I have yet to use my phone to pilot the drone. That is my next adventure. Leave a comment or question in the comment section below, you could include your flight, if you wish.
Flight Modes: Acrobatics / Speed / Video
This particular drone has three rates in which to pilot the drone at. The first-rate is yes, you guessed it for beginners like me. This limits how much control the pilot has. This is to help with getting to know controls and how little moves the craft how far. For me it was like an orientation video without cameras, or that crazy overtone voice. lol The second beep increases speed and maneuverability to allow more skill to be learned for the pilot. Lastly the third rate is for more advanced pilots, this allows the drone’s maximum speed and gives the pilot total control, I believe this to be the freestyle level.
Whew, wow that was a lot of information, right?
All that being said I hope you find this review helpful. Even if your first or second drone is not the same as this most operate the same. I am going to fly this drone and post my video of its flight very soon. Thank you for joining me in this adventure. Looking to grow together as we learn to fly. Please post any comments and questions in the comment section below.