Frames per second? Probably one…
Also, “gravity sensor mode”??? Does it tell you oops I just realized I’m floating a la Wile E Coyote before it falls to the ground? Or does it sense you’re being serious…
Yeah, I bought this back in January and finally flew it this summer. It works, mostly. The frame rate is too low to control via camera, I just watched it and flew it by eye.
The included blade guards are completely useless, since they seem to have been designed with shorter blades in mind. The current blades have hinges that DO help with impacts, but they also make all the propellers hit the blade guards, if installed.
If you want to just fly it around and annoy people and maybe take a still image or two of the roof, yes. For all the interesting stunts and controlling via camera from a mile away, hell no.
The batteries are very short. When they run out, it just drops out of the air. Spares are nice.
@EvilSmoo honestly I bought it to inspect the house/roof peak since I can’t get a ladder up there due to the slope but haven’t gotten to it. It was snowy in January then went in a drawer. But I agree that was pretty much the expectation I went in with and flying it inside was “fine”.
I had no issues with the blade guards though and just pulled it out to check. There’s plenty of clearance there on mine. I guess if you flew it horizontally into something at speed the guard could flex and slightly clip a prop?
Got one in January. Short flight time. It actually flies okay. As the battery gets low it slows down so no surprises. I never got the thing to consistently connect to the phone for pics. & I bought it to take pics of garden sites around town.
It’s the last drone I buy until I decide to get serious & get a good one. My brother has a decent one & we got some good pictures of a couple garden sites. That is until it somehow went dead in mid-flight & crashed into one of the garden plots. We spent 15-20 mins locating it. It’s an older MJX drone.
You have to enable location services. I think it may have to be Always On to work. I struggled for days before I gave in and gave it permission. Worked perfectly after that. Picture was shit though, so I just removed the app.
I haven’t flown mine since winter when I bought it, but I can reinforce some of the issues mentioned here already (hard to get the app to work with the drone [on several phones], difficult to connect to the video feed, short flying time). It also is not possible to get mine to hover perfectly still - even indoors with no air movement, the trim adjustment is not fine enough to get it to hover without drifting slightly. Also, don’t try to fly it outdoors unless the wind is 5mph or less, as you will have trouble controlling it and keeping it in one spot.
I got this one of the previous times Meh sold it. It’s a fun little toy and very beginner friendly. I just pulled it out again and got about five and a half minutes out of the knackered out battery that came with it. I seem to recall getting about double that when it was new.
The camera thing works by having the drone set up a WiFi hotspot that you connect your phone to. I have never had any trouble getting it to connect with my iPhone. It then streams video down at what looks to be about 10-15fps. It is sadly too slow and delayed to try flying the drone via video feed. The quality of the video is fairly dismal as well. You can control the drone using either the app or the included remote control, but honestly controlling it through the app sucks. The only thing you really need the app for is using the camera (which you can do while flying via the hardware remote).
As for the drone itself the beginner friendly nature of it is also its primary weakness. In order to keep you from getting into trouble they severely limit your control authority. It’s good for not accidentally flying off and losing the drone because you are a beginner at handling the controls, but not so good at fighting a light breeze that pushes the drone around. Even in “high” control mode you need a pretty calm day to fly. The drone is also rather heavily laden down with extra plastic which makes it more piggish than most drones this size. I like that the charging circuit is built into the battery so you don’t have yet another dongle to keep track of, you just plug in a microUSB cable to the battery itself. Another thing I like is that the drone starts blinking the lights when the battery is running low. When the battery gets very low the lights blink rapidly and the drone lowers itself to the ground carefully.
All in all this is hardly the worst drone you could get to start out and maybe get some pictures of your roof or something. Better drones are much more expensive.
I have one. I also have several expensive DJI drones. Definitely worth the Meh price. Flies well. I get 9 minutes on a new battery unless I fly really aggressively. The live wifi video is nearly useless. Sometimes it works. Often it doesn’t. When it does frame rate is very slow. Easy to fly. Good range on radio control. Folds up nicely. Could easily shave weight by removing excess plastic covering.