Of all the bots presently crowding the boundaries of consumer affections, none have undergone such rapid design and operational transitions as quadcopters. This is perhaps best illustrated by the more than 70 companies engaged in producing consumer drones in a marketplace that is effectively less than 6 years old. Of course, hobbyists expressed their Frankensteinish tendencies much earlier than that by cannibalizing RC helicopters to create garage-quads and other such abominations. But the consumer quad market really took off about 3 years ago, and it continues evolving and delivering some compelling variations on the basic theme.
In the realm of quads to learn the sticks on, a large number of fairly decent airbots are worth considering, all for a minor recreational outlay. Lots of them sacrifice flight time for the added novelty of a camera, but as most of the captured footage is fairly unimpressive, it hardly seems worth it for trainers and toys. Little scrappers like the Blade Nano QX 3D and the Parrot Airborne Night will get you aloft and able to perform an impressive array of aerobatics. The Dromida Ominus also has some features which elevate it above the masses.
As precursor to the camera-added Dromida Ominus FPV, the Ominus was built to crash. Promoted as virtually unbreakable, it is a fine choice to begin or continue your quaducation on. It has a very insect-like appearance with long, thin outriggers protruding from a fuselage quite "Set" in its design. It operates in 4 flight modes – Beginner, Normal, Advanced and Expert -- while providing excellent flight duration of up to 15 minutes, courtesy of the 700mAh Li-po battery pack with its USB power charger. An advanced stabilization system utilizing 3-axis gyros and 3-axis accelerometers provides steady maneuverability in pitch, yaw and roll by compensating for unwanted movement. To maximize operator control, the acclerometers can be switched off with a button push. The transmitter is a 2.4 Ghz repurposed game remote with batteries included. It has an auto-flip button for impressive aerobatic displays and the outriggers house intense and vibrant LEDs which make for colorful night missions. The Ominus comes with 4 fuselage trim color options – blue, green, red, and yellow.
I just got this thing and right out of the box its super fun. I've already crashed it a few times and it really takes a fall well... Very easy to learn to fly! Awesome buy!
A great quad for beginner... I was able to hover and get the feel of flying it due to its "Easy" flight mode. This quad has taken some hard crashes... It is durable!
Fun little quadcopter, not too big, and a bit difficult to learn to fly at first. But once you get the hang of it, it is quite a bit of fun. Definitely would purchase again!
I have used it outdoors as well inside, but outside is better when first getting accustomed to its features. Lots of power so you need to keep an eye on it when climbing.
Great little quadcopter. Easy to fly and like the different "modes" for learning to fly it.Very cool LED lights at night. Happy with this purchase. Cool drone!