The UDI 818A HD+ RC Quadcopter is one of the best options available for someone looking to get into drones. It’s not only a very fair price (about $100 on Amazon) but has a vast array of features and flies like a dream compared to any other drone in its respective category, including: Intelligent Orientation Control (IOC) System – a feature which eliminates the need to adjust and calibrate the drone before flight – making it more suitable for beginners; a portable power bank to charge your LiPo batteries on the go; a 6-axis gyro stability system, among other things.
Though it’s size, propeller rings and overall engine power make it a tad susceptible to some vulnerability in high winds, it does perform completely satisfactory when all is considered (as a matter of fact those rings have been known to protect it from likely breakage on more than one occasion). The 2MP HD video camera will not cease to impress, along with its satisfactory 6-axis gyro stability system, as well as the stylish transmitter which lets you know when camera or video is enabled. Another really cool rare feature for such an affordable drone is the “Return Home” button, which is reported to work very efficiently at doing exactly what it sounds like it does. Many drones have this feature, but not many in this price range.
The UDI 818A also has two flight modes: Mode 1 (maximum Gyro-stability for beginners. An overall great way to learn to fly for 10-20 minutes before testing yourself with mode 2) and mode 2 (3D expert control for maximum acceleration and maneuvers for expert tricks, including 360° Eversion – you can do some pretty sweet 3D flips and rolls with just the push of a button).
Overall, anyone looking to get into flying or just have an extra, affordable drone to practice some aerial acrobatics when not cracking down for serious film making, The UDI 818A HD+ RC Quadcopter is a very wise decision with a slim chance of having any regret.