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UDI U818A 2.4GHz 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with Camera RTF Mode 2 by Review Summary ,  Jul 29, 2015

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UDI U818A 2.4GHz 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with Camera RTF Mode 2
Report Date: 08/12/2015
Based on 2378 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.9
Returned or considering to return: 5.0%

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Individual Feature Rating
Expectation4.7   average
Practice4.6   average
Price4.5   average
Packaging4.4   above average
Range4.3   above average
Size4.3   average
Button4.2   average
Video4.2   average
Flying4.1   average
Speed4.1   average
Camera3.9   average
Control3.8   average
Crash3.8   above average
Design3.8   average
Pilot3.8   average
Quality3.8   below average
Remote3.8   average
Controller3.6   average
Battery3.4   average
Break3.3   average
Hovering3.2   below average
Blade3.0   average
Wind3.0   below average
Landing2.9   average
Charging2.8   below average
Flight-time2.8   below average
Propeller2.6   below average
Plastic2.4   average
Manual2.2   below average
Motor2.2   average
Wire2.1   below average
Rotor0.3   mediocre


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Battery

Battery:
"Only downside is the battery does pop out a lot on landing but it doesn't disconnect."
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"Battery was broken after I play 3 times."
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"Started having problems after 2 months , the battery drained and now it does not gain altitude ."
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"cant wait till they get the battery fires and recharging errors fixed"
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"the REPLACEMENT BATTERY REVIEWS are HORRIBLE!"
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"The only downside is the battery life..."
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"I look forward to taking it to an open area with enough batteries for a good half hour of flight time."
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"I would definitely recommend getting extra batteries."
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"Even with the short battery life I would absolutely recommend this to everyone!"
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"I do recommend freezing the battery after use or at least cooling it before charging."
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"CONS:*Battery lasts about 6 minutes with decent wind and video recording."
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Blade

Blade:
"Horrible drone blade stopped spinning after first take off and on top of all was a 30th birthday gift!"
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"- The plastic around the blades makes it easy to survive crashes- Hard to break it, and there are even replacement blades included if you somehow do- Charging time is only an hour- Buy it for fun with friends and family, nothing professional for filming contests- The price is fair for what you get"
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"I bought extra blades just in case but it comes with 4 extra blades- I guess I missed that note when I bought it."
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"With the blade protector none of the blades have broken even with the learning how to fly crashes."
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"Replaced the blade laterI'm having so much fun I'm considering, like many others, getting into the UAV business."
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"I had to replace one blade after a few months, but other than that, no problems."
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"He has put it belly-up on the roof of the house several times, it still flies and hasn't broken a blade yet."
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")It also has the extra weight of the plastic body (flexi-flimsy but suitable crash attenuator and good visual reference for blades) so as the battery gets tired the handling can get sloppy but that's your battery level indicator... it WILL fly longer if you avoid using the white lights and learn to hand launch (pop up gently with right hand as if releasing bird, with left thumb on throttle) once you master hovering."
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"The blades are well protected and the lightness prevents from having extremely high impact collisions."
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Break

Break:
"If you have problem with battery falling out after a hard landing, break toothpick in half and insert on top of battery for better stability."
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"- The plastic around the blades makes it easy to survive crashes- Hard to break it, and there are even replacement blades included if you somehow do- Charging time is only an hour- Buy it for fun with friends and family, nothing professional for filming contests- The price is fair for what you get"
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"I will be really surprised if i break this thing without being able to do a quick repair."
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"The pros far out way the cons:PRO - inexpensive Ready to Fly with video too Easy to learn to fly Hard to break when crashed (30 crashes from 50+ feet and still works fine) Easy to recover if about to crashCONS - Very light weight so any breeze will carry it away Battery life (8 to 10 minutes of flying time per battery) - order CRW 500mAh 3.7V Battery(5PCS) for UDI U818A RC Quadcopter with Extra 1 to 5 Charge Cable JST Plug (-$25) Instructions poorly translated (luckily you really do not need them)I have gone back and purchased 2 more for my brothers and they say it's a flippin' BLAST."
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"Seems flimsy and easy to break."
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"Very flimsy and breaks easy."
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"Still, for the money this is a pretty good product and it took me 4 months to finally break it."
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"- The plastic around the blades makes it easy to survive crashes- Hard to break it, and there are even replacement blades included if you somehow do- Charging time is only an hour- Buy it for fun with friends and family, nothing professional for filming contests- The price is fair for what you get"
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"for under $90 this baby flies, takes great videos and refuses to break no matter how many roofs, trees, or swimming pools you run into."
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"Breaks easily."
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"When I first unboxed it, I was pretty worried it was going to break easily, it feels really flimsy, as it turns out this is an strength, everything flexes and bends easily, which comes in really handy as you bounce it off wall, the ceiling, and everything else in range, drop from 7 feet landing upside down on a concrete floor, no problem, just flip it over and go again."
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Button

Button:
"I still haven't managed to look down and press the photo video buttons without losing control of it - but that's part of the challenge."
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"3) Know The Controller, Directions, buttons, the lights are benign but if you press the stunt button by mistake near a tree your climbing or crying!"
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"There is no way to accurately steer this device despite the mass of confusing trim buttons and modes on the controller."
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"But after about half a dozen flights (1 hour total flying time), I'm definitely getting the hang of it and am able to hover fairly well and even flip some some 360s (there is a 360 button on the controller that works like a champ).Mine came with a 2GB micro SD card and a USB cable so you can hook it right up to your computer and pull the photos and videos off."
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"Love the automatic tricks it can do with a press of a button."
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"The 360 button in a nice add on to get some nice tricks in."
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"I love the fact that you can even do a 360* at the push of a button."
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"The buttons are laid out very well."
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Cable

Cable:
"I returned it because the cord to charge the battery was broke and it wouldn't fly"
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"Charging cord broke at the plug on the first weekend."
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"There is a cord that should extrude from the bottom casing - a flimsy circular plastic cover, under this cover the plug was discovered."
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"P. S.: The cord you plug the battery into is hidden in the middle of quad just under the plastic lip."
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"The only issue he has had was a hard to find cord to attach the battery (it was tucked away inside the motor housing)."
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"Highly recommend buying extra batteries and the charging cord to sustain flight time."
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"Connecting the ship to a computer is as easy as plugging in the included USB cable."
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"With the usb cable it downloads very nicely into my computer."
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"There was a problem with the port in my unit where you connect the USB wire in the drone, some shoddy manufacturing resulted in a bit of plastic blocking me from inserting the cord all the way, but a fine pointy object I was able to fix that."
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"Pictures and video transfer via usb with the included cord, expect best results in full sunlight."
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Camera

Camera:
"I like it, it's sample to use but the camera is not clear."
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"It's not a great quality camera by any means, but it's fine for what it is."
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"The camera takes a crappy picture, but what do up expect for this price?"
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"Camera is not a great as it looks in video I reasearched."
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"The camera is okay, not great."
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"Instructions were not clear on the camera."
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"It flies great and the camera takes great picutres and video."
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"The camera had no audio and that is a downside to me."
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"The video camera works very well and has clear picture! "
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"The video quality was decent for a small camera."
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"Great videos as well as still pics with stock camera."
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Case

Case:
"I bought extra blades just in case but it comes with 4 extra blades- I guess I missed that note when I bought it."
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"Im beyond livid that I bought this when it was $90 spent $30 on a cheap case that broke $15 on a replacement parts kit and $5 on a new battery that lasts maybe 3 minutes and Im getting horrible performance."
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"It comes with spare parts and in the manual there is an order form in case any parts get broken, so a simple order and you're up and flying in no-time again."
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"I have raised a star for OVER-ALL VALUE to 3 stars, but due to high amount of defects I have seen in other reviews,that was validated in my own case, plus the ridiculous shipping times for all related replacement parts or accessories,it would be hard to recommend any higher."
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"The blade tip punctured the outer case which ruined the battery."
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"Simple with some nice features, and inexpensive in case it got thrashed."
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"Steering is a little dull but overall fly's well, the case works well to protect the blades but its flimsyt"
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"Anything that makes her happy I rate as a 10, or in this case, 5 Stars."
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"This is my first quad copter, and have yet to get it down ,or up,but sure to get it together soon and watch what Battery's you buy for extras as some don't last ,but have had the thing in the trees off the roof and have had no problems with it ,it is very tuff ,and went and got the case for it , love it !"
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"I got the case for it as well and I'd recommend it."
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Charge

Charge:
"I ordered 2 units both had a rotor fail within a few charges ."
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"If there are any negatives (minor) is that the battery life is very short (15 min max) but I dont think that can be helped as any bigger battery would cause a weight problem, and the unit charges quickly anyway."
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"Seriously folks, for a 1st timer (teen to adult) this machine is easy to use, runs for a good 8-10 minutes between charges and has proven to be all but indestructible!"
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"I've been lucky with each quad none had had any problems and all arrived in excellent shape and test flew with the charges the batteries had."
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"This is my first quadcopter, and within 1-2 charges (1.5hrs or so, 7-10 min of playing with the drone) I was easily able to do basic laps around the yard after practicing inside."
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"It took about 3 charges before the motors all worked well enough to control it easily."
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"Battery charges quickly so you can keep enjoying it."
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Charging

Charging:
"Arrived missing charger."
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"Problems I had:-The charger is supposed to have a red light when charging and change to green when done charging."
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"The downside is that the battery is absolute cr*p (horrible built quality and unpredictable charging) so please order some spare batteries along with the unit."
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"I returned it because the cord to charge the battery was broke and it wouldn't fly"
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"Wrong battery charger packed."
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"Thankfully the battery does not take very long to charge either so we are able to fly it several times a day."
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"Copter is fun to fly, a full charge lasts maybe 10-15 minutes."
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"I also picked up a 5-way charger, which I love."
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"Also charge time is too long and you may even buy a spare charger as well."
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"love it...but charge time is too long and doesn't stay charged for long"
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Control

Control:
"It takes good photos and videos it's a little hard to control or perhaps I suck meh but it's great for outdoor."
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"This is a drone that I would not recommend buying because it's not good for out weather it will lose control in the wind"
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"Flies good and all, but a bit hard to control, especially in windy weather."
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"But what was most frustrating for him was the lack of the ability to control the thing."
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"No matter how hard he tried, it was not very easy to control."
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"I still haven't managed to look down and press the photo video buttons without losing control of it - but that's part of the challenge."
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"It takes good photos and videos it's a little hard to control or perhaps I suck meh but it's great for outdoor."
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"Easy to control."
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"This is my first attempt as flying any type of quadcopter but this one is very easy to learn how to control using mode 1."
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"Flies good and all, but a bit hard to control, especially in windy weather."
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"Very good and quick shippingVery touchy on the controls, also too light to be really stable but for the price it is fun."
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Controller

Controller:
"Two of the controller switches were broken"
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"The controller screen has a bit of information on it, which is not well described in the manual, but is easy to figure out."
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"The big problem is in how the controller works."
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"Wow, what fun and easy to use (not for ages 1-13) you put your fingers in the wrong place a turn on th controller and chop, chop chop."
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"Also, I had a problem with connecting the controller to the quad, but I found a solution."
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"Following the directions (which are a horrible translation) will still result in a failed attempt to communicate the controller with the quadcopter."
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"But after about half a dozen flights (1 hour total flying time), I'm definitely getting the hang of it and am able to hover fairly well and even flip some some 360s (there is a 360 button on the controller that works like a champ).Mine came with a 2GB micro SD card and a USB cable so you can hook it right up to your computer and pull the photos and videos off."
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"Built quality is decent with the ability to trim and calibrate controller sticks."
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"The controller works well and lets you control the camera, led spot light, and does automatic 360's."
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"All functions are mapped out easily on the controller."
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"It does work - taking pics or video is easily triggered right from the controller."
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Crash

Crash:
"Crashed it probably 30 times so far and minimal damage."
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"Update: crashed one into lake today (totally my fault) it floated at least ten minutes."
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"At first this appears to be a great buy but after only a few lights, the propellers were no longer aligned and so causing the copter not able to fly level and crashes to the ground."
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"The plastic is a bit flimsy but that may be good for absorbing impact when it crashes."
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"fun toy, but broke on crash landing"
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"Crashing this a few times will damage the battery."
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"One thing that's surprised me so far is how well it's taken some pretty rough crashes - not a broken part yet!"
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"Crashed it 100s of times very hard, and it's still great."
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"The thing is so light and rugged that it would easily survive the crash."
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"My first one so i have crashed it countless times and it still flys great and hovers nice and stable."
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"The protectors are good to prevent crashing indoors, but if the copter flies very hard into a wall, it still may crash."
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Design

Design:
"-It is fairly flimsy flexible, but the design seems moderately sturdy forgiving for such a delicate instrument."
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"Something about the design of this thing is wrong."
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"I've noticed no defects or substantial design problems."
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"It is a cool design which I guess protects the blades from damage while flying it."
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"Nice design, very lightweight."
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"I've flown the quad about 40 times since I took it out of the box, i'm very happy with the design, components, and operations of the quad."
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"It's cheaply made but well designed and easy to fly."
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"Good design."
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"First off - I'll say the design is good and it does withstand some rough landings with no apparent problems but that's where the good ends with this guy."
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Expectation

Expectation:
"First of all: If a person is buying something like this with much expectation, he she may be disappointed."
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"Exceeded expectations."
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"This exceeded my expectations!"
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"For well under $100, my expectations for the onboard HD video camera were downright LOW."
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"com 2014 12 28 teischans-udi-u818a-quadcopter-drone-for-christmas-2014-has-been-an-unqualified-success Yes, I would still buy it for $90.Real nice when a 'toy' delivers on its promise and expectations."
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"I had read good reviews and it is delivering on those expectations."
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Flight-time

Flight-time:
"The only downfall is you get maybe 10 minutes of flight time which is really disappointing because the drone is so fun to fly."
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"But sadly one of the motors failed after about 30 seconds of flight time."
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"Its a greay drone for starter flyers but the only problem is you get about 8 minutes of flight time."
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"It's fun and challenging to learn to fly this quadcopter, but after about 2 hours of flight time (and many many battery recharges), the bearings or brushes in the motors are worn to a point where the motors won't freely move without clicking."
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"HAVE ORDERED 2 OF THESE QUADS (LIKE A DUMMY) HAD LESS THAN .5 HR FLIGHT TIME ON # 2 AND ONE OF THE MOTORS FAILED."
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"The only problem is a short flight time."
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"I look forward to taking it to an open area with enough batteries for a good half hour of flight time."
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"The only downfall is you get maybe 10 minutes of flight time which is really disappointing because the drone is so fun to fly."
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"With the little flight time we had, I could see this was going to be a fun little entry-level bird, but the risk of it going haywire if it gets out of range is too great."
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"short flight time, but worked well."
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"Pretty solid, good flight time, easy to learn, have crashed several times with minimal ill effects."
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Flying

Flying:
"The only downfall is you get maybe 10 minutes of flight time which is really disappointing because the drone is so fun to fly."
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"This is my first attempt as flying any type of quadcopter but this one is very easy to learn how to control using mode 1."
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"It's a lot of fun, hard to learn how to fly because just as you start to get the hang of it the battery dies."
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"We use it often, mostly just for flying around the house (which I do not recommend in a small home)."
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"Flies good and all, but a bit hard to control, especially in windy weather."
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"It's fun and challenging to learn to fly this quadcopter, but after about 2 hours of flight time (and many many battery recharges), the bearings or brushes in the motors are worn to a point where the motors won't freely move without clicking."
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"It fun to fly on a still day with very little breeze."
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"The video is not super high def and the wind blows this sucker around like whoa, but it's really fun to fly when there is no wind and the imagery is a bonus :)"
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"After a few days of taking the drone out my husband is now very good at flying it around (I still need improvement)."
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"Thankfully the battery does not take very long to charge either so we are able to fly it several times a day."
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"The only downfall is you get maybe 10 minutes of flight time which is really disappointing because the drone is so fun to fly."
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Guard

Guard:
"My only complaint is the plastic guard does wrap easily but just leave it upside down in the sun for an hour to straighten it out."
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"I did this after we finished, and just a tip that the rotors are labeled (white A B and Black A B).The downside to the guards is that they catch the wind."
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"Comes with extra propellers and has a guard underneath to protect it from damage if it lands on the ground too hard"
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"My only complaint is the plastic guard does wrap easily but just leave it upside down in the sun for an hour to straighten it out."
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"When you remove the guard, it becomes much easier to fly in the wind, but definitely more vulnerable to damage."
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"The guards work really well."
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"One side note I was only able to make this work by removing the blade guard."
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"The quad flies good (after some practice), but with the prop guards on the wind really pushes it around."
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Hovering

Hovering:
"I used this quad copter for about 15 minutes - a little challenging and touchy getting a hover, but seemed to be working well."
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"unable to get the drone to hover and impossible to control ."
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"However I haven't seemed to be able to get it truly hovering in place without some active work on the sticks."
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"My only complaint is an inability so achieve a lengthy hover and controlled direction able flight."
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"Only drawback is that it can't keep itself level or hovering in the same spot even after tinkering with the settings."
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"Just learning to hover it is a challenge (at least for me)."
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"But after about half a dozen flights (1 hour total flying time), I'm definitely getting the hang of it and am able to hover fairly well and even flip some some 360s (there is a 360 button on the controller that works like a champ).Mine came with a 2GB micro SD card and a USB cable so you can hook it right up to your computer and pull the photos and videos off."
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"Very stable in flight controls, very easy to hover, and move over from side to side."
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"I used this quad copter for about 15 minutes - a little challenging and touchy getting a hover, but seemed to be working well."
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"Reason for only 3 stars: battery only last 7-9 minues with a full charge; video recordings are almost worthless; pictures are only good, at best, when drone is hovering."
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"If you can hover smoothly you are doing pretty well."
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Maneuverable

Maneuverable:
"Very light which lends itself to less damage from many crash landings while learning how to maneuver."
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"Once i got used to it on mode 1 i changed to mode 2 and it made it much faster and easier to maneuver."
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"MUCH EASIER THEN OUR SMALLER ONE TO MANEUVER GETS UP HIGHER SINCE IT'S MORE BALANCED AS WELL"
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"Been using it quite a bit, flies great and once you figure out how to maneuver it mode 2 is even better."
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"I'd like to be able to successfully maneuver it around the house."
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"Easy to control and maneuver."
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Manual

Manual:
"Also, another more minor gripe, the instruction manual is absolute junk."
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"Their manual is a joke, diagrams unclear, text horrible use of the English language, like using bosom for center of quadcopter."
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"Its great, but: Missing this, missing that, didn't get a manual, got a manual but its in Chinese on and on."
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"Only complaint was the user's manual being absolutely horrible, translation was pathetic."
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"The first problem is the manual that comes with it."
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"But, good luck with the manual."
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"The set up is easy enough for any body to figure out, still you would need a manual to make sure you are not doing anything wrong."
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"-Amazingly clear HD videoCons:-the manual... oh boy, the manual."
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"It is too bad that the maker does not answer questions or post a well written manual online."
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Motor

Motor:
"Flew it approximately 8 times and one of the motors failed."
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"But sadly one of the motors failed after about 30 seconds of flight time."
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"Not sure if the motors were getting weak or what."
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"HAVE ORDERED 2 OF THESE QUADS (LIKE A DUMMY) HAD LESS THAN .5 HR FLIGHT TIME ON # 2 AND ONE OF THE MOTORS FAILED."
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"Got to fly it one time and it broke the motors are cheap it was sent back for a refund"
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"On the second flight one of the motors failed and I now have an unflyable craft."
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"I will probably run this until it dies completely, then buy a good quality quadcopter with brushless motors."
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"There is not any damage in the propellers and motors or gears."
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"I will get back to you as soon as I burn out a motor or two... good Luck to all!"
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"The motors have done fine with mine, and I have see replacement motors on Amazon for this quad as well."
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"Only used it twice and one of the motors went out, the seller had no problem sending me a new motor."
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Packaging

Packaging:
"Like many of the other reviews, the battery charger in my package also broke - after the first charge on the first day of use."
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"there's no trouble shooting included in the packaging if anything goes wrong."
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"Very good product it's easy to use easy to fly right out of the box packaging was good and came fast"
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"Packaging was in great shape, and setup was VERY simple."
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"When I received package all appeared well charged battery but when I turned it on only 3 propellers worked."
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"Package came on time, everything was there, works great right out of the box (just need some AA batteries for the remote).In zero wind, it drifts around a little bit, but not bad."
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"The entire affair arrives beautifully packaged, ready to fly and gives the impression of a serious flying model."
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Pilot

Pilot:
"FYI for new pilots, this is very difficult to keep stable and is hard to fly smoothly, however if when you upgrade to something like a DJI, its a thousand times easier to fly and very precise, so dont think you cant do it if it is very challenging to you."
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"1st- I should explain that I'm a terrible pilot of this thing."
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"Please note this is in no way directed at the seller nor the delivery service, its just the device is junk.. or I'm really a terrible pilot but I think its just the drone is about as stable as a nitro glycerin filled tennis ball."
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"great control and easy to pilot."
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"It flies really well and will be fine for a beginner pilot."
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"It's surprisingly durable (my 7-year-old is the primary pilot), takes really cool pictures and video, goes ridiculously high (and I mean, hard-to-see high) without losing communication with the remote, and it's just fun."
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"It is well built and flies nicely when controlled but you MUST pilot it all the time."
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"This is definitely much, much easier to pilot than an RC helicopter."
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Plastic

Plastic:
"The plastic is a bit flimsy but that may be good for absorbing impact when it crashes."
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"My only complaint is the plastic guard does wrap easily but just leave it upside down in the sun for an hour to straighten it out."
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"The only really confusing thing is that the battery plug is tucked under the plastic flap when you unbox the drone, so i had trouble trying to plus the battery into the camera's USB port."
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"This quad is very light and the propeller protectors are lightweight pliable plastic and very flimsy."
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"Quad flys ok, its made of flimsy plastic that doesn't allow it much lift."
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"AS for the plugins, they were hard to find but that was okay just had to look under the plastic to find the wire tucked away."
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"Its shield is made of plastic and its really durable."
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"The plastic is a bit flimsy but that may be good for absorbing impact when it crashes."
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"My only complaint is the plastic guard does wrap easily but just leave it upside down in the sun for an hour to straighten it out."
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"- The plastic around the blades makes it easy to survive crashes- Hard to break it, and there are even replacement blades included if you somehow do- Charging time is only an hour- Buy it for fun with friends and family, nothing professional for filming contests- The price is fair for what you get"
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"I am used to helis that fly about 8 to 10 min., video works well, I probably have about 50 flights on it now and not a problem, outer plastic is very flimsy but can really take a beating, a blast to fly."
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Practice

Practice:
"great practice drone, can't beat the price,UPDATEIt WAS a great practice drone, one of the motors failed."
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"Beware of flying outdoors on windy days without some practice because it's very easy to land on a neighbor's roof (happened several times) or tree (happened several times)."
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"He said it is kind of hard to fly, but I bet with some practice it will become easier."
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"It was not the easiest to fly and may take some practice."
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"It takes a little practice to learn how to fly it smoothly."
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"Take your time, practice first (and not indoors, really) and enjoy."
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"My impression so far is that it flies nearly the same as my F450, making it perfect for practice."
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"Went to fly it and found out that flying quads takes some practice (but it looks so easy on the internet!"
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"A great drone to practice with before going to a more expensive one."
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Price

Price:
"The camera takes a crappy picture, but what do up expect for this price?"
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"Video quality isn't great, but what can you expect for the price."
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"the camera isn't the best but for the price its a good drone"
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"Got to fly it one time and it broke the motors are cheap it was sent back for a refund"
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"The camera video quality isn't that great but you can't expect a whole lot in this price range."
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"For the price, you wont regret it."
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"As I said with the wind issue, I won't deduct any stars for that because this still delivers great for the price."
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"For a cheap little quadcopter it is great."
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"Best quadcopter for the money yet."
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"reasonable price."
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"After purchasing this quad copter for my 16 year old son I have to say it is a Great Quad Copter at a great price."
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Propeller

Propeller:
"Propeller Broken and since we live in Montana and didn't use it soon enough, because indoors is unacceptable, we are out our money."
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"The propellers are set up wrong I think."
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"This quad is very light and the propeller protectors are lightweight pliable plastic and very flimsy."
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"It had the incorrect propellers on the wrong engines (facing the wrong way)."
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"Comes with extra propellers and has a guard underneath to protect it from damage if it lands on the ground too hard"
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"The only problem that is that the PCB is fail and 1 of the propeller lost conntact sometimes."
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"Keep away from moss, it loves to get stuck in propeller shafts."
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"I've flown it quite extensively, and the propellers attached have held up to a good battering from outdoor flight, for this quadrocopter IS NOT suited for the wind."
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"There is not any damage in the propellers and motors or gears."
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"worked great although one propeller motor stopped so sent back and got refund."
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"The quad flies good (after some practice), but with the prop guards on the wind really pushes it around."
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Quality

Quality:
"It's not a great quality camera by any means, but it's fine for what it is."
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"it's not the best quality"
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"Not a bad little toy, but it is made in China, so not of the best quality."
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"Very flimsy quality."
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"Video quality isn't great, but what can you expect for the price."
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"The downside is that the battery is absolute cr*p (horrible built quality and unpredictable charging) so please order some spare batteries along with the unit."
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"Once we got the videos loaded to the computer I was actually quite impressed with how good the quality is."
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"I love it, very fun and inexpensive, with great video quality."
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"Great quality for the price."
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"I will probably run this until it dies completely, then buy a good quality quadcopter with brushless motors."
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"The video quality was decent for a small camera."
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Range

Range:
"Very disappointed in the transmitter range."
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"It also does not have very good range."
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"Battery life is a little disappointing and the range of the control is limited a little more than expected."
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"I wrecked it a couple of times and did zero damage, I flew it out of range and it fell from at-least 20 feet, not a scratch and It bounced back into action with no hiccups."
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"With the little flight time we had, I could see this was going to be a fun little entry-level bird, but the risk of it going haywire if it gets out of range is too great."
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"So, visual distance matters and the range on this thing is perfect for that."
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"Not very resilient or much range, but a great product for the price."
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"It will gain a surprising amount of altitude outdoors and it's pretty easy to get out of range and lose control of it."
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"This is good to know as if it goes out of range it will merely drop until reacquiring the transmitter or hitting the ground."
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Recording

Recording:
"I have managed to get a few recordings but there is a glitch in the camera."
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"Camera recording resets on any link glitch."
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"Recording is easy and flight is fast to sync."
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"CONS:*Battery lasts about 6 minutes with decent wind and video recording."
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"It has relatively good battery life even with the video recording or not recording, honestly I don't know, with crash time I get about 15 minutes flight time."
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"Reason for only 3 stars: battery only last 7-9 minues with a full charge; video recordings are almost worthless; pictures are only good, at best, when drone is hovering."
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"It's very neat to see the UDI U818A rise as if on an invisible elevator and hover silently at an impressive altitude and all the while recording that marvelous video."
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Rotor

Rotor:
"I did this after we finished, and just a tip that the rotors are labeled (white A B and Black A B).The downside to the guards is that they catch the wind."
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"I ordered 2 units both had a rotor fail within a few charges ."
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"If you are hand carrying this and apply power you will see the various rotors throttle up & down as it attempts to level off."
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"One thing to note is that if you throttle down completely or too much it will not be able to adjust the rotor speeds."
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"My only real complaint with ours is one of the rotors had a malfunction right out of the box."
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"Years ago I picked up a small RC helicopter in China and enjoyed it right up until its first outdoor flight, when it crashed into a tree and broke the rotor."
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"I've even tried a couple of times to chop off my fingers, the rotors just stop, and the design compensates to insure no damage is done to the rotors or blades or fingers."
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Size

Size:
"We use it often, mostly just for flying around the house (which I do not recommend in a small home)."
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"I had one of the really cheap small quads before and it wouldn't trim so i got frustrated with it and lost interest."
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"Lower quality Video (but still great for the price)Not really good for small area indoors flying."
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"I had trouble with this on mode 1 but mode 2 allows much more control and it's faster ( recommended to atleast try mode1) It was the second day of using it and it landed on a couple of steps across my street and the small plastic arch that held up the propeller broke internally and it caused the one propeller to slightly arch down."
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"This is our second experience with R C equipment the first being two very small choppers (huge disappointment! )"
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"The video quality was decent for a small camera."
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"I found the quality of the video to be really good for such a small camera and low price."
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"Considering how popular the really small quads have become, it is nice to have a cheap larger one."
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"Run time is pretty good for such a small battery."
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"The front of the quad can be identified from the ground with two small winglets which are easy to pick out from the ground."
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Transmitter

Transmitter:
"Very disappointed in the transmitter range."
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"Pros: - Easy to fly and handles well inside the house - Decent quality video and images - Despite numerous crashes, no damage and continues to fly perfectlyCons: - Does not do well in wind outdoors... no more than 3 mph - Transmitter fails when quad is more that 100 feet away"
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"The UA5 Transmitter does work as good as it could."
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"The transmitter pairs easily with the 818."
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"Considering that the UFO, camera and transmitter sells for under $100, please don't expect to shoot a feature film or TV commecial with this rig."
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"Shooting a video or stills are a snap and requires only a touch of the button on the remote control transmitter (which, by the way is simple, self-explanatory and and impressive with its illuminated display."
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"Great quadcopter has nice and stable controls has a nice transmitter included nice speed and power"
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Tree

Tree:
"Years ago I picked up a small RC helicopter in China and enjoyed it right up until its first outdoor flight, when it crashed into a tree and broke the rotor."
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"After all, the unit weighs less than the birds I've scared out of their trees a couple of times."
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"I got it stuck up in a tree and it stayed there for a week in negative 10 degrees."
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"I give it two stars because when the wind grabbed it and threw it into a tree, nothing was even remotely damaged"
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"And I don't recommend flying indoors much if you have a Christmas tree or lots of chairs and stuff around that you don't want knocked over."
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"This is the BEST product that I've ever bought off of amazon it's awesome unfortunately I got it stuck in a tree on the second day but a month later after all the rain and wind it came down and still flys and works perfect just be careful for wind."
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"It does not hold its charge very long but given the fact that it was up in a tree for two or three months, that was simply amazing."
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"He has had to climb many trees to retrieve it but he has had loads if fun."
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"I have no experience flying any sort of remote controlled anything, so it's been a real learning curve for me, but this sucker is pretty sturdy considering how many trees it's been crashed into."
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"They make videos of our neighborhood and house, you need to land softly, however if fell down couple of times got entangled in the trees (had to be banged down to the floor) and it is still working well."
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"It worked really well until I got it stuck in a tree"
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Video

Video:
"It takes good photos and videos it's a little hard to control or perhaps I suck meh but it's great for outdoor."
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"Camera is not a great as it looks in video I reasearched."
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"I'd recommend getting a better micro SD card though cause occasionally videos wont play due to file errors."
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"This one is weak and takes pretty bad, choppy, videos that frequently cut out."
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"Video quality isn't great, but what can you expect for the price."
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"It is not necessarily easy to use the video, I like that the display lets you know when you are in video mode, but you have to push the camera button to record, stop and download, so I never knew when I was actually recording."
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"I love the videos and pictures I have taken and they are quite good in my opinion, especially given the cost of the equipment."
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"It takes good photos and videos it's a little hard to control or perhaps I suck meh but it's great for outdoor."
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"I was very excited to take some videos with it which was very easy to do."
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"the videos are great!"
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"I was trying to get some amazing video footage of the neighborhood from very high up."
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Weight

Weight:
"Since is is very lightweight, any wind will make it a challenge to fly, or...make it more fun....either way."
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"Also the weight, or lack thereof makes it very hard to fly when it's windy."
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"This quad is very light and the propeller protectors are lightweight pliable plastic and very flimsy."
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"The only drawback is it being lightweight and not good for flying on windy days."
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"My only complaint is it is a bit lightweight."
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"Doesn't do good in wind but it doesn't weigh anything so not surprised."
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"Too lightweight to really be fun to use other than somewhere large indoors."
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"Sturdy, lightweight, fun to fly, and a good way to learn how to manually control a quad."
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"Nice design, very lightweight."
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"Have a great flight-someday might go up in weight and what it will do but still having fun learning from this one IF only I could figure out the camera part."
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"For the weight and cost though you will not be too disappointed, just dont expect GoPro quality shots & videos."
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Wind

Wind:
"This is a drone that I would not recommend buying because it's not good for out weather it will lose control in the wind"
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"Wind is extremely hard to fly in so stay in mode 2 if flying in the wind."
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"A little hard to fly in any wind."
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"The only downside is that wind can really take this thing for a joy ride."
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"If you are standing in the middle of a football field and there is no wind, this is great."
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"It is so light that it really doesn't handle wind well at all, but I will not deduct stars for that because I knew that going into the purchase."
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"The video is not super high def and the wind blows this sucker around like whoa, but it's really fun to fly when there is no wind and the imagery is a bonus :)"
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"I quickly learned that this thing would be moved very easily by the wind because it was so light."
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"CONS:*Battery lasts about 6 minutes with decent wind and video recording."
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"First time I flew it, I didn't really know what I was doing, had it like 100 feet up, wind took it over the woods and I was pretty sure it was destroyed."
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Wire

Wire:
"Directions are unclear - red wire for battery is hidden under base - no idea how the camera works"
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"The drone itself seemed flimsy with exposed wires and a cheap cover over the processor."
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"But the battery provided had the incorrect wire harness to connect to the device."
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"Wires broke and popped out after just a few runs."
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"The wires are hidden under a flimsy piece of paper."
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"There was a problem with the port in my unit where you connect the USB wire in the drone, some shoddy manufacturing resulted in a bit of plastic blocking me from inserting the cord all the way, but a fine pointy object I was able to fix that."
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"Either it does not charge or the flimsy wire is not connected properly."
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"IMPORTANT:If you are buying spare batteries and chargers like i will be doing, please don't buy the chargers that are just 1 wire split into 5 plugs!"
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"If it would lift enough wire I might even be able to figure out a way of sending the control signals up the wire."
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"Would be kinda nice if they shipped it with the wire hanging out already, but they don't so dig a little bit and you will get it."
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"Setup was easy, just had to fish the wire for the battery to connect to out from underneath the protective underbelly."
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