This quad is a remodelling of the similarly excellent 509g that JXD launched last year. Whilst the performance is relatively unchanged it’s been given a complete makeover to give it an aggressively futuristic design.
The transmitter has an additional bolt on LCD screen which is powered by an internal rechargeable battery. Not only does it have an LCD screen but it’s also shielded by a rather clever pop up sun shade.
The main t/x unit uses 4 x AA batteries. The transmitter couldn’t be easier to use as all of the function keys are clearly marked with their associated functions.
This drone, unlike some cheaper alternatives, uses 5.8g technology to connect the drone camera to the LCD so there’s none of the lag associated with similar Wi-Fi FPV drones. The 2mp HD camera unit also takes a MicroSD card to capture high quality photos and videos.
The quad uses a 3.7v 600mAh battery which is good for about 6-8 minutes flight time.
3D flips and rolls are achievable by pushing down a button on the right shoulder of the transmitter and pushing the right throttle lever in the direction that you want it to go. Other features such as one key return and headless mode are also available by pushing down on the corresponding button on the transmitter. It really couldn’t be any simpler!
The 510g also has barometric altitude hold, which works extremely well; within 0.5m when altitude is over 1.5m. The left throttle lever controls the altitude and all you need to do to activate the hover mode is to release the lever at the desired height and allow it to settle back into the default centre position.
In summary, I’m extremely impressed with this drone. It looks good and it flies incredibly well. Unfortunately I’ve been unable to put it to a full performance field test as the weather in the UK has been awful recently and no good at all for drone flying.
I’ll post Part 2 – Maiden Flight and FPV Test of this review as soon as I’m able to. I’m partly interested to see if the jello effect rumours about the camera are true but even if they are there are plenty of mod videos on here to sort it out.
I’m so impressed with this drone that it’s my current favourite and edges ahead of the recently reviewed X601H because of the quality of the 5.8g video transmission, which allows for stills and videos to be captured on the 4GB MicroSD card, which is included. It’s slightly smaller, at approximately 30cm across, but it’s performance is so good and its undeniably nice to look at that its smaller footprint is easily forgiven.
The 510g was kindly provided for this review by Unipro Tek at Amazon. UK buyers can get it here:
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