I recently owned the terrific UDI U818ARC little quadcopter for the best budget price. So, In this blog, I want to give a few details about the people who are wanting to get into flying quads, but wanting something inexpensive and durable to start with, this fits the bill i.e best drones under $200. So, let us see the features of this drone the camera resolution is good, but since it records on the vehicle, you don't know what you are filming until it gets back to the ground and you plug in the MicroSD card to your computer. Also, don't try to remove the SD card while the camera is in the recording mode. Otherwise, the video clip will be lost. Just wait for the green light and then start recording. In my test flight, it seemed that doing a flip cut off the recording. It would start up again in a few seconds, but you will have a series of short videos instead of one long one. It can also take still photos.
It is a toy, though, so don't expect to be able to do too much precision photography of the bird's nest in the top of the tree. The copters steer by banking so that the videos will have a lot of tipping back and forth. But it is a great little device to learn the basics of flight.
This UDI drone is Ready to fly even in big fields. But, Check once the user manual before flying the drones in a big field. It is very susceptible to being blown around by the wind, and if you get too much altitude, you won't be able to tell which end of the copter is the front, and then navigation becomes tricky. If you aren't in a big grassy area, the chance of it dropping into someone's back yard and disappearing is very real.
The designers tried to help you tell which end was the front by having two bumpers extend from the prop guards, a LED light, and by having the front two propellers a different color than the back two. However, when it starts getting up over 75 feet or so, it becomes hard to figure out the copters orientation, and you can easily have it running away from you when you are trying to bring it back. I almost lost mine on the second day, when the wind picked up, and it took off down the street.
So, based on these considerations, I just want to give two pieces of advice before your first flight so, put your contact information on it right away, in case it gets blown off course and ends up in someone's yard. Since the manual is rather hard to understand, hit YouTube a watch some of the unboxing videos to get a better idea of how to fly it.
It might also be a good idea to spray paint the underside of the drone white in the front, to help with navigation.
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Hence, I love this UDI U818ARC, and it's excellent features of this drone with affordable budget. Hence, we can consider this as the one of the best drones under $200.