@tweezak these probably have lithium batteries that are of sufficient quality to give you a very good chance that it will burst into flames before it crashes. Maybe even before it gets to your porch, who knows?
@dalekjoe I watched some of it with the hope to see how much lag there was in the video feed to the phone. At about 8:50 he launches the drone and it takes about a second for the display to indicate that. I don’t think that is responsive enough to navigate using the screen. Of course that could be a sync issue between the head mounted camera and phone screen recording. I have the $29 Snaptain drone and it has this delay as well.
Reviews are all over the place but some themes are camera either doesn’t work or it has no gimbal and can’t get a good picture or video. No replaceable batteries. Instructions don’t match what it can “actually” do. So I’ll have to pass and I’m looking for a drone. But it has to take decent video & pics. Sorry MEH I’m MEH on this one
So, I own one of these drones and I really like it. It gets about 18-20 minutes of flight time on a battery. I think it is an excellent trainer- it is super rugged. The camera is in a fixed mount and so not as fragile as cameras that are mounted on gimbals. I paid something like $189 a couple of years ago and bought some spare batteries. I still use it when people want to fly a drone and I don’t want them flying my Mavic.
Ironically, if you’re going to buy one of these, at this price, it would seem the smart thing to do here is to get 2 or 3 of them for spare parts.
2x spare batteries from Walmart run you $100 (or one for $59 from eBay.) Spare props run about $20 for a set of 4 on eBay.
Personally I wouldn’t have considered this, but video review @dalekjoe posted made this seem significantly better than any of the other cheap drones I’ve purchased. But then again, ultimately, it’s still just a cheap drone.
Hey MEH. Maybe an updated story with some guarantees on this drones bad reviews would help? We need some guarantees this thing won’t suck donkey ass. I already have shitty video drones. Don’t need another. Help me help you MEH. Also, “you can’t handle the truth” just always wanted to put that in a discussion sorry
@arfdawg@mehvid1@w3kn and further complaints that replacement batteries are not available even from the manufacturer. If you’re good with stuff like this you could probably make some other battery fit, but I am not so…
@ambimb@arfdawg@mehvid1@w3kn Sounds like either mod it to fit different batteries or send it back. Can’t even get a battery for it. Sounds like Meh should have secured not only the drones but extra batteries to go with em. Come on Mehhhhhh!!
Your biggest problem is there are no prop guards. Likely why it’s here. Most entry midrange models have because any place outside of a mowed field will have a small twig or stick to shear that blade or frag just landing wrong. Open blades, better have two dozen spares not included. Local hobby shop never heard of this brand and no stock of props.
@craigcush There’s always a reason these sorta things popup on these bargain clearance sites. Tho I’m pleasantly surprised it wasn’t a tiny piece of junk. It looks decently sturdy. I believe I need to find some replacement blades in 100 packs. LoL
@arfdawg There’s also a thing called snark, you might want to quit that before you prove conclusively that you’re a d!ck. Yes, batteries cost more than this drone (here) and most locations are out of stock on them.
@Jonas4321 eBay has them Sparky. I doubt you actually researched other sources because all you like to do is complain. And you’re way ahead of me in the “dick” category. As well as the “Anger Management Issues” category.
@arfdawg The best price for that battery on eBay is $56 plus tax and shipping, which totals more than buying a spare complete drone here, as had been correctly noted before. In other words, spare batteries for less than the cost of the complete drone are not available on eBay - which, had you done more than just run a quick search, you’d have known - and if you’d read what had already been posted, you’d have realized that others had already checked. And if you’d actually done more than just snarkily show how little effort you’d expended, you might have found out that a different source claims to have extended-capacity battery packs for $37 plus shipping, at MaximalPower. (I have no idea whether those packs are really “extended capacity” or just “inflated claims”; the latter is so common as to make me inherently suspicious.) But it really looks like being helpful wasn’t what you were after.
@werehatrack Funny how I was able to find them cheaper on ebay AND for $24 elsewhere. But then, I’m not an arrogant twerp like you. Good luck with all your complaining. I’m done laughing at you, not with you.
My perception with drones is buy DJI or build an FPV. Everything else is playing catch-up. I’ved used DJI and had holy stone and other drones from $25-$300. They’re all crap.
Non-FPV are just 1-use toys or cameras. And as with all cameras, you get what you pay for. DJI’s have nice cameras and features to make them useful. The rest you’ll fly around the house/yard for an hour and never use again.
FPV seems to be where the hobbyists are. There are quality options from $80 to $500, but you have to learn to fly FPV (say a week in a flight sim with a real drone controller).
Snaptain 2.7K Video Drone with WiFi & GPS
With the built-in advanced 2.7K HD CAMERA, the drone captures high-quality videos and aerial photos
Upgraded 5G WiFi Transmission:
You can share clearer and smoother real-time moments with SP700
Stronger GPS Signal & Longer Control Distance:
With the accurate GPS positioning, it can help you to track your quadcopter from APP, and it supports Return-to-Home (RTH) function precisely for a safer flight. Besides, the control range can reach 1680FT, farther than other drones
Longer Flight Time:
The drone comes with a 1800mAh modular battery, extending the flight time up to 27 mins
Follow Me Mode:
The smart drone frees your hand by Follow Me mode and it will follow you automatically
Product Dimensions: 17.1" x 12.6" x 5.4"
Batteries: 1 Lithium ion battery are required
Motor: 806 Coreless
Control Range: ≤500 m
FPV Range: ≤400 m
Maximum Flight Relative Height: 120 m
Flying Time: About 27 mins
Charging Time: About 5h
Photo Resolution: 3840 x 2160
Video Resolution: 2704 x 1520 @ 20fps
Photo Format: JPG
Video Format: MP4
Storage: Save to mobile device or microSD card
Mobile App Requirement: Android 4.4 and later, iOS 8.0 and later
1x Snaptain SP700 Quadcopter Drone
1x Remote Controller (4 x AA Batteries Available Separately)
@ACustomer I’m confused. Did you want them to make “simple-minded dirty remarks,” or are you against them?
I thought you used to [pretend to] complain about such remarks, but now you’re sad that no one has said anything yet?
@Rosario4me Anyone flying a drone needs to take a free online TRUST course. (google it)
In addition, if your drone weighs over 8.8 oz. you need to register it on the FAA Drone Zone website. (google it)This one weighs about 3 lbs if my google search results were accurate.
And periodically, there are “No Fly” restrictions set, typically within a 30 mile radius of DC. As for flying a drone IN DC, I don’t know about any of that.
@Rosario4me Meh does not accept “buyer’s remorse” returns. My understanding is that the restrictions are on flying in public spaces, in private ones without the property owner’s consent, or above a very low altitude. Those are becoming more common everywhere. Much also depends upon whether the drone has an FCC type acceptance; without that, the transceiver system is not legal to operate in the US at all.
@Rosario4me@werehatrack I have not returned much to meh but I have never had a bad experience with a return. But I think Rosario4me was contemplating whether to cancel their order within the “Window of Remorse” that Meh gives you to come to your senses. I think it’s about an hour. Maybe less, but you can cancel for a little while before the order is finalized.
You can also email meh and ask them to cancel. They have done it for me. But they are getting things out the door pretty quickly these days so don’t dawdle.
Maiden voyage for mine: Got it in the air, it lost communication with the controller, started randomly flying straight up about 60 feet, started drifting away, hit a tree, and crash landed in the woods. Couldn’t find it. Money well spent!
@detailer@sjk3@werehatrack@yakkoTDI Meh had some typo’s in their product info. It’s wasn’t a 1800mah battery, it actually came with a 3400mah battery. I’ve yet to find a spare. The battery found on the Max site looks to fit But the connection wires will be in the way and from the photos not sure if it has the slot connection terminals
@finfer123 Given that the specs anti-precisely say “5G WiFi” when 5G is a phone communications standard (and the 5n WiFi is 5GHz ), and since they don’t mention headset direct connectivity at all, I’d assume that no, it’s not supported, and that no, the brand holder that’s marketing the unit here has no clue about the real tech details in any event. I’ve run into so many “we’re just selling them, we don’t have a clue what they can do” outfits pimping 27th-generation-clone chabuduo crap in the US that I expect an utter lack of support and a dramatic lack of critical capabilities with things like this.