If you are looking for a micro quadcopter drone that's suitable for a beginner and powerful enough for someone who's into racing quadcopter then this model maybe just what you are looking for.
You could say this is the latest generation of micro fpv quadcopters. This one - model number blh8580 - is bind and fly and no assembly is required and beginners do not have to fiddle around with DIY kits. It comes included with the camera and video transmitter and LED tail light . The propellers come with installed propeller guards - which means you can bounce this thing of walls while flying and it will not be damaged . And you will not injure yourself or anyone else either .
And these drones are very well suited for racing and some stunts as well . You can reverse the motor direction pretty fast - which means you can flip this drone upright right after crashing into a building or a tree. Which is pretty impressive technology. So if you happened to crash the drone, you will not have to walk to retrieve it. Just reverse the motors and you'll flip the quad - and it's ready to take to the skies again.
If you want a multirotor to race or perform stunts, you can turn off self leveling . And then you can make full use of the powerful, 8mm electric motors and perform acrobatics.
It also has altitude hold flight mode - which will enable you to maintain the drone at a certain altitude from the ground - and this should help a lot of beginners avoid crashes.
Note : You will need a HAM licence to operate a video transmitter in the United States
You will need to buy if 4 or more channel Spektrum transmitter and a 5.8 gigahertz video headset or receiver.
You might also want to buy a few sets of spare batteries as the flight time is only around 4 to 6 minutes.
It has a 1S 200mW power battery and relatively large propellers and the flight time is between 4 and 6 minutes .
Included also is a really tiny micro fpv 600 TVL camera with a 140 deg field of view that delivers surprisingly crisp and clear images . The combo also includes at 32 channel, 25mw video transmitter and a dipole antenna.
And for those who are not using fpv goggles, the pre installed LED tail light should come in handy for line of sight flying
The frame is very lightweight yet durable . Motors and propellers are protected from damage that may occur in crashes buy ducted fans. And the video transmitter, the camera and the flight controller are enclosed in a canopy and thus fully protected . Which makes this very well suited for beginners who are still learning the ropes .
It would be an understatement to say the design is good. All of it comes in a package so very small that you can fly your drone in places you never would have believed possible in the past . And the stability mode gives you good control while flying the quad through tight, small spaces . Add a fpv monitor to the mix and the possibilities are left to your imagination . For the best possible and complete fpv experience, you would need to buy a fpv monitor .
The model BLH8500G from Blade comes bundled with the monitor. If you are an experienced drone pilot or racer who is ultra concerned with the performance and are looking for that a model that's designed to be a great blend of agility, control, sturdiness - and wouldn't mind investing a few extra bucks for an advanced version then the pro model might be just what you are looking for.
If you are really serious about your hobby, you would also want to take a look at the pro model and blh9680 on ebay or amazon - or maybe shop for them at your local toys store. Following the success of their earlier models like Blade Inductrix Tiny Whoop FPV Nano QX, Blade have introduced some newer RTF models recently. And one that comes bundled with a DVR and requires a 5+ channel Spektrum transmitter.
In review, while this certainly is a pretty powerful and tough little quad that's well suited for anyone interested in hobbies like drone racing and FPV, it's not perfect. You would not want to fly this in strong winds. This is just too small for such conditions. It's very well suited for indoor flying. Your kids can maneuver this thing around room dividers and chairs. Or over your kitchen sink while the dishes are being done, while watching it all through their FPV goggles or monitor. It's very nimble, powerful and tough. And yet safe.