LidiRC L15 FW Altitude Hold Camera Drone Flight Test Review16:23

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This low cost quadcopter looks like the Syma X5SC, but has the altitude hold and FPV features of the Syma X5HW. Buy it here for $39

Lightinthebox is offering free shipping on this from 14 to 21 September 2016. Also according to LITB, the free shipping is about 5-8 working days.The fast shipping is about 3-4 working days.

Pros
– Clone of both Syma X5SC but with Syma X5HW capabilities. Looks like the X5SC, but with altitude hold feature.
– Camera is pointed directly forward for horizon view.
– Uses widely available and cheap Syma X5C batteries.
– Includes on/off switch.
– Automatic landing.
– Stable yet maneuverable flier. Does very tight funnels
– Headless mode and one key return.
– Automatically lamds itself on battery depletion (does not drop from the sky).
– For automatic landings, the quadcopter knows when it’s on the ground and will automatically shut its motors down.
– Does not require FAA registration.

Cons
– Although the automatic landing feature worked, I could not get the automatic takeoff feature to work.
– Low resolution 640 x 480p recorded video. Both screen and recorded video becomes very laggy as distance to the quadcopter increases, with frozen and dropped frames. But this is true for most WiFi FPV fliers.
– Quadcopter’s motors are running in idle at all time. If you crahs, it’s very important to manually stop the motors with the controller (move and hold both sticks down and inboard), or you will risk damaging the motors.
– Although the quadcopter will land itself on loss of signal (LOS), its descent during LOS is very slow. There is a risk of flyaway if LOS occurs while flying high. As such, when you do fly high, make sure to fly upwind so that the quadcopter will descend toward you if LOS occurs.

Vendor’s Description:
Key Features
Function: Failsafe, Auto-Takeoff, One Key To Auto-Return, Hover, Access Real-Time Footage, 360°Rolling, Headless Mode

Camera Resolution:0.3MP
Brand: LiDiRC
Model: L15
Channel Number: 4CH
Gyro: 6 axis
Radio System: 2.4G
Color: White
Function: Failsafe, Auto-Takeoff, One Key To Auto-Return, Hover, Access Real-Time Footage, 360°Rolling, Headless Mode
Built-in camera: YES
IOS & Android System Control: Android, IOS
Camera Resolution: 0.3MP
Remote Control Distance: About 50-100m
Recharging Time: About 90mins
Flight time (Minutes): About 7-10 mins
Battery For Quadcopter: 3.7V 650mAh
Battery For Transmiter: 1.5V “AA” Batteries*4
Product Size: 39*39*12cm
Weight(kg): 0.6kg

Includes: Propeller Guards, Screwdriver, USB Cable, Blades, 1 Battery for Drone, Camera, Remote Controller, FPV Components, RC Quadcopter, Landing Legs

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