C-FLY Dream Quadcopter Review
Nowadays it’s not enough to have only a camera drone, drone pilots all over the world want to have a camera drone that it’s stuffed with features. The next important thing for drone users is practicality. Everyone would like to have a small drone that doesn’t use much space. If you already used a drone like this, which is smart and small just like the DJI Spark drone you know how important these aspects are. However, to get a drone like this will cost you a lot. And that’s why we are here for you, to introduce the C-FLY Dream Quadcopter in this review, a much cheaper alternative drone for the DJI Spark drone.
The C-FLY Dream drone is a new quadcopter that has big potential. Due to its advanced features, it fits both experienced and beginner drone pilots. And you might ask if it’s as good as the little guy from the DJI. Stick with us and you will find it.
- 1080P WiFi HD camera
- 2-axis camera
- GPS/GLONASS positioning
- 5GHz technology for a good anti-interference performance
- 6-axis gyro for flight stabilization
- Battery: 11.4V 1000mAh
- Working time: up to 15mins
- Charging time: about 80mins
- Transmitter battery: 3.7V 2600mAh LiPo
- Charging and working time: 3h
What’s in the box?
- C-FLY Dream Drone
- 11.4V 1000mAh Battery
- Transmitter Battery
- USB Charger
- Transmitter USB Charging Cable
- Users Manual
Design and build
Now let’s talk about the design and build quality of this quadcopter. On the first look, it looks like a duplicate of the popular DJI Spark drone. The drone can be ordered in two color options red and white. Both of them are paired with dark grey arms and belly. Overall, this design gives the drone a nice, clean, and minimalist design.
The main body frame is made out of strong and durable ABS plastic. One of the most important aspects of the drone is the brushless motors at the end of each of the arms. For those of you who don’t know that much about quadcopters. I must mention that brushless motors last longer compared to brushed motors, also they require less maintenance, they don’t heat up that fast and they make less noise.
The drone uses an 11.4V 1000mAh battery that provides 15 minutes of flight time. If this amount of time it’s not enough, you can purchase two or three more batteries to multiply your flight time. It takes 80 minutes to charge a battery, so you plan ahead your piloting session and put them to charge in time. The batteries are easy to remove, but not too easy so it won’t fall out.
The C-FLY Dream drone has a maximum control distance of 3 Km, which is absolutely incredible. Most of the drones in this price range and dimension have a flight range of 1KM. The design and build of the remote controller are really simple. The power button is placed in the middle of the remote controller which is coupled with 2 throttles, 2 switches, and 2 buttons. The button placed on the left is for automatic takeoff and landing. The remote controller has an integrated battery that works for 3 hours and you will need the same amount of time to charge it. So always be preventive and check if your battery is charger or not.
The camera on the C-FLY drone is a 1080P HD resolution camera. And maybe this is the one aspect that the Spark outshines the C-FLY because the DJI Spark has a 4K camera. However, most of the people don’t even use the 4K settings, because it’s harder to work with it and it takes up more storage space. Not to mention the fact that most of the devices can’t even properly play 4K footage. So it’s not that much of a loss for the C-FLY.
The C-FLY Dream drone is equipped with a 2-axis gimbal that supports the camera. This is important because your image will be more clear. The fact that this drone uses a 2-axis gimbal stabilization, means that the angle of the camera can be remotely adjusted upward, downwards, and sideways. The movement of the camera when you change its position it’s really smooth and will look really cool.
Furthermore, the C-FLY Dream drone has FPV as well, which uses a 5G frequency signal to forward the image towards your phone. This means the camera live streams aerial footage will be smooth and without major lags. 5G frequency transmissions systems are superior to 2.4G, but to access that you will need a 5G capable phone.
Taking in mind that the drone costs less than $300 it performs surprisingly well. First, we will say a few things about the main flight features like flight controls and other important features that play factors in its performance.
The flight controls that the C-FLY Dream drone offers are simple and really intuitive, even the beginners can learn it fast. The drone responds fast to the commands. Thanks to the built-in GPS / GLONASS module the drone’s stability is improved while it’s in the air. The drone can also connect to a certain amount of satellites which is a big help in positioning. In addition to that, the C-FLY Dream drone utilizes a 6-axis gyroscope for stabilization which will give you a smoother flight stabilization.
As for the smart features the drone is able to follow me, which will make the drone follow a certain person or object. This is really handy if you want to make footage about yourself without having the controller in your hand. You also have waypoints, which will set a flight path on the screen, and the drone will go on that route. All these features can be accessed through the app which is available for both Android and iOS devices. You can also take pictures, video, real-time transmission through the app. You also have other automated features like one key return when the battery goes low or the drone reaches his flight range limit. This way you won’t just fall down when it’s out of power.
The C-FLY Dream is a great quadcopter for enthusiast drone users as shown in our review. The fact that it has a 1080p camera combined with some intelligent flight capabilities, professional imaging, and advanced functions you will get a really enjoyable drone if you get his little quad. The C-FLY Dream drone is also a perfect choice for beginners who want to have their first drone and to learn how to fly a quadcopter. The drone has a great flight range and all the essential features, what other do you need?