L109-S Matavish 3 Quadcopter Review
The L109-S Matavish 3 Quadcopter is a very sick looking drone. It has a nice color combination and an outstanding camera. It has really good features and an amazing price. Of course, it can compete with the best drones from DJI, like the Mavic Air 2. But that wasn’t the point.
The Chinese company wanted to make a drone that is affordable and still brings an amazing user experience to the users. So they put all the technology they could in a nice design and created the L109-S Matavish 3. In advance, I can tell that it has a 4K camera, and a 1Km range. But let’s see in detail what this drone can really do so you can decide upon whether or not it’s worth it for you.
- Color: Silver
- Applicable Age: 14 Years Or Older
- Appearance Material: ABS
- Channel: 4 Channels
- Gyro: 6 Axis
- Motor: 1406 Brushless Motor
- Electric Adjustment Camera Angle: 45°
- Camera Wide Angle: 120°
- Configuration Frequency: 2.4GHz
- Remote Control Distance: 1000m (No Interference, No Occlusion)
- Flight altitude: 120
- Charging Time: About 4 Hours
- Flight Time: 25 Minutes
- Photo Resolution: 3840*2160P
- Video Resolution: 1920*1080P
- Photo Recording Mode: Remote Control + APP Control
- Remote Control Battery: 3 AA Batteries (Not Included)
- Quadcopter Rechargeable Battery: 11.1V 1600mAh Lithium Battery (Included)
- Quadcopter Size: 24.5×23.5×7.5cm (Unfolded); 16×7.5×7.5cm(Folded)
- Quadcopter Weight: 344g
What’s in the box?
- L109-S Matavish 3 Quadcopter
- 4 x Spare Propeller
- USB Charging Cable
- 8 x Screw
- Users Manual
- 2 x Storage Bag for accessories
- Drone case
Design and build
First of all, this is a foldable drone that gives huge advantages to the user. This feature means that the drone will be easier to transport or to store. Also, due to the folded arms and the provided transporting case, there is less chance to break the drone while transporting it.
The drone has grey in color with a thin little line on the top. These details give the drone a clean and futuristic look. The outside shell is made out of strong ABS plastic, which is strong and light enough. This is the most used material for drones.
The drone is powered by four 1406 brushless motors. These are the best motors on a drone. They are long-lasting, quiet, and require minimal maintenance. They not consume the battery that much so the drone can fly longer.
The drone is a mid-sized drone. When it’s unfolded, it measures 24.5×23.5×7.5 cm and when you fold it, it measures o 16×7.5×7.5cm. The drone weighs 337g, which is over 250g, which marks the necessity of the FAA registration.
Before using the drone, you should get 3 AA cell batteries, to power up the drone. These are not included in the package. Then you should calibrate the drone, after which you are free to use it. On the remote controller, there will be a small blue LCD screen that lights up when the remote is turned off. On the screen, you will see such information as the range, battery level, and so on. The drone’s maximum range is 1Km.
The controller is also made out of ABS material, and the color matches with the drone. On the controller, there are two joysticks, a screen, and a few buttons. Each button is enabled with small icons, so you can learn the purpose of each other. Also, on the bottom, there is a phone holder, so you can enjoy more the FPV view on your phone.
The drone comes with an amazing 1600mAh battery that gives around 25 minutes of flight time. However, such aspects as hot weather or strong wind can lower a bit your battery life per flight session.
If you wish, you can get more batteries to multiple your flight time. The battery is a modular battery so it’s easy to change them, and it’s safe to handle. A battery will need around 4 to 5 hours for a full charge.
Upon the declaration of the manufacturers, the camera has a 4K resolution. But in real life, it’s no better than a 1080p camera. However, it can still make good quality photos. The camera angle can be adjusted up to 90 degrees remotely. So you can always get that perfect angle about what you want to record.
As I mentioned before the drone has an FPV view if you download the app. The maximum resolution on the FPV is 720p.
The L109 S comes with many automated flight functions that make your user experience much better, and your footage more enjoyable.
GPS/GLONASS Double Mode
The drone with this feature is more stable and the positioning on the apps is more accurate.
Hand Gesture Shooting and video recognition
This is a cool feature, that allows you to take photos and videos about you without having the controller in your hand. Just show a V sign or show your palm to the camera, and the drone will make a photo start recording.
This feature is also known as orbit mode. For this, you will need the app, and to open this feature. Then you have to select the object on the screen and the drone will start to fly around that object.
This feature also requires the app on your phone. When you open this feature, a map will open up and then you will able to select a flight plan for your drone.
Follow Me Mode
The name is pretty self-explanatory. Just select an object that can be anything to a moving object, animal, or a person and the drone will start following it, within the given metrics.
The drone isn’t the best you can get, but it’s a very good deal regarding the price you can get it. For under 200$ you can get a stylish drone with a 4K-ish camera, a 1Km range, and 20+ minutes of flight time. With these characteristics, the drone is good for beginners and more experienced users as well.