UFO Quadcopter U1816A – U1818A Review

U816A UFO Quadcopter
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Is it a bird? is it a plane?! No, its a new UFO Quadctoper! The prospect of entering into the world of flying drones as a hobby is both exciting and daunting at the same time. Although flying a quadcopter seems like a fun and satisfying thing to do, it also appears to be very nuanced and also expensive, at least to outsiders.

For those in the know, however, drone flying is entirely accessible, so long as you are smart enough to start out with the right equipment. There are many drones which have been constructed entirely with the purpose of getting new people into the hobby in mind and the Quadcopter UFO is one such machine. Does it succeed? Well, lets find out.

Introducing The UFO Quadcopter U1816A and U1818A

The Quadcopter UFO is a relatively small drone, which is also rather light, weighing in at just over 600 grams. This has both benefits and drawbacks. The lightweight nature of the drone means that it is very easy to carry around. It also means that the drone is fairly robust. As this drone is targeted at beginners in the world of drone flying, the manufacturers were well aware of the fact that their machine would likely have to be able to withstand taking a few bumps as those beginners learned how to fly the machine, and thankfully they succeeded in designing a quadcopter which is more than up to the task. You really will have to go some, in order to damage it beyond repair.

The downside of the lightweight design of this drone is that it performs very poorly when taken outdoors. In anything stronger than a very slight breeze, the drone is seriously difficult to control, to the extent that even experienced pilots will find it a stern, if not impossible, challenge.

Due to the drone’s relatively small size however, flying it indoors is definitely an option, provided a reasonably spacious area is provided. The lack of wind and relatively low pressure of an indoor environment often provides the perfect conditions for those flying a drone for the very first time as they significantly reduce the number of factors a pilot needs to think about, allowing them instead to focus on mastering the basics of flight.

Mastering these basics is very easy indeed with the Quadcopter UFO, as it has a specific mode of controls for exactly this purpose. When the beginner flying mode is engaged the handling of the craft is simplified to an almost amusing level. What is more, the six axis gyro of the UFO allows the user to perform skills such as flipping and hovering with relatively little hassle.

The beginner mode is not the only mode available for the UFO however, and once you have achieved a certain level of mastery over the basics of flying the drone, you can switch to advance flying mode and see exactly how far along the path to drone mastery you have come.

In conclusion, the Quadcopter UFO is an excellent choice of drone for anyone looking to get into the hobby for the first time. It is comparatively inexpensive, and very intuitive to control, especially when beginner flying mode is activated. The comparatively low price point means that the prospect of the drone taking a few bumps as you gain your competency is not too wince inducing, and the sturdy nature of the craft means that you will really have to crash it with some gusto to damage it beyond repair.

Whats In The Box?

U1816A – U1818A UFO Quadcopter Unboxed

U1816A – U1818A UFO Quadcopter Unboxed

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THE U1816A IN ACTION!

FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS

  • Ready to fly straight out of the box
  • Well, once you add batteries to the transmitter
  • It weighs 612 grams
  • It’s dimensions are 38.4 x 25.1 x 9.4 cm
  • Recommended for persons 14 years and up
  • Comes with a 2.4GHz interference free transmitter

PROS

  • Perfect for beginners and semi-experienced flyers
  • Six axis gyro makes flipping and hovering both simple and smooth
  • Lightweight body and outer foam coating reduce the risk of damage
  • Easy to transport
  • Very affordable

CONS

  • Too small to attach a camera
  • Too lightweight for outdoor flight in most weather conditions

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