Inside the box
Inside you will find the Phantom quad, transmitter, battery, a spare set of props, usb charger and instruction manual.
The lack of soft feet is a bit odd as there are spaces in each leg that you would expect to have some rubber feet stuck in.
Lighting consists of 2 red LED eyes which are not very visible.
(this is after being filed btw, but you can see the remains of the blocks on both the top and bottom)
Binding is achieved by 1st powering on the tx then the quad and after a few seconds the tx will beep to signal it is bound, after that you move the throttle to full and back down to arm and you are ready to fly.
The LCD displays trim settings, selected mode and the numbers in the middle show the throttle percentage.
Top left shoulder button changes modes and top right is the dedicated flip button which you press & hold and use the cyclic to flip.
Modes are EASY / PRO / 3D and it always starts up in Easy mode
EASY - Very slow and barely reacts to stick movement, your not going to be in this mode for long.
PRO - Much better than easy with the yaw rate and ELE/AIL less restricted. Good for learning on indoors and flyable outside if little to no wind.
3D - Perfect for outdoor flying, faster yaw rate is now available as are full stick rates.
With it bound and armed you put the quad on a level surface and press and hold the yaw trim to the right and elevator trim up, after a few seconds the tx will beep and the LEDs will stop flashing and the left LED (as viewed from front) will be on.
A few seconds later they will both start flashing again and calibration is complete.
Battery & Charger
Battery is a 300Mah with protection circuit
Charger is the standard one that you get with the Hubsan and many others and like most of those this also overcharges. This one consistently charging to 4.23v so not great but I've seen worse.
-Stock battery - 6 Minutes
Without battery 34.26g
Weight with stock battery 43.98g
- Battery weight 9.62g
- compared to blue wrapper 380mah 10.03g
- Battery plug is standard micro losi type
- Charging time Minutes (computer usb port)
- Dimensions 33x20x7mm (approx)
How does it Fly?
Despite the tx looking a bit cheap I actually found it rather easy and nice to fly with it, Yaw rate is slow in pro mode but much quicker in 3D mode although it does have this weird tendency to over yaw slightly, so you stop yawing and it kind of drifts round a bit more, the transition from slow to fast yaw is a bit sudden as well.
Good yaw rate
Different style to Hubsan and WLtoys etc
Usable stock tx with good flipping implementation