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  • UDI U845 UFO FPV WIFI Drone with HD Camera Quadcopter

    In short, U845 UFO is one of the best FPV you can get to take your first steps on flying a full fledged FPV system, familiarise with the controls and functions fully before moving on to bigger quadcopter like DJI Phantom or similar. This is the ideal drone to fly for a first time user.

    If this is your first time flying, it is bound to have some crashes - don’t worry. Most of the time damages occurs to the blades. In the pack you get 4 spare blades and if you need more you can get it from amazon for very cheap prices. You may not need it, as the blades / propellers has good protection all around due to the design of drone (I call it just drone, as it is a Hexacopter - 6 blades) and it protects the blades fairly well. Other than tricky situations, the drone has all around protection.

    Batteries and charging is not difficult - the controller takes 4x AAA batteries, that you need to supply. U845 WIFI drone comes with built in replaceable battery, which can be charged with the supplied USB cable to your USB socket. Batteries are cheaper to buy but an extra spare battery is included. So you will not run out of battery when you are out in the field. There is no FPV monitor supplied , but you can connect your phone or tablet to the drone camera for footage and controls. Actually I found, the smartphone or tablet is better to control the drone, this is particularly useful for those who are not used with the controller.

    In the field or outdoors - U845 done well for me irrespective of light windy conditions. The drone itself is light weight, but the propellers are strong enough to withstand the wind. In flight mode, it’s fairly stable at all times but please do note that there is no altitude hold feature on this. This is important only for video footage, but surely improves your flying skills. Controlling is extremely easy, as you can set the controller response to quick to slow in 3 different states and also you can set the drone in headless mode. Flying time will be around 5-8 minutes depends on how you fly. On a windy day or if you do a lot of manoeuvre or tricks, the flying time will be reduced considerably. This is in addition to the camera recording.

    The camera is fully detachable and the quality of footage is acceptable for 720p. If you have never flown a drone, you can attach the camera once you are familiar and confident with the flying technique.

    All good things
    • A very good entry level FPV drone before moving to big ones
    • Great landing guards, all around protection and one touch return to base. The design and structure able to withstand a lot of crashes and hits for sure. 
    • Extra battery is a life saver
    Not so great things
    • Flying time from single charge
    What could be improved
    • Altitude hold
    • Include batteries for the controller
    Few points to first time flyers
    • Set the controller response to lowest (bottom left - down control
    • There is no altitude hold, but once take off from ground you can take fingers off throttle and use the right control to move - on the move the quad keep the altitude steady to some level
    • Order some extra blades and additional batteries when available for cheaper price.
    Overall one of the best beginner FPV Quadcopter, most of the parts are user replaceable and available for cheap in Amazon and other stores. Please do check out the pictures and video (soon to be uploaded) for a closer look and see what you get and how it looks in real life.

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    UDI U818A
    UDI U845 UFO (as you see in this review)

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