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  • DBPOWER X705C WIFI FPV 2.4Ghz RC Quadcopter

    In short, DBPOWER X705C is one of the cheapest 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 quadcopters like DJI Phantom or similar. This is easy to fly too even 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 prop guards (crash guards) and it protects the blades fairly well. The crash guard also able to protect if the drone lands upside down. Other than tricky situations, the drone has all around protection.

    Batteries and charging is not difficult - the controller takes 4x AA batteries, that you need to supply. X705C comes with built in replaceable battery, which can easily be detachable and attach to the supplied USB cable to charge. Batteries are cheaper to buy, so you can charge as many you have, so you will not run out of battery when you are out in the field. And for the FPV monitor, you can use your Android or iOS phones. So, the biggest advantage is none of these need direct AC supply to charge, so a good battery pack / power pack will solve all the charging needs.

    In the field or outdoors - X705C done well for me irrespective of light windy conditions. The drone itself is light weight, but the propellers are strong enough to withstand lighter wind conditions. 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. Flying time will be around 7-10 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.

    All good things
    a. Cheapest entry level FPV quad before moving to big ones
    b. Great landing guards, prop guards and one touch return to base.
    c. Very decent controller, responsive and easy to hold.

    Not so great things
    a. Camera

    What could be improved
    a. Altitude hold
    b. Higher capacity battery or a spare battery

    Few points to first time flyers

    a. Set the controller response to lowest (bottom left - down control), set to headless mode (left to power button)
    b. 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
    c. Order some extra blades and additional batteries when available for cheaper price.

    Overall one of the best and cheapest 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 for a closer look and see what you get and how it looks in real life.

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