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UDI RC Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - U818A WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone Quadcopter, RC WiFi FPV Drone w/ Camera Live Video and VR Headset
UDI RC Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - U818A WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone Quadcopter, RC WiFi FPV Drone w/ Camera Live Video and VR Headset
UDI RC Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - U818A WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone Quadcopter, RC WiFi FPV Drone w/ Camera Live Video and VR Headset
UDI RC Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - U818A WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone Quadcopter, RC WiFi FPV Drone w/ Camera Live Video and VR Headset
UDI RC Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - U818A WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone Quadcopter, RC WiFi FPV Drone w/ Camera Live Video and VR Headset
UDI RC Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - U818A WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone Quadcopter, RC WiFi FPV Drone w/ Camera Live Video and VR Headset
UDI RC Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - U818A WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone Quadcopter, RC WiFi FPV Drone w/ Camera Live Video and VR Headset

UDI RC Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - U818A WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone Quadcopter, RC WiFi FPV Drone w/ Camera Live Video and VR Headset

UDI RC Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - U818A WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone Quadcopter, RC WiFi FPV Drone w/ Camera Live Video and VR Headset
UDI RC Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - U818A WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone Quadcopter, RC WiFi FPV Drone w/ Camera Live Video and VR Headset
UDI RC Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - U818A WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone Quadcopter, RC WiFi FPV Drone w/ Camera Live Video and VR Headset
UDI RC Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - U818A WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone Quadcopter, RC WiFi FPV Drone w/ Camera Live Video and VR Headset
UDI RC Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - U818A WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone Quadcopter, RC WiFi FPV Drone w/ Camera Live Video and VR Headset
UDI RC Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - U818A WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone Quadcopter, RC WiFi FPV Drone w/ Camera Live Video and VR Headset
UDI RC Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids - U818A WiFi FPV 720p HD Camera Drone Quadcopter, RC WiFi FPV Drone w/ Camera Live Video and VR Headset
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Features

  • GET IN THE PILOT'S SEAT w/ FIRST PERSON VIEW and VIRTUAL REALITY: Not all drones with a camera are built equally; Watch FPV live video feed with the built-in 2MP drone camera and included VR headset
  • EASY TO FLY DRONE FOR BEGINNERS and PROS: Altitude Hold and Headless Mode make these RC drones for kids and adults easy to control; Plus, added stability grabs crisp aerial photos, videos and selfies
  • HD CAMERA DRONE KIT WITH ALL THE BEST FEATURES: Perform tricks and 360 flips w/ the push of a button; extra remote control drone battery and power bank lets you fly longer; awesome stunt drone with LEDs
  • UPGRADE TO THE ULTIMATE DRONE WITH CAMERA FOR ADULTS AND KIDS: Control in the Flyingsee camera drone app; Trace your custom flight path on the screen and this drone with camera flies unassisted
  • ADULTS DRONE and KIDS DRONE with ASSURED QUALITY: Make this holiday season magical with Force1 top drones with camera live video; We’ll provide a full refund if you’re not tickled pink with our top drones for adults, kids and teens

Description

Get the U818A Discovery and experience Wi-Fi first-person view (FPV) flying in virtual reality. This high-flying exclusive is packed with easy-control features like Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, plus a VR headset – strap it on and soar! GRAVITY MODE: Use your mobile device to fly your drone by tilting your phone. “Know that dream where you’re flying? It’s not a dream anymore.” Jonah’s three favorite features: Trust Force1 as your U.S.-based drone authority – a family-owned fun factory in the Pacific Northwest. Use the 720p camera and capture pristine, HD aerial photos and videos from above. Sync your VR headset directly with the controller to really bring life to your flight! U.S.-DIRECTED CUSTOMER CARE. It all starts right here in Seattle. We’re in PST, but we’re ready to respond ASAP. 24-HOUR MONITORING. We’re basically just hanging out, waiting to hear from you. So, please don’t hesitate if you need help. 1-ON-1 COMMUNICATION. We sell robot stuff. We don’t employ robot stuff. Reach out and you’ll find a real beating heart at the other end of the line. WE TAKE FUN SERIOUSLY. Every Force1 product is tested in-house in our Seattle-area offices. And, we do not cut corners. WE WRITE THE MANUALS. We want you to have us much info as possible about your purchase, which is why we spend weeks perfecting our user manuals. WE STAND BY OUR PRODUCTS. And, we stand at the ready to make whatever improvements you think may result in an even better experience.


Product Dimensions 14.4 x 4 x 13.75 inches


Item Weight 5.4 ounces


ASIN B01KYLA1KI


Manufacturer recommended age 14 years and up


Best Sellers Rank #79,424 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games) #396 in Hobby RC Quadcopters & Multirotors


Customer Reviews 3.8 out of 5 stars 465 ratings 3.8 out of 5 stars


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Mfg Recommended age 14 year and up


Manufacturer UDI RC


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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.


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Returns

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

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Features

  • GET IN THE PILOT'S SEAT w/ FIRST PERSON VIEW and VIRTUAL REALITY: Not all drones with a camera are built equally; Watch FPV live video feed with the built-in 2MP drone camera and included VR headset
  • EASY TO FLY DRONE FOR BEGINNERS and PROS: Altitude Hold and Headless Mode make these RC drones for kids and adults easy to control; Plus, added stability grabs crisp aerial photos, videos and selfies
  • HD CAMERA DRONE KIT WITH ALL THE BEST FEATURES: Perform tricks and 360 flips w/ the push of a button; extra remote control drone battery and power bank lets you fly longer; awesome stunt drone with LEDs
  • UPGRADE TO THE ULTIMATE DRONE WITH CAMERA FOR ADULTS AND KIDS: Control in the Flyingsee camera drone app; Trace your custom flight path on the screen and this drone with camera flies unassisted
  • ADULTS DRONE and KIDS DRONE with ASSURED QUALITY: Make this holiday season magical with Force1 top drones with camera live video; We’ll provide a full refund if you’re not tickled pink with our top drones for adults, kids and teens

Description

Get the U818A Discovery and experience Wi-Fi first-person view (FPV) flying in virtual reality. This high-flying exclusive is packed with easy-control features like Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, plus a VR headset – strap it on and soar! GRAVITY MODE: Use your mobile device to fly your drone by tilting your phone. “Know that dream where you’re flying? It’s not a dream anymore.” Jonah’s three favorite features: Trust Force1 as your U.S.-based drone authority – a family-owned fun factory in the Pacific Northwest. Use the 720p camera and capture pristine, HD aerial photos and videos from above. Sync your VR headset directly with the controller to really bring life to your flight! U.S.-DIRECTED CUSTOMER CARE. It all starts right here in Seattle. We’re in PST, but we’re ready to respond ASAP. 24-HOUR MONITORING. We’re basically just hanging out, waiting to hear from you. So, please don’t hesitate if you need help. 1-ON-1 COMMUNICATION. We sell robot stuff. We don’t employ robot stuff. Reach out and you’ll find a real beating heart at the other end of the line. WE TAKE FUN SERIOUSLY. Every Force1 product is tested in-house in our Seattle-area offices. And, we do not cut corners. WE WRITE THE MANUALS. We want you to have us much info as possible about your purchase, which is why we spend weeks perfecting our user manuals. WE STAND BY OUR PRODUCTS. And, we stand at the ready to make whatever improvements you think may result in an even better experience.


Product Dimensions 14.4 x 4 x 13.75 inches


Item Weight 5.4 ounces


ASIN B01KYLA1KI


Manufacturer recommended age 14 years and up


Best Sellers Rank #79,424 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games) #396 in Hobby RC Quadcopters & Multirotors


Customer Reviews 3.8 out of 5 stars 465 ratings 3.8 out of 5 stars


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Mfg Recommended age 14 year and up


Manufacturer UDI RC


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

  • GET IN THE PILOT'S SEAT w/ FIRST PERSON VIEW and VIRTUAL REALITY: Not all drones with a camera are built equally; Watch FPV live video feed with the built-in 2MP drone camera and included VR headset
  • EASY TO FLY DRONE FOR BEGINNERS and PROS: Altitude Hold and Headless Mode make these RC drones for kids and adults easy to control; Plus, added stability grabs crisp aerial photos, videos and selfies
  • HD CAMERA DRONE KIT WITH ALL THE BEST FEATURES: Perform tricks and 360 flips w/ the push of a button; extra remote control drone battery and power bank lets you fly longer; awesome stunt drone with LEDs
  • UPGRADE TO THE ULTIMATE DRONE WITH CAMERA FOR ADULTS AND KIDS: Control in the Flyingsee camera drone app; Trace your custom flight path on the screen and this drone with camera flies unassisted
  • ADULTS DRONE and KIDS DRONE with ASSURED QUALITY: Make this holiday season magical with Force1 top drones with camera live video; We’ll provide a full refund if you’re not tickled pink with our top drones for adults, kids and teens

Description

Get the U818A Discovery and experience Wi-Fi first-person view (FPV) flying in virtual reality. This high-flying exclusive is packed with easy-control features like Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, plus a VR headset – strap it on and soar! GRAVITY MODE: Use your mobile device to fly your drone by tilting your phone. “Know that dream where you’re flying? It’s not a dream anymore.” Jonah’s three favorite features: Trust Force1 as your U.S.-based drone authority – a family-owned fun factory in the Pacific Northwest. Use the 720p camera and capture pristine, HD aerial photos and videos from above. Sync your VR headset directly with the controller to really bring life to your flight! U.S.-DIRECTED CUSTOMER CARE. It all starts right here in Seattle. We’re in PST, but we’re ready to respond ASAP. 24-HOUR MONITORING. We’re basically just hanging out, waiting to hear from you. So, please don’t hesitate if you need help. 1-ON-1 COMMUNICATION. We sell robot stuff. We don’t employ robot stuff. Reach out and you’ll find a real beating heart at the other end of the line. WE TAKE FUN SERIOUSLY. Every Force1 product is tested in-house in our Seattle-area offices. And, we do not cut corners. WE WRITE THE MANUALS. We want you to have us much info as possible about your purchase, which is why we spend weeks perfecting our user manuals. WE STAND BY OUR PRODUCTS. And, we stand at the ready to make whatever improvements you think may result in an even better experience.


Product Dimensions 14.4 x 4 x 13.75 inches


Item Weight 5.4 ounces


ASIN B01KYLA1KI


Manufacturer recommended age 14 years and up


Best Sellers Rank #79,424 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games) #396 in Hobby RC Quadcopters & Multirotors


Customer Reviews 3.8 out of 5 stars 465 ratings 3.8 out of 5 stars


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Mfg Recommended age 14 year and up


Manufacturer UDI RC


abunda_amazon_reviews TL;DR - The U818A has lots of pros and a couple of cons, but no deal breakers. It's lightweight and sturdy enough to survive crashes. It's a great quadcopter for someone just getting into the hobby with little or no flight experience, but it's also a fun flyer for someone like me who's been flying longer, too. I've been flying quadcopters for about a year now, and I've gotten pretty good at it. I am more into flying sport quads and racers than camera quads or anything with altitude hold. I probably never would have bought a quadcopter like the U818A, but I won one in a contest on a Facebook group so I was interested in testing it out to see what this quad is all about. Build quality and design are both good and what you'd expect to see in a quadcopter in this price range. It's surprisingly light considering how tough and crash-worthy this thing has turned out to be. I wanted to see how tough the body is so I smacked into the house, the ground, a fence and a few trees. It suffered no damage to the body or the well protected props. It comes with 2 700mAh batteries (one is stored in the remote control battery bay) that keep the U818A in the air for 8-10 minutes. I have to say I am not a fan of the way UDI designed the batteries. They used 2 350mAh batteries wrapped together and wired in parallel to come up with the 700mAh rating. The batteries and the U818A have a wonky 4 pin battery connector so you will be forced to use UDI's batteries if you want extras. That also means I can't charge them on my hobby grade charger. The odd battery connector is something that can be simply fixed with a soldering iron, but even still...Boo! Thumbs down on proprietary batteries, UDI! So how does it fly? Amazingly well and very stably as long as there is little wind. I rarely get windless days living on the Massachusetts coast. The U818A is designed to fly on calmer days. The 10 mile an hour offshore breeze I often have here made it a challenge to keep the U818A were I wanted it to stay. It has an adjustable low rate and a high rate and even in high rate the quad was unhappy with my offshore breeze. That big plastic body the U818A has is great at keeping your props safe from crashes, but it also acts as a sail in the wind. It'll fly in the wind, but the less wind the better. On the couple of windless days I was able to fly on, the U818A did everything UDI says it can do. I press the take off/land button and the quad popped up to about 4 feet in the air and sat there waiting for my input. I raised it up to 10 feet and let go of the throttle and the U818A just hung there at that altitude patiently. The quad stayed at whatever altitude I put it even when I gave it pitch or roll and fley it around. Hmm, now I understand why camera quad guys like altitude hold. It makes for a very stable and smooth flyer. If you are a total noob to flying then altitude hold will help you get and keep the quad in the air while you are figuring out how to make it fly it around. When I pressed the land button again,l the quad slowly landed and turned off the motors. If you press and hold the take off/land button when the quad is in the air, the motors stop immediately and the quad falls to earth. That's a good safety function if your quad is about to fly away on you and you just want it to drop. Headless mode also works and it is another good feature for a new flyer to help stay in the air. I am impressed with these features because on so many quads in the price range these feature do not work well or at all. UDI included them and got them all to work right, too. Kudos, UDI! The U818A comes with a removable camera that will record to an SD card (though you have to use an app on your smartphone to turn the camera recording on/off) and also transmit video via WIFI back to your smart phone. The idea is that this will allow you to fly FPV. Unfortunately, it doesn't work all that well for flying FPV because there is some lag between the camera transmitting the video and you seeing it, so while the cam works great for seeing where you are or lining up your video shot for recording, it's not really that awesome for FPV flying. When will these manufacturers figure out that 2.4GHz WIFI is useless for FPV flying? As far as video quality is concerned, you can watch my short review video and judge for yourself. At the end of the day this is a fun quadcopter to fly that is packed with some advanced features that actually work. I plan to use this as a trainer for friends who've never flown a drone but want to give it a try. The alt hold will be great for noobs who want a less frustrating first attempt at flying. Your mom could fly the U818A and I think that is one of the quad's strongest points. The fact that it's easy for someone with little flight time to get this into the air and fly it around. More fun, less frustration :);;Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 2016;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;A very smooth and stable flyer.;;Terrapin88;;;I bought this drone back when it was a best seller prior to Christmas, experienced a fly away right after Christmas, then noticed there were tons of fly away issues with one star ratings posted on Amazon immediately after Christmas, so I didn't feel quite the idiot I did as we watched ours fly over a large field, over a subdivision, never to be seen again. Then why the 5 star rating, you ask? Well, before posting a review, I contacted the vendor, USA Toyz, to see what they were doing about all of the negative reviews regarding fly aways and I will tell you my experience with them has been first rate and have since received a replacement drone kit. Yes, they took responsibility for the fly away and are in communication with the manufacturer in an attempt to figure out if there is an issue with the drone or whether it was all user error. With it happening in such a large scale, it is their guess it may be something in the middle. So for those of you who have one or are nonetheless considering this particular one, here's my take. The drone has some excellent features for beginners, specifically (1) One Button Takeoff which is hitting one button that will lift the drone then hover at 4 feet and (2) Emergency Shutdown which speaks for itself - IF YOU HOLD IT FOR 1 SECOND. I emphasize the previous text to point out that it is imperative a new user spend some time familiarizing themselves with all of the functions on the transmitter prior to taking your first flight. Yes, that screams common sense (duh) but with the takeoff being so simple with the One Button Takeoff, I believe there may be a tendency for some to just wing it at first without knowing all the details of control. For instance, it should be noted that the transmitter beeps for BOTH an Out of Range alarm AND a Low Battery Alarm and I cannot confirm this yet but I believe they sound the same. If that is the case, one could be getting an Out of Range alarm, mistake it for a Low Battery Alarm, not panic thinking it is about to die and fall from the sky anyway, then watch it fly off into the sunset never to be seen again even though it was trying to tell you "my battery is fine but I'm getting out of range." The User Manual is not clear as to how long of an Out of Range warning you get before its actually goes rogue on you, but the reference to it in the user manual clearly states that when the the transmitter beeps an Out of Range Alarm, "if ignored, the drone may lose control and fly away." And I am here to tell you it will do exactly that. So having said all of that, I cannot necessarily fault the drone with a poor rating as it flies quite well, albeit with or without user interface, but would like to suggest to the manufacturer to modify transmitter communication when its approaching an Out of Range warning, plus perhaps program it to just land itself as soon as it loses communication. With the popularity of this drone and drones in general, a loss of communication is inevitable in large numbers for newbies.;;Reviewed in the United States on January 10, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Drone going rogue but a good rating?;;Hammondman;;;Absolutely outstanding value for the money. This is a great "trainer" that will still accomplish a lot of things. The camera works extremely well and provides a great view in flight. The controls definitely take some learning but the drone is very forgiving. Just plan to spend lots of time in a large open field before getting too bold. A lot of friends have lost their Christmas presents out in the woods and up in the trees! The company is very customer-service oriented as well. I had a problem probably caused by "user error" but they promptly assisted me and had me back in the air.;;Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;First Rate Product and Customer Service;;Soaring Eagle

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Top Amazon Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By Terrapin88 - Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 2016
A very smooth and stable flyer.
TL;DR - The U818A has lots of pros and a couple of cons, but no deal breakers. It's lightweight and sturdy enough to survive crashes. It's a great quadcopter for someone just getting into the hobby with little or no flight experience, but it's also a fun flyer for someone like me who's been flying longer, too. I've been flying quadcopters for about a year now, and I've gotten pretty good at it. I am more into flying sport quads and racers than camera quads or anything with altitude hold. I probably never would have bought a quadcopter like the U818A, but I won one in a contest on a Facebook group so I was interested in testing it out to see what this quad is all about. Build quality and design are both good and what you'd expect to see in a quadcopter in this price range. It's surprisingly light considering how tough and crash-worthy this thing has turned out to be. I wanted to see how tough the body is so I smacked into the house, the ground, a fence and a few trees. It suffered no damage to the body or the well protected props. It comes with 2 700mAh batteries (one is stored in the remote control battery bay) that keep the U818A in the air for 8-10 minutes. I have to say I am not a fan of the way UDI designed the batteries. They used 2 350mAh batteries wrapped together and wired in parallel to come up with the 700mAh rating. The batteries and the U818A have a wonky 4 pin battery connector so you will be forced to use UDI's batteries if you want extras. That also means I can't charge them on my hobby grade charger. The odd battery connector is something that can be simply fixed with a soldering iron, but even still...Boo! Thumbs down on proprietary batteries, UDI! So how does it fly? Amazingly well and very stably as long as there is little wind. I rarely get windless days living on the Massachusetts coast. The U818A is designed to fly on calmer days. The 10 mile an hour offshore breeze I often have here made it a challenge to keep the U818A were I wanted it to stay. It has an adjustable low rate and a high rate and even in high rate the quad was unhappy with my offshore breeze. That big plastic body the U818A has is great at keeping your props safe from crashes, but it also acts as a sail in the wind. It'll fly in the wind, but the less wind the better. On the couple of windless days I was able to fly on, the U818A did everything UDI says it can do. I press the take off/land button and the quad popped up to about 4 feet in the air and sat there waiting for my input. I raised it up to 10 feet and let go of the throttle and the U818A just hung there at that altitude patiently. The quad stayed at whatever altitude I put it even when I gave it pitch or roll and fley it around. Hmm, now I understand why camera quad guys like altitude hold. It makes for a very stable and smooth flyer. If you are a total noob to flying then altitude hold will help you get and keep the quad in the air while you are figuring out how to make it fly it around. When I pressed the land button again,l the quad slowly landed and turned off the motors. If you press and hold the take off/land button when the quad is in the air, the motors stop immediately and the quad falls to earth. That's a good safety function if your quad is about to fly away on you and you just want it to drop. Headless mode also works and it is another good feature for a new flyer to help stay in the air. I am impressed with these features because on so many quads in the price range these feature do not work well or at all. UDI included them and got them all to work right, too. Kudos, UDI! The U818A comes with a removable camera that will record to an SD card (though you have to use an app on your smartphone to turn the camera recording on/off) and also transmit video via WIFI back to your smart phone. The idea is that this will allow you to fly FPV. Unfortunately, it doesn't work all that well for flying FPV because there is some lag between the camera transmitting the video and you seeing it, so while the cam works great for seeing where you are or lining up your video shot for recording, it's not really that awesome for FPV flying. When will these manufacturers figure out that 2.4GHz WIFI is useless for FPV flying? As far as video quality is concerned, you can watch my short review video and judge for yourself. At the end of the day this is a fun quadcopter to fly that is packed with some advanced features that actually work. I plan to use this as a trainer for friends who've never flown a drone but want to give it a try. The alt hold will be great for noobs who want a less frustrating first attempt at flying. Your mom could fly the U818A and I think that is one of the quad's strongest points. The fact that it's easy for someone with little flight time to get this into the air and fly it around. More fun, less frustration :)

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Hammondman - Reviewed in the United States on January 10, 2017
Drone going rogue but a good rating?
I bought this drone back when it was a best seller prior to Christmas, experienced a fly away right after Christmas, then noticed there were tons of fly away issues with one star ratings posted on Amazon immediately after Christmas, so I didn't feel quite the idiot I did as we watched ours fly over a large field, over a subdivision, never to be seen again. Then why the 5 star rating, you ask? Well, before posting a review, I contacted the vendor, USA Toyz, to see what they were doing about all of the negative reviews regarding fly aways and I will tell you my experience with them has been first rate and have since received a replacement drone kit. Yes, they took responsibility for the fly away and are in communication with the manufacturer in an attempt to figure out if there is an issue with the drone or whether it was all user error. With it happening in such a large scale, it is their guess it may be something in the middle. So for those of you who have one or are nonetheless considering this particular one, here's my take. The drone has some excellent features for beginners, specifically (1) One Button Takeoff which is hitting one button that will lift the drone then hover at 4 feet and (2) Emergency Shutdown which speaks for itself - IF YOU HOLD IT FOR 1 SECOND. I emphasize the previous text to point out that it is imperative a new user spend some time familiarizing themselves with all of the functions on the transmitter prior to taking your first flight. Yes, that screams common sense (duh) but with the takeoff being so simple with the One Button Takeoff, I believe there may be a tendency for some to just wing it at first without knowing all the details of control. For instance, it should be noted that the transmitter beeps for BOTH an Out of Range alarm AND a Low Battery Alarm and I cannot confirm this yet but I believe they sound the same. If that is the case, one could be getting an Out of Range alarm, mistake it for a Low Battery Alarm, not panic thinking it is about to die and fall from the sky anyway, then watch it fly off into the sunset never to be seen again even though it was trying to tell you "my battery is fine but I'm getting out of range." The User Manual is not clear as to how long of an Out of Range warning you get before its actually goes rogue on you, but the reference to it in the user manual clearly states that when the the transmitter beeps an Out of Range Alarm, "if ignored, the drone may lose control and fly away." And I am here to tell you it will do exactly that. So having said all of that, I cannot necessarily fault the drone with a poor rating as it flies quite well, albeit with or without user interface, but would like to suggest to the manufacturer to modify transmitter communication when its approaching an Out of Range warning, plus perhaps program it to just land itself as soon as it loses communication. With the popularity of this drone and drones in general, a loss of communication is inevitable in large numbers for newbies.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Soaring Eagle - Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2017
First Rate Product and Customer Service
Absolutely outstanding value for the money. This is a great "trainer" that will still accomplish a lot of things. The camera works extremely well and provides a great view in flight. The controls definitely take some learning but the drone is very forgiving. Just plan to spend lots of time in a large open field before getting too bold. A lot of friends have lost their Christmas presents out in the woods and up in the trees! The company is very customer-service oriented as well. I had a problem probably caused by "user error" but they promptly assisted me and had me back in the air.

Recent Reviews


4.0 out of 5 stars
By Terrapin88 - Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 2016
A very smooth and stable flyer.
TL;DR - The U818A has lots of pros and a couple of cons, but no deal breakers. It's lightweight and sturdy enough to survive crashes. It's a great quadcopter for someone just getting into the hobby with little or no flight experience, but it's also a fun flyer for someone like me who's been flying longer, too. I've been flying quadcopters for about a year now, and I've gotten pretty good at it. I am more into flying sport quads and racers than camera quads or anything with altitude hold. I probably never would have bought a quadcopter like the U818A, but I won one in a contest on a Facebook group so I was interested in testing it out to see what this quad is all about. Build quality and design are both good and what you'd expect to see in a quadcopter in this price range. It's surprisingly light considering how tough and crash-worthy this thing has turned out to be. I wanted to see how tough the body is so I smacked into the house, the ground, a fence and a few trees. It suffered no damage to the body or the well protected props. It comes with 2 700mAh batteries (one is stored in the remote control battery bay) that keep the U818A in the air for 8-10 minutes. I have to say I am not a fan of the way UDI designed the batteries. They used 2 350mAh batteries wrapped together and wired in parallel to come up with the 700mAh rating. The batteries and the U818A have a wonky 4 pin battery connector so you will be forced to use UDI's batteries if you want extras. That also means I can't charge them on my hobby grade charger. The odd battery connector is something that can be simply fixed with a soldering iron, but even still...Boo! Thumbs down on proprietary batteries, UDI! So how does it fly? Amazingly well and very stably as long as there is little wind. I rarely get windless days living on the Massachusetts coast. The U818A is designed to fly on calmer days. The 10 mile an hour offshore breeze I often have here made it a challenge to keep the U818A were I wanted it to stay. It has an adjustable low rate and a high rate and even in high rate the quad was unhappy with my offshore breeze. That big plastic body the U818A has is great at keeping your props safe from crashes, but it also acts as a sail in the wind. It'll fly in the wind, but the less wind the better. On the couple of windless days I was able to fly on, the U818A did everything UDI says it can do. I press the take off/land button and the quad popped up to about 4 feet in the air and sat there waiting for my input. I raised it up to 10 feet and let go of the throttle and the U818A just hung there at that altitude patiently. The quad stayed at whatever altitude I put it even when I gave it pitch or roll and fley it around. Hmm, now I understand why camera quad guys like altitude hold. It makes for a very stable and smooth flyer. If you are a total noob to flying then altitude hold will help you get and keep the quad in the air while you are figuring out how to make it fly it around. When I pressed the land button again,l the quad slowly landed and turned off the motors. If you press and hold the take off/land button when the quad is in the air, the motors stop immediately and the quad falls to earth. That's a good safety function if your quad is about to fly away on you and you just want it to drop. Headless mode also works and it is another good feature for a new flyer to help stay in the air. I am impressed with these features because on so many quads in the price range these feature do not work well or at all. UDI included them and got them all to work right, too. Kudos, UDI! The U818A comes with a removable camera that will record to an SD card (though you have to use an app on your smartphone to turn the camera recording on/off) and also transmit video via WIFI back to your smart phone. The idea is that this will allow you to fly FPV. Unfortunately, it doesn't work all that well for flying FPV because there is some lag between the camera transmitting the video and you seeing it, so while the cam works great for seeing where you are or lining up your video shot for recording, it's not really that awesome for FPV flying. When will these manufacturers figure out that 2.4GHz WIFI is useless for FPV flying? As far as video quality is concerned, you can watch my short review video and judge for yourself. At the end of the day this is a fun quadcopter to fly that is packed with some advanced features that actually work. I plan to use this as a trainer for friends who've never flown a drone but want to give it a try. The alt hold will be great for noobs who want a less frustrating first attempt at flying. Your mom could fly the U818A and I think that is one of the quad's strongest points. The fact that it's easy for someone with little flight time to get this into the air and fly it around. More fun, less frustration :)

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Hammondman - Reviewed in the United States on January 10, 2017
Drone going rogue but a good rating?
I bought this drone back when it was a best seller prior to Christmas, experienced a fly away right after Christmas, then noticed there were tons of fly away issues with one star ratings posted on Amazon immediately after Christmas, so I didn't feel quite the idiot I did as we watched ours fly over a large field, over a subdivision, never to be seen again. Then why the 5 star rating, you ask? Well, before posting a review, I contacted the vendor, USA Toyz, to see what they were doing about all of the negative reviews regarding fly aways and I will tell you my experience with them has been first rate and have since received a replacement drone kit. Yes, they took responsibility for the fly away and are in communication with the manufacturer in an attempt to figure out if there is an issue with the drone or whether it was all user error. With it happening in such a large scale, it is their guess it may be something in the middle. So for those of you who have one or are nonetheless considering this particular one, here's my take. The drone has some excellent features for beginners, specifically (1) One Button Takeoff which is hitting one button that will lift the drone then hover at 4 feet and (2) Emergency Shutdown which speaks for itself - IF YOU HOLD IT FOR 1 SECOND. I emphasize the previous text to point out that it is imperative a new user spend some time familiarizing themselves with all of the functions on the transmitter prior to taking your first flight. Yes, that screams common sense (duh) but with the takeoff being so simple with the One Button Takeoff, I believe there may be a tendency for some to just wing it at first without knowing all the details of control. For instance, it should be noted that the transmitter beeps for BOTH an Out of Range alarm AND a Low Battery Alarm and I cannot confirm this yet but I believe they sound the same. If that is the case, one could be getting an Out of Range alarm, mistake it for a Low Battery Alarm, not panic thinking it is about to die and fall from the sky anyway, then watch it fly off into the sunset never to be seen again even though it was trying to tell you "my battery is fine but I'm getting out of range." The User Manual is not clear as to how long of an Out of Range warning you get before its actually goes rogue on you, but the reference to it in the user manual clearly states that when the the transmitter beeps an Out of Range Alarm, "if ignored, the drone may lose control and fly away." And I am here to tell you it will do exactly that. So having said all of that, I cannot necessarily fault the drone with a poor rating as it flies quite well, albeit with or without user interface, but would like to suggest to the manufacturer to modify transmitter communication when its approaching an Out of Range warning, plus perhaps program it to just land itself as soon as it loses communication. With the popularity of this drone and drones in general, a loss of communication is inevitable in large numbers for newbies.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Soaring Eagle - Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2017
First Rate Product and Customer Service
Absolutely outstanding value for the money. This is a great "trainer" that will still accomplish a lot of things. The camera works extremely well and provides a great view in flight. The controls definitely take some learning but the drone is very forgiving. Just plan to spend lots of time in a large open field before getting too bold. A lot of friends have lost their Christmas presents out in the woods and up in the trees! The company is very customer-service oriented as well. I had a problem probably caused by "user error" but they promptly assisted me and had me back in the air.