The drone is fun. I'm a rookie that crashed my son's lower cost drone first and then tried this one. The manual has a lot of misspellings and errant grammar to work through, but if you follow step by step, you should be OK. Much better control than lower cost drones.
CAUTION THOUGH.... the advertising is a bit deceptive. It does NOT come with a backpack OR the video screen controller (Devo F12e) as one of the photos shows. That is a separate $300+ item. The Goggle FPV does say optional and that is around $500.
I have yet to try the GPS mode as I'm learning the manual flight controls.
Also have not tried the camera because I don't have the receiver in the radio, goggles or separate received.
PROS: Better control than lower cost drones. FAST! It gets moving in a hurry! Responsive controls and good distance already... but won't be 1km in congested areas. Durable... I crashed it a couple times in the first 10 minutes, but kept taking a beating. Propellers take only a few seconds to fix
CONS: Need to buy the receiver for the camera separately Doesn't come with bag or case, but box will work.
I was expecting a portable backpack as displayed in description, instead I received unit in a box. The package was also missing the remote controll lanyard, as shown in mono price main picture section of decription. This is a sweet quadcopter drone. Runs like a charm so far with no problems. Have never had problems with mono price and not getting what I expect to get from what was on description. I would expect this item decription to be fixed and/or mono price sent me what I am missing...
PROS: Good quality drone.
CONS: Missing items from what was on decription and displayed in pictures.
I bought this despite reading a lot of bad reviews on it. This drone has been very good so far (I will update if any issues). Very stable flight and zero issues so far. This one comes with the 1080p camera with an sd card slot and it has been working great. The drone was already on the newest 1.2 software as well. It comes with a US charging plug, but the backpack is not included in this package.
This is a good first drone and once you get the hang of it you can change modes so its more sensitive! It didn't come with the bag like others were saying but i'm very happy with the drone itself. It only took 10 minutes from unboxing until I was flying! It isn't the hardest thing in the world to fly which is nice. I wish that there was a chart to show what the LED rear lights flash patterns mean... Overall i'm happy that I got this drone!
Thr 250 walkera is supposed to be RTF(ready to fly) However I noticed that the radio is not set up to be RTF When I take off it wants to go forward without any assist. The GPS antenna is a very weak setup and can break off easily. I have put it away for the winter.I am hoping that when the weather breaks I can figure out what is wrong with the initial setup. THE BIGGEST PROBLEM is there is absolutely NO Support from the manufacturer. and the manual does not go into any real detail on operations and set up. So far it is my opinion that it is a money maker for replacement parts. But we will see what the future brings. I have other quad's that are far superior to the walkera. and unless the MFG wants to go full out on support..I would stay away from this product. This is a very technical piece of equipment and it should be covered at least by a support team and service so the end user can have a good experience. This is not the case. I have also researched the Walkera and the opinion is the same...If walkera can not support it's products..Stay away from it. I should have checked the level of support before I purchased it..
Not knowing much about drones, I bought this one because it has a great camera, GPS, and a great price. However, if I had done more research I would have bought something else. This is a racing drone. If you want aerial photos, keep looking. It you want a fast, fun copter, this one's for you. NOTE: the main product picture is accurate. The other pictures show optional accessories.
PROS: Fast durable relativity easy to use.
CONS: no gimble for the camera user manual really, really sucks the video on the Walkera site doesn't work, but there are some other videos on Youtube.