So here’s a toy mini quad with a surprisingly good 5.8GHz FPV system from gearbest.com Really nice screen and robust video link are the surprises in this sub-$100 package. Fun for buzzing around the house (I can’t get it to drop the FPV signal anywhere in my house, even through walls and ceilings) or to give to a child as something to practice with that’s a bit more like a “grown up” version.
I put this one through its paces in terms of what’s in the box, fit and finish, camera and FPV quality, video results and how it flies. Available from http://www.gearbest.com/rc-quadcopters/pp_126130.html and if you use this discount code at checkout they’ll give a promotion price even when their New Year sale is finished: HM1315YM
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