It is official – I have received THE coolest gadget ever. I have had the opportunity to try out the UDI U818A-1 Discovery 2.4GHz 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with HD Camera – or as you and I like to call it, a drone. And yes, it does live up to the hype. I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun Riley and I have had with it.
It comes completely setup and assembled. The only thing required is to charge the battery and plug it into the drone. If you are going to use the camera or video function, you’ll need to install the mini card. We did have a bit of a learning curve figuring out how to fly it, but even that part was fun. And with practice we were able to master it in just a couple of days. Now we are both pros – and we argue over who gets to use it next.
The UDI U818A-1 Discovery 2.4GHz 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with HD Camera is well designed and very sturdy. We should know – it took a few hits when we were learning to fly it. But it is still in perfect condition, and we have been flying it for a couple of weeks now. We have taken several movies, and it is so cool to see our house, yard and street from overhead. The video is crisp and clear, and we even caught some good footage of us learning how to use the drone! There is a high capacity battery that takes about 90-120 minutes to recharge, and we got about 10 minutes of flying in at a time. That might not seem like long, but it is a good amount of time when you are practicing your RC flying skills.
I was worried that we would have trouble keeping the quadcopter balanced and flying correctly, but the design takes care of that. It has a 6-Axis Gyro that helps to keep the drone appropriately positioned and flying. Four-channel function allows you to take HD movies and photos, and to keep the drone stable. When you look at the video, there is barely any jiggle in the camera.
The remote is easy to use as well, even though it looks intimidating. It was pretty intuitive and allowed us to learn quickly. I’ve always been curious about radio controlled flight as a hobby – it looked fun, but seemed intimidating. The UDI U818A-1 Discovery 2.4GHz 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with HD Camera makes it easy though. It is quick to learn, but also gives you challenges to try to master, including flips and rolls (we are working our way up to them). Plus I loved that it gave Riley and me a chance to spend time together outside without computers or screens. We both enjoyed the UDI U818A-1 Discovery 2.4GHz 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with HD Camera, and plan to keep learning more complex tricks and to find new uses for the drone. It’s a great family hobby and fun for kids and adults alike.