Potensic A30W Mini Quadcopter Review
The Potensic A30W mini quadcopter is a drone that is so small that it can fit in the palm of your hand. These small drones are very popular nowadays. They are agile and have many features. This A30W drone is a good looking, black, and blue/red colored drone. But we will show not just the design of the drone but will see some of the other features that we will look at in bigger detail later including the first-person view (FPV) mode for live video transmission, tricks the drone can do, speed modes, etc. So at the end of this Potensic A30W Mini Review, you will have the chance to see all the features that make it a must-have for any quadcopter enthusiast.
What’s in the box?
- Potensic A30W Drone
- Remote Controller
- USB Charging Cable
- User Manual
Design and build
As we said this is a small drone, but to be more specific, It measures 5.5 by 5.5 by 1.71 inches. So you can easily fit in your backpack or your jacket pocket. The weight is also very low, as it measures 63 grams only. This is even smaller and lighter than his older brother, the Potensic D60 drone that we reviewed earlier.
As for the color combination of glossy blue or red with black makes this drone look very stylish. The drone has built-in propeller guards that are made of durable ABS plastic. This makes the drone an incredibly resistant device, so it can survive the minor impact and crashes. Not only that, but the guards act as a shock absorber to absorb the impact so that the drone can stay in the air. The casing is also made of high-quality ABS plastic, so even a few collisions should leave the drone unscathed. This makes this drone a good beginner drone, what everyone can use.
The controller is as simple as possible, it does not have any unwanted buttons and knobs that most other controllers come with. But it has a smartphone holder that can fit most smartphones. That is for the PFV, but we will talk about that later. It is black in color so it matches the drone.
The controller is so straightforward and intuitive that even a beginner will find it quite easy to use. It has an ergonomic design that enables you to hold the controller for a long time without hurting your wrists. Also it has some safety features like the transmitter will beep when the battery runs low to alert you so that you can end your flight session safely. The flight range this controller can give is 50 meters.
The Potensic A30W drone comes with a single 500mAh 3.7V lithium polymer battery. This battery can give a maximum of 8 minutes of flight time. However, if you want to be more professional; you can order a couple more batteries from Amazon or from the drone maker and increase the flight time for more fun. The charging time is not too bad either, so you should have a nice time.
FPV cameras have become pretty much a standard in many small and big drones today. That’s why the Potensic A30W comes with a good FPV camera that can also record the footage. For the FPV feature, you have to download the drone’s app to your smartphone, so you can view the video footage in real-time, as it happens. You will also find the app very responsive, with a user-friendly interface. The app makes it possible to share immediately all your photos on your social media account.
The camera on the drone is an HD camera and the photo and video footage that it captures stuns many people. However, the sensors are not that great on the drone, so you’ll have to take your photos only outside when it’s bright. The camera doesn’t have any gimbal, therefore you have to be extra careful when you want to record something.
Now I’m gonna show you the features that this quadcopter brings to the table, these features will make it easier for you to control the drone. A small quadcopter usually doesn’t come with a lot of features. So don’t expect sensors and advanced features, but it has all the basics it’s needed. The quadcopter is capable of allowing you to create customized flight paths and it also features a gravity sensor function that enables you to command the drone to face your mobile device.
The Potensic A30W drone can perform flips in all of the directions, which is a cool trick to show off in front of your friends. The Potensic A30W comes with a built-in alert system that lets you know if the drone is about to go out of range or if the battery is running low.
But the drone has the basic beginner-friendly features like the headless mode and altitude hold. The headless mode is a feature which upon enabling you can fly the drone based on the direction you are pushing the movement lever at instead of flying based on the direction the drone is facing at. The drone also has different speed modes, it can fly in low, medium, and high speed, so if you’re a beginner you can start it from the beginning. These features are very useful for beginners, and they make your time spent with the drone more enjoyable.
I bet you’re amazed about how many features the Potensic A30W Mini has, and the best part is that you can get the Quadcopter for a very small price as shown in the above review. However, it has some weak features as well. It could have a better flight range and in the camera section as well there is space for improvement. If you are an experienced drone flier, you can just get it out of the box and fly it straight away, but if you’re a beginner make sure to follow all the instructions in the user manual.