Drone / August 10, 2018 / Sanni Pekkarinen
The manual gives a great explanation of how to use this drone. Reading it will teach you how to sync the drone with the controller how to use the controls and how to sync the controller to your phone or headset. All of this is easy to do with the detailed instructions DBPOWER. One negative of this recreational drone is the camera quality. Capturing visuals at only 0.3MP you cannot expect high-quality images. Still you can enjoy seeing what your drone sees despite it not being the best among drones with camera options. Easy-to-control and easy-to-fly this drone is great for those who want to try out the hobby of drone flying without spending a lot of money. For recreational purposes this drone has everything you need.
The U842 has LED night lights on the nose. This helps you to enjoy flying at night and still be able to orient which direction you are flying in. Plus the lights look cool! One big drawback of the U842 drone is how long it takes the batteries to charge. Most drone batteries take between 70 and 100 minutes but this battery takes 150 minutes to charge. Still backup batteries are available and you get around 9 minutes of flight time for each battery. The best beginner drone is without a doubt the UDI U842 by DBPOWER. The controls on this drone are easy to understand and will help you learn how to work a drone. Using this model is fun and practical for users of all experience levels.
Flight Time - consider flight time and battery capability. Small Drones may have less then 10 minutes flight time while bigger Drones fly up to 25 minutes. For casual videos 10 minutes flight time may be enough however if you plan to use the Drone to locate schools of fish or remote moorings then consider purchasing a Drone with longer flight times. Camera- Many Drones come equipped with their own camera while others are able to make use of external cameras like a Gopro or DSLR. Included cameras range from low resolution with images stored on a memory card while others are capable of 4K resolution (broadcast quality) and relaying live images via WIFI to a smart phone tablet or controller LCD screens. External cameras generally offer the owner more options and higher resolutions but may not be fully integrated with the included controller system. An example is the Yuneec Typhoon G set up to use the GoPro Hero3 or 4 4K cameras. This is a great set up capable of unusually stable video in most windy conditions. However while the operator can see what the camera sees on the Typhoon controller LCD screen the controller is not able to control any of the features of the GoPro camera- and the operator needs to activate the video record button on the GoPro prior to taking off and then can only shut off video recording after the Drone is retrieved. Integrated cameras usually can be controlled from the controller.