WLtoys Q383 – C mini hexacopter
The WLtoys Q383 – C is a quite small hexacopter that has a 2MP 720p camera and it offers some pretty good features for a low price. There are some alternative and more expensive choices if you want. You could buy the B version for Wi-Fi FPV and the A version for a 5.8Ghz FPV. It all depends on what you’re planning to do with the drone and what expectations you have.
Specs & Features
- Made from ABS/PC, electronic components
- Get a 2.4Ghz Wireless RC
- The average control distance is 60 to 80 meters
- It has a battery of 3.7V 500mAh that is included
- Average flight time of about 5 to 6 minutes
- The average charging time is around 90 minutes
- Video shooting at 720p HD
- It has Headless Mode, that means the drone will always fly in the direction the joystick moved
- You have a One Key Return if you want to call the drone back to you if you want
- You can also do some basic stunts with it, like 360- degree rotation in different directions
You can find this drone right now on GearBest for $45.39 with free shipping depending on your location. If you are willing to give an extra $4 you can buy the B version and you get the Wi – Fi FPV feature, but if that isn’t so important for you, the C version is probably the best deal you can get on this drone.
The design of the WLtoys Q383 – C is pretty simple and it has a pleasant combination of colors. The 6 motors on the hexacopter gives it enough lifting power to support the drone itself, the camera, but also the protective frame too. It stays a bit above the ground when it is not flying with the landing gear. Also there are some LEDs in the eyes of the drone and another LED indicator on the bottom.
The protection frame should do a decent job at protecting the WLtoys Q383 – C from crashes. Bumping into buildings or on the ground won’t be a problem, but be careful if you bump it into some branches. Some branches may actually reach the rotors.
Battery and Flight
The battery is 500mAh and it provides enough power for flying it around 5 minutes. It might not sound much, but it is enough for going outside and shooting whatever interests you. Also, this drone can be good if you just want to show off a bit to your friends with it. The camera is fixed, so you will have to fly the drone a bit slower if you want to do a more delicate video. If you fly too fast, the camera will be facing down and you won’t get the shots you want.
If you are a beginner, then this drone should be pretty good in order to get you started. It is not that hard to control, it has some safety measures and you won’t have to worry about crashing it.
The camera can shoot videos at 720p and records the footage on an onboard microSD card. The quality of the footage is not that bad for the price, but if you want something more professional, you will surely have to look for another drone.
All in all, the Q383 – C is a pretty good deal. It surely is on the low-end of good cheap drones, but it does well consider the price. You get what you pay for and maybe even a little more. So I recommend this especially if you’re a beginner. It won’t leave a hole in your wallet and you will get some great experiences from it.