Amazon review of item: https://www.amazon.com/Function-Potensic-Altitude-Quadcopter-Monitor/dp/B01KJ0LTA0/ref=cm_rdp_product
Great 5.8Ghz FPV quad with altitude hold!
The newest quad from Potensic is the F183DH and it features a 5.8GHz FPV screen and altitude hold which both go hand in hand if you are looking for nice scenic views and not have to worry about taking your fingers off the throttle stick.
The quad flew very nicely right out the box, it was windy the day I flew it but a little trimming and ramping up the speed to around 80% made it a very capable flyer even with some wind blowing. The 5.8GHz screen transmits beautifully to the monitor; there is no lag at all and hardly any loss of reception at good distances. It handles smoothly on the turns and the altitude hold function works really well, you left of the left thumbstick and it hovers right in place. I’ve seen many other models claim to have altitude hold and when you let off the throttle the quad will drop a few feet and then hold, that’s not true altitude hold that is just the throttle stick trying to be held center.
It also has a return home button that will shoot back south like most of these buttons do and the flip function also performs well. It was really fun to fly and watch the FPV screen, I can see this making a great gift for a beginner who is looking to get into FPV flying, it is leaps and bounds better than using the 2.4GHz wifi with a cellphone.
*Very stable and easy to fly
*5.8GHz transmits perfectly to the screen
*Can hold its own in the wind
*Motors can only be engaged by holding the joysticks to the bottom left and bottom right corner (Left stick bottom left, Right stick bottom right)
*When landing if you continue to hold down on the throttle the motors will automatically disengage
*In an emergency situation you can also shut off the motors the same way you armed them
*Altitude hold works surprisingly well
*Longer battery life would be nice, but the plus side to this is Potensic includes a second battery!
*I’m not sure if this is by design or what, but the antenna for the controller is just sitting inside of the controller and not actually in the plastic antenna housing that sticks up from the controller. I disassembled my controller to inspect it and took the small antenna from the inside and fished it up into the plastic antenna housing.
*It may have just been the wind but I seen a lot of jello in my video. If you watch my video at times you may notice the wobbling or wiggling of the video feed and that is due to vibrations. That can be attributed to either the wind causing it or the plastic props need balanced. I ordered a Du-Bro 499 Tru-Spin Prop Balancer just the other day and when it arrives I’m going to balance the props that came with this quad and see if that helps the video feed.
Overall I think this is an excellent quadcopter with incredible potential! Do yourself a favor and go ahead and get you a few more batteries to have on hand, if you want more time in the air and more practice then you are going to need them. I received this quadcopter to test and review in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.