DJI f450 Quadcopter Review

DJI f450 Quadcopter
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Flying quadcopters as a hobby is something that can very quickly escalate into a full blown passion and when that happens it is unlikely that you are going to get much satisfaction from flying the basic kind of drones that you most likely used to master the basics of quadcopter flight. The DJI F450 multi-rotor drone just may be the sort of quad you need to take your passion for drones to the next level, but to help discover if this is the case, lets take a closer look.

Introducing The DJI F450 Quadcopter

Now, one of the first things that may separate the DJI F450 from some of the more basic drones on the market, is the fact that you have to assemble the machine yourself. For some this will no doubt create an added appeal, as the feeling of flying an aircraft that you have built yourself can add tremendous amount of satisfaction to any day of flying, but may not be so appealing to everyone, especially as you will obviously not be able to fly the craft until you assemble it. This assembly of the drone is pretty straightforward however, and should not present too much of a problem for anyone with at least a passing familiarity with the use of a screwdriver.

Whats In The Box?

DJI f450 Quadcopter Boxed

DJI f450 Quadcopter Boxed

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The package contains The quadcopter’s multi rotor frame, The propellers, The NAZA control system and an OPTO ESC motor.

It should also be noted that there are other advantages to having a drone that can be stripped down to it’s most basic parts with relative ease and that is replacing any parts which may break. Although the DJI F450 is a very sturdy piece of kit, it is not utterly indestructible, and even experienced flyers will occasionally bite of a little more than they can chew whilst flying the craft. When this happens it will be a major relief to know that instead of having to purchase an entirely new drone, or indeed pay for someone else to repair it,you can in fact order a replacement for the broken part and install yourself.

The drone is very light, at under 300 grams, so crashes will rarely cause any major damage, but landing and take off can potentially be a bit of a risk and not for the reasons you may think. Due to the short legs of the drone, no doubt a design choice to aid aerial maneuverability, the propellers can occasionally hit the ground during the launching and landing of the craft and so it may be a good idea to get used to fitting and removing the propellers.

One final note to add on the issue of having to construct the craft yourself is that if you do find the process a little difficult, there is a veritable raft of tutorial videos available on websites like Youtube.

Okay, we know what you are thinking, enough about building the damned machine, how does it actually handle in the sky?

Well, the answer to that very important question is very well indeed. The ESC motor propeller ensures a very smooth and easy application of power and controlling the drone will very quickly become second nature to anyone with a modicum of quadcopter flying experience and expertise.

Flight time is nothing extraordinary, but at the same time it is not at all stingy, especially given the craft’s remarkably low price point.

Also, for those who like to add to their overall drone flying experience by adding camera equipment to their quadcopter, the DJI F450 offers plenty of space on which to mount a GoPro camera and the smooth flying style of the drone accompanied by the Naza autopilot system, mean that the pictures and videos captured will regularly be of a high quality.

The one thing any such camera is unlikely to catch however, is the smile on your face as you fly the craft, but trust us, it will be there. The easy to learn controls and reasonably long fly time ensure that flying the DJI F450 is an almost universally pleasurable experience, especially if you have built the craft yourself. The feeling of accomplishment in doing so really does add more to the experience than you are ever likely to get from flying a more basic, entry level, quadcopter.

In conclusion the DJI F450 is pretty much perfect for anyone who considers themselves to be a seasoned drone flyer looking for a machine to take them to the next level, without breaking the bank. For sure, it is more suited to those who have a larger interest in the overall working of drones as opposed to those who just want to take something out of the box and fly it, but if you are truly invested in the hobby, a little more knowledge is very often something that is sought after.

DJI have once again shown that they know what they are doing and for those who consider themselves ready to move on from the basic entry level drones out there on the market the DJI F450 offers an incredibly fun way of doing so.



  • Simple to assemble
  • Large enough to hold a GoPro camera
  • Easy to maneuver and control
  • weighs less than 300 grams
  • ESC motor propeller
  • Nava autopilot system


  • Self assembly
  • Widely available parts for customization and repair
  • Easy to control
  • Reasonably priced
  • Decent fly time
  • large enough to carry a GoPro camera


  • Self assembly
  • Short legs which can lead to propeller damage

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