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Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with Altitude Hold Function,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home, Color Black
Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with Altitude Hold Function,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home, Color Black
Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with Altitude Hold Function,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home, Color Black
Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with Altitude Hold Function,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home, Color Black
Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with Altitude Hold Function,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home, Color Black
Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with Altitude Hold Function,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home, Color Black
Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with Altitude Hold Function,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home, Color Black
Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with Altitude Hold Function,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home, Color Black
Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with Altitude Hold Function,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home, Color Black
Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with Altitude Hold Function,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home, Color Black

Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with Altitude Hold Function,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home, Color Black

Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with Altitude Hold Function,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home, Color Black
Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with Altitude Hold Function,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home, Color Black
Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with Altitude Hold Function,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home, Color Black
Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with Altitude Hold Function,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home, Color Black
Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with Altitude Hold Function,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home, Color Black
Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with Altitude Hold Function,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home, Color Black
Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with Altitude Hold Function,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home, Color Black
Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with Altitude Hold Function,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home, Color Black
Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with Altitude Hold Function,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home, Color Black
Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with Altitude Hold Function,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home, Color Black
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Features

  • Equipped with one key return & headless security system to assist beginners and help prevent losing the drone
  • Altitude hold function: powerful air pressure altitude hold function allows the drone to hover at it's current height after releasing the throttle stick. Easy for you to shoot quality images or videos.
  • One key 360° 4-ways flip (left, right, forward, backward), Continuous roll for perfect action and wonderful performance
  • Come with two batteries (bonus battery) for longer flight time.
  • Range: About 50-100 meters. Battery flight time: about 7-9 minutes. Charging time: about 80 minutes. No FPV (first Person View).

Description

Main Features · Altitude Hold Function (upgraded): When you release the throttle stick, the drone will stay hovering at the current height. · 720P HD Camera: No FPV (First Person View) You can capture videos and take wonderful photos to record happy moments. · Headless mode: Great function for beginners to recognize the drone and operate it. · One Key Return: Press this button to summon your drone back. (Please read manual carefully) · 3D Flips & Rolls: Cool flips make flying interesting. It can flip at four directions. · 2pcs Powerful Batteries and Motors: Batteries and motors can offer strong power to the drone, support a longer flying time. · One Key Engine Start / landing: Easy and safe to start the flight. · 4 Speed Control Mode: 4 speed modes from low to high are suitable for both beginners and experts. · Left / Right Hand Operation Mode: You can choose a left or right hand mode according to your preference. · Controllable LED Light: The lights can help you to locate the drone especially at night and they can be turned on/off. 720P HD CAMERA: Enjoy the photography during flights! 720P HD camera with upgraded 4GB Micro SD card included, with the sky perspective, your friends and family are going to record the world in a brand new angle! * This drone has no FPV (First Person View). It CANNOT be connected with Phone. 6-Axis Gyro Technology with Altitude Hold Function: Makes it possible for excellent performance of flips and rolls by a simple push of the button. Hold down the right direction stick to perform each a cool roll in any direction. 3D Flip: You are able to finish the flip with a push of a button! Even for the beginners it is very easy to get a WOW performance with this highly responsive function! Headless Mode Tips: An orientation function. In Headless Mode, no matter what direction the aircraft is facing, forward stick is forward, and back stick is backward. That is all set from the position of it's initial take-off position. EASY for Beginners! What is included: Specification: ·


Product Dimensions 31 x 9 x 31 inches


Item Weight 1.7 pounds


Shipping Weight 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


ASIN B00SAUAP5C


Item model number F181


Manufacturer recommended age 14 - 17 years


Batteries 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)


Best Sellers Rank #18,146 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games) #80 in Hobby RC Quadcopters & Multirotors


Customer Reviews 4.2 out of 5 stars 3,732 ratings 4.2 out of 5 stars


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Features

  • Equipped with one key return & headless security system to assist beginners and help prevent losing the drone
  • Altitude hold function: powerful air pressure altitude hold function allows the drone to hover at it's current height after releasing the throttle stick. Easy for you to shoot quality images or videos.
  • One key 360° 4-ways flip (left, right, forward, backward), Continuous roll for perfect action and wonderful performance
  • Come with two batteries (bonus battery) for longer flight time.
  • Range: About 50-100 meters. Battery flight time: about 7-9 minutes. Charging time: about 80 minutes. No FPV (first Person View).

Description

Main Features · Altitude Hold Function (upgraded): When you release the throttle stick, the drone will stay hovering at the current height. · 720P HD Camera: No FPV (First Person View) You can capture videos and take wonderful photos to record happy moments. · Headless mode: Great function for beginners to recognize the drone and operate it. · One Key Return: Press this button to summon your drone back. (Please read manual carefully) · 3D Flips & Rolls: Cool flips make flying interesting. It can flip at four directions. · 2pcs Powerful Batteries and Motors: Batteries and motors can offer strong power to the drone, support a longer flying time. · One Key Engine Start / landing: Easy and safe to start the flight. · 4 Speed Control Mode: 4 speed modes from low to high are suitable for both beginners and experts. · Left / Right Hand Operation Mode: You can choose a left or right hand mode according to your preference. · Controllable LED Light: The lights can help you to locate the drone especially at night and they can be turned on/off. 720P HD CAMERA: Enjoy the photography during flights! 720P HD camera with upgraded 4GB Micro SD card included, with the sky perspective, your friends and family are going to record the world in a brand new angle! * This drone has no FPV (First Person View). It CANNOT be connected with Phone. 6-Axis Gyro Technology with Altitude Hold Function: Makes it possible for excellent performance of flips and rolls by a simple push of the button. Hold down the right direction stick to perform each a cool roll in any direction. 3D Flip: You are able to finish the flip with a push of a button! Even for the beginners it is very easy to get a WOW performance with this highly responsive function! Headless Mode Tips: An orientation function. In Headless Mode, no matter what direction the aircraft is facing, forward stick is forward, and back stick is backward. That is all set from the position of it's initial take-off position. EASY for Beginners! What is included: Specification: ·


Product Dimensions 31 x 9 x 31 inches


Item Weight 1.7 pounds


Shipping Weight 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


ASIN B00SAUAP5C


Item model number F181


Manufacturer recommended age 14 - 17 years


Batteries 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)


Best Sellers Rank #18,146 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games) #80 in Hobby RC Quadcopters & Multirotors


Customer Reviews 4.2 out of 5 stars 3,732 ratings 4.2 out of 5 stars


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • Equipped with one key return & headless security system to assist beginners and help prevent losing the drone
  • Altitude hold function: powerful air pressure altitude hold function allows the drone to hover at it's current height after releasing the throttle stick. Easy for you to shoot quality images or videos.
  • One key 360° 4-ways flip (left, right, forward, backward), Continuous roll for perfect action and wonderful performance
  • Come with two batteries (bonus battery) for longer flight time.
  • Range: About 50-100 meters. Battery flight time: about 7-9 minutes. Charging time: about 80 minutes. No FPV (first Person View).

Description

Main Features · Altitude Hold Function (upgraded): When you release the throttle stick, the drone will stay hovering at the current height. · 720P HD Camera: No FPV (First Person View) You can capture videos and take wonderful photos to record happy moments. · Headless mode: Great function for beginners to recognize the drone and operate it. · One Key Return: Press this button to summon your drone back. (Please read manual carefully) · 3D Flips & Rolls: Cool flips make flying interesting. It can flip at four directions. · 2pcs Powerful Batteries and Motors: Batteries and motors can offer strong power to the drone, support a longer flying time. · One Key Engine Start / landing: Easy and safe to start the flight. · 4 Speed Control Mode: 4 speed modes from low to high are suitable for both beginners and experts. · Left / Right Hand Operation Mode: You can choose a left or right hand mode according to your preference. · Controllable LED Light: The lights can help you to locate the drone especially at night and they can be turned on/off. 720P HD CAMERA: Enjoy the photography during flights! 720P HD camera with upgraded 4GB Micro SD card included, with the sky perspective, your friends and family are going to record the world in a brand new angle! * This drone has no FPV (First Person View). It CANNOT be connected with Phone. 6-Axis Gyro Technology with Altitude Hold Function: Makes it possible for excellent performance of flips and rolls by a simple push of the button. Hold down the right direction stick to perform each a cool roll in any direction. 3D Flip: You are able to finish the flip with a push of a button! Even for the beginners it is very easy to get a WOW performance with this highly responsive function! Headless Mode Tips: An orientation function. In Headless Mode, no matter what direction the aircraft is facing, forward stick is forward, and back stick is backward. That is all set from the position of it's initial take-off position. EASY for Beginners! What is included: Specification: ·


Product Dimensions 31 x 9 x 31 inches


Item Weight 1.7 pounds


Shipping Weight 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)


ASIN B00SAUAP5C


Item model number F181


Manufacturer recommended age 14 - 17 years


Batteries 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)


Best Sellers Rank #18,146 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games) #80 in Hobby RC Quadcopters & Multirotors


Customer Reviews 4.2 out of 5 stars 3,732 ratings 4.2 out of 5 stars


abunda_amazon_reviews This is (was) my first drone. I didn't want to drop $1000 on a DJI until I knew how to fly. This little guy is a great drone. I will keep this short: I didn't test the camera or even use it. I just wanted to get a drone I could fly indoors and practice. The first thing I can say is READ THE MANUAL. There are things on the controller that are not obvious as far as operation (like trimming the forward/back/left/right). That said, this does fly well for a $100 drone. However one of the motors burned out after my 2nd day of use. So that was rude. Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards...my houseplants would also very much agree. Here's a list of pros and cons: PROS: 1 - Flies well and is very durable (I crashed it about 20 times) 2 - Great lights for night flying 3 - Looks cool 4 - Comes with 2 batteries (about 5 min. of flight each one) CONS: 1 - Motor burned out on day 2 2 - You have to screw in the prop guards which isnt obvious in the instruction manual 3 - Batteries are kind of a pain to swap out 4 - The light on the USB battery charger dont turn green when the battery is charged So overall I think this is a $49 drone, not a $100 drone. I am not a fan of having to contact support and wait for motors along with shipping and all that hassle. For $100 I thought the motors would at least last a few months...it's not like I was flying in wind or even outside. But it is a cool little drone, just not super well made. UPDATE: They sent out a replacement drone to me right away after reading my review on Amazon. That is unheard of these days!;;February 19, 2017;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Decent, but great Customer Service;;Tazman5150;;;This is written with about 20 flights having been flown. This is my first drone. I suggest downloading the instruction manual from the Holy Stone website, it is slightly different from the one included in the box and is better at explaining some features. I started out frustrated that I could not get the drone to link with the remote. The instructions say to hold the throttle stick down, turn on the remote, and quickly move the throttle up and down. WRONG. simply turn on the remote, then move the throttle up then down. Works every time. The gyro does a good job keeping the drone level. but the trim adjustments don't work very well, if at all. Some people have complained about video quality, but I think the video is just fine. The headless flying feature works, but if you are like me and walk around when flying you will find it is better to learn to fly without this feature. The default mode is standard flying, not headless. The default "speed" is slow but "speed" is not really speed but responsiveness. It is very simple to increase the "speed" and you will want to do this if there is any wind. The return button seems to be useless. The build quality seemed flimsy at first, but a several crashes later it is still holding up. The best things about this drone are that parts are easily obtained on Amazon, and the Holy Stone customer service is really fast and really wants you to like their product. Just these two things alone make this the drone you want to buy.;;July 17, 2018;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;A Great First Drone;;RayConcordNH;;;Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with Altitude Hold Function,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home, Color BlackThis is a great bang-for-your buck drone that's best suited for beginners on a budget who want more fun than what a mini drone offers. You do have the versatility of flying this drone indoors or outdoors. For beginner drones, I think three things are most important to review before buying: Battery life, crashability, and ease of control. Here's a rundown of how the F181C performs in each category, plus some of its drawbacks. Battery life: I got 8-10 minutes of flight time per battery charge cycle. I imagine you can get more if just hovering, but what fun is that? I was a little concerned before buying the drone that battery life would come in under the stated range, but was happy to learn that actual performance matches up well with the stated range. I live in Colorado and even tested it after a snowstorm in 20 degree fahrenheit weather. I kept the battery warm in my pocket while outside and loaded it into the drone when ready to fly, which may have helped to keep it flying as normal. With the two included batteries, you can expect 18-20 mins. of combined flight time. Crashability: Beginner drones are meant to be crashed and no doubt you'll likely do so many times if this is the first time flying a drone. Even though it costs roughly $100, I was never too worried about crashing the drone because I knew it would be safe. It comes with propeller guards that can cushion any crash, whether it's landing upside down or flying straight into a tree. I've crashed it about 10 times now and there are no issues or dings to speak of. The drone does also come with an extra set of propellers if you happen to break any. Ease of control: I think this is where this drone shines the most. I've flown many other beginner priced drones and they're all a bit more sensitive to user controls than this model. While some may prefer the extra sensitivity, it can lead to more crashes and less sensitivity makes learning to fly a drone easier. The main reason why this drone is easy to fly is because the controller joysticks all have feedback i.e. there's resistance when pushing a joystick and it lightly returns to center after releasing. Controllers without this feature are more difficult to control and the correcting movements tend to move the drone crazily about. It's kind of like playing a car racing video game and you turn too hard one direction and then over correct, only to go further off the intended path in the other direction. Drawbacks: 1.) Speed -- Some similarly priced drones are speedier. You'll find it hard to fly this drone if there's more than a slight breeze. In slightly windy weather, you'll have the forward control fully juiced but will be stuck in place, or even be blown backwards. 2.) Build quality -- Admittedly, the build quality matches similarly priced drones. But one can hope for better build quality at every price point. While not a deal killer, the drone is lightweight plastic and the propeller guards and landing feet don't always stick in place when carrying it around. They do during flight though. A few other things to know: No doubt this is one of the better drones I've found for under $100. But potential buyers should be aware of a few things when buying any drone at this price point. 1.) The photo and video capabilities are great to have, and it's a fun perspective when viewed a few hundred feet in the air, but the cameras on beginner drones aren't great, both in resolution and functionality. The remote has a camera button to start a recording but I found it only worked intermittently and there's no real way of telling if the camera is recording when in flight. The camera also records wavy footage when doing any maneuver but a hover. 2.) I was surprised by all that's included in the box, most of which was very useful. You'll get the following items: Drone, controller, 4 propeller guards, 4 replacement propellers w/ hardware and screwdriver, 2 landing feet, 2 batteries, a USB charging cable, a 4gb micro SD card, and a micro SD to USB adapter. Be sure to also have some batteries on hand since these aren't included in the box. All in all, this is a great drone within its beginner, budget category. To reiterate, I was pleasantly surprised by battery performance and ease of control, which overshadowed the drawbacks of its speed and build quality.;;December 26, 2017;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Great Bang-For-Your Buck Beginner Drone;;Nathan Hamilton;;;I am updating this review because holy stone customer service is great. This drones battery pack caught fire in my home. It happened and I want to be honest so others can make an informed purchase. However they have really tried to make things right and they have asked for detailed information so they can investigate what went wrong. Stuff happens...every product has a few duds.;;March 30, 2017;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;CAUGHT ON FIRE updated;;lindsey choyce

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Top Amazon Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By Tazman5150 - February 19, 2017
Decent, but great Customer Service
This is (was) my first drone. I didn't want to drop $1000 on a DJI until I knew how to fly. This little guy is a great drone. I will keep this short: I didn't test the camera or even use it. I just wanted to get a drone I could fly indoors and practice. The first thing I can say is READ THE MANUAL. There are things on the controller that are not obvious as far as operation (like trimming the forward/back/left/right). That said, this does fly well for a $100 drone. However one of the motors burned out after my 2nd day of use. So that was rude. Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards...my houseplants would also very much agree. Here's a list of pros and cons: PROS: 1 - Flies well and is very durable (I crashed it about 20 times) 2 - Great lights for night flying 3 - Looks cool 4 - Comes with 2 batteries (about 5 min. of flight each one) CONS: 1 - Motor burned out on day 2 2 - You have to screw in the prop guards which isnt obvious in the instruction manual 3 - Batteries are kind of a pain to swap out 4 - The light on the USB battery charger dont turn green when the battery is charged So overall I think this is a $49 drone, not a $100 drone. I am not a fan of having to contact support and wait for motors along with shipping and all that hassle. For $100 I thought the motors would at least last a few months...it's not like I was flying in wind or even outside. But it is a cool little drone, just not super well made. UPDATE: They sent out a replacement drone to me right away after reading my review on Amazon. That is unheard of these days!

4.0 out of 5 stars
By RayConcordNH - July 17, 2018
A Great First Drone
This is written with about 20 flights having been flown. This is my first drone. I suggest downloading the instruction manual from the Holy Stone website, it is slightly different from the one included in the box and is better at explaining some features. I started out frustrated that I could not get the drone to link with the remote. The instructions say to hold the throttle stick down, turn on the remote, and quickly move the throttle up and down. WRONG. simply turn on the remote, then move the throttle up then down. Works every time. The gyro does a good job keeping the drone level. but the trim adjustments don't work very well, if at all. Some people have complained about video quality, but I think the video is just fine. The headless flying feature works, but if you are like me and walk around when flying you will find it is better to learn to fly without this feature. The default mode is standard flying, not headless. The default "speed" is slow but "speed" is not really speed but responsiveness. It is very simple to increase the "speed" and you will want to do this if there is any wind. The return button seems to be useless. The build quality seemed flimsy at first, but a several crashes later it is still holding up. The best things about this drone are that parts are easily obtained on Amazon, and the Holy Stone customer service is really fast and really wants you to like their product. Just these two things alone make this the drone you want to buy.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Nathan Hamilton - December 26, 2017
Great Bang-For-Your Buck Beginner Drone
Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with Altitude Hold Function,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home, Color BlackThis is a great bang-for-your buck drone that's best suited for beginners on a budget who want more fun than what a mini drone offers. You do have the versatility of flying this drone indoors or outdoors. For beginner drones, I think three things are most important to review before buying: Battery life, crashability, and ease of control. Here's a rundown of how the F181C performs in each category, plus some of its drawbacks. Battery life: I got 8-10 minutes of flight time per battery charge cycle. I imagine you can get more if just hovering, but what fun is that? I was a little concerned before buying the drone that battery life would come in under the stated range, but was happy to learn that actual performance matches up well with the stated range. I live in Colorado and even tested it after a snowstorm in 20 degree fahrenheit weather. I kept the battery warm in my pocket while outside and loaded it into the drone when ready to fly, which may have helped to keep it flying as normal. With the two included batteries, you can expect 18-20 mins. of combined flight time. Crashability: Beginner drones are meant to be crashed and no doubt you'll likely do so many times if this is the first time flying a drone. Even though it costs roughly $100, I was never too worried about crashing the drone because I knew it would be safe. It comes with propeller guards that can cushion any crash, whether it's landing upside down or flying straight into a tree. I've crashed it about 10 times now and there are no issues or dings to speak of. The drone does also come with an extra set of propellers if you happen to break any. Ease of control: I think this is where this drone shines the most. I've flown many other beginner priced drones and they're all a bit more sensitive to user controls than this model. While some may prefer the extra sensitivity, it can lead to more crashes and less sensitivity makes learning to fly a drone easier. The main reason why this drone is easy to fly is because the controller joysticks all have feedback i.e. there's resistance when pushing a joystick and it lightly returns to center after releasing. Controllers without this feature are more difficult to control and the correcting movements tend to move the drone crazily about. It's kind of like playing a car racing video game and you turn too hard one direction and then over correct, only to go further off the intended path in the other direction. Drawbacks: 1.) Speed -- Some similarly priced drones are speedier. You'll find it hard to fly this drone if there's more than a slight breeze. In slightly windy weather, you'll have the forward control fully juiced but will be stuck in place, or even be blown backwards. 2.) Build quality -- Admittedly, the build quality matches similarly priced drones. But one can hope for better build quality at every price point. While not a deal killer, the drone is lightweight plastic and the propeller guards and landing feet don't always stick in place when carrying it around. They do during flight though. A few other things to know: No doubt this is one of the better drones I've found for under $100. But potential buyers should be aware of a few things when buying any drone at this price point. 1.) The photo and video capabilities are great to have, and it's a fun perspective when viewed a few hundred feet in the air, but the cameras on beginner drones aren't great, both in resolution and functionality. The remote has a camera button to start a recording but I found it only worked intermittently and there's no real way of telling if the camera is recording when in flight. The camera also records wavy footage when doing any maneuver but a hover. 2.) I was surprised by all that's included in the box, most of which was very useful. You'll get the following items: Drone, controller, 4 propeller guards, 4 replacement propellers w/ hardware and screwdriver, 2 landing feet, 2 batteries, a USB charging cable, a 4gb micro SD card, and a micro SD to USB adapter. Be sure to also have some batteries on hand since these aren't included in the box. All in all, this is a great drone within its beginner, budget category. To reiterate, I was pleasantly surprised by battery performance and ease of control, which overshadowed the drawbacks of its speed and build quality.

3.0 out of 5 stars
By lindsey choyce - March 30, 2017
CAUGHT ON FIRE updated
I am updating this review because holy stone customer service is great. This drones battery pack caught fire in my home. It happened and I want to be honest so others can make an informed purchase. However they have really tried to make things right and they have asked for detailed information so they can investigate what went wrong. Stuff happens...every product has a few duds.

Recent Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By Tazman5150 - February 19, 2017
Decent, but great Customer Service
This is (was) my first drone. I didn't want to drop $1000 on a DJI until I knew how to fly. This little guy is a great drone. I will keep this short: I didn't test the camera or even use it. I just wanted to get a drone I could fly indoors and practice. The first thing I can say is READ THE MANUAL. There are things on the controller that are not obvious as far as operation (like trimming the forward/back/left/right). That said, this does fly well for a $100 drone. However one of the motors burned out after my 2nd day of use. So that was rude. Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards...my houseplants would also very much agree. Here's a list of pros and cons: PROS: 1 - Flies well and is very durable (I crashed it about 20 times) 2 - Great lights for night flying 3 - Looks cool 4 - Comes with 2 batteries (about 5 min. of flight each one) CONS: 1 - Motor burned out on day 2 2 - You have to screw in the prop guards which isnt obvious in the instruction manual 3 - Batteries are kind of a pain to swap out 4 - The light on the USB battery charger dont turn green when the battery is charged So overall I think this is a $49 drone, not a $100 drone. I am not a fan of having to contact support and wait for motors along with shipping and all that hassle. For $100 I thought the motors would at least last a few months...it's not like I was flying in wind or even outside. But it is a cool little drone, just not super well made. UPDATE: They sent out a replacement drone to me right away after reading my review on Amazon. That is unheard of these days!

4.0 out of 5 stars
By RayConcordNH - July 17, 2018
A Great First Drone
This is written with about 20 flights having been flown. This is my first drone. I suggest downloading the instruction manual from the Holy Stone website, it is slightly different from the one included in the box and is better at explaining some features. I started out frustrated that I could not get the drone to link with the remote. The instructions say to hold the throttle stick down, turn on the remote, and quickly move the throttle up and down. WRONG. simply turn on the remote, then move the throttle up then down. Works every time. The gyro does a good job keeping the drone level. but the trim adjustments don't work very well, if at all. Some people have complained about video quality, but I think the video is just fine. The headless flying feature works, but if you are like me and walk around when flying you will find it is better to learn to fly without this feature. The default mode is standard flying, not headless. The default "speed" is slow but "speed" is not really speed but responsiveness. It is very simple to increase the "speed" and you will want to do this if there is any wind. The return button seems to be useless. The build quality seemed flimsy at first, but a several crashes later it is still holding up. The best things about this drone are that parts are easily obtained on Amazon, and the Holy Stone customer service is really fast and really wants you to like their product. Just these two things alone make this the drone you want to buy.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Nathan Hamilton - December 26, 2017
Great Bang-For-Your Buck Beginner Drone
Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with Altitude Hold Function,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home, Color BlackThis is a great bang-for-your buck drone that's best suited for beginners on a budget who want more fun than what a mini drone offers. You do have the versatility of flying this drone indoors or outdoors. For beginner drones, I think three things are most important to review before buying: Battery life, crashability, and ease of control. Here's a rundown of how the F181C performs in each category, plus some of its drawbacks. Battery life: I got 8-10 minutes of flight time per battery charge cycle. I imagine you can get more if just hovering, but what fun is that? I was a little concerned before buying the drone that battery life would come in under the stated range, but was happy to learn that actual performance matches up well with the stated range. I live in Colorado and even tested it after a snowstorm in 20 degree fahrenheit weather. I kept the battery warm in my pocket while outside and loaded it into the drone when ready to fly, which may have helped to keep it flying as normal. With the two included batteries, you can expect 18-20 mins. of combined flight time. Crashability: Beginner drones are meant to be crashed and no doubt you'll likely do so many times if this is the first time flying a drone. Even though it costs roughly $100, I was never too worried about crashing the drone because I knew it would be safe. It comes with propeller guards that can cushion any crash, whether it's landing upside down or flying straight into a tree. I've crashed it about 10 times now and there are no issues or dings to speak of. The drone does also come with an extra set of propellers if you happen to break any. Ease of control: I think this is where this drone shines the most. I've flown many other beginner priced drones and they're all a bit more sensitive to user controls than this model. While some may prefer the extra sensitivity, it can lead to more crashes and less sensitivity makes learning to fly a drone easier. The main reason why this drone is easy to fly is because the controller joysticks all have feedback i.e. there's resistance when pushing a joystick and it lightly returns to center after releasing. Controllers without this feature are more difficult to control and the correcting movements tend to move the drone crazily about. It's kind of like playing a car racing video game and you turn too hard one direction and then over correct, only to go further off the intended path in the other direction. Drawbacks: 1.) Speed -- Some similarly priced drones are speedier. You'll find it hard to fly this drone if there's more than a slight breeze. In slightly windy weather, you'll have the forward control fully juiced but will be stuck in place, or even be blown backwards. 2.) Build quality -- Admittedly, the build quality matches similarly priced drones. But one can hope for better build quality at every price point. While not a deal killer, the drone is lightweight plastic and the propeller guards and landing feet don't always stick in place when carrying it around. They do during flight though. A few other things to know: No doubt this is one of the better drones I've found for under $100. But potential buyers should be aware of a few things when buying any drone at this price point. 1.) The photo and video capabilities are great to have, and it's a fun perspective when viewed a few hundred feet in the air, but the cameras on beginner drones aren't great, both in resolution and functionality. The remote has a camera button to start a recording but I found it only worked intermittently and there's no real way of telling if the camera is recording when in flight. The camera also records wavy footage when doing any maneuver but a hover. 2.) I was surprised by all that's included in the box, most of which was very useful. You'll get the following items: Drone, controller, 4 propeller guards, 4 replacement propellers w/ hardware and screwdriver, 2 landing feet, 2 batteries, a USB charging cable, a 4gb micro SD card, and a micro SD to USB adapter. Be sure to also have some batteries on hand since these aren't included in the box. All in all, this is a great drone within its beginner, budget category. To reiterate, I was pleasantly surprised by battery performance and ease of control, which overshadowed the drawbacks of its speed and build quality.

3.0 out of 5 stars
By lindsey choyce - March 30, 2017
CAUGHT ON FIRE updated
I am updating this review because holy stone customer service is great. This drones battery pack caught fire in my home. It happened and I want to be honest so others can make an informed purchase. However they have really tried to make things right and they have asked for detailed information so they can investigate what went wrong. Stuff happens...every product has a few duds.