The 6 Axis Gyro Quadcopter is marketed as a great starter copter for those who don't have a huge amount of experience flying drones of any type. It has auto-stabilization to help beginners keep control of the quad, and although it is incredibly light at just over 4 ounces, its lightweight design is extremely robust.
Unlike many other quadcopters, the UDI 6 Axis Gyro Quad will take quite a beating, so you don't have to worry about it breaking down after one small crash. Taking into account the price, which is considerably cheaper than many of its competitors, is there any reason you shouldn't buy it?
- 6 Axis Gyro
- 410mm x 410mm x 60mm
- Camera for video or photographing
- 2 GB SD Card with USB cable
- LiPO 3.7V 500mAh Battery
- Charge time 120 mins
- Flight time 7-9 mins
- Control range 30m
When it comes to any kind of remote control quad or helicopter, the acid test is sturdiness. All too often, a first crash can cause irreparable damage. Thankfully, this is not a problem with the UDI 6 Axis RC Quadcopter. It is made of extremely lightweight material, but this allows a good level of bend and give in the frame, so small crashes will cause it little to no damage.
Additionally, when the quad goes out of range or is running low on battery power, it will gently glide itself down to the ground. These make it an ideal starter quad for those who want to learn on an agile, powerful machine that will let you learn from your mistakes. On top of all that, it is extremely good value for money. Don't be fooled by the price - you are getting a whole lot of quad for your money.
The controller is also nice and intuitive to use, once you get the hang of it. It has an LCD display which shows a few neat stats, such as throttle and camera status, and also includes a 360 inversion button so you can show off to friends. It would be nice if the controller display actually showed you a live feed of the camera, but to be fair, there's only so much you can expect from such a reasonably priced quad.
It needs mentioning that the instruction manual is dreadful. It has been badly translated, and that term is used loosely, from Chinese to English. Thankfully, there isn't much set up involved, and there are countless user submitted videos online should you run into trouble with any particular aspect. Buyers should also be aware that, because of its lightweight design, the UDI 6 Axis Gyro Quad will be difficult to fly in strong winds. These, however, are minor issues, and should not detract from what is genuinely an excellent value for money quadcopter.