UDI RC U818A 2.4GHz 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with RTF Mode 2 Camera - Side Shot
The UDI RC U818A 2.4GHz 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with RTF Mode 2 Camera is manufactured by UDIRC from China. The UDI RC U818A is well reviewed with over 600 reviewers, an average rating of 3.3 stars on Amazon, and almost 43 percent of reviewers giving it 5 stars. It has some limitations, in particular the camera and media management, with some reviewers reporting that the video footage created by the drone's media unit is only viewable on a Mac and it does NOT record sound. It has only two flying modes — fast and faster — but reviewers report it is sturdy and a great machine to learn on — so if you are a beginning or buying for a beginner, this may be your drone. The 818A has a flying time of 6-9 minutes and a limited controlling distance of up to 30 meters. The LiPo battery takes approximately two hours to charge, so it recommended if you are purchasing this drone that you buy a spare battery. Reviewers report that the camera is "OK," but again, for a drone to learn on, the pricing, camera quality and flexibility compares favorably but less so than the Hubsan, hence we have ranked it as our fifth pick. To see some of the camera quality watch here.