UDI 818A HD + RC Quadcopter Drone Review

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User Rating: 4.11 (6 votes)

Are you one of the untold number of people who have become fascinated with the latest hi-tech toy, the Drone? Chances are the answer is yes. Popping up everywhere from popular television shows and movies to the nightly news, these devices are gaining popularity at an astounding rate of speed. But as with any hot new product, especially with several models available, and many at astronomical prices, it is a good idea to do your homework before purchasing one for yourself or as a gift.

The UDI 818A HD + RC Quadcopter Drone is the latest in state-of-the-art drone technology. Equipped with an Intelligent Orientation Control (IOC) system, single-key Return Home function, 2mp HD video camera and 4gb Micro SD card, this quadcopter is definitely worth a closer look.

The UDI 818A Quadcopter is perfect for beginners because it is easy to control and has great stability. Taking videos in-flight is easy with a frame rate of 30 frames per second.

UDI 818A HD + RC Quadcopter Drone Review
UDI 818A HD + RC Quadcopter Drone

SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES

The UDI 818A Quadcopter features a six axis gyro stability flight system consisting of 3 accelerometers and 3 gyroscopes. This design ensures exact positioning of the Quadcopter. Expert feats possible with this device include full 360° eversion and 3D rolls and flips. The single-button control easily switches between Flight Modes 1 and 2. Flight Mode 1 features maximum gyro stability for those just starting out learning to use a drone; Flight Mode 2 delivers expert level control for more powerful wind resistance and more easily-performed movements and feats during flight.

The device’s HD video camera provides clear, crisp 1280 x 720 resolution with a frame rate of 30 frames per second for creating hi-resolution videos and pictures during flight. An upgraded 4 GB Micro SD card is included so that you can begin enjoying your new drone right away.

The HD+ Headless Mode provides an IOC (Intelligent Orientation Control) system which does away with the necessity for adjustment of the Quadcopter’s position prior to flying. This is especially beneficial to beginners since it reduces the sharpness of the learning curve. The Return Home function is a simple, one-key operation which makes it easy for your device to accurately find it’s way back to you.

Along with the awesome upgraded SD card, the UDI 818A also comes complete with two LiPo batteries, perfect for this product to ensure many hours of enjoyment. These batteries more than double the flying time of the Quadcopter. This added bonus combined with the device’s powerful motors give it longer and more accurate flight ability. The Quadcopter’s performance is further improved by the innovative protective frame constructed of elastic plastic which provides safety for the drone’s propellers while the drone is in flight. The design also acts as the perfect anti-collision safety feature.

An LCD screen displays full flight status via a 4 channel, 2.4 GHz transmitter. Two joysticks control the Quadcopter’s movements in all directions, while it’s 4-channel function controls flight for ease of operation and stability. When the battery finally begins to run low and alarm emits from the transmitter, and the batteries can then be charged with the handy USB charger which is also included. The Quadcopter weighs a very light one pound, perfect for all your flight projects.

The recommended age for use is 14 years and up.

THE GOOD

We are surprisingly pleased with the UDI 818A Quadcopter. Seasoned technicians who have had access to these types of hi-tech devices for years are singing the praises of this particular model. We are especially happy with its ease of use due to the super-responsive controls as well as the fact that it is consistent in flight rather than operating at an acceptable flight level for a short time before plummeting to the ground or into trees, walls, etc, as do many models.

For those users whose kids are a bit heavy-handed, this drone can withstand some pretty rough hits and crashes and remained intact and fully operational. The function keys are easy to understand and provide a high level of versatile movements and total control when executing each one. Its simplistic yet effective design is also something worthy of note.

THE BAD

The trim of the UDI 818A HD + RC Quadcopter is slightly difficult to adjust. Some reports express displeasure that the camera position is not adjustable and takes photos from only one angle. More serious concerns include the failure of at least one motor shortly after beginning use and the frailty of the design and materials, making the device susceptible to easy damage.

THE VERDICT

All in all, the UDI 818A Quadcopter Drone is widely recommended and highly praised as a fantastic drone device for all levels of user. It is an easy and educational drone for use by beginners and it is versatile and offers a wide variety of advanced options for more experienced users.
Best of all, the price is just right for a product of this type and quality. It is all-inclusive, so there are no extras to purchase before you can start enjoying your new drone. The possibilities with this awesome device are only as endless as the imagination.

UDI 818A HD + RC Quadcopter Drone Review
UDI 818A HD + RC Quadcopter Drone

Read our review on the DJI Phantom 3 Professional (Pro) 4K Drone by clicking here!

Are you one of the untold number of people who have become fascinated with the latest hi-tech toy, the Drone? Chances are the answer is yes. Popping up everywhere from popular television shows and movies to the nightly news, these devices are gaining popularity at an astounding rate of speed. But as with any hot new product, especially with several models available, and many at astronomical prices, it is a good idea to do your homework before purchasing one for yourself or as a gift. The UDI ...
8.7 Total Score

Build Quality
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8.5
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User Rating: 4.11 (6 votes)

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