Drones are becoming easier and easier to fly and WLToys Q212G perfectly suits that requirements. As the demand for this type of aerial machinery increases, manufacturers find new ways to improve flight experience.
Flight time: 13-15 minutes
Camera: FPV (5.8 Ghz Transmission) built in
FPV Screen: 4.3”
Battery type: 1200 mAh Lithium
Range: 150 meters
Transmitter Frequency: 2.4Ghz
Features: Headless mode, One button take off, One button landing, Return to home, Altitude holder.
A big concern new flyers have is “Will the drone be able to resist crashes?” “Will it fall apart after hitting the floor?” No and no! Even though most low-cost quadcopters are toy rated, companies have come to realize the importance of producing life-long products. With this in mind WLToys has released a simple, and, yet very fun to fly toy-rated quadcopter with a frame made of carbon boom, providing it a light and solid built. Did they suceed? – we’ll find it out in our WLToys Q212g review.
This WLToys product is intended for FPV flight enthusiasts on a low budget. Besides its low price, the package is very complete, containing: RC Quadcopter, Controller, 7.4V 1200mAh Lithium battery, Charger, 4 x Blade, 5.8G FPV Monitor, 2GB Memory Card, Micro-SD Card Reader, Monitor Stand, 2 x Monitor Stand Belt, 2 x Monitor Stand Nut, Camera, Antenna. Everything a pilot needs for FPV flights right out of the box.
Unfortunately the 7.4V 1200mAh battery is only able to power a maximum of a 15 minute flight. It is a much better than the 8-9 minute average, considering it’s a large 32 x 32 x 10 cm size quadcopter and the battery has to power a FPV camera, 12-15 minutes is great result. Every battery takes around 90 minutes to charge between flights.
Camera is good quality even though sometimes may have a bit of ‘jello’ effect when turning. FPV transmission works fine with no delay (you can actually control the drone only looking at the FPV screen). It has its own FPV monitor with 4.3 inches (10.9 cm), so there is no need to use a smartphone as a screen. One cool extra is the monitor protector, a good support for especially sunny days.
Despite its large size, it is steady quadcopter able to fly both indoor and outdoor. Flight distance varies between 125 and 150 meters depending if you are flying on an open area or not.
Another drone with good camera in the same price range : Syma X8W – poor mans Phantom
Overall, expect an easy to maneuver quadcopter, hovers perfectly thanks to its incorporated barometer. In fact it has an altitude hold feature which through an air pressure sensor enables it to stay fixed on air, while you focus on recording video or taking photos.Q212G also has some common features such as headless mode, one button push automatic landing and take-off and one key home return. Q212G is probably one of the best large low-cost quadcopters for beginners.
Note: One uncommon thing about this quadcopter is the way your turn it on. Before binding, at the same time you press the “turn on” button you also have to push the left controller down. After that you can normally bind it as you would do in any other quadcopter.